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Old Feb 14, 2011, 05:12 PM
um.. yeah, I can make that fly
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Gullow's Spirtfire 3/4"-1' scale

Ill probibally post this somewhere a little more obvious when the build really gets rolling but this will do for now :P. Here is the build log of my Guillow's Supermarine Spitfire kit I bought from hobbycraft for 23 ish. I came as a flat stamped balsa kit designed for display or some prehistoric method of flight called "u-control". basically an elevator, a few lengths of string and a cox .49 engine. Time to bring the old girl into the 21'st century! Ill be using blue arrow D0301 3.1g servos X4 (alierons, rud and ele). the famous (and a personal favorite of mine) 24g Blue wonder brushless motor, swinging a GWS 8040 3 bladed prop (good results with the watt meter on 3s). A turnigy 9g 10 amp ESC. and im very tempted to use the hobbyking $50 900mhz 200Mw Tx & cam (depending on the weight and nose cowl space). Time for some piccys!

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Description: The fuse top and bottom runners

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Description: my electrics, 6 CH 2.4Ghz HK raido in this bird

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Description: The fuse ribbed up and ready for some servos

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Description: the wings laid out, never intended to have alierons so the servo's have been cut into the ribs and wired internally

Will update soon

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Old Feb 14, 2011, 05:39 PM
um.. yeah, I can make that fly
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More progress (that I did early today, I just didnt take piccys) snapped from my Iphone. Motor is on, Wings are togeather and I still dont know how to make the pics full size, even when I attach them to the post Grr! Ele & Rud servo's next, then more stringers, some sanding+filling then it'll be time to cover! may put a fer balsa pannels in though, at full throttle the motor warps the fuse something chronic!

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Description: Alierons cut out of the wings, Landing gear attached to spar and motor is on

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Description: Looking good!


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Old Apr 17, 2012, 08:13 AM
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Looking good! How's the Lancaster coming?
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 01:07 PM
um.. yeah, I can make that fly
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Lol till hobbyking get some stock in its not going. I need 4x mini ESC's and a few mini liniar servos for their gear. I havnt got the space to build it if I can finish it in a week or so :P.

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Old Apr 17, 2012, 04:59 PM
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any plans to share?
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Still sketching, I've got the airfoil, done the tail and the rear fuse, still working on the canopy and front fuse, figuring out the dihedral to look scale but work at this size, and the motor nacelles. I'll let you know when I've got some concrete sketches.

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Old Apr 17, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Thanks. For dihedral, go for it b/c the plane should be more stable in the air.

I'll keep wait for the plans!
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