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Offline Hobbes

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Homebuilt Spitfire replica
« on: February 16, 2019, 03:41:58 am »
Not a 1:1 copy (he built a wooden wing, and used an Allison engine for instance), but it does look like a Spitfire:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzkoTulqA1U

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Re: Homebuilt Spitfire replica
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 04:00:08 am »
Thanks for sharing, sir.  So basically he brought zenrat's USAAC Spitfire (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44986.0.html) to life - had the back story's Allison-engined version been built.
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Re: Homebuilt Spitfire replica
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 05:17:58 am »
Are the tennis balls in the exhausts a one-shot rear defence option  ;D :o
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Re: Homebuilt Spitfire replica
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 02:51:10 am »
Are the tennis balls in the exhausts a one-shot rear defence option  ;D :o
I suppose they are a traditional way to keep birds and squirrels on the outside.
I've also seen cut tennis balls being used to cover sharp wing trailing edges at the wing tips of racing aircraft.