Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

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Rob Crawford
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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » June 19th, 2018, 8:44 pm

Cheers lad!

I was hoping for sometime in July but i forgot about the three week holiday she's booked :| So i'm now hoping August.

Hope to have all the work done before i head off on hols, fingers crossed.

I see i'm not a member here anymore, i thought they just took the fee from your account each year, ah well i'll have to join up again before that all happens :?

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Colin Deery » June 20th, 2018, 8:03 am

August sounds good. Will you do the test up at Ian's site at Causeway??
yes you have to pay your fee each December! TUT TUT! LOL.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » October 28th, 2018, 10:35 pm

Colin

It came out under the 20 @ 19.5.

I had it at the club two weeks ago for range check/engine run etc and found an issue with one of the elevator servos (expensive,well known brand)

Since then iv'e swapped those out for servos that work and next time the weather plays ball i think it'll be in the air.

So happy the cooling system works with no holes in the cowl :D

If you want i can shout you before i head down? probably next Sunday.

Hope to get a maiden video,i'll provide the cam if you know decent man for the job :D

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Colin Deery » October 30th, 2018, 9:47 am

Rob.. yes I will be there if you are going down on Sunday.. Will get Gerry and Pheilm (he can buy lunch! LOL)
Just watch the voltage on the servo / RX side of things.
Confirm you are heading and I will show my face.
Cheers.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » October 31st, 2018, 12:03 am

Great!

Aye,all HV servos running on life.

Put two new ones in and they seem great.

I'll give you a shout if it's a goer.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Colin Deery » October 31st, 2018, 9:21 am

Any photo's of the project?
I know it still needs painted from our last chat.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » November 1st, 2018, 1:24 pm

Aye Norm took vids of the ground runs. i'll see if he can post them

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » November 5th, 2018, 10:40 pm

Maiden Success!

No problems bar a bit of throttle sag on takeoff and and approach so fast i felt it was gonna travel back in time(can't be too careful with a C wing Spit) i say.

Here's the video. Not the best but it's all i have.

Never had it above quarter throttle, 19.3kg weight and had to add down trim only(could do with more weight up front)

VIDEO!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-NSuBnpnb4

Cheers!

Rob

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Terry Jessop » November 6th, 2018, 4:24 am

Well done looks good

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » November 6th, 2018, 9:47 am

Thanks Terry!

Hope you enjoyed the video.

Rob.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Colin Deery » November 6th, 2018, 11:25 am

Great to see it finally in the air! any time frame for the paint job?

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Rob Crawford » November 6th, 2018, 9:13 pm

Glad you liked it Colin!

I want to make a few more adjustments to CG then try to get the engine running well before i get it painted,hopefully before next season starts.

I hope to get at least one season of fun for my efforts hahaha.

It fly's like a dream though contrary to all the whining that goes on about Micks kits, maybe just a bit more work than i expected.

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby Arthur Fielding » November 7th, 2018, 7:28 pm

Well done Rob
Good to see the spitfire has flown.
I followed the build from your first post with great interest, as I had just started building my own spitfire from the Brian Taylor plan.in fact I copied your aileron drive system with great success ,so much better than looking at control horns.
Thanks for all the info shown in your posts they were all of interest ,you are a true crafts man.
Like you i test flew my model unpaintd ,and being aware of spitfires and cg positions i was very carefull with the amount of paint used, it still took 6ozs of lead in the noise to get the cg back to the original position.
Regards
Arthur

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Re: Mick Reeves 25% Spitfire Build

Postby andy Meade » November 8th, 2018, 9:39 am

What lovely craftsmanship, well done on the flight. A beautiful engine too!


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