The RC Spitfire is modeled after one of the most distinguished fighter aircraft that conquered the air in World War II—the Supermarine Spitfire. It played a significant role in the defense of Great Britain from Germany’s long range bombers and has seen action in various war fronts in Asia, Europe and Africa. Production of the Spitfire started in 1928 and continued well beyond World War II, with over 20,000 variations rolling out of the aircraft factory.
What distinguishes the Spitfire from any other fighter aircraft is its elliptical wing which provides it with a thinner cross-section and lesser drag, allowing it to gain speed faster to chase after invading enemy aircraft. The same wing design is captured in RC Spitfire models which allow the same aerodynamic capability like that of the real one.
Like all other Spitfires which come out of the production line, various models of the RC Spitfire have been produced for serious RC enthusiasts. These airplane replicas may vary in sizes depending on the model. All of which come partially assembled and will need an fair hand to put together. Some experience in putting together an RC plane is best to ensure that the Spitfire will take off the ground. Like the original, this RC also has powerful engine to make full use of its capability.
Once airborne, the RC Spitfire mimics the competence of the original. It can do aerobatics and is capable of flying at maximum allowable speed with no problem at all. In the 1940s one ace pilot describes the Spitfire, “once in the air, you felt in the first few minutes that here was the aeroplane par excellence.” The same can be said of the RC model. It is capable of loops and rolls, very much like what this plane did when going after enemy aircraft in combat.
Early in its history, the Spitfire had various problems in the design. Thanks to the great effort by the early designers and manufacturers, the RC Spitfire is able to benefit from the various improvements put in place in during the real-life production. Accomplishment of a mission, whether you are flying the Spitfire today as a hobbyist or as a fighter pilot of yesteryears, depends on the maneuverability and flexibility of the aircraft. This has been accomplished through the well-thought design of the various parts of the plane including the ailerons, rudders, wings and the body of the true Spitfire. As such, taking off the ground and landing the rc controlled plane is as easy as it can be.