Spitfire IX (oz13243)
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Spitfire IX. Radio control scale model WWII fighter. For .61 to .75 two-stroke of .70 to .91 four-stroke engines.
Discontinued kit from Top Flite.
As requested on the Wanted page.
Quote: "Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Top Flite Gold Edition Spitfire. The model we have chosen to replicate is the Mk IX - the second most popular Spit ever, reaching a total production of 5,665 units. Considered to be the finest Spitfire of all , the Mk IX went into operational service in July, 1942.
Though all of the models in the Gold Edition line feature standard construction techniques and basic materials that most modelers are familiar with, we feel that the Spitfire may be the easiest one to build. Although the Spitfire is a scale model with plenty of detail, it is one of the cleanest subjects without any tricky areas found on some scale birds. If you're not already in love with the Spitfire, you're in for a surprise! The Spit doesn't seem to have the menacing looks of the husky P-47 or the speedy P-51, but as you near completion you'll grow to appreciate the clean lines and round contour of your Spitfire. And after the covering is done, you've added all the scale details and put the wing on the fuse, you'll be transformed into a true Spitfire fan! With the British roundels and invasion stripes, your Spitfire will surely stand out from the rest of the models on the flight line!
Another phenomenon with the Spitfire is its deceiving size while under construction. At first, you may think 'Gee, these tail surfaces sure are small' or, 'This model doesn't have a very big wingspan.' But don't worry. Once you join the tail surfaces to the fuse, add the cowl and spinner, then glue the wing tips to the wing and put it all together, your enthusiasm will soar when you realize that this really is a good size model!
One last note before you get started: we highly recommend you get some pictures or a book about Spitfires, or send for your documentation package as soon as possible. This way, you can study the drawings and photos to get a feel for how your Spitfire should look when you're done. This will also help you figure out what scale details to add and decide on a trim scheme (you can also dream about how cool your Spitfire is going to look.) One of the books we recommend is the Squadron/Signal Publications Spitfire in Action book No.39 (SQUZ1039). It features lots of historical and technical information as well as detailed drawings, photos and trim schemes.
Well, this should be enough to get your juices flowing, so move your other projects off your workbench, say goodbye to your significant other for a while and read on.."
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Note pages 8 and 9 of the instructions show parts ID sheets. It should be possible to generate full size parts from these sheets.
Update 20/08/2021: Added Cockpit instructions, thanks to JeffMac.
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Instructions. Complete, 64 pages.
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User commentsI had been dreaming about it! I knew they were going to upload it, thank you very much for sharing the plane of this wonderful plane! regards! Daniel
Danale17 - 18/08/2021
Hi Steve and Mary, some photos [012-014] of finished models (both are from friends).
Dries - 20/08/2021
Hi ,Last year during lockdown I built this Top Flite Spitfire [pics 015-025]. It was real fun, everything fits together very well. Flies great on 6S electric setup. Finishing and paintwork is copied from the real one, Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight MK356 in 2010. Attached I sent you some pictures of building and flying. Best regards from Belgium,
Tom Lesage - 20/08/2021
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