Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 80mm EDF Jet - PNP
Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 12-Blade 80mm EDF Jet in "Bullet 101" Scheme - PNP - FJ30812P
We here at Motion RC are proud to announce our Super Scale F-14D Tomcat! Never before has an electric F-14 been produced in this size and with this high a degree of scale fidelity and quality. Easily one of the most beloved jets in history, we’re especially excited to offer this thrilling F-14D Tomcat. Our team worked tirelessly to develop an RC model which brings the excitement and scale performance of this hallmark aircraft to your local flying field and to appropriately honor the F-14 Tomcat’s rightful place in aviation history. We chose to depict “Bullet 101”, the specially marked F-14D from the VF-2 squadron “Bounty Hunters”, which was painted in the mid-1990s to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the F-14’s service in the United States Navy.
The signature feature of the real F-14 is its sweeping wing, and we've worked to design this model around this function as well. Our lightweight, aluminum “Wing Box” design supports a rigid wing in both forward and swept configurations. The wings pivot on flat bearings to reduce resistance and wear. Electric servoless actuators extend and sweep the wings using steel control rods and brass ball links. The result of this design is a durable, maintenance-free wing sweep feature which provides pilots with a worthy F-14 flying experience.
Scale fidelity, surface details, and builder-friendliness were also specific areas of focus. The PNP model arrives with the main fuselage completely assembled. All the electronics –servos, EDFs, ESCs, UBEC, retracts, and lights—are completely installed at the factory. The builder simply needs to screw on the wings and epoxy on the forward nose section and the assorted surface details like the wing fences, antennas, pitot tube, etc. To further simplify the wiring and setup, this F14 incorporates an onboard mixing circuit board which controls all the servos, taileron/aileron mixing, wing sweeping, and the lighting package.
While the complexity of this F-14D make it the largest, most impressive, and heaviest EDF jet available at Motion RC to date, the aircraft uses two 80mm 12 blade EDFs and two 6s 4000mAh batteries which can propel it through the sky at 100mph. The Freewing F-14 is also extremely capable and stable at slow flight. The model can cruise at 60% throttle, can turn at 40% throttle even with the wings swept rearward, and can land at less than 40mph with full flaps. The F-14D’s two powerplants utilize two 3530-1680kV outrunners and 80A ESCs. An 8 amp UBEC supplies the ten servos with dependable power to all systems.
Visit the Official Freewing Twin 80mm F-14D Tomcat Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.
- Model officially licensed by Northrop Grumman
- 2x 12 Blade factory balanced 80mm EDFs with metal housing and 3530-1680kV brushless outrunner motors produces realistic jet turbine sound
- Rigid aluminum wing box assembly for a swept wing configuration
- Pre-installed servoless actuators to sweep the wing during flight
- Super scale details include hand painted pilots, antennas, pitot tubes, etc
- Proudly displaying the authentic "Bullet 101" livery of the VF-2 squandron "Bounty Hunters"
- 2x 80 Amp Hobbywing ESCs with single 8 amp UBEC
- Electronic retractable landing gear with all metal shock-absorbing struts
- Steerable, shock absorbing nose gear for enhanced ground maneuverability
- Servo operated nose gear door (pre-installed sequencer)
- Carbon spars and EPO foam construction provide the perfect balance between strength and flexibility
- 9x LED lights plus landing light
- Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
- Gapless flap hinges
- Outrunner motors, servos, ESCs and EDFs come pre-installed for your convenience (PNP version only)
- Removable magnetic nose cone for convenient transport
- Freewing F-14 Bullet 101 Twin 80mm EDF Jet - PNP
- 7 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 7 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 7 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 7 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- TWO 6 Cell 22.2V 4000 mAh LiPo Batteries with EC5 connectors - EPR40006
- 6 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 6 cell (6S) charger from our Charger Collection
1016mm retracted 1550mm extended / 40in retracted 61in extended
1498mm / 59in
4160g without battery / 147oz
|CG (Center of Gravity)||393mm measured back from the intake|
2x 3530-1680kV Brushless Outrunner Motor
Electronic Speed Control
2x 80A ESCs, 8A UBEC, EC5 Connector
Propeller / EDF
2x 80mm Metal EDF with 12 Blade Fan
9g metal gear standard with 850mm lead (use 550mm + extension) : nose gear door
|Landing Gear||Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with all metal shock absorbing struts|
2x 6S 22.2V 4000mAh LiPo (required)
7+ Channel full range 2.4Ghz (using pre-installed mixing board)
Yes (landing light, 9x LEDs)
Nylon gapless hinges
|Build Time||2 Hours|
|Recommended Environment||Minimum 300 foot runway, recommended pavement, mat, or short turf|
Product Spare Parts
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- September 19, 2015 - The weapons set shown in the photos is available separately and is not included with the PNP or KIT+ aircraft. The weapons sets do add weight and lots of drag, which decreases the model's top speed by ~12-15 mph.
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Great airplane. This is my second as I lost my first in a crash doing a high speed pass with the wings folded. This was caused by not enough elevator authority because the instructions suggested a elevator rate of 50% with wing back. This is not a good idea. i will try 75% but up the exponential so it is not so sensitive around neutral , but should still give me enough authority to pull out of a modest dive.
Beware of the iX12!!!!
I've enjoyed several flights with this amazing model, but sadly, those days have come to an end. I upgraded my radio system this past Spring to the Spektrum iX12 so that I could fly my F-14 in a more scale-like fashion using nine channels instead of the stock seven. Apparently the transmitter has a defect in it's software that will not properly save the trim settings of a model after switching from model to model. I took my F-14 up for a flight, and then flew a different model. The next time i went to fly my beautiful Tomcat, she was out of control upon takeoff, rolling heavily to the right and nosing up. I made every effort to recover, but she rolled over and dove into the ground. When looked down at my radio, I noticed that the elevator and aileron trims had been reset to zero. Technology is nice when it works, but never assume that it does. If you own an iX12, add the trim settings to your pre-flight checklist. Scott M.
This plane not only looks like a scale model, it performs like one!
Just Bada$$. You can almost hear goose.
I always loved the f14 since I was a kid building model kits from revell models. Now I have one I can actually fly and not have to make jet sounds myself. This thing is big. Goes together easy with just a few screws and nuts. I did not use the stock mixing board as I wanted full length flaps and tailerons only when the wings are swept. My first flight was just a few days ago and it was like flying a trainer. I didn’t sweep wings yet as I wanted to trim it out and get a feel for this beautiful bird. If you are debating on getting this, Do it. It’s time to buzz the tower.
Overall worth the money, but for grass runway users - its not without its faults.
I've had my F14 for over a year now, and, for $500, you get A LOT of airplane, Its very larger, very fast, and very scale. Overall I give this plane an A-/B++. It is indeed very nice & leaves little to be desired. But as no one else seems to be talking about it, let me itemize the "to be desired" portions, primarily for grass-surface runways. If you plan to fly the plane (a) off a hard/paved surface (b) in a tame manner with a (c) 9-channel transmitter or greater... this review does not really apply to you. The Achilles Heel of this otherwise nice jet is THE NOSE GEAR. There's alot of metal up there, except in the primary shock-absorbing section for grass fields = the strut. Its made of plastic, the entire assebly. The clip, the strut, and the slider....all plastic. I have broken this piece 4 times & finally resorted to making metal-rod-inserts for it. If you want to perpetually (not sometimes) fly off grass, you might be better off with a different EDF unless you want to custom create a non-plastic strut. The second item is for 8-channel users & below. The fashion that FMS mixed the controls, the ailerons are still active in swept-mode, which creates wobbling during swept-wing operations. At 95mph, wobbling is scary as ****. & cannot be re-done without a 9-channel radio & some custom mixing. I resolved this with a $35 gyro but it will definitely need to be addressed. This is not a swept-mode capable EDF out-of-the-box. For those of you who found it to be, you are among the fortunate minority. Lastly, you are going to have a **** of a time getting the spare parts you need (I recommend buying a spare set of EVERYTHING nose gear related) as FMS really seems to keep there customers starving in this respect with this plane. It may be because we crash them so often, or everyone is having the same Nose Gear parts issues I'm having...I would order spare parts along with you initial purchase. Its may be week or months before you get what you need. Other than that, its been a fun, albeit scary & occasionally irritating experience learning to fly her. Not for the faint-of-heart or the C+ RC pilot who does not quite have the Angle of Attack concept down. This jet rides an certain AoA through every maneuver. Its no Avanti to be sure.
freewing f-14 dual 80mm
wow what a sweet f-14 The F-14 has always been my favorite plane took a while for me to purchase this plane I’m enjoying my F-14 from banana hobbies then I knew it I wanted the freewing f-14 Always great service from motion RC plane is still in the box have not decided when will I build it everything looks great
Need help Wings don’t open completely
Need help and can’t reach anyone Wings don’t open completely the right wing I believe motor is bad
I don't know that it gets any cooler than this!!
There's just nothing like this F-14. Anytime I fly it anywhere, everyone stops and watches the whole flight. I grew up watching Top Gun, so of course I had to repaint mine to recreate Maverick and Goose's Tomcat (with help from Callie Graphics). This plane is the dream. You MUST have respect for the complexity, weight, and speed of this jet if you want to be able to enjoy it. This is NOT one for beginners. My hands still shake a bit after each successful landing of this plane. She lifts gracefully from the ground in about 200' of runway with half flaps; with no-flap takeoffs, expect to need 300' or more. I put the time in to program full-span flaps in pursuit of the slowest possible ground speed for landing. I highly recommend viewing RCGeek's YouTube video about setup if you plan to do the same. With calm winds it takes every bit of 250' of ground roll after touchdown to get her stopped, but I may be guilty of coming in a little hot to avoid stalls on short final (not to say the jet is prone to them, but with full-span flaps, there's not much of a warning wag before a wing would drop). With the wings out, this plane is very docile and predictable. It's a little slippery on the roll access with wings back. I've got an Eagle gyro on the way to help with that. Freewing did a fantastic job of achieving wing sweep without it negatively affecting the CG! That being said, CG is EVERYTHING with this plane. High speed low passes are awe-inspiring with the wings back! I fly pairs of 6S 4500 45C and 6S 5000 50C packs in mine, getting 3:10 and 3:30 flight times with 33% battery left consistently - you'll be VERY glad to have enough battery for a go-around or three!! On a side note: I recommend putting Nerf football whistles just behind the fan shrouds to produce a surprisingly realistic turbine sound. It'll really add some cool factor! In summary, if you absolutely love the F-14 and approach this plane with respect for its flight characteristics and put great care into the workload involved in dialing it in, you'll be greatly rewarded with flying the jet of your dreams! THANK YOU Freewing and MotionRC for making this dream a reality for so many of us!!! You guys are the best!!