Motion RC Spitfire Mk IX 1600mm
This plug-and-play ARF has a 63-inch span and is equipped with a 5055-390Kv brushless outrunner motor, 80A speed control, and big
16x10 4-blade scale propeller. Intended for a 6S 4000–5000mAh LiPo battery, the Spitfire Mk IX is approximately 1/7 scale.
It comes with scale four-panel split flaps, LED wingtip lights and dorsal signal light, 17g digital hybrid servos, brass ball
links, and nylon hinges on all control surfaces. It has removable wings, cannon, and antenna for easy transport,
and two sets of decals are provided. The retractable landing gear with shock-absorbing struts has 5mm-
thick steel pin and metal-trunnion construction, and is grass runway–capable. The price is $349.00
(receiver and 6S LiPo not included).
The new RiveterPro ($29.95) makes applying evenly spaced, consistently
sized, glue-droplet rivets easier than ever. It consists of prepunched
masking strips and a bottle of Rivet Applicator fluid. Available in three
sizes of rivet diameters and spacings, cured rivets have the best appearance after painting. The sampler kit includes a bottle of applicator fluid
and a three-strip of each size.
Nick Ziroli Plans 3D-Printed WW I Machine Guns
What’s a WW I fighter without gun? A target! Don’t be a target; these
impressive scale machine guns are available in five sizes (1/8, 1/6, 1/5, 1/4,
and 1/3 scale). These German-made machine guns are 3D printed out of
ABS plastic and come in easy-to-assemble kits. Variants of the models
are available, including Vickers ($8.00), German Spandau ($12.00), and
Lewis type-2 and type- 3 ($15.00). All come with instructions.
Best Pilots Custom Scale Figures
Well known for his highly detailed and historically accurate pilot
figures, Lyle Vasser of Best Pilots produces hand-sculpted and
molded figures approximately 1/5 scale in size. Each pilot is a
reproduction of actual WW II pilots, including USMC “Pappy”
Boyington, U.S. Army Air Corps; Bob Sweeney; RAF “Sailor” Malan;
German ace Günther Rall; and Japanese ace Saburo Sakai.
Vasser also offers a 1/4-scale WW I pilot Lothar von Richthofen
and generic 1/8-scale bomber-crew figures. Prices range from
$65.00 (unpainted) to $235.00 (painted) for 1/5 scale, and $95.00
(unpainted) to $235.00 (painted) for 1/4 scale. Also, Vasser’s
pilots can also be turned into personal versions of yourself. Using
a 3D-printed face matched to photos that you provide, these
amazing “Mini Me”s are truly the ultimate final touch for anyone’s
scale airplane (available painted and unpainted, call for pricing).