Building the Spitfire
08.10.17 at 16:10 #20691
So, just started printing the parts. Glued together the cover and played with it a bit. Trying to get a proper finish on the plastic. So far I am not happy with the filer I am using. Wet sanded it with 1000 sandpaper which is pretty fine, got it smooth but will try another more “filling” product from a local car shop. Hope properly finishing and priming the plane doesn’t add too much weight.09.10.17 at 10:07 #2071812.10.17 at 19:01 #20818Kresimir HrastovecParticipant
Nice, clean print. What printer You use?13.10.17 at 14:27 #20828
The original Prusa MK2. Pre-ordered the MK3, but don’t expect it to be very soon, hopefully will run the F4U on it 🙂
Fuse is ready, rudder and the vertical stab are just for the photo, haven’t glued them yet.05.12.17 at 20:56 #23163Martin KirkbyParticipant
Your build is coming along nicely, did you get the .STL file for the Landing Gear doors ?
Let me know how your new Prusa works out as I might give one a try, I have a RepRap I built a few years ago and it’s done great work but this Thin Wall printing is testing it’s ability.
I have my Spitfire all printed and assembled just fitting out the electrics, still not decided on a motor yet.
My flying skills are not great so I will be asking one of the guys at the RC to test it out, I just love to build.
Good luck18.12.17 at 06:57 #24167
Oh boy I haven’t been updating this one for some time. So the plane is completed, all electronics are here. Did a lot of work to prepare it for the paintjob and I think it comes nicely. I am almost done with the paint job too, just the wing markings and some weathering to complete the plane. Definitelly looking forward to flying it soon. Here are some pics.
19.12.17 at 10:39 #24221mntodiesroomParticipant
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I’ve tried to get the Gear doors to fit. so I cut holes to feed zip ties through the front and out of the strut arms. to stop the gear door sliding around the strut
I put a small O ring on the strut this helps prevent the door from moving…. well hopefully20.12.17 at 05:51 #2427220.12.17 at 13:31 #24290thomaskreuzbergerParticipant
Awesome build man!
I’m also printing this beauty right now.
Which components did you choose to install?20.12.17 at 14:23 #24294
A bit of a custom setup:
Varioprop with adjustable angle of attack of the blades
SK3 5055 motor: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-aerodrive-sk3-5055-430kv-brushless-outrunner-motor.html
HobbyKing YEP 80A: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/yep-80a-2-6s-sbec-brushless-speed-controller.html20.12.17 at 15:11 #24298apocalypsedudeParticipant
Awsome! What prop diameter do you use?
For mine I’m just printig the last few parts and I have the same motor and ESC. Wondering how many amps it will draw with the recommended 15×8 3-blade prop.21.12.17 at 09:18 #24353thomaskreuzbergerParticipant
great! thats also the setup I plan to go for. 🙂
Looking forward to your maiden flight report.
Tom23.12.17 at 15:47 #2464126.12.17 at 08:33 #24895
A bit of weathering and a lot of Christmas mood 🙂28.12.17 at 07:41 #25072
OK, mine is ready for take off 🙂
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