Freewing F-105 Thunderchief 64mm EDF Jet - PNP
64mm Freewing F-105 Thunderchief - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FJ10911P
Freewing and Motion RC have done it again! Lightning strikes twice and following up on the wildly popular F-8 Crusader, we are excited to announce our latest addition to the Park Jet Series, the F-105D Thunderchief! Relentless in its bombing missions during the Vietnam War, the supersonic F-105 excelled as a single seat F-105D fighter bomber and a two seat F/G SEAD or “Wild Weasel” platform. Never before available in foam PNP format, with the release of this Freewing F-105D Thunderchief we are proud to commemorate the service and sacrifices of all the Thud’s crews who fought unbowed against terrible dangers.
Optimized for affordability and accessibility, the Freewing F-105D truly delivers the fun factor for park jet pilots. Continuing the popularity of our Freewing Stinger 64, F9F Panther, F-22 Raptor, and F-8 Crusader, the F-105D is perfect for pilots seeking standoff scale appearance of a rarely modeled aircraft in an affordable and easy to own package.
The Freewing 64mm F-105D Thunderchief is designed to be an ideal first hand launch EDF, for novice pilots wanting to learn how an EDF jet handles versus a propeller driven model aircraft of a similar size. The Thunderchief is surprisingly stable yet nimble, with axial rolls and predictable behavior. A shoulder mounted wing and embedded plastic “skid plate” along much of the belly protects the aircraft during carefree belly landings. Assembly is straightforward, and using only two servos minimizes weight, complexity, and cost. Like the F-8 Crusader, the F-105D Thunderchief is configured to be flown using a radio that has Elevon mixing, as each side’s aileron and elevator surface are connected together. The model’s low wing loading and manageable slow speed handling in the landing pattern negated the need for a heavy and costly variable incidence wing. The battery bay can also accommodate a small gyro for additional stabilization.
Powered by an efficient 64mm 5 blade EDF fan unit, 30A ESC and 2627-4500kv brushless outrunner motor, the Freewing 64mm F-105D Thunderchief reaches a top speed of 116kph/72mph using a single inexpensive 3s 1000mAh-2200mAh lipo battery with XT60 connector. While designed with simplified flight control surfaces and intended for hand launches and belly landing on grass runways, an optional landing gear set is sold separately for steerable operation on paved runways.
The F-105D Thunderchief has never been modeled in foam PNP before, and we know you’ll be as pleased as we are with how this model flies. Own this rare model today!
Visit the Official Freewing 64mm F-105 Thunderchief Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.
Motion RC's Senior Product Developer Alpha Enos discusses the Freewing 64mm F-105 and much more in this podcast from RCafterhours.com:
- Durable EPO foam and reinforced construction
- Realistic shape and detailing
- Dynamically balanced 5 Blade EDF fan for efficient power
- Minimal assembly
- Optional steerable landing gear (sold separately)
- Freewing F-105 Thunderchief 64mm EDF Jet - PNP
- 4 Channel radio - select a minimum 4 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 4 Channel receiver - select a minimum 4 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 3 Cell 11.1V 1000 - 2200 mAh Li-Po battery with XT60 connector - we recommend the Admiral 3s 11.1V 1600mAh Li-Po Battery with XT60 Connector
- 3 Cell compatible battery charger - select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection
530mm / 20.8in
800mm / 31.5in
360g / 12.69oz (w/o battery)
CG (Center of Gravity)
365mm from the trailing edge of the tail (refer to manual)
2627-4500kV Brushless Outrunner Motor
Electronic Speed Control
30A, XT60 Connector
Propeller / EDF
64mm 5-Blade EDF
9g standard gear with 300mm lead : main wing left, main wing right
3S 11.1V 1000 - 2200mAh LiPo with XT60 connector (required)
4 Channel (required)
Product Spare Parts
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Ok, I bought this jet in the winter and could not fly it till spring. So I put an AX-636 in it and programmed it like the Eflight F-15 and it flies awesome!!!! I fly with 30% expo and use the factory throws and it performs on 1500 and 2200 3S 30C packs 3 min and 30 sec flights and the 1500 has 23% and the 2200 have 40%. I will post the srs flie for those that want it on rcg. I will also get a video!! I love flying this jet!!! EK~
Disappointed. F105 Looks great, flies anemic! Terribly under-powered.
Even with a 4 cell pack this bird barely stays airborne. We had to climb a hill and hand launch like a javelin just to get it flying. I plan to upgrade the motor, but I shouldn't have to. Also, the pushrods are too flimsy. Bend under pressure.. < Mitch >
Easy to assemble. Very easy to bind and get all surfaces working correctly. Haven't flown it yet. Overall great plane.
I finally got around to flying the 105 this morning and it was delightfully uneventful. I had done a little research online and other than setting it up per the manual, I put 60% expo on the aileron channel and I'm glad I did. I think this girl would get a bit squirrelly without quite a bit of expo because with the elevons she really wants to roll axially with minimal input. I also programmed in some dual rates, I think as described by the manual, but I found that I needed to immediately put it into high rates to get enough elevator throw to stay aloft immediately after throwing it in the air. It picked up speed pretty quickly and maybe I could have kept it in the air on low rates but I switched it straight away and kept it there for the remainder of the flight. A couple other things to keep in mind are that this plane goes fairly fast for its small size and the excellent paint job really blends in with even a blue sky. I don't think I'll fly it on a cloudy day until I'm totally comfortable with it, maybe not at all. Another thing to add is that I would recommend setting it up mechanically with some up elevator at the neutral position. My buddy threw it for me at about a 25 degree incline and after about 40' I switched the dual rates to high in order to ensure she stayed aloft. I stayed at high rates the rest of the flight without issue. Finally I'd add that she likes speed. If you slow down too much you'll find her fairly unresponsive and losing altitude. You'll need to stay on the throttle the whole time, this is not a glider, and as such you'll blow through the battery pretty quickly. I didn't time my flight and my battery wasn't 100 charged but it felt like a short flight and the battery was down to 3.7 vpc when I checked after the flight. Don't push it the first few flights and be sure to use a battery with a high C value. All in all, I'd recommend as an affordable and really cool-looking EDF.
Like stated by others. A very good looking plane and took very little time to set up to fly with my radio. My second EDF. I did not read any reviews before flying and I set my plane's throws as the instructions said. I flew flight one on low rates. I used an older 2200 mAH battery positioned so that the CG was about 1/2"' forward of instructions call-out. I had a friend give it a strong toss slightly upward with full throttle. I struggled to keep it flat and it skipped off the ground twice gaining a max altitude of about 3' before I killed the throttle for fear of running out of runway space; it stopped about 150' from the toss point. Attempt #2 was about the same but the blade on the bottom hit some mud and the plane slowed quickly, so again I killed the power. Toss number three I held the wings level and about 3' of altitude for a long time before gaining momentum and starting a slow gradual climb out. Once up, I backed off the throttle to trim it. Once flying it was very fast and exciting. It lost a bit of speed in sharper turns, so i adjusted my flying for that. When it came around the far turn it would disappear for an uncomfortably long time against a very grey sky, I did not like this at all. Note to self, only fly this one on perfect blue sky days. It landed nicely without event. Once in the air it flew as I expected for an EDF shaped like a dart. I would say this requires a high intermediate to advanced pilot (I believe that's about where I am and this took my complete focus). I will not try to hand toss this one myself and I might try a smaller fresher battery next time.
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Saw these bought both, thunderchief and crusader. Freewing quality for 100 quid. Yes they are small but that makes them very portable! Quite a bit of expo, not inheritably stable around the longitudinal axis, only 3 channel but requires skill. Goes out of sight quickly, with those big sweeping turns, which can be uncomfortable. They considered the ease of adding a rudder, which I think will, actually making it easier to fly and enjoy so I think, if successful I'll do to both. I found I found lowering pwr in the turn to allow the nose to drop in otherwise fights against itself with pushing force at the back with the "pulling it around" with the evelons. Unless you bank it 90 degrees and pull it around with the elevator but as mentioned above about the stability around longitudinal axis.....eek.. Battery.. (1300, turnigy graph 75c) 2+1/2 mins! Not a long flt! Watch that. Great model, great love it. Keep em coming guys! Great job PS rc motion service is excellent! And packed perfectly.
Went together great. Flies awsome on 1600 admiral after a good firm toss. Lowered throws on servo horns by moving both control rods each down to next hole while leaving the control horns at factory recommend settings and she flies just like my 70mm f16! Another great purchase
I bought it for my
I bought it for my grandson fir christmas cannot give a rating
F 105 Thunderchief 64 mm
Bought this plane back in Sep of 2018 and have logged more than 30 flights on it thus far. This was my first 64 mm EDF, I eventually have purchased the F8 Mig 15 and F9F for the 64 mm. The Thunderchief performs very similar to the F8, and both when hand launched, will sink upon being released. Once up and cruising the Thunderchief flies real nice and you can back the throttle off to half and enjoy the flight. The silver will blend in to white or grey skies, but the black nose cone can help you track it under those circumstances. Keep the speed up in turns, and she will zip around the sky like an EDF powered lawn dart.