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Old 04-30-2017, 08:56 AM
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:53 PM
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Eddie P, why r u 3 pointing? wheel land then pop the flaps up. as soon as the flaps go up the tail slams down. I have the h9 small spit, kmp hurri, flop tite Hollywood zero, Holman me109, cmp 109, pz 109, the pz is by far the hardest because no flaps. I too flew in planes along time ago and the problem is in a model I have no seat of my pants feed back. I assumed that my problem was not the plane but me over correcting, so I try to line the approach up directly into the wind, during the approach I stay off the rudder (using lift vectoring only to position the touchdown point). then I use short field procedure on every landing, once I have wt on wheels I kill the throttle them the flaps. the tail will slam down, I go right to up E to keep the tail down as she slows, and stay off the rudder and ride it out.

its uncanny how well they land when I don't interfere with the plane. when I use the rudder I blip it, quite often I caught myself holding till I see it in the plane, now realizing that is too late (no seat of the pants feed back).

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Old 05-01-2017, 04:36 PM
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I have the Phoenix Models Spitfire coming tomorrow, I just wanted one to get out and have fun with, looking forward to flying this one in a couple weeks, will be putting a OS 55 AX on it for power.
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:50 PM
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Anyone have thoughts on the Phoenix Spitfire 20-30cc? Haven't seen any build logs on it.
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Old 05-01-2017, 07:58 PM
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I know it has my attention, will be looking at one real soon, I already have an engine for it.
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:01 PM
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I got my 1/5 scale gas power Spitfire flying Monday and it was a real hand full .I was doing taxi test on Sunday and it wanted to nose over so I shim the gear for word as far as I can but it was Quit pitch sensitive and a hand full to land. After three tries I was able to grease her in what a hand full and she is still light on the tail when I taxi .
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Old 05-30-2017, 05:19 PM
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Pitch sensitive normally means "tail heavy". Re-check your CG just to make sure it isn't.
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Old 05-30-2017, 06:57 PM
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Pitch sensitivity could also be from having your throws set too high. If the CG is correct recheck your throws and possibly dial them down and add expo. I had a hangar 9 spit that behaved as you mentioned on the ground but flew fine after I reduced throws and added expo. Good luck!
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Old 05-31-2017, 06:19 AM
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The balance on the CG is good and I have 50% expo on the the throws .I will cut down on the throws before I fly it again.Thanks for the info
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:15 AM
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Gary,

Are you going to Sturgeon next month?
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:24 AM
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I think I found my future Spitfire project I now have plans canopy, cowling, and chin piece for the Brian Taylor Spitfire MK1A.
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Old 06-01-2017, 05:52 PM
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Yes I am planing to go to Sturgeon
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:17 PM
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What a bummer all loaded up to go to Sturgeon and we get 2 flat tires on my buddy)s Suburdan before we get out of town .So now I guess the next warbird fly in for me will be at the Sunchassers in Mo.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:23 PM
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Now that really sucks!
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:49 PM
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I didn't make Sturgeon either. I didn't like the heat/wind forecast. So instead I flew my other "warbird".

See you at the Sunchasers meet.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:44 PM
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Couple of pics of my old JMI 90 inch Mk12 Spitfire. JMI version is what CJM built their molds from.
G38 in the nose. Flies very well and is quite docile and forgiving.

Landings are delightful.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:23 AM
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Tower just posted a new Pheonix 95" spitfire.
TowerHobbies.com | Phoenix Model 1:4 3/4 Spitfire GP/EP ARF
I've put an order in for it as it looks pretty nice and also very 'cost effective'.
It comes with retracts and spinner:
I've always heard bad stuff about gear supplied gear and, looking at the manual, the spinner appears to be plastic.
This plane is very light for a 95" plane and hoping the gear is strong enough for it.
As for spinners, it may be difficult to find a matching aluminum one.
Need opinions on Phoenix models, gear and spinner.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:51 AM
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It is an attractive model. I'm sure the scale purists will find a lot of flaws, but for a sport plane, it looks pretty good!
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:24 AM
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At that price with the retracts included....a very nice deal! Just when I think I don't need another warbird they do this!
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:26 AM
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At that price with the retracts included....a very nice deal! Just when I think I don't need another warbird they do this!

Why is the model described as 1:4 3/4 scale?
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:14 PM
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Why is the model described as 1:4 3/4 scale?
AKA 1:4.75 or approximately 2.5 inches to the foot.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:48 AM
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I hope somebody does a build thread on it. I'm curious about the quality of the assembly.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:38 AM
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AKA 1:4.75 or approximately 2.5 inches to the foot.
Ah so...now I see.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:10 AM
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need help to identify this old spitfire that I pulled out from my storage ,got it about 10 -15 years ago , like to finish her up . wing span : 62 3/4 " wing span , fuse : tail to front ( without spinner ) 49 "
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It's a Dave Platt kit.
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