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F-18 Blue Angels 80mm EDF ARF Plus

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F-18 Blue Angels 80mm EDF ARF Plus

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Product Details

The E-fliteĀ® F-18 Blue Angels 80mm EDF jet delivers an unmatched flying experience, combining fantastic performance and easy handling with Extra Scale details and features, plus a finish that pays tribute to the iconic U.S. Navy demonstration team.
Key Features
  • Scale replica of the iconic aircraft flown by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team
  • Functional Extra Scale features including LED lights, full-flying stabs, flaps, main and nose gear doors
  • Fits a wide range of 6S batteries from 4000-7000mAh to deliver class-leading flight times
  • Electric retracts with scale painted shock-absorbing, trailing-link struts
  • ARF Plus completion level version is ready for installation of your 80mm EDF unit, motor and ESC
In The Box
  • (1) E-flite® F-18 Blue Angels 80mm EDF
  • (10) Metal-Geared Servos (installed)
  • (1) Product Manual
Needed to Complete
  • Full-range 6+ channel transmitter and receiver
  • Compatible 80mm fan unit, motor and ESC
  • Compatible LiPo battery
  • Compatible LiPo charger
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Introduction

Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Northrop, the F/A-18 has served the U.S. Navy Blue Angels since 1986 — longer than any other aircraft flown by the famous flight demonstration team. F/A-18s flown by the Blue Angels are nearly the same as those used by the Navy and Marine Corps as both fighters and attack platforms. The weapons are removed, a smoke-oil tank is installed, and the control stick spring system is adjusted to offer more precise control. The E-flite® F-18 Blue Angels 80mm EDF provides an exceptional flying experience highlighted by an abundance of Extra Scale details and functional features including LED lights, full-flying stabs, operational flaps and more, while also being factory-finished to pay tribute to the iconic demo team.

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 Blue Angels demonstration team
  • Factory-applied trim scheme with decal sheet to apply the number designation of your choice
  • 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
  • ARF Plus completion level version is ready for installation of your 80mm EDF unit, motor and ESC (ARF Plus version only)
  • Fits a wide range of 6S batteries from 4000-7000mAh to deliver class-leading flight times
  • 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
  • Extremely durable, fully molded EPO airframe

Overview

The E-flite® F-18 Blue Angels 80mm EDF has the size, scale details, functional features and performance to provide an unmatched flying experience. 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 realistic 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 even more authenticity. There are ten factory-installed metal-geared servos in both versions, and you can install the compatible receiver and an 80mm EDF power system — from another similar class model or using other compatible components — of your choice in the ARF Plus version. Or, the BNF Basic version comes factory-equipped with a Spektrum receiver that includes exclusive AS3X® and optional-use SAFE® Select technologies, along with a V2 12-blade 80mm fan, high-RPM brushless inrunner motor and 100A ESC to deliver fantastic performance with 6S 4000–7000mAh LiPo batteries. 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! Constructed of durable, fully-molded EPO material, no glue is required for assembly and it can be ready to fly in less time than other similar class models.

Video Overview

 

ARF Plus Completion Level
ARF Plus Completion Level

This Almost-Ready-To-Fly (ARF) Plus version comes out of the box with factory-installed servos that are ready to connect to the compatible receiver of your choice, for use with the transmitter and battery you provide (sold separately). You can also install the power system of your choice, either from another similar class model, or using other compatible components (all sold separately).

 

Power It Your Way
Power It Your Way

The ARF Plus version is ready for you to install the power system of your choice (sold separately). You can easily install a directly compatible 80mm V1 or V2 fan unit, motor and ESC from other E-flite® or FMS models without the need for any modifications, or you can potentially install other suitable power systems too.

 

Extra Scale Details
Extra Scale Details

The F-18 Blue Angels 80mm EDF features an accurate outline and an abundance of Extra Scale details including molded-in panel lines and hatches, painted landing gear, removable ordnance and drop tanks – more details than you typically find on similar class and smaller models.

 

Functional Extra Scale Features
Functional Extra Scale Features

Factory-installed LED lights, full-flying stabs, operational flaps and control surfaces with pocket hinges – even main gear and sequenced nose gear doors – are functional Extra Scale features that take your experience to another level.

 

Capable Gear
Capable Gear

The steerable nose gear with dual wheels and the rotating main gear feature reliable, factory-installed electric retracts equipped with durable metal components including Extra Scale painted trailing-link, shock-absorbing struts. It's the most scale-like landing gear installed on an F-18 EDF model yet!

 

Durable Precision
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. The factory-installed metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages deliver crisp and precise control at every speed.

 

Easy Assembly
Easy Assembly

No glue is required for assembly and you can have the F-18 ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery! The stabs plus the two-piece wing bolt into place and can easily be removed for convenient storage and transport.

 

Iconic Trim Scheme
Iconic Trim Scheme

The factory-applied paint and decal finish pays tribute to the iconic U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team. A decal sheet is also included so you can apply the number designation of your choice.

 

Product Specifications

Specs

Airfoil Shape Symmetrical
Approximate Assembly Time Less than one hour
Approximate Flight Time 3 - 5 minutes
Battery Sold Separately
CG (Center of Gravity) 2.75 - 3.07" (70 -78mm) from leading edge of the wing where it meets the fuselage
Charger Sold Separately
Completion Level Almost Ready-To-Fly
Flaps Yes
Flying Weight 2001-25000g
Power Type Electric
Landing Gear 100 degree rotating electric retracts
Material Foam
Minimum Required Radio 6-channel
Minimum Speed Control 100A, sold separately
Product Length 53.1" (1349 mm)
Product Weight 6.6 – 7.5lb (2.99 - 3.4kg)
Receiver Sold Separately
Recommended Motor Battery 6S 4000 - 7000mAh 30C+ LiPo w/EC5 or IC5 connector
Retracts Included
Scale 1/12
Servos Included
Skill Level Level 3
Speed Control Sold Separately
Transmitter Range Full
Trim Scheme Colors Blue Angels
Wingspan 38.6" (980 mm)