This little Spitfire is not likely to win any scale competitions or for that matter, make you more attractive to the opposite sex or bring about world peace, but, it's a great little flyer, honest, simple and great value for money, actually for a Plug N Fly model, it's a steal!
The under-carriage is plug in, so you can hand-launch if you wish, if you do use the under-cart then you will be pleased that the Spit has 4 Channel control and that means a steerable tailwheel. Most of the work is done for you, the motor, ESC, all servo's are included so there really isn't much to do, the longest job is cutting out the canopy! Glue, tools and everything you need except your own TX/RX & Lipoly are included, it's a lot of "Warbird" for not a lot of cash, ideal for those calm parkflyer days.
Wing area: 13.8dm2
Motor: 2410 1300kv Brushless Outrunner
Tools & Glue
2 x Propeller
Photo Instruction Boooklet
4 Channel TX & RX
11.1V 1000mah 3S Lipoly
Bought this one just to try it out. My other cheap plane (HK mini P-51D) turned out to be a great flyer.
Plane is well packaged, but a small tip of the rudder was broken. Nothing serious, just glued it on. Motor mount was loose, and this was a bit of an issue. There is no way you can tighten the screw holding the motor mount without piercing a hole in the plane, so that`s what I did. Problem solved.
The rudder hinges are painted together with the plane. This makes them very stiff. Fixable by adding a bit of oil and moving it back and forward 100 times.
I haven`t balanced the plane out yet, but it seems it`ll need a lot of weight in the nose. I got some 1300mAh Nanotechs put all the way forward (removed some foam to do that) and it still seems a bit tail-heavy. So a bigger battery or motor might be the way to go. The original spinner should help with that as well, because it is really heavy. Mine is warped and unusable, so I put a 45mm Turnigy on (look pretty cool).
So far, this plane needs a lot more work to get it to fly compared to the HK P-51. Since I haven`t flown the Spit yet, I can`t tell about flying characteristics, but I will report back when I`ve put her up. The plane looks pretty terrible for a Spit, but since I`m not a member of the scale police, it looks fine to me, especially considering the price.Really nice plane. Awesum to fly. Bugger I can't fly, and crashed after 30 seconds and damaged the front and wing. Would be nice if hobby king had spare parts for this plane. Apart from that love it. Am buying another to replace the one I damaged.Really nice plane, fly very fast and vertical are strong. The bad thing are a little cheap but for That price!! For the CG i have add 90g betwen the prop and motor on the shift, a mtal brushing. I fly with a 1000 mha zyppy and the flight Time is around 12 min. This plane fly on the rail, CAN fly in wind. The landing is a little hard, the nose tip easily but it' a warbird!!! I have many warbird from parkzone and this one is one of m'y prefered plane, is small and very strong, i have renforced the landing gear and the motor mount. Great plane, go for it!!! Excuse for m'y english