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    Posted 9 years ago

    oledebil
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    Model of a Spitfire 40ins long with a 48in wingspan. made of fiberglass it was given to my son about 15 yrs ago. It actually flew, the fuel tank and control wires are still in it, only the motor was removed to put into the next version. (much lighter) It still hangs in a spare bedroom hence the dust and spider webs on it. the damage on the wing is the result of the many crashes it had. it was designed to fly in an anti clock wise direction (angle rudder on tail) this was to keep it heading away from the operator. The propellor on it now is only a perspex circle, with all the crashes it had it went through countless props.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      without spending any time on it, some things just don't look like a Spitfire. Could it be something else?
    2. oledebil oledebil, 9 years ago
      It is a spitfire I saw the plans and moulds when it was given to my son they had been modified slightly to allow it to fly properly. something about shrinking it in size made it harder to operate.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      I knew something wasn't quite right. Kind of a cross between a Spit. & Hurricane. Did U know that the Hurricane shot down more German planes than the Spit? Also, bomber gunners shot down more fighters that the allied fighters. Just not as glamorous sounding I guess.

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