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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 digital standard with 100mm lead : elevator
9g digital standard with 300mm lead : left aileron, right aileron

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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10/10/2019
Richard P.
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Unboxing and set up. Waiting on battery delivery to fly.

Fantastic fit and finish. Very pleased on opening the box. Instructions don’t cover RX location and some IMPORTANT details about the battery. Says takes 1000-2200mah packs. I could not get the plane to balance when using the 2200 pack AND the wheel package. You need the 1600 pack if running the steerable nose gear. Motion Technical support was fantastic, answered right away and was knowledgable. Anyway, I’ve ordered a couple of the 1600 mah packs and look forward to taking her up...

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09/14/2019
Robert S.
United States United States
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Gotta compromise for scale...

Small wing means a necessity for high speed. Small wing span means a sensitive roll behavior. But it’s a Thunderchief! It took three flights to get it trimmed, but now it flies quite well. If you want a sport jet, look elsewhere, but...it’s a Thunderchief!

MS
07/16/2019
Myles S.
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Great flyer but has some issues

I've owned my F-105 for about 2 months now and here's what I've encountered. It's a very simple build with pretty much everything you need. However, I was a little disappointed with how they cut corners to make it affordable. For example, the underbelly tail skid is made of plywood and not foam like I thought. Maybe that's for durability on landing but I don't know. Speaking of durability, the airframe is pretty much the only thing that's durable on the plane. On my first flight, one of the elevons on the horizontal stabilizer came off after a rough landing and I had to jerry rig a solution to glue it back in. While fixing the tail, I also found all of the ESC leads had come unplugged from the motor. So I had to rip open the plane and reattach the leads to the ESC. Could've had a tighter fit. But beyond that, it's a great flyer! I found that it can only run off a 2200 mAh 3 cell and not the 1000-2200 mAh range as specified in the manual. First flight was a little nose heavy with the battery shoved almost all the way back in the cockpit but regardless it flew great! Slowed down nice but it can also really move if you make it. Would I recommend this as your first EDF? Eh. Not really. The only other EDF I've flown is the Flite Test Viggen and that's a phenomenal EDF trainer. But if you're looking for a second EDF with a little higher performance, this is your plane!

MV
06/23/2019
michael v.
United States United States
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F-105

After flying the F-86 for a while. I purchased this 105. I'ts a little harder to fly then the F-86, just because of the smaller wing. But it is still a lot of fun. You need a strong arm to get it flying.

JK
06/14/2019
John K.
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Flot Finish

Havde lidt vanskeligheder med at få motoren til at starte, løste problemet ved at sætte Throttle til 110% i begge retninger på min DX9. Jeg har ikke undersøgt om det er regulatoren eller Admiral RX600SP der var skyld i problemet. Flyveklar vægt med 3S 1400mah 40C blev på 465 gram. Jeg målte thrust på flyet, knap 350 gram på vægten i stuen, så ikke nok til vertikal stigning. Jeg testede med 3s 8000mah 45c for at være sikker. Manualen siger "Bench Tested Thrust 750 gram" måske det betyder fan ude af flyet men det er da en væsentlig forskel. Det var relativt let at kaste flyet, og det fløj også ok men efter 3 minutters flyvning var der kun 23 % tilbage på mit nye 1400mah batteri. Der er i manualen ikke opgivet nogen specifikation mellem krængror og højderor kun totaludslag trods den styres som en deltavinge. Ved næste flyvning vil jeg skrue op for elevator og ned for aileron da jeg savnede højderor især ved landing. Positivt set, er det en flot finish og det ser RIGTIGT fedt ud i luften. CG var perfect med batteriet næsten så langt tilbage det kunne komme dvs. det kan klare et lidt, men ikke meget tungere batteri.

RP
06/05/2019
ross p.
United States United States
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rplucky@midco.net

nt munch it wont fly

VD
05/13/2019
vernon d.
United States
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Bang for your buck!

Im just starting in edfs The simple build , easy upgrade, great fun on the edge! Wow!!

DD
04/26/2019
Daryle D.
United States
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F-105

Sweet little jet,,, flys awesome has good speed too, I fly in a confined area so it seems faster then it really is,,,,

E
04/22/2019
Edwin
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Thunderchief Rocks!!

Ok, I bought this jet in the winter and could not fly it till spring. So I put an AX-636 in it and programmed it like the Eflight F-15 and it flies awesome!!!! I fly with 30% expo and use the factory throws and it performs on 1500 and 2200 3S 30C packs 3 min and 30 sec flights and the 1500 has 23% and the 2200 have 40%. I will post the srs flie for those that want it on rcg. I will also get a video!! I love flying this jet!!! EK~

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