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

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FlightLine RC B-24 Liberator Olive Drab 2000mm (78") Wingspan - PNP - FLW401P

The FlightLine RC B-24 dressed up as 'Audre' with the full scale version.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. 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 Olive Drab 2000mm (78") Wingspan - PNP
  • Motors, ESCs, servos and retracts pre-installed

Requires:

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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JI
06/14/2018
jason i.
United States
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Parts

Love the plane but replacement parts are very hard to get alwAys out of stock

R
06/10/2018
RBL4
Eastern, PA
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B24 Build and Fight Review

Build: The B24 build (silver version) was without major construction problems. All went well, except the wing bolts were difficult to seat within the wing-tabs thus requiring some modification. One of the wiring harnesses was missing and one of the main-retracts did not retract the gear. I contacted Motion and they took care of the missing and defective parts. I performed all of the setup procedures and decided to install an A-3 Eagle Gyro. Flying: Using 1/2 flaps, the first flight was uneventful; Do not firewall the takeoff you need to gently accelerate until the airplane lifts-off. Make sure you have the up elevator trim as specified in the manual. A few more clicks of up elevator were required to fly straight and level. No other trim was necessary. There is more than enough power to fly the airplane at ½ throttle. Scale-like flying is certainly possible but, if you are inclined you can loop and roll the aircraft and also fly inverted. The landings on grass were very predictable, with or without the Gyro engaged. I used both ½ flaps and full flaps for landing and did not note much difference between the two. Bottomline, the airplane flies well and looks impressive in the air. My only reservation with this plane is will a 4 engine, 7+ pound, foam-aircraft holdup over-time. I will update this review after I get more flights on it.

O
05/29/2018
OVIDIO
QUITO ECUADOR
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PERFECT AIRPLANE B 24 LIBERATOR OLIVE

I HAVE JUST FINISHED THE ASSEMBLY OF THE B 24 . AND I HAVE TO SAY IS A NICE MADE AIRPLANE .THE PART FIT NICE , THE HOLES ARE VERY EXACT . THE RUDDER, ELEVADOR , AND THE COWLINGS ARE PRETTY NICE NICE MADE. THE FOAM IS VERY STRONG AND FIRM , I HAVE TO SAY THE MAIN WHELLS AND THE RETRACTIL IN ALLOY ARE VERY NICE MADE . finALLY THE SETTING IS VERY SIMPLE BY THE BOOK. aLSO ALL FRAMES ARE STRONG AND WORK PERFECT . WHEN YOU DOUBLE CHECK THE SERVOS , THEY ARE GLUEDED AND YOU MUST VERIFY THEY ARE WELL GLUEDED IN PLACE . wHEN I FINISHED THE AIRPLANE , I WAIT FOR A CALM DAY AND LAST SATURDAY WAS THE DAY . eARLY IN THE MORNING I COME WITH THE AIRPLANE TO THE FIELD OF THE CLUB CAQ. , AND MAKE THE FIRST FLY . THE RESULT TAKE OF FROM GRASS THE WEELS AND MAIN GEAR OK, SUPER POWER ,( 4 CEL 4000) X2 THEY HAVE ENOUGH POWER , THE AIRPLANE COME VERY EASY FROM THE GROUNG . nO EXTRA TRIMMS , THE AIPRLANE HOLD IN NICE CLY IN THE MIDDLE THOTLE. AFTER SEVERAL LOW PASSES , AND NICE FOTO FROM CLUB MEMBERS , THE B24 WAS FANTASTIC , IN ONLY USE 50% OF THE POWER AND HAVE FLY 6 MINUTES . aFTER THAT COME THE LANDING , I MAKE A LONG APROACH AND ALWAYS WITH POWER AND THE B24 LANDED OK. A NICE AIRPLANE , WELL DONE THANK FOR A NICE DESIGNED AIPRLANE IN A ARF VERSION . OVIDIO

DK
05/24/2018
Dave Kalwishky
Des Moines, IA
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I LOVE THIS PLANE!

I was finally able to maiden my B-24 last night and all I can say is WOW! It went together easily and is a very stable & gentle flying plane. My two flights have been at 1/2 throttle and that's a nice scale speed for this plane. I limited my flights to 3.5 minutes and all cells were at 3.9 volts, I should be able to get six minutes easily. The landing got away from me, the plane was blowing toward me and I did not compensate with enough rudder. No damage was done. I flew it one more time with two landings that were booth really good. This plane is a really docile in the air, I cannot wait to get more flights on it. Maiden flight video. https://youtu.be/Ykkd1foqghY

J
05/14/2018
jabo
dayton oh
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Beautiful multi-engine

Worth the money, a really good looking airplane. It flies as well as it looks. Very easy to assemble. The two 3600 admiral batteries fit snugly into the fuse cavity. The C.G. was correct. Advance the throttle and it lifts off by itself. Strange that after it clears the runway- it dips a few feet- then resumes flight. I have seen the same thing on other videos. Reduce the throttle and its lands without flaps - steady with no surprises. It has no stall tendencies that I noticed. Very good quality materials -you will be very pleased with this airplane. It fits easily into a van with wings attached.

PF
05/03/2018
Peter F.
United States
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B 24

Everything came through ok no damage. I have it just about assembled working on a stand for it

DP
04/30/2018
Don Park
Lansing,Kansas
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Awesome FlightLine B24

Thank you to Motion RC again. I have over 30 planes from MRC, mostly Warbirds, and this is my favorite. My maiden flight was on a paved runway in front of 25+ Boyscouts. Talk about pressure and weak knees! I had one scout selected to go with it using an FPV camera in the nose turret. (Suggest a piece of scotch tape on the bubble as mine popped off during flight. Already have 2 spares from MRC).The top turret was mounted on a continuos servo. After 3 passes, I landed and to my surprise the plane porpoised a few times and turned into a “touch and go”. (Preplanned of course). The real surprise was that a paved runway did not slow it down like our Club grass field. I used 2 5000mah batteries which made a perfect CG and the improved shocks on the gear were awesome to handle the added weight of the batteries. Really enjoyed the cheering with both landings. Have flown off the grass since and it was much easier. One of my Uncles was a B24 Navigator over Germany in WWII and one of the few who came home.to tell about it when I was. 10 . So this plane is special to me.

D
04/24/2018
Don
Nashville, Tennessee
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B-24 Liberator

Love the airplane don't love the propellers

TA
04/13/2018
Tim A.
United States
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B-24

We are in the process of moving so i have not had an opportunity to unpack and assemble. What i have seen is a great looking airplane that is packaged very well.

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