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Old Feb 26, 2003, 05:31 AM
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Not on subscription (yet) but the magazine was in the shops here last Friday.

The Spitfire is a pretty small one at 27" span - that works out at 1/16.33333333333333 scale or thereabouts, so if you only construct your models to "proper integer" scale size then you would need to do some reducing or enlarging of the plan, oh and the wood, erm and the spinner might be a problem too- but you would be confident that at least the numbers match up . If you build your model to fly OTOH it looks very spitty like indeed.

The construction is 1/16th sheeted built up wings, 1/16th sheet fuselage sides, 9 formers, 3/32 longerons and all sheet tail surfaces, with full span ailerons operated by a single micro servo via torque rods. The prototype weighed 14 oz and at the time of the write up had only flown once due to weather. It doesn't mention if there is a cockpit canopy available from Traplet for this one. The battery is an 8 cell pack of 650mah AAA sized Nimhs. Looks very pretty in the photos, but no flying shots (other than one of the full sized MH434 taking off/landing).

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