The Spitfire was conceived as an interceptor with high speed, heavy armament, high rate of climb and the agility to make repeated attacks as well as to fight off escorting aircraft. Its characteristic elliptical wing shape, thinner than any other fighter of the day, coupled with an innovative aerodynamic ducted radiator produced extra power worth 70 hp at 300 mph.
This kit is a 1:9 scale flying model. Not only is this a great rubber powered aircraft, this jumbo model is also very popular for conversion to electric or gas powered flight. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size rolled plan, hand picked printed balsa and balsa stripwood, vacuum-molded spinner, clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear wire, 12" EB propeller, EBM thrust bearing, TissueCal™ markings, and Easy Built Lite tissue in light sky blue and olive green. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
The spinner for the Spitfire is made from light weight PETG plastic.item B207 Price: $4.95
Markings for the Spitfire are printed on white Easy Built Lite white tissue. 2 sheets per set.item B230 Price: $8.95/set
Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 25% off individually priced items!item B329 Price: $79.95
Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 25% off individually priced items!item B332 Price: $66.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 30% off individually priced items!item B330 Price: $45.99
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 23% off individually priced items!item B331 Price: $34.95
"The model is powered by a Park 480 motor with a Spectrum full range receiver and HC feather micro servos, 2200MA Lipo battery. It also has a 30 amp esc." - Martin Wladyka
"Here are photos of my 50 inch Spitfire, it has 4 channel r/c. I beefed up the structure a bit and first flights are very nice. Thanks for supplying these models! Modern electric power has made them very nice r/c options." - Ken Nash
"I decide to go whole hog and make it electric and controllable. I have beefed it up to be fully functional with all controls and retracts. I am having fun with it. I have a size .25 e-flite electric motor for it. I just have to install the engine and cover the outside. I hope it works as well as it looks. I was able to wash out the wing tips when I put it together so I don't think stall will be too bad." - Garth Minish