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40" Balsa Basics Spitfire with Electronics Pack

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40" (1016mm)

Shipped by 10th July

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A Complete Airframe and Electronics Pack

This is a full aircraft and power electronics combo to build a Balsa Basics Spitfire. If you want to get your electronics at the same time as your airframe kit, this is the bundle to get. For beginners who need to invest in a dedicated radio set, charger, battery and other essential items to get started in the R/C hobby, see the 40" Balsa Basics Spitfire Full Beginner Bundle (coming soon). This pack includes the model kit, motor, speed controller, servos, battery connector, and hardware.


A Spitfire for Everyone

The Balsa Basics Spitfire has been designed to be a great intermediate level flyer that is easy to build. Unlike other warbird models out there, this one has a very light wingloading and gentle characteristics. It can slow right down without tipstalling which makes landing a breeze and keeps hand launching drama free. If you've flown at least one other aileron model before this, you should be ready to fly this Spitfire.


Easy to Build

As well as being designed with predictable flying characteristics at the top of the brief, ease of build (as with all of our Balsa Basics designs) was a priority. Precision laser cut parts fit together seamlessly to build up the eliptical wing section with a cleverly integrated double spar that slots around each rib. The leading and trailing edges clip into notches at the ends of each rib and the aileron spar provides a ton of rigidity that keeps the structure tight.

As far as the fuselage goes, a central box section is built up from interlocking, self-jigging light ply components which forms the nose and cockpit of the aircraft. Balsa fuselage sides and more formers bring the tail together while chuncky stringers can be added to capture those iconic Spitfire lines.


More Detailed Than You Might Think

Although clearly meant to be a very simple fun-scale model of the Spitfire, this aircraft does come with exhaust stacks and a vacuum-formed plastic canopy. The aircraft can be covered and finished in a variety of ways to bring it to life. This kit is really a blank canvas to build the Spitfire you want to fly. An upgrade detail pack including radiators, different exhaust stack options and other scale addons will be available as a separate kit soon.

Build It With Video Instructions

Unlike many of our other more complicated kits, the Balsa Basics Spitfire doesn't need to be built over a plan and can be constructed on a normal-sized table with some basic tools. All you need is to follow this step-by-step video.

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Needed to Complete

If you wish to supply your own electronics, here is what you will need to complete your Spitfire

Battery -1500mah-2200mah 3s
Charger - Suitable for charging 3s lipo batteries
Radio Set - at least a 4ch system
Recommended glue - Roket Hot CA
Recommended covering material - Oracover

Kit Contents: 

  • 2x Sheet of 3mm Ply parts 
  • 10x Sheets of balsa parts 
  • Push rod wire
  • 4x Plywood laser cut control horns
  • Thin wooden dowel
  • 1x Vacuum formed scale plastic canopy
  • 1x MT2213 920KV Emax Motor
  • 1x 20A ESC
  • 4x 9g Servos
  • Miscellaneous hardware

Detailed Specs

Wingspan - 40" / 1016mm
Build Skill Level - Beginner 
Flying Skill Level - Intermediate
Channels - 4 (throttle, ailerons, elevator and rudder)
Power System - Electric Brushless



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