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Old May 31, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Blitzrcworks 70mm v2 F18!! with "whats in the box", "how to build", "maiden" video

Well i took advantage of banana hobbies memorial day sale and boy did I get good deal!!! I ordered a 4 CH 2.4GHz BlitzRCWorks FA/18C normally selling for $229 i got it for $139 since i didn't need the battery charger or transmitter. The f18 is in the jolly roger scheme so i cant wait to get it and this will be my second edf jet.

"whats in the box" video
"Whats in the box" Banana Hobby Blitzrcworks 70mm F18 V2 rc edf jet (3 min 54 sec)


"how to build" video
"How to assemble" Banana Hobby Blitzrcworks 70mm F18 V2 rc edf jet (4 min 24 sec)


"maiden flight" video
"Maiden flight" Banana Hobby Blitzrcworks 70mm F18 V2 rc edf jet (6 min 12 sec)


Blitzrcworks 70mm F18 V2 rc edf jet some great flying, flight #2 (5 min 1 sec)


Blitzrcworks/Banana hobby 70mm rc edf jet F18 flight #3 (6 min 29 sec)


Blitzrcworks/Banana hobby 70mm F18 v2 flight #4 (4 min 34 sec)



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Old Jun 01, 2010, 01:38 AM
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Congrats she is a beauty, be carefull the next thing you know you will know you will have a hangar full of efs!
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 06:40 AM
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yeah this weekand i bought the upgrades for my T45 about $120 worth now I bought this within a day for $140 which is a great price but still. I think my rc addiction is growing.

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Old Jun 01, 2010, 03:35 PM
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That 70mm or 64mm fan? I'll assume it was Rx ready and not RTF. You'll never get your radio to bind to their no name 2.4 rx. Thats unless you have their no name 2.4 radio! Another fella went on a tirade when he claimed he was told he could bind his spektrum TX to their rx.
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 03:48 PM
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its the 70mm and well it was rtf but i just subtracted the radio and charger because i don't need them, so yeah it is a rxr plane. I have a futaba 2.4ghz 6ch fassst system.

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Old Jun 01, 2010, 03:53 PM
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 05:25 PM
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ive been looking at getting this model for awhile now, but i usually fly off grass fields. Has anyone had any luck with hand-launching this model? Thanks!
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 05:55 PM
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ive been looking at getting this model for awhile now, but i usually fly off grass fields. Has anyone had any luck with hand-launching this model? Thanks!
I have the same model but I'm using the landing gears. I also have the Nitro planes versions (no rudders but the same jet) and I hand launch it. It will take off with a slight toss.
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 08:11 PM
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Saw a kid at our field w/ the Blue Angels color scheme. He just held it between the exhaust, throttled up and for a lack of better words shoved it at a 45. Flew fantastic on the stock setup mins the LG.

Just saw the Blues perform at Jones Beach this past weekend. Those F-18s are sharp in that Navy Blue and Gold scheme.
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 08:17 PM
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when i get mine in here pretty soon and go out flying i will try and do a normal take off from the runway and hand lauch it. Im just nervous for belly landing it because of the position of the esc somthing might happen to it here is a pick of what im talking about.

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Old Jun 01, 2010, 10:05 PM
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There's a long, long thread about this jet ( as Exceed Rc from Nitroplanes) and some had purchase a belly pan. I personally like using the gears but some times when theres no where to land, belly it OK I guess.

After I crashed one of the F-18's, I fixed it and made it a belly lander and placed the Ecs in the receiver compartment.
Here's one of them...but with the gears

Exceed Rc F 18 70MM EDF Jet (5 min 34 sec)
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 11:43 PM
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I have the same plane, jolly Roger to, very very nice plane, I bought the airframe only for 150 :-(. I also added the rudders, put a Haoya fan which make an excellent turbine sounds, added the pilot, and the servoless retracts... Boy it's real fun, with or without these addons.
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 12:21 AM
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My 70mm blue angel flies great as a hand tosser. I removed the gear since I don't have access to many pavement runways around me, which made it even easier to hand toss. Really fun to fly but stock is just too slow for me. An F/A-18 should SCREAM by on a low pass, not jog, lol. I plan on upgrading the power plant to push it to 90+mph.
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 06:31 AM
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First flight im thinkin would be a ground take off and after that i might take the gear off looks a little more scale in the air. And this f18 comes with missles and drop tanks can you take them on and off?

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Old Jun 02, 2010, 08:52 AM
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I can see adding ordinance and tanks while on display but the amount of drag that stuff puts on in flight is a...drag.

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