E-flite Blue Angels F-18 Hornet 80mm BNF Basic EDF Jet (980mm) w/AS3X & SAFE Technology

E-flite Blue Angels F-18 Hornet 80mm BNF Basic EDF Jet (980mm)
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The E-Flite Blue Angels F-18 Hornet 80mm Bind-N-Fly Basic Electric Ducted Fan Plus Jet is an exciting replica of the F/A-18 that has served the U.S. Navy Blue Angels since 1986. Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Northrop, the F/A-18s flown by the Blue Angels are nearly the same as those used by the Navy and Marine Corps as both fighters and attack platforms. The weapons are removed, a smoke-oil tank is installed, and the control stick spring system is adjusted to offer more precise control. 

The E-flite F-18 Blue Angels 80mm EDF provides an exceptional flying experience highlighted by an abundance of Extra Scale details and functional features including LED lights, full-flying stabs, operational flaps and more, while also being factory-finished to pay tribute to the iconic demo team. There are ten factory-installed metal-geared servos in both versions, and you can install the compatible receiver and an 80mm EDF power system — from another similar class model or using other compatible components — of your choice in the ARF Plus version. Or, the BNF Basic version comes factory-equipped with a Spektrum receiver that includes exclusive AS3X and optional-use SAFE Select technologies, along with a V2 12-blade 80mm fan, high-RPM brushless in-runner motor and 100A ESC to deliver fantastic performance with 6S 4000–7000mAh LiPo batteries. This power system also provides better performance and longer flight times than the 6S-compatible power systems used in larger models — plus it offers a turbine-like sound! Constructed of durable, fully-molded EPO material, no glue is required for assembly and it can be ready to fly in less time than other similar class models.

Features:
  • The best handling high-performance F-18 EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jet model yet
  • Scale replica of the iconic aircraft flown by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team
  • Factory-applied trim scheme with decal sheet to apply the number designation of your choice
  • Extra Scale details including removable ordnance and tanks, painted landing gear, molded-in panel lines and more
  • Functional Extra Scale features including LED lights, full-flying stabs, flaps, main and nose gear doors
  • V2 12-blade 80mm fan delivers excellent top speed and vertical performance plus turbine-like sound
  • Factory-installed, high-power 6S-compatible brushless inrunner motor and 100-amp ESC
  • Fits a wide range of 6S batteries from 4000-7000mAh to deliver class-leading flight times
  • Ten factory-installed metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages
  • Spektrum AR636 6-channel receiver with industry-leading 2.4GHz DSMX® technology
  • Easier to fly with innovative and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
  • The unmatched stability and locked-in feel of exclusive AS3X® technology
  • Electric retracts with scale painted shock-absorbing, trailing-link struts
  • No glue required for assembly and can be ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery
  • Two-piece wing that bolts into place and a magnetically secured nose cone
  • Convenient top hatch with clear canopy, cockpit detail and a pilot figure
  • Extremely durable, fully molded EPO airframe
Specifications:
Approximate Flight Time: 3 - 5 minutes
Battery: Sold Separately
CG (Center of Gravity): 2.75 - 3.07" (70 -78mm) from leading edge of the wing where it meets the fuselage
Charger: Sold Separately
Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
Fan Size: 80mm EDF
Flying Weight: 2001-25000g
Power Type: Electric
Landing Gear: 100 degree rotating electric retracts
Material: Foam
Minimum Required Radio: 6-channel
Minimum Speed Control: 100A included
Motor Size: 3270-2000Kv
Motor Type: Brushless
Product Length: 53.1" (1349 mm)
Product Weight: 7.5lbs (3402g)
Radio: Sold Separately
Receiver: Included
Recommended Motor Battery: 6S 4000 - 7000mAh 30C+ LiPo w/EC5 or IC5 connector
Scale: 1/12
Servos: Included
Speed Control: Included
Technology: AS3X and SAFE
Transmitter Range: Full
Trim Scheme Colors: Blue Angels
Wingspan: 38.6" (980mm) 

Includes:
  • (1) E-flite® F-18 Blue Angels 80mm EDF
  • (1) 100A Brushless ESC (installed)
  • (1) Brushless Inrunner Motor (installed)
  • (1) V2 80mm EDF Unit (installed)
  • (10) Metal-Geared Servos (installed)
  • (1) Spektrum™ AR636 6-Channel Receiver (installed)
  • (1) Product Manual
Needed to Complete:
  • Full-range 6-7+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter
  • 6S 22.2V 4000–7000mAh 30+C LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ Connector
  • Compatible LiPo charger
Thursday, Jan 28 2021 (3 months ago)
E-flite Blue Angels F-18 Hornet 80mm BNF Basic EDF Jet (980mm)
In short, this plane is amazing. This plane looks amazing, sounds amazing, and the landing gear is amazing. What more could you ask for?