Spitfire Mk IX &
P- 40 Warhawk
Micro-sized warbirds, giant-sized fun
By Michael York Photos by John Reid
Model: Ultra Micro Spitfire Mk IX /
P- 40 Warhawk
Distributor: Horizon Hobby
Type: Micro-scale WW II
Length: 13. 5 / 13. 6 in.
Wingspan: 15. 9 / 15. 8 in.
Wing area: 43. 3 / 41.2 sq. in.
Weight: 1.65 / 1.6 oz.
Wing loading: 5. 4 / 5. 7 oz./sq. ft.
Motor req’d: Included
Radio req’d: 4-channel
; + Micro-sized big fun
; + Multi-blade propellers
; + No build time
; + AS3X stability system
Radio: JR 10X transmitter (jrradios.
com), DSM2/DSMX AS3X receiver,
micro linear servos (installed)
Motor: 8.5mm geared brushed motor,
speed control on receiver module
Battery: 3. 7 150mAh 25C 1S LiPo
Prop: 4-blade / 3-blade (installed)
My love of model planes started out at an early age when I would spend
countless hours building various-sized plastic display kits. I always
wished that I could just take one of these planes o; the shelf and go
outside to actually see it fly. Back then, the technology didn’t exist to
fulfill that dream, but luckily, that is no longer the case. Take ParkZone’s
two latest releases of its PKZ series of scale micro planes for instance: the
legendary P- 40 Warhawk in Flying Tigers colors and iconic Spitfire Mk
IX, arguably one of the greatest WW II fighters ever made.
With wingspans of just 15. 8 and 15. 9 inches respectively, they are not
much larger than some of the plastic kits I used to build,
and the detail right out of the box is quite incredible
and worthy of any display cabinet. ;e best part,
however, is that these lightweight warriors are
not only pre-built, but can also be flight ready within
a few minutes. Both include a 1S 3.7V 150mAh LiPo battery
pack and matching AA battery-powered quick charger. BNF means
you’re just a transmitter bind away from getting airborne; all you need is
a DSM2/DSMX compatible transmitter. ;e thorough instruction manual
will guide anyone comfortable with aileron planes from initial setup to
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