Hi, my name is Jack, I am New to the Brotherhood, I just wanted to make a comment regarding my Pica 1/5 scale Spitfire. This Spitfire has a lot of meaning to me since it was a gift to me, since i wanted to build it as perfect and as scale as possible it has been sitting glassed and unfinished for over 30 years waiting to someday make it perfect.
Well the time has come where i have started working on it again and it is almost ready for paint, it is fitted with Impact engineering pneumatic retracts and a Super Tigre 3000. Since i no longer use any glow engines because of their messy oil residue i am thinking about purchasing an Evolution 40GX because the aircraft is designed for rail mount engine and i did not wanted to modify the firewall etc.
This Pica Kit was a gift to me from a very dear friend of mine, Mr. Mort Tanger.
Mort was the founder of Pica Aircraft, we used to fly together at Masters Field in Miami Florida back in the seventies and i have a lot of priceless memories. I have lost contact with Mort and his family for many years since i moved to Daytona Beach. I was sadden to hear that Pica closed its doors sometime ago.
I have made a commitment to finish and fly this bird in the next couple of months, i will post some pictures soon, i hear the CG on this airplane had changed from the original location on the plans, if anyone has any solid experience with this condition, i would appreciate some feedbak.