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Old Apr 22, 2003, 01:29 PM
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FS Spitfire Mk IX UK available NOW!

Just heard from MacGregor Industries, that this kit is in stock with them,and can be ordered through your local LHS.
Thought ya might like to know!
Bit expensive at around 97,but available nevertheless.

Matt.
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 03:31 PM
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It's very nice but way too expensive. Better to spend the money on balsa and blades or an airbrush.
Good luck with your spit. I'm thinking of building a larger version also, powered with a mega 16.. 5 turn and a 3 blade vario prop. MK VB cause it's my fave. I must get me a copy of Q&EFI, didn't think it was out yet.
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 04:40 PM
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How big are you thinkong of going with it? Mine will be 42" span, but there is some seroius wing area.
Am now thinkig of going direct drive with the Mega 22-20-4 with a 4 blader. Just sent Nippon Dave an email for his thoughts.

Will you be powering with Li Poly, and if so, what capacity?

Your little Spit looks very nice BTW, the pics are near the front of the mag,in the editorial, I think.

You're right about the cost though.Shame, it is beautifully prepared.
Lots of spare cash for balsa, batteries or whatever!
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 07:38 PM
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Matt , I have that picture as my background on my computer. Beautiful model but rather expensive. You are right about wing area my 45" Spit when you look down on it has a tremendous wing area. Why are you not considering the AXI 2820/10?

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Old Apr 22, 2003, 09:06 PM
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It's very nice but way too expensive. Better to spend the money on balsa and blades or an airbrush.
I like the way you think!
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 10:46 PM
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How BIG?

I'm looking at 34 inch span, it gives about 220sq.in area. a mega 1615/5 turning a 6.2x4 3 blade will pull 12A static for 14oz thrust at a pitch speed of 45mph. As long as I keep her under 22oz she will go well. I'm going to use ET1200 2s2p so current will be 5C with my gear I think I can bring her in under 18oz. I'm working on a pair of gws retracts but getting them to work in the scale direction is taking time. If I get it sorted i will post pics.
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Old Apr 23, 2003, 02:59 AM
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97 quid!................are you sure?
FS , I assume is Flying Styro, looks like the FS Spit.............comment from Brian.



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Old Apr 23, 2003, 04:06 AM
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Here is a copy of the email from Kevin Crozier:

Hi Matt,
The Spitfire is available but is so new that the shops don't know about it
yet!!
The order code is FSK0035 and the RRP is 97.75. It's a real beauty.
Your favourite shop can order one for you and they should have it later
this week.
Best regards,
Kevin

Don't use GWS retracts- to small, will definitely not work.
I have a GWS Zero with a Mega 5 turn installed, 7x5 APC E prop,8 x HeCells. I installed a pair of Robart 1/2A retracts,slightly heavier than the flimsy GWS ones, but about 600% more reliable!
Cost of the main units are 14.99,can use an ordinary mini servo.
Works great in my Zero, 6 takeoffs, 6 landings, no problems!

Should go well at that size on a Mega 400 type motor.

Ralph, nice idea, but no spare cash at the moment! Maybe in a few months, but I'll go with the Mega 22-20-4 for now..

I'm installing Robart 1/2A's in my new Spit too,love 'em!

Here is a pic. of the retract installation in my Zero.Granted, the geometry of the Spit install is a little difficult,but worth the effort!

Matt.
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