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FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP

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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’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 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 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). We are proud to partner with Callie Graphics (www.callie-graphics.com), with whom we’ve prepared a wide line of optional decal sets for separate purchase to further customize your new Spitfire!

  Visit the Official FlightLine 1600mm Spitfire Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • 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.

    Includes:

    • FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP
    • Motor, ESC, servos, LED lights and retracts pre-installed

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    Product Specifications:

    AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
    SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
    BUILD TIME : 1 hour

    Wingspan

    1600mm / 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

    Servos

    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 GearElectric retracts with metal trunions

    Required Battery

    6 Cell 22.2V 4000 to 6000 mAh LiPo battery with EC5 Connector

    Required Radio

    6+ Channel 2.4GHz

    AileronsYes

    Elevator

    Yes

    RudderYes

    Flaps

    Split Flaps

    Lights

    Yes

    Hinge Type

    Nylon reinforced

    MaterialEPO Foam
    Skill LevelIntermediate
    Build Time1 Hour
    Recommended EnvironmentOutdoors

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    NOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.

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    Product Updates:

    • September 11, 2018  -  The FlightLine 1600mm Spitfire recommends a 6S 5000 mAh Lipo, but can be flown on an equivalent weight 4S pack at a higher throttle setting.  Extra special care for CG must be taken, since the 6S 5000 is typically pushed all the way forward, meaning a 4S would need to be an equivalent weight.
    • August 9, 2018  -  For modelers with access to a 3D Printer or who want to use a third party 3D printing service, we are offering for a limited time the original .STL files for free download. Modelers are responsible for preparing the file for their own printer’s specifications. These downloadable files are ideal for modelers who enjoy tinkering with printer settings and materials. Please note, we only provide the .STL files themselves; we cannot provide tech support for your specific printer. By downloading the .STL files, you agree to not monetize the file in any way without Motion RC’s express written consent. If you have your own 3D printer, or have access to one, you can download the STL files directly from this link:
    • Spitfire Clipped Wing Conversion and Cockpit .STL Files

     

    If you need any additional assistance, please visit the Motion RC Help Center

    Product Reviews

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    4.9 Based on 141 reviews
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    JM
    10/28/2019
    Jose M.
    United States United States
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    6s spitfire

    Good detail on the foam with panel lines and rivets and components - foam was straight and free of dents. Paint was flawless and looks better in person than all the pictures - Battery compartment large enough to accommodate wide range of batteries - flew great and a little faster than scale , wouldn’t call it fast but just right , needed some up mix with full flaps but came in slow and smooth very excited ! Only reason I’m giving it 4 stars is that the sticker quality is not the best , some are water transfer and some are not and be forewarned not a single decal is applied from the manufacturer (which I like ) just wish the quality was a little better adhere properties and thickness - take off and landing was on grass field with no problems with a 5000mah pack - Jose

    Jose Magana verified customer review of FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1600mm (63) Wingspan - PNP
    RF
    09/25/2019
    Red F.
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    Beauty

    Big Beautiful Spitfire model! Ideally, this model should come pre-marked, minus the squadron codes.

    JH
    09/22/2019
    Jan H.
    United States United States
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    FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX

    Easy to find on site. Excellent quality and straight forward assembly. Reasonable price for such a detailed aircraft. Many, many decals for this aircraft and well worth the effort to apply.

    HR
    09/09/2019
    Hans R.
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    Spitfire 1600

    Great plane but dont use de blue box soldering is very bad some wires are los

    BH
    08/16/2019
    Brandon H.
    United States United States
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    Spitfire

    Amazing product. I’m an experienced flyer and have been in the hobby since I was just a wee little boy. My how things have progressed since then. Who would’ve imagined today foam would be so popular. It’s very durable, and held up very reasonably during the severe nose dive and total destruction 2.7 seconds after takeoff for her maiden flight. I’m appalled at the fact that in my time spent assembling the ******* I didn’t catch that the aileron servos were reversed. Everything else tho, perfect! Made for an interesting 2.7 second flight. Amazing product! Would crash again!!!

    Brandon H. verified customer review of FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1600mm (63) Wingspan - PNPBrandon H. verified customer review of FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1600mm (63) Wingspan - PNP
    JN
    07/25/2019
    Jimmie N.
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    Finally Flying

    My previous review reflected on the brief maiden flight that ended in a nosedive from about 3 feet, wiping off the landing gear. I decided the problem lay in the Admiral RX-600S 6-channel receiver with gyro I had not set up adequately. I turned off the gyro and fixed the airplane. Maiden flight number two went better, but the throws on elevator were too high and likely the CG was too far back; touchy. I landed it successfully. I cut down some on throws, cranked in about 30 percent expo and added about 1.75 ounces of lead strip glued in the cowl behind the spinner. Flights today were great! I flew it with both 5000 and 6000 MAh batteries. The Spit grooves like it is supposed to. Ailerons are snappy and the elevator is just about right. I still have to do some adjusting of the flaps and elevator mix, if any. The big wing hardly needs flaps, she slows down beautifully and wheel landings are almost automatic. It is a spitfire and nose-overs are likely. The quality of the kit is outstanding, the finish and scale features make an almost museum quality airplane. I highly recommend this airplane if you want a big, pretty smooth-flying airplane that does a good job with aerobatics. Oh yes, I'm still using the same receiver. Maybe one day I'll work on setting up the gyros. With this big plane, they aren't really needed. The airplane draws admiring looks at the field, even from the jet-jocks. Mine is not new now, it bears the scars of my learning. Maybe I'll buy another one as a spare, I like it that much.

    RK
    07/14/2019
    Rich K.
    United States United States
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    1600mm Spitfire

    Far "Exceeds" our expectations in all areas. Minor problem with tail hinge parts was delt with immediately by MRC. These guys are "FANTASTIC" to buy from.

    RM
    07/12/2019
    Roger M.
    Canada Canada
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    Outstanding...

    Outstanding finish. Great detail. Beautiful model.

    JN
    07/10/2019
    Jimmie N.
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    Wish I Knew

    I wish I knew how it flies, but the maiden flight did not go well, in fact it lasted about 3 seconds.. Not sure whether it was pilot error or something the came undone. Takeoff roll was OK, speed appeared same as in videos I've watched. It lifted off after about 50 feet and at about 3 feet up, suddenly nosed over and wiped out gear, prop, cannon and put some wrinkles in the left wing. The gear did not seem to be attached firmly, which is good. It will be easier to glue back in. However one gear servo may be trashed, and gear doors and both struts need replacing. It does not crash well. Post mortem reveals all flying servos working OK and receiver, an Admiral RX600SP 6 channel with gyro stabilization, was checked out to be working properly, with gyro action in correct directions as are controls (I did a control check before taking off). I've used 3 of those receivers in various airplanes and have had good luck with them. The CG was OK though I was using a heavier battery, the Admiral Pro 6000 six-cell. That big wing should handle the weight. The kit is impressive, it builds into a big, beautiful airplane that looks to be almost museum quality. I ordered special decals from Callie Graphics for Douglas Bader's spit. I don't care for the wiring setup, nor the interior layout that makes it a challenge to place the receiver where you can get at it. I really like the wing wiring setup on the Freewing A-10 that has one plug in each wing to connect all wing servos and lights. The blue box works, but one still has too many wires to deal with. The water-transfer decals are not up to the quality of the rest of the kit. I will rebuild the airplane, and I will fly it. I will also redouble my pre-flight checks to make sure everything is airworthy before rolling down the runway again.

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