The NitroPlanes' Dynam Spitfire Proved Troublesome For Me!




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rallyden: I think there's nothing you can do to make this fly any better. Planes of this size are the pits. It's not small and light enough to fly like an ultra micro and not large enough to have good lift out of those little wings. Plus I'll bet it's a shade heavy. I'd have to review Reynold's number vs wing size and weight, but the plane looks like it has a problem getting enough lift and it is prone to stalls and takes a delicate touch. The 700mm Skyraider from Nitroplanes (I think it's the FMS brand) reacts the same way. I finally retired the plane after a year. Just not a good flying plane. A good flying plane of this size is the Eflite Zero. It's of a similar size but the weight of the plane is much lighter. Eflite just has a better product overall.

Mathewson Ramsey: Dynam blows, I bought a j3 cub a while back, screw holes didnt line up, main wing didnt fit on, springs were flimsy. Their recommended cg was waaay off, needless to say it was tail heavy flew like crap never again. Ill stick to parkzone and durafly. 

pen mightygun: how could you put the plane into the air without checking for balance? thats the most basic thing you can do. did you forget to check wing incidence to sabalizer as well? how about thrust line? all very basic components of flight design. on you tube even first timers fly the spitfire. 

Jazzman3121: Wow, you can see how far rc foam warbirds have come since this video... May have to get myself a Spitfire, cool plane!

Mach1Airspace: Quite sure the working theory for this particular plane's floppy flight characteristics is that it's scale ratio of main to tail wing size should not have been maintained. It very much looks like because of it's weight and composition the tail wing needs to be enlarged by at least 20-30%. Just a thought.

jonesgerard: Its too scale, I had a sureflite spit and it was the same, very snappy. I threw it away. 

drypipe1: Try ParkZone's new Spitfire on Horizon Hobby!!!!

jamesyak52: ya that thing flies like pure crap w.e. you do to it. my dad had one and i hated flying it.

Marcus Asis: owch that must hurt when it crashed it needs some bigger wings then it will glide .

Alex Noneofyobusiness: 900mm

ShadowxMakerZ: Sorry, I don't mean that in any harsh way, but they're probably stocked with spitfires and if people were to spot out this video... then they'd have no reason to buy it leaving nitroplanes stuck with a pile of spitfires to burn.

pete2778: "I don't fans"? That makes no sense. And you're telling me to get an education - I have one, as I said, I'm a professional mechanical engineer. You're simply pathetic, 'kid'.

NightFlyyer: Unfortunately, scaling down a full size plane does not mean it will fly the same, especially with an unusual wing like this one has. I am guessing, you know and still feel that these handling problems should have been addressed at the factory, not after the consumer gets it. Thanks for the comments.

lisarenee3505: One thing I can tell right from the start is that the vertical stabilizer is way too small. Heck, the whole empennage is too small. The "scale" look is nice, but the areodynamics simply don't work. I've learned that when buying RC planes online, "buyer beware" is rule #1. Personally, I won't buy any plane online unless they at least have a video of someone flying the stock version.

NightFlyyer: Haha. That is true. It does look good.

NightFlyyer: True. I did not have anymore room to put in more weight, or I would have, and your right about the stab too. I think those things should have been worked out at the factory, not for the consumer to figure out, however.

NightFlyyer: Thanks for relating to it. I appreciate that.

NightFlyyer: Thanks. Yep, they left something out on this one, but I havent figured out what it is yet. I feel I shouldnt have to, especially with an RTF plane. Thanks again,

pete2778: Your grasp of english is apalling, your knowledge of aerodynamics is poor, as for your manners... STFU indeed. Prat.

Hans Milling: This plane must be some pre development model, it does not at all look like the Dynam Spitfire that I've got. The wing mount is different, it came with retracts and was prepared for flaps. I use a 3300 mAh battery to get the correct CG and much longer flight times and even 4 cell for extra speed. The plane flies great, but with all Spitfires you need to land with a little extra power to avoid wing tip stall.

runway34r: NitroPlanes is OK. The quality of the planes is not top-notch, but I like that they have many interesting, unique planes (more so than other companies). If they step up quality to that of Parkzone or Eflite, I will happily continue buying from them.

TheDynastar1: is this the 900mm or the 1200mm thnx

Saul Sainz: You should not have purchased the Dynam spitfire, but the Airfield which really is 100%!!

NightFlyyer: Thanks. I appreciate that. Unfortunately, scaling down full size plane does not mean it will fly the same, especially with an unusual wing like this one has. I am guessing, you know and still feel that these handling problems should have been addressed at the factory, not after the consumer gets it. I filled the nose with weight, to no avail and reduced throws as far as I could, to no avail,. Thanks for the comments.

dobent4: There is no blanket statement regarding tapered wings having a tendency to tip stall that is accurate. The full side Spitfire didn't have washout and handled low speeds great, just like most scale/semi-scale models of it do. That kind of feedback to a guy with the sort of experience Dave has is like showing a 60 year old how to tie his shoes.Please. The CG was fine 2nd time. My guess is a bad servo or two under load. Dave- MAG-29,26,HMA-269,LPH-9 here. Semper Fi !

thechosendude: Hey Dave, "I've had real good luck with the Dynam A-10" Wow, wow, wow... I think you are confused. The A-10 is from GuanLi, and I think that radio is crap. Your Extra 330 is from Dynam, and that radio is great. I have both. I think you meant to reference your Extra 330, not A-10 when you were speaking of the Dynam radio?

Sony Kroket: Hey, the soundtrack is the Chase from Jan Hammer!

pete2778: Normally the model 'glitches', that's to say that it will make uncommanded manouvres, often this is temporary and whenever you experience a radio glitch, you should land immediately, pack up and thoroughly check the model on the ground. There's nothing less sensible than risking another flight or refusing to land when the radio signal becomes intermittent. 2.4GHz radios are helping to alleviate this these days although even they aren't perfect.

NightFlyyer: Thanks. Honesty is the best policy,

Marilyn Dugan: flies like a dream

PyR0Star: calm down, it survived, and I fixed the inverted tail problem. =)

Crusader Land: nice vid.. i love ur planes u have so many u rock!11!!!!!!!!

oakland002: just wondering can anyone tell me how can you tell if you're getting radio signal interfearance. when flying..? I fly in the park near a railroad, and some time my planes motor would stop or run on it's own.

wef3838: you can depends you probably are flying near a busy highway or something like that get a 2.4 radion no indterference not fm like your using

NightFlyyer: Yep. You may be right. I test the models stock. I dont think modelers should have to "tweak" a RTF plane to make it fly, you know. So I will try it stock again with a cleaned up wing. Thanks for your comments.,

Midnight2534: I tried out Dynam's 1200mm Mustang and first flight up it was definitely tail heavy for some odd reason even with the battery shoved all the way to the firewall. Dynam needs to fix the CG issues on their planes. Definitely going with FMS/Airfield next.

NightFlyyer: All of my RTF planes did, except this one. All my parkzone models do too. This is simply a bad design

puggster: shame it looked nice and scale but performed like c$%# @~!!%$£ lol i had a parkzone spit and it flew better than i could ever imagine a warbird could i supose alot of testing and improvments a company makes to a model will determine the end products success

burndoggy316: I still have that P51 for trade lol...Great video Dave

popcornreviews: Yeah, its turning out to be more of a kit that rtf! Any luck with customer support yet?

Douglas Bader: Spitfire's don't glide! They were built for speed..

Rex Holes: the eliptical wing tip stalls easily even on the real plane

planesRus: i had the exact same thing happen to my GWS zero do you have any more advice as to what i can do to make it fly better?

TAOFLEDERMAUS: I'm real interested if you've come to any conclusions about this plane. Balance? Dihedral? Wing shape not good for slow speed? (tip stalling). I would love to see you resolve the problem and be able to make this plane fly. (plus show the manufacturers you know your stuff!)

ministeve: porpoising action on landing Usually indicates "a Nose Heavy plane" a tail heavy plane will tend to act "3d'ish" pulling up but not immediately lowering it's nose when you let off... CG is critical, as is some downthrust on these planes... many modelers will be confused that a plane pulling up under throttle is tail heavy where many times it's just there is no downthrust in the motor... SK

tankuman: Yep the nose of the Spit was very much like the head of the pilot. EMPTY!!!

81394m: i was wondering if you could test th fly zone stager wing beach craft

NightFlyyer: I thought so too, Bob. This one has a serious design flaw somehow, as it should fly great. Thanks for the comments.

Jake Butler: 50 Years Flying?? REALLY? I am flying Perfectally after flying for only 6Months. Ive got many aircraft and Yes I crash(Everyone Does) But not very much :)(Use Cmptr FlightSims.) Corsairs, Spitfire's, Trainers, EXTRA 300, B2Bomber(big scale), Home Made: SR71, and More! ALSO Had first flight in 6MONTHS(Over christmas didnt fly) did quite well actually. Lol.

vadimzn: Thanks for the video. I am trying to attract my sons to this sport and your review is a very good lesson to learn what PCplanes should and should not do.
Rating:
The NitroPlanes' Dynam Spitfire proved troublesome for me! 4.6 out of 5

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