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fighter
one
RR Merlin
1,470 h.p.
5,100 lbs.
6,770 lbs.
500 lbs.
4- 7.7mm
2- 20mm
29 ft. 11 in.
36 ft. 10 in.
265 mph
380 mph
3,250 fpm
35,300 feet
1,000 miles
3/5/36
1938






RC Spitfire
RC Spitfire
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The rc Spitfire is the most famous British fighter aircraft of WW II. It is known for its excellent handling, speed, and maneuverability.


RC Spitfire
RC Spitfire

The rc Spitfire from Nitroplanes has a wingspan of 71 inches and a length of 56 inches. Construction is a glass fuselage with built up wood wings. Engine can be from .90 to 1.08 two stroke or 1.20 four stroke. All up weight is around 8 lbs.


RC Spitfire
RC Spitfire

The Spitfire by Dynam from NitroPlanes has a 47 inch wingspan and is 40 inches long. It is a foamy ARF that includes a motor, controller, servos, and retractable L/G. Weight is about 43 oz.

The first Spitfire prototype flew on March 5, 1936, had a top speed of 350 mph and climb rate of 2,500 fpm. The RAF ordered a total of 310 of the aircraft in June of 1936. The Spitfire Mk. 1 became operational in June of 1938.



RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

The Src Spitfire by Airfield from NitroPlanes has a wingspan that is 55 inches and a length that is 46 inches. A flight battery is included with the motor and electronics. It weighs around 3 1/2 lbs.

In November of 1940 the Spitfire Mk Il went into service. Performance of the Spitfire was improved with the addition of a 1,150 hp Rolls Royce Merlin engine.



RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

The Airfield 800 rc Spitfire from NitroPlanes has a 31 1/2 inch wingspan with a 25 inch length. It comes ready to fly with everything you need including radio, flight battery, and charger. Ready to fly weight is about 14 oz.

In 1940, at the beginning of the Battle of Britain, the RAF had nineteen Spitfire squadrons in service. The aircraft primarily took on German fighter planes.



RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

The RC  Spitfire from Nitroplanes pictured above wingspan is 63 inches, and length is 51 inches. It comes ARF, is of all-wood construction, and can use a .60 two cycle or .90 four cycle engine. Weight is about 112 oz.

While more difficult to build than other fighter aircraft, the Spitfire was quicker and more maneuverable. The large area elliptical wing gave the aircraft a light wing loading, and the ability to turn very tightly. This was the major asset when encountering the otherwise comparable and initially more heavily armed German fighters.


Not pictured is the rc Spitfire from Nitroplanes Tex that comes ready to fly. It has a 25 1/2 inchs wingspan, a 22 inch length, and is made from Depron.

German pilots were quick to exploit a weakness of the early Spitfire. The German fighter fuel injected engines had no problems running in negative gravity, as when suddenly diving. This was not true of the carbureted early Merlin engine of the Spitfire.


There is a rc Spitfire from Nitroplanes 40 with a 49 inch wingspan that is 41 inches long. It is of all-wood construction. To power it you will need a .25 to .30 two stroke engine, a .40 to .50 four stroke engine, or the equivalent power electric motor.

Luftwaffe aircraft outnumbered the British four to one. However the RAF had the advantage of being able to stay in the air longer over its own territory before needing to refuel. The RAF also had an effective early warning radar system to guide their aircraft to intercept the Germans.


The rc Spitfire from Nitroplanes by Dynam 900 has a 35 inch wingspan and is 30 inches long. It is RTF including flight battery and radio.

When improved Axis aircraft were first introduced, they were superior to the Spitfire of the time. That changed with the introduction of the model Mk. XIV.


Nitroplanes has a rc Spitfire with a 36 inch wingspan, and 31 1/2 inches length, that comes as ARF. It is made from plastic and needs a Speed 400 size motor for power. It comes in white or cameo paint schemes. Weight is about 15 oz.

The elliptical design of the Spitfire wing was sufficiently wide to allow for up to eight machine-guns, while still having the low drag of more conventional wing designs. The wing was also much thinner than other designs of the time. This design proved efficient in terms of lift distribution along the span, and gave the aircraft excellent maneuverability along with gentle handling, a unique combination.


The rc Spitfire from Nitroplanes Mk2 comes ready to fly including radio. Its wingspan is 34 1/2 inches and length is 28 1/2 inches.



RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

The rc Spitfire for sale from HobbyZone has a wingspan of 43 inches and a length of 37 inches. The foamy comes with a motor, controller, and servos. Weight is about 42 oz.

One drawback of the Spitfire wing design was that it was time consuming to construct. In comparison to its German rivals, it has been reported that the wing of the Spitfire took three times the man hours to construct.



RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

The rc Spitfire from Hangar 9 has a 65 inch wingspan and 55 1/2 inch length. It features all-wood construction with working flaps and retracts. It can be powered with a .60 two cycle or .90 four cycle engine. Weight should be around 10 lbs.

A feature of the Spitfire design is that the trailing edge of the wing twists upward slightly along its length from the root to its tip. This feature is known as "washout." Washout in the Spitfire has its advantages, especially at slow speeds and while executing tight turns. However, washout also slightly increases drag and makes inverted flight more difficult. In the aircraft it provides just the proper balance to make the aircraft extremely pilot friendly with minimum negative effects on performance.



RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

The Nine Eagles rc Spitfire is available from Heli Pal and RC Fever. It comes RTF with three channel ruddder, elevator, and throttle controls. Its wingspan is 16 inches and length is 14 inches. Included is a radio and flight battery.

Proper washout causes the wing tips to keep flying after the wing roots reach an angle of attack at which they can no longer fly. This reduces the chance that the aircraft will suddenly drop a wing and enter an unwanted spin.



RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

The rc Spitfire by Startor from D H Gate has a 38 inch wingspan, 34 inchesength, and weighs around 21 oz. It is available in green or yellow paint schemes.

When the wing root starts to stall, the aircraft's control column shakes. This warns the pilot that he is about to reach the limit of its performance. To prevent the stall the pilot can either increase power, push down the nose of the aircraft to increase speed, and/or decrease the severity of the turn. This feature allowed even average pilots to hold the aircraft in a steep turn. It also gave the aircraft more stability at slower landing speeds.



RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

Banana Hobby has an Art-Tech rc Spitfire that comes RTF including radio and flight battery. Wingspan is 35 inches and length is 32 1/2 inches. Weight, ready to fly, is around 1 1/2 lbs.

The FMS rc Spitfire from Banana Hobby has a 55 inch wingspan and a 50 inch length. Included are retractable L/G and radio. Weight is about 4 lbs.

There is a FMS mini rc Spitfire from Banana Hobby with a 31 1/2 inches wingspan and 27 inches length. Included is a radio. Weight is about 15 oz.

The rc Spitfire from Banana Hobby V2 has a 31 1/2 inch wingspan, 32 inches length, and weighs around 1 1/2 lbs. Included is a radio.



RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

Plantraco's rc Spitfire will just about fit in the palm of your hand. Its wingspan is 6 inches and weight is less than 3 grams. It comes ready to fly with motor speed and rudder controls. A radio and flight battery are included.


RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

Flying Legends rc Spitfire has a 112 inch wingspan and weighs around 42 lbs. It is made from all molded composites.


RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

The CARF Models rc Spitfire from Chief Aircraft has a 102 inch wingspan and is 88 inches long. It features two piece wings and working split flaps. Power can be from 49 cc to 86 cc engines and weight is around 40 lbs.


RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

The Mick Reeves Models rc Spitfire is built by Bertie Barton. It 1/4 scale with a 110 inch wingspan and can be powered by 60 - 100 cc engines.


RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

The rc Spitfire from Yellow Aircraft comes as a kit. Wingspan is 88 inches. Power plants the manufacturer recommends are from 2.3 to 3.1 cid.


RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire

The Parkzone rc Spitfire comes ready to fly. The wingspan is 39 1/2 inches, length is 33 1/2 inches.


RC Spitfire Airplanes
RC Spitfire - Airplane Girl

The rc Spitfire from Along RC comes in a kit. It builds to a 34 inch wingspan and 28 1/2 inch length, with a weight of about 16 oz.

JF Hobby has a rc Spitfire with a wingspan of 80 inches and length of 68 inches. It comes as a kit and has glass fibre construction. A 1.60 two cycle engine is the recommended power.

The rc Spitfire available as a smaller kit from JF Hobby has a 39 1/2 inch wingspan with a 35 1/2 inches length. It too has glass fibre construction. A motor is included.

There is a rc Spitfire by ESM - Ever Soaring Models, from Troy Built models. It has a glass fibre fuselage with wooden b/u wings. Wingspan is 72 1/2 inches, and length is 64 inches. Engines can be 1.10 two stroke or 1.20 four stroke. Weight is about 14 lbs.

You can find plans for the rc Spitfire from Tony Nijhuis. They come in three sizes. The largest has a 72 inch wingspan and is 61 inches long. It uses a 1.20 four cycle engine or the electric equivalent. Construction is all-wood and weight is around 15 lbs. The rc Spitfire is also available as a short kit.

The next rc Spitfire in size from Tony Nijhuis has a 62 1/2 inch wingspan and a length of 53 inches. It uses a 10 cc engine or the electric equivalant. Weight should be around 8 lbs. upon completion.

The smallest rc Spitfire of the three available from Tony Nijhuis plans has a wingspan of 46 inches and length of 36 inches. A .25 two stroke engine or the electric equivalent is recommended. Weight is about 3 lbs.

Amax has a rc Spitfire with a wingspan that is 34 inches and length that is 28 inches. It comes with a Speed 370 type motor and weighs around 14 oz.

We found plans at iOffer.com for a rc Spitfire with a 64 1/2 inch wingspan and a 50 inch length. Suggested power comes from .46 to .60 two stroke or .72 four stroke engines. Weight is about 11 lbs.

Kyosho makes a rc Spitfire with a 56 1/2 inch wingspan and 50 inch length. It is made from balsawood and ply and includes retracts. You will need from .40 to .46 two cycle or .52 four cycle engines. Weight is approximately 5 1/2 lbs.

The Canterbury Sailplanes 48 inches wingspan rc Spitfire slope soarer has aileron and elevator controls. When completed it will weigh about 28 oz. You will need winds of at least 10 mph.

Nick Reeves Models has a 74 inch wingspan rc Spitfire that comes as a kit. Engines can be from 10 cc - 20 cc.

Meister Scale has plans or a kit for a rc Spitfire. It has a 96 inch wingspan, and engines can be from .90 - 3.0 cid.

Clark Industries has two kits for the rc Spitfire. Both have 112 inches wingspans with a 105 cc in-line engines doing the pulling. One model is the MK-XII. The other is the MK-IX.

The GWS rc Spitfire is ARF foamy with a 34 1/2 inch wingspan and a 28 inches length. It comes with a Speed 350 type geared motor and weighs around 15 oz.

Alfa Model makes a rc Spitfire. It is a foamy ARF with a wingspan of 32 1/2 inches, a length of 27inches, and an weight of about 1 lb. The wing comes with provisions for optional retractable landing gear. A 400 size motor is recommended for power.

Kit Cutters has a 42" wingspan rc Spitfire that comes as a kit intended for electric motor power. It is from Nexus plans. They also took Nexus plans and made a 42 1/2 inches wingspan rc Spitfire from them for engine power. Their 63 inches wingspan rc Spitfire is from Rob Millinship plans. It needs a .60 2C engine for power.

Kit Cutters has a rc Spitfire from Don Smith plans. It has a wingspan of 110 1/2 inches and a length of 89 1/2 inches. Kit Cutters also has a 88 1/2 inches wingspan rc Spitfire from Dave Platt plans. It uses .90 to 1.5 2C engines and weighs around 18 lbs.

Cleveland Model has plans for the rc Spitfire with wingspans of 13 1/2", 18", 27", 36", 54" 72" and 108".

Chuck Lorin's rc Spitfire has a wingspan of 96 inches. Power comes from a DA50 engine. Weight is around 21 lbs.

Sal Rabble has a 1/5 scale rc Spitfire he powers with a 3W-50 engine. Weight is about 35 lbs.

Tom Vaness scratch built his rc Spitfire with a 79 inch wingspan and 65 inch length. It uses a Fuji 32 engine.

William Paulson's has a rc Spitfire from a Yellow Aircraft kit. Engine is a Moki 2.1 and weight is about 29 lbs.

Raul Jimenez has a rc Spiftire from Fiber Classics kit powered by a Q 100 engine that weighs about 37 lbs.

Carl Thomas built a rc Spitfire with a 110 inches wingspan that weighs about 42 lbs. and has a Brison 4.2 up front.

Sal Davidson has a rc Spitfire with a wingspan of 102 inches. Power comes from a 3W-80 engine. Its weight is about 32 lbs.

Steve Peterson's 88 inch wingspan rc Spitfire uses a Sachs 3.1 engine to pull its approximately 28 lb. weight.

Carl Pibbler has rc Spitfire from Yellow Aircraft as a kit. It weighs about 25 lbs. Power comes from a G-45 engine.

Harold Benson has a 88 inch wingspan rc Spitfire weighing about 21 lbs. and powered by a MVVS engine.

Sam Likowolsky's rc Spitfire has a 80 inch wingspan. It is powred by a ZDZ 40 engine and has an all up weight of 28 lbs.

Dick Lilly built a rc Spitfire. The wingspan is 96 inches and weight is about 22 lbs. A super Tiger 2500 powers it.

John Kirkwood's rc Spitfire comes with a 88 inch wingspan and is powered by a G 38 engine. It weighs just 20 lbs.

Bill Zagby flies a 90 inch wingspan rc Spitfire. It has a ZDZ 40 engine to haul its 28 lb. weight.

Ian Smith has a rc Spitfire with a 80 inch wingspan. It weighs about 17 lbs. and uses a Q52 engine.

Ken Williamson's rc Spitfire has a wingspan of 84 inches. The engine is a Q52 and its weight is around 21 lbs.

Sal Rogers has a rc Spitfire with a wingspan of 88 inches. A Super Tiger 3000 engine hauls the 19 lb. weight.

Fred Vincenzo built a 96 inch wingspan rc Spitfire. It uses a Super Tiger 2500 engine. Weight is about 23 lbs.

Tom Richards rc Spitfire has a wingspan of 89 inches. The engine is a Q52. Weight is 22 lbs.

Ed Jeffreys rc Spitfire has a 112 inch wingspan. It weighs about 52 lbs. and uses a Brison 4.2 engine.

Phil Borden's 78 inch wingspan rc Spitfire has a Laser 180 up front. It weighs around 20 lbs. all up.

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