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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Mark » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:57 am

The BoB display looked amazing from your photos. I’m green with envy!
I’d love to see the Flying Scotsman too!
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:03 pm

It was awesome Mark, and the crowd (including me) was all on our feet applauding…

Received my replacement motor, mounted it after a test run…sorted the wire and attached the control arm…then added the rudder actuator rod, and then the retaining frame. Then I closed up the fuselage frame work…so I’m now back to where I was in Sept. :( next is issue 72..

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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:58 pm

For issue 72 there was a lot to do but not many parts. First was adding the upper wing framing whilst tidying wire runs during the process…
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:08 pm

Next up was the cockpit securing frame and routing the 9 or so wire runs through it and out the side of the fuselage on the LH side…
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Then install the cockpit and hope I didn’t trap a wire :?
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All the fire and aft wires run out through the port side frame gap shown…that’s it for issue 72 :D

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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:31 pm

Issues 73 and 74 are for a brace piece for the fuselage internals, and the two wing root covers.
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:04 pm

Issues 75, 76, 77 and 78 cover the beginning of the base build. It is VERY large. Had to take it to the living room to assemble. I received a neat specification info and built by badge too….
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:06 pm

Issues 75-78 continued
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:07 pm

Issues 79-82, continued the base and the first of the banking servo units…
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:15 pm

Issues 81 and 82 -
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:18 pm

And this wraps up my latest shipment received…
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby royjess » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:11 pm

Coming along Morris, looks like there are a few complex mechanisms and looms
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Mark » Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:48 am

That’s looking impressively complicated! It looks like an enjoyable build.
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:28 pm

Continued the base and manoeuvre servos assemblies with issues 83-86:

Here is issue 83 -
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:31 pm

Issue 84 concerned mounting the drive motor to the 2nd banking servo:

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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:36 pm

Issue 85 was the climb, dive servo assembly. I only photo’d the differences from the banking servos…
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:40 pm

The final issue 86 for this pack made a start on wiring harnessing, battery box, on off switch and the first of the top inserts….
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Re: Build log, Spitfire Mk-1a

Postby Morris » Thu Nov 11, 2021 12:44 pm

Finally a few shots of the current build status of the Spitfire itself…
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