Friday, March 23, 2012

First Hole in New Mk IX Spar

New booms (spars) for the Mark IX Roseland Spitfire arrived at the Vintage Wings of Gatineau  hangar not long ago.

Along with the new spars came some old ones, giving us a copy we could replicate.



The old spars (with holes) beside our new spars. Photo HF.



The old spars in place, testing to make sure all the holes line up before replicating with the new ones. Photo HF.


first hole in new Mk IX spar

The first hole in the new Mk IX Spitfire spar. Photo Andrej Janik.


  1. Great craftmanship! Old aircraft, like old cars, were were built by real men with drills, hammers and rivet guns. Well done Vintage Wings!

  2. Sounds like someone is going to put alot of man-hours in, but it's got to be done, so god luck with the project and look forward to seeing the Mk IX with air under those wings again.