Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » May 12th, 2017, 10:31 pm

Phil,what a gentleman. :o

I noticed the drawings are 1/10 so (my bad), i think it would be difficult to get the smaller parts accurate though.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » May 12th, 2017, 10:46 pm

So i planned to mount the fuel tank right on the cg but the structure as is wouldn't allow for this easily,time for more modding.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » May 12th, 2017, 11:06 pm

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The tank can now take it's rightful place on cg with clunk above the carbs :)

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » May 13th, 2017, 11:05 pm

Phil Clark wrote:I bought the Monforton drawings when they still offered printed plans @ 1/4 scale........I'm sure I still have them stashed somewhere Rob, so I'll have a look. You're more than welcome to borrow them if I can find them as all parts of the seat were shown to allow you to build an accurate replica.

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It's so intriguing to see an ultimate fan of rc build a masterpiece such as this, tbh Phil i don't think mine would come out this good even if i had the privilege of the 1/4 drawings,excellent work my friend!

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » May 17th, 2017, 10:25 pm

Time to bond the nose on, but wait a big gap!

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » May 18th, 2017, 10:34 pm

ah well! i'll carry on with the cooling while i work out what to do about the gaps :roll:

here i'm glassing the cool air intake

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » May 25th, 2017, 10:00 am

The cool air intake is completed so i bonded the nose section in place along with the carbon rod strengtheners.

i'm quite sure these will be strong enough and it saves filling the nose with heavy glass.
They run through two formers and the firewall.


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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » May 25th, 2017, 10:03 am

No more gaps :D

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » May 29th, 2017, 9:08 pm

Canopy rails removed (what a pain) it would have been more painful to work around them.


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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » May 29th, 2017, 9:11 pm

Fixed rear view needs a frame.


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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » June 14th, 2017, 10:30 pm

I've witnessed some incredible work on formers 11 and 12,i don't intend to go over the top with mine but i think i should make improvements here :) `
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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » June 14th, 2017, 10:58 pm

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » June 14th, 2017, 10:59 pm

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » June 14th, 2017, 11:01 pm

And former 12.`
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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » July 4th, 2017, 7:24 pm

A lick of primer and an engine,turn the volume up and enjoy the din :lol:

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » June 9th, 2018, 10:28 pm

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » June 9th, 2018, 10:30 pm

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Colin Deery » June 13th, 2018, 11:02 am

Rob.. fantastic to see you back working on this again.. remember to give me a shout when you are putting it through it's test.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » June 15th, 2018, 9:49 pm

Mate!would be a pleasure to have you there, you always help put things into perspective(good or not so good) haha!
Your'e knowledge on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Colin Deery » June 19th, 2018, 10:30 am

lol.. don't know about that!!! but yes I will turn up with a hip flask and plenty of Encouragement. Any idea of when the first flight will be??


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