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Old 12-12-2014, 02:27 AM
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Default BT 83" Spitfire Mk.IX SQN no. 312

Hi all, I decided to build Brian Taylor Spitfire MkIX in marking of no. 312 Czechoslovak Squadron RAF. The pilot who flew Spitfire DU-L MJ931 was F/O Ladislav Svetlik. On March 23 in 1944 he was the first Czech (Czechoslovak) pilot who achieved the first Czechoslovak aerial victory on Spitfire MkIX. He shot down Georg Kiefers FW-190 from 1st Staffel JG 26.
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:30 AM
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Ive already bought scale pilot from Bestpilots the power will be ensure by Roto 35Vi. Here you can see some documents for my scale project.
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:05 AM
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I started with redrawing the formers. I made them form piece of cartboard.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:41 AM
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HI, I will be following your build as I have the same short kit that I will build in the future, please post lots of photos if you can.
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If this can be of help I've been collecting photos of Spitfire details on my web site at http://spitfire9.com/
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:56 AM
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Thank you Ken. Ill post some pictures everytime, when I make some progress.
Im sure, your web site will be very useful. I tried to look at the exhaust detail, but there is some error.
Here are some pictures of scale Spitfire. The scale is 1/1.
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Formers are done. I made the from light 3 mm (0.118") plywood. Now I can put them together and I try to set up the fuselage.
I dont follow the BT plan in every detail, so you can see, that I made the formers little bit different.
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:56 PM
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:58 PM
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Hello Prekin,

I wanted to ask you about the spinner. I have read some bits on this forum about the spinner. Your plans are 1.5.3" to scale from Brain. That guy sure does it right.
I was thinking about the short kit. But right now I still have not made up my mind.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:14 PM
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Looking good.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:52 AM
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Hello John, Im afraid of it is too soon to ask me about the spinner, but maybe Ill make one on myself as I did one for my La-5FN. This one is made from fibreglass other possibility is to make it from piece of aluminium.
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Gee Prekin, You sure know what you are doing. Thanks for the reply. I'll keep checking in and see where i can buy the plans from. I think it was Bob Holman I think that was his name.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:37 AM
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John, check your PM.
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I just sent you an email.
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Here you can see the plastic bottle which Ill use as a fuel tank. Im used to put the fuel tank into C.G. Volume of this bottle is 500 ml (16.9 fl oz), so the full weight could be approximately 500 g (17.6 oz). So the part of the construciton of the fuselage is a mouting box for the fuel tank.
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Hi,

Very nice job.
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Thank you John.
I hope, I achieve lower weight by the changes in the construction.
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What time is there now. In Australia it's 8.49AM
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Here in Czech Republic is 22:54. But Tomorrow I have a day off.
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Okay I'll talk to you tomorrow.
Have a good night.
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Just got my popcorn, I'm in to see how this goes.

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Thank you guy for the kind words. In following pictures you can see how Im getting the formers together. Its necessary tu put each central line of each former to one common line. This common line you can see in every plan. Other common line is line of the wood support.
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Originally Posted by Brad330l View Post
Just got my popcorn, I'm in to see how this goes.

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Thanks to W8YE.

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Flight

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Now I know, that the scale 1/5 is not the same as 1/5.333 (BT Spitfire).I purchased some exhaust stacks. They are 1/5 scale and I can see the size difference. They are too big for this Spitfire. At the first time I thought, the size will be more similar, but I was wrong. So my mistake.
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That's the trouble with scale. I suppose your pilot maybe to big as well.
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This pilot was recommended to me by TFrame. He has already built BT Spitfire. The size of the dummy pilot is not so big problem, because it made from three pieces- legs, body and head. So I can use only the body and head. And other point is that the pilot could move his seat higher or lower. So this could offsets the size of dummy pilot.
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