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Old 08-20-2013, 03:38 PM
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heres some more progress pics
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:34 AM
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heres few more progress pics by my frend & expert builder dave clarke.now the retracts are moved inboard it looks a lot better,,the canopy has been moved forward a bit,.,.some flap detail added,cockpit is comming along nicely & will be finished of with a mick reeves dash ect,.,.,.,looking forward to getting it in the air then doing my paint scheme,.,.,.,.hopefully a few weeks should see air under its 110" wings,.,.,.,.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:38 AM
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Looks great.
Have you checked up on how the horizontal stab is squared up compared to the wing ?

Mine is off, and I will have to cut my tail spar tube free in the fuselage, and change the angle for it to line up.
Old 08-24-2013, 04:31 AM
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Yes mine is ok,,.,.,.thanks for advice,.have you managed to do any more to it?

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Old 08-24-2013, 05:06 AM
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Nah...not yet :-)
Old 08-25-2013, 10:03 AM
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in all honesty ,.,. the amount of work going into this inc the fully detailed fuss with panel lines,.rivets & the same with the wing i could of bought either the mick reeves or flying legends kits,.,.,., i did how ever get a fully detailed fuselage thats very nicley detailed & im thinking of getting it moulded,,,..,,.
Old 11-10-2013, 03:26 PM
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Hi, for those who have finished this project, how much weight was needed for the plane? One of my flying buddies has just finished one up and with a quick balance just to get a rough idea , around 8.lbs would be needed for his.

Thanks
Old 11-11-2013, 04:31 AM
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bullittrob,
I noticed in your #77 posting that you have laid down and nice coat of resin on your wing but it doesn't look like you used any cloth.
Have you found that this works OK for you?

Thanks,
paul
Old 11-13-2013, 12:35 PM
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This is my feeling in general about arfs, you spend more time tearing them apart and fixing them all up you may as well have just bought a kit and built it right. There really is no time saving. I end up loosing interest in the project by the time I get done. I admire what you have done so far though.
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in all honesty ,.,. the amount of work going into this inc the fully detailed fuss with panel lines,.rivets & the same with the wing i could of bought either the mick reeves or flying legends kits,.,.,., i did how ever get a fully detailed fuselage thats very nicley detailed & im thinking of getting it moulded,,,..,,.
Old 12-20-2013, 01:03 PM
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Any updates guys ?


I just installed my ZDZ 90, and the engine itself fits completly inside the cowl. The spark plug will stick out though....and there will be some ugly intake and exit holes.......but cant get around that.
Also have to install the huge muffler inside the fuselage and cool it, to meet noise restrictions here.

I also changed the shape of the aft radio compartment window, as it did not look right before.
Also loosened and moved my tail spar as it was glued in at an angle so my tailt fins would not be tru to the wings....but all is well now
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:34 AM
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well hi guys,.,been 2 yrs since I got back onto the artf spit,,.but its now all done,,i finally got my 3rd scale scale spitfire back,,,plus what with getting involved with other projects it took me away from this spitfire,,,power is now a DA85,,,had some ingnition probs with it but after a replacement robed from my ziroli mustang this is running sweet,,,,
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:46 AM
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Very nice :-)

How have you managed your engine cooling ?
Old 12-26-2014, 05:36 AM
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theres a letter "H" cut out In the front of the cowl,,.,.theres plenty of air getting to the engine.,,some more pics,,..,
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:44 AM
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Thanks for the pictures.
Have you got any of the exit hole for the air to get out ?

Amaizing that the H is enough air to cool the engine.
The worst part of the spitfire is deciding how to do the cooling....almost no matter what you do, you will have to live with emoe ugly holes in the cowl :-)
Almost want to try out the MVVS 116cc water cooled engine in something like this :-)
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Old 12-26-2014, 06:37 AM
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it vents out through the exhausts,.chin scoop.,plus tail wheel ,..,heres my 3rd scale fighters which I will be selling as kits in the new year,.,..,.,,.spit.,me109.,p51,., poss a p47 might be coming in,,,once the spitfire in complete in kit form inc composite wings I will be doing a build thread on it,.,the me109 should be following after,..,.

,this particular p51 in the picture is now sold as I thought it was just too heavy at almost 100kg,.it was not built by me or dave Clarke I might add,,..,so with having the moulds for the fuselage the decision has been made to build a lighter one.,.,
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:36 PM
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guys, enough years already! Let's get some final weights, some notes on how much lead it took to balance it, pictures of the lead, etc and get to the funner flying parts! LOL
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If I just could stop buying other cool stuff, then I might get mine finished...haha...
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Originally Posted by SJN View Post
If I just could stop buying other cool stuff, then I might get mine finished...haha...
You've got RC porn addiction. Afraid to settle down with one RC lady and mature together. Let's get the Spit flying and never leave your 'fire back at the hangar...it goes to the field. ;-)
Old 03-15-2015, 06:18 AM
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I have no idea of what you are talking about.......couldn`t even fit everything in the pics.......

But at least I know that others out there are far worse than me haha....
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:40 AM
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And I miss your KYOSHO Seawind and ROBBE U-47, so probably you have more cool stuff hidden somewhere.

Jesus Cardin
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Hehe....the seawind is sold, and the u-47 is not finished yet
Old 05-19-2015, 05:54 PM
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Amazing! You have so many airplanes. Recently, I orderd a sea fury from CY model and searching all forum about CYM or Easy Tiger Model. I am very interesting your building process.

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Old 05-19-2015, 07:51 PM
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I just finished the Yak-3U, and ready to maiden it.
It is a much newer generation of the CY line, and the fit and finish is quite a bit better than the spitfire and Bearcat that I have from them.
See teh build thread here:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-w...k-11-96-a.html
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I wish my comming Sea Fury is good as your Yak-3U.
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Can someone help to confirm on the sturt length? Is that 280mm? I would like to order new strut from sierragiants but just wanted to make sure i dont order the wrong one
Will be using electron 50ego retract and 6" wheel fit?

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