WW 2 Aircraft

Utube videos.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6PnKUEFX8g#watch-main-area
1.
YouTube - maquette spitfire au CLM Spit with torquemaster, what a sound!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNA06f5sQQQ

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWPhmS0x3Bo Dutch Spit landing
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFb3T5eQiqU Dutch Spit take off. 4 min
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrCow_no4pA&feature=related Workshop talk Usa
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA9MNjAlbWs Dutch flight
6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiGXkCTBVb4 USA takeoff 3 min
7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEA4euVXH10 Electric Spit Maiden 2 1/2 min
8. watch-v=6NT6XoUlPm8&feature=player_embeddedCTRL + Click to follow link Micks Strutter and Petes electric Spit
9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbjVhXKmjO4 Jims contest aerobatics
10. http://www.youtube.com/watch-v=l6u5-Vq3qVYwatch-v=t7u8DgSoCPo   Belgium Spit maiden, 10 min
11.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HQCXa1KCiY Micks spit, 3w 80cc, 8 min
12.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_MyublwoYY Micks Spit in contest.
12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-iwmvaYlqY Mick Reeves Spit contest Barkston june 2011.wmv
13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-iwmvaYlqY P1000518 Mick Reeves Hurricane retracts.  Hurricane hydraulic retracts.
14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkYUFPJ6EN8
15. http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5088&TPN=47&get=last#342692
16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZgL1HfVXvs  U-tube video of Hurri ELECTRIC retracts
17. http://www.youtube.com/user/captainpercy Spitfire inverted
18. http://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/showthread.php?t=137783 Building our Hurricane kit, and scaling it up to build a FULLSIZE replica for static display.
19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd0HbNU-Xb8

     
     

 

 


    My 100cc V four.

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Hurricane  1/4.5 scale. Span 109", 2770 mm.

For engine 60 - 80 cc.. Will require nose ballast. Finished weight is under 15 KG.
For electric. With 12s. 10ah batteries, CG is correct. Weight just over 15 KG.
This is sold as a list of items you can order as you wish.
The wings and flat panels on the fuse are ProSkin. The outer wing panels unplug (two screws)
leaving the fuselage on its wheels for transport.. Tails come off in 30 seconds.(one screw)
The wing centre section unbolts for service. The fuselage also has bolt-on front end.
These all help during building, and for transport as required.
My prototype flew very well, and did all manoevres I wanted, including spin and stall turn.
Alas now crashed due to ailerons plugged in wrong!

forum_posts.asp-TID=18172&TPN=1&get=last#366700

Link to building forum.

Plans , instructions  (no patterns) 25                        Spinner 5"  (carbon fibre)     73
Laser cut balsa and ply parts, for                              Wheels 6"                    85
fuselage, wings, tail,      160.                                    Electric Retract set,    350
Balsa pack.                   22                                      Pilots seat                      15

12 Epoxy mouldings       115.                                  Seat Belts set                 5
10 Vac forms.               11                                      Legs doors                      6
Hardware packet.           23                                    Dummy scale prop kit    20
Canopy                          6                                       Decals for scale prop      3
Canopy rails                    6                                      Waterslide Stencils           5
ProSkin, 3 sheets          120                                     Photo CD, 550 shots.     20
Wing tubes.                   22                                      Scale detail sheet             9
    [Dash                          7.                                      
or [Super dash                20

Other items you may want. Solartex fabric, dummy stiching, rib tapes, rivets, Paint, Pilot.
 

My 1/4.5 scale Hurricane is now flying under electric power. 110" span, 15 kg.
 

Basic fuselage is quickly built, then stringers at the back, proskin panels at the front.

Stringered wood fuselage , proskin panels, epoxy cowl. Proskin covered wings.

 
...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
                               ELECTRIC Retracts.
Plugs into the reciever. Slow realistic action. System is safe at switch on.
Operate the TX switch 3 times to activate the retracts.
No pumping up air before each flight, always ready to go.    350
Plug-in delay unit for scale staggered retraction. 15
U tube video of latest version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWDL99UZqxo
or         mick reeves hurri retracts 3
Full 1/4 scale Hurricane 123" span

We can supply-
Plans . (enlarged from 1/4.5 plan, no rib patterns) 35
Full laser cut set- Formers, ribs, complete tail. 200
Electric retracts 350
Our 6" wheels (Should be 6 3/4") 85
Super dash 25
Seat and belts From 1/4 spit 20
Compass 5
Pilot (from Jim)

And - canopy rails, stencils, rivets, rib tapes,
oxygen hose, ProSkin, wing tubes.

For this size you need to make your own cowling & canopy

 

Vacuum formed parts

    
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            Hurricane waterslide stencil markings 1/4.5      5 .                 Scale prop badges 3 set
                    Other scales to order.    1/6     3
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Checking CG. Mark the distance from LE on the end rib. Lift the tail to get fuselage level.
Lift with piano wire hooks. Easy!

The tails come off each side, and the fuselage front end can be unbolted.

 


Exact scale SPITFIRE Mark IX.         


Micks 1/6 spitfire at the World Champs, Reno, Nevada.
This model won the top score in static at one world championship.
It won the best flight at another world championship.
Renowned for its good flight ability.
1/6 SCALE

Span 74 inches. Engine. 10 to 20cc. Weight. 12 lbs.
Semi kit with full epoxy fuselage/cowl , CNC cut wing ribs and tail parts.
Formers. Canopy. Spinner. Wheels. Plans. Mouldings. Engine mount.
Wing joiners. Pilot. Dash. Bolts, horns etc.
You provide sheet and strip balsa etc. 315. uk post 15.

Alternative semi kit as above but with epoxy cowl and CNC cut  
formers for wood fuselage. 250. uk post 12

EXTRAS. Mechanical retracts.(spitfire angles) 75.00. Retract servo. 50.
Sprung oleo legs.  35 pr.      Self adhesive Decal set. 20.   Scale prop kit 10.
super dash 20 , gunsight 5, compass 5, seat & belts 20
Tail leg kit 6
Plans alone 25.

Wings can be proskin covered, requiring 2 sheets 0.3mm. ( 80)

Main balsa wood required for WING. 45 (or 25 if using proskin )
16 - 3/32 x 4 sheet.       8 - 1/8 x 4 sheet.       4 - 1/16 x 4 sheet.       4 - 1/4 sq strip.             
3 - 1/4 x 1/2 strip.         2 - 1/8 sq .strip.         2 - 5/16 sq strip.          4 - 1/8 x 1/4 strip.

Main balsa for alternativeWood Fuselage 22
1/8 x 4 x36" 10 off , 1/16 x 4" 4 off, 1/8 x 1/4" strip 6 off
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1/6 scale full epoxy fuselage with rivet & panel detail. ......................small chin intake scoop ( in kit) large scoop 10

     
     




1/4 SCALE
Span 110 inches.       Weight from 30 lbs.
Engine 60 to 100cc, or electric power.   
New fuselage mould with full panel detail and 10,000 rivets
Fuselage incorporates wing centre section.
Stub wings now plug into fuselage sides.
Quicker and easier to build. Front cowling bolts on the main
fuselage.
Also offerered as plywood & balsa fuselage with un-detailed epoxy cowl, balsa or epoxy covered wings.
Details of electric version.

Some great building Photos here. http://ziggyboy.blogsite.org/

                                  SCALE SPEED                                         

The Spitfire stalls at 50 MPH and top speed is about 350 MPH.
New Spitfires were tested to 500 MPH in vertical dives.      
My model was checked by police radar in a low pass at 62 MPH.

That is a scale speed of 248 MPH.
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customers comments.

Mick's Spitfire, built as per plans, is the nicest
I have flown of all the big spits.
Mick's design is solid!

"the Reeves Spit is one of the best flying designs I have flown"
"cannot stop raving about the way it flies..everyone who
sees it fly cannot believe a Spitfire can fly so well."
"best looking AND best flying warbird I have ever flown"

Canopy set.                            U/C doors kit.                       Standard Dash         

      Exhausts kit.                           tail and ribs                                radiator and blisters  

Tail Leg kit 10

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Full panel and rivet detail on fuselage.


vacuum formed radiators. or optional epoxy.

Cowl for the wood 1/4 Spitfire

Epoxy fuselage Spitfire kit                  
 Plans, instructions (without former patterns) 27
Epoxy fuselage/cowl, 5 parts     510
Plywood formers                        20.   
Wing ribs ,  (proskin)                40.     
or Wing ribs (for balsa)                40
(balsa wing needs 36 sheets 1/8" x 4")
balsa spars                               21
Wing joiner tube & sleeve         47
Tail and elevators                       15  
Rudder                                       6  
Hardware pack                          12 
(basic kit SubTotal          698)         

Wing Skin materials..........

Proskin for wing. 2 sheets 0.3mm     80
OR
Balsa for wing (not proskin)          67
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Everything on this page for
Epoxy fuselage version kit
with proskin & retracts;

1563

 Wood Fuselage Kit              

Plans, instructions, no former patterns  25  
Plywood formers                 35. 
Wing ribs  (balsa cover)       40.
Epoxy cowl,                        96.
Wing joiners, 2 off 1"x30"     56
Hardware packet.                12
Tail & elevator                     15
Fin and Rudder                 10
 (Basic Kit Sub Total   289 )       

                        

Skin Materials..........

Balsa for wood fuselage                  45
Balsa for wing                                67

OR
Proskin for wing. 3 sheets 0.3mm 120
probond for proskin                       10
balsa spars                                 21

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Everything on this page for
Wood fuselage version kit
with balsa skin & retracts;

1188

         Mouldings              

Canopy                     20
Epoxy Radiators     35
(or plastic 10)            
 Plastic blisters          2
Exhaust kit                 12
U/C doors                 8
Carbon spinner          80
(Sub Total                     147)

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Retracts
Electric
Retracts                      295
Oleo legs                                   65
Wheels with alloy hubs Pr.         85

(sub Total 445)

         Details                      

Scale display prop kit.    20
Scale prop badges            5
Hatch catch                      3
Canopy rails (pair)           6.
                           Total 34

           In cockpit                           Superdash                      20
(or simple dash 7)
Compass                         5
Gunsight                          5
Seat                              15. 
Seat Belts                        5 
Oxygen hose                    1
                             Total 51
                     Finishing                       

Panel lines                       3 
Rib tapes                          9
Dummy stitches                 2
Decal set                        35
Waterslide stencils             5  
Vinyl details (dzuz etc)       9
Rivets( 5 / pack) 4 packs 20
 Photo CD, ( full size).       10
2m solartex ( for elev & rud) 14

(Sub Total this column          192)
Ask about Paint - UK only

Pilot ( available separately)
see Jim's site        

www.jimreeves.plus.com

                                                   

 
            
     

      



Alex Whittacker photos.

 
Other items you may want. Solartex fabric, dummy stiching, rib tapes, rivets, Paint, Pilot
.

Heres a nice shot of full size landing with downtrim on the elevator.
My model has the same!


 
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 23.08.11 With electric retracts and 15 ah batteries. 6 1/2 min flight.
50% battery used. I will go back to 10 ah.

Ways for elevator control on 1/4 Spitfire.
1. Pushrod . To elevator horn pointing up, Gives Pull for Up.
Std servo 60gms at pilots feet. Ballast at firewall 60gm. Total 120 gm.(4 oz)
2. Kevlar lines. Problems if the lines go slack. Same weight a s No 1.
3. Two mini servos on tail root. 2 x 30 gm. Ballast 300 gm. Total 360 gm.(13 oz)
These can have single push rod, but twin rods are better.


Many of this model have been built and flown worldwide. The most popular power units used are Zenoah 62,
Zenoah 62 with Torquemaster reduction unit, Various 60 cc to 100 cc single engines, and several inline twin engines.
Reports suggest that all these options give good results, and modellers are delighted with the flying qualities of the model.
Electric versions are now giving good results too.
2013. Flew the Spit in 29 mph winds - no problem.
          36 inch Balsa needed for wood fuselage             
12 -1/4 x 1/4.   
3 - 1/4 x 1/2    
 4 - 1/2 x 1/2    
2 - 1/16 x 4      
20 - 3/16 x 4.   
45
  

Balsa Wings -
Spars 1/4 x 3/8 x 36” hard balsa 7 off
Spars 1/4 x 1/4 x 36” hard balsa 8 off
covering 1/8 x 4 x 36” medium balsa 30 off
covering 1/16 x 4 x 36” medium balsa 4 off

Tail only
covering 1/16 x 4 x 36 medium balsa 4 off

60

 

Electric retracts for 1/4 Spitfire  ..   

Easy installation in model.   Bolt the unit in place. Fit the switch and plug into Rx.
Fit 4/5 cell nicad.    Ready to go.  weight 730g    
1000mah battery should give 100 operations on one charge!       295 pair. 
video link  SpitElectricRetracts

Legs 65 pr. weight 330g

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SCALE RIVETS SYSTEM see accessories page

1/6 scale  (1.2 mm)   5
1/5 scale  (1.5mm
)   5
1/4 scale  (1.8 mm)  5
1/3 scale  (2.4mm)  6

 
1/4 Spitfire Retracts. Air up, spring down. 295 pair

. legs 8" long 65 pair

     

Fully moulded canopy with inner windcreens and frames. 20

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 1/4 scale Spitfire seat Kit, 15
 1/4.5 scale seat for Hurricane 15   
1/4 scale seat belts set 5     
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My 2011 model. Latest version with plug-in wings. 12.85 KG + batteries = 15.85 kg. CG 6 5/8".
Successfull contest flights done. 7 mins. 70 % battery used. 24 x 12 prop at 6800 rpm. 12s, 10ah battery. 130 amps at full power. 17 kg thrust.
I cruise at just below 1/2 throttle (50 amps) and use full power only for verticals. I do 8 manoevres per flight, in a turn-around pattern to save time.

   


Scale Propellor on a model Spitfire.

Many of our customers ask about size of prop to use on the model, and want to fit a 3 or 4 blade one.
We advise against this. The prop would look ridiculously small. A nose over would be very costly.
3 or 4 blade props ar much more expensive than 2 blade props. They are only available in a few sizes.
With the engine running, you tell how many blades are there, so it would only be for static 'posing'.
The multi blade prop would have to be of smaller diameter for the engine to turn it.
The scale prop is Much larger and much bulkier and so the working prop will never look scale.
The 1/4 scale prop is about 34 " diam. Black flying prop 24" or 26" diam. 4 blade smaller.




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1/4 scale Spitfire exhaust kit. 12.
The moulded halves are cut out and glued together, then glued to the small mounting plate.
These are then fitted to the long plate with 4 screws each, provided.
The open pipes allow good airflow for cooling.

1/4 Spit or Hurri wheels. Metal hub with bronze bushes. 85 pair.
weight 650g per pair.
I noticed Robarts similar wheels are DOUBLE our price!
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4 inch wheel for 1/6 Spitfire 5 pair


INSTRUMENT PANEL KITS
For WW2 British fighters. As shown.
1/7 scale 5. 1/6 scale 5. 1/5 scale 5.   
1/4.5 scale 7. 1/4 scale 7. 1/3 scale 10.
Now included in our Spitfire and Hurricane kits.
Can be assembled in half an hour.

1/4 is 8 1/4 inch wide. 1/6 is 5 1/2 inch wide

Superdash kit. 20
Kits for big Spit 1/4,  Hurricane 1/4.5, 1/5 spit, 1/5 Hurri, 1/6 spit
Three  dimentional with seperate bezels screwed on.


Compass kit.  5.  available in   1/4 ,1/5 or 1/6 scale.      

Gunsight kit.    5.
1/4, 1/5 or 1/6 scale.
  
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Stencils markings for 1/4 Spit. Waterslide transfers. 5.00
1/6 scale 3. Other scales to order.

Breitling badges 3

Scale prop badges. 5       MRM

Self adhesive. 3

Self adhesive vinyl decals.
colours similar to our paints, rings are separate. spitfire sets
include a selection of grey squadron & black serial letters.


1/4 spitfire 35
1/5 spitfire 30
1/6 spitfire 20

1/6 Hurricane 20

1/7 FW 190 6



Self adhesive silver detailing sheets.
3 sheets ( screws, hatches, dzuz).
plus
3 view to show positioning of details.
In 1/4, 1/5, 1/6 scales. 9


Silver self adhesive vinyl sheet. 12" x 24". 2.50.
Use for scale hatches etc. see my 1/4 Spitfire
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Vac form radiators and blisters set, 1/4 scale 12

1/4 scale doors kit.
Double skin with rivet detail and scale curved doors. 8.

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Sliding canopy rails. 12 inch long brass. 6 pair
Glue into fuselage sides, glass over inside or solder tinplate brackets
and bolt to the fuselage. Slot takes an M2 screw head which
slides smoothly along. Solder two screws each side to your
canopy frame. Cut round holes in the rail at about half way
open so the frame can be sprung
apart and the canopy taken off.      
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Oxygen hose. 1.




Super 6" and 5" Carbon spinner.  Lightweight and strong. 80 and 73

   6" Spitfire spinner       60


4" heavy duty plastic spinner 8.

SPINNER TIP
For security, the spinner cone must fit into the backplate groove.
This can be difficult to see. Paint your spinner with the cone inthe
backplate. If the cone is not seated tightly, it will show as picture.

1/4 Spitfire Cannons kit 8. ( pair of cannons)

9" long x 1 1/4" diameter.

vacuum formed halves, balsa formers, dowel at back for mounting to wing.
glue together & spraycolour. add tube mussle.


3 or 4 BLADE SCALE SPITFIRE PROP KITS
See my model at the top of page.
1/6 scale 10.     1/4 scale. 20        
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This 1/6 scale sergeant pilot is included in the kit

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!/6 Spitfire retracts 75
Oleo legs, 5 1/4" long 35
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I can carry the spit fuselage with one hand. (batteries out)
 
June 2011.
Ali Machinsky flew my electric Spitfire. Three flights.
I was thinking about remarks I heard saying that light models are no good. They flit, or fly like a kite.
Ali's 1/4 Spit weighs 90 lbs, so I wondered how he would find my 35 lb one.

He was delighted with it. He flew massive loops, slow rolls, 4 point roll, barrel roll, Immalman, inverted
with inverted Immalman recovery, stall turns left and right, three turn spin, lazy 8, Cuban. Long take offs at 1/2 power.(on grass)
Touch and gos and landings, with and without flaps, rollers and 3 pointers. Slow flight and circuit at under 20 mph .
He felt very comfortable with it at all times, and always under control. Longest flight was 8 min with 20% battery left.
He tried the gyro system which proved to be no problem. (I had never tried it myself.)
However, the model was so smooth without the gyros that it made no difference to the appearance of the flight,
so it really does not need gyros. With my set-up the motor sounds like a well silenced petrol engine.
I had my video running, but I wanted to watch the model live, so the video was rubbish. Pity!

July 2011
Customers might be interested in the way I fly, which is carefully planned for contest flights.
My electric Spit has limited duration, so I now do a 'turn arround' schedule to save wasting time in circuits.
I only use full power for verticle climbs, and level cruise is done at about 1/2 throttle. This looks and sounds better
than using full throttle throughout. This my present schedule.

Model stands still, into wind. slowly open throttle and take-off with 1/2 throttle, keep climb-out straight and at shallow angle.
Gear up, then gentle 90 degree turn away. Complete the circuit.
Immamlan into wind. Exit is downwind. Turn.
Loop into wind. Make it big and slow. Throttle back on the descent. Turn.
Roll downwind. Can be 4 point, barrel, slow or Victory roll. Turn.
Lazy eight. big wing-over away, pass by at an angle, wing over opposite way, return on same path it started on.
Turn and climb.
Split S down wind. throttle shut. Turn.
Inverted pass or 1/2 Cuban downwind. Turn.
Horizontal fig eight. Circuit and climb.
Descending circle. low throttle. Circuit.
On downwind leg gear is lowered. On crosswind leg flaps are lowered.
Touchdown next to you. Long straight landing run and stop. Then taxi if possible.
Alternative options are, 3 turn spin, stall turn. Touch and go. 4 types of cuban 8. And a few more.
This flight lasts about 6/7 minutes and leaves about 25% battery power left.

why don't you try it.

On my large Spit and Hurri I use expo on all flying surfaces, up to 75%.
I also use the servo slow feature of my Spektrun DX8 set at 1 second on Elev, Ail, Rud,
and throttle, 2 seconds on flaps. This helps smooth, realistic flight.


How I carry my 1/4 Spitfire.
Wings and tail at the side, fuselage velcroed to the hand hold above.
One seat removed, chest of drawers with plastic box on top.
Model restes on a pad and on the folded rear seats. No fixings needed here.
I lift the model out with my left hand under the fuselage joint. Easy.
Still have 5 seats and room for two more models.
 
A scale access hatch from ProSkin in 10 minutes!

1. Use scissors to cut the hatch shape from ProSkin.
2. Drill a hole, 0.8 mm.
3. Countersink the hole with small drill bit in the hand.
4. Fit our Type F tiny screw.
5. Fit the rest of the screws.

For a flush fitting hatch.
1. Cut the hatch shape.
2. Place in position and scribe round the shape with a knife.
3. Cut the opening and finish with a file to fit the hatch.
    Fit a sticky tape handle to the hatch to try the fit.
4. Cyano strips of ProSkin round the inside of the hole.
5. Fit the hatch with screws as above.

       

Turnigy C80100 180kv motor. Jeti 200 amp ESC. 12s x 10 ah. 24 x 12 prop, 6k8 at 130 amps.
More power than 80cc petrol engine. I reckon thrust is now better than 1:1. I love it!
I have now flown with 3 batteries, 15ah for longer flight time.

       We have a few of these motors in stock at 130 each. (NEW)


Pete Fords installation..

April 2009. Micks new one, ready for first flight. Ted Cooke's. Zenoah 61 with pipe, "bags of power"

 
   


1/4 Spit data from our customers. Whats yours? Contest limit is 15 kg.

Name weight kg Engine ballast gm     CG
Mick Reeves 12.5 kg Moki 360 twin batteries no cockpit scale cooling    
Jim Reeves 14.5 kg Zenoah 62 600 gm old fuselage   7"  
Paul P 14 kg moki 75 single none   no paint yet    
Abe 18.6 kg   2720 gm        
John Mota 20.22kg ZDZ 100R twin 1700 gm        
Mick Reeves
number 2
14.5kg 3W 80 twin
24 x 12, 6000rpm
Engine lightened.
 No ballast
ProSkin
Wings
Scale cooling 6" 75% expo on elev.
Ted 17.7 kg Zen 62+pipe 1 kg ProSkin      
Mathieu Reynjens 16kg Torquemaster   28 x 14 4200 rpm 7" scale cooling
Jim Reeves 16 kg Zen 62 1.2kgm, in front of prop.     6 1.2" scale cooling
Pete Ford.            16 1/2 kg turnigy C80100        2x 12s, 5000mah           24x12         6500rpm       6 1/2"                             
Mick Reeves 15.85kg turnigy C80100 2x 12s, 5000mah 24 x 12 6700. 6 3/4" 17 1/2 kg thrust
               
               
               

 


Detailing my wings , Jan 2011. My building time on this model will be about 4 months, 500 hours.
NEWS Nov 2010.
My new 2010 Spit was weighed. Without paint and a few details. 14 1/2 kg,
So finished flying weight should be about 15 1/2 kg.
Contest weight without batteries 12 1/2 kg.
Probable weight with petrol engine 13 1/2 kg (mine is electric)
Customers comments. ' the best spitfire kit on the market
(far superior to the .... or the ..... one, and with 100% scale
cockpit and fittings etc, its ready to fly weight was only 33 lb, i
ncluding the Z62 and torquemaster.  'the Torquemaster is incredible.
The low rpm with scale diameter prop make a model that sounds
every inch the part and not just looks great, and I cannot
recommend it enough.'

 

John Jewel from New Zealand.. What backdrop.  !/4 Spit.  weight 47 lbs 21 kG. 26 x 10 on DLE 85.
Happy with flight -'would pass for the real thing'

Three pointer on maiden flight.

 

Len Gardiner.

27 lbs 8 ozs, without batteries. Motor - 50 to 80cc Turnigy.   22 x 12  A P C  electric prop. 9 minutes at cruise speed., 30- 40 amps
Two x 6 cell  60-120C   5000 mAh Heavy Duty Turnigy.
Model is very light and the first flight required no trim changes and at half throttle it is so realistic most onlookers are just in awe of it
.The landings are very easy due to light wing loadings. I just can’t  tell you how much of a joy this model is to fly, it has exceeded
all my expectations and is truly the most realistic flying model, I hope to be flying it for a long time to come.

   

Manuel Lloret from Spain

   


 

1/6 Spitfire from Andrzej Wielinski in Poland . Turnigy electric power.



Stein Haugen in icy Norway, 'fly like a dream'

    

Phillip Bernard, France. ZDZ 100 NG twin. Cooling from radiator.

 

John Byme. 3W 110 inline twin. 17 kilo.

Dave Hubenig from Canada.

Maiden flight, 'flies great', 'all manoevres'.
Zenoar 62 on 22 x 10. CG at 6 1/2".

 

Six pictures of  Bob Nortons super 1/6 Spit. 13 1/2 lbs. His maiden flight. October 2011.
"I cannot praise your kit enough.....flew like she was on rails...over the moon with her...loops, rolls,
stall turns, etc."

 
   

Bob Norton's neat saito twin instalation. Spark ignition. 1/6 Spit

electric retracts in 1/6 Spit.

 


Mathieu Reyntjens Torquemaster installation.
 
     

3W 80. .
Carb feed from behind spinner. bottom left, Spectrum Rx, throttle servo.Top left,
retract valve, gauge, filler, speed control valve, ignition battery.
Rx battery will be 1800 lipo.No switches used, just plug in.

3W 80. Cooling duct at bottom rear.
24 x 12 plastic prop, 5900 rpm. 95 Db on silencer.
 

Jims Spit with Zenoah 62. Won flying contest July 2008.
Short pipe added. 7600 on 22 x 12 prop.
 

 

Chris Freeman, South Africa. Electric with Turnigy 5055 motor on 5 or 6 cells.

 
     
     



News. Thanks to Ted Cook, we now know that covering the 2008 wing
with ProSkin is acually very easy. Seperates sheets are used for the front
and rear, with split along the main spar. 3 1/2 sheets of 0.3 mm are needed.
Latest way - in one sheet, with split along main spar near the tip.

Easy way to add ballast. Steel discs or washers in front of prop, well forward!
About 1.6 kg here. Equivalent to 2.3 kg on the engine.
Note scale exhaust outlet. 3 mm ply engine mount box.
 
NEWS. October 2007.

I built a 1/4 scale Spit for my 2008 contest model. I will need it to be below
the 15 kg [33lb] weight limit.
I am took the oportunity to redesign the kit, giving attention to weight
reduction, scale accuracy, easier building, easy operation, and transportability.
I add further scale items for the kit.
Exhausts. Moulded canopy . Sliding canopy rails. U/C doors.
New all balsa tails which unplug, mini servo in each side.
Lighter fuselage formers.
The scale engine cowling can be unbolted from the fuselage quite easily.
New lighter retracts whch are air up, spring down.
Wing breaks at the centre, with alloy tube and phenolic sleeves.
I fitted the Laser 360 V twin. Cooling from scale carb intake.
I replaced that with the more powerful Moki 360 inline two-stroke twin.
May 08. model wieghs 12 1/2 kg and needs no extra nose weight.!
Model was destroyed on the first flight. Ran out of down elevator in
low inverted pass.
2009. New model built with 3W 80cc inline twin. Proskin wings. 14.75 kg.
Badly damaged at takeoff when elevators glitched. Bad voltage controller.
Rebuilt.
On third flight engine failed, model landed in trees, destroyed one wing.
New wing built, flown in contest in June. I need some practice and lots of
small repairs on the model. I have entered the Euro champs in Norway.


My 2009 Spit with Moki 360 twin. Ducts to cylinders from scale intake, and carb from
the side. Items from the rear;- Rxs, air filler, two Rx switches, retract valve and servo,
one litre tank, throttle servo, rudder servo, elevator servo, glow switch and ammeter.
Batteries will be at the front, dependant on CG. This engine was sold.
 

Canopy rail and rivets

I used our new rivets set to apply the 20,000 rivets to the wing panels,
then sprayed the final colour.
Good news. The weight increase on each panel was just 20 gm!!
The KlassKote is very good to use. I mixed 15 cc clour, 15cc catalyst,
30 cc thinner. Sprayed at 30 psi. The colour covers very well.
Only thin coat needed. Very uncritical on spray technique. No runs or
orange peel. Becomes dust free in few minutes, dry to touch in 1/2 hour.
Quite hard by the next day, but it can still be removed with thinner
if you made a mistake. Fully hard after 4 days



Sep 09. The engine cooling from the scale carb intake was not quite good enough.
It was very hot after a flight. I have cut inlet and outlet doors in the bottom cowl,
I also cut some 1 inch holes in the top wing skin so air could enter past the retracts.
 

 

Martin fromHolland. 'flies like a dream'

   

Malcome Harle. DL85 engine. 19 1/2 KG. "Lands itself"

Ray Peters. Zenoah 62, 36 lbs. 'wonderful flying model'
 

Mathieu Reyntjens has now built three of these!

 


Heavy spit from CANADA

 
 

 

 

Electric 1/4 Spit from France. Luc Lahourcade. 28 x 14 prop at 4700 rpm. 10 mins on 12s 10 ah.


Pete Fords 1/4 Electric Spitfire. See link above. 24 x 12 prop at 6,200 rpm. Plenty of power.
First flight at mostly 1/2 throttle. 6 Minutes and over 50% battery left. Turnigy C80100 180k motor.
4 x 6S. 5amp batteries, Give 12S 2p. 48 volts, 10 amp hour
His comment "after this you dont want to fly anything else!"

Steve Foxon. Maiden flight. Flies like a dream. 3W 75, 24x10 prop. 38 lbs. CG 6".

Corne Gous from South Africa. MVVS 80cc.

Mathieu Reyntjens from Belgium. Torqumaster fitted.

Mark James Spit with our Torqumaster

Bill Wilkinson

Kevin Hopwood from Arizona. 1/6 scale, Laser 100. 14 lbs. 'Flew like a dream'.

Mathieu Reynjens. Torquemaster/Zenoah 62. 16 kg, scale cooling intake. "Very smooth".
28 x 18 prop. Sounds great, see Utube above.

Dennis Hartly. 'great flying model'
 

John Mota From USA. 100cc inline ZDZ

Jason Thomas
 


Chris Broad. Laser 150.
'The finest aircraft you'll ever have the privilage of flying.'

 


Herbert Ludwig from Germany


Ronald Kunenborg, Holland.

 


Neil Schrader, New Zealand chanp97/98


Nigel Wagstaff

 


Reinhold Wichert from Germany


Doug Fraser from Canada

 


Pete Fullards Third place winner at 2004Nats


Dave Knott, Nats clubman winner 2001,
Model is 17 years old.
He bought a new one this year.
behind, Pete Fullard, 4th place.


Nic. Bruischi, San Merino.
Model had its maiden flight in
the world champs!


Bertie Barton from Spain.
'Flies like a dream'.


Part of a letter from Air Vice Marshall
Johnie Johnson to builder Doug Fraser in
Canada '...The aeroplane looks a very fine
model and I am pleased that 'my' aeroplane
is now flying around the skies of Alberta...'


Jack Sheeks, USA
Flown in control-line scale at
world champs. "It flies so well"


MARK NUMBERS OF MERLIN ENGINED SPITFIRES
The fo1lowing Mks of Spitfire are all basically similar externally, except for following.
There are two main groups:
1. Long nose (As supplied in kit). Mks.VII, VIII , IX, X, XI, XVI.
With four blade prop & two radiators.
2. Short nose. (2 1/3" shorter than kit model). Mks. I, II, V, VI, XIII.
One radiator, one oil cooler, 3 blade prop. (2 blade on early Mk I.)
The enlarged rudder shown on plan was fitted to some Mk VII, VIII, IX, XI,
most MK XVI and all Mk X.

ARMAMENT . The suffix letter after the mark no. indicates the type of wing fitted.
A Eight 0.303" machine guns.
B. Two 2Omm cannon, plus four 0.303" machine guns.
C. Two or four cannon, plus four 303 machine guns.
E. Two cannon, plus two 0.5" machine guns.
The standard tips could be varied by being clipped or extended, and these could apply
to any Mk. Retract tailwheel. On Mk. VII, VIII, X, and some Mk XI.
CANOPY SHAPES
Flat. Mk. I.
Curved top. Mk. I, II, V.
Blown. (As in kit) Mk. V, VIII, IX, XVI.
Teardrop. Mk. IX, XVI.
External bulletproof wind screen was used on Mk. I, II, V. and was changed to
internal from Mk V on. (Mk V with external screen was a conversion from Mk I.)
Other points to watch. When modelling a particular aircraft, check such points as
exhausts, wheels, small blisters and openings, wing type, as well as the camouflage
and markings which usually varied from the official type.

Customers comments
'I have built 12 Spitfire models, your 1/4 Spit was the best.'
'I have just crashed your 1/6 Spit after 10 years of flying.
It was the best flying model I ever had. Send a new one.'
'I have flown one for 13 years and
over 800 flights and have
proved to myself and all who saw it that nothing flies like
a Spitfire
."   


 

 


MOSQUITO

1/6.5 Mosquito. 100 inch span (2.54 M). Weight 24 lbs (11 kG)

     

Ted Cook after maiden flight on Electric power. Landed very slowly even without flaps.
   

 

Suits two 90 to 150 engines. (15 cc to 25cc)
Balsa wing outer panels and tail. The rest in epoxy mouldings.
Rear fuselage detaches at the scale joint. Outer wings unplug.

Part kit price 760, plus postage

Kit contains.
5 Clear EPOXY mouldings
6 canopy mouldings
16 Vac formed parts.       
Laser cut plywood spars and formers.
Laser cut balsa wing and tail ribs.
3 page plans, notes and pictures,
Wing mounting tubes,

Extra balsa etc will be required.
The kit contains no hardware, hinges, etc , so you can devise these yourself.

Extras.
Balsa pack 50 (spars & skinning sheet)
or Proskin sheet; 1 off .3mm 40 ( wings ) 1/2 sheet 0.2mm 20 ( tail ) + spars 15=75

6" main wheels 30 pair.
Tail wheel 5
Spinners 80 pair.
Retracts 175. ( mechanical parts only)
Air cylinders 60 pair
pipes, valve etc.. ?
Vinyl decals, general set with grey letters 17.50, duxford special 17.50.
Spitfire dash to 1/6.5 scale, useful to modify for Mossie. 5
 
MRM


Bob Parry. 26cc chinese engines. 'Flies like a dream' 'lots of power, did victory roll'

Ted Cook. Electric power similat to Pete Fords.
ELECTRIC MOSSIES

Mosquito built by Pete Ford using two Tornado C6354 200kv motors.
running from single battery in the centre. This is 12s 10 ah.
On 16 x 10 three blade props (right and left rotation). turning 6k9 rpm, 11 kg thrust.
34amps each motor. Ted cooks model the same.
Both models have now flown with good performance.

 
       

 


Five epoxy mouldings. 1. Main fuselage with wing roots and cowl tops.
2. Left engine nacelle. 3. Right engine nacelle. 4. Rear fuselage. 5. Tailpiece  . MRM


Full panel detail


Lazer cut Balsa wing and tail parts.  MRM


Retracts.   700 gm. 175. pair   MRM


Laser cut py formers set.   MRM


2 types canopy, 4 types blisters. In the kit      MRM


Air control valve 35


Robart air cylinder 38 gm


6" Wheels. 330 gm. pair , inflatable.    
5" Spinners. spun alloy, no blade cutouts.       
MRM

Markings for a Mothsquito! [My grandson's Joke]