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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I got 4 flights with my F35 running a pair of 4000 6S batteries. After the 3rd flight I got the battery placement right and she was flying well. I think it was the takeoff of the 3rd flight off grass that the left main gear came somewhat loose. The 4th takeoff showed no signs of problems but the gear did not retract all the way. The landing was nice and smooth but the gear folded and no damage otherwise. Our grass runway is good just not great. The gear should easily go back in with foam tack and I hope it stays. I have not measured the CG but its well back of the manufactures recommendation.
Easy to build and instructions. Only problem was the package came with 3 rudder links and one aleron instead of 2 and 2..
A Winner !
Flew my first 6 flights on the F-35 Yesterday. I love this plane. I love my L-39 from Motion so I decided to try the F-35. It flies and lands great. I am using an Admiral 5100 Carbon which is heavy but the plane handles it no problem. It is incredibly fast and handles great. Once you get it into hi alpha with a little power on approach it is a pleasure to land. The control throws on the manual are not correct, at least for me. I read reviews that mentioned it needs less aileron throw and more elevator. That's what I did. The nose gear steering is way too sensitive. I am reducing that for my next outing. Would I buy one again? He*l yes I would. This is a great plane. Rex Birkinbine
I like it
Up to now with only a couple of exceptions my RC aircraft have been purchased from Horizon Hobby. But I recently retired and during the winter months I watch F-35’s fly around Luke Air Force base in Goodyear, AZ so I HAD to have a model F-35. I looked around and found very good reviews of the Freewing F-35 from Motion RC. Motion RC delivered my new plane early and I am very impressed with the detail and scale appearance. I prefer flying to building and this plane met my criteria and was very easy to assemble. The parts fit was excellent, all servos worked flawlessly, the electric retracts are nice and the 12 blade fan sounds great. One recommendation: have a Phillips magnetic tip screwdriver handy during assembly. Some of the screws are in holes about 1” deep and having the screw locked on the end of the driver makes it much easier to get the screw lined up properly. Dropping the screws in the holes and hoping they hit the right spot does not work! I’m ready for the maiden. I’ll be back to order more Freewing models in the future! I really want my favorite A-10 which has a training base in Tucson, AZ.
Great flying little jet but gets small fast with the Gray scheme
Great little jet but its very quick and gets small right away. My maiden was great, took about 400ft to rotate off a grass runway at full throttle, climb out was great plenty of power for this jet, i flew with 4500 Mah Lipos and after 3:30 min of flight I landed and tested my lipo and was surprised to have 50% left! my 2nd pack I full throttled and aimed straight down the run way and smooth rotate, climb was effortless and got to cruising alt at 50% and noticed the plane did a little rocking as other pointed out but it fly's great and fly's at about mph at 50% and 95+ at full throttle, its very quick. The sound is great no high pitched whine but a jet sound of a p80 jet engine! landings are smooth and scale with speeds up in the 30-mph range very smooth lander, I was nervous about the landing before I bought it but it is fine, nothing to worry about just fly the jet to the ground and in the last 5 to 10 sec high alpha on the elevator and you have yourself a nice uneventful landing. I like the jet and I have flown the Avanti and stinger 90 this one is a fun keeper! I might try a gyro so I can be lazy! just buy it and be happy! glad I did.
Really looks Good!!!
I have not built it yet but it looks like a very high-quality edf jet.
I know have over 30 flights on the F 35 VII, have flown it on 5000 to 6500 mah 30C up to 75C packs , she take um with ease, flies great, I put all of them at the back of the battery tray (back of the battery is at the back of the battery tray) just before going into the fuses.. This is a pleasure to fly and lands solid, easy, smooth, like butter with almost 1/5 power, NURCAC in N. Utah is around 4,700 feet above sea level, even when it's almost 100 degrees this jet is , just flat out moves... FREEWING AN MOTION RC PLEASE,,, PLEASE BRING THIS OUT IN A BIG 90 MM..... PLEASE !!!!!
Aileron throw setting per the manual are way too high. I found dual rate of 40%/40% and Expo 40%/40% works well take off, landing and general < 3/4 throttle and dual rate of 25/25 and Expo of 20/20 works real good for >= 3/4 throttle.