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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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Model: E-Flite 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 used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as both a fighter and an attack platform. Air forces of several other countries fly the F-18 as well. This reproduction has been imitated the F/A-18D two-seat variation, operated mainly by the U.S. Marine Corps in night attack and Forward Air Controller (Airborne) [FAC(A)] roles. The trim and color scheme are drawn 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 supplies an extraordinary flying experience highlighted by an abundance of Bonus Scale details and practical scale functions consisting of factory-installed LED lights, full-flying stabs, functional flaps and more!





Features

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

Scale reproduction of the renowned aircraft flown by the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and other forces

Bonus Scale details consisting of removable ordnance and tanks, painted landing equipment, molded-in panel lines and more

Functional Bonus Scale features consisting of LED lights, full-flying stabs, flaps, primary and nose equipment doors

V2 12-blade 80mm fan provides excellent leading speed and vertical efficiency plus turbine-like sound

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

Fits a wide variety of SIX batteries from 4000-7000mAh to deliver class-leading flight times

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

Easier to fly with ingenious and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope security

The unequaled stability and locked-in feel of exclusive AS3X® technology

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

Electric withdraws 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 location and a magnetically protected nose cone

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

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

Very durable, fully formed EPO airframe





HIGH-PERFORMANCE, EASY HANDLING HORNET
The E-flite® F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF features a brand new design with the size, scale details, practical functions and efficiency to deliver an unmatched flying experience. With SIX LiPo power its V2 12-blade 80mm fan, high-RPM brushless inrunner motor and 100A ESC deliver wonderful efficiency with virtually rapid throttle response. This power system also supplies better efficiency and longer flight times than the 6S-compatible power systems used in bigger models — plus it offers a turbine-like sound! An abundance of Bonus Scale details consisting of molded-in panel lines and hatches, removable ordnance and drop tanks, a pilot figure and more take the look to another level. Functional Bonus Scale functions include LED navigation lights, full-flying stabs and functional flaps, plus withdraws and sequenced equipment doors. It's also equipped with the most scale-like landing equipment of any F-18 EDF model yet, and the shock-absorbing, trailing-link struts are painted white for a a lot more practical look. Constructed of durable, fully-molded EPO product, no glue is required for assembly and it can be ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery!





Needed to Total

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

SIX 22.2V 4000–7000mAh 30+C LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ Port

Suitable LiPo battery charger

What's in package?

(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 first high-performance F-18 Hornet model equipped with exclusive Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies. AS3X works behind the scenes to ravel the effects of wind and turbulence to deliver a locked-in feel that makes it seem like you're flying a much bigger plane. Optional-use SAFE Select offers pitch and bank angle limits along with automatic self-leveling that can be switched on and off at the flip of a switch, making this a simpler to fly Hornet than there's ever been before! And if you don't want to enable the SAFE Select functions, merely bind the receiver generally 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 SIX 4000–7000mAh 30+C LiPo battery to deliver excellent vertical efficiency and a great speed range with virtually rapid throttle response. This power system also provides better efficiency and longer flight times than the 6S-compatible power systems used in bigger models. However what makes the experience genuinely fulfilling is the wonderful sound it produces – it's practically like a real turbine.
 

Bonus Scale Particulars

Extra Scale Details
The F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF features a precise outline and an abundance of Bonus Scale details consisting of molded-in panel lines and hatches, painted landing equipment, removable ordnance and drop tanks – more details than you normally discover on similar class and smaller sized models.
 

Functional Bonus Scale Includes

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

Capable Equipment

Capable Gear
The steerable nose equipment with double wheels and the turning primary equipment function trustworthy, factory-installed electrical retracts equipped with durable metal parts consisting of Bonus Scale painted trailing-link, shock-absorbing struts. It's the most scale-like landing equipment installed on an F-18 EDF model yet!
 

Resilient Accuracy

Durable Precision
Building and construction with fully formed EPO product makes it possible to duplicate complicated detail and shapes in a light-weight yet durable type. The result is an outstanding scale look that's simple to keep and provides the very best possible flight experience. The factory-installed metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages deliver crisp and accurate control at every speed.
 

Easy Assembly

Easy Assembly
No glue is required for assembly and you can have the F-18 ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery! The stabs plus the two-piece wing bolt into location and can quickly be gotten rid of for practical storage and transportation.
 

Special Trim Plan

Unique Trim Scheme
The factory-applied paint and decal finish commemorates the U.S. Marine Corps VMFA(AW)-242 "Bats" squadron, while supplying excellent visibility and a model you'll be proud to flaunt all over you go.
 







SAFE technology

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

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

If this is your first model of its type, or you want an extra margin of security while acquainting yourself with the plane, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope security technology built into the receiver. No programs is required. Simply change up the binding series as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select enabled, you get:

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

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

Easy Switch Project - No Programming Required
The easy treatment for designating a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select functions on and off does not need any programs and takes simply a couple of seconds.

If you don't want to enable the SAFE Select functions, simply bind the receiver generally and it will work like a standard AS3X receiver.




 

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



Specs

Airfoil Forming: 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

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

Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fan Size: 3.1" (80mm) size

Flaps: Yes

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

Length: 53.1" (1350mm)

Material: 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: SIX 22.2V 4000-8000mAh 30C LiPo w/IC5 or EC5 port (offered independently)

Retracts: 100° turning electrical retracts

Servos: Ten 13g metal equipment servos included

Transmitter Variety: Complete range 6-ch transmitter required

Wingspan: 38.6" (980mm)
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