Spitfires are not just aircraft; they are symbols of the resilience of Britain in the face of devastation. Spitfires, guided by advanced radar and communications, intercepted Luftwaffe bombers and fighters before they could destroy their targets. At the beginning of the Battle of Britain, Germany had great advantages in numbers, experience and armament. The speed and firepower of the Spitfire helped tip the scales of the battle in the Brits' favor. Courage and tenacity did the rest. After the Luftwaffe was driven from Britain's skies, Spitfires were deployed to every front of the war. This impressive model perfectly represents the majesty of the original fighters with scale parts and a matte-finish trim scheme. Its handling on the ground and in the air is smooth and responsive. In fact, the only thing sweeter than flying this scale Spitfire would be flying the real thing.
Built-up and sheeted airframe components come finished in flat MonoKote® film.
Prehinged control surfaces and painted fiberglass parts reduce assembly time.
Designed for Robart® retractable landing gear.
Extras include an aluminum spinner, removable cannons and antenna.
Matte-finish decals let you customize your craft to look like the real thing.
A molded fiberglass cowling includes many scale details like side mounted exhaust stacks. The model also includes a painted aluminum spinner.
A large radio compartment makes it easy to install your radio and access other on-board equipment.
Plenty of extraordinary details can be found in the Spitfire's cockpit, including recessed gauges, control stick, a pilot's seat and side panels. (Pilot not included).
The Spitfire's split flaps are historically accurate and they're also prehinged for faster assembly.
Robart Retracts add scale realism to your Spitfire. Landing gear covers are included in the kit. Both pneumatic and electric versions are available. Check the Product Recommendations for full details.
Special attention has been paid to every piece of the Spitfire to ensure that it is not only realistic and scale, but also convenient. Two great details of this Spitfire are the antenna mast and the four cannons; the mast and two of the cannons can be easily removed for transportation to and from the field.
A factory-applied, flat finish MonoKote trim scheme minimizes building time while adding authentic warbird detail.
ROBQ1650 Robart® Pneumatic Retractable Main Landing Gear (Giant Spitfire) OR ROBQ1651 Robart Electric Retractable Main Landing Gear (Giant Spitfire) FUTK9410 Futaba® 14SG 14-Channel Computer Radio System FUTM0045 (9) Futaba S3305 High-Torque Standard Metal-Gear Servos FUTM0075 (2) Futaba S9001 Coreless BB Servos FUTM0034 (1) Futaba S3102 Micro Metal-Gear Servo DLEG0455 DLE™ Engines DLE-55cc Rear Exhaust Gas Engine
RECOMMENDED OPTIONS: DLEG0060 DLE™ Engines 60 cc Gasoline Engine w/Electronic Ignition JTCG1035 J-TEC Radiowave Muffler for DA/DLE 50-55
Please note: all recommendations were the best choices available at the time of product release. Please check with your dealer for additional choices.
SPECIFICATIONS Stock Number: TOPA0708 Wingspan: 86.5 in (2,195 mm) Wing Area: 1,325 in² (85.5 dm²) Weight: 22-24 lb (9.98-10.88 kg) Wing Loading: 38-42 oz/ft² (116-128 g/dm²) Length: 72 in (1,830 mm) Requires: Radio system with a minimum of 6 channels (8-channel or greater recommended), 10-11 servos, 50-55cc gasoline engine and Robart retracts.