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Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Blazing Star that was a very good video! Very zippy, fun, you sealed the deal for me.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Also while I have it apart I scaled the top hatch. If you cut open your Spit and remove the hatch to gain access the the inside of the plane, that whole piece is exactly 3.9 g.


Hatch with clear canopy = 3.9 grams.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:54 PM
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P-51 nose cone and 2 blade prop= 2.5g

Spitfire nose cone and 4 blade prop =2.5g.

I have flow both the 2 blade = 5:12 flight time at FT. And the stock 4 blade at FT with the same battery and the 4 blade ran for 5:24.

Also the 2 blade trims out differently than the 4. Personally I much prefer the performance of the 4 blade as it had a more stable feel with the 4 blade.

With the same motor and tranny as my P-51 same weight in prop still looking for we're all the weight is.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Just so you know, I was courious where they weight is coming from on this plane. I took the brick out and weight it.

1S AS3X brick is 6.6 grams... So where is the weight of the plane coming from?

I am loving this plane. Small and slow enough I can fly it in my dead end street. Which I can't do with my Beast or Mig.
The Nornal AR6400L is 3.9g, so the AS3X adds 2.7g the AS2030L adds another .5g over a AS2000L, so thats + 3.2g over an Non AS3X plane.

I personally think the extra 3g is worth it.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Front and rear wheels with wire = .9g.

The wind drag they create is more of a factor the their actual weight when trying to increase the flight performance.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:00 PM
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OK guys here's a hat-cam video of the micro Spitfire.
Seven or so more flights and I've gotten to really like this little plane.
Flies much better than the original UM P51.
I decided to remove the LG mounts from the wing as well as the tail wheel.
HH has released a nice product here.
IMO fresh (ie NEW) 25C lipos or better are essential
and a lego minifigure head makes a good pilot substitute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKEQmpCR_fA
Awesome review and great vid! Thank you!
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:03 PM
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The Nornal AR6400L is 3.9g, so the AS3X adds 2.7g the AS2030L adds another .5g over a AS2000L, so thats + 3.2g over an Non AS3X plane.

I personally think the extra 3g is worth it.
Dont forget about the batt cover too
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Plastic batter cover with magnets= 1.5 g...

Now we are getting somewhere...

The weight is in the pretties.

Clear pilot canopy, plastic magnetic battery cover, foam radiators on the bottom side of the wing, black plastic exhaust, all that stuff makes the Spitfire look great but are making it just a bit heavy compared to other UM planes.

Looks like if you want a lighter plane start but stripping all of the stuff listed above will net you several grams.

Myself I am going to have two one pretty original and one stripped down fighter I can fly on wind days that is too windy for all my non AS3X planes...
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:08 PM
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and there's the ghost of the pilot in the cockpit - wonder how much that weighs
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Dont forget about the batt cover too


I couldn't agree more, I'll take a few grams for the ability to fly it when most days I would be grounded.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Blazing Star that was a very good video! Very zippy, fun, you sealed the deal for me.
Ah, thank you.
Looking forward to my comission check from HH

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and there's the ghost of the pilot in the cockpit - wonder how much that weighs
Depends on what he ate for lunch
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:26 PM
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Gray plastic wing tabs that hold on you removable front wheels = .5g for the two together...

Wonder how light we could make a hand launching Spitfire???
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:29 PM
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You might be able to eliminate the Velcro for a lighter system,
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Clear plastic canopy by itself =.7g.

Plane looks better with the canopy on but who can see it in the sky...

Remove more weight Captain!!!
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Black plastic exhaust .5g for both.
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