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For similar money to estimate you can buy a 9/10ths scale all ally Spitfire power by Isusu 6 pot or as an option LS6!
 

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For similar money to estimate you can buy a 9/10ths scale all ally Spitfire power by Isusu 6 pot or as an option LS6!
Agreed, but like evilzee says,what you don't get is the history......

How different would Britain be without the Spitfires contribution.
 

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Agreed, but like evilzee says,what you don't get is the history......

How different would Britain be without the Spitfires contribution.
You are 100% correct - but, the kit plane is ALMOST affordable and useable!
 

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I know of the "Borough of Lambeth" project, I don't believe any of the skinning is original, or very much else for that matter, and to make matters worse I doubt any of it will make it to a complete aeroplane; the CAA rules are very strict.


Heres one I made earlier........(quite a bit earlier actually, about 7 years earlier........)
 

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Agreed, but like evilzee says,what you don't get is the history......

How different would Britain be without the Spitfires contribution.
Things vud be very diffrent and ve vud be in za EU.

Jeff
 

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Having been born in Lambeth and now living less than three miles from the Castle Bromwich facility that made it, If I had the wherewithall, I would jump at the chance. They won't be delivering any new ones anytime soon.
 

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I doubt that there is much original Spitfire there but rebuilds have been done with less. All you need is the data plate off the firewall. A CAA approved company on the Isle of Wight can build the airframe from scratch.
 

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ld have it,just to sit in and say ....ok ginger...bandits at 12 ..bandits at 12.....but her in doors has already got me a padded shirt for xmas ....bugger:roll:
 

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I doubt that there is much original Spitfire there but rebuilds have been done with less. All you need is the data plate off the firewall. A CAA approved company on the Isle of Wight can build the airframe from scratch.[/QUOTE

Ahh the elusive data plate, I wouldn't want to try and get a newbuild airframe passed the CAA nowdays, if there isn't a substantial amount of original structure attached to the firewall plate.

Most newly " restored" Spitfires are cloaked in mystery, from ownership, right down to exactly how much original material exists,; remember new build Spitfires cant fly in this country, as the lengthy (and prohibitively expensive) type approval hasn't been done. (excluding home build replicas")
 

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You'd be amazed at how little original material you need for it to count as restored. New build is exactly that, not based on any original components
 

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We have had a working Merlin engine from a Spitfire in our work shop for a while now. The lady who bought it wants me to make it into a bar feature for her house. Such a waist.
 

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We have had a working Merlin engine from a Spitfire in our work shop for a while now. The lady who bought it wants me to make it into a bar feature for her house. Such a waist.
Better that she sells it to finance a (cheaper) non runner - or perhaps for some clever bugger to use all parts for 'bucks' and mould-up 'glass replicas!
 

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i dont think my mum will let be park it in the garden and i dont think the council will let me use some of the a456 as a runway lmao
 
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