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2012-09-30 07:42:17 AM
"Pardon me, my name is Unruly William Kelso-Smythe, and you would do good not to forget it."
 
2012-09-30 07:42:33 AM
I hope she's okay.
 
2012-09-30 10:04:17 AM
FTA: "seven appliances attended the incident"

That Brave Little Toaster is everywhere!
 
2012-09-30 10:06:13 AM

doglover: I hope she's okay.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-30 10:07:39 AM
Poor plane was probably crushed by the boredom of having to circle Whanganui so many times.
 
2012-09-30 10:07:48 AM
A replica spitfire crash landed at Whanganui Airport this evening

So it was a spitfire crash, and it landed?
 
2012-09-30 10:09:07 AM
scrapetv.com

Damn shame.
 
2012-09-30 10:12:44 AM

smitty04: [scrapetv.com image 600x387]

Damn shame.


I know, right?

Cool planes.
 
2012-09-30 10:19:16 AM
Well at least the plane wasn't badly damaged. Aren't too many of those old WWII warbirds still flying around.
 
2012-09-30 10:20:08 AM
Didn't a guy find 20 or so Spitfires NIB (crated) in Burma?
 
2012-09-30 10:27:19 AM
Sorensen said the male pilot was shaken, but otherwise uninjured not stirred.

Hey, it was a British plane, you know ....
 
2012-09-30 10:43:23 AM

Bendal: Well at least the plane wasn't badly damaged. Aren't too many of those old WWII warbirds still flying around.


A replica spitfire crash landed
 
2012-09-30 10:45:11 AM
Too bad for that Spitfire REPLICA.
 
2012-09-30 10:53:08 AM

chuckufarlie: Bendal: Well at least the plane wasn't badly damaged. Aren't too many of those old WWII warbirds still flying around.

A replica spitfire crash landed


Englesh is hard.
 
2012-09-30 10:59:42 AM
Good on 7 appliances of firecrew for turning out, & good on pilot for being able to land w minimal damage. Do hope/rather expect she the Spitfire can Fix Right Up & Fly MoreThanOnce More!
Bought copy of Spitfire: Flying Legend by John Dibbs & Tony Holmes c1996 reprinted 2001, at a local Goodwill ~ month ago bcs it was irresistible! Just had to have it even tho we got way too many boox.
i.imgur.com
Sorry so bitty. This is Sir John Allison climbing skyward, so obviously, on pg 159 of the book ref'd above.
 
2012-09-30 11:05:27 AM
Bally Kiwi....yada yada...how's your father
 
2012-09-30 11:09:02 AM

uber humper: Didn't a guy find 20 or so Spitfires NIB (crated) in Burma?


Yeah, the British gov. decided they wanted them back, will cut the guy a profit on it. usually the brits just take what they want and call it a national treasure, pretty cool.

I think it was a couple of Spit 9's and maybe Spit 14s......
 
2012-09-30 11:12:38 AM
Whanganui Fire station officer Jes Sorensen said seven appliances attended as the incident was a full airport emergency until the plane was safely on the ground.


i478.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-30 11:20:24 AM

EngineerBob: Too bad for that Spitfire REPLICA.


The only thing standing between it being a replica and a genuine WWII airplane is a data plate. Pretty much all of the restorations in the past 25 years or so are new build airplanes with an original data plate.
 
2012-09-30 11:34:45 AM

clutchcargo2002: EngineerBob: Too bad for that Spitfire REPLICA.

The only thing standing between it being a replica and a genuine WWII airplane is a data plate. Pretty much all of the restorations in the past 25 years or so are new build airplanes with an original data plate.


They are starting to do that for classic muscle cars as well. Every part from top to bottom is being buot new, based on old tooling. Only difference is a small data.ID plate. Some people get all worked up over it, I think its great.
 
2012-09-30 11:46:56 AM
What a pisser.
 
2012-09-30 11:49:27 AM

Sultan Of Herf: clutchcargo2002: EngineerBob: Too bad for that Spitfire REPLICA.

The only thing standing between it being a replica and a genuine WWII airplane is a data plate. Pretty much all of the restorations in the past 25 years or so are new build airplanes with an original data plate.

They are starting to do that for classic muscle cars as well. Every part from top to bottom is being buot new, based on old tooling. Only difference is a small data.ID plate. Some people get all worked up over it, I think its great.


Exactly. Who the hell wouldn't want a brand new P-51? I'd rather fly that than risk cratering a real historical artifact. Although make mine a P-38 please.
 
2012-09-30 11:51:32 AM

Sultan Of Herf: They are starting to do that for classic muscle cars as well. Every part from top to bottom is being buot new, based on old tooling. Only difference is a small data.ID plate. Some people get all worked up over it, I think its great.


Some people being law enforcement.
 
2012-09-30 12:00:15 PM

clutchcargo2002: EngineerBob: Too bad for that Spitfire REPLICA.

The only thing standing between it being a replica and a genuine WWII airplane is a data plate. Pretty much all of the restorations in the past 25 years or so are new build airplanes with an original data plate.


I have a hammer like that. Two new handles and a new head, but it's been in my family for generations.
 
2012-09-30 12:01:31 PM

Sultan Of Herf: clutchcargo2002: EngineerBob: Too bad for that Spitfire REPLICA.
The only thing standing between it being a replica and a genuine WWII airplane is a data plate. Pretty much all of the restorations in the past 25 years or so are new build airplanes with an original data plate.
They are starting to do that for classic muscle cars as well. Every part from top to bottom is being buot new, based on old tooling. Only difference is a small data.ID plate. Some people get all worked up over it, I think its great.


I visited a bolt maker plant that kept an old 1950's era cold-header just to make bolts for Chevy small block restorations. A very lucrative market. They even had old prints they used to make the perishable tooling. They only had to fire it up for one run a year because of the low volume.
 
2012-09-30 12:49:58 PM

clutchcargo2002: EngineerBob: Too bad for that Spitfire REPLICA.

The only thing standing between it being a replica and a genuine WWII airplane is a data plate. Pretty much all of the restorations in the past 25 years or so are new build airplanes with an original data plate.


Sounds like my ex-mother-in-law
 
2012-09-30 12:53:12 PM
FTA the prop was bent.You do not bend a real Spitfire prop.Laminated wood shatters. I saw that at the 1986 Chino Airshow when a Spit groundlooped.

"The only thing standing between it being a replica and a genuine WWII airplane is a data plate. Pretty much all of the restorations in the past 25 years or so are new build airplanes with an original data plate."

By this odd definition, You could build the whole thing out of fiberglass, and you would call it genuine so long as it had a real data plate.

There is a lot of' plate up' restoration going on,a friend has three J2F data plates that might end up as flying aircraft someday.But if they ever do fly they will be replicas,not Grumann built aircraft to me.But thats OK, we need more J2F Ducks even if they are replicas.
There are some notable restorations that are just awesome, the P-61 Black Widow, and the ME 262 come to mind.Check out the Mid Atlantic Air Museum website to see the work they did!
 
2012-09-30 12:58:41 PM
 
2012-09-30 01:52:50 PM
Run, live to fly
Fly to live
Do or die
 
2012-09-30 02:19:31 PM
Whanganui

imageshack.us
Only one hat left. Sniff, that was history man. Sniffle.
 
2012-09-30 02:23:40 PM
Bally well pranged his kite, what what?

//there will be cabbage crates over the briney.
 
2012-09-30 02:54:00 PM
Awful lot of landing gear issues this year...

/or is it me?
 
2012-09-30 04:48:47 PM

clutchcargo2002: EngineerBob: Too bad for that Spitfire REPLICA.

The only thing standing between it being a replica and a genuine WWII airplane is a data plate. Pretty much all of the restorations in the past 25 years or so are new build airplanes with an original data plate.


I've seen a bunch of 1/2 or 3/4 scale replicas of Spitfires flying, and I'd put them solidly in a different category. They're home builds with a superficial resemblance to something historical.. Not a faithful recreation using newly manufactured parts.
 
2012-09-30 04:50:25 PM

Valiente: Bally well pranged his kite, what what?

//there will be cabbage crates over the briney.


cabbage crates coming over the briney?
 
2012-09-30 05:08:56 PM

FlashHarry: Valiente: Bally well pranged his kite, what what?

//there will be cabbage crates over the briney.

cabbage crates coming over the briney?


It's perfectly normal banter
 
2012-09-30 07:08:46 PM

drewogatory: Sultan Of Herf: clutchcargo2002: EngineerBob: Too bad for that Spitfire REPLICA.

The only thing standing between it being a replica and a genuine WWII airplane is a data plate. Pretty much all of the restorations in the past 25 years or so are new build airplanes with an original data plate.

They are starting to do that for classic muscle cars as well. Every part from top to bottom is being buot new, based on old tooling. Only difference is a small data.ID plate. Some people get all worked up over it, I think its great.

Exactly. Who the hell wouldn't want a brand new P-51? I'd rather fly that than risk cratering a real historical artifact. Although make mine a P-38 please.


I've flown'em both in the CAF (Commemorative Air Force) I'll keep the Mustang (Gramps and an uncle bought 2 and 1/2 from the Guatemalan AF in the 60's and we spent the 70's getting Tinkerbelle airworthy) The 51 has greater range and better fuel economy. But I'll not begrudge the Lightning. It was a damn fine plane and a replica can be constructed as a two seater along the lines of a WWII Pathfinder.
 
2012-09-30 07:42:26 PM

chuckufarlie: Bendal: Well at least the plane wasn't badly damaged. Aren't too many of those old WWII warbirds still flying around.

A replica spitfire crash landed


Yeah, someone has problems with understanding the word "Replica", and that someone is subby. A replica Spitfire is a Spitfire in the same way that watching POV-porn is the same thing as getting it on with 2 hot redheads in a hot tub full of strawberry jello.
 
2012-09-30 07:53:34 PM

doglover: I hope she's okay.


I lol'ed.

/i'm sure she'd have no trouble finding a very willing temporary replacement ;-)
 
2012-09-30 09:37:12 PM
She crashed? Isn't that Dash's job?

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-09-30 10:24:46 PM

drewogatory: Exactly. Who the hell wouldn't want a brand new P-51? I'd rather fly that than risk cratering a real historical artifact. Although make mine a P-38 please.


Here ya go!
www.p-38.net
 
2012-09-30 10:57:19 PM

phrawgh: drewogatory: Exactly. Who the hell wouldn't want a brand new P-51? I'd rather fly that than risk cratering a real historical artifact. Although make mine a P-38 please.

Here ya go!
[www.p-38.net image 288x305]


big spender
 
2012-09-30 11:32:36 PM

costermonger: clutchcargo2002: EngineerBob: Too bad for that Spitfire REPLICA.

The only thing standing between it being a replica and a genuine WWII airplane is a data plate. Pretty much all of the restorations in the past 25 years or so are new build airplanes with an original data plate.

I've seen a bunch of 1/2 or 3/4 scale replicas of Spitfires flying, and I'd put them solidly in a different category. They're home builds with a superficial resemblance to something historical.. Not a faithful recreation using newly manufactured parts.


I wasn't talking about kit planes or plans built replicas. I am talking full scale airplane. Have you seen two Mustangs sitting side by side where one has "Experimental" written somewhere on it and the other one doesn't? The one that doesn't have "Experimental" written on it has an original data plate. The one with the data plate is registered in the Limited catagory, while the other is considered an experimental.

And, follow me now, this happens every year. You can buy a data plate for a P-51 for about 50K. I know of three for sale off the top of my head (just the data plates and paperwork, not airplanes). So, what people do is they have a Mustang "under restoration", which is in fact a new build airplane. They put an original data plate on it and as far as the Feds are concerned, it is a P-51 that was built in 1944 or whatever.

Just about all of the fighter rebuilds in the past 25-30 years are like this. They will try to use some original parts, like a stringer or a rib or something but original parts are rare.
 
2012-10-01 12:28:43 AM

Thudfark: FlashHarry: Valiente: Bally well pranged his kite, what what?

//there will be cabbage crates over the briney.

cabbage crates coming over the briney?

It's perfectly normal banter


sorry, I'm just not getting it... could you try saying it slower?
 
2012-10-01 01:27:43 AM

clutchcargo2002: I wasn't talking about kit planes or plans built replicas. I am talking full scale airplane. Have you seen two Mustangs sitting side by side where one has "Experimental" written somewhere on it and the other one doesn't? The one that doesn't have "Experimental" written on it has an original data plate. The one with the data plate is registered in the Limited catagory, while the other is considered an experimental.

And, follow me now, this happens every year. You can buy a data plate for a P-51 for about 50K. I know of three for sale off the top of my head (just the data plates and paperwork, not airplanes). So, what people do is they have a Mustang "under restoration", which is in fact a new build airplane. They put an original data plate on it and as far as the Feds are concerned, it is a P-51 that was built in 1944 or whatever.

Just about all of the fighter rebuilds in the past 25-30 years are like this. They will try to use some original parts, like a stringer or a rib or something but original parts are rare.


I think you missed my point. If somebody is talking about a Spitfire replica, it's far more likely to be a scale kit/homebuilt than it is to fit your description of differing from the genuine article only due to the lack of an original data plate.

The Spitfire replica in this case was a 90% scale kit.
 
2012-10-01 02:26:07 AM

clutchcargo2002: Just about all of the fighter rebuilds in the past 25-30 years are like this. They will try to use some original parts, like a stringer or a rib or something but original parts are rare.


Well that's the most retarded thing I've heard in a bit. Sometime I wonder, do people built this stuff hoping that somehow the heroism of men who never wanted it will rub off on them?

1943 RAF
 
2012-10-01 09:40:22 AM

cynicalbastard: chuckufarlie: Bendal: Well at least the plane wasn't badly damaged. Aren't too many of those old WWII warbirds still flying around.

A replica spitfire crash landed

Yeah, someone has problems with understanding the word "Replica", and that someone is subby. A replica Spitfire is a Spitfire in the same way that watching POV-porn is the same thing as getting it on with 2 hot redheads in a hot tub full of strawberry jello.


That wasn't strawberry jello...
 
2012-10-01 10:15:56 AM

elvisaintdead: "Pardon me, my name is Unruly William Kelso-Smythe, and you would do good not to forget it."


It is a crying shame that this is the Boobies and no-one gave props.

Props to you, Sir!

/love that movie
 
2012-10-01 12:01:44 PM

Misconduc: uber humper: Didn't a guy find 20 or so Spitfires NIB (crated) in Burma?

Yeah, the British gov. decided they wanted them back, will cut the guy a profit on it. usually the brits just take what they want and call it a national treasure, pretty cool.

I think it was a couple of Spit 9's and maybe Spit 14s......


This guy Cundall found 20 Spitfire Mark XIVs buried in the box in Burma and set up contracts with the Burmese gov't to get them back. At the time, sanctions were still in place against Burma by the UN and UK. Cameron went over on a trip and the sanctions were lifted, then some property developer by the name of Boultbee Brooks apparently coattailed himself into the project somehow and there's a big tiff between him and Cundall over who's going to do what. Besides the 20 that Cundall found already, there's apparently at least a hundred more that might've been tipped into holes and covered over.

According to an article from August, this guy Cundall has found 36 now, instead of the original 20, and is planning on bringing them back this November. Link
 
2012-10-01 02:12:15 PM
teto85, tnx for comments re flight & restoration.
phrawgh, couldn't help but larf at P-51 pic! Those are so very useful --
Need to read summa these recent linkies. Meanwhile,
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Book cover, still partially defaced. The late Air Commodore Alan Deere's last-listed award is predictably
and Bar. Book slightly oversize for scanner to state very obvious.
 
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