ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model ARF
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ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model ARF

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MSRP: $939.95
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$835.00
 
Item# (ESMSPITF-89FAF)
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  • Overview
  • Full Scale
  • Spare Parts

Click here to view a RCU thread on electric conversion of a Hurricane This size motor, the E-Flight Power 160 or equivalent is more than enough power for the 80" ESM planes. It can also be used with the 72" ESM planes with smaller batteries.

ESM Supermarine Spitfire, 89"

The Supermarine Spitfire produced by ESM, is yet another top notch RC scale airplane design to excite you with both appearance and performance. ESM of China has been importing RC scale airplanes into the USA and Canada for a few years now, and in that time ESM has become recognized as a new industry leader in highly detailed, great flying, ARF's. Not only are the ESM ARF's highly detailed, and great flying, they are extremely affordable for anyone to enjoy!

The Spitfire, as with all of ESM's RC scale airplanes, come already painted at the factory, have pre-applied decals (which are then covered with a clear coat at the factory), have factory functional flaps (if the full scale version also had flaps), and come with one of the more complete hardware packages anywhere...including screws, rods, fuel tanks...etc.

All ESM planes are painted with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels. The high gloss paints are of course easier to clean than the low gloss. These paints can be painted over for weathering and the like.

Most ESM scale RC airplanes have poly resin fiberglass fuselages, with the wings being typical built up, and then covered with an etched polyester film, which is then painted for a perfect match! While all ESM scale RC planes come from the factory with conventional gear and wheels, ESM also offers a complete line of retracts for each individual plane, adding to the level of scale realism that all scale pilots look for in an ARF. It doesn't end there, ESM offers separately a full line of scale accessories like bombs, gear doors, pilots, external fuel tanks and more, specifically designed to help those builders who want the most realism possible, without having to spend hours designing and building all these extra scale goodies.

Here at TBM we know that things can happen, and because of this, we work very hard with ESM to provide you with many spare parts. Simply refer to your warranty for further information as to parts availability.

The ESM Supermarine Spitfire, as with all of the ESM line of ARF scale RC airplanes, look and fly so realistically that we are confident that you will be extremely pleased !!! ESM is continually working on producing new RC scale aircraft, and most of these new offerings will be available with wingspans of 80 inches or more so that they will meet or exceed IMAA legal requirements...so be sure to come back often to see what new ARF scale RC aircraft TBM and ESM have coming out!

Wing Span: 89"
Length: 76.2"
Wing area: 10 sq. ft.
Wing Loading: 35.6 oz/sq. ft.
Flying Weight: 22.2 lbs. *Weight Information
Radio: 6ch & 8 servos
Gas Engine: 50cc - 60cc. DLE-55 is the best choice for power and reliability.
Glow Engine: 2.20 4 cycle
Prop Recommendations: : Biela 19x10, 20x10, 20x12 3-blade
Servo Recommendations: : 100 oz-sq-in minimum - HD-1501, Hitec 645MG, Hitec 5645MG, DS-8309TG

FEATURES:

The Supermarine Spitfire, as with all of ESMís scale models, is loaded with features never before found in such low priced ARF's, resulting in highly detailed, great looks, and great flying ARF's!

The detailed fuselage is poly resin fiberglass, with scale panel lines and rivets molded right in. Wings are typical built up construction, include pre-designed cavities and mounting blocks for optional scale retracts, and have factory constructed flaps, all of which is then factory covered with an etched polyester film. All parts are finally expertly painted right at ESM's factory, and once dry, all scale decals are pre-applied, and are then covered with a factory clear coat for protection.

All ESM planes are painted with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels. The high gloss paints are of course easier to clean than the low gloss. These paints can be painted over for weathering and the like.

The ESM Supermarine Spitfire comes from the factory with conventional gear and wheels, and one of the more complete hardware packages anywhere...including screws, rods, fuel tanks...etc. ESM also offers a complete line of retracts for each individual plane, adding to the level of scale realism that all scale pilots look for in an ARF.

  • Factory painted in authentic British paint scheme, and pre-applied decals, covered with clear coat.
  • Functional flaps
  • Factory installed pushrod guide tubes.
  • All hardware included (screws, rods, fuel tanks etc...)
  • Epoxy resin fiberglass fuselage and cowl, built up wings, covered with special covering which pain adheres to, and finished with a flat paint scheme, decals pre-applied and clear coated!
  • Hardware package and illustrated instruction manual included.

Full Scale Videos:

ESMSPITF-89AAF.pdf - 3.17 MB

Important Addendum: Regarding CG in ESM Manuals.

Quite possibly the most famous and celebrated warbird of all time, the Supermarine Spitfire is often credited with the British victory over the Germans in the Battle of Britain, even though the Hawker Hurricane actually scored more aerial victories. More Spitfires were made during WWII than any other fighter aircraft, and the Spitfire holds the distinction of being the only Allied fighter in service throughout the entire war.

Designed by R.J. Mitchell and later variants by Joseph Smith, the Spitfire was a beautiful single seat fighter aircraft. Its gently contoured wings provided extremely strong flying characteristics, allowing for very tight maneuvering at high speeds. This gave the Spitfire a huge advantage over German aicraft during the Battle of Britain, although it was largely equalled by the introduction of the FW-190 and others later in the war. Its thin eliptical wing allowed the Spitfire to fly faster than the Hurricane, although the latters tight placement of 50 calibre machine guns and closer point of conversion proved deadlier to German bombers. Its distinctive silhouette and the beauty of its design made the Spitfire a legend. While the Spitfire was constantly compared to the BF-109, the Spitfire was a more flexible design, and allowed for better and better versions, making the Spitfire's later marks more potent than those of the BF-109.

The Spitfire saw extensive service after the war in many conflict areas, including the middle east where Arab Legion Spitfires tangled with the new state of Israel's Avia S-199 versions of the ME-109. Later in that conflict, there were actually many engagements of Spitfires vs. Spitfires as the Israelis managed to secure some from Czechoslovakia.

Wings

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Replacement Left Wing
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Replacement Left Wing
Out of Stock
$199.00
(ESMSPITF-89F-41)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Replacement Right Wing
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Replacement Right Wing
Out of Stock
$199.00
(ESMSPITF-89F-42)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Replacement Wing tubes Aluminum (PAIR)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Replacement Wing tubes Aluminum (PAIR)
In Stock
$29.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-44)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Servo Hatches
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Servo Hatches
In Stock
$9.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-45)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Air Scoop Blister
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Air Scoop Blister
Out of Stock
$9.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-47)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Wing Blister Pair
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Wing Blister Pair
Out of Stock
$14.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-48)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Wheel Well Liners
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Wheel Well Liners
Out of Stock
$9.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-49)

Tail

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement  Horizontal Stabs and Elevators
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Horizontal Stabs and Elevators
In Stock
$39.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-61)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement  Rudder
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Rudder
Out of Stock
$19.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-62)

Hardware

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Replacement Hardware Pack 1 of 2 - fuel tank, tires, motor mounts, screws, washers, nuts, hinges, fixed gear
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Replacement Hardware Pack 1 of 2 - fuel tank, tires, motor mounts, screws, washers, nuts, hinges, fixed gear
In Stock
$39.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-70)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Warbird ARF. Replacement Hardware Pack 2 of 2 - wood parts, gear doors, pushrods, templates, elevator joiner, cable fixed gear, tailwheel bracket
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Warbird ARF. Replacement Hardware Pack 2 of 2 - wood parts, gear doors, pushrods, templates, elevator joiner, cable fixed gear, tailwheel bracket
Out of Stock
$39.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-71)

Fuselage & Other

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Replacement Engine Mount
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Replacement Engine Mount
Out of Stock
$9.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-32)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Exhaust Blister
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Exhaust Blister
Out of Stock
$9.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-53)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement  Blister
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Model Replacement Blister
In Stock
$14.95
(ESMSPITF-89F-55)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
Out of Stock
$49.00
(ESMSPITF-89FCL)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
Out of Stock
$29.95
(ESMSPITF-89FCN)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Warbird ARF Replacement Fuselage
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Warbird ARF Replacement Fuselage
In Stock
$299.00
(ESMSPITF-89FFU)

 

 

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Down and Locked formerly WRC Wike R/C Products Retract Regulator and Sequencer for Electric Retracts and Gear Doors
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Miracle RC Tailwheel Retract
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(ESMSPITF-89FCL)
ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
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ESM Spitfire Camouflage Color F 50cc 89" Wingspan Warbird ARF Replacement Fuselage
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Biela 19x10 3-Blade Carbon Fiber Propeller, Black with Yellow Tips
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In Stock
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