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Old Jun 29, 2011, 09:14 PM
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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



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Old Jun 29, 2011, 09:30 PM
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Wow. About time!
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 09:33 PM
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Cash in hand ready to order the plane and retracts. How nice of them to announce this on payday.
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 09:46 PM
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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.
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 09:49 PM
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Not fair! First, I got excited about the SE5. Then the Hawker hurricane and now this. Unfair.
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 09:51 PM
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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.

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Old Jun 29, 2011, 09:53 PM
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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.

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Old Jun 29, 2011, 09:55 PM
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Right on sweet looking Spitfire.Airframe only as well!!!!
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 09:55 PM
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... and it's a Canadian Spitfire too ! ! !

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Old Jun 29, 2011, 09:56 PM
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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!
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 09:59 PM
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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...
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 10:00 PM
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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.

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Old Jun 29, 2011, 10:02 PM
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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.

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Scale 3 blader and spinner????
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 10:27 PM
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Beautiful paint scheme!
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Old Jun 29, 2011, 10:42 PM
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I'll be on that like a Rat on a Cheeto
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