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Old 05-01-2019, 10:16 PM
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meanwile the paint job is done!

added decals and a soft wheatering (this Spitfire was only 2 months in service). spent a couple of days in the paint shop, but the result is OK :-)
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:18 PM
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also added a 3D printed Fuel Cap !
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:35 AM
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Looks great Thomas!! Good to see the printed fuel cap!!
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:52 AM
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Outstanding Tom, beautiful!
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:33 PM
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Thank you guys !
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:29 AM
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Wings are both done ! Also got the printed antenna. With snap -in system
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https://www.facebook.com/thomas.gass...type=3&theater

here a short video of the antenna
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:17 PM
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:08 AM
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Nice work Thomas but thatís a lot of empty bottles in the corner of your workshop!😂
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Originally Posted by Craig B. View Post
Nice work Thomas but thatís a lot of empty bottles in the corner of your workshop!😂

was a long and hard winter !! 😂😐
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Been getting in some time on the Spit. Motor is about ready to be mounted and also been working on the gear 😊














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Good Morning!

Nice Work!! dont forget to sand all parts before you glue them together ( rods, firewall, fuselage...)
Glue the rods inside and outside!


My engine made the first noise yesterday:

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Old 06-05-2019, 01:02 AM
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Nice Thomas!
Which prop are you running?
Will you fly it with that prop?

Looking forward to to the flight video!
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Hey Chris !

This is Fiala 30/15. but think the RPM will be too high.
For maiden flight I use this and check rpm in flight.

Will happen end of this week !
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Canopy done - pain to cut the glass and glue it in


spinner perfect in place


adjusting carb nr1 will be tricky :-)


cut the downside of the carb intake to get the hot air out


secured the rod with silicone


heat protection for carbon rod
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It won't be long and you'll do the maiden. Looks great. We had a warbirds fly in this past weekend and a guy had the same plane/engine combo. Flew and sounded super.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:12 AM
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Maidenflight done!
Probably the best Combo i ever built :-)

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Congratulations Tom, well done!
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Way to go. Looks wonderful in flight and sounds great.
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Thanks a lot!

now testing started. Prop fits perfect, but cooling is still a problem :-)
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Awesome!

Did you strengthen the landing gear mounts in the wing or anywhere else like the tail to handle this 150 engine?
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Originally Posted by Chris Nicastro View Post
Awesome!

Did you strengthen the landing gear mounts in the wing or anywhere else like the tail to handle this 150 engine?
this is the 230 Chris.

So far is everything stock ! On the tail is nearly no weight. So no problem there.
The main gear mounts I can change after the first bad landing
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Classic!😂😂
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I know right, even heavier!
I redesigned and strengthened the P-51 for the 150. I can’t imagine not doing any of that for the 230!
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