Heritage aviation firms charge 5,000 UK pounds for 40 minutes in a flying Spitfire. A model maker wanted the experience – but not at that price.
Blueprints are easy to come by – see http://warbirdsrestoration.com/
So we take a medium sized engineering firm, and build Spitfires: we can use new technology, but we still want a hand built craft.
The English guy spent 18,000 UK pounds, to build his own 6/10th model in his garage: it took 3 years.
Firms should be able to turn out replicas – and sell them all over the world. It should not be hard to get venture capital – as pay back time is 18 months.
Construction cost, 23,000. Sale prize 42,000.