FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat Assembly & Flight Review

Another Grumman Cat?  Heck YES!

When I learned about the new FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat coming to market, I knew that it was going to be a must have for me!   At 1600mm wingspan, the size is great being able to transport in one piece reasonably with a price that is pretty hard to beat for what you get.  The truth is, the Tigercat has always been a favorite of mine.  There’s just something about two Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp engines singing through the air while pulling around the skinniest airplane you can fit a pilot into that screams awesomeness!  The cool thing with this model too is that it is in fact officially licensed by Northrop-Grumman and was designed from much of the original Grumman data.  So, it doesn’t get much more scale than that; pulling the airplane from the box, there’s definitely no disputing the shape on it!

I hate to say it, but this is actually Tigercat #2 in my hangar.  In case you missed it, a while back I put together a discussion on How to Setup Multi-Electrics and the subject of that article was an 82″ wingspan ASM Tigercat which flies incredible.  Well, spoiler alert, this FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat flies just as sweet! 🙂

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ASSEMBLY REVIEW

For the size of the airplane, the FlightLine RC F7F-3 Tigercat actually comes in a reasonably sized box.  They’ve done a good job at reducing it down and getting it Continue reading

AMA Show Announcement and Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat Giveaway

poster-west-01We have a quick post this week as I have two announcements!  One of my go to events every year is the AMA West RC Expo at the Ontario Convention center.  Well, the Academy of Model Aeronautics has graciously asked if I would be a presenter at the show this year.  So I will be at the expo all weekend long sharing my story with you, my background and why I started this site.  Plus we’ll have a nice display of jets including my Scale Masters winning Mirage IIIRS.  So, I want to encourage you guys to come on out to the event and stop by and say hi!  I love meeting you guys and it’s going to be an awesome weekend.  The dates for the event are January 6-8.

For the second announcement, we are doing our first giveaway!  A while back I reviewed the Eleven Hobby Bearcat and so we are giving that review airplane away.  To enter, all you have to do is to watch the above video and follow the instructions below.  There are bearcat-14multiple chances to win, so be sure to take advantage of each one!  The winner will be chosen on January 9 and I will be announcing the winner Tuesday January 10 which is the Tuesday after the AMA expo so be sure to share this video and get the word out!  It’s a free airplane and it’s completely free to enter.

I look forward to seeing you guys at the AMA Expo!

The RC Geek Eleven Hobby F8F Bearcat Giveaway