FMS Kingfisher 1400mm (55") Wingspan - PNP
Kingfisher 1400mm (55") Wingspan - PNP from FMS - FMM103PF
Following the popularity of the FMS Super EZ V2, FMS is thrilled to offer a multi-role trainer—the 1400mm Kingfisher. With simple assembly, ease of control and stability, plus great performance, the Kingfisher is ideal for beginning intermediate flyers.
With the beginner pilot in mind, FMS’ Kingfisher is the ultimate user-friendly plane. Assembly is easy with convenient bolt-on wings and stabilizer, plus a quick-release battery cover and supporting struts. Everything self-aligns and fits only one way so chance of assembly errors is as low as possible.
By far the coolest part about the Kingfisher is its versatility. With three sets of landing gear included, the Kingfisher can handle any field type at just about any location. The oversize wheel set is provided for grass fields and gravel roads. The float set includes an simple setup so that flying from water is easy, even if you’ve never done it before. Finally, the skis provided make it possible to even fly in frigid conditions from snow.
Cool upgrades are also available for the Kingfisher such as an electric towing hook for banners and gliders. Plus, the model is features an FPV equipment bay making it FPV ready. DO NOT miss this revolutionary multipurpose trainer. The Kingfish is ONE plane with virtually endless potential.
- Screw-together construction—no glue required
- Two-piece, plug-in wings and quick-release struts
- Functional Flaps
- Carbon-fiber wing joiner tubes
- Lightweight and durable EPO construction
- Powerful brushless 3536, 850kV outrunner motor
- Predator 40A brushless ESC
- Long flying times of 10–15 minutes
- Giant wheels for operation from grass and rough surfaces
- Skis for operation from ice and packed snow
- Float set and a water rudder for seaplane conversion
- Convenient top hatch
- Optional tow-hook release
- FPV Ready with optional-use battery hatch
- FMS Kingfisher 1400mm (55") Wingspan - PNP
- 3536-kV850 brushless motor (installed)
- Predator 40 Amp ESC (installed)
- 6x 9G micro servos (installed)
- 5 Channel radio - select a minimum 5 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 5 Channel receiver - select a minimum 5 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 3 Cell 11.1V 2200mAh LiPo battery - we recommend the Admiral 2200mAh 3S 11.1V 35C LiPo Battery with EC3 Connector
- 3 Cell compatible battery charger - select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection
1400mm / 55.12in
1400g / 3.08lbs (w battery)
CG (Center of Gravity)
60mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root
3S 3536-kV850 brushless motor
Electronic Speed Control
40A, EC3 Connector
Propeller / EDF
6x 9G micro servos
Fixed gear with oversized tires (plus skis and float set included)
3 Cell 11.1V 2200mAh LiPo battery with EC3 connector (required)
5 Channel (required)
Product Spare Parts
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- landing gear
First Motion is great to work with. Bought this plane 2 months ago and the wings would not click in. Motion took the plane back and that was fine, good service. Rebought the plane and ‘‘this time only the left would snap in. Secured the right wing with packing tape placed on top of the wing. Also the clevis broke while attaching to the elevator, luckily had park zone clevis and they are good, used them. Finally flew it and had rough landing, right wing came loose. Ok here is the interesting part, when putting wing back in the slot it clicked in. During assembly I tried everything to get it to click but it would not. The plane flies heavy, so be aware, easy to stall if not enough power on landing and turning. Hope this helps, I think FMS has a problem with these wings clicking in, so be aware.
Clever design; a few flaws.
Overall finish is quite good, but fit, not quite so good. The right wing did not fit well in its socket. The fit of the tail pieces was adequate, but barely so. I was annoyed that it is very difficult to manipulate the wiring when installing the wing. In fact, I am leaving the wing on all the time because of the poor fit already mentioned and the difficulty of connecting the wires. Oddly, the Y harnesses supplied by FMS do not hold the servo wires securely. The connections have to be reinforced with tape, dental floss or clips, which is another reason you won't want to be removing and reinstalling the wings. The neat looking bush wheels are rock hard which is a problem when landing on a hard surface, especially because the landing gear is very soft and bends easily. Flying is OK, but nothing special. Roll authority is lacking, and power is just adequate. However, low speed handling with the flaps extended is quite good, and you can about stand still in the air if you have a 10 mph headwind. I am using the Admiral RX600SP 6-Channel DSMX™ Compatible Receiver with Stability Plus Gyro, and I have nothing but good things to say about the radio.
A liitle background first. I would consider myself a novice flyer. I have spent many hours on a sim and probably about 5hrs flying a UMX Timber which I now feel very confident flying with basic aerobatics thrown in. So to the Kingfisher... Using one notch of flaps and this thing launches itself into the air. You must raise flaps very quickly or it will stall. It climbs that fast. Once at cruising altitude it is very easy to fly. Very docile. Now for landing. My first landing was a little hard and the landing gear came away. On inspection there seemed to be little glue holding it in to the fuselage. Back to the workshop and hot glued it in good and proper. Second flight and i stripped the rudder servo on take off. Too much strain on the tail wheel. Back to the workshop! Fit metal geared servo. Luckily I had bought some as I had read that this is a common problem with Tundra style tail dragers! Back for my third flight. All good. Thought I'd try some short landings using flaps. I started with 15% down elevator mixed with one notch of flaps and she ballooned like she was helium filled! Abort landing, raise flaps and land with no flaps. Change mix to 20%, same result. 30% a little better... came home, was getting too windy. It would be great if FMS had a suggested flap/elevator mix in the manual. While i think this a good plane it is NOT for a beginner. You need to have a good grasp of your radio, creating mixes, experimenting etc and have plenty of room if you need to land without flaps.
It finally happened. My kingfisher flew. The weather cooperated with an overcast, no wind, 50° day. Needless to say, it was a grand flying day. I took my kingfisher to the field for it's initial flight. It was a joy. She lifted off in 5 feet without even trying. She then climbed to about 50 or so feet before turning crosswind. She did so and continued to climb. She was flying great but had a terrible climbing tendancy. She wasn't tail heavy to cause the climb, she was over powered with a positive thrust angle from the motor. I reduced the throttle to about 5/8 and she settled down and flew like she was homesick. She was a complete joy. If your looking for a good, calm, relaxing flier, get a kingfisher. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
I hate to say it but my kingfisher is still flightless. It's been either to windy, or rainy. Ohh well.
A nice, fun project
I'll admit it, I bought my king elsewhere. I saw it, liked it, but saw it was out of stock. Ohh well I thought. I then ran across it at another site. It was in stock so I bought it. I received it at 5:45pm, it was built by 8 not counting dinner. I haven't flown her yet, that's Friday. I can hardly wait. I'll keep ya posted.