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

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FlightLine RC Spitfire Mk.IX 1200mm (47") Wingspan - PNP - FLW03P

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 RC 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 RC 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 RC’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 RC 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 RC brand. Click the upgrades tab above for more info.

Includes:

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

Requires:

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 standard with 550mm lead: left aileron, right aileron
9g reverse with 300mm lead: left flap
9g standard with 300mm lead: right flap
9g metal 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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08/14/2018
Kevin
England
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Spitfire

I see the flightline spitfire is out of stock well not surprised got mine last week fantastic build quality put decals on waiting to get batteries and I will put the A3-L gyro in can't wait for the maiden. Fantastic service very prompt as usual thankyou motion r.c eu.

AR
07/19/2018
Alan R.
United Kingdom
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FlightLine RC Spitfire Mk.IX 1200mm

Fantastic kit, arrived well packed and was exactly as described

GP
06/28/2018
Grahame P.
United Kingdom
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Flightline Spitfire 1200mm

Easy to order via website, arrived promptly and undamaged. The lost star was because the 8 small screws to attach prop blades to spinner backplate were missing. The plane flies brilliantly. Grahame

Grahame P. verified customer review of FlightLine RC Spitfire Mk.IX 1200mm (47) Wingspan - PNP
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06/18/2018
Steve C
Alaska
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FlightLine RC Spitfire Mk.IX

This model is excellent. Detail and finish are top notch. Well engineered and sturdy with excellent fit of parts and strengthening where appropriate. First flight was with a 3-cell. The plane is much happier with a four cell. Not a plane for beginners. Plan on flying it until the wheels touch on landing and not a "full stall" landing as the wing will drop quickly when it stalls.

SS
06/15/2018
Scott Shurtleff
Utah
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What a Joy

I was finally able to take this and several other planes from Motion out to the desert for some wide open flying. This plane is simply beautiful. It jumped into the sky and the rest was just simply a delight to fly. Very little trim was needed. It was smooth, fast and beautiful. I flew it with a 4 cell 4000 Gens Ace all the way forward. Like all war birds bring it in with a little power at landing and this thing will become your favorite plane to fly. Love it ! I also have the A10 and the P51. Thank you Motion RC. You are a cut above the rest.

MR
06/01/2018
mazet r.
France
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points à revoir

-Pas de bandes d'invasion sous les ailes cela doit être -roues au dessin inexact par rapport au réel -volets imcomplets, il manque la partie sous l'implanture de l'aile. -pilote mal collé le miens était décollé et se baladait dans le cockpit -votre modèle n'est pas au niveau du spitfire durafly.

AM
05/01/2018
Anthony M.
Australia
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RC Spitfire

Plane shows very good performance and quality at this stage.

DP
04/04/2018
Doug p.
Canada
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thanks motion

apart from the extra cost from customs I'm really happy. they make a good plane and their website is easy to work with

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03/15/2018
Doug
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Best manufacture out there

out of all my planes . I would say this has the highest standards for quality and qc .

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