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Freewing 90mm F/A-18C 90mm EDF Jet - Official Thread


Blue Angels F/A-18C Hornet
90mm EDF Jet from Freewing & Motion RC
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Over ten years ago, Freewing began developing their first American 90mm EDF, the F/A-18E Super Hornet. Made of EPS foam and sporting a plastic five blade fan, that model was one of the first 90mm PNPs to demonstrate Freewing’s dreams, and it set the stage for their evolution. Having partnered with us at Motion RC for the past seven years, we’ve all been humbly privileged to expand the Foam EDF Jet’s place in the RC hobby and earn the business of customers worldwide. Thank you for your continued feedback, excitement, and trust!

To celebrate Freewing’s Eleventh anniversary, we are proud to announce an all-new 90mm F/A-18C Hornet, complete with all the latest features common to modern era EDFs in our Super Scale series. Based on some customer feedback requesting more “heads up” about upcoming products, we’re deviating from our normal preference to announce a model after it is produced and shipped, and instead giving you a peek while it is currently in mass production as of March 2019. Save a summer slot for the Freewing F-18 Hornet!

Here’s a brief overview, or just skip to the video links below of our boys tearing up the skies in Georgia:

* F/A-18C “Legacy”, the world’s first -C 90mm PNP
* 90mm 9B EDF (same power system as the heavier 90mm F-4)
* 6s 5000-6000mAh lipo
* 4-5+ minutes of managed flight time (see our video)
* EPO foam, not EPS
* Completely screw-together assembly without any glue
* Scale outline, including open vents between the fuselage and intakes, and downward angled wingtip rails
* Completely concealed elevator servos and elevator control hardware for less drag and better looks
* Full coverage plastic undercarriage doors
* Aluminum suspension undercarriage
* Low-vis rudder servo placement
* Low-vis flap servo placement and geometry
* All-new plastic Fowler flap arm hinges to mimic those on the real F-18
* Removable plastic tipped magnetic nose cone
* Removable wings with QD wing harness
* LED lighting on nose strut, chines, and dorsal
* Large battery bay for battery, MFCB, and gyro
* Sharp and shallow panel lines in sensible areas without reducing overall scale effect
* Pre-molded wing station to accept Freewing’s MWS plastic slot system (aftermarket pylons, ordnance, 3DP, Runcam, etc)
* Quick Service servo plates on the wings and vertical stabilizers (screws, not glue).
* Plastic lined coaming to resist bubbling under the canopy
* Plastic tipped nosecone
* Plastic capped intake lips
* Plastic capped wingtip rails with pre-installed MWS slot
* Plastic nozzles with two-tone metallic paint job
* Blue Angels livery with factory-installed primary markings and un-installed tail number/BuNos
* Pilot's helmet will be painted yellow in final production!

Bonus round: For anyone inclined to install a smaller 80mm EDF, perhaps on 8s for higher speed or 6s 4000 for slower speed and lower operating cost/weight, the 90mm PNP’s box also includes two foam inserts to facilitate installing an 80mm EDF. We’ve flown our Hornet on 80mm 6s 4000, 80mm 8s 4000, 90mm 6s 4000/5000/5100/6000, and even 90mm 8s 4000. In addition to the 90mm 6s PNP, we’ll also have an ARF PLUS available.

View Video Here:
Product Announcement - Freewing F/A-18C Hornet 90mm EDF Jet - Motion RC (3 min 28 sec)


Subscribe to our YouTube channel for notifications when the product pages are put online and the pre-order is opened. Pricing and ETA to follow. For now, enjoy the photos and videos, and fire away.

GO NAVY
Last edited by MotionRC; Mar 26, 2019 at 07:28 AM.
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Mar 26, 2019, 07:19 AM
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Mar 26, 2019, 07:19 AM
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Here is the Flight Review!

Freewing F/A-18C Hornet 90mm EDF Jet - Flight Review - Motion RC (17 min 14 sec)
Last edited by MotionRC; Mar 28, 2019 at 02:06 PM. Reason: Added Flight Review 3/28/19
Mar 26, 2019, 07:24 AM
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Yeah Baby!!! I'm on this one.
Mar 26, 2019, 07:31 AM
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How about D model cockpit too ? had to .....
Mar 26, 2019, 07:39 AM
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How about D model cockpit too ? had to .....
Ha, 'never fails. We don't have plans for a -D canopy/cockpit at this time. Making a second canopy plastic plug isn't difficult, but unfortunately there wasn't any space left in the foam mold to add the stretched battery hatch.
Mar 26, 2019, 07:51 AM
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Damn it! I’ve got 3 airplanes i need to maiden. Looks like it’s about to be 4
Mar 26, 2019, 07:54 AM
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Oh yeahhhh! Just a matter of waiting now. Uh oh! Is that a FOD/Cheater vent in the belly (44secs in video) just behind where the front wheel kicks up debris. :-( Not good for us grass runway guys. If I can fly with it closed off like I do with my A-4 Skyhawk, it'll work. I might have to wait longer than I thought for more info.
Last edited by hifinsword; Mar 26, 2019 at 08:25 AM.
Mar 26, 2019, 07:57 AM
Indoor Free Flight Modeler
Thank you thank you thank you....
Mar 26, 2019, 08:03 AM
Registered User
Woo hoo!

Hopefully that blue paint will come of easily enough.

Are there going to also be the 3D printing .stl files with this one?

Thanks

Dave
Mar 26, 2019, 08:05 AM
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capt soap's Avatar
Alpha, can you show the battery bay.. need to see how much room there is for lipos.
Mar 26, 2019, 08:07 AM
Dont forget the velcro straps
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Dude its siiiiiiiiickkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!! Yaaasssss!!!!legacy hornet FTW!!!!
Mar 26, 2019, 08:11 AM
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Instant purchase for me! Outstanding!
Mar 26, 2019, 08:13 AM
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It looks great, I guess you didn't do the TV on this one?
Last edited by The Snake; Mar 26, 2019 at 08:21 AM.
Mar 26, 2019, 08:19 AM
2019 EDF Jet Jam June 13-16
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Fantastic! Available before the Jet Jam?


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