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Old 12-30-2011, 08:55 PM
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SIGN ME UP!!

Here's my two spitfires...both are from Brian Taylor plans....saito 180 +20 pounds each+fully fiberglassed.......great flying airplanes!!!.......Will have in the near future a Spitfire mk12 clipped wing from Dave Platt..it's on the working bench ...

thanks!
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:08 PM
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SIGN ME UP!!

Here's my two spitfires...both are from Brian Taylor plans....saito 180 +20 pounds each+fully fiberglassed.......great flying airplanes!!!.......Will have in the near future a Spitfire mk12 clipped wing from Dave Platt..it's on the working bench ...

thanks!
Stephan the Mk I looks absolutely gorgeous, please show a couple more pictures.
Fun fly your 1/4 scale at 35 Lbs must be a joy to fly. It's not too light is it?

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Old 12-30-2011, 09:26 PM
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thanks Brad!

Both spits have a wingspan of 83''span// scale is 1/5.3....they were built more than 10 years ago and still flying...they must have a hundred plus flights logged!!....With the Saito180 with an APC 18X8 ...honestly it's a perfect combo...very fast and agile!!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:35 PM
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just for for you brad!!....

your spit looks superb too....the buble canopy is nice...good job!!
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:50 AM
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Thanks Stephan, I think you have really captured that early Spitfire 'look'.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:10 AM
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Nothing like a B.Taylor SPit, my first was a Mk XIX and I was hooked, then a 83'' Mk VII conversion. Great flying airplane..
JG
I am so not trying to hijack this thread but I must say Jose that you really have it going on with that Spitfire,,, and you get to sell them as well !!!
Cant wait to get mine.
Happy new year to everyone, this is my last post for 2011.

Cheers, (hic,,,,)

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:37 AM
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Brad,

If you think you're impressed now, just wait until you receive your kit! Did you also get the cockpit kit? It's a Chad V production, and its well worth it!

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Old 12-31-2011, 12:40 PM
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Count me In!!   I flew the Spit today, She is AWESOME!!!! 
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:11 PM
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If all goes well, I will get my 12 foot Spit re-engined with the ZDZ210J inline and get her in the air next spring

Jeff
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:36 PM
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Hey Jeff,
I hope you post a video of her flying!!! I would love to see it!! Thanks for sharing the pictures!!
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If all goes well, I will get my 12 foot Spit re-engined with the ZDZ210J inline and get her in the air next spring

Jeff
what??? Only 12'??? LOL

jeesh!

we're gonna have to call you the "Grand Pooba" !!!

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Old 12-31-2011, 07:35 PM
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Happy New Year!
I plan to have my YA Spitfire ready for this spring!
If ok with you guys, I like to use some of your posted photos on my Spitfire site [link=http://spitfire9.com/]Spitfire9[/link], guys are always looking for information on Spitfire builds, engines used, weights, etc.

This summer I re-engined my Dynaflite Spitfire froms a US 35 to a DLE30, the extra power has made the Dyna Spit into a new airplane for me.

All the best in 2012, cheers - ken
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Brad,

If you think you're impressed now, just wait until you receive your kit! Did you also get the cockpit kit? It's a Chad V production, and its well worth it!

Casey
Yeah mate I have been in contact with Chad. He is going to give me a yell when he has some more kits and an updated price.

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Old 01-01-2012, 06:45 AM
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Super, I think his cockpit kit will really set it off! I believe he is working on some more pieces to add to the existing kit he offers...
Right now I'm keeping the Spit fuse out for some encouragement. I'm almost ready to mate the wings on the Fliteskin 109F, and its all easy finish work from there out.



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Old 01-01-2012, 07:20 AM
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Count me in. Here's my Yellow MKXIV Spitfire. DA-50, full cockpit, markings of Wg Cdr Colin Gray. It has been my show plane, flying since 2008.
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Very nice indeed! I love the jeep and ground crew!

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Spitfires are awesome....even the name is cool [8D]


Heres my Parkzone spit repainted and slightly modified.
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Hello Brotherhood;
I just did a search on how this plane got its name and checkout the answer in the link below!!
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_did_...ire_come_from#

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If anyone is going to the AMA Convention this weekend, I'll have my Spitfire on display. Stop by the San Fernando Valley Flyers boot and say Hi.

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There exists an old, black and white British film called "Spitfire" that was made in 1943. Starred David Niven, and I don't remember the other actors' name. Details what Mitchell went through to bring the design into existence. Quite good. Got mine at a swap meet years ago but it might be available through Amazon, or some DVD retailer.
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There is some very nice spitfire footage in this old movie too :

The First of the Few
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034734/

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ijTSenYJ-s[/youtube]
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Ohh.....that movie seems to be the one called Spitfire in the US
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Hi spitfire brothers.
Does anyone out there have a detailed set of spitfire drawings showing fuselage former detail for the bubble canopy spit. I want to know what mods to make to my early shape fuz to be able to model a late build MK XVI - or better still mod a Yellow aircraft fuz to create a MK XVIII. Anyone out there have a spitfire bubble canopy to suit either 1/6th scale {73" span} or to suit any other larger Spit kit or plan
Also, why is it so hard for kit manufactruers to get the botom of the wing center section right - the cheating dogs just make the thing flat.

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Another big issue on the bottom of the plane on the Top Flite kit, and I suspect others too, is the spacing of the gears. The gears on the TF are so far apart that the wheel wells are where the cannons are suppose to be. The flat wing is mostly done for ease of construction and manufacturing. The gears are set wide apart to improve model ground handling.
While I did not address the issue of the gears, I did try to give a little bit more shape to the underside on my build. More of a hint of the shape than actually reproducing it.

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