Spitfire Swappable - Preview

by FliteTest | April 1, 2013 | (49 Ratings) Posted in Projects

This is version 2 of David's Spitfire Swappable prototype design.  It's still in need of some adjustments, but it's coming along very well! This speed build will be available in the months ahead.

David shares details about the airplane's flight characteristics as Josh flies this foam board swappable for the first time. 

This speed build swappable will be available very soon!  Stay tuned and keep checking the Flite Test Store for details and availability!

COMMENTS

Beckju on April 2, 2013
David, can you show us how to build the remote trigger?
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RJM16 on April 2, 2013
yeah I really wanna see that too
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flitetest_mexico on June 21, 2013
please please!!!!!!!
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Carmatious on April 1, 2013
I knew it!
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tramsgar on April 2, 2013
Epic.
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Carmatious on April 1, 2013
WAIT A MINUTE! Hey this is a prank, April 1st! This was posted early as a prank for April's fools!
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Carmatious on April 1, 2013
SO is this the X-6? Cause its like a 6th one designed by flitetest.
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RCbacon on April 1, 2013
You guys just made my day!! I asked you guys to build a Spitfire and you guys built a Spifire!! Thank you Flite test for making my day!! When are you guys gonna release the Tricopter set and the FT 3D speed build?
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RCmaniac on April 1, 2013
So cool. Love the april fools joke David. Nice video!

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Jake Wells on April 2, 2013
Oh David. LOl
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MidwestRob on April 1, 2013
LOL, that was a good one David! Josh needed a new pair of shorts after that little surprise.
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casehatter on April 1, 2013
All right whats a matter Josh LOL love April Good Job David..!!
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oneiwily on April 1, 2013
good one David, you should have blamed JB for doing something wrong.. and then tell him :-)
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jrbemis on April 1, 2013
ROFLMAO. Awesome April Fool!
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Exhodus on April 1, 2013
David! LOL!! Poor Josh will think twice before accepting a testflight next time :D

On a more serious matter: do I assume correctly that the uncovered end of the wing is not just for easier building of the wing, but actualy to counteract the tip-stalling tendencies of the elliptical wing by rising the lift coefficinet toward the tip?
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madaxeslasher on April 1, 2013
Who didn't know that!... David, you crack me up! Looked like Josh about crapped his pants. Can't wait for the build on this one!
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liveyourdreamsRC on April 1, 2013
That was the best april fools joke ever! Great job Dave and Josh, keep it up!
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HerbAir on April 1, 2013
Fun to watch guys...good work Dave! Gives me some ideas for our next fun fly...
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PandaFish on April 1, 2013
Hilarious! David, you devious Dutchman!!!
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SLMaxwell68 on April 2, 2013
Not only a beautiful plane - but DANG David! You da man! I knew I liked you guys for a reason. David, 1 year is NOT gonna be enough! You "gotta" stay longer brother.
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baconflyer on April 2, 2013
he can't really have any say in that, it's a matter of when his visa runs out.
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majik53 on April 3, 2013
I spit coffee on my laptop.. geeesh!!!! Excellent prank, David... I think you got the essence of our most fun holiday. Josh... you should have seen it coming... hehehehehe!!!!
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randall_l on April 3, 2013
Looks good David. You beat me to it--the spitfire is number 12 on my list of 14 swappables to create. I'm only on 5 now.

Cheers!
Randall
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LuftTeddy on April 3, 2013
Wonderful!

Nice bomb there. I've always wanted a surprise factor on our school parade... Joking joking.
I hope you develop this really fast because my scratchbuild Bf-109 is not going to last very long before it becomes part of Terra Firma
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Bondo 604 on April 8, 2013
Can you please make a warbird scratch build im so wanting to do one
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nickatredbox on April 12, 2013
Does the wing tip shape improve the handling do you think?
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rallyman on April 16, 2013
I need a warbird swappable fix bad. Can we fix a fireworks shell under David's butt and hand someone who really wants a Spitfire plan the trigger?
great work so far...
Cheers from the far north
Murray

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cableline01 on April 18, 2013
Any news on the scratch build date? Would love to try this out....
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jackedman on May 21, 2013
any idea when this will have plans for it? I just watched the video and I would love to build one
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btallis on April 1, 2013
Flying that plane must have been a "blast"!
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jack111 on July 9, 2013
lol
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jack111 on July 14, 2013
ba dum tiss
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