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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

 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 little jet

    Posted by Bill "fly it like you stole it" on 10th Sep 2014

    Easy to put together. I use 3s 2200mha all the way forward and it flights great. I have someone to hand launch slight up and light toss.
    It will veer to the right and be ready! Once up to full power have yourself a blast flying. Motionrc is the best!!!!!!!!

  2. F9F review part 2

    Posted by Jody Shaneyfelt on 7th Sep 2014

    I love it, I love it, I love it !!

    Today I got to put flights 2-5 on my Panther after borrowing an aileron servo from another plane. I set the dual rates because this bird is quick on the controls and it was an absolute joy to fly.
    I am using the recommended Admiral 1600 all the way forward and she's just a touch nose heavy, and flies perfectly like this. I wouldn't even think of going up in battery size. I will stay with the 1600.
    It has a lot of power, climbs like crazy, and has an awesome sound just with the stock set up. It sounds like a 10 or 12 blade when it passes buy, but with only a 5 blade .. :)
    I just need to buy a lot more batteries because I could fly this thing all day.
    I cant wait till the landing gear come back in stock so I can try it with them.
    5 flight summary is, don't let the cheap price fool you, this is the funnest EDF I have and will always have this plane in my fleet as long as Motion RC has parts for her...
    BUY THIS F9F.... :)

  3. A lot of bang for low bucks... :)

    Posted by Jody Shaneyfelt on 6th Sep 2014

    Motion RC is the best.
    I ordered my F9F Wed and it was at my door Friday.. :)
    The build was ok, and enjoyable except I had to reprogram the ESC because I had no throttle at first when I bound it to my transmitter.
    I took it out for the maiden today and this thing rocks on the Admiral 1600 pack that's recommended for it. It was windy and it flew well and had plenty of power. It slow flies well and is a blast at WOT.... :)
    Landing was smooth and I was very happy with the maiden.

    But I grabbed another pack and was going to do a second flight and checked all the controls prior to flight and the right side aileron servo was dead... Checked all connections and everything's good so it must be a bad servo. At least it didn't die in the flight.. :) Just a bummer that I only got to fly it once because I can see this being one of my favorite EDF's in my fleet...
    Buy this bird !! :)

  4. First Jet

    Posted by Lee Dufort on 15th Aug 2014

    I received this promptly from Motion RC...1 week shipped to Canada....awesome job...and shipping was very reasonable.

    The jet build was very easy and I just have to balance this one yet before I fly it.

    The only reason I have gave this a 4 star instead of 5 is that reason, I have not flown it yet.

    I will definitely order again from Motion RC...this has been awesome, awesome, awesome so far. Great company and my first experience with you has earned my business again.

    Thanks MOTION RC!! You are awesome!!!

  5. Great value

    Posted by Tony on 30th Jul 2014

    Does not take 4s stock. It will for a few flights but esc overheats and will cutout during flight. I even moved it into the ducting for better air and it still overheats. The stock is not rated for 4s amperage. For the couple of times it did fly with 4s, fan sounds amazing. Really fast on 4s-90+ and glides forever on langing. I am able to just lay it on the ground (real short moist grass) and belly launch without gear (takes about 300'.) I would not recommend this since it has cheaters on the belly. I have not flown on 3s. Very simple build. I added carbon fiber to the wings. You MUST remove the paint from wing and fuselage before bonding or gluing. I had to remove most of the battery tray in order to get the 4s 2200 35c to fit. I will upgrade the esc to 60 amp. Cant wait to fly it again.

  6. My first jet!!

    Posted by David on 17th Jul 2014

    I read all the reviews and ordered the Panther. Packaged very well and very easy to assemble! This thing looks killer! For my first EDF this jet was plenty fast and very manuverable and I was nervous as hell. LOL I already have spare parts for it as I buried it once or twice nevertheless I'm very happy with it and especially Motion RC. This company is first class all the way and I won't shop any where else. Thank You. David

  7. Absolute blast to fly,so worth the money.

    Posted by Mickey on 14th Jul 2014

    This a super fun plane. Went togather easy,and for the money is a plane I will always have in my arsenal. The CG is critical I think best with a 3C 2200. And balance right on the first set of intake holes(towards the front) on the bottom of the plane( easy to see once you get one)
    Give the plane a light toss at full power,let it fly for one or two seconds to build speed and your off. Keep the throw straight and true,like your throwing an arrow(not like a baseball ) just simple toss and your off. ALSO USE FACTORY RECOMENDED THROWS on all surfaces. You think you will need more throw,you won't. Add it later if you want,but first flights as recomended.
    You will not be disappointed in this plane,it makes you smile:-) GET ONE TODAY.

  8. skipdude

    Posted by wayne hall on 26th Jun 2014

    how did the install go and what size batt are you using

  9. Good Flying plane with Modification

    Posted by Skipdude on 24th Jun 2014

    I got the plane with the 3 cell battery, esc and motor. I found it to be slightly underpowered and difficult to take off with a vigorous hand launch. I modified it with a 70amp esc and larger motor you see off the Stinger 4s ducted fan jet. Battery compartment needs slight adjustment and tray needs to be beefed up. I added the landing gear which helped incredibly with take-off. Plane flys great. Fast, good control. Make sure you adjust the aileron throws to 1/2 inch max or you will snap roll everytime you want to bank and turn.

  10. First EDF....no regrets!!

    Posted by Tim, Jefferson GA on 20th Jun 2014

    Another great plane from MotionRC!

    The build went okay...not the best I've seen but not the worst either. I decided to add a carbon fiber rod to strengthen the main wing although many have said it is not necessary. I also cut the four forward attachment points on the battery tray, pushed it down and made a ramp that allows 3s/2200s to fit with ease. No other mods.

    Marked CG at 35-38mm from the LE on exterior of the model, balanced it with 1800 and 2200, and marked the battery position for both on the interior.

    Watt meter data. At WOT...

    *27.1 amps
    *284 watts
    *1.22 lbs

    *31.3 amps
    *350 watts

    Given these numbers, this beer cooler should fly. Went to the field around 5:30pm and found a slight breeze almost straight down the runway. My buddy and I talked through his hand launch technique given the many cautions about stalls, loaded the 3s/2200 then decided today was the day.

    3-2-1...WOT and away she goes! Slight wooble to the right but spool up was quick and she stabilized nicely. Climbed three mistakes high, backed off the throttle and it was quickly evident that I left too much aileron throw when setting the dual rates because she was very twitchy. I had to give several clicks of up elevator to fly hands-off. Practiced a couple of stalls about four mistakes high. Wow...right wing almost snaps. Did a low approach with minimal power to see how the landing would go then entered a left pattern, kept a tiny bit of power on final and flared to a stop gently in the grass. Wooooohooo...that was fun! So much so, I used my three other 3s/2200s in the Panther and left the field with a big ole smile. The last two landings were dead stick....floats like a leaf.

    My watt meter is telling me to stay away from WOT with this ESC which is okay because I rarely went above half to three -quarter throttle and had a blast. I love to fly scale airplanes in a scale manner and the stock set up performs nicely.

    This is my first EDF and I'm sure it won't be my last. I've bought two planes, batteries and several spare parts from MotionRC with excellent customer focus and attention to detail. I'll be spending more of my hobby budget right here!

    This summer is going to be fun!

  11. A lion's roar...

    Posted by Paul on 15th Jun 2014

    But a panthers purr. I flew my F9 for the 1st time today. I will admit, even with 31years of RC, I was still scared. I will admit, the plane was a blast to build. All was good, except for that ever so popular CG. Mine was EXTREAMLY nose heavy. But wait, that caused the CG to move forward because of the weight. I had read several if not many reviews that said the manufacturers CG was wrong. I trepedaciously followed the advice of the many and made my CG at 1 1/4" from the LE.
    I was scared to death to try it so I got a fellow flier to fly it for me. She had a 2100mahz lipo in her so the power was there. He took it off with a lions growl from the EDF. I was shaking in fear. She climbed like a homesick angel as he trimed her out. She turned out very nose heavy but still wanting to fly. I say this because she bounced 5 times on the landing, wanting to go back up. So I gave in, I loaded a smaller and lighter 1800 mahz lipo for the 2nd flight and my friend tried her again. This time during the takeoff roll, she lifted off unprovocked by the elevator and climbed high. The lighter lipo had saved the day. Because of the lighter, smaller batery, she flew and flew and flew. Upon seeing this I calmed my nerves, took the controls, and got my 4:40 of fun. I even got the landing right. It was hard, but the plane is still in 1 piece. Motion did a grand job with the F9. And actually if you listen realy hard, you might mistake the EDF's growl as a Panthers sweet purr. Thank you motion.

  12. ? about CG & 4s

    Posted by Paul on 10th Jun 2014

    I just orderd this plane. I read the reviews and see that she tends to be nose heavy. I prefer nose heavyness. What would be a good measurement from the LE of the wing for the CG? Also, I might use a 4 cell, Is the ESC and motor capable of 4 cells? I think and have orderd an 1800 for starters. ANY SUGGESTIONS ARE APRECIATED.

  13. this is a 10 star jet

    Posted by Dmac on 2nd Jun 2014

    This is my very first jet, I have a lot of high wing 5 channel experience and a lot of mid wing 4 channel experience. I am in love with this jet, its the perfect beginner or trainer edf jet. I assembled it in maybe an hour and a half. Like everyone else mentioned in their reviews SCRAPE THE PAINT OFF your mating surfaces before you epoxy them. I didnt... and after my maiden flight landing i had a clean break on my right wing. No problem, with the included epoxy i epoxied it on the spot at the park and 15 mins later i was doing 50mph + again in the air. I can not say enough good things about this damn jet. I was super nervous to maiden it but 10 seconds into my first flight I got my moneys worth. For 90 dollars you would be hard pressed to have more fun then you can with this jet. Iv only had 2 flights on it, I ran a 1800 mAh and a 2100 mAh lipo, and got 5 mins out of each i didnt think to check the end cell voltage but.. oh well. CG like everyone says in their own reviews is a little bit forward of the suggested cg point. They suggest 45mm from the leading edge, i ran 38mm for the 2100mAh and 35mm for the 1800 mAh and didnt have any issues. I flew it in a space of 2 soccer ball fields and that was an adequate space to learn to fly it. Dead stick landings are an absolute dream, it has a perfectly easy glide slope. And it helps that for a jet it actually slows down very nicely. I flew probably at 35% throttle and still no bad stall characteristics, I was both surprised and pleased with that. To nit pick my only complaints are, its lack of carbon fiber spars Anywhere.. that would have been nice, and how my wings fit the fuselage, meh, there was a little bit of a gap and raised edge here and there. Nothing a dollop of medium thickness CA couldnt cover up. Out of the box the the fan blade was perfectly balanced, im not sure if i got lucky or if they're all like that, but point being, for a 5 blade edf it sounds very good from others iv watch online. Sounds like a cross between a vacuum and a jet. Since my maidens iv modified the battery tray to fit a 2200 mAh lipo. The cg was tricky, with the battery half inch behind the elevator servo i found the cg to be 30mm or so behind the leading edge, still a tad nose heavy but thats how she liked it previously, "giggity". I have yet to test this but im guessing itll do ok. For the same price... you can buy eflights Habu 180,... or buy this amazing beast with the Spektrum AR400 4-Channel receiver for 4$ less! and almost literally blow your socks off. For me its a no brainer. Hand launches are easier than I anticipated, 80 ish % throttle and an over hand toss and shes off. Belly landings on high grass are abrupt yet gentle. If you cant tell im infatuated with this F9F panther. On top of all that I exclusively order from Motion Rc now, due to theyre un matched customer service. Place an order mid day eastern time and I guarantee itll ship with in the hour, no lie its happened twice for me.

  14. Best Little Jet EVER!

    Posted by Scott on 30th Apr 2014

    I flew a friends Panther last summer and I could not believe how much fun it was! He had removed the 1st two slats in the lower air cheater so we had a simple pinch hold for launching. We used the 2200 mAH 30C batteries moving them up front so the cg was perfect.
    The plane tracks like an arrow! I have been able to long low full speed passes keeping the belly 2"-4" above the runway for over 50 ft. This is solid for a little EDF jet!
    We've put 4 up at a time doing formation flying. In a strong wind I've been able to throttle back and fly it backwards while climbing!
    Since then I've bought 3 more and given one to my brother as a gift.
    I keep one in my car at all times.

  15. Awesome! Works stock on 4cell! 90mph

    Posted by Keith on 23rd Apr 2014

    This jet is the best bang for your buck!!!

    Works just fine using 4cell 2200s with stock ESC and motor. I keep it WOT for up to 30 seconds no problem. With 3cell I've kept it wide open the whole flight.

    Flies very slow and stable without stalling. When you punch it, it's at full speed in seconds.

    Typing this review makes me want to order another one right now!!!

    You have to modify it to fit a 4cell pack. Come up with a way to hold it at the correct CG under the wooden tray. And if you plan to still use 3cell packs be sure you can still keep the 3cell ALL the way forward. If the 3cell isn't all the way forward it will be tail heavy.


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