E-flite Blue Angels F-18 Hornet 80mm BNF Basic EDF Jet (980mm) w/AS3X & SAFE Technology

E-flite Blue Angels F-18 Hornet 80mm BNF Basic EDF Jet (980mm)
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The E-Flite Blue Angels F-18 Hornet 80mm Bind-N-Fly Basic Electric Ducted Fan Plus Jet is an exciting replica of the F/A-18 that has served the U.S. Navy Blue Angels since 1986. Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Northrop, the F/A-18s flown by the Blue Angels are nearly the same as those used by the Navy and Marine Corps as both fighters and attack platforms. The weapons are removed, a smoke-oil tank is installed, and the control stick spring system is adjusted to offer more precise control. 

The E-flite F-18 Blue Angels 80mm EDF provides an exceptional flying experience highlighted by an abundance of Extra Scale details and functional features including LED lights, full-flying stabs, operational flaps and more, while also being factory-finished to pay tribute to the iconic demo team. There are ten factory-installed metal-geared servos in both versions, and you can install the compatible receiver and an 80mm EDF power system — from another similar class model or using other compatible components — of your choice in the ARF Plus version. Or, the BNF Basic version comes factory-equipped with a Spektrum receiver that includes exclusive AS3X and optional-use SAFE Select technologies, along with a V2 12-blade 80mm fan, high-RPM brushless in-runner motor and 100A ESC to deliver fantastic performance with 6S 4000–7000mAh LiPo batteries. This power system also provides better performance and longer flight times than the 6S-compatible power systems used in larger models — plus it offers a turbine-like sound! Constructed of durable, fully-molded EPO material, no glue is required for assembly and it can be ready to fly in less time than other similar class models.

Features:
  • The best handling high-performance F-18 EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jet model yet
  • Scale replica of the iconic aircraft flown by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team
  • Factory-applied trim scheme with decal sheet to apply the number designation of your choice
  • Extra Scale details including removable ordnance and tanks, painted landing gear, molded-in panel lines and more
  • Functional Extra Scale features including LED lights, full-flying stabs, flaps, main and nose gear doors
  • V2 12-blade 80mm fan delivers excellent top speed and vertical performance 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 deliver class-leading flight times
  • Ten factory-installed metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages
  • Spektrum AR636 6-channel receiver with industry-leading 2.4GHz DSMX® technology
  • Easier to fly with innovative and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
  • The unmatched stability and locked-in feel of exclusive AS3X® technology
  • 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 takes to charge a battery
  • Two-piece wing that bolts into place and a magnetically secured nose cone
  • Convenient top hatch with clear canopy, cockpit detail and a pilot figure
  • Extremely durable, fully molded EPO airframe
Specifications:
Approximate Flight Time: 3 - 5 minutes
Battery: Sold Separately
CG (Center of Gravity): 2.75 - 3.07" (70 -78mm) from leading edge of the wing where it meets the fuselage
Charger: Sold Separately
Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
Fan Size: 80mm EDF
Flying Weight: 2001-25000g
Power Type: Electric
Landing Gear: 100 degree rotating electric retracts
Material: Foam
Minimum Required Radio: 6-channel
Minimum Speed Control: 100A included
Motor Size: 3270-2000Kv
Motor Type: Brushless
Product Length: 53.1" (1349 mm)
Product Weight: 7.5lbs (3402g)
Radio: Sold Separately
Receiver: Included
Recommended Motor Battery: 6S 4000 - 7000mAh 30C+ LiPo w/EC5 or IC5 connector
Scale: 1/12
Servos: Included
Speed Control: Included
Technology: AS3X and SAFE
Transmitter Range: Full
Trim Scheme Colors: Blue Angels
Wingspan: 38.6" (980mm) 

Includes:
  • (1) E-flite® F-18 Blue Angels 80mm EDF
  • (1) 100A Brushless ESC (installed)
  • (1) Brushless Inrunner Motor (installed)
  • (1) V2 80mm EDF Unit (installed)
  • (10) Metal-Geared Servos (installed)
  • (1) Spektrum™ AR636 6-Channel Receiver (installed)
  • (1) Product Manual
Needed to Complete:
  • Full-range 6-7+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter
  • 6S 22.2V 4000–7000mAh 30+C LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ Connector
  • Compatible LiPo charger