A-10 Thunderbolt II V2 from fms

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In 2017, FMS announced its flagship aircraft- the A-10 Thunderbolt II. Known for its impeccable scale features and awesome performance, the “Warthog”is truly a favorite amongst pilots and spectators alike. To make the best even better, FMS has dedicated significant engineering effort in building upon the first generation A-10, making evolutionary design and performance improvements to create the A-10 V2. Retaining features such as the screw-together airframe, ball-linked control surfaces and high strength spar system, the A-10 V2 comes together just as easily its predecessor. Scale details remain impeccable- realistic rivets, panel lines, removable bombs and rockets and realistic absorbing CNC landing gear, just to name a few. Built upon these great features, the A-10 V2 receives ten major structural, electronic and scale improvements:

  • Improved ESC: The dual 70A ESCs are uprated to dual Hobbywing 80A ESCs, with an external 8A BEC for bulletproof performance.
  • Upgraded servos: Elevator and Rudder servos have been upgraded to 23g metal geared servos from the original 17g metal geared units- meaning more torque for the control surfaces giving even better performance.
  • Precision landing gear design: The nose landing gear has been redesigned to minimize play- ensuring the assembly tracks straight and true even at high speeds.
  • Improved connectors: ‘soft’ connector design significantly increases the reliability of the wing quick release system.
  • Increased elevator travel: giving pilots more precision and control authority
  • Improved tires: an improved, more durable compound extends the service life of the landing gear wheels, even in rough field operations.
  • Robust canopy latch: extended pin on the canopy latch reduces the possibility of an accidental canopy release in flight.
  • Enlarged battery bay: now fits two 6S 3300mAh Lipos, for significantly increased flight times!
  • New trim scheme: even more attractive trim than the original!
  • New scale pilot

Features:

  • Dual 70mm inrunner 12 bladed EDFs and Hobbywing 80A ESCs provide ample thrust.
  • Highly realistic scale features: Rivets, panel lines, CNC shock absorbing landing gears, removable bombs and rocket pods, scale pilot figure etc.
  • Ultra bright LED light system
  • Electronic retracts with over current protection
  • Large diameter bearings in the landing gear allow the A-10 V2 to roll smoothly over rough terrain
  • Preinstalled ball-linked control horns for accurate and precise movements.

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Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II


Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin-turbofan, straight-wing, subsonic attack aircraft developed by Fairchild Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF). In service since 1977, it is named after the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, but is commonly referred to as the "Warthog" or simply "Hog". The A-10 was designed to provide close air support (CAS) to ground troops by attacking enemy armored vehicles, tanks, and other ground forces; it is the only production-built aircraft designed solely for CAS to have served with the U.S. Air Force. Its secondary mission is to direct other aircraft in attacks on ground targets, a role called forward air controller-airborne; aircraft used primarily in this role are designated OA-10.

The A-10 was intended to improve on the performance and firepower of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider. The Thunderbolt II's airframe was designed around the high-power 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary autocannon. The airframe was designed for durability, with measures such as 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of titanium armor to protect the cockpit and aircraft systems, enabling it to absorb damage and continue flying. Its ability to take off and land from relatively short and/or unpaved runways permits operation from airstrips close to the front lines, and its simple design enables maintenance with minimal facilities.

It served in the Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm), the American-led intervention against Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, where the aircraft distinguished itself. The A-10 also participated in other conflicts such as the Balkans, Afghanistan, the Iraq War, and against the Islamic State in the Middle East.

The A-10A single-seat variant was the only version produced, though one pre-production airframe was modified into the YA-10B twin-seat prototype to test an all-weather night-capable version. In 2005, a program was started to upgrade the remaining A-10A aircraft to the A-10C configuration, with modern avionics for use with precision weaponry. The U.S. Air Force had stated the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II would replace the A-10 as it entered service, but this remains highly contentious within the USAF and in political circles. The USAF gained congressional permission to start retiring A-10s in 2023, but further retirements were paused until the USAF can demonstrate that the A-10's close-air-support capabilities can be replaced.



This article is an extract from the Wikipedia article "Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0

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Wingspan: 1500mm (59.1 in)
Length: 1368mm (53.9 in)

Weight: 4100 g (9 lbs)
Wingspan 1500mm/59.1in
Overall Length 1368mm/53.9in
Flying Weight Around 4100g
Motor Size Inner running Brushless 2860 KV1850 x 2
ESC 80A ESC X 2 with 8A BEC
Servo 13g metalServo x 5 . 23g metal Servo x 4
Radio 6 Channel
CG (center of gravity) 80-85mm (From Leading Edge)
Prop Size /
Recommended Battery Li-Po 22.2V 5000mAh 45C
Aileron Yes
Elevator Yes
Rudder Yes
Flaps Yes
Retracts Yes
Approx. Flying Duration 4 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation 14+
Experience Level Intermediate
Recommended Environment Outdoor
Assembly Time 30 minutes
Is Assembly Required Yes
Material Durable EPO
Package Options PNP
Requires PNP Requires Radio System, Battery and Charger
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