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Thread: Shuttleworth Spitfire First Post Restoration Flight Today

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    Shuttleworth Spitfire First Post Restoration Flight Today

    On their Facebook page: The Collection’s Supermarine Spitfire Mk VC made its first post restoration flight this afternoon at 15:47, with Stu Goldspink at the controls.
    The Spitfire is will make its debut display at our Season Premiere airshow on Sunday 6 May!
    Last edited by GliderSpit; 20th March 2018 at 17:36.
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    The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless

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    Hi All,
    GliderSpit & Pen Pusher Many thanks for the posts and I hope you will not mind my posting as an addition to your updates....



    Geoff.

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    Such a great sound and good news, well done to all involved, I never take these rebuilds for granted.

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    Great news, missed her being out of the air, glad she’s back.

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    Looks and sounds fantastic.
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    A long time coming..Well done team
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    Fantastic, clipped wings and all, just ten years to wait with a bit of hard use to get the patination back to how it was. My favourite aeroplane.


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    Fantastic news!

    A big tip of the hat to all involved in the overhaul.

    It's been awhile, but it will be nice to see it gracing the skies above Old Warden (and hopefully Duxford) again.

    Cheers

    Paul
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    Great news. She is looking great. One question though - does anyone know why she has the six exhaust stubs fitted per side instead of the 3 a side a mk V would normally have?

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    I've wondered that since I was a child, I can only guess they haven't any?
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    She did have....

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    Be nice to see her do a formation air-to-air shoot with PL983 at some point in the future.

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    That would be nice Roobarb. Old stable mates. I must dig out my pix of 983 at the DEC Schneider Trophy air race.

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    They do have a set of unserviceable 3-a-side exhausts, I believe quotes were obtained to make new but this came at significant costs, more than the collection were willing to spend. Instead it’s got NOS stubs. If people feel so strongly that it should have the 3 stacks, probably best start putting donations in to the collection.

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    She had the six-stub setup in 2000 for the filming of Pearl Harbor. Also, at some point, she was fitted with them prior to going to Loughborough College, so technically they ARE authentic to her.....
    Daren Cogdon

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    Wonderful stuff! I was about 12 or 13 when this Spitfire started its rebuild, so it's been down an out most of the time I've been attending airshows, and I've never seen it fly. Bring on the summer!
    Armchair enthusiast, but also a fan of sofas and recliners.

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    Didnt Marion have a set of Barracuda fishtails modified by Avspec to suit her?
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