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

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FlightLine RC 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 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). 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 RC 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 RC 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

    4 Cell 14.8V 5000 mAh or 6 Cell 22.2V 4000 to 5000 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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    Product Questions & Answers

    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.

    Product Support

    Product Manuals:

    Product Updates:

    • September 11, 2018  -  The FlightLine RC 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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    AA
    10/02/2018
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    United States
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    Spitfire 1600mm

    Excellent product. Maiden flight and flew flawlessly and very good response on the controls.

    NH
    09/11/2018
    nelson h.
    United States
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    FlightLine RC Spitfire Mk.IX 1600mm

    One of the best war birds i buy.

    RM
    09/03/2018
    Rob M.
    Medford, Oregon
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    My New Favorite Plane!

    Wow! I just got back from my maiden flights of this amazing plane, and I absolutely love it! It is now my favorite! I have the Stinger 90 and the A-10, but this plane is a silky smooth Ferrari! It rolls like a dream, is super stable (I didn't have to add any trim to the ailerons) and climbs like crazy! And, I'm getting over seven minutes on an Admiral 5000 and I still haven't found the limit on time. Yes, just like the real Spit, it's a challenge to get the landings just right (do push the Admiral 5000 all the way forward), but already after 6 flights I am confident. Thank you Motion RC / FlightLine for such a beauty...this is why I got into the hobby in the first place...pure fun!!!

    A Motion RC Customer
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    08/07/2018
    Jay
    Las Vegas
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    I’ve been flying scale plane for 25 years I purchased the Spitfire I had 5 flights on it due to the four blade prop back of hub cracked from force on prop could’ve been old plastic so I would check prop hub Every time you fly and notes Motion RC’s would not send me a new plane or give my money back because I painted the plane so I’m giving the next guy heads up to let them know I would use two bladed prop or if you can get a solid four blade prop that would work better or if you can reinforce the plastic Hub Do it Right away Good luck pilots

    MV
    08/04/2018
    Mattias V.
    Sweden

    Perfect!

    One of the finest Spitfires on the market and very scale. I just love it!

    MS
    08/04/2018
    Michael S.
    United States
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    Opion

    Considering I still have it in the box it looks great.

    JK
    07/10/2018
    Joel K.
    United States
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    Flight Line Spitfire Mk IX 63 inch

    Extremely impressed and pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail and adherence to scale. Integration of plastic and surface of foam is impressive and from a very short distance gives illusion of non foam construction. Simplicity of construction, scale appearance, and price make this a no brainer for war bird enthusiasts. Thank you from a very happy customer. Highly recommended.

    JL
    06/22/2018
    John L.
    United Kingdom
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    Spitfire 1600mm

    Excellent quality, lost the first one due to esc failure so have added external UBEC for this one. Hoping for a good experience.

    SH
    06/21/2018
    Steve H.
    United Kingdom
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    Flight line 1600 Spitfire

    Loves this model flies so well and looks great in the air.

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