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Dec 24, 2013, 02:04 PM
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Any link to this tail wheel assembly?
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Dec 24, 2013, 02:46 PM
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http://www.sierragiant.com/prod20.html
Dec 24, 2013, 04:57 PM
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Thank you Mike!
Dec 24, 2013, 07:17 PM
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I have the Top-Flite GS Spitfire with a DLE 55 RA. Our field rules prohibit gas engines on Sunday's and holiday's for noise. So I will be getting this plane for that reason. I will try going with a rimfire 50cc motor, castle creation's HV 160 esc on (2) 6s 5000 Mah packs turning a Xoar wood 22x10 prop. I think this plane will need a little nose weight. Probably will come out above 20 lbs ready to fly. I love the way my Top-Flight GS Spitfire flies. The e-flite power 160 will not allow me to use the 12s setup. I refuse to buy more packs for this plane. I have a bunch of 6s 5000 Mah packs that I can run in series for the 12s application.
Dec 24, 2013, 07:55 PM
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I have the Top-Flite GS Spitfire with a DLE 55 RA. Our field rules prohibit gas engines on Sunday's and holiday's for noise. So I will be getting this plane for that reason. I will try going with a rimfire 50cc motor, castle creation's HV 160 esc on (2) 6s 5000 Mah packs turning a Xoar wood 22x10 prop. I think this plane will need a little nose weight. Probably will come out above 20 lbs ready to fly. I love the way my Top-Flight GS Spitfire flies. The e-flite power 160 will not allow me to use the 12s setup. I refuse to buy more packs for this plane. I have a bunch of 6s 5000 Mah packs that I can run in series for the 12s application.
At 44+oz and only 230Kv that Rimfire 50CC
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXXJW5

is more suited for my next project, the Seagull Sparrow Hawk 62CC large 84+ inch monster with a large Tail Boom!

You will notice that Hangar9 (Horizon Hobby) will not be recommending a power System that would not work and using just 10S cell setup with the E-Flite 160

You can just buy (2) 4-Cell, 5,000mAH to compliment the (2) 6-Cell, 5,000mAH packs to arrange for 10S setup.
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...arehouse_.html

I believe your new future Spit will be very nose heavy with that Rimfire, not to mention the expense of the motor itself you can apply it to the recommended batteries that I mentioned.

Lets us know how it goes and report back!
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Dec 24, 2013, 08:15 PM
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Thanks Mike. It almost looks like the Sierra tail wheel 1/5 scale will drop in as long as the wire arm at the top is at least 2" long.

And for those looking to detail the cockpit, I wonder if there is room to drop the floor and do a full cockpit?

http://www.iflytailies.com/store/ins...-cockpit-sets/

1/5 Scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Cockpit Ready Made
All items come assembled and painted. This set includes:
Instrument panel, gun sight, compass, side panel controls, control stick, pedals, seat, harness. Modeler still needs to fix side panel controls to side walls or panels. Side panel available separately.
Total width of instrument panel: 16cm / 6.3in.
Total height of instrument panel: 9.6 cm / 3.78in.
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Dec 24, 2013, 08:49 PM
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i love the details of those interior kits but ... considering you can scratch build your own for under $50 its a killer to spend close to $300 on an interior.
Pitt, I agree with your assessment I think with epower we all underestimate the power of the stock suggestions.
I for one have overpowered my models as a result of some of the misconceptions in my power calculations.
Dec 25, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Jason Cole's Review over at Giant Electric Planes


Hello guys,

Just came across Jason Cole's Announcement of this model over at the Giant Electric Planes and like to share it with all of you.

Please visit:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2061477

I will post this at the very first page of this discussion thread as well.

Take care,
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Dec 25, 2013, 05:50 PM
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Put a deposit down on this 24th December.

I reckon this is so close to a scale perfect ARTF that some minor scale details such as gun blisters, cockpit kit, tail wheel, exhaust stacks, a decent pilot figure, rivets, dzus fasteners, and panel lines would elevate it into the major league.

Of course that will require a re-paint, so I am now busy researching a more interesting colour scheme...

Bring on late January
Dec 25, 2013, 08:34 PM
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Put a deposit down on this 24th December.

I reckon this is so close to a scale perfect ARTF that some minor scale details such as gun blisters, cockpit kit, tail wheel, exhaust stacks, a decent pilot figure, rivets, dzus fasteners, and panel lines would elevate it into the major league.

Of course that will require a re-paint, so I am now busy researching a more interesting colour scheme...

Bring on late January
Wow!

Nope, I am going to put mine together and leaving it completely STOCK in as far as Covering and other details. My goals are to have to see it in the Air for some Scale flight like manners and that's it.

My thoughts are "Do Not Fix something that is Not Broken"

Welcome some pic's of your Mods, however!
Dec 26, 2013, 04:29 AM
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Wow!

Nope, I am going to put mine together and leaving it completely STOCK in as far as Covering and other details. My goals are to have to see it in the Air for some Scale flight like manners and that's it.

My thoughts are "Do Not Fix something that is Not Broken"

Welcome some pic's of your Mods, however!
Unfortunately for me the scale itch needs scratching until the details are all correct...

Well here's some links that may interest;
http://www.aerocockpit.com/en/7-esho...kpit-kits.html
http://www.fighteraces.co.uk/product...xhaust-stacks/
http://bestpilots.typepad.com/my_web...ot-figure.html
http://www.mickreevesmodels.co.uk/~m...its/p4spit.htm
http://www.mickreevesmodels.co.uk/~m...ccessories.htm
Dec 26, 2013, 05:32 AM
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Hello Stephen73,

First. wishing you a nice Merry Christmas one day afterwards and I hope it brought you lots of good things in union with family and close friends.

Second, I am excited for you and can't wait to see your progress and hopefully pictures of your future modifications to make your future Spitfire more scale like to your liking.

Have fun!
Dec 26, 2013, 07:13 AM
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Hello Stephen73,

First. wishing you a nice Merry Christmas one day afterwards and I hope it brought you lots of good things in union with family and close friends.

Second, I am excited for you and can't wait to see your progress and hopefully pictures of your future modifications to make your future Spitfire more scale like to your liking.

Have fun!
Thanks PittSpecial - all the best to you too.

The H9 Spitfire will be a longer term project for me, partly due to cost of all the upgrades, but also due to the fact it is currently number 3 in line for building.

I've got an H9 Christen Eagle and P47 Razorback to build before I start it.
The P47 and Spitfire will have lots of detail upgrades and weathering like my E-Flite Hurricane in the posts below.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=5127
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=5128
Dec 26, 2013, 08:01 AM
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Stephen73 - Where have you ordered it from? Like that pilot, but if you're going to put Sailor Malan in the cockpit, you'd best look for an appropriate scheme! I look forward to a build and flight report.
Dec 26, 2013, 08:59 AM
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Stephen73 - Where have you ordered it from? Like that pilot, but if you're going to put Sailor Malan in the cockpit, you'd best look for an appropriate scheme! I look forward to a build and flight report.
I ordered it from my LHS. Martin Briggs Models. They placed an order on HH's online ordering system.

Search for an appropriate scheme is well under way


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