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Old 06-16-2013, 10:37 AM
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same here I also would be interested and price dependant.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:49 AM
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It's not much but glue has been put to wood and the Spitfire is underway. I've actually made a bit more progress than shown here but forgot my camera during the last visit to the shop. I won't bore you guys with pics of every step of construction but wanted to put up something to mark the "official" start of the build!

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I would also be interested in a single bolt carbon fiber spinner. Could it be available for $100?

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:27 PM
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I could probably do a Carbon spinner for $100,
Can someone PM me a photo of the stock spinner and backplate (separate from each other) and its dimensions.

That will give me an idea on what all will be involved and how best to deal with the backplate.
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There are some spinner photos at [link]http://spitfire9.com/yellowengine.htm[/link]
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How big is that backplate?

The biggest issue with doing spinners is finding someone to do a backplate. I have a small lathe and can so parts up to 4 1/2-5" in diameter, but would prefer not to have to manually make each backplate.

So i try and reuse the original backplates, modifying the spinner for single bolt attachment for a carbon version is simple enough.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:24 PM
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Hi Thomas,

The back plate is 142mm (approx 5 5/8") in diameter. Do you envision making a groove in the back plate into which the back of the spinner would be fitted, similar to the Tru Turn spinners?

At $100 each, I would certainly purchase one, perhaps two, and I know a few guys who fly Yellow Spitfires who are not online, but whom would each probably purchase one. So, that's at least two more in addition to my one or two.

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Ed,
It would either be a groove, or setup to to work directly with the way the current backplate is (this would be easiest)
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I find the stock back plate a PIA, too heavy, account for the recess in setting up the engine mount, Don Spychalla was getting the stock back plates milled lighter.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:58 PM
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Horizontal stab progress, nearly ready for some hinges and the G10 skins which will form the gap seal for a scale hinge line.

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Nice work Chad. It will be interesting to see the G-10 added. Do you sand a step in the balsa sheeting at the trailing edge of the stab?
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:35 AM
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Do you sand a step in the balsa sheeting at the trailing edge of the stab?
That's exactly how I do it Steve. In the past I have used 1/32" plywood but I have recently discovered that I can laser cut the G10 very nicely. I think the .010" G10 is every bit as ding resistant as the thicker plywood and will be easier to install as well as look better. All four sections of flap will be built from G10 for the Spitfire as well in an attempt to keep them from warping.
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Looking good Chad, can't wait to see more.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:09 PM
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I think I still have an extra panther decal in vinyl if you want it. Happy to send it to you It might not be exact for the wartime version but it was done to look like the restoration. You might be able to use it as a starting point for a template or something. Shoot me your addy and I'll drop it in the mail for you.

Hey Dave, sorry for the delay but wanted to let you know I got the package of Spit "goodies". Thanks! The decal will prove very helpful when the time comes to make up the paint masks.
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Chad,
How's the build coming along? I'm going at a slow, steady pace myself, just finished the wing reinforcements. I've been know to be rough on landing gear now and then so I went ahead and added some extra beef in that area in the form of 1/8" ply. Got the idea from Aussie Brad's build.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:00 PM
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Hi Joe, glad to see your Spitty is underway. I have not worked on the one I'm doing for a couple of weeks. I have another build project going and I'm furiously working on a 1/6 scale P-47 cockpit kit as well. I generally work in cycles and will probably devote a solid week to the Spitfire here very shortly. Still need to finish up the stab but I will also be starting the process of developing the bulkheads necessary to adapt my cockpit kit to the Yellow airframe. Once I have those I will knock out a couple of cockpit kits for our builds.
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Chad,

I am just about to start assembling a yellow spitfire myself and am interested in your tail mods.

What sort of weight savings do you envisage over stock?

Thanks

Happy Landings
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Chad,

I am just about to start assembling a yellow spitfire myself and am interested in your tail mods.

What sort of weight savings do you envisage over stock?

Thanks

Happy Landings
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Hi AM6, I saved 37 grams by building Chad's tailplane.
Have a read here if you want.
The complete YELLOW AIRCRAFT SPITFIRE thread.

Cheers guys,

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Brad,

shoot it me a pm. I've finally found the wheels after the move.

Chad,

1/6th Jug cockpit eh? I just happen to have a 1/6th jug....hmmm

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hi, your build is looking good , my ya spit is progressing slowly , having to do a lot of repair/ replacement as it was used as a display model in an office , stuck together with what looks like chewing gum and painted with cheap emulsion!! and missing almost everything but the basic airframe , i think another six months work before she will be ready to fly. anyone here come across a source for main wheels all the ones i can find seem to be too fat to fit into the wings? will watch your build with interest might give me some inspiration!! keep up the good work!!
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Thanks for checking in JB. I've actually made some progress on the Spit just have not posted any pics. I have sat aside the fuse for now and have started construction of the wing which will feature much more accurate flaps as well as the scale Frise ailerons. Pictures of the wing forthcoming as progress is made.

Here is a shot of the fuselage with all the cockpit bulkheads installed as well as the interior door detail (save for the crow bar) prior to being painted interior green. The remainder of the cockpit detail will be added after construction of the airframe is completed.

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Looks great Chad! Happy holidays to you and your family!

aloha,

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Brad,

shoot it me a pm. I've finally found the wheels after the move.

Chad,

1/6th Jug cockpit eh? I just happen to have a 1/6th jug....hmmm

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Pm inbound Casey.

Hi Chad, cockpit looks great.

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Chad,

What type of glue do you use on he fuselage?

I have noticed a little crush damage (crazing on gel) on the rear left flank on mine (transit most likely) and although not really noticeable I would like to add a little cloth inside covering the area as a precaution

I have read elsewhere that the fuse is not epoxy?

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