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FMS B-25 Mitchell Bomber Green 1470mm (58") Wingspan - PNP

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FMS 1470mm (58") B-25 Mitchell Twin Engine Bomber Green - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FMS025GREEN

The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engined medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. It was used by many Allied air forces, in every theater of World War II, as well as many other air forces after the war ended, and saw service across four decades.

The B-25 was a safe and forgiving aircraft to fly. With an engine out, 60 banking turns into the dead engine were possible, and control could be easily maintained down to 145 mph (230 km/h). However, the pilot had to remember to maintain engine-out directional control at low speeds after takeoff with rudder; if this maneuver was attempted with ailerons, the aircraft would snap out of control. The tricycle landing gear made for excellent visibility while taxiing. The only significant complaint about the B-25 was the extremely high noise level produced by its engines; as a result, many pilots eventually suffered from varying degrees of hearing loss.

The high noise level was due to design and space restrictions in the engine cowlings which resulted in the exhaust "stacks" protruding directly from the cowling ring and partly covered by a small triangular fairing. This arrangement directed exhaust and noise directly at the pilot and crew compartments. Crew members and operators on the airshow circuit frequently comment that "the B-25 is the fastest way to turn aviation fuel directly into noise". Many B-25s now in civilian ownership have been modified with exhaust rings that direct the exhaust through the outboard bottom section of the cowling.

The Mitchell was an exceptionally sturdy aircraft that could withstand tremendous punishment. One well-known B-25C of the 321st Bomb Group was nicknamed "Patches" because its crew chief painted all the aircraft's flak hole patches with high-visibility zinc chromate primer. By the end of the war, this aircraft had completed over 300 missions, was belly-landed six times and sported over 400 patched holes. The airframe was so bent askew that straight-and-level flight required 8 of left aileron trim and 6 of right rudder, causing the aircraft to "crab" sideways across the sky.

The B-25 was named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. By the end of its production, nearly 10,000 B-25s in numerous models had been built. One of the most iconic warbirds of World War II.

The FMS 1470mm B-25 is a true jewel to fly and with detachable main wings even easy to transport! Take to the skies like one of Doolittle's Raiders!

  Visit the Official FMS B-25 Mitchell Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • Super scale details including forward, rear, top and side gun turrets with clear canopies
  • Large wingspan, twin engine design provides power, reliability and smooth performance
  • Main landing gear and nose gear use worm drive electronic, servoless retracts with sequential retract doors
  • Bright LED navigation lights
  • Detachable main wings allow ease of transportation
  • Durable EPO Foam

Requires:

  • 5 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 5 channel radio from our Radio Collection 
  • 5 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 5 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
  • 3 Cell 11.1V 3300 mAh Lipo Battery with T Connector - EPR33003
  • 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection

Product Specifications:

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

Wingspan

1470mm / 57.87in

Length

1130mm / 44.5in

Flying Weight

1930g

Power System

Two KV1000 Brushless Motor

Speed Control

Two 40A ESC, T Connector

Propeller / EDF

9x6.5 Three Blade Propeller

Servos

9g×8

Landing Gear

Main and Nose Gear Electronic Retracts

Required Battery

11.1V 3300mAh 25C 3 cell LiPo

Required Radio

5 Channel

Rudder

Yes (dual)

Flaps

No

Ailerons

Yes

Lights

Yes

Hinge Type

Foam

Material

EPO Foam

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DM
11/25/2016
Donald M.

Assembly-- ;

Tail/fuselage assembly screw line up not very accurate . Wing fit in Fuse took some fixing. Lots of extra length wing and LG wiring to stuff in fuselage.

A
08/18/2016
AZFlyer

Very happy

I've got about 10 flights on my FMS B-25, and figured it's time for a review. Plane flies very nice and has no vices. It's what you'd expect for a multi-engined warplane, but pretty stable and solid. Trimming was pretty simple...just a few clicks here and there. Seemed to need a lot of nose up trim, but otherwise pretty basic. It's not a speed demon, but looks very scale buzzing by. It has enough power to do some nice maneuvers, but I wouldn't recommend any aerobatics. Love the counter-rotating props. I'm getting about 5 minutes out of a 3S 3300 battery with no issues. Battery compartment is pretty tight, so no bigger battery will fit in there, unless you do some carving, and I would not recommend that. The plane looks great, and I get lots of nice comments from folks at the flying field. I have the OD version. It was a fairly easy build, no problems. Lots of wiring coming in from the wings, but it all came together well. I definitely would not recommend taking the wings back off once you've put them together. So, make sure you have a way to transport this bird with it's wide wingspan. There is too much going on with wiring and screws to start messing with removing the wing unecessarily. All mechanical and electrical components work great (so far). Sequenced doors are very cool and have a nice scale function to them. I put slightly larger Dave Brown Lectra Lite tires on. They look a lot better than the small rubber tires that came with the plane, and they really grab the runway. No bounce at all. Plane doesn't have flaps, but they're really not needed. Would be nice for scale effect and to slow it down a little more, but the plane glides in very well without them, so no biggie. The plane has 2 lights (one on each wing) that look nice in the air. Very strange though that they plug into a channel on the receiver, but they don't turn on or off with a switch assigned to that channel. I can't figure that out so far. Will keep trying. Highly recommend this as a first venture into bombers and multi-engined. It's very easy to fly and a fairly straight-forward build, and it looks great. I know you'll like it. It's one of my favorites now. Enjoy!

PG
08/02/2016
Paul G.

Dream come true...

Have been flying models for 63 years and today I made the first flight on the FMS B-25 Mitchell bomber! Little down trim, and I was in the groove. Flies like a trainer...and the landings were smooth as silk. What a great buy...can't build one from scratch, or a kit, for the price!

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05/05/2016
Timothy Harrison

What a great Warbird

This is one of my favorites. Flies great, easy to put together!

G
01/29/2016
Gregg

Fantastic plane

Ordered the B-25 and received it from Motion Rc very quick. Very happy with the plane, no issues with shipping everything came out of the box A1 condition. Had the maiden 2 days ago have to say this thing uses a bit of the runway but came off the runway with no issues. Climbed out like the real one, had to put 4 or 5 clicks of down in it but that was all. If your looking for a sweet flyer this plane in my book is a winner. Going to try the F-104 next then the B-17 will let you know what I think of them also..

RB
10/30/2015
Robert Burns Wadley

There is a new B-25 in town

When I first saw an ad for the FMS B-25 Mitchell Bomber Green 1470mm (58") Wingspan - PNP, I was immediately "hooked." After watching a video, I quickly put in my order. From the time it arrived until the landing gear dropped down for the first time, my excitement about the plane never waned. FMS has done a beautiful job with the details and the setup of the airplane before it shipped out. The motors have plenty of power to accommodate all of the maneuvers. This is a B-25 that will please the owner and everyone in the audience. It goes together quickly on the workbench, and then out the door to taxi and finish readying for flight. Prepare to be excited!

LK
09/23/2015
Larry Kosinar

Had a flight on the full size Tondelayo had to have an R/C version

Motion R/C delivered in its usual manner, with speed and customer satisfaction. The FMS B-25 came well packaged and with a few minor modifications will be a great model in my stable

D
08/13/2015
Dave

Balance

I've finished putting this together and I'm looking forward to flying it this weekend. It went together fairly easy. I did have to add 2.5 oz to nose to balance it. I had a 3S 3300mah Admiral battery in it. That sort of surprised me. Anyway after the weekend I hope to post a flight report.

S
05/28/2015
Steve

Great flyer

Finally got to fly this plane after weeks of rain it flys great! On takeoff it just lifted off with ease once up had to do little trimming she flew like a dream. Only thing I don't like about it is it isn't very fast but got to remember it isn't suppose to be a speed demon. It will do most things like loops rolls and upside down flying with little trouble low flybys are nice. Landings are a breeze it will just glide in with some power just as it touches down shut the power off and it will roll down the runway straight as can be. I highly recommend this plane even tho I had have some problems putting it together. Would like to see lights on the wing tips. Again Motion RC is the best.

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