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FlightLine RC B-24 Liberator Silver 2000mm (78") Wingspan - PNP

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FlightLine RC B-24 Liberator Silver 2000mm (78") Wingspan - PNP - FLW4011P

The famed B-24 Liberator is one of the most recognizable WWII aircraft of all time.  Serving in every theater of that global conflict, the B-24 fought to bring its brave crews home through unimaginable danger.  With humility and reverence, Motion RC is proud to introduce the world’s first foam electric PNP B-24 Liberator, in remembrance of the crews who gave the ultimate sacrifice and those who carry on its memory.  The FlightLine RC B-24 Liberator is approximately 1/16.7 scale, with a 2000mm wingspan and 1230mm length, and is constructed from EPO foam and reinforced with integrated aluminum, carbon fiber, plywood, and plastic structures.  Designed with input from the Collings Foundation, which operates the only flying B-24-J, “Witchcraft”.

Due to the many configurations of the real B-24, the model features modular design to allow each modeler to customize his/her model further.  A magnetic nose section allows owners to quickly swap between B-24 variants, the -D (“Greenhouse” nose), and the -J (“Emerson turret” nose), and the Upper Turret on both variants and the Nose Turret on the -J variant can be panned with an optional 9g servo.  Steerable tillers are pre-installed, including special provisions to fit FPV cameras in the nose with minimal modification.  Waist gunner windows are left uninstalled, giving pilots the option to detail the interior and/or depict a variant with or without the windows installed.  An internal wooden spine reinforces the bomb bay area, if a modeler chooses to install operating doors.  An all new pilot figure sculpt depicts period accurate A-2 crew jacket, radio headset, and iconic “crusher” cap and insignia.  Also for the first time at Motion RC, an optional 3D-Printed Cockpit with complete instrument panel, controls, and seats is also available as a separately purchasable upgrade. 

If you have your own 3D printer, or have access to one, you can download the STL files directly at this link.  (There are 20 total STL files, formatted for 3D printing included in this .ZIP file).

Despite its very large size, primary assembly of the entire aircraft is completed with only 12 screws; glue is only required for cosmetic details such as antennas and windows.  A quick disconnect ribbon wire harness consolidates wiring into a central circuit board inside the fuselage.  Each wing is removable with two screws, making this large aircraft extremely easy to transport.

The FlightLine RC B-24 uses four 3530-860kv brushless outrunner motors, 30A ESCs, 9.5 x 7 counter-rotating propellers, and a separate 5A UBEC.  The recommended pair of 4s 14.8v 3000-4000mAh lipo batteries can power the aircraft in excess of 110kph/70mph, for 5-10 minutes based on a pilot’s throttle management. We prefer mid-throttle cruising for 7+ minutes of scale-style flying. The outboard motor pair and inboard motor pair are powered by separate flight batteries, allowing for powered landings in the event of one battery losing a cell.  A 70mm tall nose wheel and 85mm tall main wheels provide stable operation on grass runways and split flaps aid in low speed flight and landings.

Each model includes both the -D and -J nose in the box, and includes two decal sets comprising both waterslide and matte vinyl decals. Additional decal sets are available for purchase from our partner, Callie Graphics, at www.callie-graphics.com.  A main suspension strut is available as an upgrade for rough runways. With near endless personalization possibilities, the pinnacle of your warbird hangar has arrived -- The FlightLine RC 2000mm B-24 Liberator!

  Visit the Official FlightLine RC B-24 Liberator Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • Includes two magnetic nose cones to alternate between -D and -J variants
  • Panning nose turret and upper turret with pre-installed tiller arms
  • Two decal sets included inside each paint scheme’s box
  • Grass capable landing gear with 70mm tall nose and 85mm tall main wheels
  • 12 screw primary assembly
  • Removable wings with convenient ribbon wire harness
  • Split flaps
  • Vast customization options for FPV cameras, moving turrets, doors, 3D printed detail upgrades, etc
  • Modeled with input from Collings Foundation, operator of last flying B-24J, “Witchcraft”

Includes:

  • FlightLine RC B-24 Liberator Silver 2000mm (78") Wingspan - PNP
  • Motors, ESCs, servos and retracts pre-installed

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Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 3-4 hours

Wingspan

2000mm / 78.74in

Length

1230mm / 48.4in

Weight

2910g / 102.64oz (w/o battery)

CG (Center of Gravity)

76mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root

Power System

Four 3530-860kv Brushless Outrunner Motors

Electronic Speed Control

Four 30A ESC, 5A BEC, Two XT60 Connectors

Propeller / EDF

9.5 x 7 Counter-Rotating

Servos

9g standard digital metal gear with 550mm lead : nose gear steering
9g standard digital metal gear with 750mm lead : left aileron, right aileron, left elevator, right elevator
9g standard digital metal gear with 300mm lead : left flap, right flap
9g standard digital metal gear with 750mm lead plus 300mm lead : left rudder, right rudder

Landing Gear

Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with digital metal gear steering servo

Required Battery

Two 4s 14.8V 3000mAh-4000mAh LiPos with XT60 connector (required)

Required Radio

6 Channel (required)

Ailerons

Yes

Elevator

Yes

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

Split

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Mixed/Nylon Reinforced

Material

EPO Foam

Skill Level

Intermediate/Advanced

Build Time

2-4 Hours

Recommended Environment

Outdoor

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DZ
07/10/2018
Dennis Zolper
joliet il
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bad retracts

my first RC bomber front landing gear junk cant fly new one coming

SC
06/27/2018
STEVEN C.
United States
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B-24 KENTUCKY BELLE Silver

Easy to assemble. What with no doors front landing gear? Takes off the grass nice. Looks great with blue sky's. The suns reflection off the wings is nice. 4 stars over all.

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06/14/2018
Dennis
PA
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RETRACTS AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM

I have had a chance to look at 2 retract units for the B-24 that were replaced. Both with the same problem . They hang up/lock up in the cycle especially on the upward cycle, The screw shaft has some slop in the system. It is a conventional screw jack system but there are a few problems with these.The screw has a lot of float as the front gear and back shaft points are not very secure and relies on a free floating spacer threaded to hold the screw shaft in position . The rear spacer has a threaded hole for the screw to pass through. I cleaned up the threads on them..Also the retaining holes in both case sides have a lot of friction resistance in the fit of the gear rotating block . This also may cause the screw shaft to buckle and lose contact with the drive gear. I'm not an engineer but I did open the case holes very very slightly and made the L/G shaft retention piece firmly attached to the case and lightly greased the screw. So far it seem to work well. Perhaps Motion can get Freewing to do a fix on this problem. Otherwise the B-24 is really a great flying model .

HW
05/14/2018
Hugh W.
United States
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Why not get both the Olive and Silver!!

This is a great plane. I now have 4 FlightLine planes, the Olive Liberator, the 1600mm Spitfire and the 90mm Stinger jet, all outstanding products. I was looking for a silver B-17, but didn't like the available products comparing it with my Olive B-24, so bought the silver one, added a little extra paint, Callie's decals, the suspension struts, Mr. RC Sound card and redid the cockpits and top & front turrets with the 3D parts and added servos. Hooked the sound card up to the opposite battery as the BEC. These planes are real eye catchers at the field. If you want to fly scale, turn with the rudder and opposite ailerons to keep it flat, or you can still fly it light a "fighter" and do loops, rolls, Cuban 8's and it climbs with the best of them. Get 8-10 minutes on the 4S 4000's and has plenty of power and cruises at 50%-60% throttle. It tracks straight on take-off and lands like a dream, just keep enough power coming in to land smoothly. The speakers and sound card fit a little tight (see my post on Hobby Squak-Liberator thread #1037 and video under #1168 if interested). A flight video of the Olive is in my thread #1181. There are plenty of customizing opportunities, so have at it. Just wish FlightLine would re-introduce a B-17 in this same size with similar finishes and components as the B-24. This is one plane that you should consider getting both versions.

Hugh W. verified customer review of FlightLine RC B-24 Liberator Silver 2000mm (78) Wingspan - PNPHugh W. verified customer review of FlightLine RC B-24 Liberator Silver 2000mm (78) Wingspan - PNPHugh W. verified customer review of FlightLine RC B-24 Liberator Silver 2000mm (78) Wingspan - PNP
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04/29/2018
Todd Anderson
Pike Road Alabama
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Easy Flyer

I was impressed with how large and easy to see this plane is. I got the silver version and ordered some 1:17 scale Callie Graphics to make it unique. I was afraid it’d be hard to see the orientation in flight, but I was pleasantly surprised. 1st flight yesterday wit 5-12 mph winds was excellent. I fly on grass and had no problem with taxiing or takeoff. Took off very quickly straight ahead, but I had to throttle back to ~1/2 because this plane has so much power. After a few clicks of up trim it flew like any of my sport planes. Rolls are very axial which was a surprise. Landed without flaps due to gusty winds. First approach had to go around at 5’ altitude when wind caught it, but full power allowed me to climb to safety without any torque roll. If you want a big beautiful warbirds that’s easy to fly you won’t go wrong with this one. Only issue I had was the Wing attachment method. It uses 4 small screws installed from underneath. These are easy to drop if you don’t use a magnetic screwdriver. I think bolts would be easier to work with and not drop in the grass. I just leave it assembled and transport it in my F-150 with the back window open. I hope they come out with a B-36 or B-29 in the near future.

SJ
04/07/2018
Steve Johnson
Nashville
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B-24 is a lot of airplane!

I have had my B-24 for about 2 months now, with over a dozen flights on it, and it is a show stopper at my flying field. The huge size and four engines are sight to behold. It flies very well, and scale flight needs only about 50% throttle for beautiful passes. I installed servos for the nose and top gun turrets, and rotating the guns as I taxi by makes everyone’s eyes open up. it does fly very easily and landings are a cinch with the flaps and elevator trim set as recommended. I get about 8 minutes of flight on the 4,000mAh packs recommended, with plenty left over if needed. This is a great airplane!

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RH
04/04/2018
RONALD H.
United States
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Ron new plane

As Tony would say "IT'S GREAT"

P
03/06/2018
paul

ITS AWESOME!!!

Flew my 24 for the first time today. I'm all grins. She's a beautiful bird. Well behaved and loving the air.

SB
02/22/2018
Sanford B.

b-24 liberator

I had issues at first...till i found that I had put one of the props on backward...Other than not having bombs to drop she is beautiful....

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