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Gary's Spitfire Project
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Here are some pics of the project, there are plenty more but I''m sure
this gives a good idea of what is going on.
Most of the pictures are self explanatory, but the ones of note are,
the seat is an unrestored original, the leather is still soft and pliable too,
it also has the original base armour plate in place too. The rudder assy bits
are all newbuild from plans as are a lot of the airframe bits, i have got most
of the plans for the airframe so this is making it a lot easier, most of the
cockpit bits are accounted for now with only a few bits missing, I am
currently constructing a control column all new build.
The fin assy is made from templating old bits and such.
The unrestored rusty parts in the *rusty Bits* photo include wingtip mounts,
flap ram tubes, main spar stainless for the stabiliser etc. The cockpit
bracketry is all newbuild using old bits as templates as well as some plans.
The new aileron pulleys are made from corroded originals as can be seen from
The oil tank is MKV as used in Spitfires with volkes filters
under the nose, thus it is not an external unit . An interesting note here is
the RAAF had a single skin produced locally to cover the bottom nose with the
volkes filter removed as opposed to the twin skins and bottom of the oil tank
making up the profile as all earliy MK''s usually have, (I have a copy of
these plans and will be making mine to this spec) I''ll dig out some photo''s
of this setup when I can.
In the windscreen work picture you can see the original bottom
edge at the top with my repro below in mirror image, not bad for a first
attemp even if I do say so myself
The MK46 engine is in storage at present and is interesting in that
it is green in colour not black, I dont have any idea what this exactcolour is
but will reproduce it as best i can asc I am told it is original and proper.
I''ll get some photo''s of him one day when I manage to get him out of
All for now, cheers,