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#1 bdshort Jun 29, 2011 09:14 PM

Parkzone Spitfire Mk IX Thread
 
Just announced by Matt in the 2011 Warbird thread.

15 size 950kV motor
E-Flite 30 amp ESC
11.1v 2200mAh 25C Battery
No flaps
Option for .10 - .15 E-flite retracts
42" Wingspan

http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/at...3-Spitfire.jpg

http://static.rcgroups.net/forums/at...-Spitfire1.jpg

#2 GiusedtoBe Jun 29, 2011 09:30 PM

Wow. About time!

#3 RickSide Jun 29, 2011 09:33 PM

Cash in hand ready to order the plane and retracts. How nice of them to announce this on payday.

#4 bdshort Jun 29, 2011 09:46 PM

Maybe Matt or someone from HH can answer this, but how large is the battery compartment compared to the P-47? I have some Gens Ace 3300 and 2500 3S batteries that fit the P-47 just fine but are too big for my T-28. Which is fine because I get enough flight time on that with the 2200s I have. With the same power system as the P-47 though, I'm hoping I'll be able to fit my bigger batteries.

#5 MikeSawicki Jun 29, 2011 09:49 PM

Not fair! First, I got excited about the SE5. Then the Hawker hurricane and now this. Unfair.

#6 Mattfly Jun 29, 2011 09:51 PM

As the fuselage of the Spitfire is alot smaller than the P-47 there is not as much room inside. A 2200mAh 3 cell battery is about as big as you can fit without removing foam.

Matt Andren
Horizon Hobby

#7 GiusedtoBe Jun 29, 2011 09:53 PM

Can anybody tell by the photos if it has a scale three blade prop or a dorky 2 blader? Looks like a 2 blader to me.

Mod #1 find suitable 3 blade spinner and prop and motor combo to spin it.

#8 thcgmac Jun 29, 2011 09:55 PM

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Right on sweet looking Spitfire.Airframe only as well!!!!

#9 Red Flyer Jun 29, 2011 09:55 PM

There is a God !
... and it's a Canadian Spitfire too ! ! !

RF

#10 bdshort Jun 29, 2011 09:56 PM

Matt: Ok, thanks! Can you tell us what kinds of flight times you get off the stock system? I'd imagine that with the smaller front profile, this thing should be faster than the P-47!

#11 bdshort Jun 29, 2011 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GiusedtoBe (Post 18634057)
Can anybody tell by the photos if it has a scale three blade prop or a dorky 2 blader? Looks like a 2 blader to me.

Mod #1 find suitable 3 blade spinner and prop and motor combo to spin it.

Or a 4-blade...

#12 Mattfly Jun 29, 2011 10:00 PM

Flight time is about 7 to 10 mins depending on how you are on the throttle. Speed seems about the same as the P-47 but we have not done a side by side comparison either. There is the drag of the radiator scoops on the bottom that is slowing it some too, but you can't have a Spitfire without the radiators.

Matt Andren
Horizon Hobby

#13 GiusedtoBe Jun 29, 2011 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mattfly (Post 18634117)
Flight time is about 7 to 10 mins depending on how you are on the throttle. Speed seems about the same as the P-47 but we have not done a side by side comparison either. There is the drag of the radiator scoops on the bottom that is slowing it some too, but you can't have a Spitfire without the radiators.

Matt Andren
Horizon Hobby

Scale 3 blader and spinner????

#14 SkylineFlyer Jun 29, 2011 10:27 PM

Beautiful paint scheme!

#15 the Swamp Fox Jun 29, 2011 10:42 PM

I'll be on that like a Rat on a Cheeto


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