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Freewing F-5 Tiger II Camo High Performance 80mm EDF Jet - PNP

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F-5 Tiger II Camo High Performance 80mm EDF Jet from Freewing - PNP - FJ20812P

Version Info:  This is the High Performance version of the Freewing F-5 Tiger II. This version includes a powerful 3658-1857kV inrunner motor with 12-blade fan, 100A ESC and hybrid metal gear servos.

Northrop Grumman A-10

Introducing the fifth jet in Freewing's 80mm EDF Jet Series, the iconic F-5 Tiger II. This RC airplane proudly wears the livery of the CAG’s jet of the VFC-111 “Sun Downers”, an adversary training squadron in Key West, Florida. Freewing’s rendition incorporates a thicker airfoil to enhance the lifting body design of the original F-5, imparting the stability of an RC model with the standoff scale looks of the real jet. This exciting F-5 model provides speed and scale agility in a stable platform that also looks great!

Freewing's 80mm F-5 Tiger II is the perfect size for easy transport without the need for disassembly. Optimized to fly our common Admiral 6s 4000mAh or 5000mAh lipo battery with an EC5 connector, the Freewing F-5’s pre-installed electronics and control hardware minimizes assembly time to about one hour.

  Visit thOfficial Freewing F-5 Tiger II Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Powerful and Fast

Powerful and Fast


Fly above 100mph with the F-5’s 12 Blade factory balanced EDF with metal housing combined with a powerful brushless 3658-1857kV inrunner motor, 100A ESC and 5A BEC.

 

Precise Control


Hybrid metal gear servos on the full flying stabilizers and other control surfaces provide precise control throughout the F-5’s flight envelope.

Precise Control
Officially Licensed

Officially Licensed


Freewing’s F-5 is proud to be officially licensed by Northrop Grumman.

Highly Detailed


Thoughtful scale details include a hand painted pilot, full instrument panel decals.

Highly Detailed
Armed for Action!

Armed for Action!


Fully painted AIM-9 Test Missiles quickly mount onto the wingtip rails.

Electric Retracts


Electronic retractable landing gear with all metal shock-absorbing struts help soak up bumpy landings.

Electric Retracts
Honor Aviation History!

Honor Aviation History!


Factory-applied paint and decals honor the CAG’s livery of the VFC-111 “Sun Downers” Squadron.

High Strength


Carbon spars and EPO foam construction provide the perfect balance between strength and flexibility.

High Strength
Quality Hinges

Quality Hinges


Nylon hinges are used on all control surfaces, which provides longer lifespan than foam hinges.

Easy To Transport


Removable wings and stabilizers attach with screws for convenient transport and storage.

Easy To Transport

Features:

  • NEW!  12 Blade factory balanced EDF with metal housing combined with a powerful brushless 3658-1857kV inrunner motor
  • NEW!  100 Amp Hobbywing ESC with 5A BEC
  • NEW!  Hybrid metal gear servos throughout
  • Model officially licensed by Northrop Grumman
  • Composite fan blades combined with metal EDF housing make the Super Scorpion AMA compliant
  • Super scale details include hand painted, scale-sized pilot and full instrument panel
  • Proudly displaying the livery of the CAG’s jet of the VFC-111 “Sun Downers”
  • Electronic retractable landing gear with all metal shock-absorbing struts
  • Steerable, shock absorbing nose gear for enhanced ground maneuverability
  • Spring operated nose gear door
  • Carbon spars and EPO foam construction provide the perfect balance between strength and flexibility
  • Nylon hinges on all control surfaces (superior to foam hinges)
  • Gapless flap hinges
  • Inrunner motor, servos, ESC and EDF come pre-installed for your convenience
  • Removable wings and stabilizers for convenient transport

Includes:

  • Freewing F-5 Tiger II Camo High Performance 80mm EDF Jet - PNP

Requires:

  • 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 4000 mAh LiPo Battery with EC5 connector - EPR40006PRO
  • 6 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 6 cell (6S) charger from our Charger Collection

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Advanced
BUILD TIME : 2 Hours

Wingspan

800mm / 31.49in

Length

1250mm / 49.21in

Flying Weight

2200g / 78oz

CG (Center of Gravity)Please refer to the manual

Power System

3658-1857kV Brushless Inrunner Motor

Electronic Speed Control

100A ESC, 5A BEC, EC5 Connector

Propeller / EDF

80mm Metal EDF with 12 Blade Fan

Servos

9g hybrid gear standard with 100mm lead : elevator left
9g hybrid gear reverse with 100mm lead : elevator right
9g hybrid gear standard with 300mm lead : rudder, right flap, left aileron, right aileron
9g hybrid gear standard with 300mm lead (+ 100mm extension): nose steering
9g hybrid gear reverse with 300mm lead : left flap

Landing GearElectronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with all metal shock absorbing struts

Required Battery

6S 22.2V 4000mAh-5000mAh LiPo (required)

Required Radio

6 Channel

AileronsYes

Elevator

Yes

RudderYes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Nylon hinges

MaterialEPO Foam
Skill LevelAdvanced Intermediate / Advanced
Build Time30 Minutes
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor

Product Videos

Product Spare Parts

80mm 12 blade EDF P0805
5 reviews

$2299

Product Questions & Answers

NOTE: 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.

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Product Manuals:

Product Updates:

  • June 27, 2015 - The Swiss version of this model does NOT include a weapons set.

 

If you need any additional assistance, please visit the Motion RC Help Center

Product Reviews

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J
08/11/2020
Jon
United States United States
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Missle

This thing is a missle! Half throttle flys great with lots of potential when you go full. I use a 6s 5000. Floats in nice on landings. Gear is solid and tracks nicely on take offs and landings. Only negative I have to say is that the paint is peeling around where the canopy meets the fuselage. Easy fix. Not a first EDF

MJ
07/29/2020
Martin J.
United States United States
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Little rocket ship!

I have owned two of the F-5s & I must say it's a nice little scale bird. It looks great & flies on rails. Just make sure to glue the forward battery tray/nose of the jet on real good. It seems to be a bit flimsy & could use an upgrade. Other than that, I give it two thumbs up for speed & looks!

MJ
07/23/2020
Martin J.
United States United States
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Fast little rocket ship! Very nice & scale details.

Soooo much fun it should be illegal! Order yours today.

MF
07/22/2020
Mike F.
United States United States
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F-5 Tiger

Not for the beginner, this jet is a 70mm size airframe with an 80mm power plant which means it flys heavy, it flys best with 6s lipos in the 500gram weight range to perform its best, I use 3300 mah 6s lipos that weigh 505 grams and it floats in on landings, 4000 and up and it flys like a brick and difficult to land, aside from that it’s fast and agile and fun to fly, one thing to note when glueing the nose half together, be sure and put the canopy on otherwise if you glue it without putting it on it may be either to tight or to loose of a fit, the canopy will actually align everything nicely, just be careful not to glue the canopy on by accident when attaching the two fuselage halves together

Motion RC Freewing F-5 Tiger II Camo High Performance 80mm EDF Jet - PNP Review
MJ
07/22/2020
Martin J.
United States United States
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Fast little rocket ship! Very nice & scale details.

Soooo much fun it should be illegal! Order yours today.

BD
06/26/2020
brett d.
United States United States
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freewing f-5

This freewingf-5 was a great and easy plane to assemble. Freewing did a great job. i have nothing against this plane. I did do my maiden flight today and i went to my older field that has a lot of trees around it. Well that was my mistake because when i was setting up for my landing, i was around a lot of trees and my admiral receiver lost connection and the rest is history. Nothing against the airplane, just my bad luck

JM
06/01/2020
Jeffrey M.
United States United States
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Fast!

I finally managed the first 3 flights on the high performance F-5 this evening. Fast! I was surprised how quickly the F-5 rotated and began a strong climb out. (Asphalt Runway) Once the gear and flaps were selected up it rapidly began picking up speed. After a little minor trimming it was flying like an arrow. No surprises. I spent most of the first flight throttled back around 60% for 3 minutes. Subsequent flights were relatively uneventful, just how I prefer it. I quickly became comfortable with it as it doesn’t seem to have any bad habits. A few ripping high speed passes, 4-point rolls and long vertical climbs were performed. Not to mention I fly at 4500’ and it was 90 degrees. A strong performer even at a high density altitude. I flew the downwind and base legs a little faster than expected, but it will slow down quickly with full landing flaps deployed. As James mentioned in the flight review video, it likes a little power on during final approach. Landings were a non-event. I’m overall very happy with the model from assembly to flying. The finish of the model is good, but in my opinion not quite as nice as the newer models. But it really shines in the air. And for the price, you’re getting a great little hot-rod jet.

Motion RC Freewing F-5 Tiger II Camo High Performance 80mm EDF Jet - PNP Review
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05/27/2020
Earl S.
United States United States
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F5 Tiger

Very disappointed with the paint job. Peels. Nose of the fuse was very flexible. It would flex enough to release the canopy latch. I repaired it with a piece of carbon fiber tube imbedded in the bottom of the fuse. Other than that it flies great.

GK
03/15/2020
George K.
United States United States
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F5 Tiger II Review

This plane is amazing. I had reservations about flying it, but it handled surprisingly well really fast excellent detail, stout landing gear all around great plane. nice job.

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