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« on: January 22, 2017, 11:27:35 AM »

https://youtu.be/USVIxG47uos

https://youtu.be/B0-0_gatQ5c


short flight of the series 400 spitfire by guillows!!!  use the rubber provided in the kit!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 01:09:04 PM »

Very nice flights Macello. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2017, 01:54:55 PM »

I have to agree. Mine has been putting me through the wringer...!
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2017, 02:21:44 PM »

Fantastic flights!

With the kit provided rubber, I'd say those are long flight  Wink

I hope the dogs are trained not to retrieve!

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2017, 03:44:08 PM »

no!!! ja ja, Larita just like run under the models and show me when the model land!
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2017, 03:56:31 PM »

Good a pointer, not a retriever  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2017, 05:01:19 PM »

Well done,Marcelo. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2017, 05:21:44 PM »

It's showing a lot of potential Marcelo. pointer fetchermite dogs for locating models - that would help when flying near sundown. Smiley

happy flying
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2017, 11:38:53 PM »

Wow! Impressive flights - great job building and trimming!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2017, 01:43:16 PM »

Nice flight, did you build it per the plans or did you make modifications? I have said it for years, these old kits will fly out of the box, but you won't win competitions.
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2017, 02:29:13 PM »

Did you post a build of this model?
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2017, 07:56:54 AM »

iam searching for pictures in my files and upload Scigs30
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2017, 09:06:46 AM »

Those are really nice flights.  With the kit rubber too! 
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2017, 06:22:45 PM »

this set of picts is from iam restored the Spit. a bad lauch finished into damaged center wing
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 01:02:46 PM »

I built this kit over 30 years ago with the old die cut kit wood and she flew ok with rubber and no modifications, and I spray painted it with Aerogloss spray paint.  I ended up putting a .049 on the front and she flew great. Someday I would like to build another for rubber with the new laser cut parts.  Looking at your pictures you did a good job of building and looks like you made modifications to lighten her up for good flights.
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2017, 06:28:48 PM »

i flew it with the landing gear, with original wheels, too heavy.
change wheels, for balsa tourned wheels. same thing.
i cut off the landing gear and the flight perform very well.
still is heavy, but to me, is ok now.
may be  need to sand the wood sheets, a little more, after separate parts from the sheet.
 
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2017, 06:30:56 PM »

yes!!! now guillows using laser cut parts!!!
 the 400 series in laser cut parts??? AMAZING!!!

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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2017, 07:27:48 PM »

4-18-2017

Love the flight!!! great job, I have got to build the Guillow's Rufe again now that it is laser cut.

Outstanding!  Grin

Cheers, Ray K.
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2017, 11:12:08 AM »

I am also surprised she flew so go with the supplied rubber, did you also use the supplied prop?  The old grey rubber that came with Guillows kits worked great because it produced more power than the current light grey rubber.  I did use the light grey rubber with my 300 series Cessna 180 and she flew pretty good. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2017, 10:32:21 PM »

the suplied rubber is an item to forget , and ever put it in the box -forever-
i searching for much power, and try (Dylan my student say to me "use THIS rubber please"), the suplied rubber.
and surprice!!! the power iam searching for is provedded by this rubber !!!!, only problen; too fast to discharge the loops !!!, may be iam trying again with more longer rubber, and better lubricant than the ricin oil,...... for more long flights
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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2017, 11:58:40 PM »

I use the supplied rubber bands in the 500 series kit for a short fun flight and it works just fine.
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