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Freewing A-10 Thunderbolt II Super Scale Twin 80mm EDF Jet - PNP

Brand: Freewing /
$ 599.00 Regular price $ 549.00
Status: Pre-Order
ETA Late May to Late June - See Details Below

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Pre-Order / Reservation Details - Please read this information carefully before ordering:
  • If you order on or after April 1st, 2017, you are part of Pre-Order Group #2 for the Freewing A-10 Thunderbolt II 80mm Super Scale EDF Jet. Pre-order now and save $50 off the retail price of $599! The current expected arrival date of Pre-Order Group #2 is late June 2017. Any changes to the ETA will be posted on this page.
  • If you ordered before April 1st, 2017, you are part of Pre-Order Group #1. The current expected arrival date of Pre-Order Group #1 is May 31st, 2017. Any changes to the ETA will be posted on this page.
  • This is an EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND product, so we strongly recommend pre-ordering if you wish to receive a unit from the first shipment.
  • In order to hold your Freewing A-10 Thunderbolt II, your credit card or PayPal account will be billed at the time your pre-order is placed.
  • Please DO NOT order spare parts with your pre-order unless you are willing to wait for them to ship with the plane. We do not ship spare parts separately before pre-order items.

A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog" Super Scale Twin 80mm EDF Jet from Freewing - PNP - FJ31111P

Northrop Grumman A-10

Renowned by its crews and the men and women it has protected on the ground for decades, the A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately called the ‘Warthog’, continues to dominate the skies on CAS missions in conflict areas around the world. Despite first flying over 40 years ago, the A-10’s superior ability to execute its intended mission in modern warfare remains unchallenged.

To honor this iconic aircraft, Motion RC and Freewing Models are very proud to announce the world’s largest and most definitive foam electric PNP A-10 Thunderbolt RC model aircraft in the world! Powered by twin 80mm EDFs, this 1700mm wingspan beast is larger than the two 1500mm wingspan twin 70mm EDF A-10s on the market, while still remaining easy to transport. The Freewing 80mm A-10 delivers the best balance between size, weight, thrust, top speed, stall speed, transportability, rough grass handling, and overall scale fidelity. As an added bonus we've included a full complement of highly detailed weapons in the box; a $50 value!

The model is assembled from just ten main parts. Removable wings and a convenient flexible servo wire harness accessible at the wing root ensures a safe and reliable electronic connection at all times. The A-10’s wings are composed of hollow chambered foam with an interlocking matrix of plywood ribs, carbon square spars, and aluminum blocks, providing rigid yet supple handling.

Recognizing requests from our customers who don’t have access to smooth paved runways, the Freewing 80mm A-10 was specifically designed to be the most grass-capable PNP EDF on the market. While sporting a scale Oleo nose strut, the main struts are tensioned trailing links. With foam rubber tires over 3” tall and 1” wide, we tested the Freewing 80mm A-10 to takeoff from extreme grass 3” tall. The main landing gear mounts are arranged as part of the aforementioned plywood, carbon, and aluminum matrix, to distribute rough landing forces throughout the wing and avoid critical damage.

In the air, the A-10’s all-new power system delivers a fully scale flight profile. Tall vertical loops, hard “jinking” turns, stable slow flight, and authoritative power. Critically, this model was designed to fly at all throttle points, both upright and inverted, without pitch sensitivity. There isn’t any nose weight in this A-10; instead various factors were optimized in concert so you won’t need lots of up elevator to fly level, and varying power suddenly won’t cause the nose to pitch up or down.

As a semi-scale model, the Freewing 80mm A-10 is finished from the factory in USAF two tone gray. A waterslide decal set with over 50 utility markings and three complete A-10 liveries, is included for the pilot to customize his or her A-10.  These decals proudly represent:

Indiana’s 163rd Fighter Squadron “Blacksnakes”

Louisiana’s 47th Fighter Squadron “Termites”

Georgia’s 23rd Fighter Group “Flying Tigers”

For pilots wanting to install a matched pair of their own 90mm EDFs on 6s, we will also be offering a 90mm nacelle which bolts into place and retains the outer dimensions of the stock 80mm nacelle. Own the world’s largest, most capable, most customizable, and most powerful foam electric PNP A-10 and add a definitive scale powerhouse to your hangar today!

  Visit the Official Freewing A-10 80mm Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • Largest foam electric PNP A-10 Warthog in the world
  • Full complement of highly detailed weapons included in the box (CAS loadout); a $50 Value!
  • Weapon plyons are individually removable from the wing and each weapon can be placed on any of the 8 included plylons for total customization.
  • 90mm bolt-on nacelles for those who wish to install a 90mm power system (sold separately)
  • Award Winner at AEF 2017 for "Best Scale Jet"
  • High scale fidelity
  • Qualifies as Giant Scale Class per AMA rules
  • Grass-ready retracts with metal trunions and 5mm hardened steel pin
  • Multi-material (full carbon fiber spars, plywood ribs, and aluminum blocks) wing structure for best balance of rigidity and smooth flight handling 
  • Scale wheel hubs and sequenced nose gear door
  • DayBright LEDs and sequenced landing light
  • Screw-on wings and tail surfaces
  • Flexible wing wire harness for ultimate reliability and resistance to disconnection during wing flexing
  • Spacious battery bay, no cutting required
  • Digital Metal Gear Servos throughout
  • Three unique livery options and 50 different utility decals are included in the box for maximum customization
  • Model officially licensed by Northrop Grumman

Includes:

  • Freewing A-10 Thunderbolt II Super Scale Twin 80mm EDF Jet - PNP

Requires:

  • Minimum 6+ channel 2.4GHz radio - Click Here for recommendations
  • Minimum 6+ channel 2.4GHz receiver - Click Here for recommendations
  • TWO 6 Cell 22.2V 4000 - 6000 mAh LiPo Batteries with EC5 Connectors - We recommend 2 Admiral 6 Cell 5000 mAh LiPo batteries
  • 6 Cell Compatible Battery Charger – Click Here for recommendations

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : advanced
BUILD TIME : 1 hour

Wingspan

1700mm / 66.92in

Length

1551mm / 61.06in

Flying Weight

5406g / 190.69oz with two 6S Admiral 4000 mAh LiPo Batteries
5714g / 201.55oz with two 6S Admiral 5000 mAh LiPo Batteries

CG (Center of Gravity)78mm back from the leading edge of the wing root, with the aircraft upright and gear down

Power System

2x 3530-1900KV Brushless Outrunner Motors

Electronic Speed Control

2x 100 Amp ESCs with EC5 Connectors

Propeller / EDF

2x 80mm EDFs with 9 Blade Fans

Servos

9g metal gear digital standard with two 300mm leads : landing gear door
17g metal gear digital standard with two 300mm leads : nose gear steering
30g metal gear digital standard with two 300mm leads : left aileron, right aileron
17g metal gear digital standard with two 100mm leads : left inboard flap, right inboard flap
17g metal gear digital standard with 300mm lead (+ 100mm lead) : left outboard flap, right outboard flap
17g metal gear digital standard with two 550mm leads : left elevator
17g metal gear digital reverse with two 550mm leads : right elevator
17g metal gear digital standard with two 550mm leads (+ 100mm lead) : left rudder, right rudder

Landing GearGrass-ready scale oleo nose strut and tensioned trailing link main struts

Required Battery

2x 6S 22.2V 4000mAh - 6000mAh LiPo with EC5 Connector

Required Radio

6+ Channel

AileronsYes

Elevator

Yes

RudderYes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

Yes

Hinge Type

Nylon reinforced hinges

MaterialEPO Foam
Skill LevelAdvanced
Build Time1 Hour
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor

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