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  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready
  • FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready

FMS A1 Skyraider V2 750mm (29.5") Wingspan - PNP


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spareparts-available.gifFMS 750mm (29.5") A1 Skyraider Version 2 Receiver Ready - FMS038


**Notice** The FMS A1 V2 has been discontinued by FMS

This is the new version 2 of the FMS 750mm A1. This plane is a massive improvement over the original version. Not only is the level of scale detail better, but the plane is much higher quality in addition to having hugely improved flight characteristics. This plane is noticeably quicker than the original version 1.


  • Many scale features including four blade propeller, drop tanks, missiles, and hand painted pilot figure
  • Reinforced main landing gear and steerable tail gear
  • Upgraded FMS proprietary servos
  • Upgraded Kv1700 brushless motor - better quality and 30% faster than previous generations
  • Improved body design and Center of Gravity (CG) makes this version 2 easier to control
  • Durable EPO foam construction


  • 4-6 Channel Radio - Click Here for recommendations
  • 4-6 Channel Receiver - Click Here for recommendations
  • 2 Cell 7.4V 1000 mAh Lipo Battery - EPR10002
  • Lipo Battery Charger - Click Here for recommendations
 Skill Level: AdvancedArrow.jpgBuild Time: 1 HourAge Level: 14 and upArrow_End.jpg
 FEATURE VIDEO: FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Flight Demonstration


750mm / 29.5in


600mmm / 23.6in

Flying Weight


Power System

2408-Kv1700 Brushless Motor

Speed Control

20A Brushless ESC, T Connector

Propeller / EDF

7.5x4 Four Blade Propeller



Landing Gear

Fixed Main Gear, Steerable Rear Landing Gear

Required Battery

7.4V 1000mAh 15C 2 cell LiPo

Required Radio

4 Channel









Hinge Type



EPO Foam

 FEATURE VIDEO: FMS 800mm A1 Skyraider Flight Demonstration
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  1. FMS Skyraider 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Oct 2015

    First I have to say that Motion r/c is the fastest shipper that I've ever run into. They had my order on its way to me 42 minutes after placing the order.
    The kit arrived fast and was in perfect condition. The detail for such a modestly priced plane is outstanding. Assembly was really not an issue and the instructions were sparse but adequate. The Balance point is off and I expected it to be. it took 1.5 ounces to achieve a satisfactory balance and I'd recommend using shot pellets and epoxy glue. it is easy to work into every nook and cranny in the space your using. That's important in this model as space is at a premium.
    I used a 1.3mah battery in the set up for less weight and I like the performance and time that they give these models.
    I'd give it 5 stars but bad weather and high wind has made it tough to test fly but I have no doubt that it will be a good flight. As I fly conservatively I set the controls up for moderate control about 75% tops with about 30% expo and this has been satisfactory with other models of this size.
    A final note is that I have been building model for 60 years and for the money I couldn't build one this nice for the selling price. How much do I like FMS models, the mailman delivered another one this morning. Motion R/C has gained another satisfied customer

  2. Hard to fly, but so much fun (I hate the props as well) 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Oct 2015

    DON'T BUY THIS FOR SOMETHING EASY TO FLY AROUND THE HOUSE!!!! The plane may look easy and just kind of slow for flying in a caul de sac like the video says, but that is not the case. The takeoffs are very challeneging. Gradually give it power then start to give it elevator. You'll also need to correct the takeoff with generous amounts of right rudder, but once it's in the air, it's a doll. It does what you want. Rolls aren't the best, but it can do combat maneuvers such as barrel rolls and immelman turns. I'm going to be using it as a streamer combat fighter. I got bored and add flaps and a bomb drop to it as well, using the drop tanks that came with it as the bombs. It worked well until one of the flap servos came loose without me knowing it. I put the flaps down to fly slowly as I was trying to bomb a target (the target being an old rusty foldout chair), but since only one flap came down, it caused it to fall into an uncontrollable tip stall. It broke the prop as the props that come with it are very fragile. The landings are also pretty easy once you get the hang of it. All around it's a good plane for EXPERTS ONLY. I would definitely recommend the flaps addon because with them down, you can fly under half throttle and incredibly slow.

  3. Love this plane, hate the props... 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Oct 2015

    A friend recently gave me his Skyraider. I decided to fly it stock and at the recommended CG. What a mistake. It was super tail heavy. I wanted to comment that Loneflier's review of this plane and the mention of his CG point is right on. I set up the plane with the CG area at 25-30mm. It flew great! Most of the other FMS 800(ish) series planes CG at the mark. I usually have to add a bit of weight to achieve this. In this plane, I had to add 2oz of weight to achieve the 25-30mm CG area.

    I do tend to swap out the motor and run a Turnigy 2826-1400kv motor so I don't have to use them fragile props at $5 a pop! I tend to run 2 bladed 7x6 props with my motor set up and zippy compact 3s 1300mah batteries. I get a good 6 minutes of flight time with mixed throttle.

    Landings are nice. I can slow the plane down quite a bit with throttle management and bring her in nice and easy. I do notice with these 800 series warbirds they can tip stall, but with a little bit of power, it's avoidable.

    I truly like this plane and it flies real nice!


  4. the plane my dad few in Vietnam 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2015

    Very good performance with great detail.my dad few these in Vietnam and I got to ride in one in Florida when a kid.
    Really responsive and a kick in the butt to fly

  5. Shades Of VC-35 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Aug 2014

    Aircraft is a close likeness to the aircraft I trained in, in the 50's. A few alterations, a color change , add a RADOME, and squadron markings and it will be perfect...!!! More than likely a permanent 'HANGAR QUEEN'...............I'll purchase another to fly...

  6. for your eyes only 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2014

    okay for the 800 from FMS.
    These 800 series aircraft must be flown with computer radios as you need to use generous exponential. I set my duel rate set 70% for hi rate and 30% for low rate with exponential at 30% all around this allows you to fly on takeoff at low rates much smoother and after you've mastered that for 10 min. you can move on to the 70% rate.
    This and all the FMS 800 series airplanes seem to use this formula for best results. This is only a starting point but it does work. The CG on all the warbirds use the battery whether it's a seven or 11 All the Way forward. The trick with these planes is not to overcontrol them. I have 11 warbirds from FMS and the only one the gives me any problem is the P 40. All in all they put out a great product

  7. Finally got it to fly! CG is different than shown in manual. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2013

    OK-after much crashing and head scratching, I started to look around on line at some of the RC groups, and noticed one of them recommended moving the CG to 40mm instead of the 65mm as shown in the manual. At 40mm, the plane began to fly, but still acted tail heavy, so I finally added enough weight to bring the CG to about 25mm and now she flies great! Two great flights today, no issues. Loops, rolls, level flight both fast and slow were no problem. It was actually easy to fly this time and very enjoyable. Wish I had known this at the beginning and it would have saved a lot of frustration, props, and repair work! Just happy to have it flying now. SO if you get one of these, I suggest starting with the CG around 30mm and see where you like it from there.

  8. Maiden Flight 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Aug 2013

    Well, the maiden flight was short and not so sweet. The plane took off from the grass OK, and from that point on, it was a struggle to fly it. I tried to get some altitude to be able to see what was happening and do some trimming, but after about 50 up, it tied itself up in knots and spun straight into the ground. Not sure how else to describe it. Damage surprisingly wasn't too bad, lost the propeller and hub, cracked the fuselage, but that was quickly fixed with some CA. All the servos and linkages are fine, and the motor shaft is still straight. I'll get a new prop and hub, maybe add some more weight to the tail, since it was still nose heavy after adding 0.25oz of weight to the tail. Wish I had better news, but this thing was a handful. I did fly my 900mm Dynam Spitfire, the PZ Stinson Reliant, and Archer all with no issues, same radio, so I don't think it was me or my equipment. The Skyraider is still a gorgeous plane, but starting to have my doubts about it.

  9. Gorgeous Plane, but nose heavy 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Aug 2013

    Just bought this plane yesterday, and I am impressed with the scale details, paint, and ease of construction. Everything went together easily, but like several of the other reviewers, I am finding that my plane is fairly nose heavy at the 65mm position. I am hesitant to add weights to the tail, so I wanted to check with the Motion RC guys to see if they had any issues balancing their Skyraider before making that video. The video is one of the reasons I bought this plane, since it appears to fly very well, and I trust Motion for an honest opinion.

  10. Beautiful plane -Update added 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jul 2013

    As I mentioned in my previous review. This plane is beautiful and very well made and details are awesome.
    Had to add about the CG. ( Center of Gravity ) I noticed this video they are having a blast flying it. Now My plane in order to get balance on the CG, I had to add allot of stick on weights.

    There is no room in this plane to adjust battery and electronics. This plane for me was extremely nose heavy.On a CG machine points straight down and almost falls of the machine. To level it out it took a whole Ounce of weight.
    I used the Pine Derby Stick on weights. There are two rows of weights in that package that equal 2 oz. I had to use an entire row on the tail area to get the plane level.

    Now I have not flown it yet, our weather is horrible.It has been rainy and very windy. My fear is the weights will fall off or the added weight will slow the plane down and cause it to use the battery up pretty fast. I may have to do something different later, but right now i have all these weights stuck on the fuselage and on the rear Horizontal Stabilizer. There is no place inside to mount the weight in the rear.
    Here is a link to the picture of the weights i used http://www.amazon.com/Revell-Pinewood-Derby-Chassis-Weight/dp/B0031KZQXW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374976531&sr=8-1&keywords=pine+derby+stick+on+weights

    I had to use all ten of the larger squares and two of those smaller squares. Now it is level, desire to give it a try, hope the weather clears soon. wrote this 2nd review so people would know some issues that they may encounter.However do not let these little things turn you from these 800 mm planes they are great and perfect for the small parks and neighborhoods most people can fly in.

    This A 1 SkyRaider is gorgeous. FMS has come out with some great warbirds.

    Motion RC , you guys are great.

  11. Beautiful Plane 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2013

    Purchased this plane along with two others. Motion RC is a Great Company and excellent Customer Service. Great prices on their products.
    Put this plane together.Goes together pretty easy and according to plans. The Appearance of this plane by FMS is absolutely Beautiful. It is highly detailed.
    As one reviewer noted watch the CG. I see he complained of Tail-Heavy plane. I have the Opposite issue. This plane is extremely nose heavy.
    These little 800 mm planes are very compact and one has limited room for the electronics and the battery.It is hard to move them around and get the CG correct. Plans state to start at 65 mm from the leading edge of the wing that is 2 9/16 inches . Starting at that point with everything installed and using a CG machine the nose points straight down. I put the battery in the nose and the ESC and Receiver as far back as I could which is not much. Two servos set and are glued in and no way to go further back than a little back from center. So I changed it around put the ESC and the receiver in the nose as far up as I could and the battery in the center right below the cockpit...still to nose heavy....there simply is no place to put any of these electronics to change that fact .
    Now I am going to have to add weight to the tail and really no place to do it. I will have to use stick weights I guess and stick them to the outside, unless I cut a hole and insert them inside and then glue it back together. I will do something...so as one noted watch the CG very close on this plane. Other than that issue this plane is excellent.
    Due to weather I have yet to fly it, but will soon. But at least I know the CG will be correct .
    And I may add the Power in this little plane is amazing...throttle at full speed blows you away...it shocked me at how much power it puts out.Can't wait to get her in the air.
    Thanks Motion RC...you guys are the best.

  12. watch the CG!!! 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th May 2013

    I recieved this cute little foamy model and was happy with the quality of it. I had it together with a minimum of fuss and took it to the field in anticipation of having a great 1st flight. I'd been very careful to be sure the CG was as per plans and yet it turned out to be very tail heavy. The first flight lasted 20 seconds because it was so tail heavy I couldn't get the nose down. It flew like it was very ampily powered and probably will be a good flyer if set up with the right. Also, I fly off a grass field and so can't use the LG - therefore I predict every landing will probably break that beautiful 4-bladed prop. Because of the above experience I can't recommend this model. I've been flying 55 years and it wasn't piloting that caused the crash either - figure your own CG if you buy this little cutie!

  13. Many improvements from FMS 800mm series 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Mar 2013

    This new A1 Skyraider is a definite improvement over the original for those flyers concerned with scale looks and handling. The new motor, prop, and struts along with a more robust structural design make this a fantastic plane to fly just about anywhere.