Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

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Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » April 11th, 2016, 12:07 pm

Hi all

My name is Rob Crawford and i have become a member of LMA,i'm from N/Ireland and have been into RC from the age of ten (27 years, yikes, is it that long)

I am getting back into large models after a 10 year break and have registered a MR 1/4 scale Spit in the over 20kg scheme.

The inspector designated is Ian Robb whom I know from RC years back at the Nutts Corner club.

Glad to be a member of this well organised association and look forward to meeting you all.

Rob.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » April 11th, 2016, 12:38 pm

Me running the kolm IL135 for the MR Spit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqKOKKrrUyo

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby John Greenfield » April 12th, 2016, 7:47 am

Hi Rob

Neat building, well done. I notice you have fitted an RDS system for the ailerons but I don't recognise the manufacturer of it from the photos. Can you supply details or did you make it yourself.

Regards

John

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » April 12th, 2016, 3:43 pm

Hi John and thanks!

Yes i use this on mostly everything simply because it has zero slop and yes i did make it myself.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Wayne Cox » April 12th, 2016, 5:05 pm

Hi Rob,
Great looking build so far.
Also watched your videos on YouTube motor sounds very nice.

Keep the photos coming, have you decided on markings yet.

Regards
Wayne

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » April 12th, 2016, 5:15 pm

Thanks Wayne

The kit as you probably know is based on MK 9 MH434 but i am going to try to make it look like EP 120 hence the absence of wing tips it's clipped!

What a beauty!
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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » April 12th, 2016, 5:19 pm

I'm on the lookout for the 3 branch exhausts for 1/4 scale or even molds will do, i have the MK9 pipes but EP 120 doesn't have those Lol attention to detail!

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby stewart clifford » April 13th, 2016, 9:14 am

I think Phil Clarke sells them.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » April 13th, 2016, 6:11 pm

Thanks Stewart

I'll be getting the paint of Phil, never really looked on his site but i'll get in touch and see if he can help.
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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby John Greenfield » April 15th, 2016, 8:58 am

Rob Crawford wrote:Hi John and thanks!

Yes i use this on mostly everything simply because it has zero slop and yes i did make it myself.

Some pics

Thanks for the reply Rob.
Can I ask what you use on the inside faces of the slot in the control surfaces that the wire runs against and what you use for a bearing in the wing trailing edge.

Thanks

John

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » April 17th, 2016, 12:28 am

No worries John i'm glad it's of interest.

The slot for the wire is a plywood box lined on the inside with the Mick reeves proskin (it's hard stuff) you need to get this perfect, it's one of the most critical parts of the setup,not to tight and the gap must be totally even.
you can achieve a good fit by cutting 2 shorter lengths of same swg wire and placing them at each side of the plywood box before bonding the sides on.

The bearing is simply the outer sheath of a control snake hysoled into a 6mm plywood sheer web, a simple set-up really but the slop is zero and i don't think you need to use such high torque servos with it.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Wayne Cox » June 23rd, 2016, 6:13 pm

Hi Rob,

Hope the build is doing well, been keeping an eye out on your build.

Waiting for some updates lol.

Regards
Wayne

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » July 11th, 2016, 5:47 pm

Some canopy fun.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » July 11th, 2016, 5:59 pm

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » July 11th, 2016, 6:02 pm

The windscreen must be flush with the frame.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » July 11th, 2016, 6:14 pm

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » July 11th, 2016, 6:17 pm

Better fit now :P

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » July 11th, 2016, 6:26 pm

The MR dash kit is looking good (i think) :) :) :)
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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Bob Thompson1894 » July 11th, 2016, 8:28 pm

wow......love the canopy!

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » July 11th, 2016, 9:16 pm

Thanks Bob that means a lot.

When i forgo being social for months on end i can loose enthusiasm.

Not even getting much flying done with the weather,it's been a poor summer altogether this year where i am so i thought i'd get stuck in and do a bit to the spit.


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