FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP
FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP - FLW302P
The Grumman F7F Tigercat is a twin piston engine aircraft developed during World War II. Originally envisioned as a carrier-based naval fighter, the Tigercat underwent several iterations and was later optimized for a variety of roles. Although World War II ended before it became fully combat operational, many variants of the Tigercat went on to serve in the Korean War in capacities including as a night fighter, ground attack platform, and a dependable reconnaissance platform.
Honoring this famed aircraft, Motion RC is proud to introduce the FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat, which is the world’s first mass production foam electric RC Tigercat. Officially licensed by Northrop Grumman, the FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat’s 1600mm wingspan and 1/10 sport scale matches our popular P-38 Lightning, and the two look excellent in flight formation together! In the air, the FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat exhibits fantastic stability, is very easy to control at a wide speed range, and has a predictable stall with easy recovery. We designed this aircraft to be a superb balance between top speed, vertical performance, flight duration, convenient transport, sport scale realism, and overall scale presentation.
Design - Meticulously designed to incorporate EPO foam, wood, plastic, and carbon reinforcements, our design is easy to assemble and maintain, and delivers the strength and power to satisfy any RC airplane pilot. The main wing halves, horizontal stabilizer, and two engine nacelles each install with four screws. A new pliable ribbon wiring harness simplifies each wing connection to one instead of five. The antenna and gun barrels are also designed to easily slide out to prevent damage during transport. A plastic nose cone, cowls, and doors are designed for longevity. The generously sized battery bay can accommodate your batteries, receiver, and optional gyro in a cleanly organized layout. To ensure a secure fit, the cockpit of this FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat is held on by both magnets and a sliding latch. The FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat arrives with dependable electronics pre-installed, and every servo in the aircraft is a Digital Metal Gear servo. The aircraft uses our DayBright 3W LEDs for visibility. Static wingtip lights remain on, and the single landing light turns on only when the landing gear is down, for ultimate realism like the full scale aircraft. Four sets of adhesive vinyl decals are also included in the box. Choose from these decals or recreate your own historic livery as you wish!
Performance - The F7F-3’s generous main wing area allows a short takeoff distance of 15-20 meters, and its 70mm diameter nose wheel and 80mm diameter main wheels and thick steel struts are excellent for operating on typical grass airfields. An optional aluminum compression strut upgrade is available for rougher grass conditions. The Tigercat’s tricycle landing gear reduces the risk of tipping forward after landing and makes taxing on the ground very stable. Four flaps slow the aircraft for controlled power on landings at low speed. For efficient power, the aircraft features a pair of 3748-600kv brushless motors, 3-blade 12x7 propellers (Standard and Reverse rotation), and two 60A ESCs. The model’s top speed is 125kph/78mph, and comfortable flight duration ranges between 6 and 7 minutes on a pair of 4s 3000mAh lipo batteries. For even faster speeds approaching 155kph/97mph and extended vertical performance, an optional Sport Power System utilizing 3648-880kv motors and 2-Blade 12x8 propellers is available for separate purchase. Click the Upgrades tab above for more details.
Visit the Official FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.
- Scale profile, accurate wing dihedral, and precisely modeled overall aircraft proportions
- Removable wings for easy transport
- Scale three blade propeller achieves 78 mph and scale plus thrust
- Four different decal sets included inside the box
- Day-bright LEDs and accurately actuating landing gear light
- Large cabin space for easy placement of electronics
- Durable electric retractable landing gear with metal trunnions and 4mm steel wire struts
- Tall foam rubber wheels for optimal handling on paved surfaces and short grass fields
- FlightLine RC F7F Tigercat 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP
- Motor, ESC, servos, lights 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 4 Cell 14.8V 3000mAh LiPo batteries with XT60 Connectors – We recommend 2 of the Admiral 4 Cell 3000mAh LiPos
- 4 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 4 cell (4S) charger from our Charger Collection
1600mm / 63in
1400mm / 55in
Weight (w/o battery)
3200g / 113oz
|CG (Center of Gravity)||65-73mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root|
3748-600Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Stock scale power system)
Electronic Speed Control
Two 60A Brushless ESCs with XT60 connectors
Propeller / EDF
12x7 3 Blade Propeller / 12x8 2 Blade Propeller High Performance Version (optional)
9g Digital Metal Gear Standard with 550mm lead: Left Aileron, Right Aileron
|Landing Gear||Electric retracts with metal trunions|
Two 4 Cell 14.8v 3000mAh batteries with XT60 connectors
6 Channel 2.4GHz
Nylon hinges on all surfaces
|Build Time||2-3 Hours|
|Recommended Environment||Outdoor, minimum 200 foot runway, pavement recommended, less than 2" tall smooth grass|
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Great RC Company to do business with, Motion has demonstrated to me that they stand behind products sold.
Professional looking construction. Well packaged.
I replaced the Flap push rods with 4-40 clevises and rods. Thats my only fault I found with this Kit. You can also spray (dust coats only) Acrylic clear Matt finish, brand name "Tree House" on the decals and they won't fly off. Take a paint sample to Home Depot ( use the Wing wire harness cover for a sample color) and have them match up a sample Latex jar of the Blue paint ($3.99). It's amazing how you can use that to cover scratches and nicks. It will also match the color on the Bearcat. I now have over 40 flights on this model. I use the stock Landing gear struts on a paved Runway. This Twin is easier to fly than most single Engine models i have ever flown ! All Grumman aircraft are exceptional flyers, and I can say that from having Flown all the Gumman" Cat" series. Over 50 years in the Hobby!
I have to admit, I've read about Motion taking care of their customers by standing behind products sold by the company. This is a first for me, and hopefully the last, but customer service was great dealing with my issue. Thanks Motion, and a special thanks to Derek in customer service. One low mark is only due to a part that went bad-IT HAPPENS, but is being replaced by Motion.
Flies and lands like a dream
Made a review on 2-20-17 but had not flown the airplane. Since then I flew the first one twice (still have it- a gift from my wife-) and recently flew my second F7F in good weather. The airplane flies as good or better than any RC airplane I have ever flown. It lifts off with throttle only and lands by decreasing throttle. No need for flaps. Both airplanes fly like a Sig Kadet Sr. No surprises no problems- but first flights can cause a bit of stress. I am not an expert at flying but this airplane makes me feel as if I am GOOD hahahahaha. It is well worth the price. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEccw7ndDY4&feature=youtu.be
This airplane combines great looks, ease of assembly and easy to fly. It's size and weight gives it authority even in 25mph cross wind situations. It has plenty of power to get out of trouble and it's amazingly docile for a twin engine warbird. Intermediate pilots can fly it with a little coaching, and it's very easy to get uaed to it. Build quality is great. All parts fit with no modification. The battery and electronics compartment is cramped, but workable. It's not a design flaw. It's the nature of tye beast, since the real Tigercat's fuse is only 40 inches wide. Overall, a beautiful plane and a real head turner.
My favorite electric
I've got 10 flights on my Tigercat. It is a quality airplane and goes together quickly. No surprises when flying. It tracks straight and lifts into the air smoothly. At full power it zips along at a nice clip for those low flybys where you dip the wing for the spectators. Loops nicely, rolls nicely.. When landing I add a touch of flaps and it comes down very smooth and predictable. I don't see a need to upgrade to the optional landing gear but It may be good for those flying off grass. This is one of my favorite planes to fly and always gets positive comments at the flying field. Just ordered my second plane from Motion. F16. Excited for it to arrive. Motion has excellent customer service. Good people!
Great flyer, but:
The spring struts for the wing are a waste of money. Could not get them to track straight. After numerous adjustments I put original gear in wing, left sprung strut in nose. With two Admiral 4c 4000 batteries, extremely nose heavy, the top one is overhanging by half. I finally put a 4.8, “c” receiver battery in the fuse space behind rear wing tube. Now flys great. I wouldn’t fly this without a receiver battery. I like the safe margin Incase esc burns up. Do this in all of my bigger planes