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Old Jun 23, 2015, 03:43 AM
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Maidened my Spitty this afternoon, what a gem, little
bit of down trim and she was on rails.

Have the P40, Corsair and Spitfire and while I would
have to say the Corsair is superior to the Spitfire she,
the Spit that is, would be a close second, looks so nice
rolling and low passes, those elliptical wings, oh my!

Will get some flying pic's some time soon.
Get the 'Stang Peter, second after the Corsair. Mine goes Corsair, Mustang, Kitty, then Spit. Only reason Kitty is third is lack of power. Handling wise I'd almost have it above Mustang. My Spit has never really flown super great. Its on second wing and second fuse. Kitty is rails, just dog slow, even with the 23.5mm motor and new prop off Corsair. Better, but still not fighter like unlike Corsair and Mustang. Oh, and Trojan is up there too.
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Old Jun 30, 2015, 04:48 PM
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Kittyhawk is a favourite for her looks, she is not the best flyer of the bunch,
I would have to go Corsair, Spitfire then Kittyhawk, as far as their flying
performance is concerned. Haven't flown the Spitty as much as the others
have to admit she looks so nice.

I have been eyeing off a Mustang, maybe down the track, the boss says I have
plenty of toys for now!

Hey do you have a link, close to Oz, for the 23.5mm motors you talk of, thanks.
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Old Jun 30, 2015, 05:48 PM
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Kittyhawk is a favourite for her looks, she is not the best flyer of the bunch,
I would have to go Corsair, Spitfire than Kittyhawk, as far as their flying
performance is concerned. Haven't flown the Spitty as much as the others
have to admit she looks so nice.

I have been eyeing off a Mustang, maybe down the track, the boss says I have
plenty of toys for now!

Hey do you have a link, close to Oz, for the 23.5mm motors you talk of, thanks.
These guys are near Sidney: http://micro-motor-warehouse.com/col...planes-e-flite

Cheers!
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Old Jul 01, 2015, 12:10 AM
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Thanks Rocket so which motor do you suggest for um warbirds, seems there
are two choices both of which look suitable, whats the difference between
the two? Thank you..........

http://micro-motor-warehouse.com/col.../cl-0820-15-9t

http://micro-motor-warehouse.com/col.../cl-0820-17-9t
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I keep mine in my VW camper van (along with a UM Radion and a Blade130x heli) and fly them all at least a couple of times a week

My Spitfire is standard, it runs Miniaviation cells (best I found so far) and the only damage it has ever had was "hanger damage", which is very annoying when it happens
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Old Jul 01, 2015, 09:31 AM
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Have I just read somewhere above that they have stopped making these ?
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Thanks Rocket so which motor do you suggest for um warbirds, seems there
are two choices both of which look suitable, whats the difference between
the two? Thank you..........

http://micro-motor-warehouse.com/col.../cl-0820-15-9t

http://micro-motor-warehouse.com/col.../cl-0820-17-9t
The -15 is definitely the go to motor. Reliability is at least as good as the stock motor and it has exceptional power.

For even better performance and flight times you might also consider a set of these http://miniaviation.com/KM_220P.html With a little trimming to the battery cover they just squeak in. You'll be a tad nose heavy with them and might consider adding half a gram or so to the tail.

The -17 has even more power, but it's a battery soak and if your heavy on the throttle it will burn out up after half a dozen flights or so. I have one installed in one of my Spits, but fitted with an 8 tooth pinion. In theory it should be more efficient, but it's an experimental and hasn't flow yet, so I don't know if it really works.

Cheers!
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Have I just read somewhere above that they have stopped making these ?
They've been out of production for a year, or so.
My new one is an airframe and brick from my P-40 that, after a brownout (with nCPX motor experiment), the onboard pilot attempted a single point landing on a frozen Canadian soccer field at full throttle.
While the nCPX motor did not prove to be suitable for the application, I did discover the retractable spinner during this experiment. Patent pending.

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