Jim Ryan's 1/14 scale F8F Bearcat as featured in the January 1999 edition of Model Airplane News magazine. Like its Hellcat stablemate, it's an easy to build warbird of balsa and foam construction. It's designed for a 6V Speed 400 motor on 7 or 8 cells. It can also be powered by a small brushless motor. With it's clean lines and generous stab area, the Bearcat carves through maneuvers just like the original "Jelly Bean".
The short kit includes laser-cut balsa and plywood parts, a pre-drilled balsa nose/cowl block, vacuum-formed canopy, and full-size printed plans. As with all our Jim Ryan kits, wings are not included - you can cut wings from foam using templates included on the plans or you can order them pre-cut from from Eureka Aircraft. See the Information tab for a link and for tips on building foam wings.
Wing Area: 170 square inches
Weight RTF: 18 ounces
Brushless Power: 2000Kv 100-watt brushless system, APC 7 X 5E prop, 2200-2S Lipo battery, micro radio gear.