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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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RW
12/06/2018
Richard W.
United States

I bought it for my

I bought it for my grandson fir christmas cannot give a rating

RW
12/06/2018
Robert W.
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F 105 Thunderchief 64 mm

Bought this plane back in Sep of 2018 and have logged more than 30 flights on it thus far. This was my first 64 mm EDF, I eventually have purchased the F8 Mig 15 and F9F for the 64 mm. The Thunderchief performs very similar to the F8, and both when hand launched, will sink upon being released. Once up and cruising the Thunderchief flies real nice and you can back the throttle off to half and enjoy the flight. The silver will blend in to white or grey skies, but the black nose cone can help you track it under those circumstances. Keep the speed up in turns, and she will zip around the sky like an EDF powered lawn dart.

AJ
12/01/2018
Albert J.
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Freewing F-105 Thunderchief 64mm EDF Jet - PNP Does Fly with the Optional Gear.....Very Scale

I did reduce the stock main gear wheel size. I sub-trimmed in a slight amount of up elevator as recommended as well as about 1/32" of ailerons trimmed down a little. I used very NEUTRAL CG with a well used Thunderpower 55C 3S 1800 lipo positioned well back on the tray with the AR600 Receiver in place just behind the nosewheel steering servo. All kinds of room. Likes all kinds of roll-out to get top speed, nice gentle lift off and gently elevates itself in a wide turn no problem.......once cruising you can easily cut back throttle and cruise around. I would say an intermediate for sure and one to keep your eye on. Relatively fast fly in landing fun to attempt non bounce landings with a little alpha. The best flying of this 64mm group is to use the Panther or F-105 optional landing gear on the 64mm Mig 15, it has less wing loading and is a happy flyer. The main gear go just behind the CG point to allow nice rotation, and cut out a rectangular space and push in the nose steering gear bingo...........wow fun. Yippee Fly Fly

JP
11/29/2018
James P.
United States
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Faster is better

I liked the You Tube flying reviews. The plane out of the box is almost to nice to fly. If you like the F-105, then this is a beautiful display model.

RP
11/25/2018
Rey P.
United States
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Rock

Flew like a rock, fan blades exploded first attempt. Ordered replacement going to try again hope I can get it in the air thus time

TS
11/19/2018
Thom S.
Canada
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Lots of **** for Little $$

I just picked up the 64mm F105 because it was on sale. And am I glad I did. This plane comes in for cheaper than most UMX EDFs, even if you include an Admiral receiver. I am impressed by the stability of the flight and impressed by the characteristics, especially considering that it is a two servo plane! I programmed in a little up elevator for hand launches and they are relatively uneventful. You do have to give it a little more ‘oomph’ on the toss than a micro, but not a ton. I have a lot of fun with this plane…so much so that I ordered the Lippisch P15 as well. Thanks again for the great products and great service!

EW
11/19/2018
Erich W.
United States
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NOT what I expected

for me this was a PNP item. I followed the instructions to the letter, right down to the dimensions of the power cell and I STILL had to put 100 grams of lead in the tail end. On the maiden voyage I couldn't get her in the air and actually ended up breaking the left elevator off of it. I'm unsatisfied, no, I am thoroughly disappointed with this aircraft. I should have just spent my money on another trainer for the kids, but you guys didn't have any in stock.

JP
11/18/2018
Jennifer P.
United States
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Not enough power

This is a beautiful plane but is very anemic. Instructions say that it can fly up to a 2200 milliamp battery, but this plane does not have enough power to hold that heavy of a battery. Even went down to a 1300 which helped but didn't last very long. This plane is also extremely hard to see in the sky due to the paint scheme. I do not fault anyone for this just stating a fact. I guess I would recommend buying the 4S version but I have not flown it so I do not know if it is truly any better concerning power. I would not recommend buying this plane as is.

TM
11/05/2018
Tom M.
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fan blades flew off the first launch

Fan is brittle and destroyed itself the first time I put the throttle to the F105. Orded new one for 3 dollars and picked up the 12 blade fan unit all so.

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