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Design and development
The Spitfire Mk 26 is an 80% scale replica based on the original Supermarine Spitfire design. Despite its smaller size provision is made for a passenger to be seated in tandem behind the pilot. The stressed skin structure consists of 2024 aluminium alloy skins, formers and longerons with some fibre-glass mouldings for certain parts such as fairings and air scoops. The design features retractable undercarriage with differential braking to the main wheels. The aircraft has been approved by the British Light Aircraft Association.
Powerplants
Early versions of the Spitfire Mk 26 used an eight cylinder 200 hp Jabiru horizontally-opposed engine but as more power was required for the two-seat variant the company now offers a converted General Motors Isuzu V6 engine. The normally aspirated version of this engine produces 226 hp (168 kW) with a supercharged version producing up to 310 hp (231 kW).
Variants
Mk 25
Single-seat version, no longer produced, 75% scale.
Mk 26
Two-seat version. 80% scale.
Mk 26b
Improved Mk 26. Option of dual controls, 90% scale.
Construction
Construction of the Mk 26 requires basic metalworking skills and tools and makes extensive use of pop rivets. Pre-assembled kits are provided but still leave the builder with 1200 manhours plus of work to be completed.
Specifications (Mk 26b)
Data from Supermarine Aircraft
General characteristics
Crew: 1
Capacity: 1 passenger
Length: 23 ft 9 in (7.24 m)
Wingspan: 27 ft 8 in (8.43 m)
Height: 6 ft 9 in (2 m)
Wing area: 122 ft (11.3 m)
Empty weight: 992 lb (450 kg)
Loaded weight: 1,785 lb (810 kg)
Powerplant: 1 General Motors Isuzu V6 engine driving 3-bladed composite IVO propeller, 226 hp (168 kW)
Performance
Never exceed speed: 230 knots (265 mph, 426 km/h)
Maximum speed: 230 knots (265 mph, 426 km/h)
Cruise speed: 160 knots (184 mph, 296 km/h)
Stall speed: 42 knots (48 mph, 78 km/h)
Rate of climb: 2,500 ft/min (762 m/min)
Wing loading: 14.6 lb/ft (71.7 kg/m)
Limited aerobatics, +6 -4 g
See also
Comparable aircraft
Isaacs Spitfire
Jurca Spit
Sindlinger Hawker Hurricane
References
^ Not to be confused with the original Supermarine company
^ Light Aircraft Association - Approved aircraft list Retrieved: 31 January 2009
^ Supermarine Aircraft - Engine and Propeller Retrieved: 31 January 2009
^ Supermarine Aircraft - Construction Retrieved: 31 January 2009
^ Supermarine Aircraft - Specifications Retrieved: 31 January 2009
External links
Supermarine Aircraft - Main page
Spitfire Mk 26 article at Pilotfriend.com
Image of Spitfire Mk 26
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