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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:
$349.99
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: IntermediateArrow.jpgBuild Time: 2 HoursAge Level: 14 and upArrow_End.jpg
 

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. Havent flown it yet so 4 stars 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Mar 2016

    It is a beautiful plane and does go together easy (only my third plane). I would prefer to see more screws and less glue for the top wings and brances (also why 4 stars). Over all she looks really sturdy.


  2. one fanyastic air plane .it is extremely responsive ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Mar 2016

    my personal advice to anyone thinking on this plane to add to there collection would be to set all controls up with the minimum throw to start with as this plane is so responsive no matter how experienced your skill level may be .one sweet plane so you can't go wrong . i might also add it has plenty of power so be ready for a hand full of fun . i have another on the way.


  3. Very beautiful aircraft with a serious problem 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Dec 2015

    I've flown this aircraft approx 12x's. It is beautifully crafted and flys very well. Sturdy in all areas except one.... The massive split elevators required a much larger servo. The gears stripped out and the plane was demolished. I should have noticed this and changed the servo at construction. However, I chose to rely on the designer. This is probably why FMS discontinued the aircraft.


  4. Winner 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Nov 2015

    Great looking plane. Went together very easy about an hour. would like it better if top wing had a screw on instead of glue.Had maiden yesterday Nov.24 2015 wind about 12 mph.Flew beautifully with admiral 6 cell 5000 battery all the way up front, fit in with no problem CG perfect. All in all this plane is a winner.Thanks MRC......


  5. Flies great! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Nov 2015

    After having a dozen or so flights on her, I must say, I'm really impressed. She's prone to pulling to the left on take off but proper throttle management solves that. I find that mid range rates are great for T/O and I also put an A3L in her as well. Just a real sweetheart to fly. So nice after the P51s, not to have to worry about gear or flaps. She tends to be prone o bouncing on landing, but, again, you get a method down and all is fine.


  6. Fun and Flys great ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Nov 2015

    Its a shame FMS discontinued this Bird. It's worth every penny. Looks great. Flys steady and true.... get it !


  7. Removable wings? 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Sep 2015

    Is there any way to assemble this plane so that the wings are removable for transport? Directions say to glue struts and what not????


  8. Qiute impressive 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jul 2015

    Got the Pitts last Friday and got the decals from Callie Graphics just before the weekend this week. Got her all assembled and repainted and it turned out great. For such a large plane (read tall, she's actually got about the same wingspan and fuselage length as the Pandora) she assembles very easily. Also she's a heavy girl as anyone who owns one will tell you. Powered by the same motor/ESC as the 1700 series, she's a 1400 that thinks she's a 1700! The elevator servo was non functioning and Motion is sending a free replacement, so good on them! The one strange thing is that the CG is so far forward that the battery straps, especially the rearward one, serve no purpose. By adding a bit of weight to the nose, I've managed to get it so that the forward strap just grabs the rear of the battery, plus I'm using industrial strength Velcro on the floor of the bay and the bottom of the batteries. Strange how they got that so mixed up. I've heard that the ideal CG would seem to be between 90mm and 100mm.

    All in all, a pretty impressive bird. If you want to see my plane check out this page.
    http://www.hobbysquawk.com/thread-679-page-36.html
    Can't wait to get the servo and fly her!

    Grossman56


  9. Great Bang for the Buck! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th May 2015

    I bought this FMS plane based on the many 5-star reviews here; to have something else fun-to-fly (without breaking the bank), for my pre-existing 6s 3600 30/40c Turnigy LiPo's. Note: Most folks recommend higher C-rated packs and more mAh for this plane. (I do use a couple 6s 3850 60/130c packs, as well). After assembly and some test flights (barely hitting the recommended factory CG) I found I had to add about 3.5 oz. (total) of lead to the recessed foam pockets in the cowl's air intakes and lower intake slot. I also cut out the foam inside the fuselage with a hobby knife, to let the Lipo packs slide further forward, beyond the factory battery stop. I braced the perimeter of the elevator/rudder servo 'tray' with epoxy, against the foam fuse., to minimize control slop, since it moved during servo operation, from the factory.

    Anyway, after the above mods, the plane stopped requiring down elevator trim to fly level, and is no longer acting tail-heavy. It's freakishly quiet for a 6s setup. The higher the motor speed, the quieter it gets. At first the quiet output had me under the perception it was slow, but it is NOT. It covers some good ground for a 3 bladed prop. It knife edge's with ease, snaps smoothly, has great vertical, and even does surprisingly well with my 30/40c packs. (I just keep those flights shorter than with the 60c's in the MS summer heat, to avoid LiPo melt-down). No problems, even with my 'lead' throttle thumb.

    The FMS is an impressively large foamie ARF Bipe at a great price.

    No regrets! This is my 2nd big foamie from Motion RC and they are running a great business. I would buy it again, for sure.


  10. The best of the FMS planes 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th May 2015

    I have quite a few FMS planes, and this one is now my favorite. It flies really well and really easily. Most planes take me a few flights to feel relaxed instead of nervous, but this one felt immediately comfortable and fun, not challenging at all. It is very versatile also - capable of 3D, but also can be flown very scale.

    Probably one reason it flies so realistically is that it is a high ratio of the original size. Most planes in the region of 1:4 scale are enormous, but since the original S2 has a 20 foot wingspan, even this moderate-sized 1400mm plane is a whopping 1 : 4.35 scale.

    I would highly recommend this plane for almost anybody. It is fun to fly, and very easy to keep orientation, but it still has enough performance for a very advanced pilot. Some more detailed points:

    1. Rigging is super easy if you go to a craft store jewelry department and get crimps that can be crushed with pliers. It’s much easier than trying to get a knot to the correct tension.
    2. It takes some care to place the battery far enough forward. I pushed the ESC down so that the battery passes over it, and I cut a tiny bit of foam off the first wall, so the battery goes right up to the last foam before the motor mount. You need to do this to balance it. You can (almost) balance it with 3300 if you make the effort to get it far enough forward.
    3. Careful when you glue on the struts and carbane. That is ALL that holds the upper wing on. I used band clamps to hold the carbanes while gluing. Or you might want to drill an anchor or two into the foam. I have not heard any reports of this upper wing parting in flight, but I believe it warrants some care.
    4. The standard graphics are too modern/digital for my taste. Fortunately, Callie Graphics already has a set made up, and she can customize it however you want.
    5. On mine, the elevator rods don’t move very freely – I’m not sure why. I can hear the servo buzzing. I would suggest that if you are building one, check out the movement of these before you put the empennage on, and again after you mount the H-stab.
    6. It likes to bounce and porpoise on landing. Look for examples on Youtube. I put in a gyro that I turn on just for landing, and it works like charm.
    7. I would recommend pretty high throws, and just use some expo to calm down the middle (I use 30%). You don’t need the high throw to fly scale, but it can be a lifesaver if you need to change direction quickly (which this plane can do upon command). My throws are similar to the flight video posted here. Better to have the throw and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
    8. If you need a removable wing to fit this in your car….I would recommend buying a truck instead.

    Overall this one is an absolute joy. I like most of the FMS planes, but this is #1.


  11. Strongest and most simplistic construction. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st May 2015

    Perfect model for me as I prefer biplanes for sport and general aerobatics. Although this model is designed for much more aggressive flying it should serve me well for my use. I'm sorry to hear its been discontinued and will probably buy another for a spare. Although no problem for me to transport the nonremovable wings have probably contributed to less interest and therefore FMS has dropped it. Couple points of interest, setting balance of CG takes more than a begining builder can handle and build time for careful builders will take a little longer. But I haven't found anything that compares for my style of flying and price point.


  12. lots of power, it pulls like a larger plane would 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th May 2015

    out of the box it was great and even though the instructions are not very good i was able to get it together. i found as others the battery placement needs to have foam removed in the front of the fuse to be able to move the pack as far forward as possible. i kept trying larger packs and after getting to my 5000ma ones and still found it not to balance t the 90mm mark. closer to 100mm.. not sure how it will fly at that cg but others here are flying it with smaller packs and im sure those are not working out for the 90mm cg either.

    i found the rudder servo did not return to center very well even when not attached to the pushrod. so i replaced it with a kst 215mg heli servo i had laying around, wow it works great now

    the prop spinner combo needs balanced bad.. i had one blade that had to be made from lead. i sanded on it with still no proper results. i had to add black tape to the back side of the other two blades to get things balanced. my mustang fms v8 1400mm has a giant prop and it was spot on out of the box..

    cant wait to fly it. these pnp foam planes just amaze me


  13. What an FMS classic!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Apr 2015

    This plane has been on my list for over 2 years, but I just never pulled the trigger for some reason. Too many others to choose from, I guess? My hangar is so full!!! I don't know where I thought I was going to put it because there isn't any space.
    However, I caught this bad-boy on sale at Motion before they ran out. Boy am I glad I did. She's a beauty! I haven't maidened her yet because I want to customize the plane with other decals rather than the FMS plastering.
    Can't wait to get her customized and in the air. May re-review once she's done.

    Thanks again Motion. You guys continue to "ROCK"!


  14. Black elastic string wing support. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Apr 2015

    Just wanted to mention to those struggling with knots on
    the black elastic string and springs.
    The black tubing works really well and looks great when finished
    If you tie a half knot and pull the two ends really tight almost to the breaking point it will hold tight.
    Then finish the knot with another Half knot and pull tightly.
    The finished Knot is now super small and tight.
    To finish touch the knot with a dab of glue, after the glue dries trim the loose end close to the knot (carefully).
    Hope this helps!
    Jack T


  15. Sweet Pittbull Biplane in my hanger 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Apr 2015

    This Beautiful Pitt by FMS is the jewel of my fleet.
    She was a joy to build (a little challenging) but that's half the fun.
    And when she came together she stands like a pit-bull, Handsome, fearless and ready to play like my American Pit.
    The receiver was determined to be bad after Matt from Motion helped me to troubleshoot the problem and he sent a replacement right away
    The video is awesome and I can't wait to fly her.
    Thanks again Motion RC for your great support.
    Jack T.


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