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    C-Arf Spitfire Build

    Hi All

    My Spitfire has arrived .... I was feeling great, until I saw the paperwork, and thought we'd better start a new thread! I must say though, my first impression is this is going to be an easier build than the C-Arf P51!! I've made the commitment to use the 3w -110 inline twin as well - so, has anyone completed their spitfire recently?? I see some new photo's on C-arf's website.
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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    G'day Peter,

    Here are some pics of my engine install using the 3W 150 inline twin for my 1/4 scale Mustang. I know there are allot of opinions out there for the correct way to baffle especially for inline engines in relation to the rear cylinders. I haven't flown my machine yet although ground runs with both top and bottom engine cowls on are promising. At idle the front and rear cylinders using an Eagle Tree CHT probes under the spark plugs measures approx 135-140 deg F and at full power the front reads 190-200F and the rear 200-210F.
    The problem I may have once flying is the pressurised air (ram air) surrounding the carbies.

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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    Hi,

    I'm building a P-51 Mustang 1/4 from Fiberclassics Kit do you think the 3W 140I R2 will fit on it...??
    Is this a good engine....?? I could not find any information on the internet regarding this engine....??

    I was going to use a DA85 on my P-51 now I'm wondering if I should change to the 3W 140 inline.

    Any advice....??

    Thanks

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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    Hi There ..??
    I'm sorry, I don't know of the 3w 140, .. only the 110 and previously their 80cc inline twin. The C-Arf P -51 was designed for an 80 cc single engine, and personally I think the DA85 would be a better choice than a 140 size engine. (assuming you're able to get one fitted!) I had to make some severe modifications, and rebuild the firewall to install the 110, so I'm assuming the 140 inline twin will be a bigger head ache!. ZDZ have a 100cc inline twin that is physically smaller and lighter than the 3w .... But I only found that out after buying the 3w -110i ... take a look at the ZDZ as well.
    Good luck
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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    I will take a look into the ZDZ and reconsider..... Thanks

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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    Remember the C-arf P51 is not 1/4 scale - only 100" wingspan (22.5%) - 3w make a 1/4 scale composite plane with a 111 inch wingspan. so that 11% difference in size will relate to approx 15% more weight,drag etc etc ... see macka's installation.
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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    Hi Macka ... have you flown your P51 yet.???

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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    Hi all,

    i just get my spitfire from C_ARF. But i am waiting for the motor, a Kolm in line engine 4 stroke 100.

    If it last too long to get this motor, i will put the DA 85.

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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    check this out!
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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    Peterduplessis and Macka51,

    Have you completed the CARF Spitfires?
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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    depourtal,

    Have you completed your CARF Spitfire?
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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    Steve, Just sell the Spitfire to me!!!!

    (I'm serious!)

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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build


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    Peterduplessis and Macka51,

    Have you completed the CARF Spitfires?
    No ... I got side-tracked by an Airworld FW190 ... hope to get to the spit this year!
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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    I have had my CompArf Spit for over 2 years. Ihave everything I need to complete it. I finally unpacked it from it's box...so that is a start, correct? I'll be watching, and may start mine his summer.

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    ORIGINAL: F4u5

    I have had my CompArf Spit for over 2 years. Ihave everything I need to complete it. I finally unpacked it from it's box...so that is a start, correct? I'll be watching, and may start mine his summer.

    Jeff
    Hi Jeff
    Perhaps if you pack out on the dining room table .... [8D]
    I'm a little embarrased about my progress .... I have also bought all the major items, 3w 110 inline, retracts, servos, emcotec etc etc... perhaps we should build together ...and compare notes!
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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build


    ORIGINAL: peterduplessis


    ORIGINAL: F4u5

    I have had my CompArf Spit for over 2 years. Ihave everything I need to complete it. I finally unpacked it from it's box...so that is a start, correct? I'll be watching, and may start mine his summer.

    Jeff
    Hi Jeff
    Perhaps if you pack out on the dining room table .... [8D]
    I'm a little embarrased about my progress .... I have also bought all the major items, 3w 110 inline, retracts, servos, emcotec etc etc... perhaps we should build together ...and compare notes!
    Jeff,

    Come join me and Spitfire Brotherhood #108 F4u5 over at the Spitfire Brotherhood thread.

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10..._1/key_/tm.htm

    I to am where you guys are with my CARF Spitfire, but when I do begin I am going to post my build here to share with the brotherhood. Bring your build there to F4u5, everyone will enjoy it.
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    RE: C-Arf Spitfire Build

    It last a long time, but I just get my kolm 135.

    I have to decide on wich plain, I will put this motor, either the spitfire or the mustang form Carf.

    I am building the both at the same time.

    Max


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