Spitfire Mk IX

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The Supermarine Spitfire is one of the most popular warbirds in history. This British single-seat fighter was used famously by the Royal Air Force and the Allies, earning distinction during the Battle of Britain and throughout World War II. Over 20,300 aircraft were produced with more than 24 variants. The Spitfire’s versatility and maneuverability in the hands of skilled pilots made it a lethal weapon against Axis forces. The timeless Spitfire continues to fly in modern times as a tribute to aviation history and military veterans.
FlightLine RC’s 1600mm wingspan Spitfire Mk.IXc is approximately 1/7 scale and an entirely larger beast with all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from aircraft in the 1600mm Class. This Spitfire is molded from EPO foam, featuring a scale shape and smooth surface. The main wing is assembled from hollow foam parts and an interlocking plywood and carbon fiber frame, providing lower weight and higher strength than a solid foam wing. The main wing and horizontal tail are attached with screws for very convenient transport, and proper ventilation is also designed to keep the electronics cool. The large battery hatch and removable battery bay floor provides easy access to an organized battery and receiver compartment. Grass capable landing gear with suspension struts and 5mm thick steel pin and metal trunion, scale four panel split flaps, big 16x10 Propeller, 5055-390KV brushless motor and 80A ESC, LED wingtip lights and dorsal signal light, and 17g digital hybrid servos, brass ball links, and nylon hinges on all control surfaces.

Modifications

Used different types of weathering techniques, changed green camouflage color with a splashing technique to change the look of this model. Added instrument panel and ahand painted pilot inside cockpit. Modified landing gear with other tires. Added Spektrum airspeed, flight voltage and power telemetry. Installed Spektrum 9 Ch with AS3X gyro technology RX. Used a separate UBEC from Castle Creations and an Optipower Ultraguard battery with fail safe switch PCB. Installed a sound module Aspire from MrRCsound with two TT25 transducers in the radiators on the wings and put in a the Merlin Rolls Royce sound and maximized the allowable sound pressure to 84 dBA at 7m distance.

Aircraft Characteristics after Modifications

Scale: 1/7
Wing Span: 1,6 m
Length: 1,3 m
Flight Weight: 4,2 kg
Wing Aera: 44 dm2
Wing Loading: 95 gr/dm2
Wing Cube Loading: WCL 14,4
Power: 6S 5200 mAh
Motor: 1x 5055 KV390 Outrunner
Propeller: 1x 16x10 4-blade
Stall Speed: 42 km/u
Sound Pressure: < 85 dB(A)/7m

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Spektrum – Meaningful Telemetry for Airplanes

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