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« on: February 12, 2017, 09:04:40 PM »

Saw this plan on Outerzone.co.uk and liked the blend of Spitfire design and P-30 specs.  I will be adding this to my Spitfire collection.
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 09:27:41 PM »

I built one of these about 10 years ago.  I do not remember any big problems although I moved and trashed the plane so it never got flown.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 12:56:15 PM »

Hi All,

Does anyone have the actual plan for this neat P-30? I copied the file at Outerzone and it is pretty pixelated. I'd  love a hard copy.

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Bill
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 02:14:39 PM »

Hi, I took this PDF to my office copier and played with enlarging to 30" and 36" wing spans.  They look sharp and not lacking detail.  I have access to HP Plotters that will put the entire plan on one sheet.  If you don't have access to a good copier take it to a commercial copy place. Won't cost too much.  BTW, we need to keep in touch on this build. I can't build yet but have played with the 10" prop, spinner and freewheeling mechanism. Next vacuforming the cockpit.  I am surprised that the airfoil is angular not rounded.  Good Luck.  I like Spits but I think this P-30 Spit is really cool. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 05:56:25 PM »

Get Ratz (forum administrator) to print it!  He does a perfect job on excellent quality paper.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 12:38:20 PM »

HI,

Thanks Glenn, what a great idea! I sent Admin an email. Mmitch, the plan does show a cracked-rib airfoil, but in P-30 you can use whatever you want. I have a Benedek 8356b in several sizes that will do nicely, or you could just do whatever flat-bottom appeals with a couple of turbulator spars. Hot dogs would probably do strip ribs with lots of air added. Some washout would be a good idea, too.

Bill
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2017, 03:51:06 PM »

Okay everybody,

Wave off! Wave off! It was my fumble with the file. I tried to print the little file that first shows on screen, rather than downloading the pdf. My mistake. Rest assured the pdf is crystal clear and I'm sure Staples will make quick work of it. Thanks to all.

Bill
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 07:24:01 PM »

Great,  I will enjoy hearing how your build/fly goes. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 07:53:03 PM »

MMitch,

I am CDing a combined Vintage FAI/P-30 contest in August and had to make up the flyer. I have been featuring a Vint FAI and a P-30 3-view to go on the flyer, hence my interest in the Spitfire. As to building it, it is at least #3 in line behind a Geef "B" in progress and a Buckeridge Lightweight still in rolled plans. As contest season approaches that also includes getting all the rest of the fleet ready. What I'm suggesting is don't hold this thread open waiting for me to start. Like everyone, too many plans, not enough time. But thanks.

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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 09:18:04 PM »

I understand!  I am busy at work family and will find more time when retired in a few yrs.
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 03:31:06 PM »

Wait until you retire and you will soon wonder how you ever had time to go to work!
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