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Posted by Mk9 | Oct 18, 2020 @ 12:10 AM | 4,078 Views
Hi Folks,
My Durafly Mk1a is getting somewhat the worse for wear, and I thought it would be interesting to convert it to a Mk2a to make it more distinguishable from the other Mk1a in our small club. We have quite a Spitfire collection and a Mk2a would increase the spread. The main external difference is the spinner, and Caillie Graphics sorts the rest, so it's not going to be very hard!

I picked RN-N since it's one of the few reliable colour subjects available. This is the classic shot:
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/i...ject/205018254

I'm aware of 2 other possible photos, but they seem a little more dubious in authenticity, so I decided to hit Google Earth and see if I could find the backdrop. I've had a win for 2 of the 3, but the 3rd eludes me. The 3rd is also suss as a) it has open gun ports, the other two are taped, as you'd expect for a photo shoot, and b) it has a weird black smear on the side fuse. Still, the background does look like a photo so I'm a bit perplexed.

Photo1:
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/i...ject/205018254
Photo2:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49509639521
Photo3:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bc/fc...ab38ae2c6d.jpg
Posted by Mk9 | Nov 01, 2017 @ 06:50 AM | 3,379 Views
The Hanger contains (in order of preference!):
3S Polaris - an awesome plane, but RIP after elevator servo seized in a dive. I now need to build another version. Thanks WormBoy for alerting me to the design and Steve Schumate for sharing the plans. I have coupled aileron servos for insane maneuvers, well beyond my flying ability!
4S Durafly Mk1a - another awesome plane. The Polaris only pips it because it is more versatile. I cannot say how impressed I am with the Durafly Mk1 - it looks good, flies superbly and I love it. I just need to learn to land it reliably.
3S FMS Typhoon - This is a great warbird - very close to scale outline and extremely practical undercarriage. Handles strong winds well and wafts around on 3S. Unfortunately grounded after a kamikaze run on a tree. Tree 1: Tiffy 0. Have spares to rebuild.
HK Wicked Wing - fabulous fun slope soarer.
3S 3DLabPrint P-38 - a clear PLA print of 'Glacier Girl', the P-38 salvaged from a Greenland Glacier and restored to flying condition. A couple of firsts here: first twin, first 3D Printed aircraft, first jointly owned plane with my son! Flies brilliantly, the guys at 3DLabPrint have done a fantastic job.
F-16 PSS conversion of the HK chuck glider this is a hoot, a really easy conversion thanks to Speedster Den on here and looks so cool in the air. Have flown it in 25kts with a lot of weight, but doesn't really maneuver like an F-16!
3S /4S Dynam Spitfire Mk9 - This was a HK bargain I think circa 2014. My...Continue Reading