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FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1200mm (47") Wingspan - PNP

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FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1200mm (47") Wingspan - PNP - FLW203P

The Supermarine Spitfire is arguably the most iconic British fighter of World War II. Renowned both for its beauty and its warfighting utility, over 20,000 Spitfires were produced over a period of 10 years in more than 20 variants. The Spitfire’s versatility was unmatched, as it served in many roles in all major theatres. From a front line fighter to high altitude inceptor, including roles as a reconnaissance platform and fighter bomber, the Spitfire was the backbone of the Royal Air Force after the Battle of Britain. Powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin and later Griffon engines, the Spitfire maintained an edge throughout the war as a superior warplane.

To honor this aircraft and the heroic crews who served with it, FlightLine presents its Supermarine Spitfire in the popular Mk.IX variant. Constructed using EPO foam and painted with matte finish scale colors, this 1200mm wingspan model uses carbon tubes and plastic parts to reinforce the removable wings and control surfaces for durable handling. The wing and elevator can be easily removed in seconds for convenient transport. FlightLine captures the beautiful classic lines of the Spitfire Mk.IX with an accurate cowl shape, exhaust stacks, and accurate canopy outline complete with a scale rear view mirror. Split flaps, radiators, two optional air filters, and two optional decal sets are included in the box to provide pilots with multiple customizing options. Choose from either Commander Pierre Clostermann’s LO-D or Wing Commander James “Johnnie” Johnson’s JE-J.

FlightLine’s Spitfire Mk.IX features a scale four bladed propeller and 580kv motor to achieve satisfying scale performance at 135kph/83mph top speeds. An optional two bladed power system (sold separately) can be purchased to reach 150kph/93mph level speeds on the same 4s 14.8v battery.

The Spitfire also features oversized retracts with metal trunions and metal reinforcing plates. Slightly oversized tires help to minimize nose overs. With the recommended Admiral 4s 2500 mAh battery we obtain 5-6 minutes of mixed throttle scale flight. The model can also accommodate an Admiral 4s 3000mAh or even Admiral 4s 4000mAh battery for longer flight times, but the 2500mAh and 3000mAh are the best balance between speed, vertical power, flight duration, and wing loading.

  Visit the Official FlightLine 1200mm Spitfire Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • Removable main wing/elevator for easy transport
  • Split flaps for easier takeoffs and landings
  • High power motor for stock speeds up to 135kph/83mph
  • Intuitive internal structural design for optimized cooling of all electronics in the fuselage from the nose to the tail
  • Large cabin space for easy placement of the battery and radio equipment
  • Built-in flat spot near the CG for optimal placement of a gyro (optional, sold separately)
  • Improved spinner and propeller mounting design to enable better balance
  • Optional upgrade complete nylon hinge set included in each box for free
  • Tall foam rubber 65mm diameter main wheels and additional forward rake angle for operating on short grass runways
  • Electric retractable landing gear with metal trunions, metal reinforcement plate and 4mm steel wire struts
  • Optional two bladed propeller Sport Power System (sold separately) to achieve speeds up to 150kph/93mph

Upgrade Option:

  • There is an optional two bladed propeller Sport Power System (sold separately) to achieve speeds up to 150kph/93mph. This Sport Power System includes: 3648-880kV motor, 12x8 2 blade propeller, and 2 bladed spinner. This Sport Power System is suitable for all 1100-1200mm wingspan warbirds from the FlightLine brand. Click the upgrades tab above for more info.

Includes:

  • FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1200mm (47") Wingspan - (PNP)
  • Motor, ESC, servos and retracts pre-assembled

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Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
BUILD TIME : 2 Hours

Wingspan

1200mm / 47in

Length

1085mm / 42.7in

Flying Weight

1550g / 54oz

CG (Center of Gravity)73mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root

Power System

3748-580Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Stock scale power system)
3648-880Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Optional sport power system)

Electronic Speed Control

60A Brushless with XT60 connector

Propeller / EDF

12x7 4 Blade Propeller / 12x8 2 Blade Propeller High Performance Version (optional)

Servos

9g plastic gear standard with 550mm lead: left aileron, right aileron
9g plastic gear reverse with 300mm lead: left flap
9g plastic gear standard with 300mm lead: right flap
9g hybrid gear standard with 300mm lead: rudder, elevator

Landing GearElectric retracts with metal trunions

Required Battery

4S 14.8V 2500mAh to 4000mAh Li-Po with XT60 connector

Required Radio

6+ Channel 2.4GHz

AileronsYes

Elevator

Yes

RudderYes

Flaps

Split Flaps

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam hinges except nylon hinges on flaps

MaterialEPO Foam
Skill LevelIntermediate
Build Time2 Hours
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor, minimum 200 foot runway, pavement recommended, less than 1" tall smooth grass

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10/06/2019
Chris

FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1200mm (47") Wingspan - PNP

Purchased the FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1200mm (47") Wingspan - PNP and is just about completed. Not yet flown but im sure it goes like a dream. Impressed with the attention to detail and the friendly service. Not so happy with the shipping but that is a non controllable factor.

RF
08/28/2019
Robert F.
United States United States
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1200mm Spitfire Fliteline

Received the kit two days after order. Quick delivery. Easy assembly and set up. Nosed over on takeoff, but after small adjustment to CG and trim, took off and flies really well. Love all of the scale attachments.

SS
08/23/2019
Scott S.
United States United States
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Flightline Spitfire

Great looking sport airplane assemblies easily.

JN
08/22/2019
Jimmie N.
United States United States
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Almost a Five

I have the 1600mm FlightLine Spitfire and thought I'd try the 1200mm version. I like it. I would give it 5 stars but for a couple of nagging factors. First the good. This is a pretty airplane and it flies great. Assembly is straightforward and no different than any other foam airplane I've put together. I fly it with the Admiral RX600SP receiver with gyro off (for now) and Admiral 3000 4-cell batteries shoved all the way forward for balance. Now the not-so-good. The wing above the split flaps is very thin and mine came from the factory warped so the flaps wouldn't set straight. A damp cloth heated in the microwave allowed me to bend the warp out and it has stayed fixed. The smaller decals, such as the "wing tip trestle" markings were a challenge, parts tend to fall off the transfer. That is more an operator challenge I think. The factory-installed roundels on the bottom of the wing are not centered on the ailerons, making it impossible to put decals in scale locations. Hey, are you buying it for scale or to have a neat warbird to fly? The wings are held on with sheet metal screws rather than machine screws with brass nuts like other airplanes I've built. I worry about longevity and so leave the wings on as the airplane fits well in the car without disassembly. The motor is also held on with sheet metal screws. I've had no problem but a club member has had the motor come loose in flight. Make sure the prop is balanced. He did, and it still came loose. He drilled the mount out and used longer, self-tapping machine screws Nothing is perfect. The propeller doesn't track straight, but balanced it flies OK. The spinner wobbles a bit at the tip. I noticed the same thing on the 1600mm version. So far it hasn't caused a problem. The spinner/prop design is not as robust as other airplanes I've built. The 2-blade upgrade may be a good solution. All in all, I still like the airplane. I think the engineering could have been a bit better for wing and motor mounting and the spinner/prop combination, but total package is good and it works. I recommend the FlightLine 1200mm Spitfire for an intermediate flier who wants an attractive little warbird that flies well.

JL
07/28/2019
Jack L.
United States United States
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Looks amazing, flies Ok

this is the most detailed spitfire out there, parts are reliable, landing with little bounce without dubros upgrade. On 4s this bird performs just great, if not slightly lackluster compared to the same sized spitfire by parkzone. Mostly due to weight and thrust, but the upside is that you will get at least 30 seconds more flight time out of it. If you are a spitfire nut like I am you need to get his one, it sits in your garage being so beautiful begging you to go out and get some flight time with it. I recommend this aircraft to all warbird enthusiasts

LS
07/11/2019
Larry S.
United States United States

Good value, Great flyer

Assembly was easy for those that watch the MotionRC video. Instruction manual isn't up to date but would be useful if you need to replace servos or motor. For those that plan to use a gyro rx; I mounded it directly behind the battery after moving it and its mount all the way forward. About 1/2hr and a small piece of plywood. It flies wonderfully. Fun, Fun, Fun! Really looks great on the ground and in the air.

PV
04/17/2019
Phong V.
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Love The Spitfire

I bought this plane because I love Spitfire. I do a lot of flight simulator and I play a lot of WWI and WWII games. The plane is easy to install. The instruction manual is easy to read. Yes I do recommended this plane to everyone. It is six channel.

K
04/04/2019
Kev .
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Flightline spitfire Mk1x

Fantastic plane flew as though it was on rails. I used a 3000 mah 4s I have a few video's on utube of flights ( Kevin j spitfire maiden the maiden flight )

Kev  verified customer review of FlightLine Spitfire Mk.IX 1200mm (47) Wingspan - PNP
JB
02/28/2019
Jeffrey B.

Retraction

I hate to keep beating a dead horse, but I must confess my last update was completely unfair. Once I talked to some folk, changed some radio settings, and added some more weight this plane flies beautifully! So the whole out of control issue was all my error not the plane. If you set it up properly this baby flies like on rails, and cuts through wind like nobodies business. So please ignore my last update I would highly recommend this plane. It is now one of my most favorite planes I own.

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