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    Spitfire on Floats

    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?
    Thanks in advance for your help
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    spitfire

    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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    spit

    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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    Spitfire on Floats

    I think I have a set of three view drawings for the MkIX float equipped Spitfire I could share.

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    3 view pics

    Hi Chad
    That would be great I have yet to get any solid leads on plans
    Thank you very much
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    spit

    Here is a box cover for a plastic model...hope it goes through

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    3-views

    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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    Spitfire on Floats

    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...

    Patrick

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    Spitfire on Floats

    Didn't Supermarine build a racer floatplane that could be the Spitfire's ancestor?
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    RE: Spitfire on Floats

    ORIGINAL: therotund1

    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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    RE: Spitfire on Floats

    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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    RE: Spitfire on Floats

    sure looks neat. good job.
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