Alan RustHome built Spitfire!

(Submitted by: David Bellamy )

This video is about a man who built (by himself) the plane he loved, a Spitfire. The creation is beautiful to look at, on the ground and flying in the air. In addition, he fitted it with an Allison engine (the Spitfire had the Rolls-Royce Merlin). But nonetheless this one looks splendid, like the real McCoy. A work of love by this man. Enjoy the account given by the builder, and the plane. The video is 6:00 minutes long.

Bob DeFord of Prescott, Arizona, dreamed of owning a Spitfire. He couldn’t afford one. He built his own, a home-built Spitfire, built to 1:1 scale and powered by an Allison V-12 engine. Oshkosh 2015.

(I like the part where Bob talks about fabricating a rear view mirror from a kitchen utensil) 

homebuilt spitfire550x319

Current Mail List

Join our Mail List

Please use the form below to sign up to our mail list. All information below is required.
Thank you for subscribing to The NetLetter.