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Daz's FT Spitfire build

DazDaMan

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#23
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that the leading edge of the left wing has split - I don't think I shaped the foam properly before
attempting to fold it over.

Now, I was wondering if I should trim back the foam on the leading edge so that it's a bit smoother, glue the leading edge for strength, then slap some duct tape along the front. Would that work?
 

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DazDaMan

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#27
So, I stuck some duct tape to the leading edges of the wings to give them a bit more strength, and also put a popsicle stick on the spars to beef them up, too. Hopefully, by tomorrow, the wings should be together permanently...!
 

DazDaMan

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#29
A bit more work on the Spitfire tonight. I cut the tail parts and installed the wings, ready for gluing them to the fuselage before cutting away to make a removeable wing.

One thing I have noted is that the power pod seems to be a very tight fit - almost too tight to fit into the fuselage. I'm thinking I might do away with it so that I don't damage the fuselage.
 

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DazDaMan

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#33
Not much to report on my Spitfire build, other than I've glue the wings to the fuselage in preparation for making it removeable.

I've also permanently attached the tail section.

I will try to get some more done tomorrow, but I've been a bit ill the past few days, so not promising anything!
 
#34
The FT Spitfire is by far one of the best FT planes out there.. You will have a blast with it.
I would strengthen the front area as mentioned. From nose to just behind the front wing skewer. If you have a rough landing that whole foam section that secures the front of the wing will rip out. Mine has had a few mishaps and its still going strong. (second set of wings..)
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#35
The FT Spitfire is by far one of the best FT planes out there.. You will have a blast with it.
I would strengthen the front area as mentioned. From nose to just behind the front wing skewer. If you have a rough landing that whole foam section that secures the front of the wing will rip out. Mine has had a few mishaps and its still going strong. (second set of wings..) View attachment 200558 View attachment 200559
Ooh. Nice canopy. Where's that from? Is it 3d printed?
 

bwarz

Elite member
#38
One question i made my spit fire and i was wondering does any one use the rudder?
I have yet to build the spit, but with a nice collection of warbirds going with the rest here so far 100%. Love the rudder, play old school with no mixes and use it to keep my nose pointed where I hope for it to go. Did I say I love the rudder? I love using the rudder.:love::ROFLMAO: My BF109 rudder pushrod came loose leaving me rudderless on its maiden and it just felt dirty :LOL:
 

DazDaMan

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#39
Brief update.....

Servos installed in the rear fuselage, and upper decking fitted. I had a bit of a nightmare doing this, as my tape wouldn't hold it down. I had to use hot glue, then duct tape, to hold it in place while I fitted it out. I hot-glued the decking over the formers, then taped them down - same with the front end (although I didn't need to pack it out as per the build video!).

The ping-pong ball in the cockpit is my wannabe pilot!!!
 

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