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FlightLine F8F-1 Bearcat 1200mm (47") Wingspan - PNP

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FlightLine F8F-1 Bearcat 1200mm (47") Wingspan - PNP - FLW206P

The F8F “Bearcat” was Grumman’s last piston engine fighter to conquer the skies. First taking flight in August 1944 and powered by a massive Double Wasp engine, the Bearcat’s performance was superior to many jet powered aircraft of the same era. Over 1,200 Bearcats were produced, operating around the world and participating in conflicts from Korea to Vietnam. The F8F also served from 1946-1948 with the Blue Angels, the US Navy’s premier flight demonstration squadron, and set the foundation for generations of inspiring excellence by Blue Angel pilots. In 2016, FlightLine commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Blue Angels by presenting this electric flying model to inspire new generations to appreciate the historic F8F Bearcat. This is the only RC Bearcat that is officially licensed by Northrop Grumman.

FlightLine presents an exciting 1/9 scale flying electric replica of the F8F-1 Bearcat. This EPO foam model assembles easily in minutes and features a scale profile with many plastic detail parts such as spring-loaded inner gear doors, highly detailed cowl and radial engine, and removable cannon barrels. The 1200mm wingspan removable wing is easy to transport and strategic carbon reinforcements provide lightweight strength. The Bearcat’s magnetic hatch reveals a large battery compartment that can also accommodate a flight stabilization gyro (sold separately). Cooling airflow is channeled over the battery and ESC compartment. Large flaps help stabilize the aircraft for very slow and controlled landings to accomplish that perfect carrier landing!

Scale power is provided by a 3748-580KV brushless motor with 4-blade scale propeller, which provides impressive vertical climbing power and 120kph/75mph level speed on a 4s battery. The Bearcat is optimized for satisfying scale performance and extended flight times of 6-7 minutes on the Admiral 2500mAh, or up to 8 minutes with throttle management using the Admiral 4s 4000mAh.  An optional High Performance Power System Set provides 147kph/87.5mph level speed and increased vertical performance with slightly shorter flight times.

FlightLine’s F8F-1 Bearcat is a suitable aircraft for novice warbird pilots to advanced pilots. Its 490mm wide landing gear stance provides stable ground handling especially on grass when compared to other aircraft with narrower gear stances or smaller wheels. The power to weight ratio also allows for most any acrobatic maneuver you can imagine, yet the Bearcat’s large wing and flying surfaces are most conducive to stable, scale flight, for an overall relaxing flying experience. Landing under power with full flaps can yield a very short landing length, which is ideal for pilots flying in confined areas.

The FlightLine F8F-1 Bearcat arrives completely painted in dark blue, with green gear wells. Included inside the box are two optional decal sets:

  1. 1946 Blue Angels Demonstration Team with 70th anniversary decal
  2. US Naval Reserve, Olathe, Kansas, 1948

  Visit the Official FlightLine F8F-1 Bearcat Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

Officially Licensed
  • Model officially licensed by Northrop Grumman
  • Removable main wing/elevator for easy transport
  • Efficient motor for speeds up to 120kph/75mph and 6+ minute flight times
  • Intuitive internal structural design for optimized cooling of all electronics in the fuselage from the nose to the tail
  • Large cabin space for easy placement of the battery, radio equipment, and gyro
  • Improved spinner and propeller mounting design to enable better balance
  • Optional upgrade complete nylon hinge set included in each box for free
  • Tall foam rubber 65mm diameter main wheels and additional forward rake angle for operating on short grass runways
  • Electric retractable landing gear with metal trunions, metal reinforcement plate and 4mm steel wire struts

Upgrade Option:

  • There is an optional two bladed propeller Sport Power System (sold separately) to achieve speeds up to 147kph/87.5mph. This Sport Power System includes: 3648-880kV motor, 12x8 2 blade propeller, and 2 bladed spinner. Click the upgrades tab above for more info.

Includes:

  • FlightLine F8F-1 Bearcat 1200mm (47") Wingspan - (PNP)
  • Motor, ESC, servos and retracts pre-assembled

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Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
BUILD TIME : 2 Hours

Wingspan

1200mm / 47in

Length

1085mm / 42.7in

Flying Weight

1550g / 54oz

CG (Center of Gravity)80mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root

Power System

3748-580Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Stock scale power system)
3648-880Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Optional sport power system)

Electronic Speed Control

60A Brushless with XT60 Connector

Propeller / EDF

12x7 4 Blade Propeller / 12x8 2 Blade Propeller High Performance Version (optional)

Servos

9g plastic gear standard with 550mm lead: left aileron, right aileron
9g plastic gear reverse with 300mm lead: right flap
9g plastic gear standard with 300mm lead: left flap
9g hybrid gear standard with 300mm lead: rudder, elevator

Landing GearElectric retracts with metal trunions

Required Battery

4 Cell 14.8V 2500mAh to 5000mAh LiPo battery with XT60 Connector

Required Radio

6+ Channel 2.4GHz

AileronsYes

Elevator

Yes

RudderYes

Flaps

Split Flaps

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam hinges except nylon hinges on flaps

MaterialEPO Foam
Skill LevelIntermediate
Build Time2 Hours
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor, minimum 200 foot runway, pavement recommended, less than 1" tall smooth grass

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Product Updates:

  • September 11, 2018  -  The FlightLine 1200mm F8F Bearcat recommends a 4S 4000 mAh Lipo, but a 4S 5000 or equivalent weight can be used.  Special care for CG must be taken with this model.

 

If you need any additional assistance, please visit the Motion RC Help Center

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10/03/2019
Thomas S.
United States United States
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Awesome plane

Went together really easily. Maiden was totally uneventful, just needed a couple clicks to fly hands off. Highly recommend

RG
09/28/2019
ROBERT G.
United States United States
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Great model!

This is an outstanding flyer. Quality is first class, it is one of my favorite airplanes. I highly recommend it.

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ML
09/08/2019
Mark L.
United States United States
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Great product, well designed, packaged, and scaled!

This A/C is a solid performing RC model aircraft! The attention to detail in scale is phenomenal! Flight characteristics perform like a war-bird, solid, steady, but agile when needed! Servos are well built, and the retracts are highly functional! Great job! Fun to fly! Mark C. Lopez

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08/18/2019
C M.
United States United States

Maden Flight

over-all the plane flew great. Only one problem and that would be pilot error, after take off, raising landing gear the plane went into a steep climb, lowered gear and the plane leveled. Just have check out the connections. Had lots of complements on the plane. I love the construction of this plane. strong well put together. Easy of construction. GREAT quality, good job Flightline.

J
08/05/2019
Jimmy

Great Plane

I'm extremely pleased with this plane. Hardly any rudder on takeoff and lands beautifully. I'm running a 5000mah pack pushed all the way forward. Watch your elevator throw. I set it up by the manual and on high rates it will snap with full elevator throw in a heartbeat. I dialed it down and it's perfect now. All the positive reviews on this plane is dead on. It is so much fun, I and thinking about buying another. Mine came with all 3 decal sheets.

AS
07/26/2019
A. Sher
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Flightline Bearcat

Very happy with this purchase. The airplane was high quality. All the tail and wing assembly lined up very nicely with the screws and was a good fit. The only problem experienced was with the decals, the small numbers ripped apart when trying to remove them off the backing. There were also air bubbles in the decals.

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07/14/2019
Andy .
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No grass

If you fly off of grass, dont waste your money. Every time i land its a new break in the wing around the landing gear. Its a shame because it flies great and looks great. Just cant handle rough fields....

RS
06/26/2019
Robert S.
United States United States
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F8F

The F8F flys beautifully and has adequate power for aerobatics. Building was very frustrating until I threw the blue control box in the garbage and went with simple Y connectors. The instructions are very poor and you are pretty much on your own to assemble. The retracts will not close properly in flight and have not figured out how to fix it yet.

AJ
06/18/2019
Arthur J.
France
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So easy to fly !

Just a perfect plane for cruising and with a 4200mah 4S all the way forward it can fly 6-7min ! Very well built and easy to assembly (decals need a lot a times to be apply perfectly) ! Congrats Flightline and Motion RC!

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