The Supermarine Spitfire is one of the most popular warbirds in history. This British single-seat fighter was used famously by the Royal Air Force and the Allies, earning distinction during the Battle of Britain and throughout World War II. Over 20,300 aircraft were produced with more than 24 variants. The Spitfire?s versatility and maneuverability in the hands of skilled pilots made it a lethal weapon against Axis forces. The timeless Spitfire continues to fly in modern times as a tribute to aviation history and military veterans.
After a large outpouring of requests from customers to upsize its smaller 1200mm Spitfire, FlightLine RC?s 1600mm wingspan Spitfire Mk.IXc is approximately 1/7 scale and an entirely larger beast with all the bells and whistles we?ve come to expect from aircraft in the 1600mm Class. This Spitfire is molded from EPO foam, featuring a scale shape and smooth surface. The main wing is assembled from hollow foam parts and an interlocking plywood and carbon fiber frame, providing lower weight and higher strength than a solid foam wing. The main wing and horizontal tail are attached with screws for very convenient transport, and proper ventilation is also designed to keep the electronics cool. The large battery hatch and removable battery bay floor provides easy access to an organized battery and receiver compartment, including space for an optional flight stabilizer gyro.
This elegant model aircraft is equipped with a 5055-390KV brushless outrunner motor, 80A ESC, and scale 4-blade propeller. With the recommended 6S 4000-5000mAh lipo battery, the Spitfire MK.IXc has a level top speed of 125kph/75mph, with tall vertical power and 6-10 minutes of flight time depending on throttle management. Delivering capable grass handling performance, the main landing gear use shock absorbing Oleo struts, a main wheel diameter of 85mm, and a tail wheel diameter of 45mm. Metal reinforcement plates, 5mm thick steel strut pins and axles, and metal trunions work together with the suspension struts and soft wheels to dampen the forces caused by operating this aircraft on rough runways. The FlightLine RC 1600mm Spitfire Mk.IXc was optimized for sport scale performance, gentle handling, and an almost effortless flying experience, suitable for intermediate pilots and above. Importantly, a very predictable stall and power on recovery make the aircraft easy to control throughout all stages of flight. Day-Bright LEDs also aid in visibility of this large and beautiful foam electric model aircraft.
The FlightLine RC 1600mm Spitfire arrives completely painted. To personalize your Spitfire, included in the box are two optional decal sets, depicting the aircraft of Squadron Leader F.A.O. Tony Gaze (MA621 DV-A) and Lieutenant Michel Boudier (BS393 GW-Z).
Grass capable landing gear with suspension struts and 5mm thick steel pin and metal trunion
Scale four panel split flaps
Big 16x10 Propeller, 5055-390KV brushless motor and 80A ESC with EC5 connector
LED wingtip lights and dorsal signal light
17g digital hybrid servos, brass ball links, and nylon hinges on all control surfaces
Machine Screw Inserts molded into the spinner backplate to easily adjust blade tracking while mounted on the motor
Removable wings, cannon, and antenna for easy transport
Central Control Board for organized wiring
Access holes to adjust Elevator/Rudder linkages without removing the wing
Gyro ready plywood area near CG location
Two decal sets included: MA621 DV-A, Squadron Leader Tony Gaze, 129 Squadron, 1943 and BS393 GW-Z for Lt. Michel Boudier, 340 Squadron, 1942
Additional sets made available by Callie Graphics, including George Beurling, Pierre Clostermann, etc.
FlightLine RC Spitfire Mk.IX 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP
Motor, ESC, servos, LED lights and retracts pre-installed
6 Channel Radio
6 Channel Receiver
6 Cell 22.2V 4000mAh to 5000mAh LiPo battery with EC5 Connector
6 Cell Compatible Battery Charger
Wingspan1600mm / 62.99in
Length 1350mm / 53.1in
Flying Weight 2850g / 100.53oz
CG (Center of Gravity) 90mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root
Power System 5055-390KV Brushless Outrunner Motor
Electronic Speed Control 80A Brushless with EC5 connector
Propeller / EDF 16x10 4 Blade Propeller
17g digital hybrid gear standard with 550mm lead: left aileron, right aileron
17g digital hybrid gear standard with 300mm lead (plus 100mm extension): left flap, right flap
17g digital hybrid gear standard with 300mm lead: elevator, rudder
Landing Gear Electric retracts with metal trunions
Required Battery 6S 22.2V 4000mAh to 5000mAh Li-Po with EC5 connector
Required Radio 6+ Channel 2.4GHz
Flaps Split Flaps
Hinge Type Nylon reinforced
Material EPO Foam
Skill Level Intermediate
Build Time 1 Hour
Recommended Environment Outdoors