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F8F Bearcat For Sale
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fighter/bomber
one
P & W R2800
2,100 hp
7,070 lbs.
12,947 lbs.
2,000 lbs.
4- .50 caliber
28 ft. 3 in.
35 ft. 10 in.
185 mph
421 mph
4,600 fpm
38,700 feet
1,435 miles
8/21/44
1945






The F8F Bearcat for sale has wingspan of 67 in. wingspan with a length of 56 in. Its fuselage is fiberglass and its wings are built up balsa and ply. Power can come from a .90 2C or 1.20 4C engine.


F8F Bearcat for sale
F8F Bearcat For Sale

Shenzhen Model Co. has a F8F Bearcat for sale.  The ARF has a 67" wingspan and is 56" long.  The fuselage is all glass and wings are built up wood.  Engines can be .90 two stroke or 1.20 four stroke.  Weight is around 8 3/4 lbs.


F8F Bearcat for sale
F8F Bearcat For Sale

Pictured above is the good looking F8F Bearcat for sale scratch built by Wilfred Steinhorst. We do not know its wingspan or how it is powered. If you can provide more information about it we would appreciate it.


F8F Bearcat for sale
F8F Bearcat For Sale

Nick Ziroli has plans for a 86" wingspan F8F Bearcat for sale for 3.7 c.i.d. or larger engines.


F8F Bearcat for sale
F8F Bearcat For Sale

Pictured immediately above is of the F8F Bearcat for sale from KMP.

We received the following email:
"Kondor Model products has a F8F Bearcat for sale. It's length: 57.6", wingspan: 73.2", wing area: 5.95 sq.ft, flying weight: 14.3 lbs. You can get it with a fiberglass fuse and built up wings or all composite. The F8F Bearcat for sale comes with standard fixed gear or you can get air retracts for it. As far as an engine goes, you can use a 1.08 2-cycle, or 1.20 4-cycle. I'm going to use a SPE 43 cc gas engine. Maybe you can add this to your page.
Thanks.  Rick P."

Thank you, Rick, for the information.

The F8F Bearcat for sale by Grumman was the last piston engine fighters produced by the corporation.

The small F8F Bearcat for sale was built around the largest, most power per weight, and most reliable aircraft engine of the time, the P & W R2800.

The first US Navy F8F Bearcat squadron became operational on May 21,1945, just before WW II was over. They never saw combat. Eventually 24 fighter squadrons would be equipped with the aircraft. Many pilots regarded them as the most maneuverable and fastest accelerating U. S. piston engine fighters ever built.

F8F Bearcat aircraft were originally fitted with "Safety Wing Tips", the outer 40 inches of which were designed to break off cleanly in case of the wing being over stressed in a dive or other maneuver. After several incidents where one or both wing tips unintentionally tore off, this feature was eliminated from later production aircraft.

The F8F Bearcat for sale features a low single wing design, all metal construction, a bubble canopy, folding wings for carrier operations, self-sealing fuel tanks, four 50 caliber machine guns, pilot armor, a retractable tail wheel, and an eighteen cylinder Pratt & Whitney engine that the fuselage was designed around.

After World War II, the aircraft were the primary U.S. Navy carrier fighters. A total of 24 squadrons of the Navy flew them into the early 1950's.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels started flying the F8F Bearcat for their demonstrations in 1946.

In the 1950's both the Thai and French employed the fighter. They were used primarily as fighter bombers against the Viet Minh.

An unmodified production F8F Bearcat set a 1946 time to climb record to 10,000 feet in 94 seconds, after a run of 115 ft. The record stood for 10 years until a jet fighter broke it. However the jet could not take off in only 115 ft.

The Rare Bear, a modified F8F Bearcat racer owned by Lyle Shelton, holds the record for the fastest single engine propeller driven aircraft in the world with an average speed of 528.33 mph over a 3 km (1.864 mile) course. The only faster propeller driven aircraft is the four engine Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear.



F8F Bearcat for sale
F8F Bearcat For Sale (Rare Bear racer)

RCUniverse shows a F8F Bearcat for sale from Dymond Modelsports Ltd.  However, we are unable to find the F8f Bearcat for sale on the Dymond site.

We have seen a .90 size F8F Bearcat for sale from Frontier Models.

Mark Hebel sent us an email telling that he will build the F8F Bearcat for sale from Jack Devine Models. He intends to use electric motor power, with a sound system and smoke to emulate the radial engine starting.

Thank you for your email Mark. Don't forget to send us a picture upon completion.

The F8f Bearcat for sale from Jack Devine Models has a 82" wingspan, is 61" long, and uses 1.8 to 2.1 engines. Weight is around 17 lbs.

Jim Ryan Aircraft has a 30" wingspan kit of the F8F Bearcat for sale. It is powered by Speed 400 size motors.

American Eagle Models has an 86" wingspan F8F Bearcat for sale that uses 4.2 c.i.d. and up engines for power.

Easy Tiger Models has a F8F Bearcat for sale. The ARF has a 71" wingspan and comes with a glass fibre fuselage and balsa and plywood wings. Engines are from .90 to 1.50.

Easy Tiger Models has a F8F Bearcat for sale with a 95" wingspan. The fuselage is fiberglass and wings are balsa and ply built up. Engines can be from 50 to 75 cc.

You will find a F8F Bearcat for sale from Thunder Tiger. The ARF Rare Bear has a 34" wingspan. It is powered by a 370 geared motor.

For those who like a larger, gas powered F8F Bearcat for sale, Thunder Tiger has a 63" wingspan that is an ARF. Power is from .61 - .91 engines.

Marutaka Model Co. (Heljan) has a F8F Bearcat for sale. The ARF has a 62" wingspan and can be flown with .60 - .80 engines.

Kit Cutters has a kitof the F8F Bearcat for sale from SPPS Plans. Its wingspan is 80".

Kit Cutters has a kit of the F8F Bearcat kit for sale from Jerry Bates Plans. It has a 80" wingspan, can fly with ST350 or G45 engines, and weighs around 23 lbs.

Kit Cutters has a Morgan / Novack Plans kitof the F8F Bearcat for sale. Its wingspan is 70" and it can be powered by .60 or larger 2C engines.

Kit Cutters has a kit of the F8F Bearcat for sale. It is from Nick Ziroli Plans. Wingspan is 86" and it is 69" long. You can use 3.7 or bigger engines to power the approximately 33 lb. weight.

Cleveland Models has plans of the F8F Bearcat for sale with wingspans of 13 1/2", 18", 27", 36" 54", 72" and a giant scale 108".

Nikko has a F8F Bearcat (Rare Bear) for sale. They do not show its wingspan, length, or weight, but it does include a Speed 370 motor.

Dongguan Changan Flight has a F8F Bearcat for sale. The ARF has a 57" wingspan and is 49 1/2" long. You will need .40 to .46 two stroke engine power. Weight is about 6 lbs.

Pt Hortuji has a F8F Bearcat for sale. The ARF has a 34" wingspan and is 30" long. Included is a geared Speed 370 motor. Weight is around 17 1/2 oz.

Pt Zela Toys has a 63" wingspan F8F Bearcat for sale. The ARF is 55 1/2" long with a glass fibre fuse and wood built up wings. Engines can be .61 to .91 two stroke, or .90 to 1.20 four stroke. Weight is about 8 1/2 lbs.

At Air Kill Products we found a kit of the F8F Bearcat with a 35.5" wingspan that uses .10 - .25 two stroke or .20 - .30 four stroke engines and weighs about 2 3/4 lbs..

Tommy Parmaglia of Norco, CA writes:
"I have been flying my F8F Bearcat for sale from Ziroli for a little over a year. IT has an 86" wingspan, weighs 28 lbs. ready to fly, and is powered by a Zenoah 62 engine.

Ground handling is excellent. Advancing the throttle slowly on take off brings up the tail in a very short distance. More power and slight back pressure gets the F8F Bearcat airborne. Only a little right rudder trim is added to achieve straight and level flight.

The The airplane is well behaved, and immediately comfortable to fly. Loops for the rc airplane should be done at about 3/4 throttle from level flight, with full power applied upon entry.

Stall turns and inverted flight are easier than expected. The F8f Bearcat for sale from Ziroli can even perform a decent knife edge, although a moderate amount of elevator compensation is required to keep it from pitching up. Low speed rolls are more barrel type, but at higher speeds the airplane rolls more axially.

Landings are easy. With full flaps deployed it slows remarkably. There is a mild pitching up as the flaps are lowered, that is to be expected. Setting up the approach, reducing throttle, the F8F Bearcat comes in smooth and slow, with no tendencies to fall off."

Thank you for all the great information about the F8F Bearcat for sale from Ziroli, Tony.

Frank W of RCGroups has a F8F Bearcat for sale.

F80Driver of RCGroups is looking for a kit of the F8F Bearcat for sale.

Endeavour105 of RCHangout has plans and parts of the F8F Bearcat for sale.

GIJon of RCUniverse has a giant scale F8F Bearcat for sale.

Please email us if you know of any other F8F Bearcat for sale.  We value your experiences.