Spitfire MkIX


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Spitfire MkIX logo Gold Edition


Gold Edition version of the famous British warbird

Spitfire MkIX photo

Developed in 1942 to equalize the threat of the German Focke Wulf, the Spitfire MkIX proved to be a key factor in England's air defense. Top Flite has now brought the Spitfire MkIX to life in a stunning R/C kit. By combining the Spitfire's rich combat heritage with Gold Edition assembly ease and authenticity, Top Flite has created a superb reproduction of a vintage aircraft.

  • Perfectly fitting, CAD-engineered wood parts ease building, with very little carving necessary
  • A precision-formed ABS cowl, wing fairings and exhaust stacks, along with a clear canopy and many other details, supply impressive scale realism
  • An elliptical wing with Selig airfoil provides stable, forgiving warbird flight
  • An extensive hardware package, complete with wire rod-in-tube pushrods, comes with the kit, along with a high-quality, photo-illustrated manual and full-size plans
  • Many detailed accessory options are available

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Heavy-duty, formed 3/16" wire landing gear is provided, or you can add standard retract gear. The realism extends to authentic retract movement-the gear pulls back at a slight backward angle, true to the full-scale fighter.
The wing leading edge comes preshaped-and overall, there's extremely little carving required. The Spitfire's all-balsa exterior provides the ideal surface for easy finishing. Top Flite includes a generous supply of high-quality hardware.
With Top Flite's optional In-Cowl Muffler and header (TOPQ7915 and TOPQ7920), you can preserve true-scale looks by hiding an O.S. .61-.75 engine under the cowl!
The scale tailwheel location is only one example of Top Flite's attention to realism. The rudder and elevator surfaces are ribbed-and after covering film is applied, they appear to be authentically fabric-covered.
Retracts control
The Spitfire's fuselage is large enough for straightforward radio gear installation-and it still allows plenty of room for the optional scale cockpit kit and retract air tank. The kit's instruction manual explains how to install retracts step-by-step.
This model lets you carry the scale realism as far as you like, with numerous accessories and building options available. For example, the detailed, photo-illustrated instructions explain how to create these operational split flaps.
All surface detail typical of the WWII Spitfire MkIX is provided with Top Flite's Gold Edition model-notice, for example, the exhaust stacks along the kit's nicely fitting, precision-formed ABS cowl.
Optional Cockpit Kit
An optional, precision-formed scale Cockpit Interior Kit (TOPQ8403) for the Spitfire MkIX is also available. Easy to install, the kit includes seat, instrument panel and many other impressive details-a great addition to your model!
Canopy 3/4 view