The Freewing Seagull is one of the most powerful, best looking, and most fun of the "surfing" type of powered large wingspan planes we've flown. There are two motors and two tails included. You have the ability to make 4 different planes; an EDF T-tail, an EDF-V-tail, a pusher prop T-tail, or a pusher prop V-tail. If you use the V-tail format, you do need a computer radio with V-tail mixing. The Freewing Seagull is quick for this type of plane. It has no problems performing loops, rolls, or inverted flight and is is very stable in the air with very good flight characteristics.
While not a pure glider, it is possible to catch a thermal with the Seagull. We recommend beginners use the pusher prop and graduate to the EDF. The pilots at Motion RC were split about 50/50 on EDF vs pusher prop preference. The Seagull uses a standard 3S 2200mAh LiPo. 25C is adequate for both configurations though we recommend a 30C LiPo. We find it takes 5 minutes or less to swap from T-Tail to V-tail and another couple minutes to change the radio programming. Changing from the Pusher Prop to the EDF can also be accomplished in about the same amount of time.
Many of the Motion RC guys made comments about how this plane is a bit less susceptible to wind than other planes of similar format. We had pilots of all different skill levels flying the pusher prop configuration successfully while the EDF configuration was reserved for the intermediate or advanced pilots. The Seagull is a belly lander which makes landing the Seagull extremely simple.
915g / 32.2 ounces
Brushless 2831-1400Kv AND 2627-4300Kv
30A, Internal SBEC, T connector
Propeller / EDF
11x6 3 blade prop
9g standard with 300mm lead : left aileron, right aileron, rudder, elevator
none - belly lander
11.1V 2200mAh 25C 3 cell LiPo (30C ideal)
4 Channel with V-tail mixing
Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
Loved flying this plane until I crashed it. I have a spare set of wings (new) but now I need a fuselage if anyone is willing to sell me one in flyable condition.
This plane is spectacular ! My friend has one and i loved it, was on waiting list to get one. Finally got it. Its worth the wait !!!
Got this plane for my birthday, end of February and just today did the maiden flight with EDF and Vtail. Didn't have enough power to hardly get in he air! fought it the whole time. I was lying on the 2200 pack too! Now to switch to the prop and see if that is any better. Was really disappointed. I have the Pandora and love it!
Great Plane !!!!!!! Hey just a quick thanks to Motion Rc..got my package 2 days after I ordered...now thats fast ! Think Ive found my new favorite shop to spend my money at , now Im in trouble.
This is my second plane from freewing. Started off with the Pandora and stepped up to the seagull. This is a fun flying plane. Tried out both prop and edf. The edf setup is ok not that fast and the battery doesn't last that long maybe 5-6 min. on a 2600 30c pack. The prop setup is a lot more fun faster speeds and a longer flight of 8-10 min. depending on how much throttle is used. At high or low speeds and high rates it is very acrobatic and stable. Once I'm use to it I'll de adding led strips to it and using it to do my night flying.
Plane was very easy to assemble. I changed out the ducted fan and put in the outrunner for the maiden flight and I got around 8 minutes of flight time with a 11.1v 2200mah battery. Was running around 5/8 throttle the entire time. I had to add some weight to the front to get the CG correct. Battery was all the way forward and plane was tail heavy for the first flight. I could go to a bigger mah battery to increase weight and flight time but 8 minutes flight time is great for a 11.1v 2200mah battery. This is a great flying plane.
I was impressed with how easy and fast the plane went together. It flew great as a ducted fan. Soon I will try the outrunner.
I'll admit, I made a minor/major mod to my seagull. I origanaly flew it with the stock fan unit and became EXTREMELY bored with the performance, or lack thereof. I changed to the prop and it was like a new bird. She was responsive, eager to fly, and an all out joy. After several more flying days had passed, I again got board. I grounded the airplane in my hanger and forgot about it for several weeks. I then got bit by the EDF bug. I started to fly EDF's with lots of luck and hope. I bought an F-18 from motion. I musta had a bad day because I totaled it on flight number 3. Dissapointed, I collected the parts and went home. At home, I found the EDF and my experimental gears started to turn. I took the 64mm EDF unit, with its motor, and installed it into my Seagull. It requiered some minor surgery to make it all fit, but I finally got it. Once complete, I took it out for it's 1st new try. AWSOME comes to mind. The Seagull now has EDF power to spare, and she is still extreamely well behaved. If your considering purchasing a Seagull, GET IT!
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