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 were 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 digital metal 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 Paintjob 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)
- Digital Metal Gear 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 Digital Metal 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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Awesome flying jet, very easy to fly and land. I am very pleased!
Bad Manual and where are the lights?
I wish I could give this plane a better review but the manual was unclear on the cg and rates where off which makes the whole experience a bit less fun. I don’t understand how they make these great planes and then mess a small final step such as the manual. Also for the price the plane should have lights and flaps. Aside from this it’s a good plane with sturdy landing gear
Have some flights on my new F-35, and it's time for a review. First off, the plane looks fantastic! This is probably the best paint job and authentic looking foam plane I've ever seen. It really looks a million times better in person than in pictures. Very nice. Build: very simple. No problems at all. HOWEVER: Pretty unhappy about one thing: The plane has just a very large set of ailerons that should easy to convert to flaperons. BUT, the two aileron servos are Y-harnessed into a single connection. So, you cannot set up flaperons unless you completely rewire the aileron servos. I had to pull the Y-harness through and wrestle two more servo wires in through the fuse to get it wired for flaperons. I really thought this plane would have been configured just like the 70mm F-16. But, it wasn't. A little bummed out about that. Flying: Ver simple. No problems at all. But, it needed flaps, so my first few landings were VERY fast. I'll be flying it next time with flaperons set up. Should be able to slow down better now. It rolls, climbs, loops all very good. Pretty good power. Various: Those little wings are hard to see out there, so beware. When it roles out a ways and into a cuban 8, you can lose sight of it easily because the little grey wings are hard to see. Thank goodness it has those painted tails, or it would get lost pretty easily. So, for those of you that complained about the scheme, I see now why they did it. Makes it a lot easier to see. Overall, pretty good. Couldn't give it 5 stars because of the wiring issue, but otherwise, a pretty good plane. Enjoy!
Whole lotta jet for the buck!! If it had lights, it'd be PERFECT.
The list of PROS is so very long, so I'll hit the really high points. plastic-lined canopy to prevent gatoring super smooth foam with an amazing finish 6 min flight times (throttle timer at 5:00 on 5000mah packs) very impressive performance wide speed envelope and an absolute rocket ship! CONS: Short ESC leads can make it hard to shut the canopy with the battery in the bay, I extended them and now it's a non issue. No lights. Seriously, if it had lights, it'd be PERFECT.
Great plane very powerful
Great plane very powerful
I have flown this jet twice now and found she handles well . Both times it was flown was in breezy conditions and did ok I was using a gyro . One thing to remember when going into a turn keep the power up a little I did crash cause of that suffered little damage it is a tough plane . When taking off it gets of the ground quickly and floats in on landing using little power . As far as grass take offs and landings I tried it could not built up enough speed for take off grass about 2 inches long I was on a ball field . Over all she is a quick plane handles well and tough I got 4 mins flight time off the recommended battery .
Quality and value
Very nice plane for the price point. Not an easy plane to slow down.