Flite Test Spitfire Speed Build Electric Airplane Kit (1080mm)

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The FT Spitfire is the 10th design in the swappable series and the first of which that is a warbird. This is the perfect gateway into scale-like flying and is also a good introduction into four channel flying. This plane is great for beginners and or experienced pilots who are looking for scale lines without the unforgiving flight characteristics of most scale warbirds. This was achieved by taking the wing of the FT Cruiser and heavily modifying it with the unmistakable elliptical Spitfire wing shape, increasing the size of the under cambered wing tips and adding dihedral. The result is a very forgiving scale warbird that flies just as good as it looks.

Power Pack Compatibility:  
Flite Test Airplanes are all designed around the use of various "Power Packs" which include an inexpensive Motor, ESC, Servo, & accessory package to complete each aircraft!

Weight: 14.9 Oz (Fully assembled; without battery)
Wingspan: 42.5 Inches (1080mm)
Center of Gravity: 2.7 Inches (68mm) from leading edge of wing (Recommended)
Control Surface Throws: Ailerons & Elevator: 10 degrees | Rudder: 25 degrees
Expo Suggestions: 30%

Kit Includes:

  • Laser-cut Foam Airframe
  • Posterboard Front & Back Turtle Deck
  • Power Pod (Swappable)
  • Firewall
  • Push Rods
  • Control Horns
  • Bar-BQ Skewers
  • Rubberbands
  • Velcro
  • Throw Gauge
  • Specification Sheet

Needed to Complete:

  • (1) Brushless Motor: Flite Test C Radial or Park 400 Type, 810kV minimum
  • (1+) Propellers: 8x6 or 9x4.7
  • (1) ESC: 18-30 Amp
  • (1+) Battery: 3S 11.1V LiPo 1000-2200mAh
  • (4) Servos: ~9 Gram Micro Servos

This product was added to our catalog on August 2, 2017

Verified Owner
Saturday, Nov 24 2018 (about 2 years ago)
Flite Test Spitfire Speed Build Electric Airplane Kit (1080mm)
The FT Spitfire is the greatest foamy airplane, and RC airplane in general. if you like these following things, this is %100 your airplane: agility, slow stalls, aerobatics, yet also a range of slow speed, dosile flight, and if you are a beginner, as long as you put enough expo, this is a great beginner plane. i have had four spitfires in my RC flying career, and they have been the most fun planes i have ever owned, even over store-bought Horizon Hobby aircraft. I highly recommend that you purchase this airplane if you want to have lots of fun with combats and streamer cut competitions. Overall, i guarantee that you will love this airplane, it just refuses to die.
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 11 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Flite Test Spitfire Speed Build Electric Airplane Kit (1080mm)
the ft spitfire is one of the best airplanes I have ever flown. I purchased the speed build kit looking for an aerobatic, yet relaxing semi-scale park flyer, and it fits that description perfectly. the build is fairly simple, taking about 3-6 hours in total (depending on builder speed, some may build faster or slower) and my only gripe with the airplane is I believe my kit came with posterboard cut on the wrong grain, as it was incredibly difficult to bend. an easy fix, however, was to take a piece of posterboard and trace the turtleneck pieces out.
Tuesday, Dec 18 2018 (about 2 years ago)
Flite Test Spitfire Speed Build Electric Airplane Kit (1080mm)
The Spitfire has long been an iconic war plane, with great looks and presence in the air. This model stays true to the original, providing a huge fight envelope, great stability, and love that wing profile looking up. This plane is very solid and I can recommend to beginners and experienced pilots alike. If you like speed also, this is the ticket- flying a 3520 power plant with 10x6 prop, this is a rocket!
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Mar 24 2021 (7 weeks ago)
Flite Test Spitfire Speed Build Electric Airplane Kit (1080mm)
What a great build. Not to complicated but enough to hold my interest! WATCH THE BUILD VIDEOS they were a tremendous help and they guys at FT did an awesome job instructing and demonstrating the build. Thanks FT!
Verified Owner
Friday, Jul 3 2020 (10 months ago)
Flite Test Spitfire Speed Build Electric Airplane Kit (1080mm)
I was in and out of the hobby a couple of times years ago. Recently I jumped back in, and built and flew a couple of planes. All nitro powered. Then I discovered Flite Test on YouTube. After fighting with a nitro engine a couple of times I decided to give electric a try. For my first foam build, I chose the FT Spitfire. I watched the video about 100 times while waiting for the kit to arrive, and still found a way to make some almost fatal mistakes during the build. All my fault. I was able to remedy my errors and get the plane built. I stretched it out over a few evenings. All went well other than my screw-ups. There are a couple of discrepancies between the video and the actual kit, but they are minor, and easily overcome.
After building and painting, and some setup I took her out for a maiden flight. This was also my first low-wing model to ever fly. I eyeballed the trims, throttled up, and let her fly.
I was in complete amazement at the ease with which this craft handled. There was nothing I couldn't do as far as scale type flying. I have always been a very nervous pilot, but I spent an entire session less than 20ft from the ground, as this plane instilled that kind of confidence in my ability to handle her. She could whiz by in a flash, or slow to a total crawl, and still be handled. Landings were super slow and controlled. Not a single broken prop.
6-8min flights with Power Pack "C" on 3s 2200mAh LiPo's, and I did fly with a little more than the recommended throws, but did use the recommended 30% expo setting of my Futaba 6J.
She is fast at full throttle. Maybe a little faster with a canopy; that's the only mod I would do.
I cannot WAIT to build another FT Warbird!!
Kudos to Josh and the team on a great kit, and a great flying bird!
It has made my weekend!!
Monday, Apr 27 2020 (about a year ago)
Flite Test Spitfire Speed Build Electric Airplane Kit (1080mm)
Didn't buy the kit but built from scratch, and wow does this thing fly great! It's light and easy to build, and even easier to repair. It does lack a good roll-rate (as is common on all spitfire designs), but doesn't tip stall which is awesome. Definitely one of my favorite builds to date.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Mar 3 2020 (about a year ago)
Flite Test Spitfire Speed Build Electric Airplane Kit (1080mm)
I've had this plane for 3 1/2 months now, and flown it 20+ times. Excellent handling in the sky; capable of basic aerobatics as well. Handles wind very well, up to 10 mph. This was my first build, and it came together very well.

I would definitely recommend this as a second plane. Looking forward to purchasing the new Spitfire.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jan 28 2020 (about a year ago)
Flite Test Spitfire Speed Build Electric Airplane Kit (1080mm)
Just flew the maiden of the Mk1 Spitfire - Rimfire 0.10 1250kV, 3s, 2200mAh, 10x4.7 sf prop. A great model - Very smooth - Wonderful 5 flights - had a ball.
I am now ordering the Mk2 Spitfire with the power components - looking forward to the build when it comes in.

Well done guys - love your videos by the way!