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Wildthing
The skid is hard to make out but should give you the idea, the red line would be the rubber band. The skid I added just for landings so the belly didn't get torn up.

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SukhoiLover
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So I finally got it airborne. Flew great, for about 3 seconds...then the wings came off!!


Man, do I hate when THAT happens!

But you'll be up and flying again in no time. She is really beautiful.
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notamedclosed
Successful re-maiden. With the Wildthings inspired skid/elastic band wing retainer.
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Worked great and had a nice flight. I've never flown a gas/nitro airplane but I feel like this is what it would feel like. The wing loading is high, but the plane is rigid and responds crisply to control inputs. It was very stable in the air.
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Unfortunately on landing my prop (which I think is actually for a gas engine and was too heavy) and the fact I had switched to a new ESC and forgotten to turn on ESC brake caused the motor mount to break on landing.
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Anyway, overall decently happy with how the plane turned out. I think I'll repair it, at least once more time, and use a better prop/ESC brake. This high of wing loading would benefit from landing gear though. Maybe the P-38 . I just got wind of a new 3d printed aerobatic plane that would take my Spitfire powertrain too. It's a slightly different design that uses 3d parts, carbon tubes, and standard RC covering film.

https://3dprintedrcplanes.com/maripi/
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Wildthing
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Successful re-maiden. With the Wildthings inspired skid/elastic band wing retainer.
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Worked great and had a nice flight. I've never flown a gas/nitro airplane but I feel like this is what it would feel like. The wing loading is high, but the plane is rigid and responds crisply to control inputs. It was very stable in the air.
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Unfortunately on landing my prop (which I think is actually for a gas engine and was too heavy) and the fact I had switched to a new ESC and forgotten to turn on ESC brake caused the motor mount to break on landing.
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Anyway, overall decently happy with how the plane turned out. I think I'll repair it, at least once more time, and use a better prop/ESC brake. This high of wing loading would benefit from landing gear though. Maybe the P-38 . I just got wind of a new 3d printed aerobatic plane that would take my Spitfire powertrain too. It's a slightly different design that uses 3d parts, carbon tubes, and standard RC covering film.

https://3dprintedrcplanes.com/maripi/

I tried over thinking the latch system and then said why don't I just drill a hole through the skid and use a rubber band, to simple.

To bad about the landing but I did that to when I switched to a larger prop. Initially I had a 2950kv Powerup Zoom motor in mine on 4S and a 6X3 prop, she was a rocket. Then I went and tried a low kv motor on 3S with a big prop, worked awesome just the landing killed it.
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Sterling101
Yeah so this is happening again while I wait for the Vulcan retracts to arrive...

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Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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Wildthing
Well this is an old thread to revive 🙂  last month I did reprint a new Spitfire for the heck of it. maiden started off great and then I went and did a loop in close proximity to myself and it didn't do a nice tight loop and without any decals or anything for contrast  plus being solid shiny black I lost perspective and just drilled it. 🙂 



So lets start a new print and by the time most was done I thought let's give it some lights so a new wing was in the making while I test this new guy. 1st flight was sketchy , really tail heavy and I ut it down really quick and with the new snow one little crack to repair. Balanced it and back up she goes. These guys just slice through the air like a hot knife through butter. 



Now with the help from @KK for programming the new wing has cool lights and I was even able to fish some lights back into the tail. I designed some landing light bezels  which have a tinfoil lining in the and then a hard clear plastic as a lens, they shine pretty good for just 3 little leds.  One dark view and another with the plane complete



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KK
Nice job Jeff, looks amazing! Those lights should also come up nicely in dusk/dawn time...
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Wildthing
KK wrote:
Nice job Jeff, looks amazing! Those lights should also come up nicely in dusk/dawn time...

Much thanks to you for fine tuning my code 🙂 . 
I think it will look cool at dusk , it will be interesting to see if they show up in daylight. Might be a bit before testing though, weather here is dipping down .
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KK
Not a problem at all. Those ones are some of the easiest ones to write 🙂

They should also be visible on a complete cloudy day which we do get it often around here so should be good but will still be hard to capture in camera...

Looking forward to see it on the field.
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JTiger
Neat!! I have a 3D printer... Perhaps over Christmas...
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