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Carl1871
10-09-2007, 02:59 PM
Anyone fancy a one of these too ?

Spitfire for 130k (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=468038&in_page_id=1770)

Shall we have a whipround ?......

....or anyone got a guitar, an old cloth hat (small wooden box at a push) and a cardboard sign that says "I will sing for a Spitfire" ?


Mr C

Divine-Wind
10-09-2007, 03:04 PM
Wait you can fly it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Viper2005_
10-09-2007, 03:05 PM
Sub-scale aeroplanes tend to be rather "twitchy" because aerodynamics dominate inertial forces.

I also suspect that many of the claims in the article regarding performance are optimistic. And of course, without a Merlin or Griffon, it's never going to sound as good.

I'll save up for the real thing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

GerritJ9
10-09-2007, 03:07 PM
People would pay me NOT to sing....... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Sorry, not interested in Spits. Now, if it were a Buffalo......... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

smokincrater
10-09-2007, 04:15 PM
for me its got to be 100% and Merlin powered!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Haigotron
10-09-2007, 04:17 PM
get me a dozen, ill give you two budgies and sheep skin....sheep skin!!

Skoshi Tiger
10-09-2007, 07:06 PM
Here's their website.

http://www.supermarineaircraft.com/

Well, concidering, even if I had the $1,000,000 (plus) to buy a real spitfire (or the $1000 per hour required to operate one, Insurance on warbirds is a killer!) I don't think I could bring myself to fly it!

Yep I could walk away from the wreakage of my kit plane and brag about it at the areoclub bar, but to bingle your real spitfire would be soul destroying!

The real Spitfires needed about 60,000 man hours to produce, which is beyond the resources of the home builder. In which case even if it was full scale you'ld end up with something that may (or may not) look like a spitfire but wasn't.

Isn't there an English company that will restore your real spitfire for you. I think I read an article about them, in which they said that they can build one up from a Identity plate! Fairly costly though!

PS I think the Mk26b on the website is closer to real size 90% or so Mk26 is 80% Now where do we get 8 90% replicas Colt/Browing manchine guns? I supose .223's would do!

Taylortony
10-09-2007, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by Skoshi Tiger:
Here's their website.

http://www.supermarineaircraft.com/

Well, concidering, even if I had the $1,000,000 (plus) to buy a real spitfire (or the $1000 per hour required to operate one, Insurance on warbirds is a killer!) I don't think I could bring myself to fly it!

Yep I could walk away from the wreakage of my kit plane and brag about it at the areoclub bar, but to bingle your real spitfire would be soul destroying!

The real Spitfires needed about 60,000 man hours to produce, which is beyond the resources of the home builder. In which case even if it was full scale you'ld end up with something that may (or may not) look like a spitfire but wasn't.

Isn't there an English company that will restore your real spitfire for you. I think I read an article about them, in which they said that they can build one up from a Identity plate! Fairly costly though!

current operating costs are about 4000 to 4500 per hour and yes there are several companies in the UK that will restore one for you. Airframe Assemblies in the Isle Of White is one that does all the structural work..

http://www.airframes.co.uk/

Carl1871
10-10-2007, 12:51 PM
Originally posted by Divine-Wind:
Wait you can fly it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Well I got my cycling proficiency in 1983, I mean how hard can it be lol.