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Old 07-15-2017, 02:20 PM
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I have two different plans for the built up horizontal stab. The first, as seen in the previous post by LINK, is built in half shells ala Brian Taylor and is designed for the guys that will be hand cutting their own parts. I have a second plan as seen below in which the stab is built in one piece on jig tabs and due to the complexity of some of the parts is really more suitable for those who want to have the parts laser cut. I am happy to provide a CAD laser cutting file with the plan. If you have an interest in either (or both!) just shoot me an email at cwveich@cwvmodels.com and I will reply with the files attached.

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Old 07-15-2017, 06:44 PM
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Does anyone have the original drawings and instruction booklet for this plane?
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:03 AM
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Here you go.
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:42 AM
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Hi it's just a black screen ??
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:58 AM
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Worked for me how about any drawings
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:24 PM
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Worked for me how about any drawings
No drawings, how about some notes??? Double click on the black screen.

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Old 07-16-2017, 11:28 PM
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Default MkXlV spitfire spares needed.

Got it cheers
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:26 PM
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Hi, on Saturday I found out that a YA Spitfire with a 24oz tank, DLE 55, Xoar 21x10 prop will fly for 14.5 minutes at full throttle, my trottle servo a hitec 5085 burnt out and was stuck at full power, about two minutes into the flight I noticed I could not power back, I flew the remaining 12.5 minutes in continous left hand circles over the field, deadstick landing went well and made the runway, the Spittie glided with authority but the pucker factor was there, the pic is an older one, happy it all ended well and I'll get to fly this model again. cheers - ken
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:19 PM
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Does anyone have a spare canopy they would like to sell? Please let me know. I got a little too aggressive with the heat gun.

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Old 08-04-2017, 04:58 PM
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Does anyone have a spare canopy they would like to sell? Please let me know. I got a little too aggressive with the heat gun.

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Finding a "spare" anything for this plane is very unlikely these days. For a canopy your best bet would be a Brian Taylor one from Traplet for the 1/5 MK IX spitfire, or the if you can find who's doing the Dave Platt kits now there is a 1/5th MK XII. That being said if you have a "spare" spinner - I'd be interested.lol.

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Old 08-05-2017, 06:40 AM
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Thanks Eric,

i do do not have one of those spinners but will keep my eyes open. I tried the Traplet website without luck. Looks like the store is currently closed? Any word on that? Thanks as well regarding the Dave Platt kit idea. I will look into it.

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Old 08-05-2017, 09:37 AM
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Holy crap! I'm really hoping they are not closed for good. It would be a real shame if they are gone for good as they have lots of nice kits, spinners, canopies etc... If you find a Dave Platt supplier let me know because their MK XII spinner is the right size from what I've been told.

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Old 08-05-2017, 09:45 AM
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Not good. I just tried emailing Craig @ Traplet- he helped me out with my last couple of orders and is email doesn't work anymore. What a shame.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:32 PM
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Hi Eric,

email Fun-key directly at funkeyaero@hotmail.com

they are the original manufacturer for yellow. They have responded to my emails about getting parts for a kit that I have.

Hope that helps.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:26 AM
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Eric,

here is the information I got from Dave Platt. It looks like Belair Kits has all his kits and molds. Try them, they may be able to help you out.

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Thanks for the info on funkeyaero. I will check them out as well.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:27 AM
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Eric,

here is the information I got from Dave Platt. It looks like Belair Kits has all his kits and molds. Try them, they may be able to help you out.

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Thanks for the info on funkeyaero. I will check them out as well.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:53 AM
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Thanks John. I emailed Belair about a spinner but it looks like they sell all the accessories as a package and they are not cheap. I'll see what they say. The Platt spinner is a lot more scale than the Yellow one as well and would be a lot lighter. Wish me luck.

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Old 08-07-2017, 10:56 AM
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I heard from Belair and they can send me a new canopy.

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Old 08-07-2017, 02:48 PM
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I see an EBAY ad for a 1/5 Spitfire canopy. Canopy for a 1/5 Scale Spitfire. | eBay
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Many thanks I placed the order.

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Old 08-18-2017, 06:41 AM
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Ok guys here is the update:

1. funkey does have parts for the Spit
2. belaire kits has Dave Platt kits and accessories and was willing to sell me a canopy
3. I did purchase from the eBay post and the canopy fits perfectly.

Many thanks for all the suggestions especially the eBay posting.
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:56 PM
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I received one of the eBay canopies today. It fits right on top of the original.
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