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Offline kevin king

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Time To Finish The Spitfire
« on: April 01, 2018, 06:09:38 AM »
After a 12 year absence from the hobby, time to dust off my scratch built Urtnowski Spitfire. I got the canopy on last night, now I just need to blend it in. What makes it difficult for me is getting a smooth blend from the wood to the canopy because you have to guess the thickness the silkspan and paint will add to the surrounding area of the canopy and hope they come in at the same height. I hate building HB~>
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 10:24:20 AM »
Right on Buddy, welcome back.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 11:40:24 AM »
Thanks mike. H^^ Charles should like that Skylark, its 2k clear coat, sprayed waaay back in the 1990's. Z@@ZZZ Lol.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 12:39:58 PM »
Everything is in silver except the fuse, rudder, cowl and air scoop. I still have to silkspan them. The entire plane will be in sprayed with Sig Silver to highlight every defect on the model, making it easier spot, sand and fill. After the silver is perfect, I will start laying down the invasion stripes.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 03:19:50 PM »
Kevin,

Welcome.

All the building I see looks excellent, especially the cowling detail.  H^^

Looks like you have excellent building skills, I'm glad you're posting your work.

And a Spitfire to boot!!

Are your lead outs solid wire? Gear legs look really interesting.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 07:10:16 PM »
This Spitfire has solid lead outs.
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 07:36:07 PM »
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 08:00:02 PM »
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Kevin,

Thanks for that generous PDF file.  H^^

Ya gotta love the Spitfire wing.

That Spitfire wing build must have been a challenge?

I'm looking forward to more photos.

What a guy!

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 05:56:46 AM »
Sorry the plan wasn't better. The wing actually was not that difficult. The tips were intimidating but nothing compared too that Hi Johnson Stuka wing. I built the  Spitfire wing over a dead flat table using (2) 3/8" steel rods with supports at the center and tips. Its straight as an arrow. All 4-6lbs contest balsa from Riley Wooten's Lone Star Balsa. it has a molded leading edge, 4 inch bellcrank, adjustable leadout guide and wing tip weight box. The 1/8 landing gear arm goes right to the top of the huge fat wing for strength and the wing is covered with medium silkspan, Old School. I did get the canopy blended in some more, because I made a mess of the first one.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2018, 07:09:10 AM »
Finally! Got some work done on the Spit. Saturday morning, Got up at 5am, wife still sleeping. Between work and wasting time on the internet nothing gets done! Did some more sanding around the fuse where it meets the canopy. I had a different thinner canopy fitted originally, so that, combined with fitting a different one took some time. Thanks to Charles for his help and to Lee for loaning me some Spitfire videos!

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2018, 10:35:14 PM »
Ready for Dope. Got the canopy blending done; Sanded down the fiber glassed nose; Block sanded the entire fuse with 320; Sanded and cleaned up where the wing fillet will be; Fitted the Ro Jett 65; Opened up a hole where the needle valve exists the fuse.

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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
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Re: Time To Finish The Spitfire
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2018, 08:07:07 PM »
I got some more work done on the Spitfire. I moved the air scoop forward to get the exhaust outlet further away from the fuselage. I also opened up the hole on the scoop to help get rid of the heat from the header. The only reason I originally went with a rear exhaust thinking it would help minimize the exhaust residue on the finish, but I don't know if it will help much. I would have installed my brand new Big Jim ST 60, but the mounting holes are different and its its a little heavier. I got the first coat of 35/65 Sig Lite Coat on the fuse, cowl and rudder, thinned with Canadian Tire Lacquer thinner, its made by Recochem.                                                                       


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