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ParkZone Ultra Micro Spitfire Mk IX BNF with AS3X Technology

The ParkZone® Ultra Micro Series Spitfire Mk IX with AS3X® technology gives you great scale details in a plane that you can fly just about anywhere, even in not so ideal weather!
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Can I fly this on a 2s 200mah
Hobbyist Type:  Recreational
Usage:  Several times a week
Age: 17 or under
Time in Hobby:  4-10 years
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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roee
Apollo 11 Field, Valley Fliers
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The ESC built into the receiver is only rated to a maximum of 4.2 volts or 1 cell. The motor is also only rated to 1 cell. Running 2 cells in the spitfire will cause permanent damage
Hobbyist Type:  Intermediate
Usage:  Several times a week
Age: 35 to 44
Time in Hobby:  4-10 years
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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Pygmaeus
Salida, Ca
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No. The plugs do not fit, the battery is too big and heavy, and the increased voltage will fry the board.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Anyone else with the micro spitfire having their motor surging?
Fly's really well, all other functions normal, but motor surges, (revs go up & down) then the motor just quits. Anyone else out there having this problem? Plane is brand new!
Hobbyist Type:  Intermediate
Usage:  Several times a week
Age: 45 to 54
Time in Hobby:  4-10 years
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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Victoria BC
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According to the manual the pulsing motor is a sign of low battery. It seems to come quick for me, I get about 3 min out of a battery.

From the manual on page 5 "When the motor power pulses, land the aircraft immediately and recharge the flight battery..."
Hobbyist Type:  Intermediate
Usage:  Several times a month
Age: 35 to 44
Time in Hobby:  1-3 years
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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spring lake, nc
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I've had the spitfire, and this means the battery is weak. When the battery is low, it does this. The battery may be defective. Try a new battery, and if that doesn't work, call Horizon Hobby and they might send you a replacement.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Why is this plane discontinued? In my opinion, this is the best um plane ever made by horizon hobby. Any recommendations as a replacement?
Hobbyist Type:  Intermediate
Usage:  Several times a month
Age: 17 or under
Time in Hobby:  4-10 years
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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tommyeros
South Western Ohio
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I'm not completely sure why this plane was discontinued. i agree that this was and awesome little plane. you may have noticed that the larger, park flyer version was discontinued as well. i guess the logical reason is that horizon has to keep making room for all of the new products they are always bringing in..... by the way they still sell the spare parts for most discontinued planes.
Happy flying!
Hobbyist Type:  Recreational
Usage:  Several times a month
Age: 17 or under
Time in Hobby:  4-10 years
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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How much nose weight is required to obtain CG recommended by the manual?
My Ultra Micro Spitfire Mk IX BNF with AS3X Technology required a seemingly excessive weight added to the nose to obtain the CG recommended by the manual. Is this normal? I am almost afraid to fly it with this much weight on the nose.
Hobbyist Type:  Intermediate
Age: 65 or over
Time in Hobby:  1-3 years
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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ranjerboy
PA
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I found that getting the CG was tough, but even when I had it close to spot on after cutting a bit of foam of the front of the fuselage so the battery could sit more forward, it still flew a bit tail heavy. I adjusted the elevator push rod by spreading them until I had about a 1 deg rise on the elevator and it flies much better for me. I normally fly without gears because of all the grass around me with lack of paved runways.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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mak8tack
Boston, MA
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how to change the wing/tail on the ultra micro spitfire?
does anybody have any tutorials or anything on how to change the wing and or tail? broke the wing with a collision with the house, and the tail broke during storage. thanks
Hobbyist Type:  Beginner
Usage:  Several times a week
Age: 17 or under
Time in Hobby:  1-3 years
asked 9 months ago
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