F-18 80mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL3950)

The E-flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF features an all-new design that combines Extra Scale details and functional features with fantastic performance and easy handling to deliver an unmatched flying experience!

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F-18 80mm EDF

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. An all-new design for experienced RC pilots, the E-flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF provides an exceptional flying experience highlighted by an abundance of Extra Scale details and functional scale features including factory-installed LED lights, full-flying stabs, operational flaps and more!

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, 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 airframe

E-flite® F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF BNF Basic & PNP Jet (3 min 11 sec)

The E-flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF features an all-new design with the size, scale details, functional features and performance to deliver an unmatched flying experience. 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! An abundance of Extra Scale details including molded-in panel lines and hatches, removable ordnance and drop tanks, a pilot figure and more take the appearance to another level. Functional Extra Scale features include LED navigation lights, full-flying stabs and operational flaps, plus retracts and sequenced gear doors. It's also equipped with the most scale-like landing gear of any F-18 EDF model 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 required for assembly and it can be ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery!

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Oct 03, 2019, 04:52 PM
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Wow so cool i by one immediatly fiesta EDF f18 with scaled landing fera i love it pelade seller it soon
Oct 04, 2019, 04:32 PM
Damn that dog can fly.....
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Looks amazing, but good luck trying to get any customer support whatsoever if you live in the UK.
Oct 09, 2019, 06:11 AM
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I like the size and the cost, I just wish they would show grass take offs .
I find it very difficult to get any jet off from a normal RC grass field , not a PGA putting green lol !
Oct 09, 2019, 06:22 AM
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If you check out the flight reviews of the E-Flite F-4 Phantom, you won't buy an EDF without trailing link nose gear. If the mains have large enough tires, an OLEO strut can handle it but TL are still preferred even there. My own experience with EDFs and nose gears tell me not to count on an OLEO strut. Sooner or later it will get loose and come off when you hit a divot. It doesn't matter how smoothly you land, if the nose gear isn't TL, it won't last very long.

This bird is targeted at those that fly off pavement or hard surfaces. If I had such a field to fly from, I would get it. But I don't.

In the other E-Flite F-18 thread, it was mentioned by a member that the nose strut is an OLEO. That is not confirmed but the movement in the posted video by HH shows only up and down movement on landings. One should expect some aft movement of the tire if it was TL. The advertising touts trailing link LG, but the nose gear specifically is not spelled out. Maybe TL only applies to the MAINS? What say you HH?
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Last edited by hifinsword; Oct 09, 2019 at 06:33 AM.
Oct 09, 2019, 02:27 PM
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If you look at the pics the front strut is definitely an Oleo to keep it Scale.. The Freewing 90mm F-18 on the other hand has front Trailing link more practical for grass flying.. It easily takes off & lands on my not so putting green grass field ...
Oct 09, 2019, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by JPJI
Looks amazing, but good luck trying to get any customer support whatsoever if you live in the UK.
Are you not getting a bit bored keep typing the same thing in all the Eflite review threads? After all, I don't think anyone is paying attention anymore.

And if I was Logic RC (who are awesome by the way) I'd be rather offended you keep bashing them the way you are (they ARE the UK importers, remember)
Oct 10, 2019, 08:04 AM
Damn that dog can fly.....
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Originally Posted by i_am_mark_evans
Are you not getting a bit bored keep typing the same thing in all the Eflite review threads? After all, I don't think anyone is paying attention anymore.

And if I was Logic RC (who are awesome by the way) I'd be rather offended you keep bashing them the way you are (they ARE the UK importers, remember)
Nope, I just get more and more angry about it with each passing day. 2 years have passed, and still no reply from HH despite multiple emails and a letter to the CEO. Disgusting. Are you not getting bored of trying to defend the indefensible?

Note: before we get accused of hijacking this thread, feel free to post your comments here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ellent-service

Perhaps logic RC should try looking back at all the unanswered historic emails instead of just sweeping them under the carpet.
Last edited by JPJI; Oct 10, 2019 at 10:15 AM.
Oct 10, 2019, 11:38 AM
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Would this thing have a Hobbywing ESC? I think the older style ESC were failing/overheating and causing crashes for those that did not install a separate BEC. I hope Horizon/FMS puts quality ESC's with good cooling in all of their airplanes (jets & prop).

I wish Horizon came out with a successor to the Habu32x. There does not seem to be much in the market with full ducting for edf that is fiberglass and wood and comes in ARF format.


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