ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF
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ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF

MSRP: $599.95
Out of Stock
 
$579.00
 
Item# (ESMF7F-83BAF)
UPS Ground in the contiguous US calculated on basket page. - Must call for air shipping quotes.

 

  • Overview
  • Full Scale
  • Spare Parts

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ESM F7F Tigercat 83" Wingspan

This 83" wingspan Grumman F7F Tigercat 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 F7F Tigercat, 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 Grumman F7F Tigercat, 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: 82.9"
Length: 72.4"
Wing area: 6.56 sq. ft.
Wing Loading: 56.5oz/sq. ft.
Flying Weight: 23.21lbs. *Weight Information
Radio: 6ch & 13 servos
Gas Engine: 2-17cc or 20 cc
Glow Engine: 2-.91 2 cycle or 2 -1.20 4 cycle
Prop Recommendations: : 3-blade is scale.
Servo Recommendations: : 100 oz-sq-in minimum - HD-1501, Hitec 645MG, Hitec 5645MG, DS-8309TG

FEATURES:

The ESM Grumman F7F Tigercat, as with all of ESMís 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 cavities 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 F7F Tigercat 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.

  • Factory painted in authentic paint scheme, and pre-applied decals, covered with clear coat.
  • Functional flaps
  • Factory installed pushrod guide tubes.
  • All hardware included (screws, rods, fuel tanks etc...)
  • Epoxy resin fiberglass fuselage and cowl, built up wings, covered with special covering which pain adheres to, and finished with a flat paint scheme, decals pre-applied and clear coated!
  • Hardware package and illustrated instruction manual included.

Full Scale Videos:

In early 1941, Grumman began design-work on a new twin-engined fighter for the War Department, for use on a planned larger Midway-class aircraft carrier. On June 30, 1941, Grumman was awarded a contract to build two prototypes, the first of which flew in December 1943. The XF7F-1 Tigercat was unusual for a fighter, with its shoulder-mounted wings, twin underwing-mounted engines, all-metal construction and tricycle landing gear.

Before the prototype even flew for the first time, Grumman was contracted to build 500 of them for the US Marine Corps, to be used as close-support aircraft for the massive landing operations then underway in the Pacific. Delivery began in April 1944. The first 34 F7F-1s were similar to the prototypes, then 30 two-seat night-fighter variants (called F7F-2Ns) were produced. Next, 189 single-seat models called F7F-3s were built which featured slightly more powerful R-2800 engines, slightly larger vertical stabilizers, and a 7% increase in fuel capacity.

Much of the original order for Tigercats was cancelled after VJ-Day, and they never saw operational service in WWII. Less than 100 Tigercats were built after the war as night-fighters (F7F-3N and F7F-4N), electronic reconnaissance (F7F-3E) and photo-reconnaissance (F7F-3P) platforms, but higher-performance jet-powered airplanes soon replaced the Tigercat in the US Marine Corps. During the 1960s and 1970s, a few were gradually sold as surplus and converted to fire bombers or aerial photography ships.

Wings

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM F7F Tigercat Color A or B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Aluminum Wing Tube
ESM F7F Tigercat Color A or B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Aluminum Wing Tube
In Stock
$19.95
(ESMF7F-83-44)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Left Engine Nacelle
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Left Engine Nacelle
In Stock
$49.95
(ESMF7F-83B-35)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Right Engine Nacelle
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Right Engine Nacelle
In Stock
$49.95
(ESMF7F-83B-36)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Left Wing
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Left Wing
In Stock
$95.00
(ESMF7F-83B-41)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Right Wing
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Right Wing
In Stock
$95.00
(ESMF7F-83B-42)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Center Wing
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Center Wing
Out of Stock
$44.95
(ESMF7F-83B-43)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model Replacement Servo Hatches
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model Replacement Servo Hatches
In Stock
$9.95
(ESMF7F-83B-45)

Tail

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Rudder
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Rudder
In Stock
$19.95
(ESMF7F-83B-62)

Hardware

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM F7F Tigercat Color A or B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Hardware Pack 1 of 2 - nuts, bolts, screws, fuel tank, tires, engine mounts
ESM F7F Tigercat Color A or B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Hardware Pack 1 of 2 - nuts, bolts, screws, fuel tank, tires, engine mounts
In Stock
$39.95
(ESMF7F-83-70)
ESM F7F Tigercat Color A or B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Hardware Pack 2 of 2
ESM F7F Tigercat Color A or B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Hardware Pack 2 of 2
In Stock
$19.95
(ESMF7F-83-71)

Fuselage & Other

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM F7F Tigercat Color A or B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Exhaust Blister - Clear
ESM F7F Tigercat Color A or B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Exhaust Blister - Clear
In Stock
$9.95
(ESMF7F-83-54)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Cockpit
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte Color B 82.9" Wingspan Model ARF Wingspan Model Replacement Cockpit
In Stock
$29.95
(ESMF7F-83B-55)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
In Stock
$29.95
(ESMF7F-83BCL)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
Out of Stock
$19.95
(ESMF7F-83BCN)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Warbird ARF Replacement Fuselage
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Warbird ARF Replacement Fuselage
In Stock
$169.95
(ESMF7F-83BFU)

 

 

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ESM F7F Tigercat 82.9" Wingspan Version 3C Optional Electric Retracts G-III
ESM F7F Tigercat 82.9" Wingspan Version 3C Optional Electric Retracts G-III
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$319.95
(ESMF7F-83E3C)
DLE Engines DLE-20 20cc RC Model Gas Engine with Muffler and Electronic Ignition.  Mounts not Included.
DLE Engines DLE-20 20cc RC Model Gas Engine with Muffler and Electronic Ignition. Mounts not Included.
In Stock
$249.95
(DLE20ENGINE)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
In Stock
$29.95
(ESMF7F-83BCL)
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
ESM F7F Tigercat Matte 82.9" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
Out of Stock
$19.95
(ESMF7F-83BCN)
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(ESMF7F-83BFU)
Miracle RC 1.75" Super Light Spinner for PTE36R/DLE30/DLE55/DA50/DA60
Miracle RC 1.75" Super Light Spinner for PTE36R/DLE30/DLE55/DA50/DA60
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ESM Aluminum Spinner Nut
ESM Aluminum Spinner Nut
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$9.95
(ESM-SP-NUT)
ESM 50cc Aluminum Spinner Nut - works for 30-111cc
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$29.95
(ESM-SP-NUT-50)
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$15.95
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