|Product type||1/72 scale ready-to-fly R/C model|
|Availability and pricing||US $149.99 with transmitter, $99.99 model only|
Plantraco Microflight claims to make the world’s smallest ready-to-fly radio-controlled aircraft. Added recently to their line is a 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk. XVI.
The model features 6-Inch wingspan and 2.7grams flying weight. The motor itself is just 4mm in size and spins an equally tiny 32mm propeller. Indeed, the entire is so small that it will almost fit in the palm of your hand. It will require careful handling, especially because the fuselage and wings are made from foam. On the other hand, it should easily survive minor crashes due to its tiny weight.
The model comes with the markings AU-J of No. 421 Squadron RCAF.
Once in the air, the model is controlled by Plantraco HFX900 R/C system with fully proportional transmitter. The receiver weights only 0.38g and controls the throttle and rudder.
With it s tiny size, you could probably fly this model in your living room, like an ultimate gadget of an armchair aviator. But it is fully suitable for park flying, too. And after a flying session, it is easy so store your Spitfire in a nice small protective telescoping box that comes with the model. Nice thought on the part of Plantraco.
Plantraco also makes a R/C Messerschmitt Bf 109 in the same scale, so there is also an opportunity to try some 1/72 dogfighting.