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FT SpitFire

#22
Just maiden my spit with 3s with 8x6 it flew scale with that motor and prop combo but almost full throttle the hole time it's gonna get a motor bump up not fast enough for me. But wind is 10 mph also
 
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#27
Thanks i have not Wright my one yet, but i used almost 3 stiks hot glue 10cm each and 11mm thik. But i Think im good going to measure the waight when i get home
 

jayz 84

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#28
Jason how many cells do you plan on running the EF-1 motor. They need a bigger battery then the standard 2200 used in these builds. Plus the motor weighs 150g so you will need to do a hatch mod cause battery placement will be mid wing area. And with the amount of power and speed that motor will produce. You will need a carbon or aluminum wing spar and something to strengthen the hstab or it will only see one flight.
 
#30
Not really sure if that will be the motor I'll use I'm kinda leaning to a 1400kv with a 9x6 prop 2200 3s 35c. Should give it plenty of pump up the motor is good up to a 11x5.5 but I'll be using 9x6 or maybe a 10x6 my Maxx
 
#32
JasonM
Thanks for the thumbs up on the paint. The spinner is a Dubro 2.25". I'm building a new Spitfire and I might use a 2.5" just for looks. Will also be putting landing gear on it.
 

viktor-d

Junior Member
#33
Hi guys

A newbie question. I building a spitfire and i realized that i dont have props for it. I have some 9047 counter rotating props. If i reverse the motor will it fly or better to get some normal prop and wait until they arrive. Sorry for my english.
Ps. Very nice planes. Good job.
 
#34
Viktor-d
Yes it will fly without a problem using the CCW props. I'm flying my Storch with a CCW 10X4.5 prop. The only issue is that the prop nut may have a tendency to loosen, so make sure it's tight and check before flying. Just add it to your preflight checklist.

Good Luck with your build
 
#36
Starting my own FT Spitfire build. Using 5mm floor-dampening foam, with lots of recycled packing tape. Using a piece of floorboard for the firewall. Flying indoor atm with my first plane a WL-toys 949 three channel. Really annoying to only have three channels. The spit will be my first 4-channel. Counting on several rebuild and lots of simulator time.
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#38
The build is coming along nicely. Powerpod is almost finfished, only deciding on where to put holes for battery. One important thing, next time I build I'll be using UHU Por instead of hot glue. Tape and hotglue don't gel that nicely. :)

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