SPITFIRE Mk. 1 a
For the model building experience of a lifetime, nothing compares with building and flying a Radio Controlled Scale Model Spitfire, especially this one which builds and flies beautifully. We have completely re-engineered the components to enable the builder to create a very accurate model..
The construction uses some methods that are unusual but fully rewarding at the end of the build.
Our DB Spitfire Kit is all Balsa and plywood construction (no foam), it incorporates all inboard aileron and flap linkages as does the full size. All parts are pre-cut and the sheeting is included. Our SPITFIRE is 81 " span for up to 40cc engines, however, don't let the wingspan put you off if you only have a small car (the wing splits in two).
The building is made easier by the precision laser-cut parts throughout the airframe which is then fully sheeted, resulting in an extremely strong & lightweight construction.
ALL necessary wooden parts are included in the kit along with the GRP cowl, aluminium spinner, Vac formed exhaust stacks, underbelly parts & clear canopy, also a comprehensive hardware pack, plans and building instructions. A very comprehensive RC model Kit of the much loved Spitfire.
Accessories Available (Scroll down for links to the accessories)
Scale Retracts (Ordered from a third party)
Decal Set (DBV MH434)
Split Wing kit, which can be retro fitted to older versions of our Spitfire (NOTE that this is already in the Kit)
4 to 6 Channel
(Ailerons, elevator, rudder, throttle. flaps)
Scale - 1 : 5.4
Weight (typical) - 7kg to 10kg (15 to 22 lb)
Wing Span - 206cm (81")
Engine; 25 - 40cc (depending on make)
Fuselage length overall - 169cm (661/2")
C/G - 5" (127mm) from centre section L/E
Wing loading (typical) 2 - 3 lb sq./ft.
Wing area - 7.4 sq./ft.
Wing 'G' test = 9+ at an AUW of 16.5 pounds (7.5kilos)
Vacformed Exhausts (pair)
Thanks to Bert Janssen, Chris Berry and Paul Monk for the pictures.
Build pictures of our Spitfire along with some more of Bert Janssen's Model
Previously, a 230kv, 3150W motor was recommended by another company. Their particular example is no longer available so the link has been removed.
Scale Flying on Zenoah 38
More sporty on a Zenoah 45
Flies reportedly well on an OS GT33
DB Spitfire Instructions PDF
Please note that alterations to the firewall may need to be made depending on your choice of engine (including any mentioned in this text). It may sound messy, but do this at a late stage to avoid changing the geometry of the fuselage during the build.