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zlin
05-17-2007, 08:13 AM
Hello ,
this one is actually looking good with original
blueprints build for price of a car http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif
I will start immediately accepting donations http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Wow !!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SPITFIRE-MK-IX-project-N...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SPITFIRE-MK-IX-project-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ190113344539QQihZ009QQcategoryZ63 679QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

zlin
05-17-2007, 08:13 AM
Hello ,
this one is actually looking good with original
blueprints build for price of a car http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif
I will start immediately accepting donations http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Wow !!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SPITFIRE-MK-IX-project-N...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SPITFIRE-MK-IX-project-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ190113344539QQihZ009QQcategoryZ63 679QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

EiZ0N
05-17-2007, 08:32 AM
That's awesome.

I think when I hit my midlife crisis in about 30 years (or sooner!), I will just buy a spitfire and fly it around the skies.

I want to join the RAF, but my mummy would kill me, so this is surely the next best thing? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Dagnabit
05-17-2007, 05:29 PM
I would ask Talortony about this one, but at a guess I would be surprised if it were even close to 50%. But still a great looking bird.
Dag

major_setback
05-17-2007, 05:40 PM
I want one that's ready to fly. Willing to be a part owner if there are 300 others on this forum that will share?
I want it 11.00-13.00 first friday morning every other month. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Monty_Thrud
05-17-2007, 05:50 PM
OK...then i'll book it for Sundays between 12am - 2pm...mmm-kay? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Viper2005_
05-17-2007, 05:56 PM
Well it's plastic for a start...

I have very little trust when it comes to re-engineering, especially when conducted on this sort of scale - it's intended to use a different engine, a totally different form of construction, a different wing aerofoil section and an undercarriage ripped out of a Navion and "modified".

For my money that means

1) It isn't a Spitfire

2) Therefore it's a new aeroplane. Therefore whoever flies it around the sky is a test pilot in the truest sense of the term.

It's partly built, which raises all sorts of issues regarding quality control, quite apart from the fact that very little detail is given as to the credentials of the two aerospace engineers who have assisted with the "adaptation".

The advert contains a number of spelling errors, and is poorly laid out, which raises questions as to the quality of the rest of the work carried out on the project.

I wouldn't touch it with a very long pole!

stansdds
05-18-2007, 04:41 AM
It would definitely be classed as experimental. If the engineering was done correctly, center of gravity maintained by proper ballasting, and the engine output in proportion to the reduced weight of the composites, it should be about as safe as a real Spitfire. With the scarcity of real Spitfires (or any warbird), replicas would seem like a good answer to those who really desire to own and fly a Spitfire. Are replicas expensive to build? Sure they are, but have you priced a real Spitfire lately? I expect a replica would be easier and cheaper to maintain since it would use modern engines and systems and the composite construction can be every bit as strong as aluminum if it's done correctly.

As for the spelling errors, the auction is from Argentina, perhaps English is not the ad writers primary language. Hell, English is my primary language, but it doesn't mean I spell very well!

zlin
05-18-2007, 10:57 AM
Perfect or not , for this kind of money I wouldn't mind watching it in my backyard.
Look around , pretty much all the builders are building WWII birds in this ugly half scale size
when the plane size is ridiculous comparing to pilot.
Unfortunately you won't find many that are build in correct size and this bird for sale just from those pictures is beautiful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif .