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Freewing T-33 Shooting Star USAF 80mm EDF Jet - PNP

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T-33 Shooting Star USAF 80mm EDF Jet - PNP from Freewing - FJ21712P

Lockheed Martin Officially Licensed Product

Motion RC is excited to announce the new Freewing T-33 Shooting Star in 1/9.5 scale. Honoring the popular T-33 that flew with over 40 countries between 1948 and 2017, the Freewing T-33 faithfully represents this amazing aircraft!

Constructed from EPO foam, carbon, wood, aluminum, and other materials, the Freewing T-33 is powered by an 80mm EDF power system optimized for performance and easy flying behavior. Its wide 1350mm (53") wingspan offers a light wing loading that allows for very stable flight and a mild gentle stall. Scale split flaps and robust aluminum trailing link suspension landing gear makes taking off from and landing on grass runways an easy operation. Removable tip tanks, an accurate overall outline, and landing gear doors enhance the scale fidelity of this model aircraft. With a quick and easy screw together assembly that is convenient for pilots wanting to get in the air quickly.

The Freewing T-33's power system provides performance that is similar to other recent 80mm Freewing jets such as the popular Avanti S and L-39 Albatros but is now powered by a 1920kv Inrunner! The 100A ESC provided ample headroom for high power use and the 9 blade EDF provides a proven efficiency that thousands of Freewing jets have had worldwide. Rapid acceleration, low cruising altitude position, and efficient energy consumption are key features of the Freewing T-33. Although it's wingspan is greater than more expensive 90mm jets, the T-33 is affordable to operate and makes a perfect EDF trainer jet for new jet pilots moving up from smaller 64mm and 70mm jets

  Visit the Official Freewing T-33 Shooting Star 80mm EDF Jet thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Ample Canopy and Battery Space

Ample Canopy and Battery Space


The T-33 has plenty of space in the battery compartment for any size of battery you need, plus added accessories if desired.

 

Clean Fit Landing Gear Doors


The landing gear doors have a nice, tight and clean fit for that ultra scale look pilots covet.

Clean Fit Landing Gear Doors
Scale Split Flaps

Scale Split Flaps


The scale split flaps are another nice feature adding to the realism of the model.

Molded Plastic On Intakes


Plastic intakes not only create a clean look but are functional in protecting the leading edge of the intakes from damage.

Large Scale
Robust Main Gears

Robust Main Gears


The gears are a robust metal spring-loaded for both pavement and grass.

Inrunner Motor Preinstalled


A highly efficient inrunner brushless motor is pre-installed, providing a top speed in excess of 100mph / 160kph!

Inrunner Motor Preinstalled
CG Mark Pre-Molded

CG Mark Pre-Molded


The CG mark has been pre-molded into the model for your convenience.

Brass Ball Links


Positive control is afforded by strong servos and brass ball links that reduce slop in the control armature.   

Servo Covers Throughout
Nylon Hinges Throughout

Nylon Hinges Throughout


Nylon hinges throughout the model for durability.

Removable Tip Tanks


The tip tanks are easily removable for transport.

Removable Tip Tanks

Features:

  • Model officially licensed by Lockheed Martin
  • Painted in the USAF 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron "Black Knights" livery
  • 9 blade EDF with 3658-1920KV Inrunner brushless motor for incredible efficiency and performance
  • Split flaps, clean gear door profile and other scale details throughout
  • Durable metal gear for both paved and grass surfaces
  • Preinstalled ball linkage and decals
  • Removable tip tanks for ease of transport

Includes:

  • Freewing T-33 Shooting Star USAF 80mm EDF Jet - PNP
  • Brushless motor, servos and ESC preinstalled
  • Instruction manual

Requires:

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 1 hour

Model Scale

1/10 Scale

Wingspan

1350mm / 53in

Length

1200mm /47in

Weight

2300g / 81oz (w/o battery)

CG (Center of Gravity)

95mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root

Power System

6S 3658-1920KV Inrunner Motor (included)

Electronic Speed Control

100A with 5A UBEC (included)

Propeller / EDF

80mm 9-Blade EDF (included)

Servos

9g Digital Metal Gear Standard Servos

Landing Gear

Electronic retractable aluminum trailing link (included)

Required Battery

6S 22.2V 4000-6000mAh LiPo with EC5 Connector (required)

Required Radio

6+ Channel (required)

Ailerons

Yes

Elevator

Yes

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Nylon

Material

EPO Foam

Skill Level

Intermediate

Build Time

1 Hour

Recommended Environment

Outdoors

Product Videos

Product Spare Parts

Freewing Connector Wire FJ2151118
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RL
03/15/2020
Robert L.
United States United States
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Freewing T-33 Shooting Star USAF 80mm EDF Jet - PNP

Built but not flown yet, a beautiful kit.

WM
03/10/2020
William M.
United States United States
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Could be better

Got as a gift. My first EDF. One of my all-time favorite Jets. It's a great-looking model that is brought down by the fact that the landing gear system is, in fact, "sprung" but provides no actual benefit to flight ops due to the fact that the springs are so rigid. This model has, in essence, fixed gear. Examination of the main gear ops reveals that there are serious issues involving the gear arms engaging the doors with the slightest movement and having the potential for future failures. I believe Freewing purposely installed these rigid springs to actually prevent movement of the main gear when they discovered, perhaps late in the design/production phase, that this was a flaw. This was likely the most expedient and least costly fix and Freewing can still claim the model has "sprung gear". There is really no option for the buyer to correct this, other than to change to softer wheels for more cushioning, or by replacing the stock struts with something else. Very unfortunate as flight reviews are so positive. It's amazing that no one has mentioned this very obvious issue, but I guess that's because most hobbyists these days don't really pay that much attention. I also personally find it very annoying that Freewing has elected to use thread locker on many of the screws, making maintenance or parts replacement unnecessarily difficult-to-impossible. A good start Freewing, but you will have to do better before I would buy another Freewing product. A more in-depth discussion of these issues can be seen on RC Groups under Wmetcalf.

HL
03/09/2020
Harold L.
United States United States
T33

Well, I have 6 flights on her and she flies so good. I really like the T-33 when I was in the Air Force. Freewing has a winner here.

AK
03/08/2020
ALBERT K.
United States United States
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FLAWLESS

WENT TOGETHER EASILY AND ON MAIDEN FLIGHT THIS IS THE ONLY PLANE OUT OF 103 I HAVE THAT DID NOT REQUIRE ANY TRIM AT ALL. GREAT LOOPS AND ROLLS AND SUPER STEADY AT ALL SPEEDS. WELL WORTH THE WAIT FOR THIS BEAUTY

WW
03/08/2020
william w.
United States United States
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Freewing T-33

This plane was perfect out of the box, well packaged with each part encased in a clear plastic bag for protection. Went together very easily can’t wait for spring

TR
03/08/2020
Timothy R.
United States United States
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Terrific T-Bird

This plane is a lot of fun. Wide speed envelope allows for easy landings, for a jet. It has an awesome presence in the air with those giant tip tanks. The gear door actuation is simple (no servo's) and works well. I have 4 Freewing EDF's and this one is my favorite.

RW
03/07/2020
Robert W.
United States United States
T - 33

What a sweet flyer. I read all the reviews and were they so correct. CG is very important for really good landings. I fly HRB 5000 6s bats and needed to move back a touch further than stated but boy did it make a difference on flaring at landing. Top quality plane and looks great in the air. It flys as nice as my 1200mm F 86. Motion RC has yet another super winner.

JK
03/04/2020
John K.
United States United States
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Freewing T33

As always Motion RC provides us with an exceptional product. This plane assembled quick and looks great. Watch the Motion R C T-33 build video with James and you cannot go wrong. Also a shout out to Andrew, of Motion RC Customer Support, who was very helpful on information given to me on receiver placement and the suggestion to use the Admiral 6 channel Stabilization Gyro receiver as he has in his T-33. Cannot go wrong with Motion RC customer Support, because these people are also RC Flyers' that Fly the product the support. Thanks Motion RC!!--John K

BS
02/29/2020
Bill S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
T33

Nicely finished, went together easily. Havn't flown yet due to bad weather.

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