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  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther Optional Landing Gear
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet
  • Freewing F9F Panther RC EDF Jet

Freewing F9F Panther 64mm EDF Jet - PNP


64mm Freewing F9F Panther EDF Jet - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FJ10311P(F1701B)

Are you looking for your first EDF jet or are you a more advanced pilot looking for a new EDF? Look no further. While great for people new to EDF jets, The Freewing F9F Panther is fast and agile enough for experienced pilots too. The Freewing F9F is one of our favorite jets. While this F9F Panther EDF is not for beginner flyers, it is perfect for the intermediate flyer looking for their first EDF jet. There is not an easier EDF jet to fly. Unlike many EDF jets, the Freewing F9F actually floats for an extended period of time without throttle (assuming a correct CG). The F9F is powerful enough to loop and has a fantastic roll rate. We recommend hand launching and belly landing in the grass for pilots new to EDF jets. The F9F is built from durable EPO foam and uses nylon hinges. While a 1600 mAh LiPo is recommended, a 2200 mAh battery can be used by more experienced pilots with minor modification to the battery compartment. We highly recommend a high wing trainer for beginners and proficiency with at least one low wing plane before attempting to fly an EDF jet.


  • Durable EPO foam construction
  • Nylon hinges on all control surfaces (superior to a foam hinge)
  • Brushless motor, ESC and servos installed


  • 4-6 Channel Radio - Click Here for recommendations
  • 4-6 Channel Receiver - Click Here for recommendations
  • 3 Cell 11.1V 1600 mAh Lipo Battery - EPR16003
  • Lipo Battery Charger - Click Here for recommendations

Skill Level: Intermediate     Build Time: 1 Hour     Recommended Age: 14 and up

 FEATURE VIDEO: Flight Demonstration of the Freewing F9F Panther EDF Jet





Flying Weight


Power System

Brushless 2627-4300Kv

Speed Control

30A, Internal BEC, T connector

Propeller / EDF

64mm EDF



Landing Gear

none - belly lander (optional gear is available)

Required Battery

3S 11.1V 1600mAh 25C 3 cell LiPo

Required Radio

3 Channel









Hinge Type

Nylon hinges on all control surfaces


EPO Foam

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  1. Great flyer - needs more power

    Posted by Chris on 8th Jan 2015

    Maidened ours today. First flight tail heavy with 1550 Mah 3 cell. Switch to 2200 and flew great but will stall in turns without full throttle. Going to do some cutting in the batt compartment to fit a 4 cell which turn this baby into a very cool rocket!
    Definitely not a beginner and jet but it's totally awesome in the air. Love it!

  2. So much fun!

    Posted by Matthew on 29th Dec 2014

    This plane is my new favorite for just getting out to the field and getting up in the air quickly. My friend and I tried with 2200mah Admiral batteries at first and just could not get it to hand launch successfully. Just not enough power to get going. Switched to 1600mah batteries and babbam! So easy. I get about 5 minutes of mixed throttle usage flying on each battery.

    This is my first EDF but definitely won't be my last. Its not a super fast airplane but its pretty much just right for someone transitioning from slower prop planes to a first EDF.

  3. Freewing F9F Panther

    Posted by Dartanian on 26th Dec 2014

    The only reason i gave it 4 stars is no rudder (which normally i wouldn't complain but on full bank turns she needs one). Other than that it is a 5 star fun little jet with the exception of the C.G. The actual CG is 36mm back from leading edge of the wing. I flew her with an admiral 3300mah 3 cell but she was quite heavy but still flew. I recently changed her to the admiral pro series 2200mah 40c 3 cell. I loke the way she flies much better now bit still needs a rudder. I am planning on changing to a 4s set up and a 50 amp esc (the motor i will be using is the FMS standard edf motor: 2627 5100kv brushless outrunner for the 4s setup. All in all a great model but for those looking to get into edf jets i would say this one could be your second not first but still easy to fly. Absolutely love MotionRC and i will not buy from anyone else. Thanks motion! Please check out my youtube channel and subscribe: Dartanian Carlson

  4. 1961 - 1963 Utron One/VU1 NAS Barbers Point Hawaii

    Posted by J Houston Morrison on 10th Dec 2014

    I was there, worked this airplane, exact markings .. Navy A school 4 Jet Mech. Memphis Tn., we trained on Panthers even though the Axial flow engine pretty much obsolete .. They where Radio Consolable & where used to train to recover Regulus Submarine missiles (jet) that where launched @ sea .. When major Maintence needed they where scrapped and brought anther 1 from mothball Litchfield Park Ar. .. If u served with me, sure would like to here from u 530 640 3545

  5. A little flitty but easy enough

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Dec 2014

    Overall 4 stars. Price/value 5 stars. Not great in wind. Normal power (no unlimited vertical).

    This aircraft is easy to put together and trims out quickly.

    I flew the maiden flight in breezy conditions and nearly lost it once but after I got it under control, it was a joy. Don't let it get too far away - it is a small airframe and you can lose orientation. You want to let it fly because it is so easy but rein it in and keep it close. It is a joy to fly in calmer weather.

    Now, it isn't' a surprise that such a light airplane is sensitive to wind so that is not a big detractor. In fact, if a breeze comes up while you are airborne, you can still manage it. However, I am giving it 4 stars as that matches with my own stable of airplanes. I have airplanes about this size that are better in the wind but for a scale - this is a great addition.

    I am running the recommended battery and CG was perfect. Power is OK - it isn't a barn burner/hot liner but it does have a nice fly-by look and speed. You can't do big honking loops with it because it doesn't have unlimited vertical but it will loop nicely and roll nicely (more scale than anything). Hand launches are fine - if in a stiff breeze be careful to launch with not much upward angle else the breeze will catch it and flip it upwards. All launches were quite predictable. I recommend a helper launch on the maiden - I didn't use one and was fighting it for the initial bits. Landings are easy - just test it on the maiden to see the slow speed envelope and bring it in at a nice low angle and flare at the last minute. Works great.

    There are lots of YouTube videos on these and many use bigger batteries but you really don't need one. Stick with stock and it is a pussy cat.

  6. Great Slow Flying Capability! - Love the Colors! (Visibility )

    Posted by Scott Anderson on 26th Nov 2014

    Just to add to my previous review:
    - The F9F flies straight out of my hand with a small toss.
    - The Speed envelope is wonderful! I can fly full bore, or I can slow it down and get it to hover in the wind. I actually got it to fly backwards in a strong breeze!
    - The colors are terrific! it stands out in the sunshine against the sky & the green of the trees & grass (for 3 months in Minnesota!)
    - It just needs a PILOT! I'm putting a Williams Brothers small jet pilot in my next one!

  7. Great Flying Scale Jet! - (Here's the secrets!)

    Posted by Scott Anderson on 26th Nov 2014

    I have been flying my 1st F9F for 3 years now and its one of my favorite planes to throw in the car and go flying!
    I was fortunate to have 4 buddies who had bought the same aircraft and showed me what to do to get it to fly right before I bought mine.
    - We use 2200 3S batteries - they shove into the nose without modification and the CG is perfect!
    - I cut one of the ply cross-members on the servo tray to put the receiver below the tray and out of the way for the battery. (I use Spektrum)
    - I trimmed (2) of the cheater ribs in the lower intake so I have a place to grip (pinch) the airframe just below the CG for hand launch. It does not affect the looks and makes it so much easier to handle!

    I put on 25 flights on the first day. I only had to stop after trying to limbo under a barbed wire fence and clipping the tail!
    I have hundreds of flights on mine and pictures of it flying formation with other F9F's on the deck.
    I bought another as my 1st is getting a nickname as 'lumpy' due to my entanglements with ground based obstacles!

    I recommend this aircraft to anyone who has some flight experience!

  8. Freewing F9F, W/Landing Gear

    Posted by Lonnie McDavid on 14th Nov 2014

    The instructions were a little unclear as related to the CG position.
    One page said 36mm and another page said 45mm measured from the from the fuslage leading edge not the wing leading edge. The 36 mm measurement is correct.
    Like I said on an earlier review, she flew her madien flight with absolutly no trim adjustments.
    Great Flyer

  9. 2nd one

    Posted by Rob Hayes on 4th Nov 2014

    This is the second one of these that I have gotten. The first one my wing fell off and crashed due to the fact I had crashed (flew on a very windy day and the plane got to bouncing and I lost orientation) and did not check the wing for damage totally my fault. I had to have another one because this plane is so much fun. I will always have one in my hangar!!! If you like having fun then this plane is for you...don't take my word for it try it for yourself!

  10. Built to last

    Posted by dave cannestra on 3rd Nov 2014

    I first had a problem with the plane flipping over "tail heavy" I adjusted the battery all the way forward and it flew like a dream. But not before i crashed it 2 times. I crashed it like 4 times after that. 3 of the times was a nose dive and i was so surprised that it was still together.

  11. Fun Flyer

    Posted by Rich on 27th Oct 2014

    This EDF is easy to launch and solid in turns and loops. Make sure you push your battery all the way forward! Don't go by their CG! I am even using 2200 mah 3s on this for about four minutes and it flies very well. Easily worth the minimum investment.

  12. Awesome jet! Belly land only!

    Posted by David on 24th Oct 2014

    This jet is very durable an fun! If you use the landing gear she will be tail heavy as there is no way to get the batt all the way forward. I use an 1800 mah pushed all the way forward and she flies like a dream. I also use a 2200 mah pro, tight fit but with a very slight down on the elevator and she flies nice and straight. I put a coat of acrylic paint on the bottom for durability and all is well.

  13. Freewing F9F rates a C

    Posted by William A. Leyrer on 21st Oct 2014


    I wanted to follow up on the Freewing F9F fiasco as I have been experiencing it.

    First off, and I will once again reiterate an earlier comment on the plane....
    I have NEVER experienced a plane as uncharateristically tail heavy as this plane!!! Especially with such a short fuse length.

    No matter what I try, once in the air this plane just wants to go nose up! And I mean straight up!
    I just don't understand it... On the stand it CG's at level to slightly nose heavy, right where it should be.

    The first flight, saw it rocket up and rocket down. (effected repairs)

    The second flight, w/1&1/2oz lead in the nose PLUS a 1600mAh 3-cell shoved as far forward as possible saw it as still tail heavy and uncontrollable thus, rocket up and rocket down. (effected repairs)

    The third flight, again w/1&1/2oz lead in the nose PLUS 1800mAh 3-cell moved to allow for the correct CG point - favoring nose heavy - and STILL tail heavy!!! Now, for the third flight I asked the best pilot at our field to fly the F9F (taking me out of the equation) and the results were the same...... Nose Up, No Control, Rocket Down!!! (Tired of effecting repairs!!!)

    I have discussed this situation with multiple people, had pilots varify the CG on the plane prior to flights, and had a VERY experienced pilot attempt to fly this plane, ALL with the same results.
    We are Bumfuddled!!!

    Other than trying a 4S pack (which I doubt would fit without carving), I am out of ideas on this plane.

    Bottom line is I was really dissapointed, especially after reading so many great reviews on the F9F.

    Clear Skies

    Bill L.
    in Okla.

  14. WOW. She's a Jet ,,,

    Posted by Dave on 19th Oct 2014

    I am using a 1800 Lipo all the way forward still have to launch her a little level , not up , fly Great ! This is my first Jet , and I love it , build time not bad , flying DX6I X all from Motion R.C. Thanks everything is working awesome !! Have fun " Flyboys"

  15. Questionable CG

    Posted by Paul Gruenwald on 13th Oct 2014

    Everything about this plane is great, except the recommended or even guessed at center of gravity.I have tried a 1600 and 1800mh battery and all it does is want to fly straight up in the air and flip over. After seeing a video on YouTube of someone else having the exact same problem I switch to a 2200mh I've even glued a washer some carbon fiber rods in the nose section and mid body. And a strip of plastic over some of the carbon rods. On full throttle it still seems to want to climb. Compared to the original which I destroyed it feels almost twice as heavy and flies like a dream. Overall having a shit load of fun with it. By using my usual balancing techniques it feels very heavy on the nose, wrong. I know it doesn't feel right but it flies.

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