ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model ARF
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ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model ARF

MSRP $479.95
In Stock
 
$409.00
 
Item# (ESMBF109-73BAF)
UPS Ground in the contiguous US calculated on basket page. - Must call for air shipping quotes.

 

  • Overview
  • Full Scale
  • Spare Parts

Tips for Electric Conversion:Click here to view a RCU thread on electric conversion of a Hurricane This size motor, the E-Flight Power 160 or equivalent is more than enough power for the 80" ESM planes. It can also be used with the 72" ESM planes with smaller batteries.

ESM Messerschmitt Bf 109 (Me 109) 73"

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 (Me 109), produced by ESM, is yet another top notch RC scale airplane design to excite you with both appearance and performance. ESM of China has been importing RC scale airplanes into the USA and Canada for a few years now, and in that time ESM has become recognized as a new industry leader in highly detailed, great flying, ARF's. Not only are the ESM ARF's highly detailed, and great flying, they are extremely affordable for anyone to enjoy!

The Bf 109 (Me 109), as with all of ESM's RC scale airplanes, come already painted at the factory, have pre-applied decals (which are then covered with a clear coat at the factory), have factory functional flaps (if the full scale version also had flaps), and come with one of the more complete hardware packages anywhere...including screws, rods, fuel tanks...etc.

All ESM planes are painted with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels. The high gloss paints are of course easier to clean than the low gloss. These paints can be painted over for weathering and the like.

Most ESM scale RC airplanes have poly resin fiberglass fuselages, with the wings being typical built up, and then covered with an etched polyester film, which is then painted for a perfect match! While all ESM scale RC planes come from the factory with conventional gear and wheels, ESM also offers a complete line of retracts for each individual plane, adding to the level of scale realism that all scale pilots look for in an ARF. It doesn't end there, ESM offers separately a full line of scale accessories like bombs, gear doors, pilots, external fuel tanks and more, specifically designed to help those builders who want the most realism possible, without having to spend hours designing and building all these extra scale goodies.

Here at TBM we know that things can happen, and because of this, we work very hard with ESM to provide you with many spare parts. Simply refer to your warranty for further information as to parts availability.

The ESM Bf 109 (Me 109), as with all of the ESM line of ARF scale RC airplanes, look and fly so realistically that we are confident that you will be extremely pleased !!! ESM is continually working on producing new RC scale aircraft, and most of these new offerings will be available with wingspans of 80 inches or more so that they will meet or exceed IMAA legal requirements...so be sure to come back often to see what new ARF scale RC aircraft TBM and ESM have coming out!

Wing Span: 72.5" (1841 mm)
Length: 63" (1600 mm)
Wing area: 5.92sq. ft (55 sq dm)
Wing Loading: 35.1 oz/sq. ft (85.8 g/sq. dm)
Flying Weight: 13 lbs (5.9 kg) *Weight Information
Radio: 6ch & 8 servos
Gas Engine: 26cc to 36cc (We highly recommend the PTE-36)
Glow Engine: 1.08 2 cycle or 1.20 4 cycle
Servo Recommendations: : 100 oz-sq-in minimum - HD-1501, Hitec 645MG, Hitec 5645MG, DS-8309TG

The ESM Bf 109, as with all of ESM’s scale models, is loaded with features never before found in such low priced ARF’s, resulting in highly detailed, great looks, and great flying ARF's!

The detailed fuselage is poly resin fiberglass, with scale panel lines and rivets molded right in. Wings are typical built up construction, include pre-designed cavity's and mounting blocks for optional scale retracts, and have factory constructed flaps, all of which is then factory covered with an etched polyester film. All parts are finally expertly painted right at ESM's factory, and once dry, all scale decals are pre-applied, and are then covered with a factory clear coat for protection.

All ESM planes are painted with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels. The high gloss paints are of course easier to clean than the low gloss. These paints can be painted over for weathering and the like.

The ESM Bf 109 comes from the factory with conventional gear and wheels, and one of the more complete hardware packages anywhere...including screws, rods, fuel tanks...etc. ESM also offers a complete line of retracts for each individual plane, adding to the level of scale realism that all scale pilots look for in an ARF.

Full Scale Videos:

ESMBF109-73BAF.pdf - 12.6MB

Important Addendum: Regarding CG in ESM Manuals

Designed in the 1930's by Willy Messerscht, the BF-109 (also known as the ME-109), was built in larger quantities than any other WWII fighter aircraft. From a design perspective, the BF-109 was designed to reflect speed and straight line performance, rather than maneuverability. This stood in contrast with the Supermarine Spitfire, its main adversary. It could dive quicker than the Spitfire, which had to roll before entering a dive, giving it one combat advantage. It was substantially lighter, and had a different design theory, mounting of all structural points to a strong firewall at the front of the cockpit, including the wing spars, engine mounts and landing gear. In more conventional designs these would be mounted to different points on the aircraft, with a framework distributing the load among them.

Its narrow landing gear design was intentional, as it allowed the wings to be removed for servicing, but this design choice proved dangerous as many of the aircraft were lost to ground loops on landing and take off. This problem was especially noticeable in the Junkers Jumo powered Avia S-199's produced after the war. The Israeli airforce would scramble all their other aircraft first, and land all their other aircraft first to prevent one fouling the runway. Almost 5% of BF-109's built were involved in a ground handling accident as a result of this design.

By the start of the war in 1939, the BF-109 had already been tested in combat in the Spanish Civil War, and performed admirably. The 'E' or 'Emil' version was a 1938 upgrade, mounting a Daimler engine in place of the original Jumo engine, which added an additional 300hp.

It saw substantial service during WWII and performed admirably in every theatre of the war the Germans were involved in.

The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring fighter aces of World War II: Erich Hartmann, the top scoring fighter ace of all time with 352 official victories, Gerhard Barkhorn with 301 victories, and Günther Rall with 275 victories. All of them flew with Jagdgeschwader 52, a unit which exclusively flew the Bf 109 and was credited with over 10,000 victories, chiefly on the Eastern Front. Hartmann refused to fly any other aircraft in combat throughout the war. Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign, also scored all of his 158 official victories in the Bf 109, against Western Allied pilots. The Bf 109 was also used with good result by non-German pilots, Romanian fighter aces Alexandru Serbanescu and Constantin Cantacuzino (aviator) and Finnish fighter ace Ilmari Juutilainen with 94 victories — the highest scoring non-German fighter ace in history.

Wings

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Left Wing
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Left Wing
In Stock
$79.95
(ESMBF109-73B-41)
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Right Wing
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Right Wing
In Stock
$79.95
(ESMBF109-73B-42)
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Servo Hatches
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Servo Hatches
In Stock
$9.95
(ESMBF109-73B-45)
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Wheel Well Liners
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Wheel Well Liners
Out of Stock
$19.95
(ESMBF109-73B-49)

Tail

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Horizontal Stabs
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Horizontal Stabs
Out of Stock
$39.95
(ESMBF109-73B-61)
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Rudder
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Rudder
Out of Stock
$19.95
(ESMBF109-73B-62)

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Fuselage & Other

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Blister
ESM BF-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Model Replacement Blister
Out of Stock
$9.95
(ESMBF109-73B-54)
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Cowl Replacement
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Cowl Replacement
In Stock
$29.95
(ESMBF109-73BCL)
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Canopy Replacement
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Canopy Replacement
Out of Stock
$23.95
(ESMBF109-73BCN)
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Replacement Fuselage
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Replacement Fuselage
In Stock
$149.95
(ESMBF109-73BFU)

 

 

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Down and Locked formerly WRC Wike R/C Products Retract Regulator and Sequencer for Electric Retracts and Gear Doors
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$89.95
(WRCRRS)
Pterodactyl PTE36R 36cc rear exhaust engine with standoffs, iridium plug, and PTE ignition
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ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Cowl Replacement
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(ESMBF109-73BCL)
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Canopy Replacement
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Out of Stock
$23.95
(ESMBF109-73BCN)
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 Color B 73" Wingspan Replacement Fuselage
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Biela 17x10 3-Blade Carbon Fiber Propeller, Black with Yellow Tips
Biela 17x10 3-Blade Carbon Fiber Propeller, Black with Yellow Tips
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ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 73" Wingspan Black 3-Bladed Front Painted Aluminum Spinner
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 73" Wingspan Black 3-Bladed Front Painted Aluminum Spinner
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(ESMBF109-73SPB-3)
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 73" Wingspan Black and White 2-Bladed Front Painted Aluminum Spinner
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 73" Wingspan Black and White 2-Bladed Front Painted Aluminum Spinner
In Stock
$69.95
(ESMBF109-73SPBW-2)
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 73" Wingspan Black and White 3-Bladed Front Painted Aluminum Spinner
ESM BF-109 Messerschmitt aka ME-109 73" Wingspan Black and White 3-Bladed Front Painted Aluminum Spinner
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$69.95
(ESMBF109-73SPBW-3)
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$15.95
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Allied countries of the United States regarding shipment of any products from TBM

WARNING - Gasoline and Turbine powered R/C model aircraft are not manufactured to withstand unlimited G's. Any R/C model aircraft can fail, be it a wing folding up or a fuselage breaking in half under too high of a load. Just as any full size aircraft, model R/C aircraft have a maximum G rating. Because you are not in the plane flying it and experiencing the G's and reading the G-meter, it is more difficult to judge the G's on the aircraft, and it is very easy to exceed the limits of the aircraft. Understand that if you perform a snap roll, parachute, wall, blender, knife edge loop, or pull hard on the elevator at almost any speed, you can be putting in excess of 15 G's, even in excess of 30 G's, and most aircraft can only designed to take 10-12 G's. If you perform any violent maneuver, you can break your plane. When I perform hard maneuvers, especially for the first time on an airframe, I am prepared for a failure and am prepared for it as best I can be. This mainly includes performing the maneuver far enough away from spectators that in event of a failure that I am not endangering others. In addition, be prepared for the manufacturer to not pay for a new airframe which is broken during flight. It is common practice for any manufacturer to not replace an airframe which breaks in the air or upon landing. I have only seen manufacturers replace airframes when they have received many of the same failures and the manufacturer determines that there was a design or manufacturing error. If you break an airframe, and you are the only one to do so, then it is probably not the fault of the manufacturer. Please fly safely, and avoid full throttle operation other than at low airspeeds.

R/C model jets, warbirds, aerobatic planes, DJI S1000 Octocopter, and UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to name a few are not a toy! If misused, it can cause serious bodily harm and property damage. Fly only in open areas, and AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) approved flying sites. Follow all manufacturer instructions included with your plane, radio, servo's, batteries and engine. Aircraft manufacturers guarantees each kit to be free from defects in both material and workmanship at the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover any component assembled by the customer. All parts of high stress must be inspected and reinforced if necessary by a competent builder. Some parts should be glued again. High stress areas such as firewalls, motor boxes, wing mounts, landing gear mounts, etc., are areas of high concern. Seek help if necessary. In not case shall TBM be liable for the cost of any product it offers which is not manufactured by TBM. The liability to the manufacturer cannot exceed the original cost of the purchased item. Further, TBM reserves the right to change or modify this warranty without notice. In that TBM has no control over the final assembly or materials used for final assembly, no liability shall be assumed nor accepted for any damage resulting from the use by the user of the final user-assembled product. By the act of using the user assembled product, the user accepts all resulting liability. The kit manufacturers have provided you with a top quality, thoroughly tested kit and instructions, but ultimately the quality and fly ability of your finished model depends on how you build it; therefore, we cannot in any way guarantee the performance of your completed model, and no representations are expressed or implied as to the performance or safety of your completed model. It is the user's responsibility to inspect each component for worthiness.