Enter to Win - FMS A-10 Thunderbolt II PNP!!!

A plane so cool that we decided we had to have a contest for it! Check out the FMS A10, and share your best Warthog Face...


Make your A-10 face for a chance to win!

When I saw this plane announced I immediately wrote FMS to see if they wanted to give the A-10 Thunderbolt II away in a contest. "YES!" is what they replied! When I let Matt Gunn know that the contest was a go, he said he had a killer idea on how RCGroups users could enter. So read on to find out how to enter to win this FMS plane that retails for $459.99!!

FMS TWIN 70MM A-10 is coming (2 min 41 sec)

How to Enter

We want to see your best A-10 selfie! That's right, show us your Warthog teeth! Attach a photo of you making the "A-10 smile" and you are entered to win!

A-10 Shark Teeth History

The Warthog has kept the tradition of nose art alive. After WWII most nose art fell by the wayside. The Warthog's tiger-shark teeth was actually reserved for one unit, the 23rd Fighter Group. Nicknamed the “Flying Tigers,” the 23rd’s teeth are a reference back to its heritage flying P-40 Warhawks in WWII. There are other variations that adorn other A-10 aircraft but the teeth are what most people think of. The reason being, they are super tough!!

The Rules

  • Post a photo of yourself impersonating the nose of an A-10
  • Contest will run: 1/25/17 until 2/26/17
  • The winner will be picked randomly on 2/27/17

The A-10 Face!

Here are some toothy grins from the RCGroups team as an example of what we are looking for...

About the FMS A-10 Warthog

From FMS

FMS is proud to bring you this highly detailed twin ducted fan version of the A-10 Warthog. It incorporates many new and advanced construction and assembly features such as the optimized screw based assembly, ball links and a heavy duty wing spar and latest multi-connect technology. The “Hog” assembles quickly. In addition, the A-10 uses our newest locked-rotor mode e-retract system coupled with our refined and oriented CNC-processed metal landing gear set for resisting those not-too-perfect landings. The power system uses our new and improved twin 70mm 12-blade EDF V2, KV1850 inner-running motor system that provides tremendous power and speed when couple with a 6S battery.


  • Powerful twin inrunner motors with the latest 70mm 12-blade EDF, plus the high-quality Predator 70A ESC
  • Super high scale detail throughout:
  • Scaled CNC-processed metal landing gear set
  • Detachable bomb and missile set
  • Pilot figure
  • Panel lines and rivets
  • The latest high-brightness LED set
  • The latest locked-rotor mode E-retract with overcurrent protection
  • Multi-connector for one-step installation
  • Metal digital servos for excellent controlling capacity
  • Bearings in the wheel hubs for better performance
  • Button Type canopy hatch
  • Large battery compartment
  • Pre-installed, newly designed ball link style control horns for more throw.



  • Wingspan 1500mm/59.1in
  • Overall Length 1368mm/53.9in
  • Flying Weight Around 4100g
  • Motor Size Inner running Brushless 2860 KV1850 x 2
  • ESC 70A x 2
  • Servo 17g metal digital Servo x 4, 9g metal digital Servo x 5
  • Radio 6 Channel
  • CG (center of gravity) 80-85mm (From Leading Edge)
  • Prop Size /
  • Recommended Battery Li-Po 22.2V 5000mAh 45C
  • Aileron Yes
  • Elevator Yes
  • Rudder Yes
  • Flaps Yes
  • Retracts Yes
  • Approx. Flying Duration 4 minutes
  • Minimum Age Recommendation 14+
  • Experience Level Intermediate
  • Recommended Environment Outdoor
  • Assembly Time 30 minutes
  • Is Assembly Required Yes
  • Material Durable EPO
  • Package Options PNP
  • Requires PNP Requires Radio System, Battery and Charger

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Jan 25, 2017, 12:15 PM
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Starting off!
Jan 25, 2017, 01:17 PM
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Here you go.
Jan 25, 2017, 01:26 PM
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Do puppy selfies count!
Jan 25, 2017, 01:44 PM
Foam abuser!
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Love the warthog grin!

Jan 25, 2017, 01:59 PM
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Jan 25, 2017, 02:03 PM
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Here's my best.
Jan 25, 2017, 02:12 PM
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Real Warthog face
Jan 25, 2017, 02:38 PM
You're killin' me Smalls
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Warthog. Go ugly early.
Jan 25, 2017, 02:43 PM
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Jan 25, 2017, 02:53 PM
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here's mine!

here's my imitation!
Jan 25, 2017, 03:29 PM
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A-10 contest

Hope this the right spot
Jan 25, 2017, 03:40 PM
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Oh Yeah
Jan 25, 2017, 03:41 PM
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Hey guys, here is my grin for the A10!
Jan 25, 2017, 03:43 PM
Douglas Buzby
WartHoggin it!

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