The Tempest was first introduced in January 1944 and was developed directly from the Typhoon. It featured a laminar flow elliptical wing, thinner section and a new flush rivet design resulting in much higher performance. The Mk V featured the Napier Sabre ll piston engine that developed nearly 2200hp and along with the Tempests ability to carry large external stores it became a very formidable fighter aircraft.
FMS has used their technical expertise with EPO foam to create a wonderful replica of the Tempest as used by the RAF No. 3 Squadron. The model features a high power brushless motor driving a three blade propeller. This model also comes with rudder installed, adding to the excitement from this pint sized war bird. Take to the skies with the fastest and meanest 800 Series aircraft to come from FMS.
800mm / 31.5in
620mmm / 24.4in
2408-Kv1700 Brushless Motor
45A Brushless ESC, T Connector
Propeller / EDF
7x6 Three Blade Propeller
Fixed Main Gear, Steerable tail Gear
7.4V 1000mAh 20C 2 cell LiPo
This is a very nice detailed model of the Tempest. I got a chance to fly it several times and after getting the cg right it flew great. I did go with the recommended 45mm cg although I did have to ad a lot of weight (1 1/2 oz.) besides the 3s 1300mah battery to the nose. The open mouth or the radiator in the front makes for a perfect place to put weights. Without this much weight it was a bear to control. Now she flies very steady and predictable. Even comes in and lands nicely with a little throttle in spite of the added weight. I am runing 40% throws on low rate for aileron and elevator and 100% on rudder. 60% on high rate with 35% expo on all channels. It does real well on the larger battery and gives you over ten minute flite times with an average 11.4 volts remaining. Have had no trouble with esc getting warm and simply changed the connector to match my batteries. If it wasn't for the weight, I would give it 5 stars. I do however highly recommend to any experienced pilot.
I was lucky enough to win my Tempest from Motion RC's monthly social media sweepstakes. This plane is a blast to fly but it took me awhile to feel that way because she's touchy to say the least, and fast.. :) I took my ailerons down to 45% throws and that helped alot, but it likes to porpoise up and down with the 2 cell pack. I added weight and it helped a little but had to fly her full throttle to keep it in the air. Then I finally tried an Admiral 1300 3 cell I have and that was the ticket. It had great speed and I could control it much better this way with no added weight and the porposing was gone. It still don't like to land because I cut the power on landing and it want's to raise it's nose and glide so I have to fly her down... lol Overall it's a great plane and she's pretty tough. Mine's had 2 hard crashes and only broke a prop blade each time and I needed to straighten the gear. I'd just start with a 3 cell 1300 Admiral and drop your throws down until you get used to her, but shes a blast.. Thank you Motion RC !!!!!!
Awesome little flyer!
I have 6 of these 800 series war birds. This guy is a rock solid flyer. I use the admiral 1300 2S, and the cg is perfect just a little back from full forward (Velcro). The stock prop is a little undersized for the plane and it will fly a little "mushy" with the lack of speed. I will put an 8x6 prop on her as I have on the other 800's, and she'll be perfect. Straight, solid, and smooth from maiden. Nice job FMS. And thank you again, Motion
Well after getting to fly this one I can say this. Go with the low rate on aileron as in the manual, its a little squirrely on high rate. it also needed 1 oz of nose weight with recommended battery to balance out and fly good. in the air its a little anemic on the 2s, definatley needs a 3s, the admiral 1300 fits nicely by the way. after all that it flies good with right thrust put into motor mount as well, before it would just spin on the left landing gear while attempting to take off. not the best out of the box but these few hint will have you pleased with this model
Fast shipping, has a few nicks, cowl, wing, vertical stabilizer. went together easy with 12ent instructions. it needed 3/4 oz of nose weight to balance out. I hope weather permiting I can fly it this weekend and give a flight review. We'll see how it compares to the Dynam Tempest, and Air Field Tempest. What can I say, I love Tempests and Typhoons! Now if we could get some Typhoons in 30 in and 50 in wingspans that would be great!
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