The Freewing Eurofighter is one of the most unique EDF jets in both looks and function, and now it's available in a significantly upgraded version 2. The new version of the Eurofighter now includes a 12-blade EDF with metal housing powered by a massive 3748-1450KV Outrunner Motor which produces over 7 pounds of thrust for extreme speeds and intense aerobatics. The sound produced from the 12 blade EDF will simply blow you away. While 5 and 6 blade EDF produce a high pitched whining sound, the 12 blade EDF with metal housing produces the "whoosh" and air crushing sound similar to a gas turbine jet.
Freewing spared no expense with electronics in this plane, they are using a 130A Hobbywing ESC and 9 gram metal gear servos on all control surfaces. The assembly (and disassembly) process of the Eurofighter has also been improved; no more gluing of wing surfaces - the wings, rudder and canards are mechanically attach to the fuselage with screws. The nose and main landing gear are all metal and include redesigned shock absorbing struts to protect the gear during hard landings. Other upgrades include super bright LED landing and navigation lights, sequenced landing gear doors, magnetically attached drop tanks, and detailed cockpit. If you want the ultimate in thrust vectoring maneuverability combined with top of the line scale appearance, look no further than the new Freewing Eurofighter Typhoon V2 90mm EDF Jet.
960mm / 37.8in
1400mm / 55in
3050g / 107.6oz
|CG (Center of Gravity)||check manual|
3748-1450kV Brushless Outrunner Motor
Electronic Speed Control
130A ESC, 8A UBEC with EC5 connector
Propeller / EDF
90mm Metal EDF with 12 Blade Fan
9g gear standard with 100mm lead: Nose gear door, main gear door left, main gear door right
|Landing Gear||Full metal retractable main and steerable nose gear with shock absorbing struts|
6S 22.2V 5000mAh 35C LiPo with EC5 connector
|Build Time||3 Hours|
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well thought out and easy to assemble. Now the down side, you have to go on line and get an ENGLISH version of the manual. It is after all a German fighter plane. Also they need to ensure that all the parts and screws are there. had to make wing tip cap for the right wing and the lighting system belongs in the trash. Not even LED's. they are light bulbs which do not work so I will be installing LED's o replace them.
POSITIVES: the plane looks really good in the air and generally attracts a lot of attention. After quite a lot of fiddling with it I have it flying very nicely. Negatives: Stock motor/fan is underpowered. Take off is lethargic with this, as is the climb. After some experimentation I finally settled on the Freewing 12B 1680kV inrunner system which gives a far better performance, particularly in vertical maneuvers and on takeoff. With this it will perform pretty good flips and spins when the vectored thrust is set up right. The main landing gear mounts are not adequately glued in place - is adhesive expensive in China? The mounts can tear out even on good landings on grass. Good news is that they tear out cleanly so the repair is easy - Gorilla glue fixed this. The very light springs on the outer gear doors are easy to damage. I ended up using small rubber bands instead. As others have stated, there is a weak joint in the fuselage, over the wing. It is a simple **** joint and has no reinforcement. It comes apart too readily on a hard landing. It would be nice to reinforce it internally but the joint is not accessible from inside even after removing the fan unit. I put very thin reinforcing tape over the outside of the joint and painted it with matched paint from home depot. Suggestions: I find the suggested CG position is about 10 - 15mm too far forward for my liking, and moving the CG back makes rotation much easier on takeoff. Also, put a more powerful motor in it, and reinforce the main LG mounts. I'd say this is a very good plane for experienced modelers who are willing and able to spend time on it.
Great Plane and as always great Team at MotionRC The Manual could be more detailed in all aspects 5 Stars Motion RC rocks
I've had more out of the box problems with this plane than all of the other Freewing planes I've purchased combined! I actually don't remember having any problems with any of the other Freewing planes other than the F18 90mm. Here's some of the out of the box problems I've had: A hot running elevon servo Bad nav light Main retract which goes down about 1 out of 3 times I thought everything was ready for my maiden flight today. I went out to the field, powered up and the "RIGHT" wing main gear lowers about every third time. Seems to raise itself 100% of the time. I saw this happen during assembly and checked for loose connections and found everything in order. I flew the maiden with the gear down. The plane flew well. Only input I have would be that low rates are much too low. The plane flew nicely at high rates. I also had to apply almost 3/4 up elevator on takeoff (with the thrust vectors setup to the index marks, Admiral 6s/5000 set at recommended CG). Plane sort of jumped off the runway which makes me think that the nose gear might be a little short and the plane is sitting with a negative AOA. As best I can tell all of the above problems have been fixed/replaced now. The problem with the main gear is apparently in the molding of the retract attach plastic. The retract works fine UNTIL you tighten one of the screws. I placed a washer under the problem screw and the gear works 100% of the time now. PS: Tell your support folks that the canard setup "PRINTED" instructions are WRONG! They don't seem to know that the aileron directions for the canards are wrong in the "PRINTED" manual. They also don't know how to properly setup the canard directions. The setup is correct in your PDF instructions updated in 2014. This leaves me scratching my head. Does it take 3 1/2 years to either fix the printed manual or insert an addendum? Has my model been sitting in your warehouse for 3 1/2 years? PSS: I see that you now have a notice on your website about using the V2 (2014) download PDF for the correct canard setup. Still not good enough since there is a really good chance that people are going to miss and/or forget this V2 manual and still setup the canards incorrectly per the included printed manual.
The plane in general is a easy plane to build and fly. Great looking plane and it is fun to fly. BUT!!!!. On the second flight, a drop from the air a little too ******* landing (not enough to damage the plane) was enough apparently to split the plane into two. The QC from Freewing is getting worst by the moment. Where the join (by factory) is over the wing area the plane broke into two pieces. Only the paint on the exterior of the plane held the plane together before the landing. There was absolutely no glue (zip, nada, none). Thank heavens this didn't happen in the air. After my last incursion with a 104 Starfighter, where they did not glue in the elevator horn and it crashed, I am not sure what to believe about this manufacture. Someone told me on the blog I should check all control horns. Well after 40 years plus of building and over 3000 airplane you would think I would have checked the horns....da. I don't think the Chinese have in their vocabulary "QC". Bottom line is if you purchase a Freewing airplane be sure to go over it very carefully. I am beginning to think this may be intentional to sell more product to dumb Americans.
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One hard landing and the fuse broke at the pannel line. Landing was not that hard.
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A real beauty in the air. Set up with suggested throws and suggested cg(molded into wing). 8channel, tv always on,canards on their own channels mixed for pitch only, hobbyeagle a3L gyro. Build was straight forward, only deviation was i had to move elevator control rod in a hole to get 20mm throw on elevator(was at 30mm). Used HK 5000 65c batt (873 Grams). Maiden was perfect. Very smooth in the air . Flies at half throttle.Tv is great fun. Had the maiden jitters because the plane is fragile(eps) but it was completely unwarranted . Landing was easy and uneventful. Lands like my mig 21 but much slower. You can bring it in low and cut throttle,pull elevator to keep it just above ground and it will settle in gently on the mains in a suprisingly short distance if you bleed off the speed before touchdown (pavement). It can be tippy on ground handling so keep the rudder expo high. 3rd flight i had it on two wheels taxiing on a down wind turn to take off. My speed seemed fine but the crosswind nearly got me. I have a Fw f35 70mm TV that i feel has been a good trainer for the euro(similar landing,takeoff,tippy, hanger rash prone eps) . Great flying unique looking aircraft.
The plane was packaged well, yet the aircraft had some damaged parts, presumably from the factory? Damage was not severe. Airplane went together well. Pieces and parts fit tightly. The EPS foam is highly sensitive to pressure of any kind. Fingernails should be kept far away from it. Set up went well and according to the MotionRC video on YouTube. Everything operated as expected. This plane is one of many EDF jets that I own. Took it out for its maiden flight on a calm day. Checked and rechecked flight controls and surfaces for proper operation and movement. Range checked the receiver, all good to go. Right after lift off from take off roll, plane rolled wildly to port. I regained some control, enough to get some altitude. The plane became uncontrollable and crashed. I have no idea why. This was my 3,655 flight. The only maiden ever to result in a crash. Fortunately, I purchased this model while it was on sale. Quite a shame. It was a very good looking model.
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