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Postby Bobslor » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:22 am

I subscribed to the remote controlled spitfire and received all editions. Unfortunately I took a stroke and didn't finish the build, I kept all the bits (I thought) , but for some reason I do not seem to find editions 51,52,53 and 54, I have all the other editions except those. Since I have now partly recovered from the Stroke I would like to complete the Spit. I 'm willing to pay for these editions. Even a copy of the build instructions for these bits would be a help (as I could possibly buy the bits?). I appreciate the years have gone past but can anyone help?
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby Andrewyzfr6 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:39 pm

I bought an entire one on ebay about 18months or 2 years ago, completly unopened, and at the same time i found the odd issues turning up, worth a try?
I have since started building it and the fuseeladge is now a fairly complete frame! Good luck, I found it challenging at the time, and satisfying.
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby chill » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:07 pm

Hi Bobslor- just caught up on this thread...

I can do you copys of the build instructions for this issues- let me know.

You have a PM. :)
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby seth » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:52 pm

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I have issues 51 & 54 available very cheap, long with many more, having thought I had all 60. Anybody else need bits, or a group or club might like to take my 100+ mixed collection for "next to nothing"??
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby westyellfella69 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:23 pm

After many years of most of the bits lying in my shed(s) and a house move or so I have decided to try and build the Deagostini Spitfire. I probably won't try and fly it yet, as it has been a long time since I flew something like this, but I would like to try and finish the thing for my own chest puffing reasons! I am still able to get parts from partworks back issues site, but the following nos are no longer available: 35, 42, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59 and 60. Is anyone out there able to help by sending me any of the aforementioned parts, or indeed copies of the back pages of the accompanying magazines so that I could make replacement parts myself.

Any help will be very gratefully appreciated.
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby Eric » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:40 pm

welcome to the forum Westyellfella69, I hope you can show us your progress, I for one have'nt seen the Deag Spitfire and would love to see a nice build diary.

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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby Julian » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:55 pm

hmmm
deag spit, hachette lanc.......who's gonna do the hurricane
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby matt_chrome » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:25 am

Hi all, my name is tony, and I finished building the spitfire in February. Similar story, bought the lot on subscription then got distracted. Had about 2/3rds build and then moved house, so it was in the attic for 4 years. Finally decided to finish it and the rest is history. Haven't flown it, still flying trainers at the moment. Thinking I might convert to electric motor. The control gear that came with the model is in my trainer, but is easily put back.
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:49 am

Welcome to the forum Tony. Good luck with flying the Trainer and moving on the the Spit. Are you building anything else now ?
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby chill » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:25 pm

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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby matt_chrome » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:59 pm

Not doing a partwork just now. Have built a sopwith 1 1/2 strutter from a part kit. Formers and such supplied but all strip and sheet need to be sourced. It's about 27 inch span. I'll post some pictures when I find out how it's done :D
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby Mark » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:13 pm

The Sopwith is a very nice looking plane. Have you flown her yet ?

There is some info about posting photos in the general section I think.
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby matt_chrome » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:20 pm

There was a complete spitfire series, part built, on ebay on 1/7/12. Guy was looking for starting bids around 200 quid.
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby Mark » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:33 pm

Sounds a bit pricy to me, and you've got to be really careful with part built RC model aircraft. Its got to be a good standard of construction to be safe to fly.
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby matt_chrome » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:31 am

Hi mark, had a go at flying the 1 1/2 strutter. Flys well but the balance was out, so too sensitive to the elevator. The control throws are also too much, so rebalance and calm down the elevator and try again. Looked good in the air and could also fly reasonably slow.
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby gaga » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:45 am

regarding price I have worked out the main part work cost was in the region of £380 then plus all the other bits you have to buy to build it well over £400 someone said I could have bought a real plane for that amount.
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby chill » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:09 am

gaga wrote:regarding price I have worked out the main part work cost was in the region of £380 then plus all the other bits you have to buy to build it well over £400 someone said I could have bought a real plane for that amount.



Possible. But then again with regards to partworks- they work for me and a lot of other people (such as those on this forum) as we (or moreover in this case me) cannot afford to get a model of this type size in one it so with it being over a period of weeks/months etc it is easier on the pocket. Besides it is something to look forward to as it drops through the letter box. Pleasent change to junk mail bills etc. :D
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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby Dave Ashworth » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:23 am

Hi all,

I have just got mine from the loft and I am missing quite a few bits. I know its a long shot now, but does anyone have anything around the house to do with this model?

don't mind paying if needs be, please contact me.

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Re: DeAgostini Spitfire

Postby Dave Ashworth » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:43 am

Hi all,

I know this is a long shot now, but has anyone got any of these issues at home? I have been given a part built model in good condition but I am missing issue 48 and other bits. can anyone help?

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