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.
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- 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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Don’t buy this plane
Love the looks of this plane especially with Callie graphics but have waited a month for replacement spinners that failed due to small amount of loctite wicking onto back of hub. The ONLY reason that happens was I broke reverse rotation prop on maiden and waited so long on replacement prop I decided to reverse reverse rotation on that motor and try right hand prop and since factory screw had blue loctite (dry type) I assumed it was a good idea to use small amount of blue loctite when reapplying spinner screw. Not happy with this purchase overall due to availability of very key spare parts.
Major Disappointment- Revisited
I am remiss in taking so long to write this followup review. After I wrote the review titled Major Disappointment, I received a very short message from MRC to let me know that the ship container had arrived and my parts would be sent to me very soon. Sure enough, I received another message letting me know that they had been shipped and within a very few days, they arrived. MRC had expedited the shipping. NOW THAT IS CUSTOMER SERVICE. Thank you MRC Unfortunately, when the parts arrived, so did bad weather here in Texas, so we will be hit-and-miss for the rest of the winter. So it is time to Build, Repair, and Upgrade the Inventory. Sorry to see that MRC has exausted their inventory of the F7F's That plane is a real winner. ED
flying ,a dream both props same rotation (tractor) It,'s a myth to have counter rotating props to add stability.
This is a beautiful airplane and it flies like a dream. It has major WOW appeal. But if you happen to break a prop, make sure that it is not the Reverse prop!!!! The reason? Replacement Reverse props are on back order and will not likely be available for 4-6 weeks, according to Customer Service. I have been unable to find a substitute or work around. CS also cautioned against changing the rotation on the reversed engine because the plane does not fly well with both props turning the same direction. So there goes our good flying weather for that plane this year. Very disappointing. If you find another source for Reverse Props, please let me know. ED
Flightline F7F tigercat
I was extremely excited about this purchase and it seemed like an eternity to arrive. But when it finally did (5-days later), I became even more excited after opening the box and saw how amazing it looked! After a couple of hours it was mostly all together. Wow!! Very impressive looking! A few days later, at the field, the plane drew a crowd. Lots of really positive statements from everyone. Left flaps up for maiden flight. She took off smooth and predictably. A few clicks of down elevator and right aileron and she was straight and level. The landing was even smoother (no flaps) which you don’t really need. To use the flaps, you WILL need to mix in down elevator on you TX to keep it level. This plane is an absolute dream to own & fly. It’s my largest plane and my first twin. Flightline and motion nailed it with this gem!
Great kit. Perfect fit up. Beautiful. Only one issue. The controller board in the fuselage was DOA. BUT, the guys at Motion RC replaced it immediately, (just received yesterday) at no charge, of course. Outstanding customer service! Can't wait to fly it!
This tigercat fly’s very easy and it performs very well also this plane flys in very strong winds as well very stable. And you have enough power with these engines. The landing gears are strong enough
Beautiful ARF that assembles very fast. I am in the final stages of assembly and I can tell this is going to be a super plane to fly. I had a couple of issues during assembly. First, one of the JR jumper leads must have been faulty. When I plugged in the Main Battery, the jumper from the Rudder port of the Receiver to the control board lit up like a fuse and caught fire!!!! I quickly disconnected the battery. Through check-out of receiver, plug-board, and rudder servo revealed nothing so I replace the jumper and all is working fine. Secondly, I plugged in the battery again. Everything worked but the retracts. Upon checking carefully I found that the lead from the Right Main Retract had not been plugged into the board in the wing properly. Only 2 of the 3 pins were engaged. This connection had been made at the factory. I reinstalled the connector and the retracts started working. Also had a wire that came out of one of the ribbon harnesses. Actually that was the hardest thing to repair. These minor issues are to be expected with a complex model. The fire was new and exciting but all is OK. I really like the product