Freewing F9F Panther 64mm EDF Jet - PNP
64mm Freewing F9F Panther EDF Jet - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FJ10311P
Are you looking for your first EDF jet or are you a more advanced pilot looking for a new EDF? Look no further. While great for people new to EDF jets, The Freewing F9F Panther is fast and agile enough for experienced pilots too. The Freewing F9F is one of our favorite jets. While this F9F Panther EDF is not for beginner flyers, it is perfect for the intermediate flyer looking for their first EDF jet. There is not an easier EDF jet to fly.
Unlike many EDF jets, the Freewing F9F actually floats for an extended period of time without throttle (assuming a correct CG). The F9F is powerful enough to loop and has a fantastic roll rate. We recommend hand launching and belly landing in the grass for pilots new to EDF jets. The F9F is built from durable EPO foam and uses nylon hinges. While a 1600 mAh LiPo is recommended, a 2200 mAh battery can be used by more experienced pilots with minor modification to the battery compartment. We highly recommend a high wing trainer for beginners and proficiency with at least one low wing plane before attempting to fly an EDF jet.
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- Model officially licensed by Northrop Grumman
- Durable EPO foam construction
- Nylon hinges on all control surfaces (superior to a foam hinge)
- Brushless motor, ESC and servos installed
- 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 1600 mAh Lipo Battery with XT60 connector - EPR16003X6
- 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection
30A, Internal BEC, XT60 connector
Propeller / EDF
9g standard with 300mm lead : left aileron, right aileron
none - belly lander (optional gear is available)
3S 11.1V 1600mAh 25C 3 cell LiPo
Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
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CG issue, could have been a 5 star.
Purchased in July 2018 - Took 3 crashes to find the correct CG - it is approx 35/40 mm forward of the recommended CG. The correct CG is in the first 1-5 mm behind the silver leading edge. I had to use a 2200 mAh 3 cell and add 3/4 oz lead in the nosecone to achieve. Now it flies like a dream. I have yet to find a blog or video that actually shows or mentions the correct CG. Most just say what battery they used and where they placed it. that really isn't very helpful. need numbers. In demo vid - 1600 mAh battery used pushed forward? did the jet come with 3 oz of lead in the nosecone then? They never actually show you the location of CG used on the jet. Would love to see them balance recommended CG on video and then fly it.
The F9F is a great second model with a few minor issues
I've been flying RC for about thirty years and the F9F Panther is my first ducted fan model. Out of the box the model looks great and goes together easily. Reading about CofG issues I opted for the optional landing gear, recommended battery and Spetrum receiver. The model went together, while Dr. Strangelove played on the television, using the included epoxy. Installing the optional landing gear requires you to remove landing gear covers from the airframe. I cut around the covers first to avoid damaging the paint then used the knife tip to lift and remove the covers. You'll need to install the control horns and assemble the pushrods which is an easy task. I was a bit concerned about the quality of these items and considered replacing them with Goldberg hardware but I've had no issue with what was supplied. The motor and servos are already installed and there is nothing strange about this plane's construction. Follow the instructions and you'll be fine. The control throws were dialed in according to the manual and no expo was used (I prefer linear controls) . The CofG was confirmed with a Great Planes CG machine. Folks not using the optional undercarriage DO NOT skip this step! Mine came out perfect with the landing gear, without it I'd dare say the Panther will be tail heavy. Again follow the manual, you'll be fine. The maiden happened on a dead calm day with the Panther needing about 75 feet to rotate off asphalt. An easy climb to feel her out and try a little slow flight. This plane is not a rocket but is adequately powered and well mannered. Prestall will exhibit mushy roll response and high angle of attack (It is noticeable) with the stall dropping a wing and moderate pitch down, relax back pressure, add power and you're back to flying. Power off you'll need to lower the nose and expect a high rate of descent. On landing keep the speed up, control your sink rate with the throttle and you'll have plenty of energy to flare, and float and float and float. Flaps would be a nice addition to this model as I've floated the entire distance of out 150' runway. I'm considering changing the ailerons to flaperons. Operation from low grass is possible but the nose gear strut is weak and quite prone to bending so keep the nose off as long as possible. Hits: Looks Great! It's an easy flier for a second model Inexpensive Quick to assemble Misses: Weak nose gear strut VERY floaty in ground effect, sure you'll grease the landing, then off the runway and into the grass. This usually kills the "Greaser" status of your landing Although it flies fine without it, there's no rudder I hope you find this review helpful in your consideration of the Freewing F9F Panther
First Time Purchase
I am very pleased with Motion RC and my first Freewing RC purchase. I am sad that, at first, I had not completed my address; which, with near instant shipping, actually cost them a misdirected F9F Panther. Happily for me, Motion RC worked with UPS and sent a replacement. BTW: Excellent product!
Good & Tragic
Plane flies great and the price is right. Solved the launch dilemma by using the RX600SP receiver safe mode during launch with 40% up elevator mix mapped to a transmitter switch. After launch turn off the switch and turn off safe mode and she is a blast to fly around. Only problem I had was a wing ripped off on a windy day. All the surfaces are glued to the fuse and everything is painted so ****** me glued paint to paint. Would have been so easy for the manufacturer to simply tape the glue surfaces to avoid the builder needing to scrape it all off.
Looks great, have not flown yet,
F9F Pnather 64 MM
Bought this plane, it's number 4 in my 64 mm stable, (F-105 Thunderchief F-8 Crusader and Mig 15). Each of these flies different which is the great part. The Panther requires a little forward toss like the MIG 15, but does not sink after hand launch like the F-105 and 8. The plane required a little up trim, I fly the Admiral 3S 1600 pretty far forward. I would rather have it slightly nose heavy, my preference for my birds. She tracks real nice, and up to 8 MPH winds I really don't see alot of wing waggle. The sound is good, it has the jet like exhaust without having to install any of the whistle mods. I plugged the ailerons in to be flaperons, and noticed she balloons up when activated. No you don't really need flaps on this bird but I do dial them in when I can, so if you do be prepared for that. The battery strap is not so great. The other 64mm that I have the battery straps are longer and a better set up than what the Panther has. When you tighten the battery strap make REAL SURE that the battery is secure. After doing some loops and rolls I had the battery slide out and aft resulting in a crash. The plane had come out of a loop and was flying level when all of a sudden, without any input from me, the aft dropped and the nose was pointing skyward. I was able to manage a controlled crash in really tall weeds, the yellow paint really came in handy here. No external damage but upon opening I found the battery had slid out of the strap and slid rearward. Finally, touched on it with the paint. I didn't think I would like the yellow as it is a Warbird. But flying it far out, the yellow is a real good contrast for orientation purposes on these aging eyes. Despite the battery strap I would still give this bird a 5/5 overall.
Freewing F9F Panther
After reading a fair number of reviews I decided to purchase this product with the landing gear and with the recommended 3S 1600 mah battery by Admiral. I put aside the model for a period time before building. Once I started the build I was impressed with the overall quality of the product. I installed an Admiral 6 channel 3 axis gyro receiver and carefully balanced the aircraft per instructions. I used Foam Tac glue for assembly. I greatly reduced the throws and increased expo so I would have a fair chance on initial flight. The 3S 1600 battery was pushed all the way forward. This aircraft was placed on a hard surface which was only 50 feet long. The Panther easily lifted into the air at the end of the 50 feet. Flight lasted about 3 minutes as I needed to adjust down my settings on the gyro. The plane tended to float more than I thought it would during approach so when I was close to ground I cut throttle and dropped to ground. I was shocked that the wings came loose not broken. After reviewing the failure I found that the wing area which had paint over spray on connecting parts had pulled away from the foam so I had just glued to a thin film of paint not the foam. Fixed this issue and used the new clear non-foaming Gorilla glue to re-assemble. Additional flights have found this plane to be a great and fun EDF. I was so impressed with this product I recently purchased a Freewing Cursader with landing gear. Will use all the same setups as on my F9F Panther.
Cold now. Can't wait to fly it.
Freewing F9F Panther
Great Value for Money.