Designed by the superb Brian Tayor. The Mk.VIII Spitfire was introduced in 1942 in response to the threat from the Luftwaffe’s Fw190s. Powered by the more powerful Rolls Royce Merlin 60 engine it was an extremely effective fighter, and from then on Spitfires were always equal or superior to any other piston-engined fighter.
Additional Pictures below supplied by Graham
Flown at Aston Down, Gloucestershire. Club site of Cotswold Radio Control Society.
Graham Birt has kindly sent information about how he has gone about converting this classic to electric. Please note this is for information only and based on Grahams’ individual requirements and opinion.
* Motor – E-flite Power 160 Outrunner
* ESC – AeroStar 120Amp Turnigy
* Lipo’s – 10s – 70C (Min), 5000mAh (1 x 4s and 2 x 3s in series).
* Emcotec electronic LiPo illuminator switch. (Nexus)
* All servos Futaba S3072HV and S3071HV.
* E-flite electric retracts, made for Hanger 9 Spit, fit with a bit of ‘fettling’.
* Spectrum DX9 and AR8010T Rx.
What’s in a Laser or CNC Cut Wood Pack? – A CNC or laser cut wood pack contains most, if not all, of the intricately shaped parts shown on the plan, which would be difficult or time-consuming to cut out by hand. It does not contain any sheet or strip wood, which you will need to buy separately. Alternatively, you can purchase an Additional Wood Pack, if available. Our Laser or CNC Cut Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and lite ply and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheet.
What’s in an Additional Wood Pack? – Our Additional Wood Packs contain MOST of the necessary sheet and strip wood needed to complete a model being built from a Sarik Hobbies plan and using the associated laser cut wood pack, if available. We stock a wide range of balsa, ply and spruce in popular sheet and strip sizes but even so we cannot guarantee to be able to supply all the wood necessary to complete each model. So some additional purchases may be required from other modelling wood stockists if not available from Sarik Hobbies. Our Additional Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply and spruce wood in the stock sizes as used by our suppliers and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model such as hardwoods, metals and GRP sheet.
What’s in a Short Kit? – A short kit usually contains, where available, the plan, the laser/CNC cut wood pack, additional wood pack, canopy, cowl or any other available Glass Fibre or plastic moulded items.
Plan MW3337 Spinner CS3337SET FG Card intake CF3337RAD Cowl CF3337CL Canopy CA3337CY Laser Cut Wood Pack WP3337 Additional Wood Pack AWP337 Short Kit SET3337