Win the world’s smallest R/C Micro Spitfire set!


If you’re a fan of radio controlled gadgets and airplanes, you will definitely want to enter this contest to win the world’s smallest (1:72 scale) remote controlled warbird set from They are offering  a Micro Spitfire Mk XVI set to one lucky reader here at The Gadgeteer.

Watch this incredibly tiny aircraft in action:

How to enter

1. Between now and Saturday 06/06/2009 11:59PM EST Sign up with twitter and follow @thegadgeteer

2. Then send the following tweet:

RT Win a Ready to Fly Micro Spirfire Set from @thegadgeteer contest details at

3. Come back here and leave a comment to this post along with your twitter name.

4. At some point on 06/07/2009, I’ll pick a random winner using The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hrs to accept the prize. If I do not receive an answer, I’ll do another drawing.


1. One entry per person.

2. Must be a US resident.

3. is not responsible for any lost packages or incorrect shipping addresses.


Prize includes aircraft and transmitter.

Good luck! 😀

Update 6/6/09: And the winner is #44 Mike.

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54 comments… add one
  • Terry June 2, 2009, 9:01 am

    Oh, this looks like so much fun! Hope I win! twitter name: pescokid

  • Jackson June 2, 2009, 9:03 am

    I’m already a follower of @thegadgeteer on Twitter, but left the RT on my own Twitter page. Thanks, BJSwanson (Twitter name)

  • Fred Raimondi June 2, 2009, 9:16 am

    Twitter name:


  • Andy Yates June 2, 2009, 9:35 am

    Twitter name:

  • Anthony Winner June 2, 2009, 10:12 am

    twitter name AJWinner, thanks…….

  • Pat Richards June 2, 2009, 10:38 am

    That looks really cool. All I need now is a giant room to fly it in! 🙂 @prichards14

  • Jim Thibodeau June 2, 2009, 11:01 am

    send me da plane!


  • Jackie Cheng June 2, 2009, 11:05 am

    pew pew….boom
    twitter name: debugy2k

  • barbarabaker June 2, 2009, 11:23 am

    I’m following, I’ve tweeted and my twitter name is barbarabaker

    here’s the RT:

    This is too cute…

  • Esben June 2, 2009, 11:45 am

    This is awesome, thanks so much for giving us all the chance of winning this plane. EsbenFoto

  • Mel June 2, 2009, 12:38 pm
  • ChrisChapple June 2, 2009, 12:41 pm

    I’m following u!

    twitter name: cb4crc

  • Andrew Albinger June 2, 2009, 12:42 pm

    twitter name aalbinger

  • Som Bouasri June 2, 2009, 1:34 pm

    That would be fun. twitter name: sbouasri

  • Jerry June 2, 2009, 2:29 pm

    twitter name: jerryprusa

  • Steve Wohl June 2, 2009, 2:50 pm

    How cool, I used to build model planes from just sticks, glue,tissue paper and a rubber band from only a diagram/plan I got somewhere. NO kits. Most were WWII planes since I was kid growing up during the war. I remember saving tin foil I peeled off chewing gum wrappers. Things were that desperate back then.

    My Uncle Izzy, when stationed in northern England serviced planes like this model. My fav was the black widow.

    My twitter name is

  • Mike June 2, 2009, 6:35 pm

    These are so cool! One of my friends has a whole collection of MicroFlight’s planes. If I wasn’t up in Canada I’d be all over this contest!

  • Blacknimbus June 2, 2009, 7:00 pm

    username Foldedspace

    I probably won’t break it the first day….lol

  • Ken June 2, 2009, 10:19 pm

    More fun with Twitter The Gadgeteer and now tiny air planes!!!!

    My Twitter name is uzziah0

  • John Schardt June 2, 2009, 11:43 pm

    JCS My twitter name is sukhoy

  • Fritz Hansen June 3, 2009, 12:27 am

    ichbinfritz is my twitter name

  • Grimm June 3, 2009, 1:30 am

    i love micro rc 🙂

    name: Grimm_ver5

  • Court June 3, 2009, 2:07 am

    Not only did I tweet (twitter name of cspooner67), but this was my first one!

  • Josh June 3, 2009, 4:53 am

    good to go!

    twitter name: joshjoshlol

  • warhawkcrazy June 3, 2009, 5:35 am

    my grand father flew the spitfire in the war

  • Paul June 3, 2009, 9:47 am

    Twitted. My twitter name is blondangel

  • Wayne June 3, 2009, 9:48 am

    Twitter name: nagyw

  • Mike Taylor June 3, 2009, 10:08 am

    The Plantraco gear and planes are fun. There are some issues with the magnetically attached batteries, but shedding the battery in a crash dumps about half the weight – they do stand up to crashing quite well…

    Whoever wins it will enjoy it.

    Twitter name: JMTaylor1

  • Storm June 3, 2009, 10:42 am

    Awesome – I’d love to fly one of these. Make all of the guys I fly with around here jealous that a 10″ plane outperforms their 60″ plane.

    Twitter name – zultone

  • wings June 3, 2009, 11:32 am

    I’m in!

    Twitter name: wanfarns

  • tkarol June 3, 2009, 11:45 am

    Twitter name:tkarol

  • David Shin June 3, 2009, 6:53 pm

    This is a great contest…

    I’m new to this twitter thing and don’t know if I am posting this correctly

    Twitter name: NanoDaves

  • Matt Arnot June 3, 2009, 7:16 pm

    This is a great contest. Loves it baby yeah! – matttonra

  • Tim King June 3, 2009, 9:37 pm

    Twitter name: iflyos

    I colud use some plantraco gear!

  • Stormdrane June 3, 2009, 10:21 pm

    Whoa! Cool little RC plane! twitter name: Stormdrane

  • forkmantis June 3, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • KF0S June 3, 2009, 11:24 pm

    Cool prize. Hope I win.

    Twitter name: kf0s


  • Michael "Crash" Hancock June 3, 2009, 11:35 pm

    Great contest! My Twiiter ID is TheCrashCast

  • Lipo Pilot June 4, 2009, 1:02 am

    I need this little critter for the office, combat in the cubicals. Names Lipo Pilot.

  • Jamie June 4, 2009, 1:25 am

    Ooo, daddy want!


  • ariel June 4, 2009, 3:11 am

    @Mustrack hopes he wins! 🙂

  • Jason stubbs June 4, 2009, 7:49 am

    Twitted name: britontour

    Cool plane, hope I win!

  • Dennis Siegfried June 4, 2009, 7:59 am

    This reminds me of the little foam planes that I played with as a kid. I would love to have an R/C version

    Twitter name: crquetzal


  • Mike June 4, 2009, 8:37 am

    This looks really, really cool! Be fun to fly around the office!

    Twiittername – MikeVanover

  • Brian Bland June 4, 2009, 9:10 am

    Would love to try this…..


  • Young Sul June 4, 2009, 3:27 pm

    Awesome! I just twittered and began following you. My twitter name is phreddo.

  • Cody Wojcik June 4, 2009, 8:41 pm

    Awesome! Thanks guys! twitter name: wojcigitty

  • customminatures June 4, 2009, 9:22 pm


  • Vance Howard June 4, 2009, 11:16 pm

    This looks cool! Twitter name: vhoward1122

  • Lipo Pilot June 5, 2009, 12:28 pm

    Tomorrow she picks…yeeehaw ME ME ME ME ME ME ME, Already got the Youtube video of me killing my office partner in some air combat!!!

  • Rashie June 6, 2009, 2:26 pm

    Nice! Me want one!


  • Joseph Kim, MD, MPH June 6, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • Julie June 6, 2009, 11:30 pm

    And the winner is #44 Mike. Congrats Mike!

    I’ve sent Mike an email and will wait 48hrs to hear back from him. If I don’t, I’ll pick another winner.

  • earlwb June 7, 2009, 6:47 pm

    Nice contest. I signed up and posted about it.

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