Freewing A-10 Thunderbolt II Super Scale Twin 80mm EDF Jet - ARF PLUS
A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog" Super Scale Twin 80mm EDF Jet from Freewing - ARF PLUS - FJ31111A+
Version Info: This is the ARF+ version for pilots who wish to install their own power system. All primary electronics including servos and landing gear come pre-installed, just add your own power system (EDF, motor, and ESC) to begin flying.
Renowned by its crews and the men and women it has protected on the ground for decades, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately called the ‘Warthog’, continues to dominate the skies on CAS missions in conflict areas around the world. Despite first flying over 40 years ago, the A-10’s superior ability to execute its intended mission in modern warfare remains unchallenged.
To honor this iconic aircraft we are very proud to announce the world’s largest and most definitive foam electric PNP A-10 Thunderbolt RC model aircraft in the world! This 1700mm wingspan beast is larger than any other foam A-10 on the market, yet it remains easy to transport. The Freewing 80mm A-10 delivers the best balance between size, weight, thrust, top speed, stall speed, transportability, rough grass handling, and overall scale fidelity. As an added bonus we've included a full complement of highly detailed weapons in the box; a $50 value!
The model is assembled from just ten main parts. Removable wings and a convenient flexible servo wire harness accessible at the wing root ensures a safe and reliable electronic connection at all times. The A-10’s wings are composed of hollow chambered foam with an interlocking matrix of plywood ribs, carbon square spars, and aluminum blocks, providing rigid yet supple handling.
The Freewing 80mm A-10 was specifically designed to be the most grass-capable PNP EDF on the market. While sporting a scale Oleo nose strut, the main struts are tensioned trailing links and the foam rubber tires are over 3” tall and 1” wide. In the air, the A-10 can deliver a fully scale flight profile. Tall vertical loops, hard “jinking” turns, stable slow flight, and authoritative power. Critically, this model was designed to fly at all throttle points, both upright and inverted, without pitch sensitivity.
As a semi-scale model, the Freewing 80mm A-10 is finished from the factory in USAF two tone gray. A waterslide decal set with over 50 utility markings and three complete A-10 liveries, is included for the pilot to customize his or her A-10. These decals proudly represent Indiana’s 163rd Fighter Squadron “Blacksnakes”, Louisiana’s 47th Fighter Squadron “Termites” and Georgia’s 23rd Fighter Group “Flying Tigers.” (Artwork courtesy of Boom and Zoom Graphics).
Indiana’s 163rd Fighter Squadron “Blacksnakes”
Louisiana’s 47th Fighter Squadron “Termites”
Georgia’s 23rd Fighter Group “Flying Tigers”
For pilots wanting to install a matched pair of their own 90mm EDFs on 6s, we offer a 90mm nacelle which bolts into place and retains the outer dimensions of the stock 80mm nacelle. Own the world’s largest, most capable, most customizable, and most powerful foam electric PNP A-10 and add a definitive scale powerhouse to your hangar today!
Visit the Official Freewing A-10 80mm Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.
- Largest foam electric PNP A-10 Warthog in the world
- Award Winner at AEF 2017 for "Best Scale Jet"
- Full complement of highly detailed weapons included in the box (CAS loadout); a $50 Value!
- Weapon plyons are individually removable from the wing and each weapon can be placed on any of the 8 included plylons for total customization.
- Grass-ready retracts with metal trunions and 5mm hardened steel pin
- Multi-material (full carbon fiber spars, plywood ribs, and aluminum blocks) wing structure for best balance of rigidity and smooth flight handling
- Scale wheel hubs and sequenced nose gear door
- DayBright LEDs and sequenced landing light
- Screw-on wings and tail surfaces
- Flexible wing wire harness for ultimate reliability and resistance to disconnection during wing flexing
- Spacious battery bay, no cutting required
- Digital Metal Gear Servos throughout
- Three unique livery options and 50 different utility decals are included in the box for maximum customization
- 90mm bolt-on nacelles for those who wish to install a 90mm power system (sold separately)
- Model officially licensed by Northrop Grumman
- Freewing A-10 Thunderbolt II Super Scale Twin 80mm EDF Jet - ARF PLUS
- Servos, LED lights and electronic retracts pre-installed
- Brushless motors, EDF units and ESCs (see specifications for details)
- 6 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 6 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 6 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 6 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- TWO 6 Cell 22.2V 4000 - 6000 mAh LiPo Batteries with EC5 Connectors - We recommend 2 Admiral 6 Cell 5000 mAh LiPo batteries
- 6 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 6 cell (6S) charger from our Charger Collection
1700mm / 66.92in
1551mm / 61.06in
5406g / 190.69oz with two 6S Admiral 4000 mAh LiPo Batteries
|CG (Center of Gravity)||78mm back from the leading edge of the wing root, with the aircraft upright and gear down|
Recommended Power System
2x 3530-1900KV Brushless Outrunner Motors (not included)
Recommended Electronic Speed Control
2x 100 Amp ESCs with EC5 Connectors (not included)
Recommended Propeller / EDF
2x 80mm EDFs with 9 Blade Fans (not included)
9g metal gear digital standard with two 300mm leads : landing gear door
|Landing Gear||Grass-ready scale oleo nose strut and tensioned trailing link main struts|
2x 6S 22.2V 4000mAh - 6000mAh LiPo with EC5 Connector
Nylon reinforced hinges
|Build Time||1+ Hours|
Product Spare Parts
Product Questions & AnswersNOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.
- Freewing A-10 Thunderbolt II Instruction Manual
- Freewing ESC Programming Manual
- A-10 Thunderbolt II Decal Layout Instruction Sheet
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I purchased the ARF Plus version and installed a completely different 80mm power system. The design allowed me to easily do a little modification to the foam and ESC platform to fit my system in, plenty of space. Performance and flying capability is unbelievable. What a great EDF. You can make straffing runs and pull up and invert just like the full scale. A real keeper.
As always Motion Rc delivered another great plane with no package issues (9 planes delivered in perfect condition). The A-10 is the most well built model I have seen in a foam construction air frame in along time. Currently painting mine in an arctic scheme. This has been one of the most satisfying purchases yet !
A little customization
This is my 2nd A-10. The 1st is a plug n fly which is still flying well but had a couple of 90 mm fan sets that were doing nothing and decided to get the ARF Plus along with the 90 mm nacelles to use them in (Freewing 1550 kv fans with 130 amps ESC's) It's still a long ways from being finished as it's getting a Peanut Scheme camo paint job as well. Progress on this one can be tracked in my blog on RC Groups. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2901461-Freewing-twin-80-90-mm-A-10-Warthog/page2
A-10 ARF plus
The plane arrived in perfect order as usual was a pleasure to assemble with great instructions, both from the manual and the build video. Couldn'y be happier, Brad