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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
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 several other countries fly the F-18 also. This reproduction has actually been modeled after the F/A-18D two-seat variation, 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. A brand new style for knowledgeable RC pilots, the E-flite® F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF provides an exceptional flying experience highlighted by an abundance of Extra Scale information and practical 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 reproduction of the iconic aircraft flown by the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and other forces

Extra Scale information 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 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 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® innovation

Much easier to fly with ingenious and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope defense

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

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

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

No glue needed for assembly and can be prepared to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery

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

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

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

Exceptionally durable, completely molded 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, practical features and efficiency to deliver an unrivaled flying experience. With SIX LiPo power its V2 12-blade 80mm fan, high-RPM brushless inrunner motor and 100A ESC deliver great efficiency with practically immediate throttle response. This power system likewise provides much better efficiency and longer flight times than the 6S-compatible power systems utilized in larger designs — plus it offers a turbine-like sound! An abundance of Extra Scale information 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 features consist of LED navigation lights, full-flying stabs and operational flaps, plus retracts and sequenced equipment doors. It's likewise geared up 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 an even more realistic appearance. Constructed of durable, fully-molded EPO product, no glue is needed for assembly and it can be prepared to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery!





Needed to Complete

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

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

Compatible LiPo charger

What remains in the Box?

(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 geared up with exclusive Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the impacts of wind and turbulence to deliver a locked-in feel that makes it look like you're flying a much larger plane. Optional-use SAFE Select offers pitch and bank angle limits in addition to 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 do not wish to make it possible for the SAFE Select features, simply bind the receiver generally 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 integrate with your SIX 4000–7000mAh 30+C LiPo battery to deliver excellent vertical efficiency and a fantastic speed variety with practically immediate throttle response. This power system likewise provides much better efficiency and longer flight times than the 6S-compatible power systems utilized in larger designs. However what makes the experience really rewarding is the great sound it produces – it's practically like a real turbine.
 

Extra Scale Details

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

Practical Extra Scale Features

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

Capable Equipment

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

Durable Precision

Durable Precision
Building with completely molded EPO product makes it possible to reproduce intricate detail and shapes in a lightweight yet durable kind. The result is an impressive scale appearance that's easy to keep and provides the 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 needed for assembly and you can have the F-18 prepared to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery! The stabs plus the two-piece wing bolt into place and can quickly be gotten rid of for convenient storage and transport.
 

Distinct Trim Scheme

Unique Trim Scheme
The factory-applied paint and decal finish commemorates the U.S. Marine Corps VMFA(AW)-242 "Bats" squadron, while offering outstanding visibility and a model you'll be proud to show off everywhere you go.
 







SAFE technology

Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Benefit
Already own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) aircraft make entering the air rapidly and with the best control experience possible simpler than ever. They come out of the box with the power system, servos and a Spektrum 2.4GHz receiver set up so all you need to do is bind the receiver to a suitable transmitter, end up any final assembly, and fly!

This Bind-N-Fly Basic design is geared up with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver featuring AS3X (Synthetic Stabilization–3–aXis) innovation that works behind the scenes to smooth out the impacts of wind and turbulence. The result is an increased sense of stability and precision that makes you feel like you're flying a much larger, skillfully tuned aircraft.

If this is your very first design of its type, or you desire an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the plane, you can make it possible for the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope defense innovation built into the receiver. No shows is needed. Just alter the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select allowed, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits
These envelope restricts keep the plane from rolling or pitching upside down. They likewise prevent excessive climb or dive angles.

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

Easy Change Assignment - No Shows Required
The easy procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't require any shows and takes just a few seconds.

If you do not wish to make it possible for the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver generally and it will operate like a basic 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 charger (sold separately)

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) 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 port included

Motor Size: 3270 2000Kv brushless inrunner

Recommended Motor Battery: SIX 22.2V 4000-8000mAh 30C LiPo w/IC5 or EC5 port (sold separately)

Withdraws: 100° turning electric retracts

Servos: Ten 13g metal equipment servos included

Transmitter Variety: Complete variety 6-ch transmitter needed

Wingspan: 38.6" (980mm)
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