Spitfire Master Series Scrach Build

by RC Plane Addict | March 18, 2021 | (4) Posted in Projects

Is it possible to improve on the FT Spitfire? Yes, yes it is! Thank you John Overstreet for bringing this beautiful plane to the community. Aside from the fact that you can make a plane from foam board, Overstreet helps to improve on the skill of scratch building with dollar tree foam board! 

This project lasted a good 11+ nights, and I was able to create this beautiful bird from plans that were printed out on my printer. Yes, you read this right: 51 pages that was cut, taped, traced onto foamboard that was cut, and shaped then glued together and painted.


The whole process was amazing, but I am not going to lie; this project is NOT for everyone. There were many times that I was sure I was doing something wrong, or thought that I would have to scrap this whole process. But with patience, and pushing through the process with the build video I was able to create something truly amazing.






Overall, I was happy with the end result, even though the motor I slapped in did not exactly fit. But you should know the flight characteristics of this plane are amazing! This plane is very well balanced with a 3000mah 4s pack, and has plenty of power with the scrapped motor from a Parkzone Corsair.





Check out the maiden: 



Check out the build:



I hope you like the vids, and if you are looking for a fun and amazing war bird to add to your collection, give this project a shot.

Happy Flying,

-Pilot Manny

COMMENTS

Burnhard on March 20, 2021
Nicely done! The benefit of having the motor so far in the front is that it certainly balances well with the battery behind. I had quite some CG issues on mine and had to put in a bit of weight to get it balanced. Don‘t have that issue with the P51 as the nose is a bit longer.
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RC Plane Addict on March 20, 2021
Burnhard, thanks for checking out my content, and yes, even though I get a lot of smack for the position of the motor, the plan flies great at the field and that is what matters most!
Happy Flying.
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AERODROME on March 20, 2021
I WISH I COULD BUILD A PLANE IN 35 MINS NICELY DONE
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RC Plane Addict on March 20, 2021
Aerodrome, thanks for checking out my content, and the vid was 35 minutes, the build was more like two hours night for close to two weeks. These projects take time, which is why I love them for the winter.
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AERODROME on March 20, 2021
OK BUILD WITH MOTOR RIGHT AND DOWN ON YOUR PLANES
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RC Plane Addict on March 20, 2021
The trust angle plays a huge part, and this was definitely happy accident.
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NYCBobby on March 30, 2021
Beautiful job. I'm so lucky to have the use of a laser cutter, I remember the days of cutting out and taping together those plans. It's good for the sole and you reaped the rewards. Such a sweet Spitfire.
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RC Plane Addict on April 4, 2021
NYCBobby thanks for checking out my content. This was a very fun project. and I learned even more tricks to add to my scratch building career. On to the next project, and happy flying.
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Shaun hale on April 5, 2021
Very nice I do like that
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Spitfire Master Series Scrach Build