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.40-.46 Size Sport-Scale Model Kit

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To the people of WWII England, the Spitfire was more than a good fighter. It was the single weapon responsible for their safe emergence from one of the darkest periods in British history. This Spitfire kit gives R/C pilots the chance to fly a realistic .40-size model of the distinctive warbird, with only moderate building time and effort—and performance that's classic Great Planes.

  • A fine project for any intermediate pilot who's already succeeded with at least one high-wing and one low-wing model.

  • CAD-engineered, precisely interlocking balsa/ply parts produce a strong, lightweight airframe and realistic scale outline.

  • Includes many scale touches that boost realism without increasing your building challenges—such as a 2-piece ABS cowl with molded-in exhaust stack detail.

  • Spacious radio compartment allows easy installation of on-board gear. High-quality, rod-in-tube pushrods are included for smooth, dependable control surface operation.

  • Expert use of lightening holes keeps flying weight low for excellent all-around flight performance.

  • Includes canopy and heavy-duty aluminum landing gear.

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Dual servos for the Spitfire 40's ailerons add the precision and authority that results in crisp, impressive maneuvers. The simplicity of the linkage makes set-up a snap—while also providing the safety of a "back up" in case one servo fails.
Although fixed wire landing gear is supplied with the kit, the photo-illustrated instructions explain in detail how to install optional retracts for improved aerodynamics and maximum realism. Hobbico Mechanical Retracts, HCAP4010, are recommended.
State-of-the-art computer design creates a kit whose precisely die-cut parts match the plans exactly and interlock perfectly. The self-jigging wing uses Great Planes' innovative "Interlocking I-Beam" construction to speed assembly and add structural strength.

Stock Number: GPMA0179
Wingspan: 54.75 in (1391 mm)
Wing Area: 526 in² (33.9 dm²)
Weight: 5-6 lb (2.25-2.7 kg)
Wing Loading: 22-26 oz/ft² (66-80 g/dm²)
Length: 48 in (1219 mm)
Engine Required: 2-stroke .40-.46 cu in (6.5 7.5 cc) or 4-stroke .52-.70 cu in (8.5-11.5 cc)
Radio Required: 4-6 channel with 5-6 servos
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