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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 a number of other countries fly the F-18 also. This reproduction has actually been imitated the F/A-18D two-seat version, operated mostly by the U.S. Marine Corps in night attack and Forward Air Controller (Airborne) [FAC(A)] functions. The trim and color pattern are drawn 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 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 reproduction of the renowned aircraft zipped the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and other forces

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

Practical Additional Scale features including LED lights, full-flying stabs, flaps, main and nose equipment doors

V2 12-blade 80mm fan delivers 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 range of 6S batteries from 4000-7000mAh to provide class-leading flight times

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

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

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 needed for assembly and can be all set to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery

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

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

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

Very durable, completely molded EPO airframe





HIGH-PERFORMANCE, EASY HANDLING HORNET
The E-flite® F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF features an all-new style with the size, scale information, practical functions and efficiency to provide an unrivaled flying experience. With 6S LiPo power its V2 12-blade 80mm fan, high-RPM brushless inrunner motor and 100A ESC provide fantastic efficiency with virtually rapid throttle response. This power system likewise offers 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 Additional Scale information including molded-in panel lines and hatches, removable ordnance and drop tanks, a pilot figure and more take the appearance to another level. Practical Additional Scale functions include 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 material, no glue is needed for assembly and it can be all set to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery!





Needed to Complete

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

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

Compatible LiPo charger

What remains 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 design geared up with unique Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select innovations. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence to provide a locked-in feel that makes it seem like you're flying a much larger aircraft. 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 much easier to fly Hornet than there's ever been prior to! And if you don't wish to allow the SAFE Select functions, 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 provide fantastic vertical efficiency and a wonderful speed variety with virtually rapid throttle response. This power system likewise delivers better efficiency and longer flight times than the 6S-compatible power systems utilized in larger designs. However what makes the experience really fulfilling is the fantastic sound it produces – it's nearly like a real turbine.
 

Additional Scale Particulars

Extra Scale Details
The F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF features a precise outline and an abundance of Additional Scale information including molded-in panel lines and hatches, painted landing equipment, removable ordnance and drop tanks – more information than you typically find on comparable class and smaller designs.
 

Practical Additional Scale Features

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

Capable Gear

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

Long lasting Accuracy

Durable Precision
Building with completely molded EPO material makes it possible to replicate complicated information and shapes in a lightweight yet durable form. The result 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 provide 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 takes to charge a battery! The stabs plus the two-piece wing bolt into location and can quickly be eliminated 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 supplying outstanding exposure and a design you'll be proud to show off everywhere you go.
 







SAFE technology

Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Advantage
Currently own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) aircraft make entering into the air rapidly 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, complete any last assembly, and fly!

This Bind-N-Fly Basic design is geared up with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver including 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 larger, skillfully tuned aircraft.

If this is your 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 technology developed into the receiver. No shows is needed. Simply alter the binding series as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select allowed, you get:

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

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

Easy Change Project - No Shows Required
The simple procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select functions on and off does not require any shows and takes simply a few seconds.

If you don't wish to allow the SAFE Select functions, simply bind the receiver usually and it will function like a standard AS3X receiver.




 

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



Requirements

Airfoil Forming: Flat bottom

Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour

Approximate Flight Time: 3 minutes

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

Battery Charger: 6-cell LiPo balancing charger (sold separately)

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) 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 (sold separately)

Retracts: 100° turning electrical retracts

Servos: 10 13g metal equipment servos included

Transmitter Range: Complete variety 6-ch transmitter needed

Wingspan: 38.6" (980mm)
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