FlightLine B-24 Liberator Silver 2000mm (78") Wingspan - PNP -
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 FlightLineB-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. Waist gunner windows are left uninstalled, giving pilots the option to detail the interior and/or depict a variant with or without the windows installed. 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). We now offer STL files for the nose gear doors. For the left gear door STL file click here. For the right gear door STL file click here.
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 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 2000mm B-24 Liberator!
Visit the Official FlightLine B-24 Liberator Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.
- 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”
- FlightLine B-24 Liberator Silver 2000mm (78") Wingspan - PNP
- Motors, ESCs, servos and retracts pre-installed
- 6 Channel radio - select a minimum 6 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 6 Channel receiver - select a minimum 6 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- TWO 3 Cell 11.1V 5000 mAh or TWO 4 Cell 14.8V 3000 - 4000 mAh LiPo batteries with XT60 Connectors – We recommend 2 of the Admiral 4 Cell 4000mAh LiPos
- 4 Cell compatible battery charger - select a minimum 4 cell (4S) charger from our Charger Collection
2000mm / 78.74in
1230mm / 48.4in
2910g / 102.64oz (w/o battery)
CG (Center of Gravity)
76mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root
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
9g hybrid gear standard with 550mm lead : nose gear steering
Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with digital metal gear steering servo
TWO 3 Cell 11.1V 5000 mAh or TWO 4 Cell 14.8V 3000 - 4000 mAh LiPo batteries with XT60 Connectors (required)
6 Channel (required)
Product Spare Parts
Product Questions & AnswersNOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.
- FlightLine B-24 Instruction Manual
- B-24 ESC Programming Manual
- FlightLine B-24 Decal Instruction Manual
- September 27, 2018 - STL files for the nose gear doors are now available. For the left gear door STL file click here. For the right gear door STL file click here.
- September 11, 2018 - The FlightLine RC 2000mm B-24's recommended battery is the 4S 3000-4000. However, the model can also be flown on 3S 5000 at a higher throttle setting. Users must take care to verify their CG still hits the manual's recommended range.
If you need any additional assistance, please visit the Motion RC Help Center
I bought the B-24 to help teach me approaches and landings. I've been flying 40+ years, but the last 20 have been with large scale helicopters. I lost my landing skills bigtime and made the mistake of trying EDF's to get back in the saddle. I now have lots of spare Freewing electronics. The B-24 has a nice long wing and it looks great in the sky. Plus, like an EDF it requires power on landing so I have been able to dial in my approaches and train my brain to ride the throttle and rudder during final approach. The 8-10 minute flight times are NUTS! I get a chance to fly without freaking out about landing. All of this and it looks phenomenal in the sky. Oh, and the decals ****! They just peel off in flight.
I've build the historical B24 Liberator Blonde Bomber, a B-24 Liberator captured by Italian Army during WWII, by forcing it to land in Pachino (Sicily): the pilots thought to be on Malta, but it was a mistake, and once forced to land the plane was captured. No wounded people nor on plane crew nor on Italian soldiers. Once captured, the plane was repainted with Regia Aeronautica (Italian Royal air force in '40th), on its original desert sand allied colors, and used as testbed for spy allied bombers technology. It's unclear if the nose art pinup was deleted or not, but it's very unlike a Regia Aeronautica plane with nose art, so at the moment I had no pinup on the nose :cool:. I need to search other historical documentation on this detail. The white cross on rudders, as well as the hugr, white band on the rear fuse, had the same meaning of Allied's aircraft Invasion strips: tells to friend fighter and guns on land "hey, I'm an Axis airplane, please do not shoot on me". But this does not works very good, as Italian "contraerea" (antiaircraft) troops recognized immediately the plane as an US Liberator and opened fire, so she suffered minor damage on the rear of fuselage. Of course the soldiers recognized it as an allied bomber, at these times all Italian bombers were three-engine only, because the Italian aeronauthical tradition from the beginnings (WW1) and until the end of ww2 relays only on three-engine and never explored 4-engine and more. I did paint paint job is on the silver edition of Freewinsgs' B24, so any mistake on my paint shows silver skin and seems to be an intentional aging, but actually they are just errors :D The historical Blonde Bomber II, a few months after captured was flown in Germany for other tests, but is gear was damaged during taxi by German pilots, very likely on purpose, to avoid the plane can return to Rome as expected. After this accident, trace of the Blonde were lost, and nobody knows about her destiny. :popcorn: About the kit, I have not found the main gear doors... They are missing in my kit only or they are not in any?
The only real complaint I have is the landing gear the plane bounces so aggressively over the tiniest bump I’ve Really good quality fantastic aircraft already broken for propellers just from taxiing I know they have the upgraded landing gear with springs I think they should’ve came standard because it needs it
I actually had a last minute change of heart and swapped to the olive version. MotionRC were great, emailed them asking to swap over and they just did it without any fuss. The plane itself looks amazing if a little lighter in colour than expecting but would thoroughly recommend the plane and MotionRC
As I had hoped a very good model. Assembly easy and as per instructions. The support from the guys at Motion RC was above and beyond.
Love the plane but having a few technical electronic issues, which Motion Techs are helping me resolve. If it flies as good as it looks, I'll be very pleased.
Love the airplane but due to a botched landing I need new wings. Been waiting 4 months now and still no parts in stock. Would really like to get this thing back in the air.
Hey Dennis from PA. I had the same problem with 3 of the retracts, the problem and solution was posted on my comments in the Hobby Squawk thread. The pin may protrude too far down in the trunion impeding the screws drive midway during retract. Remove the pin and sand it down so it is flush with the bottom of the trunion, works like a dream then. This is a problem with other retracts as well.