FT Spitfire by FliteTest

Rating: 4.96      57 ratings
Posted: May 20, 2013  |  33,319 views
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Introducing the FT Spitfire, the 10th installment in the Swappable Series. Building off of previous swappable designs, this warbird features a unique airframe that not only looks great but also provides outstanding flying characteristics.

You can see a few of the many possible ways you can customize this foam board swappable.Building off of the FT Cruiser wing design, David increased the under camber on the FT Spitfire wing which helps reduce wing stall issues. The wing also features dihedral. This Supermarine Spitfire is setup with the FT Decal Kit available in our web store.Stay tuned for an upcoming airbrush tutorial episode which will give you more insight on creating custom paint schemes like this camo design for your foam board swappable!This speed build kit is another great addition to the scratch build swappable series and it offers another great reason to get your friends together and have some fun flying!The flight charecteristics are amazing with this speed build kit and the airplane's design has proven to hold up after multiple crashes.The Spitfire swappable offers great inverted flight and the stall characteristics are great as well! It's a great trainer if you want to start learning to use the rudder more.The FT Spitfire Swappable is now available in our store as a Speed Build Kit and as always, free plans and build video will be available later this week!

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RCbacon May 20, 2013
I have checked Youtube almost every minute for you guys to release the FT Spitfire! Thank you for building this! I asked you guys to build a Spit and you built a Spit! Thank you!
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kraczekj May 20, 2013
:) well i am once again sitting here at work jealous that i havn't finished my last project, but sooo excited that we have some more plans to work with. i have to finish my tricopter build but im definately going to add this to my fleet.
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Rc Mania Cyprus May 20, 2013
Great i have to get some more foamboard!!
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BackyardRC May 20, 2013
Looks great guys! Keep it up!
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UndCon May 20, 2013
Great work all of you - Now I want to see a p 40 thunderbolt swappable as well ;)

//UndCon
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Ballsy May 20, 2013
Cant wait for Wed. Going to have to start building ASAP. Going to try slope this guy at our local PSS Fest http://www.facebook.com/events/199362206878448/
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TomFlite May 20, 2013
Epic! Bring on the plans
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JasonEricAnderson May 20, 2013
Fantastic! I am so buying one of these! (once my radio gets here and I actually build my first 3 swappables) Keep up the great work and special thank you to David, you and your work is an inspiration to the hobby. You guys have pulled me off the sidelines and now I'm getting started in this whole new world.
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cade861 May 20, 2013
To bad they don't release the plans to build it so I could get it cut out and ready for the build vid later this week o well guess I will have to wait
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cade861 May 20, 2013
Looks much more stable than my warbird scratch build I came. Up with it definatley had to carry speed or it would wing tip stall bad now I have some plans to build one that will fly good
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jhitesma May 20, 2013
Bought more foamboard this weekend in anticipation :) Too bad I smashed up my BB pod too...oh well have until Wednesday to fix it.

And now I know what to ask for for fathers day ;)
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nguyen.tran May 20, 2013
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nguyen.tran May 20, 2013
guys, put airsoft modules on your planes and start shooting each other, i hv seen it before it looked really fun
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Jeez May 20, 2013
What's the diameter of the spinner?
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mattplaneflyer May 20, 2013
Can't wait to build this one!
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Splatwillicrash May 20, 2013
They did not lie, they said Monday and here it is!!! Great going guys.
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casehatter May 20, 2013
Ok great job David and I love your air foil...!!! CHAD find us a lazer air to air or air to ground attachment like they use to have for the cubs and others was that Horizion or another?? that would be fun air to ground for drive runs when your by ya self..!!
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Excogitate May 20, 2013
Was that a bird attack at 9:34?

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liveyourdreamsRC May 20, 2013
Thank you for making the episode on airbrushing techniques, I really want to see how hard it is because the final products on your planes look great! Keep up the good work guys and congrats to Dave on the wonderful design!
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liveyourdreamsRC May 20, 2013
Also what was the red smoke thing you used in the more flitetest box at the end? Looked cool, maybe you should do an episode on combat with these and include the smoke in part of it.
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kenton May 20, 2013
Love this, can't wait to pick up some foam and get to work when the plans come out.
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cyc May 20, 2013
Looks like another winner, thanks guys. Gonna add gear and make it go fast =D,...........>
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Fabberdan May 20, 2013
This is asking for a swappable Focke Wulf or Messerschmitt 109 to do some real dogfighting... :-)

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RoyBro May 21, 2013
And an ME262. Of course that one couldn't be swappable.
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Villalji May 22, 2013
Why not? Once they start a EDF swappable series ..... 😜
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RoyBro May 21, 2013
My favorite war bird has always been the Stuka dive bomber because of it's unique style.
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Mizzster D Double-a May 21, 2013
when is the free plane is available? :)
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tramsgar May 21, 2013
Wonderful, a fun 4 channel swappable!
New music - nice. Letting Josh Scott make the whole test flight is always a good move.
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Mark S May 21, 2013
So David, will there be a bonus explosive charge included in the first 50 kits ordered?

Thanks for another great model.

Mark
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oneiwily May 21, 2013
Nahh , there should be 2x miniature machine gun with 10,000Rnds for air to air combat .. lol
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Thunder May 21, 2013
love this FT war bird ! looking forward to a P-51 !!!!
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TLMARK May 21, 2013
Ordered a double pack as soon as it was in the store can't wait to get it now ;-)
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Rickster May 21, 2013
Sweet! I cant wait to get the plans!!!
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Hog chief May 22, 2013
When will the plans be posted
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RCmaniac May 20, 2013
Awesome!. I was waiting for so long!
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Alejandro García May 22, 2013
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Pauloar May 20, 2013
Super! Really nice guys. I cant wait to build it.

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Alejandro García May 22, 2013
i have a question for flite test, I am from Spain And I would like to buy the spitfire speed built kit. can you send the spitfire to Spain?
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RCmaniac May 22, 2013
Si, yo tambien vivo en España y si que lo envían internacionalmente.
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Pauloar May 22, 2013
hey guys! I do live in Germany and I am crazy to buy a kit for me also!
My suggestion would be that I we get together to buy a big amount of kits and send trought! I can organize it, but to be worth it we would need to have at least 15 kits.
Is there somebody else in EU which would like to have one or two of any models????????

I could organize the Purchasing and we all share the expenses! what you think?
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RCmaniac May 22, 2013
If you can organize it I might purchase one. I think you saw on the comment before, that I am from spain. Thanks!
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Pauloar May 22, 2013
I will put an article about it here!
Lets see how many persons are interested.

Take care!
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Villalji May 22, 2013
Hi, I'm in Germany as well. I join the group to get a spitfire!
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Rightcoastbias May 22, 2013
I was fortunate enough to meet Josh at Joe Nall 2013 and see the FT Spitfire. This is was my first time seeing the FT swappables and the FT Spitefire looked beyond my building capabilites. Josh inspired me and I home built the FT Delta and FT Old Fogey. With patiences, I will be trying to build the Spitfire. Thank you for providing these excellent builds, FT!

Btw, what is the approx weight on the FT Spitfire (sans battery)?
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TeddyOng May 20, 2013
Great job josh! I want to see a Bf-109 after this! Or perhaps you could make a twin engine warbird like Bf110 or Scratchbuild mosquito?
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Villalji May 22, 2013
Yeah, Bf109 would be a great addition to the swappables!
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MRflyingtiger52474 May 21, 2013
There is a warplane that I love and that is the F4U Cosair and was wishing that you could build one up for your scratch build with the swappable
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Villalji May 22, 2013
...or a P47 and a Zero....
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Dr.Love May 24, 2013
I second this motion!!! I am already brainstorming a way to make the iconic gullwing out of the spitfire's wing. Really the only other major design change would be to make the fus cylindrical. My first ever rc plane was a beautiful rtf corsair, I have always dreamed of flying this beauty. 2 flights, 2 crashes, one pile of epp foam dust and electronics, it was a sad day in my life.
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sailorJohn May 22, 2013
I thought the plans would be released today along with a build video (Wednesday)
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jerimiah85 May 22, 2013
SAME HERE. ive emailed josh and chad on FB but haven't gotten back to me yet. Its Never this late in the day for a release ( come on flittest )
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jerimiah85 May 22, 2013
got an email with build link but it is saying BOKEN link... maybe its just not uploaded yet

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nickatredbox May 23, 2013
Love the plane one of the prettiest planes ever built

Remember the few https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-the-Few-the-70th-anniversary-of-the-Battle-of-Britain-2010/302725915495

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=43zVRey2XEs
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June 5, 2013
How do you avoid to break the propeller if there is no landing gear? Does any one has experience landing this spitfire in the grass and do not break the prop?
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Ivanlopezvergara June 12, 2013
Very good plane. We just finished to build ours and it performs very nice flying! I would like to see more war planes coming in the near future

Regards
Ivan


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hbxfzw June 25, 2013
I every LIKE THIS !!!I'M CHINESE.
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WillyBChoppa August 1, 2013
So built my first one of these last weekend. Flew great, but i like to over power planes and push them a little hard. Ended up folded the wings this afternoon. Thinking about reducing the dihedral and adding some carbon fiber. Anyone else had this problem?
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N!V September 7, 2013
Mine folded too while doing an inverted loop. I guess it wasnt meant to do that. But luckily it was able to recover from inverted and landed normally The bottom joint was strong but not the top.
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walkerr November 1, 2013
Folded here also, in the bottom end of a loop... After that it headed directly into the ground. Anyone done anything to the design to prevent this?
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Cubarican October 1, 2013
Great Plane !! Any thoughts of making an F4U Corsair?


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RoyBro May 20, 2013
If you're taking suggestions for the next swappable, I'd love to see a foam board swappable version of the Apprentice. Definitely a four-channel plane, and with a top mounted wing.

Thanks guys!
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alexgofly December 28, 2013
i would like to see them build one too that would be awsome.

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rcperson123 January 12, 2014
I use duct tape to my plane and pod so it doesn't come off. if i wanna remove it i just use a knife so it comes off easily
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fantasy776 January 10, 2014
What type of foam is used for the FT Spitfire?
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fantasy776 January 12, 2014
OK I found it. You an get it at the dollar tree for $1.00 a sheet of 24x30 inches
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fantasy776 January 21, 2014
To improve the tail edges of the spitfire I put a thin layer of elmers white glue on and sanded a day later.
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pirate1111 February 18, 2014
好吧,我承认这是一个好机子,着手做一架试试
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