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May 21, 2003, 10:39 PM
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Giant sized Spitfire slowflier


I just had to post this for the Spitty fans. This is a photo of Don Srull's Spitfire (I think it is about 72 inch span--the wing is longer than Don is tall) and made from blown up Earl Stahl rubber plans. Originally, Don made it for glow many years ago and now it is powered with a Speed 500 or 600. It flies right nice and is very light for the size. Can't tell you much more.

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May 21, 2003, 10:39 PM
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another shot
May 21, 2003, 10:40 PM
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another
May 21, 2003, 10:41 PM
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a final one--I think it is covered with some iron on fabric.
May 21, 2003, 11:04 PM
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I suppose I better add this one to the list!
May 22, 2003, 07:10 AM
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I keep imagining ths big warehouse near Virginia where you and Don store all your old planes. Then every now and then you go to the warehouse and pull out an old masterpiece from years ago, charge it, and just toss it in the air. You guys are amazing but how much is your warehouse rent?
May 31, 2003, 09:56 AM
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Spitfire specs


I really like the Slow flyer spitfire design, I already have 600 motors ,I wish I knew more about it!
May 31, 2003, 08:37 PM
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Here's me and mine. A great flyer, this one is 13 years old and still has the original 1200mAh scr's packaged with the Astro 15G. As Pat says, this is a scale up of a Stahl-type stick and former model. If you said it weighed five pounds, I'd say you had your thumb on the scales.

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May 31, 2003, 08:43 PM
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Static at the concours d'elegance a decade back. Covering is olive drab, dove grey Monocote, plus sone Modelmaster camo. Sliding canopy to get at the master switch. F/G covered foam cowl is attached to a sliding tray that pulls out of the nose to get at the motor and batteries (2X6-1200SCR's)
Jun 01, 2003, 11:50 AM
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Beautiful plane


What is the span on the spit?
What prop size do you run?
Do you mean 12 sub size C for power?
I assume it is a size 500 or 600 motor?
Thank you
Sean
Jun 02, 2003, 08:31 AM
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Crafty,

Span is 72", 12 -1200 mAh SCR sub-C's, Astro 15 geared, with a 12-8 prop. Current draw is about 20 Amps, so we're looking at 250 watts or so. When I had the series-parallel switch, it would just barely take off and gain height on 7.2 volts.

Marten
Jun 02, 2003, 09:26 AM
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Much appreciated Spit information


I am seriously thinking about building this one ,Thanks for the information.
Sean
Jun 02, 2003, 06:16 PM
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Did you make any changes to the stahl plans or did you just scale it up by a factor of 150% or ?, any help would be appreciated
Jun 02, 2003, 08:29 PM
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I have not built one yet , but I will probably shoot for about 56 inch wing span and a 6-8 cell power my self.


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