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Spitfire. Rubber scale WWII fighter model.
Quote: "POASFMAP (Preservation of Antique Scale Flying Model Airplane Plans) 1971. Supermarine Spitfire. Guillow kit no 102 DC (1940). 24 inch span. Traced and inked by Swanson.
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User commentsgood morning, I have taken the spitfire number 102c? I had a stroke in 2020 and I am using model making as part of my rehab ,I'm trying to repatch my neurons I am trying to build an Outlaw, purchased from Ebay, although I have struggled with it I have found it theraputic, as it also get me out of the house once a week to my charity run workshop, the drawing scale is what? ie, what size paper to print on , also is it elastic powered or should it need an engine? another realm to explore .anyhelp is very much appreciated. god bless.
Geoff Dowen - 04/11/2023
Geoff, the Spitfire appears to be one of the old Guillows kits, which were all rubber powered. This plan is built much lighter than their newer kits, which, in my opinion are too heavy to fly. The plan scale is 100%, that is, everything is drawn full size. The document size is 21.8" X 34.3", which means you will have to print it on 24" X 36" paper. Any print shop can handle that, just be sure to tell them NO SCALING. Many happy building hours.
doug smith - 04/11/2023
No doubt any modern Guillow scale kit is too heavy for good flying performance with rubber power, however, if you carefully sand all balsa sheets to 1mm and reduce by half the wing ribs and other lightening issues reasonable flights can be obtained with a good, enough and well lubricated rubber and perhaps a carved propeller although not mandatory. Just check several YouTube videos showing them flying very well indeed.
Eduardo - 06/11/2023
Doug and Eduardo, thank you guys.
Geoff Dowen - 08/11/2023
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