Joining FMS' growing 1.4m span EPO warbird range, Grumman's F6F Hellcat will be a welcome addition. As you'll no doubt be aware, the aircraft was carrier based and introduced in early 1943. It proved to be very successful against the Japanese A6M Zero, its 2000HP Pratt & Whitney radial givving the heavily armed and protected machine the upper hand.
FMS have chosen the tri-colour scheme which helps pilots with orientation while user feedback has been taken on board through a number of improvements compared to previous releases – notably a stiffer wing and re-inforced control surfaces.
UK distributor CML says "this aircraft is a super smooth and stable platform and seems to fly and present much larger than its compact 1400mm span. It rewards the pilot with responsive control surfaces and has great energy retention. Hucking the Hellcat is a real pleasure and its effortless performance allows it to perform big loops, rolls and half-cuban manoeuvres".
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The model features a removable auxiliary tank and is complemented by pre-fitted main gear and tail retracts. With a factory fitted power system and servos, your receiver and battery is all that's required to fly. Look out for the RCM&E review soon.
Name: Grumman F6F Hellcat
Model type: EPO, ready-to-fly warbird
Manufactured by: FMS
UK distributor: CML Distribution, www.cmldistribution.co.uk
Wingspan: 1.4m (55")
Length: 1.1m (43")
Power system: Brushless outrunner, 50 Amp ESC with 4 Amp SBEC
Retracts: Twist and turn electronic worm drive retracts and retractable tail gear
Flaps: Centre and outboard flaps with integral stiffener
Tri-colour camouflage scheme
Full panel line detailing
Cowl flaps (air outlets)
Three-blade scale prop
Scale prop hub assembly
Fully Detailed Resin Cowl inc Dummy radial
Factory applied decals
Auxillary fuel tank (detachable)
REQUIRED TO FLY
6-channel transmitter and receiver
4S 3300-4000mAh Li-Po battery