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Old 02-14-2009, 02:27 PM
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Tony Babington
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Default RE: Sterling Spitfire

I have put radio gear back into my Sterling Spitfire after 40 years of it being in the lofts of many houses I have moved to over time. It took me about 18 months to build and cover with doped nylon and another 6 weeks to airbrush ( a few hours a week ). In the interim I have been flying other IC's then electric, petrol and now turbines. I remember that the bell cranks were brass bushed plywood so it must have been one of the original kits. It flew on a twin plug Merco 60 but to try make sure it does not stall on take off ( that would be a disaster after such a long time) I have put an OPS 61 in this time. It weighs 8.5 lbs dry. Does anyone know what the wing area is so I can see what the wing loading comes out at?