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Freewing F-105 Thunderchief 64mm EDF Jet - PNP

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64mm Freewing F-105 Thunderchief - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FJ10911P

Artist, author, and aviation historian Mike Machat 
with the Freewing 64mm F-105 Thunderchief.Freewing and Motion RC have done it again! Lightning strikes twice and following up on the wildly popular F-8 Crusader, we are excited to announce our latest addition to the Park Jet Series, the F-105D Thunderchief! Relentless in its bombing missions during the Vietnam War, the supersonic F-105 excelled as a single seat F-105D fighter bomber and a two seat F/G SEAD or “Wild Weasel” platform. Never before available in foam PNP format, with the release of this Freewing F-105D Thunderchief we are proud to commemorate the service and sacrifices of all the Thud’s crews who fought unbowed against terrible dangers.

Optimized for affordability and accessibility, the Freewing F-105D truly delivers the fun factor for park jet pilots. Continuing the popularity of our Freewing Stinger 64, F9F Panther, F-22 Raptor, and F-8 Crusader, the F-105D is perfect for pilots seeking standoff scale appearance of a rarely modeled aircraft in an affordable and easy to own package.

The Freewing 64mm F-105D Thunderchief is designed to be an ideal first hand launch EDF, for novice pilots wanting to learn how an EDF jet handles versus a propeller driven model aircraft of a similar size. The Thunderchief is surprisingly stable yet nimble, with axial rolls and predictable behavior. A shoulder mounted wing and embedded plastic “skid plate” along much of the belly protects the aircraft during carefree belly landings. Assembly is straightforward, and using only two servos minimizes weight, complexity, and cost. Like the F-8 Crusader, the F-105D Thunderchief is configured to be flown using a radio that has Elevon mixing, as each side’s aileron and elevator surface are connected together. The model’s low wing loading and manageable slow speed handling in the landing pattern negated the need for a heavy and costly variable incidence wing. The battery bay can also accommodate a small gyro for additional stabilization.

Powered by an efficient 64mm 5 blade EDF fan unit, 30A ESC and 2627-4500kv brushless outrunner motor, the Freewing 64mm F-105D Thunderchief reaches a top speed of 116kph/72mph using a single inexpensive 3s 1000mAh-2200mAh lipo battery with XT60 connector. While designed with simplified flight control surfaces and intended for hand launches and belly landing on grass runways, an optional landing gear set is sold separately for steerable operation on paved runways.

The F-105D Thunderchief has never been modeled in foam PNP before, and we know you’ll be as pleased as we are with how this model flies. Own this rare model today!

  Visit the Official Freewing 64mm F-105 Thunderchief Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Motion RC's Senior Product Developer Alpha Enos discusses the Freewing 64mm F-105 and much more in this podcast from RCafterhours.com

Features:

  • Durable EPO foam and reinforced construction
  • Realistic shape and detailing
  • Dynamically balanced 5 Blade EDF fan for efficient power
  • Minimal assembly
  • Optional steerable landing gear (sold separately)

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  • Freewing F-105 Thunderchief 64mm EDF Jet - PNP

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Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
BUILD TIME : 1 Hour

Wingspan

530mm / 20.8in

Length

800mm / 31.5in

Weight

360g / 12.69oz (w/o battery)

CG (Center of Gravity)

365mm from the trailing edge of the tail (refer to manual)

Power System

2627-4500kV Brushless Outrunner Motor

Electronic Speed Control

30A, XT60 Connector

Propeller / EDF

64mm 5-Blade EDF

Servos

9g standard gear with 300mm lead : main wing left, main wing right

Landing Gear

Removable

Required Battery

3S 11.1V 1000 - 2200mAh LiPo with XT60 connector (required)

Required Radio

4 Channel (required)

Ailerons

Yes

Elevator

Yes

Rudder

No

Flaps

No

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam hinges

Material

EPO Foam

Skill Level

Intermediate

Build Time

1 Hour

Recommended Environment

Outdoor

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DM
06/26/2018
Daniel M.
Canada
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Great Plane

This is a great plane. The assembly is straight forward and has a good finish (better than other planes of the same price). Overall, its a great plane at a good price.

DK
06/17/2018
Dave Kalwishky
Des Moines, IA
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Fun little jet.

Maiden flight done on the Freewing F-105 in the 15+ knot winds! It flew better than expected in the wind. Toss it and boss it as Pilot Ryan says! This thing is a hoot to fly! I flew it on low rates and was happy with that.

DD
06/12/2018
Danny D.
United States
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F105D

Great looking airplane great price very good scale

RH
06/09/2018
Richard Heteny
Next to Ontario, Canada
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F-105 Revised review

This is a revised review to my previous post. I had to do this because after fixing a few minor issues like the curved vertical tail the F-105 flies great. I always have it in the car with me when I go to the field. I really like this lines of this aircraft in the air and it flies great! I also like it sitting on my shelf at home. I would like to see Freewing do the MIG-21 in this format.

S
06/06/2018
sanford
powder springs ga.
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with wheels

I will start by saying I love the people at motions but there is no way this bird comes close to a 5 on review., I put the wheels on and used the 1600 mah battery...after a 400 foot runoff it took off ...barely...never could get it to plane and get on track...It finally just settled out of the sky at full throttle..I even had the best pilot we have at our club and he did not better. I finally put a 1300mah 40c battery and off it went after about a 350 foot roll out...Once on step it is fun to fly and lands great...but how do you give a high rateing to a plane that won't take off???? On flying and performance i would give it a 4./5 BUT you have to get it in the air FIRST...I must admit I got it for free but i just do not want to mislead someone..A $100 is still $100.. A 64mm has always been weak but this goes a step further...Maybe I just got one with a weak motor...

ES
05/24/2018
Eric S.
United States
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Cool Jet!

This is a fun little jet. It has great detail for only $98. I have the F-86 and the Crusader of the 64mm sizes too. With this jet I set my expos at 90% and my high rate at 50% to get a feel for it. At those rates I was comfortable flying it and have yet to crash after 20 flights. As I get more of a feel for it I am slowly increasing the responsiveness. I think that is the trick (for me at least) regarding jets since I am fairly new to flying them. There doesn't need to be a lot of control surface movements for this plane to react.

JL
05/23/2018
john l.
United States
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F-105 Thunderchief

Nice looking plane just way under powered you have to launch it a full power and throw it hard.Otherwise it sinks like a brick.On the other hand once in the air it flys good.

GB
05/21/2018
George B.
United States
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Very good looking and flying plane!

Incredible detail, flys great on Admiral 3S 1800 batteries and is a good first EDF.

RB
05/06/2018
ronald b.
United States

F-105

Bought plane because I worked on them years ago. Hanging up right now-will get it ready to fly later this summer.

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