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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


Freewing F9F Panther EDF Jet - Receiver Ready

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

FEATURE VIDEO: Flight Demonstration of the Freewing F9F Panther EDF Jet
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  1. Great plane for first EDF

    Posted by robert a on 13th Apr 2014

    This was my first EDF, and I purchased it because I heard it could fly nice and slow. Besides for $89, its a bargain. After reading how it tends to be tail heavy with the stock CG point, I decided to put mod the wood tray and put in a 3S 2200. The build was easy and everything went together well. This was the first plane I built that used glue primarily for assembly, but the included epoxy worked fine. Overall, the plane seems heavy for its size and I thought the wing loading was probably high. I set the rates pretty low because I heard it was really sensitive to input. Anyway, the maiden flight went perfect. It can fly slow like a warbird, but has a crazy roll rate and at full power pulls great with the stock motor. I can get plenty of height going straight up before it starts to stall - and when it stalls, it recovers easily. I got 5minutes out of the 2200 and had 33% left. The battery was just warm. The guys at the field were impressed at how easy this was to fly.

  2. Great beginner EDF

    Posted by John Waddle on 7th Apr 2014

    This is my first EDF and I was a little nervous about flying it but I want to get into EDF's so thought this inexpensive plane would be a good start. Well it is!! It is a great flying plane, not too fast for a first EDF but plenty of speed for fun flying. It handles great and has plenty of power for flying off a hard surface with the wheel kit added. I am very pleased with it and look foreward to many flights with it. Just be sure to set your CG correctly and you will have great flights with this plane. Thanks Motion for your service and great buys.

  3. Very Nice

    Posted by Maddog54 on 15th Mar 2014

    I've really enjoyed flying this Jet, Great look and feel.

  4. Freewing F9f Panther Jet

    Posted by doug baker on 11th Mar 2014

    This is my third edf plane. I`ve been flying less than one year. Box arrived in western Arizona in four days. Everything in perfect shape. I fly from a paved runway,so I ordered the landing gear,which works great. No cg issues using an 1800 mah 3 cell 25-50c battery. Plane flys sweet! Not a speed demon, but loads of fun. Easy to see in the air. It got many favourable comments at the field. Takes off easily. To land, cut the power and glide it in. Well worth the money. Great service at Motion RC. I will order from them again.

  5. Alot of EDF For A Little Cash

    Posted by Charles Lawrence of Jacksonville,FL on 25th Feb 2014

    Got mine in record time (as always) had it assembled in about an hour including balancing I set my CG at 1 1/2" back using an 1800ma 3s all the way forward and 50% expo all around.A few clicks of down trim and away we went.the 64mm has great power and landing was perfect.I always use landing gear as we have a 400' x150' asphalt runway.a deffinate must for your hanger

  6. Panther No 2

    Posted by Squid on 25th Feb 2014

    I bought a Panther in Dec 2013. I've been flying the dickens out of it and take it to the field nearly every trip. Had two bad crashes. The first crash was either a push rod clevis pin failure
    or a glue joint failure on 1/2 of the horizontal stabilizer, happened Jan 1st at the freeze fly in front of everybody. Pretty busted up but after getting over the initial trauma I got to work gluing and it went back together nicely. Seems like if you let them sit for a day or two the foam tries to go back to it's original form. Second crash I believe was caused by the elevator servo plug pulling out of the receiver, the plug was slightly damaged in crash no 1. Crash two was severe but after sitting for a few days and massaging the foam with a little heat it is back together again flying good. Last fix I used white Gorilla glue and I am highly impressed by how well it works with the foam. Soon after crash two I thought Panther 1 was done so I ordered Panther No. 2 which as it turned out, is still in the box. I'm relatively new to foam planes and jets but once you learn how the fix them you will find it is quite easy in most cases.

    Major factors for success include: Constant inspection, remove paint before gluing joints(Panther horizontal stabilizers are tough to get paint out but do it using tape), secure the battery, you do not want it moving in flight, use thread locker on metal to metal screws and nuts, use firm sections of silicon fuel tube for clevis keepers, the stock ones are marginal.

    I hand launch overhand with my index finger against the rear
    skid, works like a charm. 1800 battery fits perfect - push all the way to the front of the nose. Make sure that the EDF unit cover has does not deform the shroud causing a blade strike. I used sticky sandpaper on a can to get a good fit for the shroud.

    Great jet just look for anything that could go wrong and fix it so it is a sound machine If you have relatively fast plane experience you can fly this jet.

    Panther 2 is still in the box so if I do crash again I won't be "Pantherless"!

  7. 5 Star EDF

    Posted by Charles Lawrence of Jax,FL on 20th Feb 2014

    Received mine on the 17th had it assembled in about an hour.the build was super easy.I opted for the optional retracts because we have a 400' asphalt runway at our club.so I mostly fly there.I balanced mine at 1.5" back from the wings leading edge using a 1800 3 cell a few clicks of down trim and It flew great and due to the straight wing slows nicely for landing.Another MRC WINNER THANKS GUYS I'll be back

  8. Nice little jet

    Posted by Larry H. on 18th Feb 2014

    This jet builds quick and fly's well. Paint is also applied well. You will need to clean the paint off the areas that are glued as they are well covered in paint. I purchased the landing gear because I like to video my flights and like to watch my landings on asphalt instead of belly landing on grass. My only MINOR complaint is installing the gear. After you pop the cover plates off to expose the openings for the gear, there are gaps where the paint gets removed so you have to paint that. I have ordered a ton of planes from MotionRc and have been very pleased with these guys. I get my orders fast and in excellent condition. This is my primary RC shop.

  9. This is my second one, the first one with to haven.

    Posted by greenie on 18th Feb 2014

    I was coming in for a landing when their was another plane coming in from the wrong direction. I was the good guy and took a nose dive into the ground. Should have hit him but I didn't. To much damage to fix and it was such a good flying plane that I purchased another one from MotionRC. Can't beat the shipping cost and the Thank you note with you purchase.

  10. I"ll miss her

    Posted by Michael R. on 5th Feb 2014

    Bought this jet last summer. Sorry it took so long to write a review. This is one of the best jets I flew. She flies like she is on rails and rarely had to add any trim. Flies great fast or slow and easy to see in the air. CG was a bit off, but reviewing the posts here helped. Also recommend having clean foam when gluing. Motion RC has been outstanding and is my hobby store of choice. I also bought the optional gear. Looks really cool taking off and landing with the gear. If you buy the gear, you will have a hard time getting bigger batteries in the bay. I would fly with 1600 and 2200 batteries. After a hard landing one day, the gear broke off so I reverted back to hand launching. I also kept the plastic covers on the gear bays so she looked like she did out of the box. Last weekend took her to the field and on the second flight, hand launched her into the ground. She was was not fixable after that. She will be missed. Hmm, maybe get another one?

  11. Nice little ducted fan

    Posted by Ken Taylor on 4th Feb 2014

    Went together easy with no surprises ... Including the optional landing gears. Flies nice and comes back to earth with no surprises. Fly time is relatively short and it behaves like a small plane. I like it and a fun alternative to my larger planes.

  12. Mod this Jet! and get 90+mph!!!

    Posted by Geoff Caldarone on 2nd Jan 2014

    My 4th Motion RC Product all FMS Warbirds, 800 and 1400mm Props, First EDF for me, Build was easy, great quality for the price, cant beat it. First flight flew it stock on 3s 2650mah packs I already had, get a good 5+ minutes with throttle management. I had a 2200 4s pack and tried it in stock config and got much better performance and speed, but was concerned about the ESC as that will over drive current. Mod time! Bought from FMS the 4S 64mm motor and esc package available on the other EDF Jets on motion.com in the spare parts sectionfrom the F22 (2836-3500KV motor, 40 Amp ESC). Needed to mod the wood tray, actually cut the tray out to fit a 4S 3300 pack, snugly fits no problem, I used some spare foam to wedge in compartment or secure Cg. Was concerned about weight cg very far fwd, but again it handles this weight well, a few clicks of up elev after a hand launch, and believe me, this jet is unleashed, for $100 bucks and another $50 for upgraded motor/ESC WOW. This jet approaches 100mph and has nearly unlimited climb, with a 3300 4S pack and 8-10 minutes flight time, and with lighter 2200 4S pack has unlimited vertical, but only about 4-6 minutes flying time.

    Landing requires a tad more finess as its very nose heavy with the big packs, so some power on landing is required. Overall you can't beat the price quality and service with spare parts availablility,great jet to mod - all 4S motor and ESC just drop in Gonna get one for my buddie so we can fly formations or dog fight!

  13. Awsome Panther

    Posted by Syd on 19th Dec 2013

    Flew this Panther for the first time today, had six good flights
    using 1800 mah batteries. I pushed the batteries all the way to
    the front and was able to use the velcro straps to lock down the battery with no modification. The CG seemed spot on, 1 3/8ths in. back from the front of the wing.

    Assembly was a snap, good glue and a nice screw driver were included in the package. Everything arrived quick and in excellent shape. Striking color scheme was easy to see in the sky. I found it easy to hand launch by grabbing the back and putting my index finger on the rear skid plate and pitching the plane upward. I did find that the pitch of the short plane was sensitive to the throttle position but mine was not tail heavy - I had to give it some down elevator while fling inverted. It flies good slow and has a good climb rate. I forgot my timer but it seemed like I was getting a good 5 or 6 minutes of flying time doing loops, rolls, inverted, stalling, low high speed passes. After the first launch and subsequent I looked at the control surfaces and they were all centered nicely. Freewing jets are working out nicely for me. Thank You Motion RC

  14. Just plain fun

    Posted by Rob Hayes on 1st Dec 2013

    My brother Joel put his review on here and after I saw all the fun he was having at the field with this little bird I had to have one!!! Best money I have spent in a long time!!! Just plain FUN!!!

  15. Easy Park Flyer

    Posted by RC Mike on 26th Nov 2013

    This is a very nice easy to fly EDF perfect for back yard or parks. The stock 3S power system has better performance than I expected. I wanted an easy back yard flyer and it fills the bill.

    The only problem I had was with the cg. It crashed on first flight and one wing broke at the glue line. After researching some forums I found that the recommended cg is incorrect and it should actually be 1/4" further forward. After making that correction I have no trouble hand launching myself. Motion RC should correct the PDF file and put a note in the kits with the correct cg location!

    The airplane is good only the instructions are incorrect so I gave it 5 stars for the way it flies after its setup correctly.


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