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YT (ESM) 50cc Spitfire

Old 05-21-2010, 02:37 AM
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Default YT (ESM) 50cc Spitfire

It has taken just over a week and a half to put her together, no issues, no complicated build all went together very nicely and test flew her last night, powered by a DL50, she is perfectly balanced rock steady and looks stunning, ground handling superb, stall gently dropped a wing. She is really really nice to fly and looks the part in the air. I order mine with out squadron markings, detail, weathering and scale exhausts will be added after this week.
More info on the build - http://www.ytinternational.co.uk/for...php?f=17&t=263
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:25 AM
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gorgeousgot video?
Old 05-24-2010, 01:03 PM
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Saw this fly yesterday, pilot flew it slow, and tight,then fast and wide, it responded perfectly, like the lady she is, 2 piece wing, correct angled retracts, which, incidently, looked very nice, they went up, they came down, no problems, roll on the next delivery, this ones all sold out
Old 05-25-2010, 10:27 AM
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Here she is flown last weekend before she goes away for painting and weathering and a few other finishing touches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6q_STb5mQw
Old 05-25-2010, 10:50 AM
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Looks great! Can't wait for my P-40 50 cc


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Old 05-25-2010, 02:04 PM
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Great flying for a first flight!! Looks very impressive in the air. Did you use any lead etc to balance it?

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Old 05-25-2010, 03:05 PM
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She needed about 1.2lb to balance plus the AA batteries up front as well, final weight about 22lb
Old 05-26-2010, 03:36 PM
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How do you like the esm gear for this new Sptifire? any problems? thanks.
Old 05-26-2010, 03:45 PM
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Hello
This plane flies well but the construction plan is not very "model". disassembly of the wings can not save the entry of central air !
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I must say the new retracts are excellent they operate on only 60psi and are very positive, slop free and the new oleos are damped. One point though the guide grub screw on the oleos remove it and re-secure with a drop of thread lock. The retract bearers are about 9mm thick with fibre glass board inserted for additional strength. This board is very tough and the screws supplied struggle to cut through it, change them to toughened wood screws. The whole retract assembly has been well thought out keyed in to the front spar, damage this and you should reconsider your landing procedure.
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Kinver,
Thanks for that information, my previous project is the 1.20 sized esm corsair and the esm gear for this model is extremely flimsy my main problem is that the directional play of the wheel would not allow the model to track straight. The geometry of spitfire gear is less complex than that of the corsair as it doesnt have to rotate as well , so i may just opt to use the ESM gear for the spitfire after all and spend money for fancy gear on the esm corsair instead.
Thanks again.
Louis
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Waiting on mine to arrive. What diameter are the retract mounting screws? Are they large enough to permit a small pilot hole through the FG board?

The model looked beautiful in the air on the video. I'm getting very anxious to start on mine. I suppose I can kill time while I'm waiting by cleaning the drool off the keyboard.

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Sp, ill probably have to make time when i open the box up once again. Do you mean the screw size for the retract mount blind nuts in the wing? i'll have to dig in it sometime later this evening.
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No big deal, if you happen to notice next time you open the box, LMK. Otherwise I'll find out when I get my kit.
I was picking up another model from a local distributor's warehouse and got a squizzy at the 50cc Spit in an opened box. Looked so good I turned around and ordered one the next day.

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Old 06-04-2010, 04:34 PM
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I opened mine and assembled it temporarily with tape, aside from little things that could be more scale, this Spitfire is the best I have seen from any ARF company, not to mention its a pretty big model. I am very happy with it. I really like the fact the hinges on the ailerons, elevators and rudder are hidden and you wont see through them.
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Yeah true, its really nice how the hinge is setup in this model. im probably going to swap them in favor of the robarts pin type hinge just for a little extra reassurance. Its nice how its a recessed radius, very scale like.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:55 PM
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I was able to finally do a quick mockup to see how big this bird actually is. I have it in comparison to the hangar 9 .90 size bird to the side, and this Spitfire has a pretty big foot print. I'm just getting excited trying to figure out what motor I would use. After some preliminary measuring I am feeling sorta limited to a 50 or 55 cc of some sort, as it will probably be the most i'd want to go so as not to throw off the nice lines of a spitfire too much. Talk about wing area, this thing has alot, and it makes me want to put something a lot stronger like an 85 cc but the limited cowled area leaves me undecided. O.S GT55 or what? Input please!
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:32 AM
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I would go with G62. it weighs about 2.3kg of and you wont need to add as much weight as with other 50-55cc engines.
+ the engine is excelent
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I have an RCGF 62 going in mine, it was too much for my LA7. If I had to start over, I might try the OS GT55, less trouble with gassers with rear intake mounts on this bird
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fantastic vid
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watch the video, our demo spit is being flung around with a DL55 fitted
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I just got a RAF Pilot in from VQ Warbirds. He is a perfect fit for the ESM Spitfire. ...

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Old 06-12-2010, 11:36 AM
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So, the question many of us smaller ESM Spitfire owners have....has the noseover effect on takeoff and landing been corrected on this model?? The grass takeoff looked good.

I certainly need a airframe for my DA50!

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the wheel angle is as per full size
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I'm having fits locating a 4 3/4" spinner. Anyone know of a source?

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