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Old 03-26-2003, 08:26 PM
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I thought it would be nice to have s small electric plane that I could take to work, for those nice summer lunches. But wanted something that looked like a plane. I looked around and found http://www.mainlymodels.com had a small range of scale combat models all based on WWII planes.

Todate they have

Spitfire
Hawker Hurricane
ME 109
Old 03-26-2003, 08:27 PM
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The wooden parts are sharply cut and marked

Old 03-26-2003, 08:30 PM
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At first I covered the wings in BrownPaper, but felt it added too much weight, so I went for 0.6oz glass cloth and Polycrylic, also provided a nice smooth finish.

Old 03-26-2003, 08:31 PM
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When they were dry, I cut out the ailerons.

Old 03-26-2003, 08:32 PM
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Then epoxied in the aileron torque rods

Old 03-26-2003, 08:33 PM
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Built the motor mount from the pre-cut lite ply parts.

Old 03-26-2003, 08:35 PM
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My choice of motor was a Jamara 480 with a cheap 3/1 open gearbox.

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Its starting to look like a warbird

Old 03-26-2003, 09:19 PM
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Old 03-26-2003, 09:57 PM
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Nice bird!
What's its full-load weight?
What do use as servos?
Little more inf would be good!
Old 03-27-2003, 07:41 AM
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I dont have the weight figures, I'll send them an email and get some more details (I'm still building mine).

I intend to use Hitec mini servos (2).

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I called the company and asked what weight they expect, and they told me the original prototype the Hurricane (Electrified) weighed in at 1lb 7oz (650gms) less Nicads (inc RX, servos, motor, prop & gearbox.

This was probably much heavier than normal as it was just thrown together.

Old 03-30-2003, 06:15 PM
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Here is the tail assembled and hinged.

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Thats a nice fleet! I recently got my Corsair and i can say that warbirds are fun to build
And not to mention, FLY!
Hitec HS-55?
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Fitted the ailerons back into the wings

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Rather than add un needed weight I'm using .6oz cloth and poly-c

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1st coat applied

Old 04-09-2003, 04:11 PM
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Fitted the servo (hitec) into the wing with the torque rods

Old 04-13-2003, 11:01 AM
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Attached the tail feathers

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Started painting, and I filed a hole in the front of the spinner

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First lick of paint

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Made up some decals to make her look the part




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