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Old 09-06-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default Parkzone Spitfire Mk IX

Heya Guys,

I am going to restart this thread under Warbirds so I can remember where to find it LOL.

Got notice that my airframe has shipped so should get it this week. Weather is not looking good here, tho, until later in the week at least

I am hoping there is some sort of LG in the airframe kit. I don't want retracts since I fly off grass. Looking forward to this plane.

Any one here flown her yet?

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Well my Spit is scheduled for delivery today. Hope I have a motor that will fit the mount and I hope it comes with the reg LG - will see soon I guess

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Spit just showed up - yeah brown. E-Flite Power 15 is pretty much a drop in. Nice looking kit

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Old 09-08-2011, 01:07 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Okay, I visited HOBBY TOWN USA @ MELBOURNE, FLORIDA

Okay, I give you the pictures of my new Spit!!!!

Thank you Gerry for helping me assembly my new Park Zone Spitfire!!













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Any one here flown her yet?

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Well guys,

Looks like the earliest "maiden attempt" will be Friday morning at my East Coast RC Club as the winds will be very low and hopefully the field would be relatively dried off by then as we have been getting lots of rain.

Stay tuned!!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:55 PM   #6
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They are nice looking planes, aren't they. Good luck on your maiden - should get mine up soon too

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Looks nice, did you decide to leave the guns on or fly unarmed?
Looking forward to the maiden report
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Well mine is ready to go, except the elevator halves are not perfectly straight across - on side slightly higher than the other - might put the hair dryer on it.

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Maiden +1 on the Spit tonight. Flew her unarmed since I was using the grass park near my house. Winds were about 7 mph and I had to take off down wind - almost did not fly her because of that.

First take off roll was a little tentative and she nosed over. Full throttle and full up the second time - elevator set at 65% - and she lifted off pretty scale. Trim was pretty good with just eyeballing it - needed a little down trim. Flew her easy for about 5 minutes. Greased the landing - just barely - she needed more up elevator available. She did not flip over - pleasant surprise.

Adjusted the rates to 85% Aileron and rudder, 75% elevator, 35% expo, 10% differential and went back up. Take off was still pretty scale, loops tracked very true, rolls were typical warbird crispness, turns were pretty tight. She drops the nose inverted at recommended CG. Ran two stall tests - straight over the nose both times, I was pleased. Nosed over on the second landing - came down in a little taller grass and I came in a little hot on both landings just to be safe. I am using the stock LG and wheels - no retracts. Landing approach glides were longer than i thought they would be - much like the Corsair.

She did not try to torque twist as much as I was expecting on take-offs. Did not have a problem tipping sideways on either take offs or landings.

I am using an Eflite Power 15, 40 amp ESC, stock prop, 2200 mah 3s 30C. She cruised half throttle at a decent speed - I don't like rockets so that is what I wanted.

I did cut a small vent hole in the bottom of my fuse - dime size , but I did not modify the intake. Batteries and ESC came down warm, but not quite hot, on both flights - I did not push the throttle hard, though.

I don't know about you guys, but I always get nervous on maiden flights - glad it is done and all is still in one piece. Good luck on your maidens.

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Old 09-09-2011, 03:32 AM   #10
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I will fly my model completely stock.

However, I am eye balling the 840Kv and even the 15 that comes with the PZ Bf-109 to allow and swing a 4-Blade propeller.

We shall see and report back.

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Got in another Spit flight tonight. Mostly trying to see how slow I could fly it and keep it in the air. It does slow down well. I keep waiting for it to tip stall, but it hasn't happened so far. Moved the battery back about 1/ inch tonight. Still drops the nose inverted, so I will keep working it back slowly.

I love the Power 15 in this plane.

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Old 09-11-2011, 05:41 PM   #12
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Thumbs up My Park Zone Spitfire IX

Flight Summary:

I had so much fun with this model early this morning that I ran 5 batteries (5 Flights) through it and unbelievable flight manners!!!

Control Settings:
Completely as it came out from the box and I did not have anything set for expo, however, a little more UP elevator travel would have been nice to avoid the dreaded nose over on grass landing but, for some reason the last two landings (not on Video) were perfect as I found a shorter patch of grass and brought her in with a little more airspeed and she did not nose over.

I am SUPER HAPPY and PLEASED on this model's flight characteristics that I am going to keep her exactly like she is now. The Retracts really are not missed as the STOCK Fixed gear wire does not stick so much out and you can hardly noticed the gear when she flying, at least comparing it to others like the P-47.

A few high res pictures from my Buddy's (Gerry's) Digital SLR Camera. (Thanks Gerrry!)


































NEXT UP IS THE VIDEO!!!:popcorn:
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:46 PM   #13
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Thumbs up VIDEO of my Park Zone Spitfire Mk IX

Here's my VIDEO!! Thanks again Gerry!!!

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Old 09-11-2011, 11:08 PM   #14
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Smile Post Flight Cleaning!

Here are a few pictures with my inexpensive Canon Power Shot A590 with 4X optical zoom after flight operations and subsequent cleaning of the model.









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Nice video Guapo - your Spit is definitely cleaner than mine LOL

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great video,nice flying
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Default First HD onboard footage of our PZ Spitfire`s

Hi

check my new HD onboard video of our Spitfire MK IX

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Old 09-19-2011, 01:21 PM   #18
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Nice

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:03 PM   #19
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Post Junky PRE-BENT STRUTS!

Hi guys!

My models wheels certainly came out miss-aligned with some ugly Toe-Out and the Model leans due to too much angle at the wheel axle from Stock conditions right out the package with respect to the Pre-Bent Struts (PKZ5717).

You can see the Pictures clearly that the wheels are certainly not in a correct alignment for good carefree take-offs and most importantly, landings!

keep an eye on which strut goes where. The Coiled Spring should be facing AFT.



Another tip, for those that have not done the Retracts yet is to make sure you feed the extra Retract wire within the Oil Cooler Plastic housing and do not leave the Mating of the two connectors to lay underneath the Retract as you will not be able to screw the Retract Assembly down!!! I did this by carefully tugging the wire from the other side of the wing and feeding it carefully.

















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After careful and with lots of patience, I was able to bend the axle wheel portion of the PRE-BENT strut wire and it did not break and found it soft but, not that soft like other piano wire products

Please, please, after the fit checks do take out the Pre-Bent Strut out from the E-Flite Electric Retract housing to not cause any stress on the retract themselves.

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Post adjustment results!












The PRE-BENT Junky Struts (PKZ5717) are all "BENT TO SHAPE" as I like em.

BEFORE (AS THEY CAME OUT OF THE PACKAGE):



AFTER ADJUSTMENTS AND BENDING:





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Flying at a place we all affectionately call "EDWARDS" due to the large smooth Concrete surface (High School Band Practice). Somewhere in Central Florida and enjoying a very nice early Sunday morning on 09-25-2011. The model did nose over after some wing wobble side-to-side action but, no paint was affected what so ever! The 2nd landing was a charm. Just a fantastic model with super airspeed and especially with GEAR UP!

PLEASE SELECT FULL SCREEN TO APPRECIATE THIS VIDEO!

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Thumbs up Friday, October 14th, 2011 @ Moon Port Modelers RC

Hi there guys,

I have a wonderful time at my one of my RC Clubs in Central Florida known as Moon Port Modelers RC in Titusville, Florida and near the Space Center. Lots of people and it looked like a Fun Fly but, it was lots of new members and the Northern Birds are coming back down for the winter.

I was able to fly my Spit in the early morning hours before the wind came up and those there were just amazed how well it flew and they Loved the Retracts.

As I was flying, the wind picked up and I did not noticed as the model tracked very well and I commanded to perform all kinds of "Scale" moves and those there cheered, especially when I landed as there was a good amount of wind at the time.

Later in the early evening I came by for some more action and I had the entire RC Club to myself and took the time to take some pictures after flying my Spit for another two wonderful flights.

I did notice that the Right Retract was having trouble going inside the wheel well all the way and had to place the model upside down on one of the Model stands and I carefully took off the Side Strut plastic cover and with two pliers I bent back the "Pre-Bent Strut" so, the wheel NO longer made contact with the edge of the wheel well opening.

Other than the adjustment, all went as planned and it was a terrific day with great weather conditions.

Here are a few pictures from early evening before the Sun went to bed.

















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Thumbs up Saturday morning RC Flying at Orlando, Florida

Guys,

Just another Super Morning / Day in Central Florida and especially Orlando, Florida where I visited a new RC Club that I made myself a member of back mid last year and they have installed a runway made of recycled Concrete material and padded down using a large machine.

From all of the places that I have flown my Park Zone Spitfire Mk IX, I can tell you that this is the best type of surface I have encountered to take-off and land. The model's ground handling looks so realistic and I flew the Spitfire for 4 spectacular flights of 6 minutes each and it was balls to the wall flying in rather calm conditions and right next to a lake. This is the only thing about this club that you really can not be weak at the knees to fly out of this location as a result from the Lake.

The model took off in less than 15 feet on this surface and it was applying gradual throttle and it did NOT veer off to the Left and it lifted it's tail wheel just like the Full size and made a super scale take-off that everyone enjoyed flight after flight.

The landings were something to see as this place does have trees surrounding the field and perhaps helped in keeping the wind down without any cross wind thereby, allowing perfect Landing facing the North and was able to command the model to gradually sink in level flight right at the edge of the runway for a smooth and super scale run-out and most especially without nosing over (never did the model even come close to exhibit a NOSE OVER!). As a matter of fact I was able to command the Spitfire to perform some neat one wheel main gear landings / touchdowns.

Again, a few pictures from this morning at the Orlando, Florida RC Club.


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Looking South and almost at the edge of the Runway


Over Looking the Large Lagoon!


Closeup Over Looking the Lagoon!




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Default Latest Video of my Spitfire during Saturday morning outting!

Hi guys!

On Saturday morning I joined a great bunch of guys at an old retired Navy practice training area in Orlando, Florida and Bud was kind to record my flight with my Spitfire.

It still flys completely STOCK with the optional E-Flite Retracts and Pre-Bent struts.

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Has anyone done the Mk LFIXe mods on youtube? If they make the Spitfire as fast as it looks in the video I soooo want one and I want it now!
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Thumbs up 35th Flight and Still Going Strong!

Just an amazing Park Zone Model and my model completed its 35th flight without any issues!

Here is the Video capture and thanks to Gerry Rivera who recorded.

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