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Old 12-08-2012, 11:44 PM
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OK FireBee, I will think about it and I will choose another one!
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:33 AM
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Here is the best 1/5 scale cockpit I knoq for a Spit. http://www.t-birds.be/products/cockpit.htm
Here is the MK19 I have built.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:56 AM
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Thank you very much. This cockpit looks good.
I saw this Spitfire together with FW-190. It was las summer on Aviation Fair.
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Does anyone know where one could find a set of Monforton Spitfire drawings? http://monfortonpress.com/book_pages/jacket.htm
How many of you have a set and why would they be out of production? Just curious.

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:12 AM
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RPRCBuilder is doing a great job. The wings look good. Please let us know if he has any problem with the sheeting being to thin!!!
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Sonny,

We are going with the stock wood, and still thinking of using monokote. When the time comes I may decide on fiberglass depending on what other projects I have going.

This kit does have the enlarged lighting holes in the tail section, so whenever this change was implemented would date this kit.

Anyone have an idea when the change was made?

I can tell you the wood looks great, however the friend I picked this kit up from stores his kits in his house or garage.

RPRCBuilder, who has built all of the TF 1/7 scale kits; except for the T-6, tells me this kit is lacking in instructions and clarification of the instructions.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:19 AM
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RPRCBuilder is doing a great job. The wings look good. Please let us know if he has any problem with the sheeting being to thin!!!
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Sonny,

We are going with the stock wood, and still thinking of using monokote. When the time comes I may decide on fiberglass depending on what other projects I have going.

This kit does have the enlarged lighting holes in the tail section, so whenever this change was implemented would date this kit.

Anyone have an idea when the change was made?

I can tell you the wood looks great, however the friend I picked this kit up from stores his kits in his house or garage.

RPRCBuilder, who has built all of the TF 1/7 scale kits; except for the T-6, tells me this kit is lacking in instructions and clarification of the instructions.
Steve,
RPRCBuilder is so right!!! The manual and instruction did not match what was on the plans. I found a lot of times what was on the plans did not match what was said in the manual. I went with what I saw on the plans. It sound like my kit came from the same lot as your, because I also have the enlarged lighting holes in the tail.
Please keep us updated on the build.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:58 AM
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Sonny,

I spoke to my friend I picked the kit up from and he told me it was between 8 and 10 years old.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:22 PM
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You guys know if there are any XVIII ARF out there? - this is really my favorite Mark. Also wonder if anyone has a conversion plan to Mk18 for the TF kit?

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I have a question for the Spit aficionados, the structural "braces" over the wheel wells, are they authentic (were they placed during the war) or is it a structural weakness "fix" during the restoration process? I've been wondering about that every time I see those on a spit. Seems to be just on the early production models. Thanks
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Hi Vasek, Great question and one that I have pondered myself, this is a response/answer to the same question from another website:

"They were fitted to the early wing, A or B armament, as a post-production modification. They are not often seen on front-line service aircraft, some of the LF aircraft excepted. The C wing and later aircraft had thicker skins in this area, but it remained a weakpoint on all Spitfires"

Link to the originator/comment: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/i...howtopic=26005


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Old 12-09-2012, 06:44 PM
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Just watched a great BBC documentary about a MK9 Spitfire, MH434 (ZD B)

http://youtu.be/Hd_a6sI1amQ

Enjoy [8D]
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Sonny,

I spoke to my friend I picked the kit up from and he told me it was between 8 and 10 years old.
#1,
That still in a good range!! Thanks for the info!!
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Just watched a great BBC documentary about a MK9 Spitfire, MH434 (ZD B)

http://youtu.be/Hd_a6sI1amQ

Enjoy [8D]
Just watched the video myself. Well worth a watch everyone.

http://youtu.be/Hd_a6sI1amQ

Thank you Phat Reliant for the link
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Just watched a great BBC documentary about a MK9 Spitfire, MH434 (ZD B)

http://youtu.be/Hd_a6sI1amQ

Enjoy [8D]
Phat Reliant;
I just watch the vid and enjoy every bit of it. Thank you!!! Like the man said in the vid, the best way to see this bird is in the air. The best thing was to see some of the people who was around this bird back in the days, get to see it again and in the air where they saw it before. I love the fly-by at the end!!!
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Most welcome guys, glad you liked the vid. I very much liked the format, from the factory to retirement, and the people in between.[8D]
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Hi PH, thanks for the clarification on the wing braces AND the vid is the best spitfire story I've seen ! Thanks
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Hey guys I have a chance to buy a Yellow aircraft Spitfire that has everything included in it. The only draw back ( if you want to call it that ) is it has a Super Tiger 3200 in it. As far as the plane has anyone had one and what should I expect.
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Grab that Yellow Aircraft Spitfire when you get the chance. That's one of the best flying 1/5 scale spitfires available. I built and have been flying mine since 2008. It's got the DA-50 up front, it's fast, and slows down nicely for the landings. It's one of my favorite showplanes.

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Hey Pert;
I love your ground crews!!!
And the plane too!!!
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On the Top Flite Spitfire, what is the general recommendation as to engines for this plane? What does everyone recommended? 2 or 4 stroke, gas? What size? I have a Magnum 91 4 stroke that I was thinking of using in it.

Thanks for your suggestions.
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Jet22b,

How is your Spitfire coming?

Are you using the Robart 605HD’s?

If so, how do they hold up to normal use?

Jimm,

I was considering a DLE-20 for gas, however I am unsure at this point about the fit. It appears I would have to remove a lot of cowling to fit it.

Now I am considering an OS 120 4 stroke, OS 91 4 stroke, or a YS110, which I have one of each.

I like the look of Sonny’s (jet22b) as seen in the photos below.
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Hi brothers,

I am pondering how to get rivets onto the monokote.
I have tried my luck on a toasted p51 fuselage, that I bought in order to get
my hands on the Saito Fa100 for my spitfire.
I am using a variable temperature hot shoe welder, that is usualy used to
plastic weld bumpers with a plastic welding rod.
I have put a small philips screw head into the heating element and just press it onto
the monokote.
This is what it looks like.
Do you think that it will work?
I'll have to figure out the spacing and where the rivet/panel lines are going.
I would hate to mess up my beautiful Spit, but I have this idea again,
if you know what I mean.
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Jet22b,

How is your Spitfire coming?

Are you using the Robart 605HD’s?

If so, how do they hold up to normal use?

Jimm,

I was considering a DLE-20 for gas, however I am unsure at this point about the fit. It appears I would have to remove a lot of cowling to fit it.

Now I am considering an OS 120 4 stroke, OS 91 4 stroke, or a YS110, which I have one of each.

I like the look of Sonny’s (jet22b) as seen in the photos below.
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Just waiting for the glass work to come in, and yes I went with the Robart 605HD. They just drop in with no major mod. Got a little side track with another build that is on the table at the same time. I am doing a build thread on the Seagull Cessna 336, ( the say a C-337, but no retract!! ). You can take a look if you and any others would like. Here is the link below
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11...m.htm#11326763
Back to the Spit build. If you can find a set of wheel well liner for the Top Flite AT-6 Texan, they will fit . I have to take some pictures tomorrow and show you. The may the bottom of the wing look good when the wheels are down!!
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On the Top Flite Spitfire, what is the general recommendation as to engines for this plane? What does everyone recommended? 2 or 4 stroke, gas? What size? I have a Magnum 91 4 stroke that I was thinking of using in it.

Thanks for your suggestions.
jimm,
The pictures that #1 post of my Spit's has the Magnum 91 four stroke in the nose. See if you like that set-up. I think you will!!!
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  facia .. I really like that idea .. it looks good , and a great way of doing it .. You can vary the size of the rivet look also ..   Jimm.... go with the 4-stroker ... it'll fly nice ..
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Brotherhood shirts have arrived in Australia[8D] Good quality material and very useful pocket.
The good wife is not as wrapped as I am but I promised her I would not be wearing them out to dinner.

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