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jamesdietz
11-06-2007, 10:10 AM
Got these from a friends email...Text was as follows:
Troops, Jon is a Limey who flew a biplane thru a tunnel in one of the Indy Jones movies and some of the Stella Artois beer commercials. This is a Spitfire built from scratch by some of his friends who want him to test fly it. Don't know what he means by the last sentence:

Had a play with the toy today, got the tail up and was seriously tempted for
05sec.
At .06 I calculated it would be my LAST flight!

Yours Aye,
/Jonathon/
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/jamesdietz/AR213-Taxiruns-0127.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/jamesdietz/AR213-Taxiruns-010.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/jamesdietz/AR213-Taxiruns-005.jpg

MEGILE
11-06-2007, 10:30 AM
Spitfire made of wood http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Someone tell Oleg.

SlickStick
11-06-2007, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by jamesdietz:
Had a play with the toy today, got the tail up and was seriously tempted for
05sec.
At .06 I calculated it would be my LAST flight!

Cool pics, thanks for sharing.

From his last sentence, the way I see it, he was taxiing down the runway, getting up to speed. He got the tail off of the ground and for .05 seconds, he was tempted to try a take-off, but at .06 seconds, he realized that if he did, it would be his last flight. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Originally posted by Megile:
Spitfire made of a wood http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Someone tell Oleg.

Perfect use of that famous quote. My hat's off to you for your witty reply. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Rebel_Yell_21
11-06-2007, 10:38 AM
Spitfire made from a wood.

Ah, it is a great day, indeed.

XyZspineZyX
11-06-2007, 10:39 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

translation:

"I like my friends, but f*** that!"

PBNA-Boosher
11-06-2007, 11:03 AM
Sweet! Cool story.

Pigeon_
11-06-2007, 01:02 PM
LOL!

Great replies! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

That spit looks nice too! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

waffen-79
11-06-2007, 01:08 PM
"close that book and..."

GBrutus
11-06-2007, 01:54 PM
Very nice replica. Would be nice to know what kind of engine they're using.

Rood-Zwart
11-06-2007, 02:22 PM
Would look nice as a skin too!

luftluuver
11-06-2007, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by Megile:
Spitfire made of wood http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Someone tell Oleg.
Why not, Supermarine made a 'plastic' fuselage during the war that was very strong.

MB_Avro_UK
11-06-2007, 02:44 PM
Hi all,

What's the purpose of this replica?

It appears to have a four-stroke engine (judging by the smoke) and ground crew with a fire extinguisher, but I could be wrong of course!!

Maybe its a prop for a film?

Building it must have cost a small to medium fortune http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

SlickStick
11-06-2007, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by luftluuver:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
Spitfire made of wood http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Someone tell Oleg.
Why not, Supermarine made a 'plastic' fuselage during the war that was very strong. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Was the plastic lighter than the metal airframe? Also, do you think the wood plane would be lighter than the metal one as well?

I'm curious because I'm thinking to make wood as strong as metal, you might need thicker pieces.

BillyTheKid_22
11-06-2007, 04:53 PM
Lol!! Cool!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Monty_Thrud
11-06-2007, 05:15 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gifThats nuttier than a nutty thing from planet nutz.

Fool should've built a Mosquito.

The-Pizza-Man
11-07-2007, 05:06 AM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Hi all,

What's the purpose of this replica?

It appears to have a four-stroke engine (judging by the smoke) and ground crew with a fire extinguisher, but I could be wrong of course!!

Maybe its a prop for a film?

Building it must have cost a small to medium fortune http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

You mean a 2-stroke? 4 strokes have less smoke than 2 strokes.

luftluuver
11-07-2007, 05:51 AM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Hi all,

What's the purpose of this replica?

It appears to have a four-stroke engine (judging by the smoke) and ground crew with a fire extinguisher, but I could be wrong of course!!

Maybe its a prop for a film?
Even 4 strokes put out smoke when starting. Having a fire extinguisher on hand is SOP these days.

Choctaw111
11-07-2007, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by Megile:
Spitfire made of wood http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Someone tell Oleg.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

TheGozr
11-07-2007, 05:09 PM
Avro UK .. A bird like this as all others always have a ground crew with a fire extinguisher..

BaldieJr
11-07-2007, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by SlickStick:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by luftluuver:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
Spitfire made of wood http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Someone tell Oleg.
Why not, Supermarine made a 'plastic' fuselage during the war that was very strong. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Was the plastic lighter than the metal airframe? Also, do you think the wood plane would be lighter than the metal one as well?

I'm curious because I'm thinking to make wood as strong as metal, you might need thicker pieces. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

by weight, plywood is as strong as steel. thickness does indeed matter.

MB_Avro_UK
11-07-2007, 08:33 PM
ok..so what is the purpose of this aircraft. I'm a bit confused.

It reached take off speed...why?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

stalkervision
11-07-2007, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by Choctaw111:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
Spitfire made of wood http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Someone tell Oleg.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

oleg was right after all! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

madsarmy
11-08-2007, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by BaldieJr:
plywood is as strong as steel. thickness does indeed matter.

Would that be "Supermarine ply?" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

stalkervision
11-08-2007, 04:30 AM
Ever heard of the movie "Super Fly" ?

well this is "Super-Ply" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Airmail109
11-08-2007, 07:19 AM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
ok..so what is the purpose of this aircraft. I'm a bit confused.

It reached take off speed...why?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Because its a shed loads cheaper for enthusiasts to build one of these Marcel Jurca replicas than to build a metal one from scratch. And they fly very very close to the real thing.

Your looking at 300k for a build like that as opposed to 1.5 million for a metal spitfire. If your good at carpentry you can build one of those. Less need for hugely expensive CAD hardware to machine out the parts you need.

Krt_Bong
11-08-2007, 10:14 AM
It also looks a lot more "scale" than those all metal 1-off replicas. Actually reminds me off a Top-Flight R/C model http://www.top-flite.com/airplanes/topa0140.html
http://www.top-flite.com/airplanes/topa0140-02b.jpg

Taylortony
12-01-2007, 10:55 AM
James, it is not wooden, It is none other than the Shuttleworth collections Spitire 1a AR213 making its post restoration taxying checks before it's Airtest and before it gets repainted, it has been put back to 1a stock condition during its overhaul....... the colouration you see of the fuselage is simply Alodine anti-corrosive pre treatment it has had, which turns the metal a golden colour when applied http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The Civilian registration is the Aircrafts ( they all have one) but are not normally carried when in military paint as the CAA give them a dispensation to not carry it, unlike the USA where they have a tiny one added under somewhere like the tail. In this case she carries it until her paint scheme is added then it will not be seen again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hope that helps

MB_Avro_UK
12-01-2007, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
James, it is not wooden, It is none other than the Shuttleworth collections Spitire 1a AR213 making its post restoration taxying checks before it's Airtest and before it gets repainted, it has been put back to 1a stock condition during its overhaul....... the colouration you see of the fuselage is simply Alodine anti-corrosive pre treatment it has had, which turns the metal a golden colour when applied http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The Civilian registration is the Aircrafts ( they all have one) but are not normally carried when in military paint as the CAA give them a dispensation to not carry it, unlike the USA where they have a tiny one added under somewhere like the tail. In this case she carries it until her paint scheme is added then it will not be seen again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hope that helps

Thanks TT http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

As I posted earlier, I was confused as to why a 'ground model' would have reached take-off speed if you understand my meaning, and also have a visibly powerful engine.

The mystery is solved...

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.