From Pearl Harbor through 1942, the F4F Wildcat was the only U.S. fighter in the Pacific theater capable of thwarting the advances of Japan’s naval air forces. And though it was slower and less maneuverable than the vaunted Zero, the rugged Wildcat helped a skilled pilot overcome the performance gap and live to fight another day.
The classic ParkZone F4F 1.0m Wildcat parkflyer returns as a great flying warbird you can enjoy almost anywhere. Modeled after a plane flown by Lieutenant Commander Edward “Butch” O’Hare—the U.S. Navy’s first flying ace—a legendary warbird comes to life with authentic detail such as a realistic paint scheme, simulated engine and cowl flaps, molded wheels tucked into the fuselage and more. Its flight performance is equally impressive thanks to the full 4-channel control and ample power provided by its 480-size brushless motor system.
Approximate Flight Time: 7–10 minutes
CG (Center of Gravity): 1-7/8 in (47mm) back from LE of wing at root +/- 1/8 in (3mm)
Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
Control Throw (Ailerons): 8mm (low rate) 11mm (high rate)
Control Throw (Elevator): 9mm (low rate) 13mm (high rate)
Control Throw (Rudder): 11mm (low rate) 14mm (high rate)
Flying Weight: 25.4 oz (720g)
Landing Gear: No
Motor Size: 480-sized 960Kv brushless outrunner (installed)
Wingspan: 38.4 in (975mm)
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