The E-Flite RC Spitfire Mk X1V 1.2m BNF Basic

This is an impressive RC Spitfire! A  6-channel scale model of the famous Battle of Britain warbird. Retractable electric main landing gear is installed along with 4-panel split flaps. The AS3X® technology with SAFE®  Select ensures stable flight.


  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF
  • E-Flite Spitfire MK X1V 1.2m BNF

Description

This is a state of the art, injection molded foam warbird. It is a nice size, with a wing span of 1200mm(47.2").

It is a BNF (Bind aNd Fly) model, so of particular interest to flyers who already own a transmitter and consequently have some flying time under their belt. In no way can this RC Spitfire be considered a beginner's RC Airplane!

There is a lot of detail molded in and it definitely looks scale. The paint job and markings are expertly applied but are susceptible to "hangar rash". I would suggest that a clear coat of water based polyurethane (Minwax Polycrylic, applied with a roller or sprayed) will make things last a lot longer. One thin coat is enough and weight is not significantly increased.

Interesting that no glue is required for assembly. The whole model is bolted together.







What's Included 

  • Installed, retractable, electric main landing gear
  • 4 panel split flaps with servos installed
  • SAFE® Select gyro technology (Transmitter switchable)
  • AS3X® technology delivers rock solid handling and stabilizes in windy conditions
  • Spektrum 6-channel AR636A DSMX receiver installed
  • High-torque, 15-size, brushless outrunner motor (850kv)
  • 40 A electronic speed control(ESC)
  • 6- servos installed (Spektrum Micro)
  • Scale 5-blade propeller (10 x 8)
  • Quick release, top battery hatch
  • Very few parts, including a one piece wing



Extras Required

  • Minimum 6-channel DSMX compatible transmitter
  • Lipo battery-2200mAh 3S 11.1V




Specifications

  • Assembly time- Is stated at less than 1 hour. (Setting up the transmitter and checking the SAFE® technology may take a little longer)
  • Wingspan-47.25" (1200mm)
  • Wing Area-416.9 sq. in. (26.9 sq. Dm)
  • Wing loading-18.4 oz/sq.ft.
  • Length- 42.32" (1075mm)
  • Weight- 53.5 oz (1515g)
  • Spinner diameter-3"





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Manual

Click here to take a look at the manual. Not a lot in it but everything you need!




Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Beautiful scale looks
  • Electric retractable landing gear with steerable tail wheel
  • Scale 5 blade prop
  • SAFE® select gyro technology
  • Scale flaps
  • Bolt together assembly, but epoxy still required for the wing cannons (Note that the manual suggests using medium CA- just make sure it is foam safe!)
  • Low parts count minimizes assembly time

Cons

  • Battery compartment looks a little tight
  • Hard to find any more cons!




Reviews

This is still a relatively new RC Spitfire so there are not many reviews.

Most of what I was able to find were all positive except one. This chap unfortunately crashed on the first take-off. These things can happen! Always double check everything (especially aileron direction) and if possible get a friend to check as well, before that first flight.






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