Fighteraces sends model Spitfire to American client

A County Durham model aeroplane enthusiast has completed a £40,000 contract to build a radio-controlled model Spitfire to remember a pilot who fought in the Battle of Britain.

The model aeroplane took nearly 5,000 hours to complete and is now winging its way for delivery to the client in Arizona, USA.

Phil Clark, who runs ‘Fighteraces’, a model aeroplane building company on the Drum Industrial Estate, sealed the deal with an American-based contact, Brian O’Meara, two years ago.

Mr O’Meara commissioned a 1/3 scale radio controlled flying replica of the iconic RAF Spitfire WW2 fighter to remember his cousin who fought in the ‘Battle of Britain’ and was killed in action flying over France in 1941.

Phil said: “It’s a privilege to be asked to design and build this aeroplane in honour of Mr O’Meara’s cousin who, as a US pilot volunteered to come to the UK and fly with the RAF’s Eagle Squadron in early 1940.”

Phil, and his team at Fighteraces, design and build a wide range of bespoke model aeroplanes from its 1,000 square-foot workshop. They export to customers around the world and supply a full range of building and finishing materials for model hobbyists through its website.

Fighteraces is based at Unit 2G, Drum Industrial Estate, Chester-le-Street, DH2 1AG. Visit the website at:

Fighteraces sends model Spitfire to American client

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