Mo­tion RC Spitfire Mk IX

Model Airplane News - - FLIGHT TECHNIQUE -

The Spitfire Mk IX from Mo­tion RC is a molded EPO-foamed war­bird with a scale out­line and molded-in de­tails. The wing is re­in­forced with an in­ter­lock­ing ply­wood and car­bon-fiber frame to cre­ate a lighter and stronger struc­ture than a solid molded-foam wing. The air­craft comes painted, and there are four sets of de­cals to choose from. The wing halves and hor­i­zon­tal sta­bi­liz­ers are re­mov­able, and a large hatch on top of the fuse­lage gives easy ac­cess to all the elec­tron­ics and the bat­tery pack. The ser­vos, mo­tor, speed con­trol, and re­tracts are all in­stalled at the fac­tory. The main land­ing gear fea­ture shock­ab­sorb­ing Oleo struts for smooth take­offs from grass run­ways. Throt­tling up, the 4-blade prop puts out a lot of thrust, and the Spitfire gets in the air quickly. Land­ing with­out flaps, the Spitfire set­tles in well, with con­trol all the way down to the ground. With flaps de­ployed, you can set up a steeper ap­proach with­out gain­ing ex­ces­sive air­speed.

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