Top Flite Spitfire Mk IX Gold Edition Kit

England’s fire-breathing fighter — now an easy kit project with dramatic detail.

Add Britain’s best to your fine fleet of Gold Edition WWII warbirds! When the Spitfire MkIX entered service in July 1942, it quickly turned the tide against Germany and the Focke Wulf. Top Flite’s kit honors the original with stable, forgiving flight and accurate—but easy to achieve—1/7 scale detail.
Specifications:
Wingspan: 63 in (1600mm) Wing Area: 687 sq in (44.3 sq dm) Weight: 7.5-8.5 lb (3400-3860g) Fuselage Length: 53 in (1345mm) Wing Loading: 25-28.5 oz/sq ft (76-87 g/sq dm) Requires: 2-stroke .61-.75 cu in (10.0-12.0cc) or 4-stroke .70-.91 cu in (11.5-15.0cc), 4-6 channel radio with 5 to 7 servos
  • CAD-engineered balsa/ply parts interlock perfectly for straight, strong assembly—an ideal scale project for “average” builders.
  • Elliptical wing with Selig airfoil adds easy handling and smooth performance to the exciting warbird looks.
  • Optional scale accessories are available for more realism.
  • Photo-illustrated instructions show how to install optional retracts (which pull back at an angle, as in the full-size plane) plus fully operational split flaps.
  • Balsa exterior can be covered with Top Flite Flat Finish MonoKote® film and accented with the kit decals for a remarkably authentic finish.
Landing Gear
Retracts Heavy-duty, formed 3/16" wire landing gear is provided, or you can add standard retract gear. The realism extends to authentic retract movement-the gear pulls back at a slight backward angle, true to the full-scale fighter.
Balsa exterior
The wing leading edge comes preshaped-and overall, there's extremely little carving required. The Spitfire's all-balsa exterior provides the ideal surface for easy finishing. Top Flite includes a generous supply of high-quality hardware.
Scale tailwheel
The scale tailwheel location is only one example of Top Flite's attention to realism. The rudder and elevator surfaces are ribbed-and after covering film is applied, they appear to be authentically fabric-covered.
Radio gear installation
The Spitfire's fuselage is large enough for straightforward radio gear installation-and it still allows plenty of room for the optional scale cockpit kit and retract air tank. The kit's instruction manual explains how to install retracts step-by-step.
Exhaust stacks
All surface detail typical of the WWII Spitfire MkIX is provided with Top Flite's Gold Edition model-notice, for example, the exhaust stacks along the kit's nicely fitting, precision-formed ABS cowl.
Building options
This model lets you carry the scale realism as far as you like, with numerous accessories and building options available. For example, the detailed, photo-illustrated instructions explain how to create these operational split flaps.
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