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Old Dec 01, 2010, 09:32 AM
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Not a single one! All lifted from other sites.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 10:23 AM
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Hey Capt, hows your cockpit lookin these days have you assembled it further since the last pics?

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John,
The cockpit is about the same so far. Eventually it'll have a gunsight. I'm temted to add a floor of sorts and a stick but not sure yet. Right now I'm trying to get some paint on it and having trouble with the spray equipment.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 03:06 PM
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Man, I need one of these!
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 04:45 PM
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Man, I need one of these!
It's not perfect, but I searched around quite awhile in this size and I think it's the best looking IMO especially for the price.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 05:32 PM
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I had looked at this plane in the past, when it was 99 bucks. It was out of stock and kinda forgot about it till today. Still not sure if I'll pick it up yet, I might be picking up the new DX 8 at the first of the year.
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 06:23 PM
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It's not perfect, but I searched around quite awhile in this size and I think it's the best looking IMO especially for the price.
Hear hear!
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 06:50 PM
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by far the best looking plane per dollar you're likely to find on the planet
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 07:20 PM
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OK so here's a question......If I bought a load of these bound all receivers to the same model on my dx6i......Would it be possible to fly a squadron singlehandedly?

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Old Dec 01, 2010, 07:23 PM
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OK so here's a question......If I bought a load of these bound all receivers to the same model on my dx6i......Would it be possible to fly a squadron singlehandedly?

John
For five seconds John yes!
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Old Dec 01, 2010, 07:24 PM
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Capt, I been wondering, the flaps mod you have done is I presume a single layer of balsa? Will it be able to withstand the forces when they are applied? Im not questioning your consideration of this it's just a question my tiny little mind has raised.

I was thinking would they benefit from a thin layer of either glass or carbon cloth?

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Old Dec 02, 2010, 02:09 AM
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Hey Capt.. did you glass it? It's a good point.

Also wondering if anyone has considered moving the gear to a more scale location. That would be cool.. was a pain on my 109 but oh sooo worth it..
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 03:01 AM
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Not glassed...thought about it but no they're reinforced with some tiny ribs and covered with Ultracote on outside. As long as they don't get deployed above 140mph they should be fine. (According to the Spitfire placard and pilot's manual anyway.)
*Seriously, I think they'll hold up but some light wt. glass or silk wouldn't hurt.

I did replace the CA hinges with small pinned hinges and reduced the resistance. I won't get a chance to a functional check till after I get the bottom wing painted - have to get another mini detail spray gun. BTW I used Lowes latex paint on the bottom fuse and it went on very well. The mix was 50-50 paint to windshield wash (8oz total for bot fuse) and about 1.8cm Floetrol. I'm very pleased with the results. It covers much better compared to the craft type acrylic paints I used on the Haikong Spit.

As far as the main gear I think I'll pass on that but I would like a more scale looking tailwheel

Cheers mates

*edit: remember, flaps will not or should not be deployed at let's say, cruise speed on any size plane. In this case I don't expect to deploy full flaps at more than 15-20mph ball park so they shouldn't be subjected to that much force. I plan on testing at altitude first of course, to determine how performance is affected during landing phase. I can only hope they perform as expected and I can remain cool.
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Fairy nuff Capt, just a thought I had.

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Old Dec 02, 2010, 12:49 PM
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Mike Early,

Hey thanks man! That strut showed up today, and it's gonna be perfect for the job. You are my favorite person of the day... heck, maybe even the week!

I really appreciate it.

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Old Dec 02, 2010, 01:11 PM
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I consider it a steal for the wonderful cockpit graphic you produced for this plane. It rocks.
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