Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by PartTimePongo, Feb 13, 2009.
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Have to provide your own DB 601/5 though..
OOOOH, just what my wife REALLY wants for Valentine's Day!
My German isn't up to much, try non-existant: Is this a rebuild or being built from scratch?
Built from scratch
want one it would look good on the drive next to a spitfire
My German's also non-existant. Just out of curiosity, is it airworthy, and could you fly it on a Group A PPL?
I'd imagine it would be airworthy, since they say this under the heading: "ProblemlÃ¶sungen" - Problem-solving:
Translation: "In flight, the lower beam (of the wing-support section) is subjected to stresses of up to 80 tonnes".
Hope this helps.
texans built some me262.
but the replica me136 fell to the problem they could'nt find anybody insane enough in texas with enough cash to buy one
Got to be a record what you proposing is so dangerous even a texan won't go for it
Thanks Bugsy - much appreciated. Does the site give any indication of all-up weight?
Wow, that's quite impressive. Do you reckon it will be better build quality than the originals?
Modern airworthiness standards and a better understanding of metallurgy would suggest so.
That and not having fleets of B17 and B24 trying to level your production facilities.
I've got an old Lambretta engine in the garage.
(Do they do part-ex? I've got a Mondeo I need shot of)
Is it a 12 cylinder Lambretta engine? Only I think they actually built/subcontracted building the DB601 back in the day?
You can new build a Spitfire too. The expertise is out there now, only not all under the same roof as far as I am aware.
Mind you, I think Hawker Restorations could probably build you a new Hurricane from scratch.
Sorry, I've just looked. It's not a Lambretta, it's a Vespa.
From todays Sun
A PLANE buff has built a kit-model replica of a Spitfire â and taken it up in the skies.
Engineer Iain Hutchinson spent Â£70,000 on the aluminium parts to create a 24ft-long version of the World War Two aircraft.
It took him and 25 volunteers around 2,000 man hours to build after he bought the 80 per cent scale kit from an Australian firm.
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