Spitfire Mk1 (oz3632)

 

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Spitfire Mk1. Radio control scale model WWII fighter, for .049 - .10 power and 2 channel radio. Scale is 1/12.

Quote: "1/2A Spitfire, intended for glow but maybe can take power from 400 size brushless power."

Update 6/2/2022: Added kit instructions, thanks to Wilber Williams.

Quote: "General Notes. We are building a 1/2A R/C, please do not get carried away with reinforcing the structure with plywood or another coat of epoxy. Keep the weight down.

If you should find any plywood parts that are warped, soak them in water and glue them in place while wet. This will straighten them right out - honest.

We recommend the use of one of the super glues for all non-critical joints, Makes the airplane build fast and light.

Keep all of the R/C gear forward, as you are far better off with a slight nose-heavy comdition rather than tail heavy.

The addition of landing gear makes the airplane look neat, but does add weight. You are better off removing the LG for flying, and skidding it in on grass.

The plans show otional lightening holes by dotted lines on some surfaces. Cut out if desired.

Wing: Glue plywood landing gear doublers to W-1's and W-2's, if you are going to use a landing gear. Fit and glue lower rear sheeting together with W-14. Trim edges with a straight edge, as needed. Mark rib locations on sheeting.

Pin sheeting over plans; you can build a right and left at the same time. Pin ribs in place on sheeting with W-14 as a dihedral guide. Pin sub LE in place, center on ribs. Add upper spar..."

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User comments

Built one from these plans in 2014. It flew so easily, so well and was so aerobatic, that even mode 1 flyers of our group used to ask to fly it (I'm mode 2). One pic of an inverted pass at dusk is so close to my heart that I'd like to share it on OZ [more pics 004]. Without the next pic, you'd never know that she was a flat wing profile foamy! [model photo & more pics 005]. But when she fell victim to one failed aileron servo, she left behind the motor, Esc, and 3 servos for her next incarnation (balsa and tissue)!
KK_Iyer - 18/07/2018
Dear sir, I have made a 1/12 class Royal-Marutaka Spitfire Mk-1 from a plan that I have downloaded a few months ago. And finished maiden flight today. I'm very happy, so I decided to send the photo [main model pic]. Thank you very much,
Kose Oikawa - 09/03/2020
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