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, its heavier armor, self-sealing fuel tanks and rugged airframe could often help a skilled pilot overcome this performance gap and live to fight another day.
ParkZone brings the legendary Wildcat to life with this great flying Plug-N-Play park flyer modeled after a plane flown by Lieutenant Commander Edward “Butch” O’Hare – the U.S. Navy’s first flying ace. Scale touches include a realistic paint scheme, simulated engine cylinders 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 brushless motor.
Best of all, you can have this Plug-N-Play® version ready to fly in minutes. All you need is a 4-channel full range or park flyer transmitter and receiver, a 3S 11.1V 1300mAh to 2200mAh Li-Po battery, and a 3S Li-Po charger.
This plane is awesome!! I've been flying for about 6 months now and this is the first large plane I have tried. It is very easy to fly and very smooth. It will almost launch itself from your hand. Great flyer/value for first large size plane...
This is a great flying war plane. It flies very well in the wind. I purchased the bigger 1800 Li-po and it flies about 10 mins at full throttle and around 15 minutes with less throttle. It is very durable for a belly lander. The price is very reasonable for what you get. I just love this plane and would recommend as a good starter plane.
I ordered my F4F Wildcat PNP from Horizon’s Amazon site because HobbyZone had it listed as being out-of-stock. I see now that it’s back, and that’s a good thing because this is a fantastic little airplane! It takes maybe 10 minutes to assemble, and flies perfectly! It goes where you point it and stays there until you decide otherwise. For a model that costs so little, this airplane flies as well or better than airplanes costing 2 or 3 times as much. If you use a small battery such as a 1300 mah, you can fly super-slow, but wonderfully stable. Using something like a 2200 will require a bit more speed and a little up-elevator trim, but it still flies like it’s on rails. Loops, rolls, hammerheads, and any other warbird maneuvers you can think of are all easily handled by the Wildcat. The fact that it has no landing gear - it’s a belly-lander - is actually a big time asset. Just bring it in about eye-level and cut the power. It’ll settle down onto the grass, and you won’t have to worry about goobering the landing gear because there is none! Of course, you don’t want to do that on a paved runway, but for a grass-lander, it can’t be beat!
I only gave it a “3” for durability because the cowl is a bit fragile. Yes, I found out the hard way. Other than that, the plane seems pretty tough.
If you’re looking for an all around fun airplane that can be tossed into the back seat of just about any car, but is much easier to see than a UMX plane, not to mention much less fragile, for the same price as most UMX planes, the F4F Wildcat is just what you need. I can’t say enough about this airplane. Buy one now, and order an extra cowl or two, just in case, and use 2” wide packing tape to strengthen the inside of it.
I have 40+ planes including bigger, heavier, faster Warbirds with flaps and retracts. They also want asphalt and faster landing speeds. I do have asphalt available but with curbs and light poles. I also have a 3X soccer field with always cut grass. The Lil' Wildcat is great for hand launch and belly lands with ease. It flies 7-10 minutes on a 2200. It also takes up very little room in my car. I am super happy with the Wildcat.
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