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  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
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  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP
  • FMS 1400mm Pitts Bi-Plane PNP

FMS Pitts Biplane 1400mm (55") Wingspan - PNP

Price:
$319.99
SKU:
FMS058
BRAND:
FMS
quantity:


FMS 1400mm Pitts Ultimate Sport Bi-Plane - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FMS058

This 1400mm FMS Pitts is slightly updated. The servos are now all metal gear so customers don't have to worry about stripped servos during aggressive maneuvers. In addition the spinner has been upgraded to a far more durable 3 piece spinner. We feel these were the two major weak spots in this plane and both have now been addressed.

Features:

  • New redesigned spinner for much better durability and balance (as of 12/6/2013)
  • New version includes all 17g Metal Gear servos
  • Four ailerons for extreme aerobatic performance
  • Vivid, high contrast color scheme helps keep the plane visible during flight.
  • Powerful 360kV high-torque motor gives the plane plenty of power to perform aerobatics and 3D flight
  • Durable EPO Foam

Requires:

  • 4 Channel Radio - Click Here for recommendations
  • 4 Channel Receiver - Click Here for recommendations
  • 6 Cell 22.2V 3300 mAh Lipo Battery - EPR33006
  • Lipo Battery Charger - Click Here for recommendations

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced     Build Time: 2 hours     Recommended Age: 14 and up

canada-flat-icon.png Canadian Customers: This product is too large to ship via US Postal Service. You MUST select UPS for shipping method during checkout.

 FEATURE VIDEO: FMS 1400mm Pitts Biplane Flight Demo from Motion RC
 

Wingspan

1400mm / 55.1in

Length

1297mm / 51.1in

Flying Weight

3300g / 116.4oz

Power System

5060-Kv360 Brushless Motor

Speed Control

85A ESC, Internal 5A SBEC, T Connector

Propeller / EDF

Three Blade Propeller

Servos

17gx4 All Metal Gear

Landing Gear

Fixed Main Landing Gear with Steerable Tail Wheel

Required Battery

22.2V 3300mAh 25C 6 cell LiPo

Required Radio

4 Channel

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

No

Ailerons

Yes

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam

Material

EPO Foam

 

 

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  1. Motion RC could you add the below to my review and make 5*'s

    Posted by Steve Plaisance on 24th Sep 2014

    This is a postscript to my original review. After flying this plane I just have to change the rating to 5 stars. This is, without a doubt, one of the sweetest flying foamies on the market and I've had a bunch. Power is great, handling is impeccable, and takeoffs and landings are a breeze. I have had a large 50cc Pitts and it's ground handling was atrocious. This 1400mm FMS Pitts exhibits none of the bad habits generally seen in the Pitts type planes. I have flown it four times and a 40C, 4000mah battery and am loving it. Overall, even with the minor flaws mentioned earlier in this review, the FMS Pitts is a beauty.


  2. Foamies have come a long way

    Posted by steve plaisance on 18th Sep 2014

    Foamies have come a long way. It has been a couple years since I purchased a new foam warbird/aerobatic foamy. This 1400mm FMS Pitts is light years ahead of anything being sold a couple years ago. That being said there are a couple reasons this plane only gets 4 Stars. Here we go. The quality on this plane is outstanding. Everything fit well and the whole plane went together and RTF in about two hours. That being said, there are a few things to note. It was hard to get the wing spars in. theye were a VERY TIGHT fit. The plastic center cabanes also took some fiddling and taping to properly glue on. Other than that everything fit and the servos were all centered. I note that some of the servo screws were loose and needed tightening. A note on the manual – it leaves a lot to be desired and the photos were faded, somewhat out of focus and hard to see what they were trying to show you.

    This plane has a lot of foam in it. There is very little to no open areas forward of the CG and that is one of the problems. I could not get this plane to balance on the advertized CG without cutting out foam in the front of the battery box and sliding the battery (4000mah, 40c, 6s) forward about an inch from were it fit with out cutting foam. The battery retension straps are totally in the wrong place and useless for holding down the battery. On my plane I'm using a block of foam under the front battery strap to hold the battery forward. I'm going to maiden the Pitts in a couple of days. Have both the stock prop and a 2-blade 17x8 APC with CF spinner to try out.

    I have installed an RCSound system in the plane. It's really a test for a system that will eventually go in a 1700mm FMS P-47. Becuase of the CG issues and lack of open space I had to limit the sound system to one speaker. Sounds pretty neat on startup. But the RCSound system really needs at least two speakers, the second being the bass unit. Unfortunitely that unit weighs 4oz!

    I'll post an update after it's maiden


  3. Awesome Airplane!!

    Posted by Jason on 16th Jun 2014

    I had been eyeballing this Pitts for a long time, and even contacted MotionRC a while back asking if they were ever gonna carry it. Well, they obviously do now, and so now I have it. All I am gonna say is, WOW! It is a beautiful airplane that flies great. I opted to remove all the stock Graphics and do my own vinyl graphics install. It came out looking better than I could have hoped for. I am very pleased with my new Pitts, and everyone that sees it is amazed and impressed. Even my wife says, " It's the best looking airplane in the hangar".


  4. Super powered biplane!

    Posted by First Bipe on 10th Jun 2014

    This Pitts has the same wingspan as my FMS P-51, but the Pitts is so much larger because of the thick fuse and biplane wings. At first I thought it was heavy with the Admiral 6s 4000mah battery in it, but boy was I surprised! This Pitts can take off in 10 feet and immediately go straight vertical! It can hover easily and snap roll and flat spin and lots of other moves. I was surprised by this plane in every respect. It is a great deal for the amount of plane you get. I just need to practice landing it without a small bounce because it is so floaty with all that wing area.

    I did not add the black wiring because the rubber tubing is hard to tie. I will probably just use black string or thread. It is just for looks anyway.

    I like how the tail group can be unscrewed, which helps me transport the big bird. Make sure you have a big car because the wings do not come off unless you modify them yourself. But unscrewing the landing gear and the tail group allows me to fit it into the back seat of a two door coupe so I guess it isn't that bad.

    Here is a heads up. I use the Admiral 6s 3300 pushed all the way forward in the battery bay. Ignore the velcro straps, they are too towards the tail for my liking. You can cut a small hole through the thin firewall to slide a 6s 4000 all the way forward, and that is even better. Long flights times about 8 minutes of mixed throttle.


  5. great plane

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Apr 2014

    Awesome flying plane!!! Lots of power. Slows down nicely for landing. Very predictable


  6. Best Bipe Ever

    Posted by Chris Tinney on 6th Apr 2014

    Upon constructing this Bipe I knew they were onto something. Bipes as usual have inadequate gear with all their inadequate pieces which fail on ther first maiden if not before. This Bipe was engineered and built with strength durability, and simplicity in mind. The build was a dream, no fancy gear parts which will fail. This is the first plane of about 40 in my squadron which instills simple engineering in all segments. This is only half of the plusses of this Bipe, the other half involve looks and flying. Bipes naturally have classic lines, and this one used premium foam and molds to turn out a real beauty, My father-in-law could not detect if it was foam or wrap. Flying is nothing short of predictable and graceful, with power to spare for all 3D maneuvers. I fly sport and am mesmerized by the size ans scale of the thing which lends itself to great scale flying due to size. You end up with a lot of crowd following this bird. Landing needs some speed 20% and will squeek it in by just a stabilized approach and gradually reduced power. This is a winner everyone should have along with MRC being a first rate team who are absolutely blowing away the competition on the age old business priority, ( Customer first, Custumer service first) I actually feel bad this week when I had to purchase a 6s Lipo from another vendor when MRC was out, but those are very rare occassions,
















































  7. Great plane

    Posted by william Hope on 25th Feb 2014

    I have put a few flights on this plane and I really like this plane, it feels bigger than 55" in the air. The only downside I came across on this plane is that the motor prop adapter has a nut made into the bottom of the shaft that the spinner slides over witch makes it hard to change over to a higher quality spinner. But I see no real need to change it now the V2 spinner has fixed the problems of the V1,

    Also I was very pleased this plane came with the new 360Kv motor.

    This was my first purchase from MotionRC and I must say I am very satisfied with my service. The packing was great and shipping was fast. I also had a hand written thank you on my packing list.

    I am looking forward to get a few more FMS planes from MotionRC!!!!


  8. Great go-to Flier

    Posted by Chris Tinney on 16th Jan 2014

    This is my favorite Bipe in my fleet of 30+ warbirds, bipes, & edf's. When I assembled, it was very clear the designers at FMS did an excellent job as the build is straightforward and includes very strong components. The first thing that usually goes on a bipe is the landing gear. FMS has heavy duty gauge material which has not even bent through my 15+ landings so far.
    The bird is not only beautiful both on the ground and in the air, it flies on rails with no bad habits. The size makes it have a unique presence in the sky, and one can be graced with Its easy landings. This one is one of my daily fliers where I know I can have a great flight and landing and come away with a wide grin. One of FMS's top 3 alltime {flying for 2 yrs} GET ONE, THEY ARE FANTASTIC!!! and if you are a first timer to MRC, they will blow your mind with their excellent customer service as compared to other's.


  9. Big and Awsome fun - Easy to fly - fun to flog or cruise

    Posted by TwistedGrin on 8th Nov 2013

    There are many great EPO foam planes availalbe...this has to be one at the top of the list. If you have any fettish for Bipes...this has to be in your squadron. In my opinion can be flown like a trainer, very easy to take off and super easy to land on grass. The big wheels and landing gear struts are excellent for grass strip. I did modify my FMS Pitts with an aluminum spinner and flying with an XOAR 18x8 wood E-Prop via 6s 4000mAh 40C LiPo....I am also continually experimenting with a Spektrum AR635 Gyro receiver on this plane using orginal servo's....this plane does NOT need a Gyro...however it is fun to kick in the high rates and fly it in gusty wind conditions in gyro mode. The plane is very large for a foamie and looks spectacular in the air. It can be flown super steady and scale or with angst answering anything you throw to it...great platform for onboard video. If I had to ditch all the planes in my fleet but one.....I think I'd have to choose this one to keep. Additionally it looks great as a static model too. There is also quite a bit of support on the RCGroups.com webthreads regarding this plane......I think if you get this plane your other aircraft will turn into hanger queens or dust bunnies. Can't brag on MotionRC enough -a real joy to purchase and supply this hobby. All in all one of the best planes out there and absolutely a great supplier in MotionRC


  10. Maiden Flight Today!!!

    Posted by Brent Vannes on 20th Oct 2013

    All I can say is WOW!! I am thoroughly impressed with the flight characteristics of this beautiful biplane. I am using a Spektrum AR635 AS3X Receiver and all Digital Servos and in both Normal and 3D flight modes it behaved extremely well at both ends of the speed envelope.. I learned the hard way to make sure you keep at least 15% throttle on during slow into the wind approaches lest the ground rise up to meet you, (broke 2 blades on he prop during a bad bounce) it is fairly easy to bounce on pavement so I may change out the original tires for dome Low Bounce tires


  11. WOW

    Posted by richard mccollum on 18th Oct 2013

    This Capt. Smoke with my review of the pitts bi-plane by fms .
    well FMS is still awesome they continue to rock my hobby get it rochobby anyway this thing is huge but it fly's lite as a feather . a feather with a rocket motor that is the build was like 20 min's i actually took a long time trying to drag it out but it very easy to build and went together perfectly . the maiden flight was easy this plane jumped in to the sky and flew perfectly no problem . only thing is keep more power in turns and keep a little speed for landing you can see the maiden flight of my fms p-51 and pitts on same video yes we maiden 2 yes 2 planes in the same hour my son flew the p-51 and i flew pitts and yes its true i'm not a very good pilot but any landing you can walk away from any way you get it . these are 2 cool planes that fly fantastic and are a joy to fly and just look at . I have to say it is a pleasure to deal with MOTION RC order with confidence and if there is a problem they will take care of you as a valued customer weather it's your 1st purchase or your 100th enjoy the hobby keep your sunny side up . see video on you tube under author name 2foolyou
    This Capt. Smoke flying high in Colorado over and out


  12. FMS 1400mm Pitts Special

    Posted by Brent Vannes on 16th Oct 2013

    I have yet to fly it.. still in the build process. I am using a Spektrum AR635 AS3X Receiver and as a result have changed out the Analog Servos even though the FMS ones are high quality Metal Gear 17g Servos. I am using A5040 Mini Digital Aircraft Metal Gear Servos by Spektrum (SPMSA5040)
    and will also be using a Telemetry Module with GPS Sensor on a brand new Spektrum DX9 Transmitter.
    The build so far has been straight forward and reveals the high FMS quality standards.
    I will do a follow up review as soon as I get the Receiver gains programmed and get her in the air for the maiden flight


  13. Wow....one of my favorite flyers

    Posted by Bruce on 28th Sep 2013

    I fly this with both 4.0 6s and 4.4 6s. My timer with the way I fly is set @ 8 minutes. The battery when measured was about 3.65 on each cell when done, and that's just where I like it. What can I say... Lot's O' power.

    Sure...wingspan is 1400mm...but...this plane looks MUCH BIGGER...probably because its' so high off the ground. It flies big too.

    Maybe 10 flights so far. One thing I definitely do. I modified the throttle curve. This plane CAN stall and drop from the sky. I tend to "cruise" around half throttle and in a slow turn into a stronger wind and this plane will stall. Not the planes fault...Pilot's fault. By increasing the throttle curve around mid stick I get a much more reactive throttle. No more stalls for me. I did recover that stall, no issue..no crashes.

    So what else...impressive power. Even with that heavy 6s battery it's got very strong vertical. It will just keep going. Inverted flying, not a challenge. Basically, this plane is reasonably aerobatic.

    Ground handling...EXCELLENT. I fly off a well manicured club grass field and this plane can go anywhere on that field. Other observation I've got about this plane too... I've NEVER had a nose over with it.

    FMS quality through and through...build took me a little while, nothing challenging, screws lined up. Basically...it's a sweet plane.

    Ok last thing... I flew it today and got 2 offers to buy it. What does that say :-)