ParkZone Spitfire (2011 onwards)

Brand: ParkZone

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3

READER REVIEWS
david crease  |  Nov 23, 2013

Strengths:
Super easy assembly. Can be done in well under 30 minuted- charge the battery - ready to fly. Great looking model - really looks the part. Pretty good scale flying performance.
Weaknesses:
horrible to take off on grass. i go for a hand launch. not a fan of the fixed undercarriage, so removed them. not the cheapest.
Overall:
Very pleased with the model. Has been very forgiving. Handles well in wind and gusty conditions. Makes me look like a half decent pilot.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator  |  Aug 14, 2013

Strengths:
Great appearance, good scale outline and very reliable performer. The model flies well and can be flown in scale like manner. . .
Weaknesses:
An absolute pig on the ground!. . . .
Overall:
I have had this model for over 18 months so I thought it might be interesting to offer a longer term view. The model has stood up well to considerable use, at some point I lost the aerial but everything else is present and working well. The E-Flite retracts in particular have impressed still doing their stuff despite our rather bumpy strip. The finish still looks great.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
4
leccyflyer  |  Jan 04, 2012

Strengths:
Nice scale looks, optional retracts, good performance with stock set-up, from bench to air in minimal time. . . .
Weaknesses:
Prebent struts for retracts not supplied and difficult to source at first. Not all that well bent when they arrived. Needs some care in taxiing to prevent tipping over. .
Overall:
Hassle free, easy way to get a Spitfire in the air. Scale-like performance, very easy to fly, looks ace in the air and quite possibly the nicest landing model that I've ever owned. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Allan Bowker  |  Jan 03, 2012

Strengths:
Amazing looks in the air and on the ground. Takes a common 20c 11. 1v 2200 Li-Po which lasts for a comfortable 10 minute flight. Air intakes under the aircraft save the foam when belly landing.
Weaknesses:
A tad expensive when adding in the cost of retracts (£50) and retracts parts kit (£5 - should have been included in kit) Wheels are a bit small for a rough club patch and quite heavy to hand launch by yourself, can easily nose in on the ground, better suited to a tarmac/concrete surface. . . .
Overall:
Looks great and performs wonderfully. Hasn't got overly massive power but that keeps things nice and scale like (Spitfire's weren't meant to be unlimited vertical machines!). . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Paul Marsh  |  Jan 02, 2012

Strengths:
Well put together and good scale details. Looks good in the air. Good flying characteristics. .
Weaknesses:
Mine needed almost full right aileron trim. Warped wing? No three blade prop, as in the P-47. . .
Overall:
I would had thought PZ would include the retracts oleos as standard, as most people will use eflite retracts. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
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