FlightLine F7F-3 Tigercat 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP
FlightLine 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 F7F-3 Tigercat, which is the world’s first mass production foam electric RC Tigercat. Officially licensed by Northrop Grumman, the FlightLine 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 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 F7F-3 Tigercat is held on by both magnets and a sliding latch. The FlightLine F7F-3 Tigercat arrives with dependable electronics pre-installed. 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 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 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 Hybrid 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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Very pleased with the way it went together and the way it flys, only suggestion would be to either offer or include touch up paint, the paint does not adhere very well to the foam and chips off easily, decals must have been old, tore easily when applying. Also got the updated shock gear, was very hard getting old gear loose due to factory applying too much loctite to the set screws in the gear, almost impossible to remove without stripping out the heads.
FlightLine F7F-3 Tigercat 1600mm (63"
When you go to install the wings, make sure that you don't have to take them back off !! There is 2 lugs on each side that you put your bolts into and the lugs have a metal insert inside the lug and if you Loctite the bolts in you will spin the inserts in the plastic lug and they will break. So it's not a airplane that you can remove and replace wings to put it in the car, When they are on they need to stay on ! But it's a Great flying Airplane,
As before, a real good aircraft. Goes together well and flies just fine.
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I'll first agree, this is a beautiful airplane. But looks only go so far. I had my plane built to where I was installing the rx. So far everything worked fine. Then I got to the elevator. I was supposed to connect my servoe connector for the elevator. Easy right? Well, try it when there is no cable or connector there. I haven't looked at it yet, but I assume it's probably still in the tail. I can't say much for their QA staff, but any comment is too much. Who ever it is, they need to pull their head out of their, well, use your imagination, and learn to do their job.
Great flyer and well built highly recommend
Great overall package,well made well packaged,and great sevice
Arrived with slight damage,sent email, response immediate, no quibbles fantastic outcome, will continue to buy owing to great products and excellent 5 star after sales ( hobbyking take note) plane repaired with help from a friend with the knowledge and tools to make foam as good as new.So happy with the way she handles and flies.THANK YOU MOTION RC and FLIGHTLINE , just purchased a new FW190 to match my MUSTANG TOSS and BOSS it collection. SO NO LONGER DISSAPPOINTED! STEVE SIMPSON (ex pat living in spain)
What a GREAT airplane!!!!!
Can't say enough about how much I love this plane!! I snapped one up before I even finished reading the review when it was featured in the AMA magazine when it first came out and was immediately out of stock. VERY STABLE with no surprises. Watched all the info videos and set up everything but the extra rudder movement as it was jamming the nose gear when retracted. He wanted more rudder for knife edge. With the down elevator mixed in when I drop the flaps I don't notice any change in the flight at all. With or without flaps it gets right into the air in a hurry even off grass. Bought a 2nd one last time they had a sale as I thought they were going to discontinue it. Installed the landing gear upgrade on the 2nd one. Good for the clumpy grass field . 2 things of note however. The pin in the nose gear retract breaks very easy if you hit too hard or hit a clump of grass, as I have to fly from grass flying sites only. Better than the whole assembly busting guess, but need to keep extra pins in the home or field 'service' box. Also, I'd like to see more room in the nose pocket for the forward battery. if your battery gets a bit puffy, it can be a VERY tight fit for both the front battery and getting the cockpit/cabin piece to slide in. Been told a puffy battery was bad, but I have LOTS of puffy batteries that charge fully and give full runs to a variety of sizes and planes so I have to disagree with that point, but a bigger nose pocket would be of help. Too snug in there!