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Bespoke model aeroplane company flying high with prestigious double-deal contract

A County Durham model aeroplane building company has secured a contract to build a model Fokker 70 airliner for a high-profile American filmmaker with another in the pipeline.

Model aeroplane enthusiast Phil Clark who owns ‘Fighteraces’ located on the Drum Industrial Estate in Chester-Le-Street, sealed the two 18-month long projects with the filmmaker. The first project involves custom building a radio-controlled flying model of the Fokker 70 passenger aeroplane that will be one sixth the size of the full size aircraft, producing a model with a five-metre wingspan and almost 5.5 metre long when once complete.

Phil said: “I am very proud to be asked to design and build this aeroplane. It’s one of the largest model aeroplanes we have been commissioned to build and, as the Fokker 70 is a passenger airliner, is quite different to our usual work creating military-style aeroplanes and fighter jets.”


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