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Old 08-18-2007, 06:48 PM
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Sounds good... I guess time will tell. Are the spars supposed to be pine?
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:54 PM
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:16 PM
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well i got some more work done
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by spitfire View Post
yes but win i click upload it just stops working:<
What resolution on the camera are you using....I use the lowest my camera will do...123K JPEG....when you click upload it can take a while...especially if you use a dial-up connection!!....you might just have to wait.

Woops....you already figured it out.........Looks good....fully sheeting it will make it really strong!!!

I have built kits thhat had split ribs before...though not common, it does work...and fully sheeting it will really lock it in place!!
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:33 PM
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Looking good, but are you SURE the spars are supposed to be pine? I have never used pine on any model, including on my 1/6 Zero(lots of lite-ply instead though). Perhaps 1/32 sheeting would be better also, just to keep weight down, you probably want less than 18 oz. Last, welcome to the long-lost instructions... page 1: http://www.radio-control-flyer.com/s...tructions.html
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:39 PM
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yes i am sure, it says use pine. and here are some more pics
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:58 AM
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Looking good!
Might get this one myself
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:03 PM
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I was curious watching this build. Do we want warbirds to have truly flat bottom airfoils? I was a little put off when I first saw this and it seems like its not the best airfoil for a warbird.

BTW...Looks good...keep it up. And since it is full sheeted the split spars should be fine...just get the CA in there good.
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:30 PM
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hmmm... Looking at the site you had for the plans and the plans themselves, I'd take a look again on the wing tips there spitfire... The wing tips should ne one piece from former w5 as far as I can see... just a heads up for you
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:56 PM
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i know its a little bit early but how should i do the cameo covering job
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:58 PM
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airbrush would be easy......
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:06 PM
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how should i mask it off??
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:37 PM
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Paper templates...tape...anything you think will work.....
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:41 PM
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You can get cool coverage patterns by using a template and holding it a short distance from the surface to be painted. I think this is pretty common knowledge though.
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolfsbane View Post
hmmm... Looking at the site you had for the plans and the plans themselves, I'd take a look again on the wing tips there spitfire... The wing tips should ne one piece from former w5 as far as I can see... just a heads up for you
now he tells me
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:55 PM
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i don't know if i will ever get it finished at this rate


i really need some encouragement
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:11 PM
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O.K. In a singing/ chanting voice......

"Go Spitfire...Go Spitfire.... you can do it....cut the balsa...glue the wingtip...It's your birthday......"

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Old 09-07-2007, 05:21 PM
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You can doooo it!!!!!
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:28 AM
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Spit.. don't rush through this.
A build like this you should go fairly slow and just get it right. You don't wanna get ahead of yourself and have to redo something again, trust me been there and done that

Besides, get it done right and you'll definetly enjoy the build more when you get her in the air.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:26 PM
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ok... well i think i am going to have to start the wings over ... i will be able to do the fuse
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:49 AM
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Hi,

Ya absolutely welcome. Give us much more information on your project.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:11 PM
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Not to burst your bubble , but this plane is going to be very heavy and will be a handfull to fly for even the best pilot , 30 in span and 400 watts , before you get too far , you might want to rethink this.....Dennis
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:43 PM
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wow... has it really been that long?

I have been doing alot in the past so ever long time... but I think I might start getting back on the project... the biggest problem is its not exactly easy to plop $$$ on the table for motors and lipos...

I wanted to go back to the site where I got the plans, but it looks like he took it down!!!!!


soooooooooooo...

now I need new plans... oh boy... this will be fun... (insert sarcasim here...)

so yeah, other than that, I have been doing great... I see a lot of new people here... and its kinda funny to see so many mods... I can just look at a single thread and see about five in a row... it kinda makes me wonder what the point is! but I know why we have so many here...

but anyways, to keep it on topic... I will probably locate some new plans, and I will try and check up on wattflyer now and then... at least more than I have

SPIT.

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Old 11-09-2009, 05:00 PM
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WOW... I just found them...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1104298

its an rcgroups link (obviously)... but the plans are there, the one I need is the second one down... but there is also a pretty sweet looking 49" one... the one I am going to build is the 29"

I downloaded them... and I will not let it out of my sites again!

so yeah, I guess I will start building next time we can make a trip to the hobby stop!

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Old 11-09-2009, 10:15 PM
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does anyone think I outta start a new project thread for my spitfire project?

this one is rather old, and I don't think anyone seems like they are even looking at it anymore...

idk... I kinda want a fresh start with the whole thing...
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