Anyone on here got a PPL?

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Anyone on here got a PPL?

Unread post by ash » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:45 am

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Unread post by scotduke » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:42 pm

It's pretty, but it's not a Supermarine Spitfire. I've seen a few of these replicas up close and some of them are pretty good. I've been in the cockpit of one that even had proper Spitfire controls. Calling it a MK26 is a bit of a cheek since the MK24 was the last Supermarine one and like all the later models it had a bubble canopy and a Griffon engine. These replicas are scaled down versions of the earlier Merlin powered Spitfires - be more appropriate to call it an MKXIII.

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Re: Anyone on here got a PPL?

Unread post by sbsbsa » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:22 pm

It's a pity I can't fly, nor have I £120,000. I believe that these are built in Australia (I seem to recall a TV programme where the presenter visited the "factory"), perhaps one of our friends from that neck of the woods can enlighten us. :)
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Unread post by scotduke » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:01 am

There is a firm in Australia that builds Spitfire replicas. There may be others. Apparently they're not bad to fly and at that price you'd hope so. But a top cruising speed of 140mph is a bit feeble for a Spitfire when you consider even the MKI was good for 360mph.

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Unread post by hondapartsman » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:17 am

Interesting for me to know that such a thing exists, only for those with seriously deep pockets obviously but in truth even if I won Euro millions tonight ( no chance not even doing it only ever do when I get a small win on Thunderball and have some spare from that) I don't think I'd be tempted to buy it then get a PPL. I prefer my feet on the ground, or just a few inches above.
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Re: Anyone on here got a PPL?

Unread post by Pict » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:14 am

If your Lottery numbers came up, you would though wouldn't you?

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Unread post by scotduke » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:43 am

Hmm, you can get some pretty good Italian light aircraft with a lot more go than that and for less money too. Some of the Laverda aeroplanes are pretty cool.

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Unread post by Hooli » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:07 pm

Pict wrote:If your Lottery numbers came up, you would though wouldn't you?
No, I'd be trying for a Mosquito.
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Unread post by hondapartsman » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:52 pm

Pict wrote:If your Lottery numbers came up, you would though wouldn't you?
No, I don't think I would. I could do with the lottery number coming up though we've been served notice to quit so if we can't find somewhere else to live in ten weeks we'll be homeless. I might well be glad I kept the old lock up on for storage. At least there's somewhere for my bikes and other things out of the way ( except one or two because i need at least tow ready to use). It's hard finding somewhere to let you have pets and room for a shed or something.
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Re: Anyone on here got a PPL?

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:35 pm

Yeah I remember how much hard work it was finding places to live with pets. Good luck with it.
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