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Guillow's Spitfire, #21 Free Flight to RC Flight Kitbash Contest, gupi
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Nov 05, 2012
, 12:58 AM
Joined Jul 2010
I started building with the tail surfaces. I think that's always a nice and easy way to get into a new build.
The laser cut parts for the tail look way too thick though. On my Herr Engineering builds the tail was always much lighter (and slimmer). I attached pictures of my Herr Fokker D.VII as comparison. This is how i want the Spitfire tail to look like after slimming it down.
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Rudder and vertical stabilizer. Note the scale outline of the rudder. Rudder will be cut free later.
Horizontal stabilizer and elevator. Note the scale outlines. Elevator will be cut free later.
Total weight of tail wood: 5g. The laser cut parts do look too thick though. I'll reduce them probably to half the size.
Compare: rudder from my Herr Fokker D.VII free flight conversion. No need to slim down.
Compare: elevator from my Herr Fokker D.VII free flight conversion. No need to slim down.