RJ Mitchell K5054 Spitfire Tribute

RJ Mitchell K5054 Spitfire Tribute
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 RJ Mitchell K5054 Spitfire TributeRJ Mitchell K5054 Spitfire Tribute 

FEATURES

Style:  Free Flight
Wingspan:  18" (460mm)
Ease of Build:  Beginner
Power:  Rubber

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Your Price:  £24.99
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K5054 - The FIRST SPITFIRE

K5054 was the original prototype of the Supermarine Spitfire. The then named ‘Supermarine Type 300’ was conceived by R J Mitchell, a designer renowned for his success in building Schneider Trophy race winning planes. Mitchell passed away from cancer in 1937 before he had the chance to witness the true impact of his creation. To commemorate R J Mitchell and his achievement, we’ve created this limited edition kit for you to build your own replica of the very first Spitfire.

This kit is our first limited edition model. To allow you to build a piece of history, we’re producing just 50 of these special Spitfires. They include a shiny silver tissue with a bare aluminium look to capture the raw feel of the prototype Spitfire. There is also a custom markings sheet with the specific roundels for K5054. Each box will be numbered so you know which of the limited number of kits you received!

To give something back, we are donating £5 from the sale of every K5054 Spitfire kit to Cancer Research UK to help support the fight against cancer.

This unique Spitfire kit will only be available whilst stocks last.

YOUR KIT

This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a Spitfire.

The kit includes the materials (other than paints) to complete a spitfire with plain white covering, so you can decide to do your own favourite scheme.

Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing.

Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed".

This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.

Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor.

These adjustments have been done with care and sensitivity so that the shape and spirit of the original aircraft is preserved as much as possible.

Also in the spirit of the traditional kits, additional items required to build the model are things that can be found in the kitchen drawer or are easily available on the high street.

KIT CONTENTS

Three balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood.
PVA glue for building the wooden frames.
One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.
One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
Three low friction plastic ënoseí bushings - one for the propeller and two for the undercarriage wheels.
One vacuum formed canopy and spinner.
Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel legs.
One motor peg (cocktail stick or toothpick).
Rubber motor strip.
Tissue to cover the model.
Parts reference sheet (W), full size summary plan sheet (X), scheme diagram sheet (Y) and scheme markings (Z) printed on lightweight paper.

Please note that the model pictured is an original Keil Kraft Spitfire in K5054 guise built by Andrew Darby. The model you will receive is the superior Magnificent Flying Machines Spitfire designed by Andrew Darby!

SPITFIRE PATTERNS SHEET

Click the link below to download a pdf version of the patterns for acetate and paper/card parts originally drawn on the plan.

This will save you from having to cut into your beautiful plan!

Download the patterns sheet

VIDEO BUILD

Built, filmed, edited and produced by the amazing Rob Brennan

Please note the video build is for a Nightfighter not the K5054 Spitfire Prototype. The build is identical, with the only changes being the colour of the tissue and the markings.

 

ILLUSTRATED BUILD

The illustrated instructions below are available for you to view, download or print out for free.

They do not replace the instruction book but can be used alongside it.

We hope you find them useful!

MAIN PARTS & FRAMES BUILDING SCHEDULE

The Centre Section [Download]

The Main Wing Panels [Download]

Completing the Wings [Download]

The Tail Plane (Stabiliser) [Download]

The Fin & Rudder [Download]

The Fuselage [Download]

The Nose Block [Download]

Finishing the Fuselage [Download]

The Wheels, Undercarriage & Spinner [Download]

Radiator, Oil Cooler, Exhausts, Air Inlet & Fillet Pieces [Download]

COVERING

The Fin, Rudder & Tail Plane [Download]

The Wings [Download]

The Fuselage [Download]

FINAL ASSEMBLY

[Download]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Spitfire fits into a Small Box. Please use the table below to calculate your likely shipping costs:

 

Package Size (approx)

UK (including Highlands and Islands)

Mainland Europe

Rest of The World

Envelope A4

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99

£3.95

£3.95

Small Box (450mm x 150mm x 50mm)

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99

£5.75

£7.50

Medium Box (980mm x 150mm x 80mm)

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99

£38.00

£50.00

Large Box (980mm x 300mm x 80mm)

£3.95 - Free for orders over £19.99

£55.00

£75.00

Flammable/hazardous materials UK ONLY £6.25 - reduces to £3.00 for orders over £19.99 NO DELIVERY NO DELIVERY

 

For UK deliveries we use either MyHermes  , Royal Mail  or UKMail.

Flammable and hazardous materials are shipped to the UK only using UKMail courier, which carries a premium.

Internationally we use Royal Mail for smaller parcels and envelopes and we use whichever of the big couriers are cheapest for a particular size and destination. We always send all of our kits insured and all but the smallest are also tracked.

For international orders, you are responsible for any import duties or taxes applicable in your country.

We notify you as soon as your order has been despatched and, if applicable, you will be sent the tracking number. 

If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with your purchase you can return it within 14 days for a full no quibble refund. 

Please Note : Most of our kits are made to order, this means it can sometimes take up to 14 days before they are despatched. If you need your kit quicker than that, e.g. as a birthday present, please drop us an email at sales@vintagemodelcompany.com and we will do our absolute best to accommodate you.

 

 

 

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