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FMS Fox Glider 3000mm (118") Wingspan - PNP

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Fox Glider 3000mm (118") Wingspan - PNP from FMS - FMM107P

Fresh off the heels of the FMS 2320mm Fox glider comes this whopping 3000mm version with outstanding size, presence and soaring capabilities.  The entire assembly (minus the prop assembly) is a screw-free snap design, making the build, well, a snap!

The Fox 3000mm boasts a brutally powerful Predator 4258-kV550 brushless motor, 70 amp ESC combined with a 6 Cell 5000 for impressive aerobatic performance and extended flight times of upwards to 30 minutes depending on flying style.

The high-torque 23G metal gear servos ensures large control surface throw for an impressive level of high maneuverability and performance.  Positive and negative loops, stall turns, point rolls and inverted flight can easily be achieved with confidence.  Intermediate to advanced pilots will both find this 3000mm Fox a thrilling yet stable sailplane worthy of the skies.

Features:

  • Large 3000mm wingspan offers superb glide and aerobatic performance
  • Powerful Predator 4258-kV550 brushless motor for impressive thrust
  • High-torque 23G metal servos provide excellent durability
  • Screw-free snap construction (minus prop assembly) makes installation quick and easy
  • Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
  • Servo box for easy access and servo maintenance
  • Large battery compartment can house up to 2x 6S 5000 mAh LiPos
  • Pre-installed aluminum folding propeller
  • 5 second quick-release wing, easy to transport
  • Scale wheels embedded in wingtips for ground handling without damaging wing
  • 1.8mm Carbon fiber wing spare provides excellent support and strength
  • 6S 5000mAh battery (not included) allows for around 30 minutes of flight time
  • Functional flaps for impressive slow maneuvering and easier landings

Includes:

  • FMS Fox Glider 3000mm (118") Wingspan - PNP
  • Predator 4258-kV550 brushless motor (installed)
  • 70 Amp ESC (installed)
  • High-torque 23G metal gear servos (installed)

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Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 30 minutes

Model Scale

1 : 4 Scale

Wingspan

3000mm / 118in

Length

1873mm /73.74in

Flying Weight

4700g / 165.78oz (w battery)

CG (Center of Gravity)

90-95mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root

Power System

6S Predator 4258-kV550 brushless motor

Electronic Speed Control

70A, XT60 Connector

Propeller / EDF

15x7.5 folding prop

Servos

6x High-torque 23G metal gear servos

Landing Gear

85mm Main wheel, tail wheel and 2x wingtip wheels

Required Battery

6S 22.2V 4000mAh LiPo with XT60 connector (required)

Required Radio

6 Channel (required)

Ailerons

Yes

Elevator

Yes

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Nylon

Material

EPO Foam

Skill Level

Intermediate

Build Time

30 minutes

Recommended Environment

Outdoor

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SS
02/19/2019
Simon Shaw
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My Fox.

I've flown my FMS 3meter Fox three times now and it is a superb aeroplane. The way it clips together is amazing in it's self, but the way it flies just inspires confidence. This is my third Fox, the other two were full composite and came with the BIG price tag but this FMS one ticks all of the boxes where as the other two were lacking in areas such as rigging up and not being able to fly them from my local flying site. Check out my last flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NudHq72l1GM

DH
02/10/2019
Daniel H.
United States

FMS Fox Glider

FANTASTIC, easy to assemble, no glue, no screws. All planes should be this easy to assemble.

RM
02/04/2019
Ricky M.
United States
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Awesome model

Flys great the fit and finish are good for being a foam plane I like it so far can't wait to get some good time flying this beast

DB
02/02/2019
Darrell B.
United States

Great large foam aerobat

I say great but I haven't flown it yet. LOL.. Great in that it goes together quickly, appears to be very well made and stiff, for foam.. Fit and finish is excellent. Well thought out product by FMS. Can't wait to get it in the air. Price seems more than fair. Only nit pick so far is that ailerons and flaps are Y'ed together. Far more potential would be available if independent control of ailerons and flaps were available

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LM
02/01/2019
Lou m.
United States

FMS Fox 3000mm aerobatic glider

This is an exceptionally good value for the money. Assembles in less than 10 minutes, can easily be disassembled for transport and flies much better than expected. First flight was 15-1/2 minutes on 3:39 of motor run. Very good power and climb authority. Power off loops, rolls, and horizontal 8s are easily down after dipping the nose down to gain power and energy. Highly recommended.

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MD
01/25/2019
MIchael D.
United States
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FMS Fox 3000

What a blast to fly. I fly many aircraft from a 1:6 scale Turbine F16, to a 700 size Heli. I like to do 3D and apparently fly this thing. Such a great change up to soar. This motor glider can do it all. Four point rolls are easy and accurate, inverted, and a full spectrum of aerobatics as well. I was not expecting to have this much fun. I chose to use a castle ice light 75amp esc I had laying around over the included esc. Make sure you use the brake function so the prop stops spinning quickly and folds. A spinning prop on landing no matter how smooth and clean will break. Luckily they include a spare set in the box! With the break on it folds quick and no more issues. Sweet bird. I can throw it myself, easily launches and flies away effortlessly, all though the first time you do it can be a bit anerving. Super quick assembly at the field as well.

PF
01/24/2019
Perry F.
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Unbelievable Sailplane From FMS!

Ok. Sure it's not the mega dollar glass slipper Fox's one see's at the flying events but a Fox this size in foam at the price point is unbelievable! An excellent platform into getting into scale soaring on a budget. Back in the day I cut my teeth into scale soaring on a Roedelmodel 4.2m ASK-21. You had to build it back then and the cost...feggedaboutit! I've always wanted a large Fox but didn't want to take out a second mortgage on my home. This one is truly a plug and play. No screws no glue just assemble and fly. Pilots who know me at my field know that I usually don't keep my models stock out of the box so special graphics had to be done. This Fox is patterned after pilot Luca Bertossio. Thank you FMS! Whats next for large SCALE sailplanes???

MF
01/14/2019
Mark F.
United States
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Great plane

I was worried about handlaunching it by myself but it leaps into the air with a good run, no flaps necessary. This is a big big bird. It goes together easily and fits into my small car easily.

M
01/07/2019
Matt
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FMS Fox 3000mm

Arrived in a One Big box that was very well packaged with no issues. Model has a real smooth finish, no blemishes, stickers were applied with very minimal bubbles, but on compound curves around nose, they were slit to in a few places to lay flat, so there were some ridges in a few spots. The design of this plane is excellent for its ease of assembly, however I did a few mods for reassurance. I thought the pull spring pin for stab didn’t protrude enough into the bottom of the stab, and the spring didn’t have all that much tension to my likening. I added a long bolt about 3/4” in front of the pin that protruded into the plastic stab center bottom base. I just back it out about 3/16” of an inch, pull pin and stab comes off. I found that sometimes the spring pin didn’t seat all the way, but looked like it was. Added bolt in my opinion is peace of mind, and only took a few minutes worth of work. As for the tail section mount system, it has a spring pin as well that is stronger than the stab one, and has two channels with a twist tab alignment made of hard plastic, with the carbon tube joiner, makes a very solid mating of the fuse pieces. I again found that he latch didn’t engaged all the way by itself, without a little coaxing, and if you handle the plane or someone else and you don’t see that the tab is all the way back indicating the pin is in the hole all the way, I could see the vertical stab potentially twisting on the fuse. So, my quick remedy was to use wire landing gear nylon plastic retainer and drill two small holes on each side of fuse the fuse on bottom: just unscrew one side and pull pin in top to release tail. Again, this is me just adding a little more safety, for me, it’s bulletproop this way and I don’t ever have any doubts. The wing goes on in similar fashion, but has two spring locking pins in each wing half, the last 1/4 inch is the toughest! Hold opposite side of fuse and pull leading edge toward fuse, than pull forcing trailing edge towards fuse, so go back and fourth a few times until pins seat. For getting wings off, pull one pin first, and pull on leading edge, than do trailing edge while pushing pin, once their not seated any more, just wiggle panel out. Once one panel is off, pull spar all the way out and other panel comes off real easy. Check all the motor mount screws, I found they all backed out easily, except the long ones that go into the plastic motor mount which is glued into the fuse. I did put nylon locking nuts on the back side of those bolts, as I couldn’t get them out, and this was added assurance they would never back out. So, put loctite on the bolts that aren’t tightened. I cut more slots for Velcro so I could put two batteries in the compartment. Ensure when you plug leads for rudder and elevator in tail to use a servo connector retainer for added assurance, those are long leads to the receiver. I did away with the Y-harnesses for the wing servos, in doing so, I had to add male plugs on both end 4” extensions because of the wing quick connectors, was female from the fuse plugs, unless you want to solder a male connector yourself. I added carbon sleeves over all the wire pushrods because I will be flying with two 6S packs and plan on some high speed dives and aerobatics. Again, personal preference. I thought the hinges were strong and very nicely done. All control surfaces were very rigid and strong, the wing is extremely strong, carbon wing joiner is very long and stiff, spars in each wing panel go almost to the wingtips. Ok, for the flying! I flew four flights today 6 Jan 18. Hand launching is a non issue, plentiful of power, ensure you have a cut off on your TX, this is a big prop! I had a friend cradle with two hands around main front landing wheel high above his head, worked well. I tried a solo launch holding this same area and had no issues. Def get some help first few launches. Ok, this thing climbs steep and getsto altitude quickly. Unfortunately I flew on a 25 mph windy day, so I really didn’t get a real good feel on how much *********** and momentum it had to accomplish power off maneuvers into the wind. With the wind, very high speed passes with pull up to wingovers and straight to landing were effortless. It lands beautiful, maintains airspeed well, is slippery and sexy coming by power off. I accomplished loops, snap rolls, aileron rolls all power off no problem. I found two 5000s made it nose heaving, however I added a 4000 for ballast, slightly nose heavy, penetrated better and didn’t notice any issues. I can’t wait for a calm day, to really see how it looks doing a sequence way up high. I have time in a real Fox glider, this flies like it, and looks like the one I flew, so it was a must get. Ok, to up the cool factor, I added smoke canisters to the wing tips, I have two flights with these 4 min burning smoke tubes, light each wing tip before launch. Awesome!

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