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Spitfire MK IX ( 66.9 in. / 170 cm )155.00 Eur.


The Spitfire MK IX
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3D Printed 1.7 meter/67in span Spitfire MK IX

This Spitfire MK IX is a work of art and an engineering marvel... And it flies so well.

I thought that after seeing the Mig-15 I had seen it all but no, this Spitfire is beyond imagination, so many details, so many new and intelligent solutions like the new sliding canopy or the new motor mount and firewall system, just to mention a few.

This model is supplied with two front sections so you can use a longer or a shorter motor and has no logos in the outside so you can make a perfect scale looking model.

I will also include spinners for 2, 3 and 4 bladed propellers round tip and clipped wing tips and a few other minor extras like a pet-g rear landing gear structure.

A retractable landing gear set will be needed, there are two options, please check the links in the downloadable manual.

The number of files to print is 45! Many are large files taking more then 12 hours to print so the usual 2-3 days production time may be delayed if I have to repeat one file or two.

This is a stunning plane, the most advanced 3d printed airplane today, far beyond any foamies and ARF toy plane out there.

This is aero modelling at its finest, 21st century aero modelling at its best.


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Length: 1488 mm / 58,6 inch
Wingspan: 1700mm / 66.9 inch
Height: 510 mm / 20.1 inch
Wing area: 51.4 dm2 / 5.53 sq ft
Wing loading: 71.9 g/dm2 / 23.6 oz at sq ft

Center of gravity: 102mm / 4.01 in from LE
See CG tags on wings...
Airfoil: 3DLabPrint SPT02
Weight of all printed parts: 2060 g / 72.7 oz
Takeoff weight (6s 4500mAh Li-Pol): 3700 g / 130.5 oz
Max takeoff weight: 4200 g / 148.2 oz

Never exceed speed, VNE: 160 km/h / 99.4 mph
Design maneuvering speed, VA: 120 km/h / 74.6 mph
Stall speed, VS(full flaps): 38 km/h / 23.6 mph


Some tested setups:

SETUP A)
Motor: AXI 4120/20 GOLD LINE V2 465KV
ESC: MEZON 120 lite or similar at leats 70A/6s
Battery: ZIPPY Compact 4500mAh 6S 35C or similar 6s weight approx 700g
Propeller: Turnigy Type A Beech Wood 3-Blade Propeller 15x8
alternatively Turnigy Beech Wood Propeller 15x8

SETUP B)
Motor: Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 5055-430KV or similar with same KV and weight
ESC: HobbyKing 70A BlueSeries or similar at leats 70A/6s
Battery: ZIPPY Compact 4500mAh 6S 35C or similar 6s weight approx 700g
Propeller: Turnigy Type A Beech Wood 3-Blade Propeller 15x8
alternatively Turnigy Beech Wood Propeller 15x8

SETUP C)
Motor: LEOPARD LC5065-7T 380KV or similar with same KV and weight
ESC: HobbyKing 70A BlueSeries or similar at leats 70A/6s
Battery: ZIPPY Compact 4500mAh 6S 35C or similar 6s weight approx 700g
Propeller: APC 15.5x12-4 Blade Propeller


Available Files

Here you can find the manual for the Spitfire MK IX.

Download Manual


Recommended CA Glue

Glue:
HK Medium thickness CA

Accelerator:
HK Accelerator

Note:
This glue and accelerator have been tested and work on PLA, not all glues and accelerators, specially the accelerators work well. If you purchase the Spitfire MK IX Kit I will include a piece of printed PLA so you can do your tests.


Recommended Power Sets

You can find links to the power sets components in the user manual.
Download Manual


Hot weather

In the Summer it's advisable to not let a printed plane inside the car under the sun, it will become deformed like any other plane made of plastic. At the flying field, planes made or painted with dark colors can become hot and can become deformed, leave your printed plane in the shade.


Building Log

3DLabPrint has created the following Spitfire MK IX building log.
Spitfire MK IX Building Log


More Videos

3DLabPrint has uploaded the following Spitfire MK IX to their Youtube Channel.
Spitfire MK IX Videos

Details: Full Details
ID: 99535
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Fighter
Motor: Electric-Powered
Wingspan: 66.9 in. / 170 cm
Publisher: 3DLabPrint
Designer: 3DLabPrint
Material:Plastic-ABS

About 3D Printed Model Airplanes
If you have doubts about how these models are designed, printed and how the fly, this page is for you.

Before anything else, watch this video.

The most common question I get is:

-How do these planes fly?

The video at the right is from FliteTest's Youtube channel, they installed cameras on the plane and filmed it in flight with a drone, these images are not only spectacular but they also allow us to see the behavior of the plane in flight. Enjoy!

This P-38 in the video requires:

  • 12 channels radio if you don´t use y-cables.
  • 4-5 full days straight to print on one printer if everything goes well.

All our 3D Printed planes are here.


About 3DLabPrint models

These models are designed by Stepen in the Czech Republic, are easy and quick to build and have excellent flight characteristics. The gear is pretty standard, usually 9 or 12 grams servos and two power setups are usually suggested, one composed of high quality motor, ESC and battery and another made from inexpensive HobbyKing stuff but still very capable and with good performance.

When you build from a plan or when you assemble a wood kit, usually you add parts to a developing structure, you may have the fuselage done then you may add a servo tray then you may add a motor mount and so on, on these printed planes everything is built with full integration in mind, all the internal reinforcements, all the linkages, all the ducts for wiring, all the fixtures are one with the structure, in fact, many times you have ducts for the servo wires acting as an internal wing reinforcement.

This is a revolutionary way of thinking or better, a revolutionary way of fabricating model airplanes because many of us had already thought about how good this kind of approach could be but actually doing it has always been the problem.

Even with the advent of high quality/low cost 3D printers this has not became immediately possible, it took a very gifted person, Stepen, to create a design method and correspondent print setting to make these marvelous models possible.

I hope you are not afraid to try the latest in model airplane construction, I´m sure you will be delighted with these amazing model airplanes.

A FAQ page with answers to the most common questions can be found here.

All questions are welcome. Please contact us here.


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  6. Printing the Spitfire MK IX takes approximately 260 hours on one single printer, thankfully we have more than one printer so your kit will be produced just in just a fraction of that.
Packaging & Postage:
  1. Larger parts individually packed in bubble wrap film so nothing gets lost or damaged.
  2. Double cardboard box.
  3. Registered Airmail. The tracking number will be sent to you and posted at Paypal´s website
Note:
  1. The PDF Assembly manual has links to web pages where you can obtain the needed electronics and even some supplies.
  2. On multiple kits orders, each kit will be shipped on an individual box, it wouldn't be cheaper to ship combined.

Terms of Service.
Please read the 3D Printing Service Terms of Use before placing an order.

About the 3D File source:

The Spitfire MK IX was designed by 3DLabPrint and will be printed by AeroFred as a service.

Model Printing and Order Processing:

Printing a model airplane requires many hours of printing, typically, for the models we sell, between 24 and 280 hours if the job is done one one single printer. Luckily we have many printers so your new plane will be ready to ship in 1-2 days.

Scaling:

Models from 3DLabPrint can be scaled up by up to 130% depending on the model but please know that when these models are printed all the needed fixtures for motor, battery pack, servos, links, wiring ducts are also printed so they would all be scaled so additional work will be required on your end to fit the gear.
As an example, the Edge uses 5 grams servos, if scaled to 130% (1,56m) the servo slots will hold 12 grams servos perfectly but the motor mount will have to be adapted. This can be easily done by using bolts from end to end and washers in the back. Not beg deal. But on the P-47 that uses retracts the ob is not this easy, you would have to create a plate with holes to secure the retracts to the wing.

Modifications:

We can´t do modifications at design level. However, PLA glues very well with CA and accelerator so you can do as in any other model airplane kit, you can add balsa or lite ply and you can make any modifications yourself.

You will receive:

  • Complete Spitfire MK IX 3D Printed KIT on PLA or individual parts for the same model, depending on your order.
  • One piece of printed PLA, some bad print I may have around here, so you can do your experiments and tests instead of trying on the plane itself.
  • Cardboard box with appropriate cushioning so the parts are protected during the shipment.
  • Assembly manual printed copy from 3DLabPrint if requested at the ordering page.

The paper manual is free but not included by default because it adds weight that may make the postage costs climb considerably. I reserve the right to add the paper manual or not.
In any case the manual can be downloaded in PDF format in this same page and it will have links to web pages where some of the needed parts an be ordered.


You will NOT receive:

  • 3d .stl or .gcode files, project files or any files at all apart from the pdf manual.
  • CA Glue or CA Accelerator.
  • Electronic components.
  • Wheels, hinges, propellers, screws, piano wire, paint or decals.

Note:
Vinyl decals do not stick on 3d printed planes, the only way to add insignia, camouflage, letterings is to paint with acrylic spray paint and a stencil or a mask.


Assembly and preparation:

Modeling work it´s your job :)
You will have to follow the manual to assembly this kit and do all the work needed, this is a model airplane Kit, not a toy.

About our printers:

We use high quality original 3D Printers, no Chinese clone printers or cheap Ebay 3d printers.

About the different filament types:

PLA: PLA is the most used material on 3d printing today, it prints well, with good finishing and little or no warping.
ABS: ABS is one of the most commonly used plastic, Legos are ABS, your car bumpers are probably ABS. This material has a high resistance to heat and it´s strong. It would be perfect for our planes if it wasn´t so hard to print.
PET-G: PET-G is the material used on plastic bottles, it´s very strong and has a heat resistance close to ABS, the only drawback is it´s flexibility. PET-G it´s a little more flexible than PLA but still can be used for printed planes.

As you see no material is perfect, I could continue describing other materials such as nylon, carbon impregnated PLA and so on and we would always find positive and negative aspects for each one of them.
Solution, we use PLA, namely NatureWorks 3d850 or 870 PLA that is one of the best, if not the best PLA in production today and for landing gears, motor mounts and other parts that require higher temperature tolerance and/or mechanical resistance we use ABS or PET-G.

Packaging:

We will use strong double wall cardboard boxes and the appropriate cushioning to protect each one of the printed parts, every part is rolled on bubble wrap plastic film.

Shipping:

We ship from Portugal, Europe and use the reliable Portuguese mail system CTT.
CTT has delivery agreements with different entities on each country so if you´re from the US you may have your order delivered by USPS, in the UK may be Royal Mail and so on.


Postage:

We charge according to the ctt.pt postage table. The smaller planes that fit boxes up to 90cm (sum of the three dimensions) we ship as a "letter" so the postage it´s cheap, larger planes have to be shipped as a package, there is no way around it and this is why the postage it´s expensive.

Tracking:

All 3D Printed models and parts are shipped registered. A signature will be required at the delivery address, not necessarily yours but someone at the address.

Returns:

We will only accept returns of non assembled, undamaged complete models or spare parts.
Postage fees from the original order are non refundable and you will have to pay the postage back to us.
No re-stocking fee if everything arrives in good condition.
In doubt please ask us for an opinion.

Payments:

Orders can be paid with Paypal or Credit Card via Paypal and are shipped to the address on your Paypal account or to the address you set at checkout.

ToS Acknowledgment:

Placing an order on this page implies acceptance of the above Terms of Service.

Spare Parts and Options
All the individual sections of the Spitfire MK IX can be re-printed on demand.

Spitfire MK IX (3d Printed Kit)

Fully Printed Spitfire MK IX Kit

Price: 155Eur.

Details
These are the details for the "Spitfire MK IX" model.

Plan Attributes: Edit Attributes
Plan ID:99535
Keywords:3d printed spitfire mk ix
Class:Radio-Control
Model Type:Airplane
Channels:6-ch
Functions:Ailerons-Flaps-Elevator-Rudder-Throttle-Landing-Guear
Aircraft Use:Fighter
Wingspan: 66.9 in. / 170 cm
Wingspan Class:160cm-To-200cm (63in-To-79in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Eliptical
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Electric-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Material:Plastic-ABS
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Publisher:3DLabPrint
Date:08/2017
Designer:3DLabPrint
Found:
3DLabPrint.com
Listing Editor:3DLabPrint
Category:3DLabPrint
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