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#6168 2012-10-03 13:39 GMT-5 hours    
Where do we stand on photos of flying replicas, are they allowed in the database? Specifically I am thinking about Spitfire replica N1940K or some of the new FW-190s.

My gut says no!

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#6169 2012-10-03 23:47 GMT-5 hours    
We have a few replicas in the database already, but I'm beginning to think it was a mistake to allow them in the first place. Other than the original few "kinds" that have already been accepted, we have not allowed any new ones. Therefore, I will have to say that replicas are highly discouraged merely for the fact that they have no true military history. Same with home-built aircraft. Are we wrong in this stance?

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#6170 2012-10-04 11:09 GMT-5 hours    
I don't think there's a wrong answer, there should just be a consistent one!

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#6171 2012-10-04 22:45 GMT-5 hours    
Well, in my opinion...planes like the new-built Yakovlev Yak-3 and -9 planes...as well as the Flug Werke 190s are fine....but unless the planes are actual reproductions instead of replicas...I don't consider them "real".

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#6173 2012-10-05 11:55 GMT-5 hours    
Now you have to define reproduction and replica!

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#6174 2012-10-05 15:30 GMT-5 hours    
The way I understand it, in the warbird world....a reproduction is an aircraft built to the original standards, abliet with modifications for modern regulations. A replica is often built to look like a warbird, but isn't constructed the same way...and in a lot of cases, isn't the same size either.

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#6175 2012-10-05 18:44 GMT-5 hours    
But reproductions have no military history either so I say no to both.

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#6176 2012-10-07 15:04 GMT-5 hours    
Well true...but when it comes to the Me-262 and FW-190 reproductions, seeing as there were no flying examples of either (until the FW-190 in Washington State this year), I see it as acceptable. Its the off-scale replicas I have issues with...

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#6236 2012-12-13 07:03 GMT-5 hours    
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We have a few replicas in the database already, but I'm beginning to think it was a mistake to allow them in the first place. Other than the original few "kinds" that have already been accepted, we have not allowed any new ones. Therefore, I will have to say that replicas are highly discouraged merely for the fact that they have no true military history. Same with home-built aircraft. Are we wrong in this stance?



Only just seen this thread, in a word Ray, Yes I believe this stance is wrong, basically there isn't much point in anyone ever going to the Shuttleworth collection at Old Warden here in the UK, as an awful lot of the aircraft there are replica's, and damn fine ones at that. Two of the best things we had in the skies over the UK this past airshow season were the RE.8 and Albatros that came over from New Zealand to go into the RAF Museum at Hendon, but they were flown for the latter part of the year a few times, but they cannot be uploaded here,as they are replica's but they are fine on most other websites, sorry fella but that baffles me, again just my opinion.

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#6260 2013-01-03 17:10 GMT-5 hours    
Hi all,
I just wanted to let everyone know that we, the crew, are currently discussing this, and will soon roll out revised guidelines that will allow replicas to be added to the database again. Stay tuned.

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