E-flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF BNF Basic Electric Ducted Fan Jet Airplane w/AS3X & SAFE Technology

E-flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF BNF Basic Electric Ducted Fan Jet Airplane
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The E-Flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF BNF Basic Electric Ducted Fan Jet with AS3X & SAFE Technology is modeled after the F/A-18 Hornet used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as both a fighter and an attack platform.  This replica has been modeled after the F/A-18D two-seat variant, operated primarily 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. This redesigned fan jet is intended for experienced pilots and delivers an exceptional flight as well as many extra scale and functional details, including factory-installed LED lights, full-flying stabs and operational flaps.

With 6S LiPo power its V2 12-blade 80mm fan, high-RPM brushless inrunner motor and 100A ESC deliver fantastic performance with virtually instantaneous throttle response. 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! This model is also equipped with landing gear matching any F-18 EDF model, 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 required for assembly and it can be ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery.


  • 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, Marine Corps and other forces
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ten 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 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
  • Factory-applied VMFA(AW)-242 "Bats" squadron finish
  • Extremely durable, fully molded EPO air-frame
Airfoil Shape: 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
Charger: 6-cell LiPo balancing charger (Sold separately)
Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic
Control Throw (Flaps): Full Down 1.8" (45mm), Half Down 1.1" (28mm)
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)
Fan Size: 3.1" (80mm) diameter
Flaps: Yes
Flying Weight: 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° rotating electric retracts
Servos: Ten 13g metal gear servos included
Transmitter Range: Full range 6-ch transmitter required
Wingspan: 38.6" (980mm)

  • (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)
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

This product was added to our catalog on October 11, 2019