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Old 02-08-2019, 07:57 AM
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You guys really raise the bar!
Old 02-13-2019, 08:55 AM
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My Phoenix Models 95" Wingspan Spitfire Mk 14. Stripped and glassed with panel lines and rivets. Best Pilots Sailor Malan, cockpit details added. Stock retracts work well. DLE-61 Engine pulls it around nicely.


Old 02-13-2019, 09:31 AM
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Nice Work! Good looking Spit, I believe I saw this in Sturgeon MO! I have my YA mk XIV almost complete. RM687 "Brunhilde"
Old 02-13-2019, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Hot Rod Todd View Post
My Phoenix Models 95" Wingspan Spitfire Mk 14. Stripped and glassed with panel lines and rivets. Best Pilots Sailor Malan, cockpit details added. Stock retracts work well. DLE-61 Engine pulls it around nicely.


Have you had anymore problems withe over heating on the DLE 61?
Old 02-18-2019, 01:33 PM
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Enough of the cylinder sticks down that overheating wasn't the issue, but I was having problems with the carb heat soaking due to stagnant air. I did some modifications. I added holes in front of the scale exhausts and routed air to the carb with a tube. I also opened up the scale exhaust openings to let even more air out. I also added some openings in the side with some reverse scoops to draw hot air out (non-scale). In the end it would run good even in hot weather.
When a carb gets hot you can tell because the engine starts to run rough a bit into the flight, and may even die.
Here's some photos of the mods I made.


Old 06-28-2019, 08:58 AM
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Hi All,

Well, I have finished the Yellow Spitfire mkXIV RM 687 Brunhilde. This aircraft recorded 13.5 kills of V1 bombs in 1944 . It turned out pretty well and the maiden flight was perfect, no pictures:-(. But I do have some prior to the flight and some on the bench. The pilot is Sailor Milan done by Lyle Vasser of Best Pilots. Flying weight is 24.5lbs and is powered by a Zenoah g45 with a Falcon 20X10, the performance was very good at 1/2 throttle.

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Old 06-28-2019, 09:03 AM
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:04 AM
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:23 AM
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:30 AM
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Here is my TopRC Spitfire. DLA 32cc engine and Robart electric retracts. The plane flies good except for cross wind take offs and landing. The plane and I do not do well in cross winds. The carb was tending towards vapor lock as it is located just over the pitts muffler. So I added a small scoop to direct cooling air directly to the carb and an exit with a cowl flap. High pressure air at the carb with low pressure out. Apparently does just enough to solve the carb heat problem. I usually use the short grass next to our runway as directional control is much better on the grass. About 30 flights on this plane in one year. Add me to the Brotherhood.
Old 06-30-2019, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by xcz5785 View Post


How do you get the dirty look? Is it a wash?
yes its a wash and some pre shading
Old 09-27-2019, 04:38 AM
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I would like to paint the pilot seat. What paints do you use for the "SRBP" pilot seat? Any tips?






Old 09-27-2019, 04:54 AM
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Anyone here have a spare Spitfire spinner measuring 97 mm (3.8 inches) in diameter? I need it to fit a Brian Taylor MK 1A (69" wingspan). Please PM me.

Mike
Old 10-30-2019, 01:03 AM
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Here is my CARF with IL 230 inside:
Old 10-30-2019, 04:28 AM
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Beautiful!

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