So, you want a fast parkflyer!? Forget boring scale details and shelf queen good looks this Spitfire is built for speed and all out fun! Dog fight with friends on 3S or use a 4S pack for heart pounding high speed passes, either way the Fun fighters have you covered. The combination of the light weight EPO airframe, a high power brushless motor and a simple aileron and elevator setup place these models amongst the most exhilarating park flyers to hit the market this year. Dont be left out of the fun!
This model comes plug and fly and only requires a few minutes of assembly time and flies like its on rails. All you will require to have this Spitfire in the air is a 3~4S 850mAh 20C Lipoly battery and your own transmitter and receiver (Tx/Rx)
Pritam, that might be a little to much weight and to big in size. Not saying it won't work but I guarantee you'll have a hundred percent better experience with a 850 3s. That's what I use and its my favorite flyer! Good luck and happy flying!
Hi Lynn sounds like you may be new to the hobby. If you have a PC get an RC Flight simulator and get your son to play on that on that first. Some thing like Phoenix with a Spektrum radio or RealFlight with its included USB controller (expensive). There are cheaper USB adapters on e b a y to connect a radio to its USB port which also include basic flight sim software. Some come with illegal copies of older retail flight sims. That will hopefully avoid him crashing it. Also get a slower plane that this such as a Bixler 2 etc or a stabilised micro. These Fun Fighters although quite small are very quick. I've not tried it but something cheap is HK code 9041000004. But its always out of stock.
Well, I have flown the rarebear hundreds of times with no problems. It is awesome. I just could not get the spitfire to fly, the only thing I could think of was the motor mount aligment. Very annoyed as I didn't get the spit to fly at all.
Ya, sounds a bit annoyed. I've posted my spitfire on forum. Not sure whether the motor angle described by you is same as mine or www.link I will assemble my spitfire and try to fly with 3s.
Wish you good luck. cheer!
Those problems are possibly compounded by misaligned motor. I have the Rarebear and always wanted a spit. I didn't even get one flight from it- the motor was severely down and right mounted- pretty annoyed as the rarebare is so convenient and I knew what to expect. This is the first time HK has really let me down.
hey there, the motor down and to the right is by design. it has to do with torque or something like that, it being down to the right helps compensate and keeps the plane from rolling to the left like it would if it were aligned straight.there is a better explanation but it is not a design error it has to be like that. hope this helps.
Hi guys have had a lot of fun with the p47 and the p51 but built the spit this week and had to put over 100 grams of lead in nose to balance which makes it a lot heavier than the p 47 anyone else had this problem , should the CG. Be 38 mm from leading edge at the fuz
Try a 1300mah 4s orr larger if it fits amps arnt an issue just don't use any higher voltage and anyhowe if its fast enough to carry the weight it will give it more speed, it will penitrate the wind resistance long as cg is right you should be ok you will be landing quicker though and you may have to put in flap settings for take off and landing,,,not for beginners but pro,s like it this way I've noticed. Hope I could help.
A few wrote in reviews it's necessary to strengthen this little plane, how do you do this?
What would be the best way to strengthen the wings and motor mount?
Would a carbon rod glued inside the downside of the wing help or would be tape and a striping technique be better?
What to do with the motor mount? At the moment its mounted with hot glue!?
a carbon rod should be fine for the wings. for the motor mount i'm not sure myself. So far it still holds strong. if you are flying on 4S you may also want to tape the rudders since they tend to fall of *-p
the Rare bear will be faster, but the spit is amongst the fastest funfighter with it, since it has very thin wings. when flying on 4s you may want to reinforce the wings with carbon. they are not really that stable and tend to break of on high G maneuvres. Taping the ruders is a good plan too.
It should be faster as the fuselage is thinner (especially the cowl) and wings are thinner and more curved. Also, large main wing area should cause faster turns. But it will really need reinforcements.
Hahaha mit diesen Teilen hat man mega tollen spaÃŸ ist sicher der gleiche Hersteller wie die von Robbe 5 Sterne
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Nein nicht von Robe. Viel Leistungsstärker :-)
Very Nice Plane. Very fast. But be aware!!!!!!!!!!!!! You need to reinforce the motormount (Hotglue wont held this motor for more than 5 rounds) and the wing!!!!!!!!!!! Please do reinforce the Wing!!! I didnt and just crashed mine while flying :-( The wing just brock on a sharp turn.
If you just follow this littel and easy tips, you´ll have a lot of fun with this great (small) rocket.
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Got mine yesterday and did the maiden flight to day, stock setup with 4s 1000mAh 45-90C. Great speed, pretty stable and no structural integrety at all :P First flight was fine, fast paced fun. Second flight no so good... Takeoff and climb away, left turn back to takeoff trajectory @ full throttle SNAP! left wing ripped clean off in straight flight! XD Plowed into ground hard! Needless to say. It was toast, wires ripped out of servos, esc & reciver. Motor seemes fine though.
If you want to have this bird in the air at all you need to reinforce the wing, no if's or but's about it, the "carbon" rodd is hollow and prolly made from plastic. :P
In the Rare Bear the wing is reinforced with carbon strips vertical through the wing and thicker foam, and they have the same powerplant. If you want a super fast racer buy the RareBear instead, twice the thicknes in wings, fuselage is massive and can take some hard chrashes. Mine went down @ aprox. 100 km/t and all it did was ripped its wings off and cracked the cowling and breake the propp. Easy fix with some epoxy and ductape, still flies great.
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These are great fast, little planes. Only thing you need to watch is CG. We have 3, this one, Corsair and P40, all of which needed a little extra weight in front to keep it balanced. Once you get this write you'll just want to keep throwing new batteries in it. Get the 4s 850 for this one, helps balance and is a very neat fit up the front.
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Maidened mine today with 4S 850 45C Nanotech lipo and upgraded 30amp esc. Plane still tail heavy even though CG was at recommended spot of 38mm behind leading edge. Did lots of down trim and managed to fly straight and level after that. With some throttle management, this setup can fly abt 7-8 mins. Flies pretty fast at full throttle but nothing compared on the multiplex funjet. Not recommended for beginners as it can be quite twitchy. Would recommended if you are looking for a fast warbird that is easy carry around.