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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    My pilot is a future Blue Angel for sure!! [learning my new IPAD.]

    Reminds me of a pilots "No Sh^t" story. Back in the 60's when the Blues were flying the F-11 Tiger.

    While transiting along the California Coast in loose formation, they heard ATC note an inbound small contact approaching on a reciprical heading about 1000 ft below. Lead Angel has the formation roll inverted and "tighten it up boys."

    As the unsuspecting pilot aproaches, the Blues make radio call and ask if the small plane is having problems due to the cloud layer "above" him. now this Pilot thinking thats strange as there are clouds below me.

    The Blues pass over him in an inverted formation. They call the pilot again and ask "Are you sure "You" are OK as visual inspection noted "He' was flying inverted?
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Mad web, I looked at the photos and saw that the elevator was set the same way I had mine prior to my maiden. Hmmmmm.................perhaps I need to slide my battery back some. I did as the manual said and pushed my 2200mah 20c battery all the way forward. I did notice and commented to my pals that the plane seems really heavy in the front anyway, but, I tested the CG and it checked out with the battery I am using. Very strange.

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    May I become a member? I have a Mike Booth plan and glass for 'some day'! Did y'all know the first military 'Spitfire' was an RE8? This photo from Windsock Datafile 24 by J M Bruce of the same. It's hard to make out but the word 'Spitfire' is on the fuse side below the cabane.
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    Chucksolo, your post inspired me to do some checking. Aiming down the trailing edge of the elevator my normal level flight trim at just above stalling speed is 5/32" up from straight with the stab. Trim changes with speed just like full scale. There is a fun discussion of this a "few" pages back on the big PZ Mk II Spit thread on our Park Flyer favorite fighter forum.

    My CG is 2 31/32" (63 mm) behind the leading edge of the wing. I did some rearranging of internal parts. The battery is located as far forward as possible. To encourage better cooling, in addition to adding soda straws to the rear section of the radiators leading into the interior of the fuselage, the ram air scoop has soda straws blowing air on the ESC. The spinner back plate also has extra air flooding in from the front. Before assembling everything, the motor mount was removed and using a sufficiently long section of 1/2" metal tube with filed and sharpened teeth "dead wood" in the aft area of the fuselage was removed. Virtually unnoticeable cooling holes were added in the hinge area of the rudder on the right side. I feel comfortable running a 40 Amp ESC pulling 35 Amps for brief periods in hot weather with this set up.

    The Spit flys so well that I'm spoiled. Other planes are being flown more in efforts to get them up to, or as close to the standard set by this super Spitfire.

    I have to do some security scans to see if I can get the PC to "cut and Paste" again. I spent a lot of time trying to get the feature to work today, but no success at all. Have I ever said how much I really do hate malware?

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852 (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight - www.goodfight.com
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    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some great information about thorium plasma batteries

    (I did no security scans but while experimenting, suddently like magic, there was what I wanted.)

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Sign me up! I have a CMP just like the thread starter, OS 160, 3 blade prop. Century retracts..It'll SCREAM!! 

    I'd like to mock it up like Doug Bader's, ever heard of him? Would appreciate any leads, photos, sources of decals, etc. Hate to go the custom graphics route, except for "nose art".

    Happy & Safe Flyin & buildin!!
    Best Regards
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Welcome to the Brotherhood #'s

    148. ARUP
    149. rebranger
    150. davidhand

    Brotherhood Update, we now have 150 in our squadron.

    Spitfire Brotherhood
    Start Date: 12-28-2011
    Current Date: 12-06-2012
    Roster

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    If you would like to join the Spitfire Brotherhood please send me a PM or e-mail right here from RCU, or just make your request on this thread. I will track and assign you a number.

    Never can tell when you may run into another Spitfire Brother somewhere, so join now.
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    I'm building sixth scale K 5054, could you add me to the list?

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Squadron, we have reached a new threshold. The Brotherhood now has 150 members.
    Welcome to the Brotherhood Davidhand #150
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    150, that's great to see

    Just heard that Santa will be visiting the home of #126, TF Gold Edition Spitfire 60 Kit in the bag [8D]
    My wife said that I had been a good chap and should have one.....
    Spitfire Brotherhood #126

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    rebranger, here's a link to Douglas Bader's last Spit, a MK1Xe

    http://www.scalemodellingnow.com/dou...-last-spitfire

    and a link to his and the most copied of Spitfires, call sign "Dogs Body"

    http://www.scalemodelcollectors.com/...spitfire-mk-va


    Spitfire Brotherhood #126

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    ORIGINAL: Phat Reliant

    150, that's great to see

    Just heard that Santa will be visiting the home of #126, TF Gold Edition Spitfire 60 Kit in the bag [8D]
    My wife said that I had been a good chap and should have one.....
    Great News!!

    We look forward to December 26th when you start posting photos of your build progress here on the thread
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Phat,
    great info!

    Glad to hear about your upcoming spit!

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)


    ORIGINAL: Phat Reliant

    150, that's great to see

    Just heard that Santa will be visiting the home of #126, TF Gold Edition Spitfire 60 Kit in the bag [8D]
    My wife said that I had been a good chap and should have one.....
    Phat Reliant;
    Give you a little head-up on the TF Gold Edition Spitfire 60 kit. The wing sheeting is very thin!!! If you look back in this thread, you will see where I post on my build of this kit and talk about how thin the sheeting is. Other than that, the kit is a joy to build!! If you are going to use the scale cockpit kit that TF has for this plane, make sure you have the kit on hand so you can install the sides of the cockpit as you build the fuse!!
    Good luck with your build and we want update. Also #1 and I have post build threads on the TF Spit, that was found here at RCU!!
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Thanks, it's a great help, Db's paint scheme
    Best Regards
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Thanks for the additional kit information guys - I am going to look at the build threads for sure [8D]
    Spitfire Brotherhood #126

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Hi Phat,
    congrats to your new Spitfire.
    Looking forward to your TF build.
    I installed the TF cockpit into my Hangar 9 Spit and had to make
    quite a few mods to make it fit.  So.. ditto to Sonny's advise.
    I am sure that it will fit the TF way better, since it's made for it. 

    I am not sure if this has already been posted, but if any of the brothers are
    interested.  There is a great picture site for the cockpit (high res pics).
    "Anatomy of a spitfire cockpit" on the spitfire site.

    http://spitfiresite.com/2010/07/anatomy-of-spitfire-cockpit.html

    Andreas


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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Thanks Andreas

    Those images are a great resource, if I get to build a larger and more scale Spitfire these will come in handy [8D]

    John.
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Thanks mad. I will heed your advice and remaiden this weekend. I was just so bummed out because the PZ Spitfire really is such a beautiful plane. Thanks again.

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Hi brothers,

    I am going to try this pilot figure from century jet 1/7 scale and see how it works.

    He kind of reminds me of fozzie bear from the muppets with the wide ear muffs.
    Has anyone used this pilot in their spitfire?

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Andreas,
    I think that may work!!!
    Also, thanks for the link of the pictures of the Spitfire cockpit. They will help anyone who wan to do a scale lay-out of the Spitfire cockpit.
    Thanks, again!!!
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    #1;
    I ask again, did you think we would reach 150 member when you started this thread??
    Great job #1!!!

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    ORIGINAL: jet22b

    #1;
    I ask again, did you think we would reach 150 member when you started this thread??
    Great job #1!!!

    Sonny
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    I really never thought it would grow this large. There are more Spitfire followers than I thought.
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    ORIGINAL: WARBIRDRCER


    ORIGINAL: jet22b

    #1;
    I ask again, did you think we would reach 150 member when you started this thread??
    Great job #1!!!

    Sonny
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    I really never thought it would grow this large. There are more Spitfire followers than I thought.
    It' hard NOT to like Spitfires! & those sexxxy shapes...
    Remember: Speed is life!

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Hi vasek,

    It's not just the 'sexxxy shapes' but the beautiful,graceful elegance, especially of the quarter roll and inverted dive of a Spitfire 'peeling off'.For that I am forever thankful they had float chambers in the carbs and were not fuel injected so they didn't bunt too well, despite the best effort of Beatrice Shilling with her orifice.

    Quick update on DW-K.

    RCV SP90 is just about broken in on the bench now with almost 3 hours running time and is performing very wellbut with a bit of fine tuning still to be done to the low end needle. It was ticking over very reliably,swinging a 15.75" x 13" 3-blade at 1200 rpm and at 5200 rpm at the top end until I fiddled with it.
    .
    I bought air retracts, a pilot and some other bits and piecesin Bangkok last week.After much travelling, searching and frustrationsI'm just beginning to find the odd shop around Thailand where I can stock up on various building suppliesand I'm now busy on the wings, fitting the retracts and cutting out the wheel wells. I hope to have the wingsglassed and painted before Christmas.

    Unfortunately, I go back to work in Africa straight after Christmas so she will probably maidenin March if all goes to plan. At least that gives me more time experimenting with the Spitfire on my flight sim before DW-K takes to the air over Thailand.

    Hooton Park.

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Hi HP, yeah I have to agree with you, peeling off Spits are "sexy" mostly due to their elliptical wing and streamlined fuse. But I thing the Spit is a breed apart as a result of Mitchell's passion, intuition and inspiration for this project, his life's work. I would compare it to the Jaguar type E where function and esthetics meet in a perfect harmony, not so easy to do. The RR Merlin engine was part of the total experience as well. It's a purebread and "sexy" sums it up pretty well for me. Cheers, V.
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