Freewing F-35 Lightning II V3 70mm EDF Jet - PNP
70mm F-35 Lightning II EDF V3 from Freewing - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FJ21612P
Motion RC and Freewing are excited to announce our all-new 2019 F-35 Lightning II! To bring this model fully into the modern EDF era, we started from the ground up and redesigned a completely new mold for Freewing's most popular 70mm jet over the past decade. Now powered by an inrunner motor and 12 blade 70mm EDF, the 2019 F-35 is larger, faster, more accurate, more powerful, and more easy to fly than Freewing's older 2010 version. Fly into 2020 with the best foam electric F-35 in the world!
The exterior shape of the model features the highest level of scale fidelity of any electric F-35 on the market. A correct nose shape, tail group, sharpened stealthy facets, and the telltale RAM paneling throughout the aircraft are all precisely modeled. Thin and shallow panel lines, a very intricate paint job with over 15 paint molds, and multi-color factory-applied decals combine to create a very realistic effect. Even the facted EOTS sensor under the removable magnetic nose cone is recreated in tinted plastic. Our all-new 2019 Freewing 70mm F-35 Lightning II proudly wears the tail flash of EF-01, the first F-35, to commemorate the men and women who continue to operate EF-01 at Edwards Air Force Base in California to this day.
For pilots wanting to fly a modern generation aircraft with similar flight characteristics to our popular Freewing 90mm F-22 but at significantly lower operating cost, the Freewing 70mm F-35 is an excellent choice. Having gathered feedback from many customers about Freewing's nine year old F-35, we improved all major components of the aircraft. First, the model is made of EPO instead of EPS foam. Second, it is slightly larger, features a stronger power system, and incorporates a wing spar and detachable wings, compared to the old model which was small, 4s powered, and didn't have a wing spar for its glue-on wings. Third, we relocated the battery hatch to the top of the aircraft to give easy access in a generously sized battery bay to modern receivers, gyros, and flight battery. Say goodbye to frustratingly undersized plastic hatches under the fuselage. Third, the model features a no-glue assembly, and all flying surfaces attach via screws for easy transport, servicing, and replacement.
The all-new 2019 Freewing 70mm F-35 Lightning II also incorporates two important functional improvements. To provide reliable grass operation, this model includes pre-installed electric landing gear with aluminum suspension struts. Oleo mains and a trailing-link nose help absorb the shock of rough landings or taxing through uneven grass. And secondly, the full flying horizontal stabilizers feature an integrated plastic-to-plastic hinge joint that is durable to withstand 100+mph speeds. Older F-35s were known for weak landing gear and weak elevators, so both of these areas were completely redesigned to deliver the level of performance our customers expect from our EDFs in these modern times.
Optimized as a modern 70mm jet trainer, this model is ideal for pilots wanting to step into the world of EDF jets and learn essential skills before they advance into larger aircraft in our 80mm and 90mm series. Learn coordinated turns with the rudders and ailerons, get used to throttle management throughout the aircraft's full acrobatic flight envelope, and practice perfect landings on the suspension struts. One of the advantages of the F-35's 6s power system and larger size is that it uses the same 6s 4000mAh and 5000mAh batteries that our 80mm and 90mm EDFs use, so those batteries can remain in your fleet and be shared across many model aircraft. The F-35's inrunner power system is efficient enough for 4-5 minutes of mixed throttle flight, and powerful enough for fast speeds and confident takeoff from short grass runways. While sporting the outline of the real stealthy F-35, our model is still optimized aerodynamically to land as easily as any of our other recent EDF jets.
Note that although the F-35 can take a 5000mAh LiPo, for best flight performance and weight consideration we recommend the 4000mAh.
Scale, Performance, Value: Look forward to the future with the all-new 2019 Freewing 70mm F-35 Lightning II from Motion RC!
Visit the Official Freewing F-35 V3 Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.
- NEW! 2957-2210kV brushless inrunner motor combined with 80A ESC with EC5 Connector
- NEW! 12-blade EDF with brushless 80 Amp ESC
- NEW! Aluminum suspension struts
- NEW! An all new higher scale quality EPO foam mold
- NEW! Updated livery, new decal process, scale panel lines and plastic scale surface details
- NEW! Carbon spars throughout for increased structural reinforcement and support
- NEW! Quality 9g hybrid gear servos throughout
- NEW! Top-loading battery bay
- NEW! No-glue assembly
- NEW! Screw-on wings, rudders, and elevators
- NEW! Removable magnetic plastic-tipped nose cone
- NEW! Reinforced elevator hinges
- NEW! Factory-Applied Multi-Color Decals and Paint job commemorating the renowned aircraft "EF-01" based at Edwards AFB
- Model officially licensed by Lockheed Martin
- Electric retractable landing gear
- Super scale features including Joint Strike Fighter graphics, hand painted pilot figure, detailed cockpit, and independently controlled elevators
- Shock-absorbing, grass-capable, steerable trailing link nose gear will protect the plane on hard landings and make it easier to maneuver during taxi and takeoff
- Freewing F-35 Lightning II V3 70mm EDF Jet - PNP
- 2957-2210kV brushless inrunner motor (installed)
- 12-blade EDF (installed)
- 80 Amp brushless ESC (installed)
- Hybrid servos (installed)
- Electronic retractable gear with shock absorbing struts (installed)
- 6 Channel radio - select a minimum 6 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 6 Channel receiver - select a minimum 6 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 6 Cell 22.2V 3500 - 4500 mAh LiPo Battery with EC5 Connector - we recommend the Admiral Pro 4000mAh 6S 22.2V 60C LiPo Battery with EC5 Connector
- 6 Cell compatible battery charger - select a minimum 6 cell (6S) charger from our Charger Collection
820mm / 32.28in
2600g / 5.73lbs
CG (Center of Gravity)
Refer to manual
6S 2957-2210KV Inrunner Motor (included)
Electronic Speed Control
80A with 5A UBEC (included)
Propeller / EDF
70mm 12-Blade EDF (included)
7x 9g Hybrid Gear Standard Servos
Electronic retractable (included)
6S 22.2V 3500-4500mAh LiPo with EC5 Connector (required)
6+ Channel (required)
Product Spare Parts
Product Questions & AnswersNOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.
- June 13, 2019 - There has been some slight confusion regarding the F-35 V3's proper Center of Gravity (CG) as the manual call out may be confusing. For the proper CG point refer to the photo at this link.
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This plane flys really good I like how it’s really fast but then you can fly it slow and it won’t fall from the sky very easy to fly I wanna say this can be a 2nd edf plane for most
I love myf35, it looks soooooo cool. I haven't maidened her yet but she sure has a lot of thrust on the ground. Waiting for spring to get her up.
I have a few freewing jets and bought the F-35 after reading some of the reviews and a fellow flier had the V-2 model with thrust vectoring that flew great. Myself and two others in our club also purchased the F-35.Two of those are no longer flying mine crashed twice unexpectedly, my friends at least three times. They just didn't fly predictably at all, they like to snap out in tight corners. The older V-2 was a much better flying plane. The Freewing plane I like the best is my YF-16, it does everything you ask it to do, I wish they would bring it back!!
It is the best jet that I have bought, fine details of paint, it would be good if they did it 90 mm, and if they can add safe system it would be much better, in short, it is beautiful
One word sums it up...AWESOME!
Struggles on grass
I bought this a few months ago but flew it for the first time on Sunday. Although looks really cool I am somewhat disappointed in the jet. I have owned a number of Freewing jets before and I have been happy with them. When landing this jet the front rectrac came dislodged and failed and also one of the mains. When looking at them I was able to fix. I expected better based on past experience. I mean I did not bounce the jet in. It came in normal, I certainly did not expect to have retrac issues. Another thing, and this affects me but maybe others. Since most of the jet is dark, I found it hard to see the orientation when pretty high so I covered the bottom of the jet with white monokote trim strips.
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