Version Info: This is the KIT+ version for pilots who wish to install their own power system. All primary electronics including servos and landing gear come pre-installed, just add your own power system (EDF, motor, and ESC) to begin flying.
The A-4 Skyhawk commands a beloved place in aviation history. Designed by the famed Ed Heinemann for Douglas Aircraft in the 1950s, the A-4 was optimized as a multi-role aircraft that used its low weight, high maneuverability, and straightforward reliability to lethal advantage. Despite absorbing the highest combat loss rate in the Vietnam War, A-4 crews fearlessly executed their missions with bravery and valor. The Skyhawk`s nearly 70 year history of distinguished service and its continued operation to this day is testament to the timelessness of "Heinemann`s Hotrod."
To honor this beloved aircraft, Freewing proudly offer the Freewing 80mm A-4E/F Skyhawk! The biggest mass produced foam electric PNP A-4 in the world, this flying model is powered by a 3530-1850kv brushless outrunner motor and 12 blade EDF ducted fan, achieving a top speed of 95 mph/150kph using the recommended 6s 4000mAh-5000mAh battery. Nearly the same scale as Freewing`s popular MiG-21, Freewing`s A-4 is part of our “big 80” series and like the MiG-21 was designed to accommodate a wide range of battery sizes. See the comparison photo with our Freewing twin 80mm F-14 to get a sense of the A-4`s overall displacement!
The Freewing 80mm A-4E/F Skyhawk features all new fold-and-twist retracts, with durable aluminum trailing link struts for confident operation on rough grass runways. Removable wings, flexible wing wire harnesses, and a magnetic nose cone enable quick takedown for easy transportation. In addition to the A-4`s overall scale profile fidelity, other scale details include plastic split flaps, plastic arrestor hook and cannon barrels, and plastic intakes. A complete ordnance package is also included, featuring detachable magnetic fuel tanks and AGM-12 Bullpup missiles and outer pylons, and a removable refueling probe. Plastic underside plates protect the wingtips from scratches, and the plastic capped magnetic nose cone reduces damage in the event of a nose over. The ultimate in PNP convenience, only twelve screws and one glue joint complete the primary assembly of the aircraft. Brass ball links, reliable control hardware, and digital servos provide positive control as you dominate the skies in your `Scooter`!
Adding to the model`s visual versatility, the later version avionics “hump” is also included! Attach this magnetic “hump” onto the fuselage`s upper spine to change between two variants of the Skyhawk.
We recommend the Freewing 80mm A-4E/F Skyhawk for Intermediate pilots and above with prior experience on other Freewing 80mm EDF jets, operating on paved or short cut grass runways. Flying with full ordnance and the avionics hump gives pilots a different experience than flying fully clean, so we encourage pilots to try all configurations and see what best suits their flying style. We prefer flying without the draggy fuel tanks, but with the Bullpup missiles, both for “cool” factor and for orientation. In the air, the Freewing A-4 is a balance between the Freewing F-86 and the Freewing Mirage –easy to fly yet quick to disappear! The A-4`s wing has been optimized for balanced handling and a mild stall. Like a typical delta wing, the A-4 bleeds speed in turns, and has a very fast and axial roll rate. Flaps are not needed for smooth rotation takeoffs or slow landings. See the manual for flap-to-elevator mixing to bring in your Skyhawk slow and slightly nose high for perfect landings every time! Having been developed over several years, we endeavored to create an accessible A-4 that looks the part yet is user-friendly. We think you`ll be very pleased with the result!
A portion of all proceeds from the sale of our Freewing 80mm A-4E/F Skyhawk in 2017 will be donated to the A-4 Skyhawk Association. Thank you to the pilots and crews of this magnificent aircraft!
Includes magnetic Avionics “Hump” to alternate between -E and -F variants
Powered by a 3530-1850KV outrunner motor and 12 blade EDF (required)
Optimized wing design allows for stability both in slow and high speeds
Magnetic fuel tanks and AGM-12 Bullpup missiles
All New Rotating Retracts with Trailing Link Struts
Removable wings and stabilizers for convenient transport
Removable nose cone and refueling probe
Plastic Split Flaps
Freewing A-4E-F Skyhawk EPO 940mm KIT+
EDF 80mm / Motor /ESC
6 Channel Radio
6 Channel Receiver
6 Cell 22.2V 4000 or 5000 mAh LiPo Battery with EC5 connector
6 Cell Compatible Battery Charger
Wingspan 940mm / 37in.
Length 1430mm / 56.29in.
Weight 2200g / 78oz including missiles/tanks, without battery
CG (Center of Gravity) Please refer to the manual
Power System 3530-1850KV Brushless Outrunner Motor (required)
Electronic Speed Control 100A ESC, 5A BEC, EC5 Connector (required)
EDF 80mm Metal EDF with 12 Blade Fan (required)
9g metal gear digital standard with 100mm lead : nose gear steering
9g metal gear digital standard with 300mm lead : left aileron, right aileron, left flap, right flap
9g metal gear digital standard with two 550mm leads : rudder
17g metal gear digital standard with two 550mm leads : elevator
Landing Gear Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with all metal shock absorbing struts
Required Battery 6S 22.2V 4000mAh or 5000mAh LiPo with EC5 Connector
Required Radio 6+ Channel
Hinge Type Nylon reinforced hinges
Material EPO Foam
Skill Level Intermediate/Advanced
Build Time 1-2 Hours
Recommended Environment Outdoor, 300+ foot paved runway or short manicured grass