Flite Test Grumman G-44 Widgeon Seaplane
- 7.20 LBS
Flite Test Grumman G-44 Widgeon Seaplane
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The Flite Test Widgeon came into reality because of our love for it’s beautiful lines, amazing history, and incredible versatility. We designed this aircraft to compliment almost any pilot’s hangar both in flight characteristics and its wide range of use. With the FT Widgeon, you will have the benefits of being able to take off the ground, water, or snow using the removable landing gear or flying off the reinforced plastic hull. The large open fuselage leaves plenty of room for FPV gear, advanced electronics, or a wide range of batteries making it a fantastic choice to be flown as an FPV platform. The FT Widgeon also assembles with no glue or tape. The whole aircraft assembles with the use of magnets and locking pins. Keeping with the vision around our full PNP line, we made sure to make all the electronics accessible for both modification and servicing. Flying the FT Widgeon will be a rewarding experience for both the intermediate and advanced pilots. The twin motors provide great thrust with no torque or pitching issues. The newer pilot will love this as a first experience for flying off the water with the use of the large water rudder and reinforced hull. This allows for smooth transition off the water and the ability to easily taxi back to shore. Once in the air, the FT Widgeon is gentle and predictable. The advanced pilot will love the ability to use differential thrust to make this classic design do crazy aerobatics like flat spins and pinwheels. Combine this aircraft with the FT Aura 5 and experience stabilized flight along with amazing features like launch assist and level assist for our beginner and FPV pilots. Our desire is that the FT Widgeon will be an amazing addition to your hangar and an aircraft that will always grow with you in your RC Journey.
Quick Assembly: This plane quickly assembles and disassembles using magnets and push pins
Optional Landing Gear: The landing gear quickly attaches and removes. Steerable tail wheel and water rudder
Navigation Lights: There are pre-installed LED navigation lights on this aircraft
- Wingspan: 1200mm
- Length: 965mm
- Flying Weight: 1156g
- Motor: 2x 1250kv
- ESC: 2x 30a Speed Controllers
- Propellers: 2x 8x6 3-Blade Props
- Servos: 4x 9g Servos
Required to Complete:
- Transmitter: Minimum 4 Channel
- Receiver: Minimum 4 Channel
- Battery: 1800mah 11.1v Lipo Battery w/XT-60 Connector
I loved the way this plane was packaged. The Flite Test Grumman Widgeon is a really good looking model. I did have a problem on the maiden flight with CG; it seems to close to tail heavy and it really does not like to fly tail heavy. Err on the side of nose heavy and work your way back bit by bit. Rudder isn’t attached too well to the vertical stabilizer, at least on the example I got. Mine came loose on the hard maiden flight flop landing. There was only one flimsy thin tape (besides the foam hinge holding it on. I repaired it with three fiberglass hinge tapes and thin CA glue. I can forgive all that, but can’t overlook the lack of spare props. 8x6x3 CW/CCW props are not easy to find. One LED in the wing would not illuminate. I tried reversing polarity thinking it might be the problem, but nojoy. Price is really good for this quality. I’m looking forward to another flight if I can ever get the props replaced.
I bought two of these last year. Sadly I am yet to actually fly. One I bought has something wrong with one of the motors. You may be wondering why the 5 star review. As for the defective one, I am in email correspondence with Flite Test currently and I have full confidence they will take care of me. I may not have any flight time on this plane yet but I have completed my first water taxi and test runs. Just taking off for 10' or so. Handles great in the water. I do not recommend this plane for land. Packaging is great, scale is great, love the wing bolt amd the plane is roomy in the nose. Hard to beat the price for what you get.
Just bought it at flitefest Ohio and man. This thing is amazing. First off I started off with a 3s 2800mah instead of a 1800mah and it works perfectly like it was made for that. Second: over ten minutes of flight time. Damn!!!!!! Wheels are a bit too short/small and the front rubs the ground when it rotates. The leds are…..leds but still like them on it. Thank you for also including the floats and not needing to buy it separately. Box is perfect and is like legos to reuse and store it. Foam and paint does seem a bit delicate but it is what it is. Will make it have differential soon