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Mr Spitfire28/03/2013 18:27:35
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I recently won one of these unstarted kits on eBay, which I've now got a motor for.

Does anyone else have one, and have any advice to share on the build ?.

Michael Ramsay-Fraser28/03/2013 19:12:53
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I've built the Balsacraft FW 190 and still got Spitfire and Blenhem kits waiting to be built. They all build in pretty much the same way. It's fairly straightforward but the one thing I'd change is the way in which the ailerons are operated. I'd now use two wing mounted servos rather than the one centerally mounted as described in the plans. The route the snake takes doesn't make for smooth operation.

Mr Spitfire28/03/2013 19:20:54
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Cheers for that, I was considering two wing servos anyway.

What about flying qualities ?.

I expect it to fly similar to my Ripmax Spitfire 600, which is of similar size......but its always nice to get other views.

I'll be using a 480w motor in it.

Michael Ramsay-Fraser28/03/2013 19:57:20
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To be honest, mine was built so long ago, its still got the original speed 600 in it and hasn't flown for donkeys. I've still got plans for updating it but just havn't got round to it yet. It was a bit twitchy and difficult to get properly balanced. Given the weight of all the hardware, that's probably not surprising. I didn't fly it a lot because I prefer building to flying but if you're willing to make the effort with it I see no reason why it shouldn't fly well.

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