Spitfire IX


Spitfire IX - plan thumbnail image

No model pic found for this plan

Spitfire IX  
by Jon Tanger
from Pica (ref:RC-1)
65in span
Tags: Scale IC R/C LowWing Military Fighter
formers incomplete :(

Submitted to Outerzone: 12/06/2016
Outerzone planID: oz7811 | Filesize: 1643KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: AusterPilot


About this Plan

Spitfire IX - Radio control standoff scale model WWII fighter. Wingspan 65in, wing area 714 sq in, for 4 to 6 channel radios and .40 to .60 power.

The box mentions "complete, accurate decals for Johnny Johnson's Mk 9" but worth noting that the plan will also allow construction of other variants - it shows two different wingtip shapes, two tail fin outlines, also second sheet shows alternate late-model bubble canopy version of fuselage.

Note there are no wing rib patterns shown.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 09/08/2017: added construction manual (incl. rib patterns), thanks to milt55.

Supplementary files

Construction manual.


Did we get something wrong with this plan? That happens sometimes. Help us make a correction


User comments

Hi Steve. I think this Spitfire was designed by Dave Platt when he started his kitting concern way back in 1973 in Florida USA.. He then sold his company to Mort (Not Jon) Tanger who changed the company's name to Pica. I may be wrong but I'm almost sure I'm not! Cheers!
Eduardo - 21/06/2016
Good morning. I am hoping (against hope) that you will be able to assist me! I started building this kit years ago and having recently retired I now have the time to complete the project. I have the plans but cannot find the instruction manual anywhere. Is there any chance that you have this in your archives or advise where I might be able to obtain a copy? I have hunted high and low but to no avail. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks and regards.
BruceM - 19/05/2017
The Pica Spitfire manual and rib patterns are located here: www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-warbirds-warplanes-200
milt55 - 09/08/2017
Many thanks Milt (and Scratchie, the forum member who scanned the manual). I've added it as a supplementary file.
Mary - 09/08/2017
Add a comment



* Credit field

The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.


This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.


Terms of Use

© Outerzone, 2011-2018.

All content is free to download for personal use.

For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.