The Grumman F8F Bearcat (affectionately called "Bear") was an American single-engine naval fighter aircraft of the 1940s. It went on to serve into the mid-20th century in the United States Navy and other air forces such as the the French Air force and Royal Thai Air force. Take a piece of history to your airfield with F8F Bearcat and experience thrill of an aviation era gone by.
Specifications Wingspan: 35 in Length : 27.6 in Weight : 22 oz Wing area : 232 sq in
Requires Motor : TR 35-30 Servo : 3 x 16g Battery: 2200MAH 3S1P ESC: 40Amp Radio: 4 Channel
Hello Frank at Hobby king< I would like to purchase the f8f Bearkit kit, Are there build instructions on the HK site I can download and if so where? Tks John Montgomery AL. USA, I am a pretty good assembler with a guide, I would be lost without them on ths one Tks Again John
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This plane is awesome. I have a turnigy easy match 15 and a turnigy 45 amp esc powered by a 11.1 2200 running a 12x8 prop and i am getting around 85 mph. Quality of the plastic parts are cheap and the canopy is very fragile but overall good quality plane. Flies like a pylon racer very fun.
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Ehhhh...this model is OK. 35" makes this appealing to the parkflyer and a plastic underbelly that is adhered to the bottom of the wing will take a bit of a beating during grass landings but an EPO plane is still more resilient. Horizontal stab did not line up so i had to carve out rear fuselage to get it level. Reinforce the cowl if you want it to last. Nice touch- push rod tubes are installed but not adequately glued.
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This model is not the best value compared to other planes. On the pro side, it looks pretty, has a good amount of room for electronics, and is balsa kit. Though, cons list is must longer: The plastic parts are very thin and not trimmed at the factory. For example, you have to cut and trim the curves of the canopy yourself. Plus, the trim lines on the canopy are not what you actually need to follow. Also cons, the balsa and wood quality are not the best, the covering on mine was peeling in places, the paint is cracking and peeling off the plastic, and fit and finish overall are not that great. Most critically, the landing gear design is the old GWS style where a single piece of heavy wire is inserted into the wing in such a way that the gear support wire would rip the wing in half on a rough landing. I did not use the included gear and instead fabricated my own. In total, I spent nearly 20 build hours on this plane due to all the problems I had to fix in addition to sssembly.
In summary, this plane is “OK”, but I personally feel that there are much better models out there for the price bracket.