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Posted by Edge767 | Apr 25, 2012 @ 04:31 PM | 6,089 Views
I can't believe I didn't post this here!

A while back, I added flaps to my Parkzone Spitfire. It has really made the plane a lot easier to land.

NOTE: I don't recommend taking off with flaps on ANY PZ plane because at their size, they really don't need it and you put yourself into a position of the plane lifting off before it's really ready and getting into a stall/tip-stall situation. Flaps on PZ planes should only be used while landing.

With that said, I will say that this mod was pretty easy to do. The hardest part is the first cut. Once you're through that, the rest is easy.

I didn't take any photos while I installed the flaps, but here's a video I made during the process:

Parkzone Spitfire Mk IX Flaps Mod (8 min 37 sec)

And some photos.

Posted by Edge767 | Apr 04, 2012 @ 04:29 PM | 5,055 Views
Today, I decided to get a little flight in during a lull in the wind and storms we've been having here in Texas. I took out the Corsair for a few minutes and this time tried to get some video. Of course, the little keychain cam is not the best for this type of video, and worse, I didn't have it aligned properly on my hat. I did get a few frames here and there of my plane, and since the resolution was kind of low and the contrast kind of high due to the overcast sky, I decided to have a little fun with it.

I have photos of my P-47 and my Spitfire antiqued, so I figured it was high time the Corsair had it's period photo. Here is the result:

I'll try to get some good video and perhaps even some photos soon. This is such a fun hobby with so many different ways to get enjoyment out of it!