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Posted by xplaneguy | Dec 28, 2016 @ 11:15 PM | 15,548 Views
Here's a few more videos of the New Freewing Twin 80mm A-10 Thunderbolt II (Prototype) coming early 2017 from Motion RC.

Freewing Twin 80mm A-10 - Prototype Flight Testing (8 min 16 sec)

Freewing Twin 80mm A-10 Prototype - Flight Test (5 min 38 sec)
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Posted by xplaneguy | Dec 25, 2016 @ 03:39 PM | 16,814 Views
Here's a photos of the NEW Freewing 6S-Pro 70mm F-16 V2 from Motion RC. I just finished assembling this stunning model and very impressive with the fit, finish and awesome scale detail of the V2. Once again, Freewing and Motion RC have done it again with this affordable F-16 on both 4S and 6S power options.

https://www.motionrc.com/products/fr...mm-edf-jet-pnp

Freewing has modeled this brilliant aircraft in EPO foam with a 70mm electric ducted fan (EDF) power system. With a 1306mm length and 878mm wingspan, this 1/12 scale flying replica including many exciting features! An accurate scale outline with sharp surface details and panel lines make this model stand out at your airfield. Removable main wings and a magnetic nose cone make transport very convenient. The cockpit battery bay cover is secured with a sliding latch to prevent separation during flight, and the entire aircraft is reinforced with strategic placement of carbon tubes to withstand vigorous flying maneuvers. A control board helps to consolidate all the wiring for a clean battery bay. For pilots who want an extra “scale” touch, an optional ordnance set is sold separately, containing two AIM-120 AMRAAM and two AGM-88 HARM missiles.

The Freewing 70mm F-16C V2 features electric retractable landing gear for lower drag and better scale appearance during flight. This versatile jet is offered in three different powerplant options: 4s Standard, 6s Professional and ARF PLUS for those who want to put their own...Continue Reading
Posted by xplaneguy | Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:03 PM | 15,984 Views
Here's a couple of videos recorded by Pilot Evelyn showing the incredible flight performance and stability of the NEW Freewing 80mm A-10 Prototype, coming soon to Motion RC. Truly an awesome flying jet and a must for any pilot looking for a very scale A-10 with outstanding features and comfortable/forgiving flying characteristics. Kudos to the Freewing/Motion RC Team!
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...Thunderbolt-II

Freewing 80mm A-10 Thunderbolt II (Prototype) - Dec. 11, 2016 (3 min 58 sec)


Freewing 80mm A-10 (Prototype) & LX 70mm A-10 Formation (3 min 18 sec)
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Posted by xplaneguy | Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:09 AM | 15,932 Views
AWESOME! AWESOME!! AWESOME!!! As an old A-10 maintenance guy and Desert Storm Veteran, this model and the efforts by all who've made it possible are greatly appreciated.

Today, I flew the "Prototype" Freewing 80mm A-10 four times and it is the BEST foamy A-10 ever produced....PERIOD!!! Excellent vertical on the twin 80mm power system, robust landing gear which can handle some rough terrain...(I purposely drove it off road), smooth handling in both slow and high speed flight envelopes, and painless 2 minute breakdown for easy transport. The Freewing 80mm A-10 is easy to fly, forgiving, predictable, comfortable, grooves, very scale, and has realistic presence in the air and on the ground. Get ready for an A-10 that ranks far above the rest. As local pilots watched our flights, we were told and kept hearing, "I will be getting this model!" or "I'll take it home for you!"

Over the coming weeks, I'll be posting more photos and videos as Evelyn and I evaluate this prototype at our unimproved runway and other sites here in Southern California. The Freewing/Motion RC Team have brought all of us some incredible models over the past few years and this A-10 ranks very high on that list.

Special thanks to our good friend Alpha and the entire Motion RC/Freewing Team for allowing us to evaluate/fly these amazing models.

Best,
Tony & Evelyn
Posted by xplaneguy | Dec 02, 2016 @ 12:20 PM | 16,186 Views
Here's some photos of the Hobby King Le Petit ARF. The model is impressive and a great candidate for 1/2A conversion. The only issue I've experienced was a pushrod not glued. The aluminum rod goes into a carbon fiber square and has shrink tube over the point where they meet. One pushrod had no CA and was moving as I was connecting the elevator clevis to the horn. I recommend pulling the pushrods out and checking them.

ARF PNP:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/bi-plane-pnp.html

ARF Kit:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/bi-plane-kit.html

This is a great model for the price. I like it so much that I bought a few more kit versions and plan to recover them in different schemes.

Hoping to test fly this PNP electric version when the wind calms, currently blowing at 25-35 mph.

My next one will be a conversion to a Cox .049 with throttle sleeve.

Best,
Tony