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Old 01-12-2021, 12:44 PM
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Beautiful work! Iíve followed your build closely on Rumenís website. I love the metal work and scale detail youíve added, itís going to be an awesome spitfire! Thanks for sharing photos.
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Before heading out to work this week I finished up a rough in of the rudder and elevators, I have some finish sanding to do next. Starting to map out guide-tubes for dual elevator, rudder and tail wheel servos. Iím going to box in the cockpit to make sure I save room for all this. I plan to make it as scale as possible so I think I need to map out the cockpit first I think



. Anyway hereís a few photos of the latest.
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John, glad you found the correct spinner for your Spit. I am using a 3d printed spinner on my Zero. I printed it using ABS filament and so far it is holding up well on the DLE 55RA engine.
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Originally Posted by radfordc
John, glad you found the correct spinner for your Spit. I am using a 3d printed spinner on my Zero. I printed it using ABS filament and so far it is holding up well on the DLE 55RA engine.
Looks great Charlie! Lookin forward to getting up in formation with you this spring!
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Radfordc,

What 3-blade prop are you using and what diameter and pitch?
Old 01-16-2021, 12:23 PM
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It's a 20x10 wood but I can't remember for sure the brand....maybe Xoar?
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The spinner arrived today! Just what I was looking for.




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I began work on running pushrods and mapping out where I want servos to be installed. In doing so, I decided to get the cockpit fitted so I can work all them around it. I was going to just start with the cockpit itself but I was sidetracked working on the pilot seat. I grabbed the actual seat and seat pan from Jiri at JPWarbirds, then decided to mod up the suspension with spare parts and g10 I have around.









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Darn...now I feel even worse about my pitiful abilities! John, I bow to you in awe! This plane is going to be unbelievable.
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Haha Thanks Charlie, itís not perfect by any means but it covers the highlights of the seat mechanism, and Iím all for finding uses for spare parts.
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I noticed that the spinner has not been cut for the prop. Are you doing that yourself?
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[QUOTE=nswords;12658502]I noticed that the spinner has not been cut for the prop. Are you doing that yourself?[.

It has not, Iíve got a retired machinist contact that will cut it. Heís done others for a friend of mine.
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A bit more progress on the cockpit today. I was able to route the elevator pushrods around and through the forward sidewalls of the cockpit, I built these from balsa sheeting. I fitted the panel and dropped the pilot in so I could see where Iíll mount the seat. Iíll pull all this out and hold off on details until after Iíve glassed the fuse. Looks like the rudder/tailwheel servo will mount nicely under the seat pan. Iíll get the rear sidewalls and floor in next and once my sheeting arrives Iíll be able to begin skinning the fuse.




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Nice work!
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How is the fit on all of the laser cut pieces? They look good in the pictures.
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Originally Posted by nswords
How is the fit on all of the laser cut pieces? They look good in the pictures.
The fit is very good, I had to open/widen one or two stringer slots a mm or so but to give you an idea of how well everything fit, go back up to one of the very first fuselage photos I posted, youíll see itís framed completely minus stringers and I hadnít laid a drop of glue yet. Itís a great design, and seems to be very strong.
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Finally got to dive in again, I worked out the rudder/tailwheel servo, and was able to mount it underneath the cockpit seat pan. Iím just waiting on a pull/pull system for the rudder to arrive. The elevator servos will be mounted either side of the forward fuse, being that they wonít be completely hidden by the cowl Iíll need to build an access hatch for each but this design saves some space for sure. I finished up the fit for the rudder and elevator halves and began applying the koverall. Iíll lay some more detail into them and then theyíll need a couple coats of nitrite dope to seal for paint.
Iím at the point I believe I could start skinning the fuse but Iím still awaiting balsa sheeting to arrive, so I began work on the wing. Iíve laid out the right half, cut my carbon spar to length and dry fit the main spar and ribs. Everything is a crisp fit, very satisfied. Theyíve supplied cut away tabs on the underside of the outer 2/3 to make it a flat build, nice touch! One thing I may look into modifying are the ailerons, they come with an upper and lower ply template, separated by ribs, which in turn creates a very thick surface, since Iíll be covering these with fliteskin, I may make templates out of thinner ply as to cut down on the thickness.










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Drool!
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Drool!
haha! I wish I didnít have to go to work! I wanted to keep working on her!
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haha! I wish I didnít have to go to work! I wanted to keep working on her!
Yeah it sucks having to work for a living (and support your hobby)!

I work from home and every time the dog comes in during my meetings wanting to play I tell her I have to work o I can buy her food and treets.
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Yeah it sucks having to work for a living (and support your hobby)!

I work from home and every time the dog comes in during my meetings wanting to play I tell her I have to work o I can buy her food and treets.
Right?! My time gets divided up between kids wife work dog annnnnd then rc if thereís any left lol
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Originally Posted by Wyoturbine
Right?! My time gets divided up between kids wife work dog annnnnd then rc if thereís any left lol
Trust me, I can relate!
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I was able to get back at it yesterday, between yesterday and today finished up the basic frame up of the wing. Dihedral and incidence are looking good. I finished the shear webbing on the right half and will do the left side next. Then I can begin on the leading edges and tips. The carbon fiber tube is a very snug fit, I think Iíll sand the guide holes a bit to leave some area for hysol when it comes time to bond the halves together. I had to take a couple of photos with the fuse and wing. Awesome seeing it come together!









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Looks like the pilot is observing the build.....
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Looks like the pilot is observing the build.....
haha yea heís chillin up there patiently waiting.

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