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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All I can say is WOW
I’ve had a few FW 70mm EDF's and this is by far the best yet. It does everything well, the fit and finish is incredible, assembly is straight forward, and flies outstanding. I use a 5000 full aft and get 4 1/2 min flight times. Well done FW and MRC!
Take off and flight very predictable Landing gear is nice but I wish the wheels were a little bit bigger for grass. Landing seems pretty fast . I may just have to get use to it. I’ve only had 5 flights on it.
Much Better Than the Previous Vectoring Nozzle Model.
This latest Freewing F-35 Lightning II V3 70mm EDF model is far better than the vectoring nozzle model. Even though I haven't flown this latest model yet, I'm confident it will fly just fine without it having a vectoring nozzle. The graphics on it puts the vectoring nozzle version to shame, they are really very nice. It's much better having the battery installed under the canopy rather than in the belly under that ****** plastic hinged vented cover. I'm thinking about getting rid of the previous vectoring nozzle F-35 model.
F35 lightning II
I have flown this plane a few times, and i absolutely love it. Although on the grass it needs a lot of run way, it haves plenty of power. Its a very stabel plane and little trimming is needed. It doesn’t have flaps so it has a little high landing speeds, but because it’sa stable plane it is easy to lans. The looks are very nice and the building is easy and straight forward. I hope they will bring out a 90mm version with flaps and airbrakes.
The F35 flys well once you manage to get it airborne. I fly off grass so it needs full power and a long run to get off. However after that it performs really well and lands with no problem. The cheater hole sucks up cut grass and twice I’ve had to strip the fan out of the model to unblock it but that’s not the models fault but due to our field having lots of loose cuttings. I’ve has a FOD guard printed ( from Thingyverse) and fitted an that seems to work
Finaly got her up
On the first flight, had a problem (Which Motion Rc took care of ASAP-Thanks guys) that caused her lawn dart HARD and I mean HARD... well finally put her back up today - she has been together a couple of months now but have been gun shy LOL, (I know I'm the first to ever feel that way LOL)... This plane is FLAT OUT AMASING what a GREAT plane from Freewing and Motion RC... what a SOLD, SOLD flying plane. Flight time on Admiral 5000mah 50C was 4.5 min. @ 25% - 3/4 to half throttle. Make sure you have the CORRECT CG.-- it is at the plastic piece front edge (on wing) which is 4MM BACK---BACK from the leading edge. My expo is at 30% for me that gives the best feel.. She could use flaps but I had no problem with take off's or landing, just use to them is all... I give it a 9.99 out of 10 just because of flaps so as you can see it's no big thing at all.. Freewing and Motion RC a question...… ever think of a 80mm----- better a 90mm ----OMG I would be so in.... GET ON-FLY HER-ENJOY HER- AND PUT A HUGE SMILE ON YOUR FACE...…...
I bought this now because it might not be available later.
I am saving the F-35 for later, after I get a little more time flying the Jets I already have. I have totaled my first two jets and I am still repairing my third - a Yak-130. I have had three take offs with the Yak but the returns to earth were not what you would call landings. The F-35 is a beautiful plane and I would like to keep it that way for awhile.