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Re: Spitfar....southern build
Reply #11 - Mar 15th, 2021 at 8:54am
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Kaintuck wrote on Mar 15th, 2021 at 3:57am:
Alfa, did your pnut fly ok?...I may build one and the article said to build the regular ribs with the 2 air turbulators on it


Haven't flown it yet. If you choose the regular wing rib, the two strips on the top of the wing are 1/16" spars that are notched into the ribs.
  
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Reply #10 - Mar 15th, 2021 at 3:57am
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Alfa, did your pnut fly ok?...I may build one and the article said to build the regular ribs with the 2 air turbulators on it....I liked your canopy, this one will be a challenge being so small.... Shocked
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Reply #9 - Mar 15th, 2021 at 1:15am
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Looking good.  Very fast build!!! Smiley
  

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Reply #8 - Mar 14th, 2021 at 4:58pm
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Got my pilot done....blue foam....my hands shake to much for any better detail....but he will be behind a canopy anyways.....and what's up with that nose????.....I gotta do better there...I think a REDO is in order for the bushing plug.... Tongue
Still working on those wings fillets..... Roll Eyes
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Reply #7 - Mar 14th, 2021 at 2:30pm
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I built one for the Mooney cookup. I didn't pay enough attention to the canopy dimensions and ended up with one that was too wide. I made the prop out of two plastic ones. It too is to big.
  

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Reply #6 - Mar 14th, 2021 at 2:00pm
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Oh yes Alf...such a pretty blue...the gold trim will be with a gold sharpie Cheesy

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Blue tissue is just right....now to finish and get to making them 4 blade prop!...as suggested...."wheels up" for lightness...I can always put gear on her for standing around Smiley
Look at that huge spinner ahahahaaaa....
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Reply #5 - Mar 14th, 2021 at 8:51am
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That's a fun plan. Are you building it as the Speed Spitfire configuration?
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 13th, 2021 at 4:07pm
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Looks great.  I love building cracked rib wings makes building wings a lot less tedious!  Smiley
  

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Reply #3 - Mar 13th, 2021 at 12:54pm
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Ribs in place, as soon as the glue dries on the front, I will bend them down with a stick all the way across and glue the trailing edges....the fuselage is comming along also, the front formers are in place, I will sand my 1/32" sheet to a thinner paper like thickness  Cool .021"..... Cheesy....makes it easy to wrap....and the whole front is supposed to be sheet....
  
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Progress... Cool
  
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Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2021 at 6:02pm
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It'll be great! I would do it 'wheels up' in order to save weight.
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Spitfar....southern build
Mar 12th, 2021 at 5:51pm
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It is supposed to be a p-nut....but I printed it off as a 8" Spitfire....
I started with 1/16" sq...but planed off a 'smidgen.....then turned it sideways for its strength....HA!...strength, like balsa at this size is strong! Tongue
The rudder is drying with its crossmembers...all these elliptical parts are done using my "plane a sliver" technique...kinda hard to keep from breaking the curl at this size....I'm thinking how light they might be....
What's a 8" supposed to weigh? 10 mustard seeds???....2 medium horse flys? Grin
I'll try to keep it like the plans...those fellows in Japan can do it....I need to ask least try! Cool
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