FlightLineRC F8F-1 Bearcat PNP - 1200mm FLW206P


The F8F “Bearcat” was Grumman’s last piston engine fighter to conquer the skies. First taking flight in August 1944 and powered by a massive Double Wasp engine, the Bearcat’s performance was superior to many jet powered aircraft of the same era. Over 1,200 Bearcats were produced, operating around the world and participating in conflicts from Korea to Vietnam. The F8F also served from 1946-1948 with the Blue Angels, the US Navy’s premier flight demonstration squadron, and set the foundation for generations of inspiring excellence by Blue Angel pilots. In 2016, FlightLineRC commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Blue Angels by presenting this electric flying model to inspire new generations to appreciate the historic F8F Bearcat. This is the only RC Bearcat that is officially licensed by Northrop Grumman.

FlightLineRC presents an exciting 1/9 scale flying electric replica of the F8F-1 Bearcat. This EPO foam model assembles easily in minutes and features a scale profile with many plastic detail parts such as spring-loaded inner gear doors, highly detailed cowl and radial engine, and removable cannon barrels. The 1200mm wingspan removable wing is easy to transport and strategic carbon reinforcements provide lightweight strength. The Bearcat’s magnetic hatch reveals a large battery compartment that can also accommodate a flight stabilization gyro (sold separately). Cooling airflow is channeled over the battery and ESC compartment. Large flaps help stabilize the aircraft for very slow and controlled landings to accomplish that perfect carrier landing!

Scale power is provided by a 3748-580KV brushless motor with 4-blade scale propeller, which provides impressive vertical climbing power and 120kph/75mph level speed on a 4s battery. The Bearcat is optimized for satisfying scale performance and extended flight times of 6-7 minutes on the Admiral 2500mAh, or up to 8 minutes with throttle management using the Admiral 4s 4000mAh. An optional High Performance Power System Set provides 147kph/87.5mph level speed and increased vertical performance with slightly shorter flight times.

FlightLineRC’s F8F-1 Bearcat is a suitable aircraft for novice warbird pilots to advanced pilots. Its 490mm wide landing gear stance provides stable ground handling especially on grass when compared to other aircraft with narrower gear stances or smaller wheels. The power to weight ratio also allows for most any acrobatic maneuver you can imagine, yet the Bearcat’s large wing and flying surfaces are most conducive to stable, scale flight, for an overall relaxing flying experience. Landing under power with full flaps can yield a very short landing length, which is ideal for pilots flying in confined areas.

The FlightLineRC F8F-1 Bearcat arrives completely painted in dark blue, with green gear wells. Included inside the box are two optional decal sets:

Blue Angels Demonstration Team, 1946 (including our special 70 anniversary decal)
US Naval Reserve, Olathe, Kansas, 1948


Model officially licensed by Northrop Grumman
Removable main wing/elevator for easy transport
Efficient motor for speeds up to 120kph/75mph and 6+ minute flight times
Intuitive internal structural design for optimized cooling of all electronics in the fuselage from the nose to the tail
Large cabin space for easy placement of the battery and radio equipment
Built-in flat spot near the CG for optimal placement of a gyro (optional, sold separately)
Improved spinner and propeller mounting design to enable better balance
Optional upgrade complete nylon hinge set included in each box for free
Tall foam rubber 65mm diameter main wheels and additional forward rake angle for operating on short grass runways
Electric retractable landing gear with metal trunions, metal reinforcement plate and 4mm steel wire struts
Optional two bladed propeller Sport Power System (sold separately) to achieve speeds up to 147kph/87.5mph

FlightLineRC F8F-1 Bearcat 1200mm (47") Wingspan - (PNP)
Motor, ESC, servos and retracts pre-assembled


Minimum 6 Channel Radio (7 Channel required if using an optional gyro)
6 Channel Receiver
4 Cell 14.8V 2500mAh to 4000mAh LiPo battery with T Connector
Lipo Battery Charger

Additional Information

Manufacturer FlightLineRC


Wingspan: 1200mm / 47in
Length: 1085mm / 42.7in
Flying Weight: 1550g / 54oz
CG (Center of Gravity) 80mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root

Power System:
3748-580Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor (Stock scale power system)

Electronic Speed Control: 60A Brushless with T connector

Propeller / EDF: 12x7 4 Blade Propeller / 12x8 2 Blade Propeller High Performance Version (optional)

9g standard with 550mm lead: left aileron, right aileron
9g reverse with 300mm lead: left flap
9g standard with 300mm lead: right flap
9g metal gear standard with 300mm lead: rudder, elevator
Landing Gear Electric retracts with metal trunions

Required Battery: 4 Cell 14.8V 2500mAh to 4000mAh LiPo battery with T Connector

Required Radio:

6+ Channel 2.4GHz
Ailerons: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Rudder: Yes
Flaps: Split Flaps
Lights: No
Hinge Type: Foam hinges except nylon hinges on flaps
Material: EPO Foam
Skill Level: Intermediate
Build Time: 2 Hours
Recommended Environment Outdoor, minimum 200 foot runway, pavement recommended, less than 1" tall smooth grass