Father & Son FT Spitfire project

by Ivanlopezvergara | June 6, 2013 | (10 Ratings) Posted in Projects

We followed all your suggestions, but the most important was to work this project as a Father & Son project.

 

We enjoyed a lot working together. I am 51 and my son is 21. He knows how the electronics work and I have a little more experience with painting and details, so we make a good team.

We add some weapons and we painted it with simple spray paint, adding some yellow details and decals we printed at home.

 

We worked with local 5 mm board we found here in Mexico, so at the end the Spitfire was a little heavy, 950 gr final weight with the 2200 mA battery, so we upgraded the motor to a GH2217-09; 70 gr; 225 watts; 950 KV.Motor

We use the spinner and prop from HK P51 and it balances perfect. Spinner. Propeller was also from a P51 Prop



We added a landing gear from HK. Landing gear. For the tail I attached a spare tail landing gear from a Supercub. 

Thank you very much Flite Test for this amazing opportunity to spend time with my lovely son. We will always remember this time together making this nice plane.

Thank you very much Josh and David.

It flies excellent!

COMMENTS

jerimiah85 on June 12, 2013
Nice paint job
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Ivanlopezvergara on June 12, 2013
Thank you. We enjoyed a lot making it.

Regards
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stephen on June 15, 2013
That was great
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marollet on June 16, 2013
It looks good, but youv'e got to change those wheels to something more fitting, then it will look great, nice job...
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Ivanlopezvergara on June 16, 2013
Hi

Thank you very much for your comment, you are right, these wheels are not for a warbird! I will follow your advice.

Regards
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panyflx on June 25, 2013
Great job Ivan and son,

I´m starting to build mine, do you know of any hobby shop here in Mexico, where do you get your electronics?,

Saludos de Los Cabos
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Ivanlopezvergara on June 25, 2013
Hola

There must be some stores here in Mexico, but it is definitely better to order online to Hobbyking for electronics like motor, esc, servos, etc. as you can see in the article I also order some of the electronics from graysonhobby, just type in the article where the motor is and you will be directed to their website. It takes like 3-4weeks to arrive, but they arrive in good conditions. I have ordered many stuff from them and hobbyking. You can find a motor or esc 4-5 times more expensive in Mexico than if you order online from Hobbyking or Graysonhobby. You may have to go to the postoffice to pick up the goods, but you do not pay any extras.

Saludos
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Ivanlopezvergara on June 25, 2013
There is one store in Av. Revolución and Eje 10 and the other in Coyoacán Pilotwings Hobby
Londres 77
Col:Del Carmen Coyoacan
Coyoacan, Distrito Federal 04100
Teléfono: 55.5554-4554; 55.5554-0436
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panyflx on July 6, 2013
Thanks for your help Ivan, good times ...
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hbxfzw on June 25, 2013
I like this ,very good I'M chinese .
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pcandtech on July 8, 2013
que pintrua usaste? gracias
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Ivanlopezvergara on July 8, 2013
Hola
Use dos colores de pintura en spray de Comex. Primero pinté el fondo de gris mate y luego tape algunas partes del avión con masking tape y apliqué las manchas verdes de un Aero Comex Aluprimer pero cualquier spray funciona.

Saludos
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pcandtech on July 8, 2013
excelente , yo vole hoy el mio y volo atm , tenia demasiado throw pero lo pude controlar , te reccomiendo hobbylacuesta.com para los pedidos es una tienda local de auqui de hermosillo son alli compre todos los electronicos , asi no esperas 20 dias y con el dolar arriba de 13 no esta tan mal el precio ;)
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