The Grumman F9F Cougar was basically a swept wing Panther, in fact early production versions were little more than a modified Panther airframe. The new swept wing raised the Mach Number of the Panther from 0.79 to 0.86 for the Cougar but the plane came too late for Korea and the Cougar was quickly relegated to less glamorous roles, some even being converted to target drones. However, the F9F-8 version shown was the ultimate version of the Cougar, being purely a fighter and heavily armed with both Cannon and up to six missles as shown on this superb scale model.
This very scale looking EPO model very much does the Cougar justice. The very powerful alloy EDF unit is pre-fitted and supplies lots of thrust, performance is superb on 4s with plenty of vertical and it sounds amazing. Nice quality all metal retracts with sprung legs are pre-fitted for you and connected to powerful servo's. All the other high torque servos are pre-fitted, as is the fully programmable ESC and UBEC which gives the option of 4.8v or 6v output to the RX.
This is a quality scale model that is a little more involved than your average Plug N Fly in terms of build, but the reward for the RC pilot is one of the best flying foam models in the 70mm class.
Flying Weight: 1350g
EDF: Alloy 68mm with 2850 880w Brushless inrunner 3575kv (Static Thrust on 4s - 1450g)
ESC: 60A OPTO
Servo: 8 x 9g High Torque
Comprehensive Decal Sheet
Your Own 5~6 Channel TX/RX
3300mAh 4s ~ 4000mAh 4s Lipoly Battery
Hmotnost ( g )
This jet flys very scale , fast , heavy, and has a little tail waggle in crosswinds. I am using zippy 4000 40C , stuffed all the way into the nose , using the factory C of G . I launch on a bungee cart with the gear retracted , to land I dive towards the field and drop the gear , then bleed out all the airspeed as I lower the EDF power , touch down on the rear gear and hold my flare until the nose drops. So far everything has worked perfectly. Note the elevator is really small (scale ) , so watch out it in turns where your airspeed is slow. never fly this bird below 60pcnt throttle , it needs speed!Beautiful Jet , fan is balanced , retracts needed some adjustment and some extra glue and support on the servos. It appears to have already had a coat of clear . I added two more coats or water borne urethane today after final assembly( speed and durability) . Note,no pilot or glue included . This is the best quality plane I have bought from HobbyKing