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FF-55 Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1A|
Kit FF-55 Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1A is a 1/9 scale, flying model
that uses the Box and Former method
of construction. This jumbo model is very popular for
conversion to electric or gas powered flight. Pre-1942 design
is eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
The Spitfire was conceived
as an interceptor with high speed, heavy armament, high rate of
climb and the agility to make repeated attacks as well as to fight
off escorting aircraft. Its characteristic elliptical wing shape,
thinner than any other fighter of the day, coupled with an innovative
aerodynamic ducted radiator produced extra power worth 70 hp at
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a
full-size rolled plan, building and flying instructions, hand sorted
printed balsa and balsa stripwood, vacuum-molded spinner,
clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear wire,
E-B 12" propeller, EBM thrust bearing, and Easy
Built Lite tissue in light sky blue and olive green. You will need a building
board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
FF-55 Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1A
Class: Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Experienced
Extra vacuum-molded spinner. Price: $3.46
for this kit. - TissueCal™ markings
are printed on white Easy Built Lite tissue. Set of two 8 1/2" x 11" sheets.
a photo of your model!
"The model is powered by a Park 480 motor with a Spectrum full range receiver and HC feather micro servos, 2200
MA Lipo battery. It also has a 30 amp esc." - Martin Wladyka
"Here are photos of my 50 inch Spitfire, it has 4 channel r/c. I beefed up the structure a bit and first flights are very nice. Thanks for supplying these models! Modern electric power has made them very nice r/c options." - Ken Nash
"I decide to go whole hog and make it electric and controllable. I have beefed it up to be fully functional with all controls and retracts. I am having fun with it. I have a size .25 e-flite electric motor for it.
I just have to install the engine and cover the outside. I hope it works as well as it looks.
I was able to wash out the wing tips when I put it together so I don't think stall will be too bad.
" - Garth Minish
Balsa Model Airplane Kit, Balsa flies better.