The ALL-NEW E-flite A-10 Twin 64mm EDF BNF Basic/PNP...The Easiest to Fly Hog Yet!

The E-flite A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF is a replica of the U.S. Air Force's primary Close Air Support aircraft. It's the highest-performance hog model yet, and is also the easiest to fly when equipped with available SAFE Select technology!

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Introduction

As the primary Close Air Support aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, the A-10 Thunderbolt II is often affectionately called the “Warthog” due to its aggressive look, and because it’s a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The nose — often decorated with painted teeth — is equipped with a GAU-8 Avenger 30mm gatling gun that unleashes the destructive bite of armor-piercing incendiary rounds. The E-flite® A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF is a scale replica of the iconic aircraft that served with distinction in operations Desert Storm, Desert Fox, Enduring Freedom and others. It delivers excellent top speed and unlimited vertical performance, while also featuring fantastic handling and being the easiest to fly hog yet when it’s equipped with exclusive Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies (BNF® Basic version only).

Overview

A PRACTICAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE TWIN

Featuring an all-new design, the E-flite® A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF (electric ducted fan) jet is the highest-performance and best-handling model of the popular U.S. Air Force aircraft yet. Its twin 11-blade, 64mm fans are powered by high-RPM brushless motors that are paired with 40A ESCs wired to use a single 6S 3200–4000mAh battery. This perfectly engineered power system produces excellent top speed and unlimited vertical performance while also delivering class-leading flight times. The separate BEC and nine factory-installed digital servos with ball-link equipped linkages deliver precise and reliable control. A long list of functional features includes LED navigation lights, operational flaps, twin rudders and electric retracts with shock-absorbing struts so you can fly from a variety of surfaces, including grass fields. And details including removable ordnance, molded in panel lines, a cockpit with pilot figure and more add to the incredible scale looks. Plus it arrives factory-finished in the rare “Flipper” three-tone gray camouflage trim scheme that looks great on the ground and in the air. And it all adds up to deliver a “Hog” that’s practically sized so it’s easier to store and transport while also offering an unmatched flying experience you’ll enjoy flight after flight!

Exclusive Technologies (BNF Basic version only) This is the first high-performance A-10 Thunderbolt model equipped with both exclusive Spektrum® AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence to deliver a locked-in feel that makes it seem like you're flying a much larger airplane. Optional-use SAFE Select offers pitch and bank angle limits along with automatic self-leveling that can be turned on and off at the flip of a switch, making this the easiest to fly A-10 yet! And if you don't want to enable the SAFE Select features, simply bind the receiver normally and only AS3X will be active.

High-Performance EDFs The twin 11-blade 64mm fans, high-RPM brushless motors and 40-amp ESCs combine with your 6S 3200–4000mAh 30+C LiPo battery to deliver unlimited vertical performance and a fantastic speed range with virtually instantaneous throttle response. This power system also delivers better performance and longer flight times than the 4S-compatible power systems used in similar class models. But what makes the experience truly rewarding is the fantastic sound it produces – it's almost like a real turbine engine.

Scale Details The A-10 twin 64mm EDF features an accurate outline and an abundance of scale details including molded-in panel lines and hatches, gun detail, and removable ordnance – more details than you typically find on similar class and smaller models. Functional Features Factory-installed LED navigation lights, operational flaps and twin rudders are functional features that take your experience to another level.

Capable Gear The factory-installed electric retracts are equipped with durable metal components including shock-absorbing struts that make it possible to fly from a wider variety of surfaces including paved runways and even grass.

Durable Precision Construction with fully-molded EPO material makes it possible to replicate complex detail and shapes in a lightweight yet durable form. The result is an outstanding scale appearance that's easy to maintain and delivers the best possible flight experience, plus the factory-installed servos with ball-link equipped linkages deliver crisp and precise control at every speed.

Extra Convenience The one-piece, composite-reinforced wing is easy to install and remove for storage and transport thanks to the innovative hands-free connection system. And the convenient top-mounted hatch makes it quick and easy to install and remove batteries.

Unique Trim Scheme The factory-applied paint and decal finish is inspired by the rare “Flipper” three-tone gray camouflage that was used on some A-10 aircraft in the early 90’s and makes for a model you'll be proud to show off everywhere you go.

Bind-N-Fly® Completion Level Advantage Already own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) aircraft make getting into the air quickly and with the best control experience possible easier than ever. They come out of the box with the power system, servos and a Spektrum 2.4GHz receiver installed so all you need to do is bind the receiver to a compatible transmitter, finish any final assembly and fly!

This Bind-N-Fly Basic model is equipped with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver featuring AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization–3-aXis) technology that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence so you enjoy a sense of stability and precision that makes it feel like you're flying a much larger, expertly tuned aircraft.

If this is your first model of its type, or you want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology built into the receiver. No programming is required. Simply change up the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select enabled, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits • These envelope limits keep the airplane from rolling or pitching upside down. They also prevent excessive climb or dive angles.

Automatic Self-Leveling • The airplane instantly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It’s also helpful for keeping the wings level during takeoffs/launches and landings.

Easy Switch Assignment—No Programming Required • The simple procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't require any programming and takes just a few seconds.

If you don’t want to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver normally and it will function like a standard AS3X receiver.

Plug-N-Play® Completion Level This Plug-N-Play (PNP) model comes out of the box with a factory-installed power system and servos that are ready to connect to the compatible receiver of your choice (sold separately). Simply install the receiver, finish any final assembly and fly!

Key Features

  • The easiest to fly and best handling high-performance A-10 twin EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jet model yet
  • Scale replica of the iconic aircraft flown by the U.S. Air Force for Close Air Support and other missions
  • Functional features including LED navigation lights, operational flaps and twin rudders
  • Scale details including removable ordnance, molded-in panel lines and more
  • Twin 11-blade 64mm fans deliver excellent top speed and unlimited vertical performance plus turbine-like sound
  • Factory-installed, high-power 6S-compatible brushless motors, 40-amp ESCs and a separate BEC
  • Fits 6S batteries from 3200-4000mAh to deliver class-leading performance and flight times
  • Spektrum™ AR636 6-channel receiver with industry-leading 2.4GHz DSMX® technology (BNF® Basic version only)
  • Easy to fly with innovative and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection (BNF Basic version only)
  • The unmatched stability and locked-in feel of exclusive AS3X® technology (BNF Basic version only
  • Nine factory-installed digital servos with precise ball-link equipped linkages
  • Electric retracts with shock-absorbing struts for operation from a variety of surfaces including grass
  • Easy to install/remove one-piece composite reinforced wing with hands-free connection system
  • Convenient top hatch with clear canopy, cockpit detail and a pilot figure
  • Factory-applied “Flipper” camouflage trim scheme and finish
  • Extremely durable, fully-molded EPO airframe

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 45.23 in (1149 mm)
  • Length: 41.77 in (1061 mm)
  • Flying Weight: 80-85 oz (2268-2410 g)
  • Motors: (2) Brushless Outrunner (installed)
  • Speed Controls: (2) 40A Brushless (installed)
  • Servos: (9) Digital (installed)
  • Radio: Full-Range 6–7+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2® (sold separately)
  • Receiver: Spektrum™ AR636 with AS3X® and SAFE® Select Technologies (installed; sold separately for PNP version)
  • Battery: 6S 22.2V 3200-4000mAh 30+C LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ Connector (sold separately)

Needed to Complete

  • Full-range 6-7+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter (6+ channel transmitter/receiver for PNP version)
  • 6S 22.2V 3200–4000mAh 30+C LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ connector
  • Compatible LiPo charger

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E-flite® A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF BNF® Basic / PNP Jet (3 min 15 sec)


Flight Talk: E-flite A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF (12 min 29 sec)



Pilot Ryan Media videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/RCAirTr...Command/videos

Unboxing and Assembly:
E-Flite A-10 Thunderbolt Twin 64mm BNF UNBOX, Assembly (29 min 50 sec)


Shakedown Flight:
E-Flite A-10 Thunderbolt Twin 64mm EDF Shakedown Flight (10 min 36 sec)


Second Flight:
E-Flite A-10 64mm Twin EDF Second Flight (9 min 4 sec)



The RC Geek videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5q...A-XZGlA/videos

Flight Review (lower Chris, lower!!):
From the Field -- E-flite A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF Flight Review (9 min 43 sec)


"Clean/No Stores" (ordnance) Flight:
The RC Geek's E-flite A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF Clean Flight (no stores) at MRCF (4 min 24 sec)


"Full Stores" (ordnance) Flight:
The RC Geek's E-flite A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF Full Stores Flight at MRCF (4 min 41 sec)



TheRcSaylors videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRcSaylors/videos
NEW! E-flite A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF - High Performance & Easy To Fly - TheRcSaylors (20 min 58 sec)



RCINFORMER videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/RCINFORMER/videos

Introduction to a series of 5 videos:
E-flite A-10 THUNDERBOLT Twin 64mm EDF Jet - 5 Part Video Series Intro By: RCINFORMER (4 min 19 sec)


Unboxing:
Eflite A-10 THUNDERBOLT II 64mm Twin 100mph+ EDF Jet Unboxing By:RCINFORMER (22 min 36 sec)


Assembly Guide:
Eflite A-10 THUNDERBOLT Twin 64mm 100MPH+ EDF Assembly Guide By: RCINFORMER (46 min 43 sec)


Maiden Flight:
Eflite A-10 THUNDERBOLT II Twin 64mm EDF Jet Maiden Flight By: RCINFORMER (13 min 43 sec)


Ordnance Flight:
Eflite A-10 THUNDERBOLT II 64mm Twin 100mph+ EDF Ordnance Flight By:RCINFORMER (9 min 22 sec)


Grass Field Demo/Ops:
Eflite A-10 THUNDERBOLT II Twin 64mm GRASS Field Demo By: RCINFORMER (12 min 32 sec)
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Wow! I am in!!!

After looking at it more closely, it is a better value than I originally thought.

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Wonder if they could or would do an F-111???????????You know it has to be something not entirely out of the ordinary..............Oh a B1B would be cool, or a Tornado...........man now this has me thinking..............
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Oh man maybe an E.E. Lightning?!
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I’ll say this...it’s a twin because it absolutely has to be a twin (no way to cheat it with a single power system!)
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Single and dual LiPo's, Jason?
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Jason can you spill the country of origin?
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I’ll say this...it’s a twin because it absolutely has to be a twin (no way to cheat it with a single power system!)
Ok. So it has one engine hanging off each wing then. Airliner?
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