Mission accomplished 1.5 year of work on and off "et voila!".
Maiden flight was last Saturday, took off at about 300ft no lack of power even at 5280ft. Flew couple paterns, the engine was a bit to lean resulting in a dead stick gear up landing on the grass. Not much damage, just cosmetic that is now repaired. Next flight tomorrow!
CARF Spitfire, 102" WS, 42lbs, 3W85 XICS engine, Modified Bisson Pit muffler, Integrated engine cooling ducting from larger wing scoop, sealed carburetor intake from the smaller scoop, full detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, painted with Klass-Kote, painted graphics, no decals.
Next project Mike reeves 1/4 scale Spitfire, inline 110 3W, scheme will be a Mk IX bear hauler