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Old 11-26-2012, 07:09 AM
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nah...not realy.
I have not planed to move them further inboard.
Lets see what happens when I get back ti assembling it some day again
Old 01-26-2013, 10:09 PM
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i just started to assemble my monster spitfire from easy tigre and enjoyed your comments as i had been looking for other flyers who have this plane. this is my first plane of this size and am enjoying the experiance . i plan on using what is refered to as a 5.8 96 cc engine in the plane it will be fit nicely in the cowl will just need to cut out bottom of the cowl for exaust. engine is called first place and assembled not far fom me i went there the other day and saw it bench tested. as usual the instructions leave a lot to be desired i am 78 and have building experiance with the smaller stuff so this is a great challange for me. good luck with your plane and thanks for your time charlie
Old 01-28-2013, 12:04 PM
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Good luck with your spitfire.
Im sure you will build it just as easy as the samller planes

Hopefully I will get on with mine this summer.

Still have to do my bearcat, p-38, me-110, F-104, DH Vampire.......man...too many projects.....but what a great hobby
Old 01-28-2013, 02:08 PM
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SJN, thank you for your reply, keep in touch and i will do the same, i agree what a great hobby thats what keeps me going your new friend charlie
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hi again,,have you done any more to the spit yet.,,.,.
Old 06-10-2013, 10:54 AM
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no, not realy [:@]

only some filler and sanding in my modified cockpit area.......but otherwise it has migrated to the corner of my workshop.

In a few years time it will be flying


Found another video on youtube of one though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71TnrhcgzLE
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:44 PM
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Great thread, thanks for posting the pictures on the retract cylinder leak, I have a retract cylinder leak on my Yloow Aircraft Spitfire and I now see how the end cap probably comes off.
Cheers, ken
Old 06-11-2013, 02:28 PM
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looks like your busy,.,.wanna sell it?
Old 06-11-2013, 07:57 PM
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nope....go order your own

http://www.intermodel.fr/warbirds/11...tfire-28m.html

http://www.biellaexpress.com/product...-IX-80-cc.html
Old 06-12-2013, 01:06 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

ORIGINAL: SJN

Found another video on youtube of one though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71TnrhcgzLE
Just cruzing around this thread and watched the link. I was offered that very same spitfire (now crashed) plus a whole new fuse, last weekend after he saw my ESM Fw-190 Dora fly So I had to at least let him have a twiddle of the sticks, he walked away with a shopping list of everything I used....

Your work with it SJN looks great so far!

Thanks

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:54 AM
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glad you liked the pictures........but honestly, it is only about 5% finished, so I have not done much


Kinverflyer on the YT forum also has pictures, and some video here:
http://www.ytinternational.co.uk/for...php?f=17&t=424

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7LNz...ature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWIeP...ature=youtu.be
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its a good start to scale it up,,.within the next few weeks I will get either this or a mick reeves,.,.,
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oh boy I realy regret letting it go know,,..,it was built by a bloke in blackpool ..,its a long story which I cant go into on here but I didn't get what id paid for to cut a long story short,.,.anyway maybe one day it might be in the air,,.the LMA inspected it & it had its permit to test fly...,but it was two years ago now maybe 3 ,..,so who knows where she is now,.,.,.anyway after that saga im looking for a cheaper smaller one,.,.this seems to tick all my boxes,.,.,but I will be scaling it up quite a bit,.,.as SNJ is doing,.id like to see if a mick reeves cowl will fit it,.id like some more dihedral & add some scale legs mounted more inboard.., .,,.as I do mine I will also be posting pics,.,.but maybe in a separate thread on both here & rc groups,.
Old 06-13-2013, 11:59 AM
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Great, looking forward to seeing yours
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right ive bought one.,,.deposit paid.,.,,.can you post a few side on pics of the cockpitt / canopy area you have done,..,
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will be starting to do some mods on this once it arrives .,,.,.I think first will be moving the retracts inboard & maybe even replacing them with some electric mick reeves units.,,.,.also alter the wing dihedral ,..,im hoping this can be done by bending the wing tubes in a frends pipe bender that's hydraulic & can be set to what ever angle in degrees,.,.,.i think a small tweek will make a big difference to the look..,,.my builder says 6" at the wing tip,..,.i doubt the kit is any where near that!,,,.
Old 06-21-2013, 01:35 AM
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just for kicks, I messured my wings, and they are 13,5cm 5.3"

So you wont be bending much.
But if you bend it, the streight center section might look odd.

Forgot how massice the wings are compared to my other models
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:48 AM
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dam someone dumped a surf board in your room,,.!,,.,.anyway that's interesting.,5.3 is almost the mick reeves plan specs,.,.but the arf one looks much flatter,,.still I may go for a few inches more to give the look im after,..,,.as there just is something about this whole wing that looks off to me,.,.,.ive also noticed the leading edge has what looks like a angle at the end of the invasion stripes,..,,im sure this should flow more smoothy,.,.,should have some pics next week,.,.,,.

can you put a few pics up of the canopy head on now you've done the mod with the reeves one,.,,.just interested to see how it looks,.,.,.
Old 06-21-2013, 12:07 PM
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Still far from finished, but this is what it looks at the moment.
When I glue in the rear section of the window over the radio compartment, the lower window sill will be filled and painted, which will reduce the size so it will look correct.

The CyModel fuselage is a bit too wide for the mick reeves canopy......its only sport scale
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:12 PM
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that's so much better,.,.,.yes I know its only sport scale but that's what makes this fun making it better,.,.i might go for one of micks cowls ,.,.
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heres mine so far.,,.,.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:18 AM
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Those are beautiful wheels and tires...where did you purchase those??
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Fantastic posts, looking forward to more progress and pics!
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they are the mick reeves wheels & tyres,..,we are converting this into a PR ELEVEN .,.,.,once all the small details are in place i doubt it will look like a china spitfire,.
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thanks for the pics.
Might have to have a set of those wheels too :-)

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