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Old 04-01-2003, 06:31 PM
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Hi Everyone:
I was wondering if anyone can help me...For as long as I can remember the spitfire has been my favorite airplane of all time.
I have recently gotten back into RC flying and am looking for a long term project to build from plans. I live on the lake so it is just natural that I would like a floatplane. My problem is I can't find a set of plans for the spitfire on floats. can anyone help?
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Old 04-01-2003, 06:51 PM
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I built a Meister Scale Spitfire and put it on floats. I do have a pic of the full scale Spit on floats. I made mine so I could go from retracts to floats. It flew well with floats. The Meister Spit is lite which makes it a good choice to convert.

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Old 04-01-2003, 07:01 PM
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Hi Ty
Thanks for the quick reply
Yes I would be interested in the pic of the full scale ....I'm also interested in how you converted it to floats and were still able to use the retrcts
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I think I have a set of three view drawings for the MkIX float equipped Spitfire I could share.
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Old 04-02-2003, 04:06 AM
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Hi Chad
That would be great I have yet to get any solid leads on plans
Thank you very much
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Here is a box cover for a plastic model...hope it goes through

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Hawk,
I think you first came to me on this and I forwarded you here...anyways as I was going through all my info on the Spitfire the past 2 nights (i'm at the stage of detailing and finishing my mk IX) I found a 6 page article on the spitfire on floats....along with 3-views of all three variants and lots of black and white pictures. Let me know if you think this would be helpful.
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Gene Falada might have plans for it, don't know for sure.

Trumpeter is going to release a 1/24 scale plastic model of the float Spit soon. Or maybe they already have. It might be helpful.

Do a search on Gene Falada for the address...

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Didn't Supermarine build a racer floatplane that could be the Spitfire's ancestor?
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Didn't Supermarine build a racer floatplane that could be the Spitfire's ancestor?
and here it is

http://www.internetmodeler.com/awn/9...upermarine.htm
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Hey I finally found my pic's of my old spit on floats. I made it so they could be removeable. I had the retracts so they fit to the floats. I just took the wheels off and slid a support bar between them into a support on the float. The back side of the float connected to the rear bolt area..It was not scale but worked for what I wanted to do...

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sure looks neat. good job.
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