Spitfire Mk 1a Kit
Spitfire Mk 1a Kit
Spitfire Mk 1a Kit
Spitfire Mk 1a Kit
Spitfire Mk 1a Kit

Spitfire Mk 1a Kit

All wood kit. 81 inch Span

Product information

SPITFIRE Mk. 1 a  (Now with one piece GRP cowl) - New Balsa Price

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)
  • Scale Wheels
  • Decal Set
  • Split Wing kit, which can be retro fitted to older versions of our Spitfire (NOTE that this is already in the Kit)

Technical Data:

  • 4 to 6 Channel
  • (Ailerons, elevator, rudder, throttle. flaps)
  • Scale - 1 :  5.4
  • Weighed 2021 - 4.4kg 
    • (weighed without engine, tank, retracts, wheels. with servos)
  • 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)


  • GRP Cowl
  • Vacformed Radiator
  • Vacformed Exhausts (pair)
  • Vacformed Oil Cooler

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 

Some very good, detailed photos are available from this site:

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.

IMPORTANT, this is a kit to build from a plan which will take quite some time and involve many other components should you wish to get it into a flying state.  Some of the other items that you will require are:

  • Retracts or fixed undercarriage and wheels (most, if not all, have retracts).
  • Covering / Decals and or paint
  • Radio Gear
  • Servos
  • Batteries/Motor or Engine plus accessories.

AND MOST OF ALL, you will need a safe flying site and plenty of practice/training on much smaller models first.  It builds into a beautiful but large model and you'd obviously not want to crash it or risk injury.  Check the BMFA or country equivalent flying association website for more details on training and flying clubs.