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Jan 17, 2017, 12:59 AM
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FlightlineRC 1600mm Spitfire Mk. IX


You asked, and we answered!

Motion RC is proud to announce the first in a new series of FlightLineRC 1600mm single engine warbirds, a Spitfire Mk.IX! Our smaller 1200mm Spitfire surprised us by being the most requested single engine aircraft from our FlightLineRC lineup that we've been asked by customers over the past year to size up. But far more than a simply sized up 1200mm Spitfire, our all new 1600mm Spitfire was redesigned from the ground up to feature more scale elements that are appropriate for this new class size of aircraft. Offering the "big plane" presence of the 1700mm class but at the lower price point and easier transportability of the 1400mm class, we have high hopes for FlightLineRC's 1600mm Single Engine Series. There are more to come, but for now, let's take a closer look at the FlightLineRC 1600mm Spitfire Mk. IX, with most of these features being unique to this 1600mm version...


Scale Fidelity:
* 92% Scale Outline, 94% Scale Contours
* Scale suspension struts, pre-installed on all PNP aircraft
* Scale four spoke wheel, plastic, with brass axle shaft
* Scale four panel split flaps, plastic, with ribbing detail
* Scale canopy contours
* Cockpit floor and wall area is designed to accommodate a near-full depth cockpit tub, for you customizers/detailers out there
* Big 16" Prop
* LED wingtip lights
* Pre-installed dorsal signal light. Can be plugged into the circuit board to flash intermittently, but because the real Spitfire only used this light to flash Morse Code to communicate, I hope someone out there programs an Arduino to flash an actual Morse Code message, like "Cleared in Hot" or "I love pizza"

Durability:
* Soft tires, slightly oversized, for operation on rough surfaces
* Grass capable landing gear with thick steel pin and metal trunion
* Digital Metal Gear servos on all control surfaces
* Brass Ball Links on all control surfaces
* Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
* Plastic cowl
* Machine Screw Inserts molded into the spinner backplate for easy adjustment of the blades' tracking while mounted on the motor
* COOL: Plywood ribs and carbon spars sandwiched in a hollow chambered wing. Strong, light, rigid.

Transportability and Usability:
* Removable Wings (Wing halves are screwed together, then screwed to fuselage)
* Removable Cannon Barrels
* Removable Antenna Mast
* Removable chin scoop (the part most prone to frontal wear)
* Quick Disconnect Circuit Board
* Access holes to adjust Elevator/Rudder linkages without removing the wing
* Gyro ready plywood area near CG
* Two decal sets included:
-- MA621 DV-A, Squadron Leader Tony Gaze, 129 Squadron, 1943
-- BS393 GW-Z for Lt. Michel Boudier, 340 Squadron, 1942
* Additional sets made available by Callie Graphics, including George Beurling, Pierre Clostermann, etc.

Performance:
* 6s 4000-5000 battery
* 8-10 minutes of flight, even with heavy throttle usage
* Trainer-like handling and stability in the air (although still recommended for intermediate+ pilots due to the narrow gear stance)
* Accepts violent banking input at slow speed without a snap, very docile!
* Difficult to master an 8 point roll with that small rudder, consider it a challenge
* Scale Plus Presentation: not overly fast yet not slow
* Near unlimited vertical
* Can fly 5+ consecutive tight loops without losing steam (if you don't mind a puking pilot)

When When When How Much How Much How Much:
* Slated for production in late February, ETA is early April time frame
* Projected price is $329-$339. That's not a typo!

Notes:
All these photos are of the color test sample that I personally prepared for the factory. The Production version will have the complete markings/warnings/etc not shown here. Look out for Mike and Ryan's official video next month! We plan to due a very mild satin sheen. Unless people really want a matte finish?
Last edited by xplaneguy; Jan 17, 2017 at 01:05 AM.
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Jan 17, 2017, 01:10 AM
Terror of the Skies
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Yes!

One that should have been done before this..

More Please.... Gear for grass looks good.

So Glad you Guys are Listening. Thank you Flightline and Motion RC.
Jan 17, 2017, 01:19 AM
Registered User
Dang will you guys stop it looks really nice
Jan 17, 2017, 02:17 AM
Santa Cruz, CA
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Holy Cr@!!
Jan 17, 2017, 02:27 AM
Der Schaum-Kriegsvogel Pilot
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Mighty impressive! Love the features, and amazing price point. Good job guys!!!
Jan 17, 2017, 02:40 AM
Santa Cruz, CA
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1600mm P-39 and Hellcat next! Do it! I will buy! Oh you bet I would buy.
Jan 17, 2017, 03:58 AM
Bomber Bob
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Beautiful plane! I am waiting for the 1600mm P-39!


Bob
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Jan 17, 2017, 06:01 AM
Registered User
Well Done Flightline and Motionrc- that looks AWESOME!!!! The spec reads like my wish list for a larger Spitfire - FINALLY!! Brilliant start to the new year, please may we have some more photos, particularly of the underside, flaps etc??

Wizard Prang!
Captain Boogaloo
Jan 17, 2017, 06:46 AM
rob
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He'll yehhh.....look at that...
Jan 17, 2017, 06:49 AM
Your Pilot Ryan
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Boogaloo
Well Done Flightline and Motionrc- that looks AWESOME!!!! The spec reads like my wish list for a larger Spitfire - FINALLY!! Brilliant start to the new year, please may we have some more photos, particularly of the underside, flaps etc??

Wizard Prang!
Captain Boogaloo
More pics at HobbySquawk.com
Jan 17, 2017, 07:00 AM
Commercial UAV Pilot
I might finally buy a large foam warbird........
Jan 17, 2017, 07:04 AM
rob
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Where are the pics on hobbysqawk
Jan 17, 2017, 07:06 AM
Bomber Bob
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Originally Posted by rob66
Where are the pics on hobbysqawk
https://www.hobbysquawk.com/forum/rc...ix?view=stream
Latest blog entry: B-17F Duchess w/bomb bay mod.
Jan 17, 2017, 07:14 AM
rob
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Thanks....it's stunning....looking forward to Ryan's video...what else have they got up their sleeves.....a bigger Seafury? Me109?? Any clues anyone????
Jan 17, 2017, 07:35 AM
Wing Commander of 40+ Planes
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Beautiful,


Quote:
Originally Posted by rob66
Thanks....it's stunning....looking forward to Ryan's video...what else have they got up their sleeves.....a bigger Seafury? Me109?? Any clues anyone????
I will take one, now we need a foe! I agree on the ME-109.

A Flightline 1600mm ME-109 please!


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