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Feb 18, 2020, 04:57 PM
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FlightlineRC 1600mm Spitfire Mk. IX

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.

* 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.

* 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)

FlightlineRC 1600mm Spitfire Mk IX Maiden Flight (3 min 58 sec)
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Feb 22, 2020, 08:49 PM
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Flight 3

8-10 mph winds, gusts @ 18, no problem for this beast.
One of my club mates captured the landing in Slo motion, check it out.

SloMo FlightlineRC 1600mm Spitfire Mk IX Flight 3 Landing (1 min 2 sec)

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