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    Fairey Spearfish
    by ChrisF ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    20 days ago
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    My intention was to only build the wooden hulled Faireys but this came along and it was manners not too!

    The kit is semi-scale so what I'm going to do is build the superstructure in timber as per the first two Spearfish that were built before they became all GRP construction. Timber superstructure and GRP hull is a nice contrasting combination.

    Still in the box at the moment and will be for a while as other projects are underway.

    Chris


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    20 days ago by Rookysailor ( Lieutenant)
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    Lovely boat Chris, had one myself some years ago,
    but don't use the marlin 850 as suggested, best way to go is brushless & Lipo's.๐Ÿ˜


    Cheers, Peter
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    20 days ago by Nerys ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Fairey made some nice real boats post war using the moulded ply system which was developed for aircraft building during the war. The Mosquito was probably the best known plywood aircraft

    Apart from their very successful dinghies, the Firefly was the single handed choice for the 1948 Olympics, I liked the Fairey Atalanta which was developed from the airborne lifeboats dropped to downed aircraft crews in the channel during the war. Haven't seen one for years, wonder if there are any still around.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    20 days ago by ChrisF ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Peter. I'm a late starter to the hobby, about 3 years ago, so I've only ever used brushless (well apart from my Club 500 which was already built). The hull will probably be the only part that I use.

    Just realised that this build and the Huntsman 31 Sport will be very similar as the mould for the Spearfish GRP hull was taken from the wooden Huntsman one.

    Nerys - yes you still see Atalantas for sale. Building a model of one will probably be a future project - I've already got the original Fairey drawing.

    Chris

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