Sunday, December 30, 2012

Week TechVideo, 2012 #52 - 1:12 Spitfire

Technic heart in a studfull body...

It is the second time I highlight a model from Kyle (Thirdwigg) in a short period of time, but I saw this Spitfire Mk IIa model when it was published today and immediately though I might feature this (despite I had plans for something else that eventually will make it next week).

After a long period of work and parts gathering he made a 1:12 scale functional version of this mythic single-seat fighter aircraft from WWII.

The model is 112 studs wide an 96 long, and a full set of features,

A system of joystick, pedals and one lever, controls primary and secondary flight controls:
  • Working rudder via the pedals
  • Working elevator and ailerons via joystick
  • Working flaps via one simple lever in the  bottom left side of the cockpit

3 PF M-motors to control:
  • Working V12 engine connected to the propeller
  • Propeller variable pitch
  • Working landing gear

There is also a rechargeable PF Battery Box and one IR Receiver placed behind the cockpit, as well as several mini Linear Actuators used to control the landing gear and the pitch from propeller blades.

    You may find a complete description of the Thirdwigg's Spitfire building process and functions at, and also the full set of pictures at the author's Brickshelf folder, where you may also see some nice pictures of the work in progress.

    And so we take our flight into 2013!

    Please avoid sending requests to post specific models on this TBs section.
    We understand some of you would enjoy to see your creations featured here, but please understand  that because only one video gets highlighted per week, it is impossible to accommodate all the great MOCs continuously build by the Technic builders out there. They simply won't fit all and that's also not the purpose of this blog (see the header statement).
    Many of your MOCs are scanned anyway and listed for later publication when they do not fit immediately. However some remain in the backlog queue just for too long and eventually loose the relevance or the publication opportunity window. As a rule of thumb, we also avoid publishing MOCs that have been featured by their authors or other fans at some other great web places dedicated to the Technic community out there. It doesn't mean that occasionally some won't get published here anyway.

    Thanks for your understanding!


    Dornbi said...

    Pretty cool model, thanks for posting!

    thirdwig said...

    Thanks again for the post. I am humbled by the encouragement I have received for this MOC.

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