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Post  Canso07 Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:18 pm

Hello,

I have this Kyosho Spitfire control line kit but it has no plans or instructions with it. I was wondering if someone has this kit and the plans or where I can find them? I've searched the internet lots and nothing. I can't even find a picture of the kit.

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Post  Cribbs74 Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:02 pm

It’s certainly an early Kyosho kit. That’s going to be a tough one. I would imagine it wouldn’t be too terribly hard to figure out where everything goes if you laid all the parts out. The elliptical wing would make it easy to sort ribs. Leading and trailing edges should be formed and tips will only make sense one way.

Bellcrank mount should have cutouts to accept it in rib. Fuselage bulkheads will be short to tall leading to cockpit and taller to short after the cockpit. Stabs elevator and rudder are probably sheet. Landing gear should be self explanatory. Being Kyosho the kit quality will be good and that will help with the fits.

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Post  Canso07 Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:11 pm

Yeah I got it all laid out...it shouldn't be to hard to figure out. I was worried about the fuselage frame spacing. I'll just dry fit everything before gluing.

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Post  OhBee Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:50 pm

Looks somewhat confusing to me....especially not being a Spitfire guy! Good luck!......and keep us posted on the build. Looks like a high quality kit!
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Post  batjac Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:21 pm

I'm thinking 27 are the wing spars. I can't tell if the wing tip blocks are printed 26 or 28. I think they are 26.  Now I wish I could get all the pieces and put them together.  Looks like fun.

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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:25 pm

batjac wrote:I'm thinking 27 are the wing spars.  Now I wish I could get all the pieces and put them together.  Looks like fun.

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Shoot. You are probably right. I am going to remove my post, don’t want to be mis-leading.
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Post  batjac Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:38 pm

Hmmm... I'm also not seeing provisions for the bellcrank in the wing center section #3, or leadout holes in the ribs. You may have to get creative.

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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:23 pm

Do you know if the kit complete? You could post on Stunthangar and see if anyone over there has seen this kit before.


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Post  rsv1cox Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:33 pm

Wow! Nice kit.
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Post  Canso07 Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:22 pm

No it's not a complete kit, it list the contents on side and some things are missing. It's a bit of a puzzle for sure but doable. I'll try Stunthangar.

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Post  OhBee Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:53 am

Whats the wingspan supposed to be?.
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Post  Canso07 Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:33 am

The wingspan is 600mm which is about 23 5/8".

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Post  getback Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:57 am

It is a good looking kit , hope your able to get it put together w/o much trouble . This Site Rocks!
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Post  OVERLORD Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:16 am

If you don't find the proper plan, why not take a scale Spitfire plan from Outerzone and scale it up/down to the same wingspan as your kit. It could give an indication where to position bulkheads and ribs and to avoid to end up with a distorted model.

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=1641

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5240

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=1936

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=12351


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Post  Canso07 Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:57 am

Thanks OVERLORD I found a couple of plans that are 24" wingspan that are very close. I have it mocked up just to figure things out.

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