This superbly finished and very scale Spitfire is a perfect opponent for our BF109E & FW190D and looks fantastic in its Mediteranean/North Africa colour scheme. Supplied with a display stand, the paint and decals make for a striking looking model that is nicely finished off with a three bladed prop and lots plastic molded parts including optional 500lb bombs, exhaust stacks, radiators, etc. This little PNF Spit is scale enough to put it on display in any part of the home without the wife complaining......too much.
Flight performance is excellent, all control surfaces are hinged and the pre-fitted servos are more than up to the job. The pre-fitted brushless motor gives heaps of power for a genuine fighter like performance and build time is minimal thanks to its Plug N Fly configuration, also included is a decent screwdriver to help with construction and a spare prop and clevises just in case. Cheap and fast to put into the air yet a real looker and performer, all this model needs is a FW190D or BF109E from the range to dogfight with!
in a word no, warbirds are not good for beginners since they have a low mounted wing which are less stable then a high mounted wing, also some warbirds have bad tenancies which would make it very difficult for a beginners to fly.
Hi just check replacement part section and spitfire and same plane category with stand use three blade one but I want to suggest to use 8/6 gws propeller as cheaper, since no landing gear the prop breaks break a lot so get many of 8/6 which ridiculously cheap and also fits perfectly with the motor shaft ...,hope that helps and you can use 1000mah lipo gives you many minutes of flying... Hope I could be helpful...
ok took mine out for a maiden this morning, unfortunately didnt follow kim jong's advice re setting up ailerons ....
So .. now I need to find a couple of propellers for this beast . Can some one point me to the correct prop for this and / or a 2 bladed replacement?
Correct no rudder but possible to fit a workable rudder.
A great looking model almost to nice to fly. Adjust ailerons on the aircraft for large throws then the rates on your TX as I found the aircraft rather unresponsive in roll resulting in some heavy landings. ( The propeller and airframe are fine and undamaged unlike comments I have seen elsewhere about this model). Once I got the roll response right the model is a pleasure to flight, very scale fast and most enjoyable. No vices other than the Spitfire trait of watch your speed when turning and slow. Not for a beginner but a relatively easy model to fly someone who has a little experience. Battery used is a Turnigy 2S800 to help with the CoG.
What a Great Product, awesome looking Bird,quick assembly, just add your RX an battery, down to the park in 30 minutes, this plane flys straight off the bat, 1/2 throttle a little elev ,light pitch into the air an off she gones full throttle an she climbs very well also very agile when banking, 5 stars Buy one you'll love it
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My experience prior to this model was mainly on parkzone (brushed) mustang, spitfire, and later on brushless corsair. Recently moved across the road from a cricket pitch sized oval, and wanted something smaller than the PZ warbirds to fly there. I got the PZ micro mosquito, which is "ok" but unexciting to fly.
Anyway, I finished putting this thing together yesterday, and had first 4 maiden flights this morning.
I would say that the aileron configuration is probably the most difficult aspect of this plane. I set them to max possible throws and had my controller on high rates and find the plane almost impossible to control. Reducing to low rates, however, has rectified this problem. Its certainly true that the plane is a lot more 'twitchy' than e.g. the larger PZ corsair, however once you get it under control ( eg low rates / setting the throws on the aileron rods to the middle rather than max etc), very nice.
For launch, I'm using about 80pcnt throttle, moderate degree of pitch and throwing it as though i'm throwing a tennis ball 15 feet or so. Other buyers should also note that the elevator surface is enormous, so you need to carefully trim that. After flight #3 I have that set such that the plane flies straight at 75pcnt throttle. If you look at the plane when on the ground with everything turned on and neutral, the elevators have a very slight amount of down deflection.