I have been playing around with my 800mm series planes trying to squeeze some more speed out of them. I'm able to hit over 100mph and so I thought, what if I can push a full size bird that fast? The normal FT Spitfire is one of my favorite planes but after tasting the sweet 100+ speeds it's hard to go back to only doing 80mph without wanting more. Maybe I'm just a speed junkie? With that being said, I've decided to try and spruce up the design a bit after my success with the 800mm Spitfire and Mustang.
|NTM 35-48 1100kv
|EMAX ES08MA 12g Metal Gear
|45C 2000mah 4S
|FrSky Taranis/X8R + FLVS and GPS
With this setup on the normal FT Spitfire and Mustang I pull 900w and around 70a out of the motor. The Spitfire tops out at 80mph and my FT Mustang hits 85mph. I am hoping to reach closer to 100 after the design changes.
After a bit of planning and measuring here is the basic idea of what each wing half will look like. The wing tip has been scored in various ways and I will be beveling pretty much every edge.
The two halves glued together with my aluminum spar. Servos are inside the wing for a really sleek look and feel.
Wing tips came out really nice.
Trailing edge is very clean and is a huge improvement over the standard design.
The wing took me a few hours to design and build but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Build completed, everything turned out great!
-Still handles the same as normal FT Spitfire
-Slow speed 'floatiness' still there
-Very fast and ultra quiet
-This motor is killer sounding. I love it.
-Wind performance is amazing
-Stable and is on rails
-Wing is more difficult to build
-Depending on your tastes, it doesn't look as good compared to the stock FT Spitfire
All in all
Great modification to a great plane. My goal was to get more speed out of the same power set up and it worked. She's smoking fast and I love the deep sound of the motor.
Let me know what you guys think!