The 1100mm project was converted to a balsa/foam build.
After construction of a 700mm span flying prototype and two more development prototypes (pictured), as well as a partially completed 1100mm span 3D-printed Spitfire Tr.8, this project has been closed in favour of the pursuit of larger-sized Spitfires in more conventional construction.
This decision came about for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the onset of significant allergies du
First flight of 700mm 3D printed Spitfire Tr.8
The Supermarine Spitfire trainer has been under-represented as a flying model. The sole Tr.8 G-AIDN is an especially good subject, as it has appeared in a multitude of bright, attractive civil colour schemes throughout its life.
In development are two models, a small hand-launched variant of around 700mm wingspan, and an 1100mm span model which will fit retracts.
The small Spitfire flight test phase has begun! A number of structural and aerodynamic changes will be added to prototype#2.
The small Spitfire has been fitted out.....
Kit for parts for small Spitfire fuselage
Early wing drawing
Wing for 1100mm prototype takes shape
Partially completed small Spitfire with some larger wing components
small Spitfire wing half