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E-Flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (E-Flite EFL3950 | EFL3950)
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F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select...


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E-flite® F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF Bind-N-Fly®





AN EXTRAORDINARY FLYING EXPERIENCE
Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Northrop, the F/A-18 Hornet is utilized by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as both a fighter and an attack platform. Air forces of numerous other countries fly the F-18 as well. This replica has actually been modeled after the F/A-18D two-seat version, run mostly by the U.S. Marine Corps in night attack and Forward Air Controller (Airborne) [FAC(A)] roles. The trim and color scheme are taken from the U.S. Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 – the "Bats" – based in Iwakuni, Japan. An all-new design for knowledgeable RC pilots, the E-flite® F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF provides a remarkable flying experience highlighted by an abundance of Extra Scale details and practical scale functions including factory-installed LED lights, full-flying stabs, operational flaps and more!





Features

The very best handling high-performance F-18 EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jet design yet

Scale replica of the renowned aircraft zipped the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and other forces

Extra Scale details including detachable ordnance and tanks, painted landing equipment, molded-in panel lines and more

Practical Extra Scale includes including LED lights, full-flying stabs, flaps, primary and nose equipment doors

V2 12-blade 80mm fan delivers excellent leading speed and vertical performance plus turbine-like noise

Factory-installed, high-power 6S-compatible brushless inrunner motor and 100-amp ESC

Fits a large range of 6S batteries from 4000-7000mAh to deliver class-leading flight times

Spektrum™ AR636 6-channel receiver with industry-leading 2.4GHz DSMX® innovation

Easier to fly with innovative and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope defense

The unrivaled stability and locked-in feel of unique AS3X® innovation

Ten factory-installed metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages

Electric withdraws with scale painted shock-absorbing, trailing-link struts

No glue needed for assembly and can be all set to fly in less time than it requires to charge a battery

Two-piece wing that bolts into location and a magnetically secured nose cone

Convenient leading hatch with clear canopy, cockpit detail and a pilot figure

Factory-applied VMFA(AW)-242 "Bats" squadron surface

Incredibly durable, totally formed EPO airframe





HIGH-PERFORMANCE, EASY HANDLING HORNET
The E-flite® F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF includes a brand new design with the size, scale details, practical functions and performance to deliver an unrivaled flying experience. With 6S LiPo power its V2 12-blade 80mm fan, high-RPM brushless inrunner motor and 100A ESC deliver fantastic performance with virtually immediate throttle action. This power system also provides much better performance and longer flight times than the 6S-compatible power systems utilized in bigger models — plus it provides a turbine-like noise! An abundance of Extra Scale details including molded-in panel lines and hatches, detachable ordnance and drop tanks, a pilot figure and more take the appearance to another level. Practical Extra Scale functions include LED navigation lights, full-flying stabs and operational flaps, plus withdraws and sequenced equipment doors. It's also equipped with the most scale-like landing equipment of any F-18 EDF design yet, and the shock-absorbing, trailing-link struts are painted white for a a lot more reasonable appearance. Constructed of durable, fully-molded EPO material, no glue is needed for assembly and it can be all set to fly in less time than it requires to charge a battery!





Needed to Total

Full-range 6-7+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® suitable transmitter

6S 22.2V 4000–7000mAh 30+C LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ Adapter

Compatible LiPo charger

What remains in the Box?

(1) E-flite® F-18 80mm EDF with:

(1) 100A Brushless ESC (installed)

(1) Brushless Inrunner Motor (installed)

(10) Metal-Geared Servos (installed)

(1) Spektrum™ AR636 6-Channel Receiver (installed)





 




Exclusive Technologies

Exclusive Technologies
This is the very first high-performance F-18 Hornet design equipped with unique Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select innovations. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence to deliver a locked-in feel that makes it appear like you're flying a much bigger aircraft. Optional-use SAFE Select provides pitch and bank angle limits along with automated self-leveling that can be switched on and off at the flip of a switch, making this a much easier to fly Hornet than there's ever been before! And if you don't want to allow the SAFE Select functions, merely bind the receiver usually and just AS3X will be active.

 

High-Performance EDF

High-Performance EDF
The V2 12-blade 80mm fan, high-RPM brushless inrunner motor and 100-amp ESC combine with your 6S 4000–7000mAh 30+C LiPo battery to deliver excellent vertical performance and a fantastic speed variety with virtually immediate throttle action. This power system also delivers much better performance and longer flight times than the 6S-compatible power systems utilized in bigger models. However what makes the experience truly fulfilling is the fantastic noise it produces – it's practically like a real turbine.
 

Extra Scale Details

Extra Scale Details
The F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF includes a precise overview and an abundance of Extra Scale details including molded-in panel lines and hatches, painted landing equipment, detachable ordnance and drop tanks – more details than you usually find on similar class and smaller sized models.
 

Practical Extra Scale Features

Functional Extra Scale Features
Factory-installed LED lights, full-flying stabs, operational flaps and control surfaces with pocket hinges – even primary equipment and sequenced nose equipment doors – are practical Extra Scale includes that take your experience to another level.
 

Capable Gear

Capable Gear
The steerable nose equipment with dual wheels and the turning primary equipment function reliable, factory-installed electric retracts equipped with durable metal components including Extra Scale painted trailing-link, shock-absorbing struts. It's the most scale-like landing equipment installed on an F-18 EDF design yet!
 

Durable Precision

Durable Precision
Building with totally formed EPO material makes it possible to duplicate complex detail and shapes in a lightweight yet durable type. The outcome is an exceptional scale appearance that's easy to maintain and delivers the very best possible flight experience. The factory-installed metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages deliver crisp and exact control at every speed.
 

Easy Assembly

Easy Assembly
No glue is needed for assembly and you can have the F-18 all set to fly in less time than it requires to charge a battery! The stabs plus the two-piece wing bolt into location and can easily be removed for convenient storage and transport.
 

Distinct Trim Scheme

Unique Trim Scheme
The factory-applied paint and decal surface pays tribute to the U.S. Marine Corps VMFA(AW)-242 "Bats" squadron, while providing excellent visibility and a model you'll be proud to flaunt everywhere you go.
 







SAFE technology

Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Benefit
Currently own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) aircraft make entering into the air quickly and with the very best control experience possible simpler than ever. They come out of package with the power system, servos and a Spektrum 2.4GHz receiver installed so all you need to do is bind the receiver to a compatible transmitter, complete any last assembly, and fly!

This Bind-N-Fly Basic design is equipped with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver featuring AS3X (Synthetic Stabilization–3–aXis) innovation that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence. The outcome is a heightened sense of stability and precision that makes you seem like you're flying a much bigger, expertly tuned aircraft.

If this is your very first design of its type, or you want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the aircraft, you can allow the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope defense innovation constructed into the receiver. No programming is needed. Merely alter the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select allowed, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits
These envelope limits keep the aircraft from rolling or pitching upside down. They also avoid extreme climb or dive angles.

Automatic Self-Leveling
The aircraft immediately goes back to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It's also practical for keeping the wings level throughout takeoffs/launches and landings.

Easy Change Project - No Shows Required
The basic treatment for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select functions on and off doesn't require any programming and takes simply a couple of seconds.

If you don't want to allow the SAFE Select functions, simply bind the receiver usually and it will operate like a basic AS3X receiver.




 

E-flite® F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF Bind-N-Fly®



Specs

Airfoil Shape: Flat bottom

Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour

Approximate Flight Time: 3 minutes

CG (Center Of Mass): 2.7-3" (70-78mm) back from leading edge at fuselage

Battery Charger: 6-cell LiPo balancing charger (offered independently)

Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic

Control Toss - High (Ailerons): Up/Down 0.47" (12mm)

Control Toss - High (Elevator): Up/Down 0.63" (16mm)

Control Toss - High (Rudder): Right/Left 0.43" (11mm)

Control Toss - Low (Ailerons): Up/Down 0.31" (8mm)

Control Toss - Low (Elevator): Up/Down 0.47" (12mm)

Control Toss - Low (Rudder): Right/Left 0.27" (7mm)

Control Toss (Flaps): Complete Down 1.8" (45mm), Half Down 1.1" (28mm)

Fan Size: 3.1" (80mm) size

Flaps: Yes

Flying Weight: 251-2000g, 6.6-7.5pounds (2.99-3.4kg)

Length: 53.1" (1350mm)

Product: EPO foam

Minimum Required Radio: 6-CH 2.4GHz DSMX

Minimum Speed Control: 100A Pro-Switch Mode w/EC5 port included

Motor Size: 3270 2000Kv brushless inrunner

Recommended Motor Battery: 6S 22.2V 4000-8000mAh 30C LiPo w/IC5 or EC5 port (offered independently)

Withdraws: 100° turning electric retracts

Servos: Ten 13g metal equipment servos included

Transmitter Range: Complete variety 6-ch transmitter needed

Wingspan: 38.6" (980mm)
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