Building the Spitfire

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  • #20691
    Avatarpandjarov
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    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.

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    #20718
    Avatarpandjarov
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    Fuse coming up nicely ๐Ÿ™‚

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    #20818
    AvatarKresimir Hrastovec
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    Nice, clean print. What printer You use?

    #20828
    Avatarpandjarov
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    The original Prusa MK2. Pre-ordered the MK3, but don’t expect it to be very soon, hopefully will run the F4U on it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Fuse is ready, rudder and the vertical stab are just for the photo, haven’t glued them yet.

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    #23163
    AvatarMartin Kirkby
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    Hello

    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 itโ€™s done great work but this Thin Wall printing is testing itโ€™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 luck

    #24167
    Avatarpandjarov
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    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.

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    #24221
    Avatarmntodiesroom
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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 hopefully

    #24272
    Avatarpandjarov
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    I didnโ€™t even print them, lost the file somewhere. They wonโ€™t work well with the chinese retracts anyway since they are sooo wobbly

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    #24290
    thomaskreuzbergerthomaskreuzberger
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    Awesome build man!
    I’m also printing this beauty right now.

    Which components did you choose to install?

    #24294
    Avatarpandjarov
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    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.html

    #24298
    apocalypsedudeapocalypsedude
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    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.

    #24353
    thomaskreuzbergerthomaskreuzberger
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    great! thats also the setup I plan to go for. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Looking forward to your maiden flight report.

    Tom

    #24641
    Avatarpandjarov
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    Evren from rcgroups made for my prop a scale spinner.

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    #24895
    Avatarpandjarov
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    A bit of weathering and a lot of Christmas mood ๐Ÿ™‚

    Merry Christmas

    #25072
    Avatarpandjarov
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    OK, mine is ready for take off ๐Ÿ™‚

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