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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 REMARKABLE FLYING EXPERIENCE
Developed 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 numerous other nations fly the F-18 also. This replica has been imitated the F/A-18D two-seat variant, run mainly by the U.S. Marine Corps in night attack and Forward Air Controller (Airborne) [FAC(A)] functions. The trim and color design are taken from the U.S. Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 – the "Bats" – based in Iwakuni, Japan. An all-new style for knowledgeable RC pilots, the E-flite® F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF offers an exceptional flying experience highlighted by an abundance of Additional Scale information and functional scale features 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 iconic aircraft zipped the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and other forces

Additional Scale information including detachable ordnance and tanks, painted landing gear, molded-in panel lines and more

Functional Additional Scale includes including LED lights, full-flying stabs, flaps, main and nose gear doors

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

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® technology

Simpler to fly with innovative and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope security

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

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

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 requires to charge a battery

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

Hassle-free leading hatch with clear canopy, cockpit information and a pilot figure

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

Very long lasting, fully formed EPO airframe





HIGH-PERFORMANCE, EASY HANDLING HORNET
The E-flite® F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF includes a brand new style with the size, scale information, functional features and efficiency to deliver an unequaled flying experience. With 6S LiPo power its V2 12-blade 80mm fan, high-RPM brushless inrunner motor and 100A ESC deliver great efficiency with practically instantaneous throttle action. This power system also offers better efficiency and longer flight times than the 6S-compatible power systems used in bigger designs — plus it uses a turbine-like sound! An abundance of Additional Scale information including molded-in panel lines and hatches, detachable ordnance and drop tanks, a pilot figure and more take the look to another level. Functional Additional Scale features include LED navigation lights, full-flying stabs and operational flaps, plus retracts and sequenced gear doors. It's also equipped with the most scale-like landing gear of any F-18 EDF design yet, and the shock-absorbing, trailing-link struts are painted white for a a lot more realistic look. Constructed of long lasting, fully-molded EPO material, no glue is required for assembly and it can be ready 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™ Port

Compatible LiPo charger

What remains in package?

(1) E-flite® F-18 80mm EDF with:

(1) 100A Brushless ESC (set up)

(1) Brushless Inrunner Motor (set up)

(10) Metal-Geared Servos (set up)

(1) Spektrum™ AR636 6-Channel Receiver (set up)





 




Exclusive Technologies

Exclusive Technologies
This is the very first high-performance F-18 Hornet design equipped with unique Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence to deliver a locked-in feel that makes it seem like you're flying a much bigger aircraft. Optional-use SAFE Select uses pitch and bank angle limits along with automatic self-leveling that can be turned on and off at the flip of a switch, making this a much easier to fly Hornet than there's ever been prior to! And if you do not want to enable the SAFE Select features, merely bind the receiver usually and only 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 efficiency and a wonderful speed range with practically instantaneous throttle action. This power system also provides better efficiency and longer flight times than the 6S-compatible power systems used in bigger designs. However what makes the experience truly fulfilling is the great sound it produces – it's practically like a genuine turbine.
 

Additional Scale Particulars

Extra Scale Details
The F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF includes an accurate overview and an abundance of Additional Scale information including molded-in panel lines and hatches, painted landing gear, detachable ordnance and drop tanks – more information than you generally find on similar class and smaller sized designs.
 

Functional Additional Scale Features

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

Capable Equipment

Capable Gear
The steerable nose gear with double wheels and the turning main gear feature reputable, factory-installed electric retracts equipped with long lasting metal parts including Additional Scale painted trailing-link, shock-absorbing struts. It's the most scale-like landing gear set up on an F-18 EDF design yet!
 

Long lasting Accuracy

Durable Precision
Building with fully formed EPO material makes it possible to replicate intricate information and shapes in a light-weight yet long lasting form. The result is an impressive scale look that's easy to preserve and provides the 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 required for assembly and you can have the F-18 ready to fly in less time than it requires to charge a battery! The stabs plus the two-piece wing bolt into location and can quickly be eliminated for practical 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 offering outstanding presence and a model you'll be happy to display everywhere you go.
 







SAFE technology

Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Advantage
Already own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) aircraft make getting into the air rapidly and with the 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 set up so all you require to do is bind the receiver to a compatible transmitter, finish any last assembly, and fly!

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

If this is your very first design of its type, or you desire an extra margin of security while familiarizing yourself with the aircraft, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope security technology constructed into the receiver. No programs is required. Merely alter the binding series as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select enabled, you get:

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

Automatic Self-Leveling
The aircraft quickly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It's also valuable for keeping the wings level during takeoffs/launches and landings.

Easy Change Assignment - No Shows Required
The simple treatment for appointing a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't need any programs and takes simply a couple of seconds.

If you do not want to enable the SAFE Select features, simply bind the receiver usually and it will function like a basic AS3X receiver.




 

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



Specifications

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

Charger: 6-cell LiPo balancing charger (offered individually)

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): Full Down 1.8" (45mm), Half Down 1.1" (28mm)

Fan Size: 3.1" (80mm) diameter

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 connector included

Motor Size: 3270 2000Kv brushless inrunner

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

Withdraws: 100° turning electric retracts

Servos: 10 13g metal gear servos included

Transmitter Range: Full range 6-ch transmitter required

Wingspan: 38.6" (980mm)
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