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Taylortony
05-27-2007, 10:50 AM
Hope he isn't reading this lol....

http://www.spitfirebuilder.4t.com/catalog.html

Taylortony
05-27-2007, 10:50 AM
Hope he isn't reading this lol....

http://www.spitfirebuilder.4t.com/catalog.html

fuzzychickens
05-27-2007, 10:55 AM
They are no match for magic wood of Russia be sure!

horseback
05-27-2007, 11:07 AM
They're not even using good English Oak!

Californian infidels... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

cheers

horseback

XyZspineZyX
05-27-2007, 11:31 AM
errr....Supermarine never built a single Spitfire Replica

Taylortony
05-27-2007, 11:33 AM
maybe not but they did use wood in the construction of them

XyZspineZyX
05-27-2007, 11:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
maybe not but they did use wood in the construction of them </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well we can split hairs very easily Tony

But the context of Oleg's staement is clear. I have seen phillipine mahogany carvings of Spitfires

You can say with 100% truth that the P-51D was also "built of wood" because of it's plywood floor. Do you see my point?

But the context was because of particular structure. Given your job, I expect you understand very well. It's like the idea that the A6M had wooden wingspars

T_O_A_D
05-27-2007, 11:42 AM
Hmm, looks interesting

Taylortony
05-27-2007, 11:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
maybe not but they did use wood in the construction of them </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well we can split hairs very easily Tony

But the context of Oleg's staement is clear. I have seen phillipine mahogany carvings of Spitfires

You can say with 100% truth that the P-51D was also "built of wood" because of it's plywood floor. Do you see my point?

But the context was because of particular structure. Given your job, I expect you understand very well. It's like the idea that the A6M had wooden wingspars </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

yeah the spit had wooden framed wingtips and wood in the cooler housings......

floor boards.... the sheer luxury http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
05-27-2007, 11:55 AM
Yes, it is handy to be able to retrive a map or pencil you dropped...in a Spit, you'd never see them again!

Viper2005_
05-27-2007, 12:29 PM
AFAIK there were plans for a plastic Spitfire early in the war when it was thought that supplies of Aluminium alloys might be exhausted, but they only got to static testing of sub-assemblies...

leitmotiv
05-27-2007, 12:41 PM
A "full-size Spitfire replica" herf herf herf---my hat!---just because it will look like one from 100 yards away won't make it a SF---wouldn't want to try to pull out of a dive without those incredibly strong real SF wings!---California fake has just ratcheted up the illusion machine to a new level.

Airmail109
05-27-2007, 12:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Viper2005_:
AFAIK there were plans for a plastic Spitfire early in the war when it was thought that supplies of Aluminium alloys might be exhausted, but they only got to static testing of sub-assemblies... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wouldnt that have been lighter?

leitmotiv
05-27-2007, 01:07 PM
The only WWII aircraft to have plastics in their main structure were the Lavochkin fighters which used plastic-impregnated wood "Delta Wood" it was called. If there had been some manifest advantage to using plastic, you can be sure the (then) petroleum-rich USA would have used plastic in aircraft. The Lavochkin fighters were heavier than comparable aluminum fighters.

XyZspineZyX
05-27-2007, 05:08 PM
Actually Edgar Schmued played with that idea in the late '30s and early '40s but his system was much more like plywood than Delta wood. It was in at least one design of his that flew, a trainer for the US Army that never reached production

DmdSeeker
05-27-2007, 06:09 PM
Wasn't that twin boom Fokker also made of compisites?

stansdds
05-28-2007, 04:10 AM
"Complete Aircraft Kit, consisting of all above kits, plans, construction notes -less engine, propeller and instruments. See deposit and payment terms... $320,000"

Only $320,000, no engine, no instruments, and no prop... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

SUPERAEREO
05-28-2007, 04:38 AM
In 1941 two plastic ("Aerolite") spitfire fuselages were made out of phenolic resins and flax fibres. The idea was that by 1944 the UK could have experienced a severe shortage of aluminium, but obviously this did not happen and the Aerolite Spitfire remained an interesting idea which never happened.

Gibbage1
05-28-2007, 11:41 AM
From the books I have, the Aerolight spitfire was heavier, since the panels and sections had to be made smaller and thicker. The Aerolight was brittle and did not last long.

PBNA-Boosher
05-28-2007, 02:52 PM
Where did you read about spitfire made of wood? Close this book forever and never open again!