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M.K. 1 SPITFIRE from you won't believe its coro

Old 02-05-2004, 07:17 AM
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You can use or try anything that you like just be sure it does not move because of the use of CA if it moves and your glue grabs or do not notice that it has moved then your wing is ruined.I use just a drop of CA at both ends of the jig and kicker.It usually will snap off fairly cleanly when your finished. Also when you clamp the wing down use a piece of hardwood to protect the coro from the clamps.
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Default RE: M.K. 1 SPITFIRE from you won't believe its coro

Bumping this back to the top.
Hoping DeadEye gets a chance to complete this thread.
Old 02-11-2004, 09:35 PM
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I said that you add the tabs on the outer panels top skins early in the construction but I have found it is easier to add them later after the center section has been cut to fit. Lay the center section down and with a sharp xacto knife cut along the edge of the center section to now make it fit between the two top panels. You now cut the panels through and recheck for fit. When everything fits add the 2 mill coro tabs to the top panels and when dry glue the centrer section down to the trailing edge and the tabs.Now trim the panels to match top and bottom, glue the wingtips together and give the entire wing edges a good sanding to match the top and bottom.
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Old 02-11-2004, 10:13 PM
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Default RE: M.K. 1 SPITFIRE from you won't believe its coro

WOW!!!

Very impressive, love the construction methods.

Thanks for sharing Deadeye
Old 02-12-2004, 09:26 PM
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Super easy so far.
The build pic's are awesome.
Looking forward to seeing how the aileron servos are mounted.
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So far I think you have the best thread in this area. Keep up the good work. I am already planning on building a spad spitfire. Could you please clearify one thing for me and that is where you got the plans from. It looks like "Spitfire in action" is that the book that you are talking about. I just want to make sure so I do this correctly.

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Old 02-13-2004, 08:51 AM
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The source for this plane is the Spitfire in action book from Squadron publications Aircraft#39. I used the 3 views from page 8.
Old 02-13-2004, 09:00 AM
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I will be posting a notice about this thread sometime this weekend Feb 14th to 15th when I get a chance.Thankyou to everyone for showing such interest in this column and especially RCU for having such a wonderful web-site to interact with.
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Thanks, I will have to pick that book up. Just to let you know I can't wait to see your next posting because this is so cool.
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If I understand your instruction, the leading edge have a glue join like the trealing edge!!!

What do you put over the open flute to close it and make it look round???

Thanks

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Old 02-16-2004, 09:00 AM
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Will be covered in the next step, or go back to the first post on this thread it is mentioned there
Old 02-16-2004, 09:31 AM
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I am going to be ending the construction thread after the wing section is complete.The info will remain and the thread can be used as a sounding board for building and flying the MK-1 Spitfire. I started this thread because of the "You wont believe its coro thread". I wanted to stop any negativity that our club might receive.Had Ace not brought up all of this Secret talk there wouldnt have been a problem and our plans and construction video would have come out in time.These planes took two years to develop with a lot of flying and building improvements along the way. I am not the only one involved with this project and there have been many discussions about why I am just giving this design away, and rightfully so.The main concern from the other thread was the SECRET to the eliptical wing which I have completely covered in this thread and will finish.The remainder of this plane will be sold as a building video and laminated plan package for $40.00 CDN.We are also going to be selling a P-40-D, Tony, Hurricane, P-51-D+C,FW 190-D9--TA 152 and a BF-109. Also later on WWI Fighters Fokker DV11 SE5-A Nueport II and a Fokker Dr 1 Triplane all of which will be made almost entirelly out of 2 and 4 mill coro .I really had no right to go on line and give all of this information out when there are others involved,so I hope you see my predicament and understand why I am stopping this thread.Please feel free to use this site for questions on flying and building the above planes and check our web site for availability on these planes at www.londoncombat.homeip.net /london Thankyou for your time and understanding now back to finishing the leading edge of the MK-1 Spitfire
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Deadeye11987, Thanks for the very interesting thread. I did check out the site but there were no plans for the spitfire that I could find. You said that the Price would be $40 CND. How much are you going to charge in USD. One thing that might have been overlooked by some of your partners is that this was great exposure. I would still like to purchase the video on building the spitfire. You may email me when the plans and video are available.

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Beauty! Um, we are all also hinged on the edge of our seats for the grand finale - and Spit signature curve - the leading edge completion!

Can't wait to see the final step. Is it just a matter of gluing a dowel from root to tip??

Otherwise, Thanks for sharing all the info.
Old 02-17-2004, 07:47 AM
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The US price will likely be $30.00 .The plans and video are not on the web site yet as I have not completed them.I will send you an e-mail when they are finished,and also advise on this thread. I will continue the thread this evening.
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For great 3-views...

http://www.airwar.ru/other/drawe.html
Old 02-18-2004, 06:34 PM
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I HAVE TRIED 3 TIMES TO UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS LETS SEE IF THIS GOES PS EACH TIME THEY DONT GO I LOOSE EVERYTHING
Old 02-18-2004, 06:35 PM
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OF COURES THAT ONE WENT I WILL TRY IT AGAIN
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As this is a combat model I will show the quickest and easiest way to finish the leading edge but will describe quickly other methods as well.One of the reasons it was hard to believe that this wing was of coro is because after the wings leading edge was installed the wing was covered with copier paper applied with 3M spray 77.The ailerons were sheeted with soft 1/16th balsa and sanded to match the trailing edge.This was done to hide the coro ribbing. If you are using the plane for a sport scale design then this is still an effective way to go to improve the models appearance.The best way to go is treat the wings leading edge just like a foam wings leading edge.Use 3 laminations of 1/8th balsa sheet then sand it round to give you the round finished leading edge.Other ways to go are 3/16th titainium with balsa top and bottom then over top.Fiberglass arrow shaft (hard to blend into the wing tips) or what I will show here with pictures a 5/16th wooden dowel.Use one piece of dowel for the entire wing. Cut half way through the dowel and crack it at the two diehedral breaks . You must then cut notches in the back of the dowel so it will make the bend of the leading edge.Use CA and kicker to attach the dowel in place going about 5 inches at a time untill the dowel is secure.After the dowel is dried sand it to your liking to match the wing tip. I f using wooden tips stop the dowel where the wing tips attach.Now the wing is ready to be covered with the copier paper. Run the paper out to the front of the dowel to hide the seam where the leading edge and the dowel are glued. If not covering the wing(I don't anymore) fill the seam with featherlite putty or what I use now 3M Micropore surgical tape.This tape is like silkspan and is very sticky and stretchy.This finishes the wings construction. Next is the aileron control installation and the rads and wing blisters.This wing in a mid air will go through single fold coro ,balsa.and foam wings like a hot knife through butter. Only problem is more and more guys around here are using this type of wing DAM!
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Pictures continued
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Final set for above
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This shows the use of the Micropore tape to cover the leading edge and the open flutes at the tip.
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Very nice! Micropore eh? sounds like good tape!

I know this project has been quite well documented Deadeye, but if you have the time perhaps you could give us a brief break-down on your very nice wing to fuselage fairings?

Otherwise, well now it's just a matter of time before some SPAD'er comes up with another technique, based on the ideas you have planted in all our brains!

Long live SPAD!
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I was looking closer, is that microbaloons you used around the fairings??

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