FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP
FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP - FLW303P
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.
- 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 Spitfire Mk.IX 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP
- Motor, ESC, servos, LED lights and retracts pre-installed
- 6 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 6 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 6 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 6 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 4 Cell 14.8V 5000 mAh or 6 Cell 22.2V 4000 to 6000 mAh LiPo battery with EC5 connector – we recommend Admiral 6 Cell 6000 mAh LiPo battery
- 6 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 6 cell (6S) charger from our Charger Collection
1600mm / 62.99in
1350mm / 53.1in
2850g / 100.53oz
|CG (Center of Gravity)||90mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root|
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
|Landing Gear||Electric retracts with metal trunions|
4 Cell 14.8V 5000 mAh or 6 Cell 22.2V 4000 to 6000 mAh LiPo battery with EC5 Connector
6+ Channel 2.4GHz
|Build Time||1 Hour|
Product Spare Parts
Product Questions & AnswersNOTE: 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.
- FlightLine 1600mm Spitfire Mk.IX Instruction Manual
- FlightLine 1600mm Spitfire Mk.IX Decal Placement Sheet
- 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
Best foam Warbird
I have been flying Warbirds for 25 years and have flown everything from scratch builds to Art's and this Mk IX Spitfire is by far the best flying Warbird I have ever had the pleasure to fly Rock solid with plenty of power and makes a pilot look like a pro. I think even those new to Warbirds and their quirky flight characteristics would find this one comfortable to fly. This plane is a must buy for Warbird buffs.
Best Model I've ever owned and I've owned in 48 years of R/C!
Just opened the box tonight and was blown away by the scale fidelity and engineering that went into this airplane. This hinging of the surfaces in particular, is a work of art and they move so smoothly. The quality of this Spitfire is really unbelievable in a foam airplane. Fit and finish is superb! I cant wait to assemble and fly this beautiful bird. I will buy every big warbird Flightline releases in the future.
Beware but still five stars
I had an issue with my CG o my plane with an admiral 5000 seems I pushed the battery all the way forward took off and the plane went 3D vertical on maiden you know what they say about tail heavy flys once ... I got lucky I got it back with some easily fixed damage added three lug nuts from my trunk glued the retracts back in fixed the broken prop and it flew straight and true I think that perhaps someone was sleeping at the factory and didn't put in some lead but It's still my fault for not checking better Plane fly's like a champ half throttles plenty fast I think it can go 8 minutes easy on a five thousand As well the servo leads to the blue box are to short from the wing another quality control issue So be mindfull heads up and happy landings
Spitfire 1600 mm
Because the distance between the two landing gear is to short it is tough to land the plane when it is windy
Very good, above average
I bought this airplane a while ago but crushed it into a bush plant during landing on first day due to pilot error (first war-bird in my life). After minor cosmetic fixes I started flying it again a week ago. It flies very well and it is easy to handle in the air. Take-offs and landings ... that is a different story. This is my first war-bird so it took me a while to learn how to take-off and land this airplane (no crushes just struggling). We have paved runway and taking off in grass might be different since you can take off in any direction. What I concluded is that you need to accelerate very gently, and of course at some point apply right rudder to counter act the torque. Either from the beginning or once the airplane has tail up you need to apply some elevator (to prevent nose from going to ground) and then continue accelerating gently and steering with rudder, until you have enough speed to lift off. This becomes more difficult when you have cross wind. On landings you need to touch down on main with decent speed with tail straight (no flaring) and gradually lower throttle. If you lower throttle to fast you will nose down. After 1 week of flying two things failed on me. One retract would not close all the way even though there was no obstruction from outside, and the tail wheel broke off. Tail wheel probably broke because of all the wholes in our runway. The tail wheel has metal pin to make it stronger, but the issue is the metal pin is not glued to plastic, so the plastic will still brake. If the metal pin was glued to plastic it would not brake. The retract did not close completely because the switch inside of retract was not soldered correctly and prevented the shaft from rotating all the way to the end. I could not use warranty since I waited to long to fly the airplane. Because of these two issues I am taking one star off. Water stickers are coming off and are not good. Propeller and main landing gear are strong.
A “true scale” representation of Spitfire, excellent decals, ample power. Assembly was straight forward, fit was very good. Every pilot needs a warbird, this is the one to have. Transports easy, assembly at field quick. Performance is fantastic! Great plane! Well done Flightline.