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Old Nov 15, 2009, 06:51 PM
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CMP Spitfire 50 - 54"

Has anyone seen this one yet? I love the shape of the fuselage and it looks like the canopy shape is pretty fair as well. Looks pretty sweet in the photos. Hope it looks that good in person, I ordered one last week! Used the 10% off B4BLACKFRI discount code. Should arrive tomorrow if UPS tracking is accurate.


http://www.nitroplanes.com/spitfire50.html

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Old Nov 15, 2009, 07:11 PM
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Link to a video at the bottom of the CMP page. Poor quality video but the plane seems to fly well.

http://www.cmpairplane.com/warbird/S...50%20Size.html
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 08:04 PM
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Really nice looking model, Mike.
Best of luck with the build
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Thanks Jag. I'm really impressed with the quality of the construction. I had a CMPro Discus glider that I sold before finishing. It was very nice looking but seemed fragile and required going over and improving things. Can't yet see where this needs improving.

I have to get cracking on the Hurricane build which is more than half way done and also squeeze in some work on my Hawker Typhoon scratchbuild project. A quicker project will be a repair of a Stein Hawker Typhoon that I got from a friend. That just needs motor and radio equipment installed after a minor wing repair.
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Old Nov 18, 2009, 01:28 PM
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CMP 50 Spitfire

I ordered mine on the 17th using the 11% discount from NitroPlanes.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 08:55 PM
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What are you planning on using for power?
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 11:18 AM
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Spitfire

I will be using a O.S. 46AX, I have since bought a Saito FA-65 4 stroke to use in the spitfire
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 11:58 AM
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I will be using a O.S. 46AX
The O.S. 46AX is a good motor but If you can stretch your wallet go for the OS 55.
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 09:49 PM
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Darn I was hoping your were going electric with this one, as I was toying with the idea. Nevertheless a 46AX will be nice for power, I have an older OS46 in a Kyosho At-6 Texan (fiberglass fuse) and it flys great, not a speed demon though.
Currently, I am building a Kyosho Spitfire, however, from your photos the CMP version looks way better... CMP defiantly makes some nice planes. I wonder if the CG will be off on the Spit like on all their other 50 sized planes?
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 09:55 PM
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Darn I was hoping your were going electric with this one, as I was toying with the idea. Nevertheless a 46AX will be nice for power, I have an older OS46 in a Kyosho At-6 Texan (fiberglass fuse) and it flys great, not a speed demon though.
Currently, I am building a Kyosho Spitfire, however, from your photos the CMP version looks way better... CMP defiantly makes some nice planes. I wonder if the CG will be off on the Spit like on all their other 50 sized planes?
Sorry that I didn't answer sooner. I haven't decided which motor I'm going with. It'll be one of the big Turnigy motors though on something like 6s.

I do hope the CG is right. I'll be conservative and make it nose heavy using the stated CG. Hate to wreck this beauty.
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Old Nov 24, 2009, 12:12 AM
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Keep us updated on the build....
FYI I am planing on using a Turnigy 50-55B 600kv Outrunner on a 6s 5000 in a CMP Zero... not sure if the Turnigy 50-55A 400kv would be better though... I am going to use the 50-5B in my Kyosho spit on a 4S 5000... with either a 13x8 or a 13x10 prop
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Old Nov 27, 2009, 04:47 AM
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Just picked up one for me. $127 shipped on Black Friday...will be going electric as well...
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Old Nov 27, 2009, 09:31 AM
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Keep us updated on the build....
FYI I am planing on using a Turnigy 50-55B 600kv Outrunner on a 6s 5000 in a CMP Zero... not sure if the Turnigy 50-55A 400kv would be better though... I am going to use the 50-5B in my Kyosho spit on a 4S 5000... with either a 13x8 or a 13x10 prop
Wow, you think this will handle a 6S 5000 pack? Seems heavy for a 54" plane. I had the 48" Hyperion Spitfire and only flew it on a 5S 2200 mah pack. I've got a bunch of 6S 5000 packs that would be perfect for this, and I miss my spitfire something fierce, but I just can't see a plane with only 5 more inches on the wing being able to handle that weight.

Have you tried fitting that battery into the fuse? does it fit well with the wing attached?

CMP 50 sized warbirds are notoriously heavy too; my 50 sized P51 is a brick. I wonder how this Spit compares. Does it seem super heavy?

The site suggests that it comes with retracts, is that correct? Or do you have to buy them separately?

Man I want to get one, I wish someone had it built and could report on how well it flies.
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Old Nov 27, 2009, 07:11 PM
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...Have you tried fitting that battery into the fuse? does it fit well with the wing attached?

I have a few days off. If I have a chance I'll try to get an answer for you on this.

CMP 50 sized warbirds are notoriously heavy too; my 50 sized P51 is a brick. I wonder how this Spit compares. Does it seem super heavy?

If I get a chance I'll weigh it empty.

The site suggests that it comes with retracts, is that correct? Or do you have to buy them separately?

The retracts are included and premounted.

Man I want to get one, I wish someone had it built and could report on how well it flies.

It's on sale now for $99!! I'm tempted to get another as a spare just because it's so beautiful.
My answers are in the body of your post.

Mike
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