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Postby chill » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:29 pm

Right I am determined to get my act together and start a thread on my Spitfire.

60 issues, Was published weekly about 3 years ago now (I think)

Few parts in each issue. Largest parts were the main wing ribs and leading wing edges, closely followed by the nose cone and cockpit. Made up mainly of balsa, plastic with a dash of lead weight and metal wheel struts thrown in for good measure.

The 'skin' is two tone green and grey heat shrink wrap. Along with stickers of varying decals.

Is four channel R/C controlled. Engine is a Leo 40 nitro fuel supplied.

The biggest bug bear was the wing tips- instructions were over complicated as it called for the wing tips to have a hollow middle, but on this build I wil leave the tips solid as it is doubtful it will fly (by choice)

Im using Alaphatic glue for strenght and properties for balsa sticking.

Thought I would start off by showing a few pictures of the engine:



As you can see the main engine, silencer, spacer part, carb.

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Full engine construction:

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And with the Bismarck funnel for scale purposes..

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Will post pictures of the issues and selected bits.
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby Mark » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:02 pm

Hey, where's the scale sugar cube ?
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby chill » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:24 pm

Use the last one in my coffee....
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby 9JL » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:36 pm

The motor looks like an ASP 40,the silencer extension is worth its weight in gold.
Good pictures,keep them coming,did it have a plan ?
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby chill » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:42 am

The build instructions are just like the Lancaster magazine, few pages of instructions, some information on the Spitfire so on and so forth.
Will post some pictures of all the bits this coming weekend.
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby Robert » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:16 am

Mark wrote:Hey, where's the scale sugar cube ?


Better not use a sugar cube there. Could harm definitively the engine!

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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby Robert » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:29 pm

You haven't said, Chill: what Mk type is your Spit?
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby chill » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:52 pm

Havnt got a clue my friend. But I will set the penguins loose to find out...
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby 9JL » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:57 am

I think it was described as a Mk.V Chill,I hope that your tame Penguin's are fully trained in aircraft recognition ?.
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Postby chill » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:30 am

Oh yes -highly trained!
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Postby Mark » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:26 pm

I've seen Penguin 0069 in action - he looks up and says, "Yup ! That's definitely an aircraft !"
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby chill » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:45 pm

PMSL

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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby chill » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:24 pm

Right as promised piccies of the mountian of bits i have

First up -

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The move obsevant amongst you wil see some are marked up A and B - A =full plane, B - equals spare bits which I got of Ebay for repairs.

Second sticker sets for the plane..

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Some of the parts are built on top off paper templates - such as the tail fin and aeirlons:

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Now the skin of the plane - think its called heat wrap you cover the wings etc and apply the heat source and shirnks to a tight fit:

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Now the servos -got four of theses:

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And the battery pack:

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Postby Mark » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:37 am

That should keep you amused for a day or two !

I guess your guest room doesnt' get that much use :?:
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby chill » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:52 am

Not anymore!
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby 9JL » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:33 pm

Well Chill you seem to have everything marked up and ready to roll,when you see that big pile of parts it looks enormous and only 60 issues as well,but you have plenty of spares.
Amazing how people buy these things and never get around to completing them so I bet there were some real bargain bits on E-Bay,I wonder if they will ever re-issue this one ? some models do as e know,anyway will leave you to sharpening up your balsa knife in readiness for the first assembly stages,keep posting them please.
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby chill » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:16 pm

Aye my second rol of the dice so to speak. Salavaged a load of bits from the destroyed one - servos etc. Thought it would be prudent to get spare props etc.
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby 9JL » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:53 am

What a pity Chill,I have just sold a big lot of props on E-Bay a few weeks back,there must have been 70 odd propellers,remnants from my old model shop,they only realised a few pounds all sizes from 5 inch up to 15 inch monsters,as you know they are expensive to buy new.
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Re: Deag Spitfire

Postby chill » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:06 am

Sorry for the delay in piccies - just clearing the space to start the build properly. Its a big model and the missus needs pacifying !
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Postby Mark » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:17 am

Lol :D
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