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May 18, 2011, 05:35 AM
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Cant wait to see how the Capt's flaps help this birdy and her super hot landings!

Any clues on maiden date yet Dick?

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May 18, 2011, 03:22 PM
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Just a word on those engine mounts....no matter how tight u think u have ur engine bolts fastened, check them after each of ur first few flights. I'm known for stripping threads from overtightening everything i put together, so i was surprised at how loose those engine bolts had become after just one flight.
Cheers
Michael
Beautiful flight - thanks for posting and congratutions...
May 18, 2011, 03:31 PM
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Cant wait to see how the Capt's flaps help this birdy and her super hot landings!

Any clues on maiden date yet Dick?

John
John,
It's been terribly windy here, more so than ever, and I've also been waiting on some NiMh Rx batteries for my Spitty which finally showed up this morning. The cage also needs to be enlarged as well for the 5s battery plus I busted the Horiz stab again. So to answer the question I'm not sure yet. Sorry to be so non-committal but all my free time has been limited lately. I promise I'll get back to it ASAP. Don't give up on me...

Cheers all
May 18, 2011, 05:06 PM
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We'll never give up on ya buddy! You did some amazing work... I think you should enter it in a Warbird contest.. I think it's up there in detail with the custom stuff.

Since it's such a great airframe I know you'll have a great flight. I'm surprised that 5s has become a squeeze for you, I'm about to transition down to 5s myself since the poor airframe is probably on it's last legs.. But a 5s 5000 seems to fit like a glove.
May 18, 2011, 06:59 PM
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We'll never give up on ya buddy! You did some amazing work... I think you should enter it in a Warbird contest.. I think it's up there in detail with the custom stuff.

Since it's such a great airframe I know you'll have a great flight. I'm surprised that 5s has become a squeeze for you, I'm about to transition down to 5s myself since the poor airframe is probably on it's last legs.. But a 5s 5000 seems to fit like a glove.
Man, thanks I really appreciate that. I really want to get her in the air but so much has come up here lately I haven't even had a chance to fly anything very much. Winds have been uncooperative to say the least also.
Originally the battery tray/cage was intended for a 4s before deciding to go 5s - hoping it would be large enough, but of course it isn't. Anyway s few more considerations remain yet not to mention when it is ready, I'd prefer more suitable airspace to fly.

As a side note I added HK e-tracts and the oleo struts from RCWarbirds but gear doors may need to be set aside till I figure out how to fit them to the thicker oleos.

Anyway, I'm still trying to find time to work on her and will let you all know how it's progressing...

Keep Your RPM's Up
May 18, 2011, 08:25 PM
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My new wheels are thin enough and the struts retract far enough to allow for the possibility of doors, perhaps. but if you use a wheel collar that must be added. Using robart axles free up a lot more clearance. but the struts must be drilled out to allow the 3/16" axles.
May 19, 2011, 02:47 AM
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My new wheels are thin enough and the struts retract far enough to allow for the possibility of doors, perhaps. but if you use a wheel collar that must be added. Using robart axles free up a lot more clearance. but the struts must be drilled out to allow the 3/16" axles.
I've looked all over for some thinner scale wheels, what wheels are you using? I've even thought about makeing some from some large"O" rings.
May 19, 2011, 08:02 AM
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I've looked all over for some thinner scale wheels,
This is why we need to move the wheel well further back in the wing... A complicated procedure, but ultimately worth it I think.

Cheers,

Hugh
May 19, 2011, 08:29 AM
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I lost one of my hubcaps for my Robart wheels, so will be replacing them with these:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXB926&P=7
It's the closest I could find in appearance to the real spitfire wheels....
May 19, 2011, 09:12 AM
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I lost one of my hubcaps for my Robart wheels, so will be replacing them with these:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXB926&P=7
It's the closest I could find in appearance to the real spitfire wheels....
I'm using them on my .40/.60 size warbirds with no issues Mike,
May 19, 2011, 09:32 AM
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I now have them installed and they work wonderfully.

that post was from a couple weeks ago. I just reposted it without the quotes......



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I've looked all over for some thinner scale wheels, what wheels are you using? I've even thought about makeing some from some large"O" rings.
May 19, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by HKing_PwnsMe
We'll never give up on ya buddy! You did some amazing work... I think you should enter it in a Warbird contest.. I think it's up there in detail with the custom stuff.

Since it's such a great airframe I know you'll have a great flight. I'm surprised that 5s has become a squeeze for you, I'm about to transition down to 5s myself since the poor airframe is probably on it's last legs.. But a 5s 5000 seems to fit like a glove.
Has anyone flown their Spit on 4S...?
May 21, 2011, 12:46 AM
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HK retracts on CMP Spitfire .50 (0 min 12 sec)
May 21, 2011, 05:10 AM
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Odd sounding retract servos......they make funny kind of "moo" sound.
May 21, 2011, 08:34 AM
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If the saito with the straight pipe were at full song you'd not know.


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