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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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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!
What type of hobbyist are you?  Intermediate
How often do you use this product?  Several times a week
Age: 45 to 54
How long have you been participating in this hobby?  4-10 years
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Dingo
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..."
What type of hobbyist are you?  Intermediate
How often do you use this product?  Several times a month
Age: 35 to 44
How long have you been participating in this hobby?  1-3 years
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Lukeaj
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 1 year, 7 months ago
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How to set Center of Gravity?
I juste received my RTF Ultra micro Spitfire and Center of Gravity is 30 mm behind leading edge instead of recommended 20 mm...How am I supposed to set the aircraft for 1st flight?
Age: 25 to 34
 
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Pochi
France
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do what is recommended in the manual. just move around the battery fore and aft on the Velcro. i would start the battery at the front of the compartment and adjust after you fly.
this plane is discontinued, by the way, but you can still get spare parts for it.
Happy flying!
What type of hobbyist are you?  Recreational
How often do you use this product?  Several times a month
Age: 17 or under
How long have you been participating in this hobby?  4-10 years
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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You can cut it open at the seam on the fuselage and add little tiny screws you have lying around into the front end and then when you have the right amount of weight make sure it doesn't get in the way of moving parts then glue it down with some foam safe CA also be careful not to get glue on any thing but the foam and crews because you could accidentally glue a servo together and no body wants that. But if you want to just fly it take off and try to trim the nose down a little bit until it flys level. Hope this helps.
What type of hobbyist are you?  Intermediate
How often do you use this product?  Several times a week
Age: 17 or under
How long have you been participating in this hobby?  1-3 years
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answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Ontario
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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.
What type of hobbyist are you?  Intermediate
Age: 65 or over
How long have you been participating in this hobby?  1-3 years
asked 1 year, 9 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 1 year, 7 months ago
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mak8tack
Boston, MA
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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?
What type of hobbyist are you?  Intermediate
How often do you use this product?  Several times a month
Age: 17 or under
How long have you been participating in this hobby?  4-10 years
asked 1 year, 6 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!
What type of hobbyist are you?  Recreational
How often do you use this product?  Several times a month
Age: 17 or under
How long have you been participating in this hobby?  4-10 years
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