After three flying seasons, this plane was taken out of service. Due to the limited power of the two EDFs, the length of the longest runway of our field was sometimes not sufficient.
Warbird (Irak and Afghanistan) jet A-10 Warthog Thunderbird II from Freewing with 2×12 blades 64 mm EDF. This is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF). Commonly referred to by its nicknames Warthog or Hog.
Made a separate central compartment with an access opening for the RX. Applied weathering and improved visibility with red and black wingtips. Put on a bigger landing gear to make this plane suitable for grass fields. Added Spektrum airspeed, temperature ESCs, flight voltage and power telemetry. Installed Spektrum 9 Ch with AS3X gyro technology RX. Modified the ESC bay for better cooling and installed a temperature sensor. Upgraded the 5 blades Freewing EDF units to 64mm 12 blades with outrunner 3300KV motors. Changed all connection screws with bolt and nut connections to easy and reliable dismount and mounting of the wings and the EDF turbines for easy maintenance and transport. Improved the fixation of the elevator pushrod tubes for accuracy and safety.
Aircraft Characteristics after Modification
This Aircraft is put out of service after many flying hours. It made room for the P-38 Lightning “Betty Boop” a two-engine plane also on this Website. The plane was a bit underpowered (only 2x EDF 64mm 12 blades KV3300) and could only take off on our 60m grass runway in ideal circumstances. After recuperation of spare parts, this plane was shredded.