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first look - 16/6/11

Seafire

Seafire

Rob Stenhouse reviews the ARTF warbird

scott cuppello10/01/2011 17:42:42
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Due out later this year....sorry wife......I'm going to have to have one!
 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Administrator on 16/06/2011 19:20:16

Towlie10/01/2011 18:46:59
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Mmmm that is tempting although it does look quite glossy, wonder how much it is.
scott cuppello10/01/2011 18:53:55
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It's Seagull, so it's not likely to be big bucks.
Towlie10/01/2011 19:02:33
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So thats another one to add to the list ! I am still very tempted by the black horse stuka or a even a yt but i do love the fact its a seafire I love undermodelled or unusual subjects.
Terry Walters10/01/2011 19:11:27
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Yep - I like the look of that v v v v v  much but would have to be electric!
 
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scott cuppello11/01/2011 17:47:37
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Oh sure, can't have a silencer hanging out of it!
David Ashby - Moderator16/06/2011 14:50:42
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It's here! - see the new homepage feature

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 16/06/2011 14:56:54

Tim Mackey16/06/2011 14:56:34
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Strange that the market it through the E-Scale brand....yet its for IC
Looks very very nice though
BEB...you just beat me to it 

Edited By Tim Mackey - Administrator on 16/06/2011 14:58:00

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator16/06/2011 15:02:42
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Any idea on price - it does look awfully nice.
 
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David Ashby - Moderator16/06/2011 15:05:11
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£229.99 RRP, I guess the shops will discount a little too.
 
 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Administrator on 16/06/2011 15:06:25

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator16/06/2011 15:07:42
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Mmmm, not bad for a model that size and, going by the pictures, quality, with retracts too.
 
BEB
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator16/06/2011 16:49:17
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Mmmmm, very nice..they seem to have got the nose about right...better than a lot of ARTF Spitfires anyway!!
 
Wonder if they'll offer a camouflage version...?
Hugh Coleman17/06/2011 00:50:14
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Posted by Steve Hargreaves on 16/06/2011 16:49:17:
Mmmmm, very nice..they seem to have got the nose about right...better than a lot of ARTF Spitfires anyway!!
 
Wonder if they'll offer a camouflage version...?
Funny you should say that because I was thinking the exact oposite... The nose is not right at all.
 
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Josip Vrandecic -Mes17/06/2011 06:39:42
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Good morning Hugh ,good choise...have my support ..
All the best
Jo.
Hugh Coleman17/06/2011 08:13:20
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Is anybody prepared to hazard a guess as to which mark this ARF is meant to represent?
From the fuselage and tail, I'd say one of the Merlin engined versions, but the chin scoop would suggest otherwise. If it is meant to be a Griffin powered mark, where are the rocker cover bulges?
 
From the Spitfire Association Website.
 
 
Seafire IB: navalized Spitfire VB (total 166)
Seafire IIC: catapult hooks and strengthened landing gear; Merlin 32 and four-blade propeller (total 372)
Seafire III: double-folding wing, 1,585-hp (1182-kW) Merlin 55M (total 1,220)
Seafire XV: single-stage 1,850-hp (1380-kW Griffon VI and asymmetric radiators as Spitfire XII; most with sting hook; late production teardrop canopy (total 390)
Seafire XVII or 17: as Seafire XV with teardrop canopy; often strengthened landing gear; some (FR.17) with camera in place of rear tank (total 232)
Seafire 45: same new airframe as Spitfire 21; non-folding wing; Griffon 61 (five-blade) or 85 (contaprop) (total 50)
Seafire 46: as Seafire 45; teardrop canopy; FR.46 with rear-fuselage camera; late production Spiteful tail (total 24)
Seafire 47: folding wing (most hydraulic); 2,375-hp (1772-kW) Griffon 87 or 88 with contraprop and carburettor air inlet just below spinner; increased fuel; late production all FR type with camera (total 140)
 
From the descriptions above, I'd say most likely an XV... But again, where are the rocker cover bulges?
 
Not wanting to start a flame war here, but as this is supposed to have been "... designed in the UK in co-operation with the Fleet Air Arm Museum... " I for one would expect that they would make an effort to get the shape right since they apparently have gone to some effort to get the "Sea Grey" right.
 
Cheers,
 
Hugh

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 17/06/2011 09:46:16

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator17/06/2011 09:48:11
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Hugh - please read this
 
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Keiran Arnold17/06/2011 11:51:08
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Hugh, I would sumise its a MkIII from various descriptions on the net
StuartC17/06/2011 11:58:51
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Would love it in electric. Wonder how much the motor/esc & batteries would cost for the conversion.
Tim Mackey17/06/2011 12:46:39
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Not as much as you think.
I reckon it could be done for under £150
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator17/06/2011 12:53:59
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SC 91 FS - £139.99 - even cheaper! And IMHO sounds better
 
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