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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Thanks for the recomendation on the lipo and the link. Im definately going to change to lipos with as many aircraft as I will have on this single tx.

    Spitfire Brotherhood member #23

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)


    Nice progress on the build RPRCBuilder.
    It's looking real good.
    I am making some progress with the rivets on my Hangar 9.
    I am using the syringe method with canopy glue.
    It dries opaque, let's the color of the monokote look through and is easy to apply.
    If I make a mistake, I can wipe it off while it's wet or just peel it off when it's dry.
    This is the first time for me doing anything like this and trial and error
    is the name of the game. Hopefully I am learning something for the next one.
    It should look aok once I apply the flat clear. Hope that it will protect the rivets that way as
    well.
    Unfortunately I am not able to get a hold of topflite flat clear here in Canada. Somehow the LHS can't
    import it, nor can I order it in from USA internet stores. Some sort of freight issues.

    So I am thinking about using Testors Dullcote which is available in the LHS.
    Have any of the brothers got experience with this dull clear spray?

    Andreas
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Sonny,
    sorry to hear you lost a heli when your DX7 went bad.

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)


    ORIGINAL: facia


    Nice progress on the build RPRCBuilder.
    It's looking real good. *
    I am making some progress with the rivets on my Hangar 9.
    I am using the syringe method with canopy glue.
    It dries opaque, let's the color of the monokote look through and is easy to apply.
    If I make a mistake, I can wipe it off while it's wet or just peel it off when it's dry.
    This is the first time for me doing anything like this and trial and error
    is the name of the game. *Hopefully I am learning something for the next one.
    It should look aok once I apply the flat clear. *Hope that it will protect the rivets that way as
    well.
    Unfortunately I am not able to get a hold of topflite flat clear here in Canada. *Somehow the LHS can't
    import it, nor can I order it in from USA internet stores. *Some sort of freight issues.

    So I am thinking about using Testors Dullcote which is available in the LHS.
    Have any of the brothers got experience with this dull clear spray?

    Andreas
    Happy building and flying.




    facia,

    The rivets are really looking good. Be sure to post a photo when complete.

    I am sure you have thought of this, but try some on a test part and see how it works. I have started painting with latex paint and have learned there is now flat clear latex. It is said you can paint latex over any other materials because it is water base.
    I especially like the water cleanup. I use to spend along time cleaning my guns with expensive thinners, but now all water.
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Fellas - this plane looks like some *******-ized P-4o-sorta-P51 kinda like a Spitfire in the wrong "colors" (country).
    Other than those things - is this a bona fide Spit ?  Would it work with a DL 30 RA ?  or not enough there?
    Any and all comments appreciated.... http://thewingsmaker.com/airplane_de...?name=Spitfire 160
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Thanks for the suggestion WARBIRDRCER,
    I'll check out the local hardware store for a waterbase flat clear.
    Brands like Minwax or Varathane come to mind. Will give that a test try
    and see.
    If it doesn't work on my plane, I am sure that I will be using it on the
    next kitchen corner bench project that my wife has for me.

    Andreas
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    For the money I would go with the smaller ESM Spitfire, your engine is about the right range as well. One thing is for sure...the ESM plane looks much better than that one. Although it is Spitfire like, it's pretty wrong.
    Just my opinion...

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Facia, what's gonna happen the first time you need to tighten up the covering?

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Bob,
    This is also sold by the World Models as the GS 160 Spitfire. I had one of these and it is put together fairly well. I had it fitted out with a Moki 210 and Jtec wrap around muffler. The Canopy was awful looking and would have replaced it had I kept the plane
    The Wing was good and sturdy and might have benefited from a little extra dihedral , 3 servo's in each panel: Aileron, Flap and Retract.
    Covering needed only light touches and heat gun to shrink it back.

    Tail feathers were Pull/Pull
    Fuselage bottom, aft of the wing is flat...
    Stab was also a problem being that it's shape appeared to be a mix of different marks.

    It's sold as a Spitfire, the wing looks very good and the fuse not so, just looks like a cousin
    Markings on the wing are post WWII, and on the fuse roundels of WWII - maybe they were trying for the Spiteful.....

    For my money, I'd splash out on the ESM model[8D]
    Spitfire Brotherhood #126

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Hi Casey,

    I was wondering about that myself and did a test iron tightening on my scrap p51 fuslage.
    It seemed to work. That was with the testors dullcoat. However, it was a test on monokote that
    had been put onto balsa and due to age might not wrinkle or shrink much any more.
    I have a scrap wing and I willuse testors dull coat and satin varathane water base side by side.
    This will show me what happens to unsuported painted monokote between the ribs when it shrinks.
    It'll depend on the flexabliity of the applied clear coat.
    Will see how that works. If it doesn't, then I have the fun time of taking the rivets back off.
    That, I did test and they come off without any markings on the monokote, as it is canopy glue.

    I will give some updates once more testing has been done.

    Andreas
    Happy building and flying.
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    WOW I made it into the brotherhood, number "155" Here are a couple of pictures of my Yellow Spitfire I got, I will have to replace the canopy and will take out the S.T. 3200 and put in a DL50 in it's place.
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Hey Doug, we have a great field here in Seymour if you would like to bring up to fly it. I am sure you could use some help.....
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)


    ORIGINAL: OldScaleGuy

    Hey Doug, we have a great field here in Seymour if you would like to bring up to fly it. I am sure you could use some help.....
    Will be looking forward to flying it at different fields this summer. I'll bring Tevans55 and his Spitfire too.

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    This is built from the DB kit, is 81" span powered by a zenoah g38 with stainless exhaust.
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    John,
    that is a great looking Spitfire. Love the details like the gun ports..

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    [/quote]ORIGINAL: WARBIRDRCER

    I know things are going to get busy very soon, so while it is on my mind; Merry Christmas everyone
    [/quote]


    Merry Christmas to you too, and to all of the Brotherhood! I think we all know exactly what your statement means this time of the year, but I can't help sharing what jumped into my mind when I first read it. Being the WARBIRD enthusiast that you are, I'm thinking you probably saw the movie, "The War Lover" staring Steve McQueen as the charismatic psychopath "Buzz Rickson." Anyway, it was that scene near the end of the movie where our hero was desperately busy trying to get his shot up B-17 to fly high enough to clear the "White Cliffs of Dover." I may have been somewhat influenced by a certain cliff that is getting close and closer according to the media. So, maybe turning as much contemporary reality as we can into an opportunity to enjoy WWII nostalgia can help us deal with the inevitable.

    And as Happy a New Year as circumstances will allow compliments of Spitfire pleasures, to all!



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    ORIGINAL: albsurfer

    John,
    that is a great looking Spitfire. Love the details like the gun ports..
    Thank you for the very kind words....the gun ports are just two different sizes of brass tube, but quite effective.

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    john josey;
    May I also say what a sweet looking Spit you have!!! Also good to have a Brother from the UK!! Welcome my Brother!!!
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)


    ORIGINAL: DougB1

    WOW I made it into the brotherhood, number ''155'' Here are a couple of pictures of my Yellow Spitfire I got, I will have to replace the canopy and will take out the S.T. 3200 and put in a DL50 in it's place.
    I like it.
    Happy Christmas to all the brothers, (or holidays or whatever floats your boat) It is Christmas Eve here now and we had a big thunder storm come over last night guaranteeing a humid couple of days (read hot and humid) so while a lot of you will be shovelling snow I will be sweating my butt off. Hope you all get Spitfires for Christmas.

    Cheers,

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Lol Brad,

    Happy holidays to you too! Hope you enjoy your soggy Christmas!

    Happy Holidays squadron, and all of RCU

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    ORIGINAL: jet22b

    john josey;
    May I also say what a sweet looking Spit you have!!! Also good to have a Brother from the UK!! Welcome my Brother!!!
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    Thank you for the warm welcolm and a merry xmas and happy new year to you all !

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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Hi all,
    here is a small present for you. You can use it as a sticker (label) on your car or equipment box.
    So Marry Xmas and happy new year!
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Prekin;
    Thank you!!! That will look good in the back window of my Ford Escape!!
    Merry Xmas!!!
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Brothers,
    One quick question. As you well know, I am glassing my Spit and the cloth came today!!! What is a good epoxy resin to use?? The last time I did glass work was back in the late 70's!!
    Thanks Brothers and Merry Xmas to all!!!
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    RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

    Most seem to be using Zap or West Systems. I have used Zap with good results. I have done some testing with Minwax Polycrylic and i believe when the time comes i will use Minwax.
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