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FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP

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Northrop Grumman A-10

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.

Features:

  • 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

Includes:

  • FlightLine RC F7F Tigercat 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP
  • Motor, ESC, servos, lights and retracts pre-installed

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Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 2-3 hours

Wingspan

1600mm / 63in

Length

1400mm / 55in

Weight (w/o battery)

3200g / 113oz

CG (Center of Gravity)65-73mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root

Power System

3748-600Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Stock scale power system)
3648-880Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Optional sport 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)

Servos

9g Digital Metal Gear Standard with 550mm lead: Left Aileron, Right Aileron
9g Digital Metal Gear Standard with 400mm lead: Right Outboard Flap
9g Digital Metal Gear Reverse with 400mm lead: Left Outboard Flap
9g Digital Metal Gear Reverse with 100mm lead: Left Inboard Flap
9g Digital Metal Gear Standard with 100mm lead: Right Inboard Flap
9g Digital Metal Gear Reverse with 750mm lead: Rudder
17g Digital Metal Gear Reverse with 550mm lead: Nose Steering
17g Digital Metal Gear Standard with 800mm lead: Elevator

Landing GearElectric retracts with metal trunions

Required Battery

Two 4 Cell 14.8v 3000mAh batteries with XT60 connectors

Required Radio

6 Channel 2.4GHz

AileronsYes

Elevator

Yes

RudderYes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

Yes

Hinge Type

Nylon hinges on all surfaces

MaterialEPO Foam
Skill LevelIntermediate
Build Time2-3 Hours
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor, minimum 200 foot runway, pavement recommended, less than 2" tall smooth grass

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EA
09/22/2018
Ed A.
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F7F-3 Tigercat

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

GF
09/13/2018
Gary Flint
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Fantastic aircraft.

What a brilliant aircraft this is and very easy to assemble. Flying is an absolute dream, very smooth and scale like. With full flaps slows down for very smooth landings...excellent. Links for my videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ_Rb9ycAKg&t=5s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAHU7ChRF8w

GL
08/26/2018
Gary L.
United States
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Liking my F7F-3 Tigercat

A Veteran friend in our Veterans Flying club flew this aircraft and I saw how well it performed so I had to have one. Michael at Motion RC was a great help in taking my order including the up-grade landing gear. The model was a straight forward process as everything fit as it should. This is my first multi engine plane and I’m looking forward to flying it. I plan to purchase more planes from Motion RC.

JP
08/23/2018
Jason P.
United States

Very good

Haven't flown yet, but everything works, very good quality, front landing gear is a little wobbly though. I'm sure it'll be fine.

SE
08/15/2018
Steve E.
United States
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Tigercat

Great airplane! The assembly was smooth and easy... My only problem is that replacement props (counter rotating) are not readily available. That is frustrating!

KS
07/27/2018
Kenneth S.
United States

FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat

Super nice.....

C
07/23/2018
Chris
Switzerland
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Great fly, poor landing

I bought this plane about 2 months ago. I tried a first flight, with low rate and I must say it was a wonderful moment. But, but but, my level is not so high and I broke the front landing gear. Second flight last friday, always with low rate and the landing was better, I broke nothing :-). What else to say ? Easy to take off and to fly and realistic flight, it looks like the plane is flying on rails. Great look on low pass, amazing sound, easy to assemble and to adjust (but I was very happy to have the video on Motion RC...), good quality of the foam, 4 minutes flight and I used only 30 % of the battery with about 50 % - 75 % of throttle. No surprise during the flight, even when I cut the motors to test the stall: the plane nose down gently and goes up again when you put the gas again. I'll try next friday to fly with middle rate and to try some figures. Great machine ! And I don't want to forget the great service of MotionRC: packaging, 5 opening days to arrive in Switzerland where I live. I fully recommand this plane !

BM
07/01/2018
Billy M.
United States

Fast Reply

Great RC Company to do business with, Motion has demonstrated to me that they stand behind products sold.

GN
06/23/2018
Gregory N.
United States
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Tiger Cat

Professional looking construction. Well packaged.

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