1/3 Spitfire

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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby Jason Griffiths » August 20th, 2015, 8:43 am

Looking good i will be looking forward to this project 8-)
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » August 23rd, 2015, 5:54 pm

Thanks Jason, well its taken another week with a bit of help from my fellow Catton members to finally get the retract mounts sorted to give the scale angles . I will do the final gluing after I have made the retracts that I will be using, the one in the picture is just for setting up.
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » September 13th, 2015, 5:28 pm

A bit of work done on the olio's
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » September 16th, 2015, 2:14 pm

A few more bits done on the legs
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby rob ellis » September 16th, 2015, 6:15 pm

AWSOME!,,,,,canopies in post,,,,,,keep going mate,,,,,cockpit shortly,,
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » October 13th, 2015, 3:17 pm

Got the canopies Rob, thanks. Retract work halted again with work work. Stent a few hrs over the weekend on the wing center section, trying to get it looking better for Gaydon. I just put it together and it seems to be getting bigger lol.
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » October 14th, 2015, 2:37 pm

A little more done on the wing sheeting, now to sort out the wing fixing to the fuselage before
bottom sheeting can start
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby Jason Griffiths » October 14th, 2015, 2:46 pm

Now that is looking a 100x better, CORRRRR
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby Jason Griffiths » February 1st, 2016, 5:24 pm

Any more progress ??
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » February 2nd, 2016, 11:46 am

No work on the airframe, just on the oleo legs
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. Wheels next.

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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » February 6th, 2016, 7:21 am

Wheel drawings done ready to program now and machine
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » February 16th, 2016, 8:45 am

Wheels done fitted & tested
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby Cary Bailey » February 16th, 2016, 12:18 pm

Bloomin Marvellous Old Chum!!
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby Jason Griffiths » February 16th, 2016, 12:43 pm

It sure is a mighty fine job, looking forward to seeing more :D
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » March 22nd, 2016, 4:03 pm

I found some time and enthusiasm to do a bit more on the Spit, I have made some heavy duty hinges for the ailerons, flaps and tail surfaces. Flaps and one aileron done, second aileron in progress. I also made some alloy servo horn adapters for the big 1/4 scale servo's along with some mounting brackets.
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby Jason Griffiths » March 22nd, 2016, 4:26 pm

Looking good David, i can pop round with a big stick and poke ya with it if you need someone to get ya working on it again if ya like :lol: ;) 8-)
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby John Greenfield » March 23rd, 2016, 9:21 am

Dave

In picture Spit 002.JPG above are the hinges really only bolted to that small strip of wood which appears to only have a end grain glue joint to the surrounding structure ?

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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » March 23rd, 2016, 9:56 am

Its 1/8 ply with reinforced areas around the mounts both sides. sheeting is also lite ply.

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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » March 24th, 2016, 7:56 pm

Moved on to the tail feathers, the weight certainly piles on when beefing up the hinge and servo mounts. I am still not happy with the general strength of the tail frame and will beef up the leading edge and possibly extend the servo mount to the trailing endge to tie it all in.
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Re: 1/3 Spitfire

Postby David Brown » March 26th, 2016, 7:54 am

Getting there at last
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