Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 80mm EDF Jet - ARF PLUS
Freewing F-14 Tomcat Twin 12-Blade 80mm EDF Jet in "Bullet 101" Scheme - ARF PLUS - FJ30811K+
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. The pictures show the optional pylons and weapon set which are not included with the plane. These can be purchased separately by clicking the "upgrades" tab.
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 ARF PLUS model arrives with the main fuselage assembled. All the electronics –servos, retracts, and lights—are completely installed at the factory. You will simply need to add your own power system and ESC. 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 (not included) 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.
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
- 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"
- Electronic retractable landing gear with all metal shock-absorbing struts
- Steerable, shock absorbing nose gear for enhanced ground maneuverability
- Carbon spars and EPO foam construction provide the perfect balance between strength and flexibility
- 9x LED lights plus landing light (see manual for configuration options)
- Nylon hinges on all control surfaces (superior to foam hinges)
- Gapless flap hinges
- Removable magnetic nose cone for convenient transport
- Freewing F-14 Bullet 101 Twin 80mm EDF Jet - ARF PLUS
- Brushless motors, EDF units, and ESCs (see specifications tab for details)
- 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 (required)
Electronic Speed Control
2x 80A ESCs, 8A UBEC, EC5 Connector (required)
Propeller / EDF
2x 80mm Metal EDF with 12 Blade Fan (required)
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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Fantastic flying and looking
I can recommend this aircraft to any experienced EDF pilot. It is very well flying once trimmed and flap to elevator mix has been set up. Important things that the manual isn't helpful with: - Flap to Elevator mix. I had a few scary moments in my maiden because I did not have one. When flaps are deployed the nose dives if you don't mix in some up elevator. - Cg illustration is very misleading. The listed 87mm is correct, but the illustration has the Cg drawn at 120mm or something. Much further back than it should be. Maiden post in Motion RC Fan Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motionrcfanmedia/permalink/437682623713324/
Excellent Fling Jet if you set it up right
I recently finished building my Freewing twin 80mm F-14 EDF and I am blown away by how well this plane flies. This plane is hands down one of the best flying foam models out there. I like my Freewing 90mm F22 but this F-14, in my opinion is more fun to fly... But you have to set it up right... And the reward is worth it. So setup...I made some changes to the plane to get it how I wanted it. First, I used 80mm FMS EDFs that I balanced myself and Turnigy 100A escs. Next I hollowed out the foam in the battery bay so I could fit larger batteries. I also set it up very similarly to how Chris (RCGeek- thank you for the tips) has his F-14 setup and added a custom afterburner that my buddy Ran Grumer and I designed to get that simulated afterburner look. I also added a hobby Eagle gyro right over the CG under the F-14 hood where the swing mechanism resides. Finally, the electrical engineer in me did not like the single battery per speed controller setup. So I wired my batteries in parallel and my speed controllers in parallel. This way, both motors draw from both batteries all the time. This means 2 things: 1) batteries get used up fairly evenly; 2) the motors also have a bigger bank to draw from because of the synergy of the two packs in parallel. I think it is well worth it. I fly using 2x Hobby star 6500Mah packs so that I have a total capacity of 13000mah and this gets me 5-7 minute flights. Here is one such flight chasing Ray's (Gooniac33) mig21... Enjoy
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Super Jet mit bestem Preis-Leistungsverhältnis
ich habe den Jet mit einer Wren44 turbinisiert, gleiches Gewicht wie mit Akku-Antrieb. Geht voll ab.Besonders schön finde ich die kugelgelagerten Räder und die doppelte Federung der Fwk.-Beine. Hab noch einen Kreisel nachgerüstet, da bei eingefahrenem Flügel das Teil doch recht wackelig sein kann. Falls die Pendelruder zappeln, einfach etwas dämpfen, inde man etwas Malerkrepp um die Achse wickelt, damit die Ruder fester sitzen und nicht das Servo zappeln lassen. Service von motionRC wieder super. neuen Stammkunden gewonnen!
Change your Elevator Servos
My track will proceed me. I have bought many F-14’s…. Like it’s a problem, I know. But I will say that the cure to it all has been replacing the elevator servos with Hitechs. I have lost 3, F-14 because the elevator servos quit….. Every time. First they are cheap and I completely understand you have to in order to keep cost low. But it’s awful…. Secondly, you run the elevator wires too close to the motor. They are pinched to the wall by a motor running at uber sensitive vibration. You need to pull the wires away from the motor and tape them to the wall behind the motors, not “on them”. So I replaced and ran them straight to the receiver, bypassed the board. Then programmed elevons. It’s the only way to have long-lasting success with the bird. You’re welcome.
This is my second F-14. Flew the first one until something broke. Took a while for that to happen. The fit of the access panel over the wing is much better than the last one. The only negative is the foam is not quite as well done as the big Spitfire: numerous pinholes. Not objectionable but a tad disappointing. If there was a 1/2 star available this would be a 4 1/2 star rating. The steering servo was bad but Motion, as they always do, replaced it about as quickly as it is possible to do! I like the jet. I like the way it flies, especially with the RC Geek setup. I like the price too. It's rare for me to miss an airplane after it's gone but this is one of them.