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The famed B-24 Liberator is one of the most recognizable WWII aircraft of all time. Serving in every theater of that global conflict, the B-24 fought to bring its brave crews home through unimaginable danger. With humility and reverence, Motion RC is proud to introduce the world’s first foam electric PNP B-24 Liberator, in remembrance of the crews who gave the ultimate sacrifice and those who carry on its memory. The FlightLineB-24 Liberator is approximately 1/16.7 scale, with a 2000mm wingspan and 1230mm length, and is constructed from EPO foam and reinforced with integrated aluminum, carbon fiber, plywood, and plastic structures. Designed with input from the Collings Foundation, which operates the only flying B-24-J, “Witchcraft”.
Due to the many configurations of the real B-24, the model features modular design to allow each modeler to customize his/her model further. A magnetic nose section allows owners to quickly swap between B-24 variants, the -D (“Greenhouse” nose), and the -J (“Emerson turret” nose), and the Upper Turret on both variants and the Nose Turret on the -J variant can be panned with an optional 9g servo. Steerable tillers are pre-installed, including special provisions to fit FPV cameras in the nose with minimal modification. Waist gunner windows are left uninstalled, giving pilots the option to detail the interior and/or depict a variant with or without the windows installed. An internal wooden spine reinforces the bomb bay area, if a modeler chooses to install operating doors. An all new pilot figure sculpt depicts period accurate A-2 crew jacket, radio headset, and iconic “crusher” cap and insignia. Also for the first time at Motion RC, an optional 3D-Printed Cockpit with complete instrument panel, controls, and seats is also available as a separately purchasable upgrade.
If you have your own 3D printer, or have access to one, you can download the STL files directly at this link. (There are 20 total STL files, formatted for 3D printing included in this .ZIP file). We now offer STL files for the nose gear doors. For the left gear door STL file click here. For the right gear door STL file click here.
Despite its very large size, primary assembly of the entire aircraft is completed with only 12 screws; glue is only required for cosmetic details such as antennas and windows. A quick disconnect ribbon wire harness consolidates wiring into a central circuit board inside the fuselage. Each wing is removable with two screws, making this large aircraft extremely easy to transport.
The FlightLine B-24 uses four 3530-860kv brushless outrunner motors, 30A ESCs, 9.5 x 7 counter-rotating propellers, and a separate 5A UBEC. The recommended pair of 4s 14.8v 3000-4000mAh lipo batteries can power the aircraft in excess of 110kph/70mph, for 5-10 minutes based on a pilot’s throttle management. We prefer mid-throttle cruising for 7+ minutes of scale-style flying. The outboard motor pair and inboard motor pair are powered by separate flight batteries, allowing for powered landings in the event of one battery losing a cell. A 70mm tall nose wheel and 85mm tall main wheels provide stable operation on grass runways and split flaps aid in low speed flight and landings.
Each model includes both the -D and -J nose in the box, and includes two decal sets comprising both waterslide and matte vinyl decals. Additional decal sets are available for purchase from our partner, Callie Graphics, at www.callie-graphics.com. A main suspension strut is available as an upgrade for rough runways. With near endless personalization possibilities, the pinnacle of your warbird hangar has arrived -- The FlightLine 2000mm B-24 Liberator!
|Wingspan||2000mm / 78.74in|
|Length||1230mm / 48.4in|
|Weight||2910g / 102.64oz (w/o battery)|
|CG (Center of Gravity)||76mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root|
|Power System||Four 3530-860kv Brushless Outrunner Motors|
|Electronic Speed Control||Four 30A ESC, 5A BEC, Two XT60 Connectors|
|Propeller / EDF||9.5 x 7 Counter-Rotating|
9g hybrid gear standard with 550mm lead : nose gear steering
|Landing Gear||Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with digital metal gear steering servo|
|Required Battery||TWO 3 Cell 11.1V 5000 mAh or TWO 4 Cell 14.8V 3000 - 4000 mAh LiPo batteries with XT60 Connectors (required)|
|Required Radio||6 Channel (required)|
|Hinge Type||Mixed/Nylon Reinforced|
|Build Time||2-4 Hours|