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Offline Mike Wood

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F3A Spitfire
« on: 05, March 2017, 12:36:48 PM »
In the BMFA News Ashley mentioned, how when growing up in yesteryear, boys that wanted a model
plane wanted a Spitfire!

Well back in 1975 Tore Paulsen possibly had the best of both worlds, an F3A Spitfire  8)

https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/attachments/4/4/3/2/4/6/a8335069-74-torepvmbern.jpg

The photo is from: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2521893-Pictures-from-Norwegian-retro-F3A-contest

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Re: F3A Spitfire
« Reply #1 on: 06, March 2017, 01:15:48 PM »
Pretty cool.


Akiba has been doing the whole warbird F3A thing as well: http://www.ctt.ne.jp/~wcraft/hienn.htm

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Re: F3A Spitfire
« Reply #2 on: 01, April 2017, 05:34:33 PM »
Wasn't there a 60s pattern ship based on the Crusader carrier plane?


And flown by an American doctor?

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Re: F3A Spitfire
« Reply #3 on: 02, April 2017, 02:05:01 PM »
Yes, there was, flown by American Dr Ralph Brooks and was joint 1st at 1964 World Champs with Fritz Bosch of West Germany.


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Offline Mike Wood

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Re: F3A Spitfire
« Reply #4 on: 02, April 2017, 02:53:21 PM »
Some great photos here:

http://modellflygnytt.se/opublicerat/vm-65/index.htm

which includes:

http://modellflygnytt.se/opublicerat/vm-65/vm17.jpg

That's a great colour photo, could have been last week!

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Re: F3A Spitfire
« Reply #5 on: 02, April 2017, 09:31:04 PM »

Amazing now to see no silencers!


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Re: F3A Spitfire
« Reply #6 on: 03, April 2017, 12:38:51 AM »
Interesting to see the sartorial elegance of some teams versus others!

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Re: F3A Spitfire
« Reply #7 on: 03, April 2017, 09:35:53 AM »
Saw a few of those designs yesterday at the first Classic Aerobatic meet........................ better silenced though! :D
Wings held on with elastic bands  ;)
Vampires on the apron..................seem to remember flying those in the days of my yoof ::)
Great photos by the way, good find!

Thanks for the links.

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Re: F3A Spitfire
« Reply #8 on: 03, April 2017, 01:36:42 PM »
Superb photos. The models were so simple back then. Great to see them again.

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Re: F3A Spitfire
« Reply #9 on: 03, April 2017, 05:19:28 PM »
I too thought the photos were great.

I went searching for the missing film of the championships, didn't find it yet, but did find this:

http://www.gbrcaa.org/smf/index.php?topic=5024.0

Oh boy, if you thought the photos were good, I think you'll like this  :)

Mike