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Old 09-21-2018, 05:13 AM
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I've had these faded Brian Taylor plans for a few years and I always wanted a 78" - 84" Mk.IX Spit in the fleet and in RCAF 402 City of Winnipeg squadron colours so thus I'm starting on a 2018 winter build.

My Spitfire build photo album will be on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=1ffec2f794 much easier to add photos and text on FB than threads on the web.

This will be a sport scale model for everyday flying, thus serviceability is one of the main goals, I'm not much for rivets and panel lines - a man on a galloping horse at 10' cannot see that anyway, all I want is a good flying model and from what I hear the BT Spit flies good.

The short kit was cut by Bob Holman plans, the cut and wood was A+. Bob Holman Plans I also got a BT spinner from Bob Holman.

Balsa sheeting from John Wiebe at Model Aviation Products https://www.modelaviationproducts.co...-balsa-wood/11

Finish will be 3/4oz glass cloth, Z poxy and painted with household latex paint. Markings will be by Callie Graphics https://callie-graphics.com/

Engine - DLE 55

The cowl and oil cooler scoop I got from Vicsrc - nice stuff VicRC.com - Spitfire Product

I picked up a used set of Shinin retracts for these plans SPITFIRE

and I'm using these Spitfire build threads off the web, Ian D's, John R's, and Edwin's, these guys are true craftsmen and I learned from their builds.

https://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum...565&PN=1&TPN=1
https://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum...065&PN=1&TPN=1
https://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum...841&PN=1&TPN=1

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I started to build this after Christmas , this is how far i have come. It gets pretty. I am also going to build it for flying like you say. I will glass it and thinking of buing the MReeves instrument panel for it. I have a Saito 200 TI for it.
It is well designed and becomes nice when you build it , i managed to modify the wing to be separated in two pieces for transport ,it is so huge if in one piece.





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Nice work on your Spit, tell us how you did your two piece wing and how do the two pieces join up, photos too on the wing joining. cheers - ken
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I built the wing excatly as the plan shows and finished planking the two wing sections except the underside front of main spar. Then i buildt the two together with the mid section with the dihedral and planked the midsection upperside, not under side. Now i had the complete wing with the correct angle. I then built a joining spar assembly from 4mm plywood , spar and sliding into box, glued togheter outside of the wing with the joining spar wrapped in thin food plastic foil so that it does not get glued stuck in the box. Then took the whole wing and turned it upside down and cut out so i could glue the box / spar assy to the front of the main spar and to the AFT of the mid section spar. When PU glue dried i cut in the middle of upper sheeting of midsection and could slide the two wings apart . At last i sheeted the underside front of mainspar and the whole underside of midsection.

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