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Freewing F/A-18C Hornet Blue Angels 90mm EDF Jet - PNP

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ETA is July 3rd. See below for details.
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Pre-Order / Reservation Details - Please read this information carefully before ordering:
  • Attention Customers: Our initial batch of Freewing F/A-18C Blue Angels PNP sold out in record time, so we are offering this pre-order for customers who want to reserve an airplane from the next shipment. The current expected arrival date for this pre-order is July 3rd, 2019. Any changes to the ETA will be posted on this page.
  • This is an EXTREMELY popular product, so we STRONGLY recommend pre-ordering if you wish to receive a unit from the next shipment.
  • In order to hold your Freewing F/A-18C Hornet Blue Angels 90mm EDF Jet PNP, your credit card or PayPal account will be billed at the time your pre-order is placed.
  • Please DO NOT order spare parts with your pre-order unless you are willing to wait for them to ship with the plane. We do not ship spare parts separately before pre-order items.

F/A-18C Hornet Blue Angels with 9-Blade 90mm EDF Jet from Freewing - PNP - FJ31411P

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. Be sure to save a summer slot for the Freewing F/A-18C, the quintessential 90mm Hornet on the planet!

  Visit the Official Freewing 90mm F/A-18C Hornet Blue Angels Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • This is not a V3, but a completely new design/variant from the ground-up
  • F/A-18C “Legacy”, the world’s first C variant 90mm PNP
  • Efficient and powerful 90mm 9-Blade EDF
  • 6S 5000-6000mAh lipo can easily achieve 4-5+ minutes of managed flight time (see our video in the video tab above)
  • Manufactured with durable and quality EPO foam, not EPS
  • Complete screw-together assembly without the need for any glue
  • Scale outline, including open vents between the fuselage and intakes, and downward angled wingtip rails never before seen in a foam F-18
  • Completely concealed elevator servos and elevator control hardware for less drag and clean scale outline
  • Full coverage plastic undercarriage doors
  • Aluminum suspension undercarriage
  • Trailing link struts
  • Low visibility rudder servo placement
  • Low visibility 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, capped intake lips and 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

Includes:

  • Freewing F/A-18C Hornet Blue Angels 90mm EDF Jet - PNP
  • 9-Blade EDF power system (installed)
  • 3748-1750kV outrunner brushless motor (installed)
  • 130A ESC with EC5 connector (installed)
  • Electronic retractable landing gear (installed)
  • Servos, LED Lights (installed)

Requires:

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 18 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 3-4 hours

Model Scale

1 : 11 Scale

Wingspan

1034mm / 40.7in

Length

1500mm /59.05in

Empty Weight

2640g / 93.12oz (w/o battery)

CG (Center of Gravity)

88mm (3.4") from the leading edge of the wing at the root

Power System

6S 3748-1750kV Brushless Outrunner Motor

Electronic Speed Control

130A, EC5 Connector

Propeller / EDF

90mm 9-Blade EDF

Servos

9g metal gear digital standard with 500mm lead : nose gear steering
9g metal gear digital standard with 300mm lead : left aileron, right aileron
9g metal gear digital standard with 200mm lead : left flap, right flap
9g metal gear digital standard with 150mm lead : left rudder, right rudder
17g metal gear digital standard with 100mm lead : right elevator
17g metal gear digital reverse with 100mm lead : left elevator

Landing Gear

Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with all metal shock absorbing struts

Required Battery

6S 22.2V 5000-6000mAh LiPo with EC5 connector (required)

Required Radio

6 Channel (required)

Ailerons

Yes

Elevator

Yes

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

Yes

Hinge Type

Nylon Reinforced

Material

EPO Foam

Skill Level

Intermediate/Advanced

Build Time

3-4 Hours

Recommended Environment

Outdoor, 150+ foot paved runway or short manicured grass

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NOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.

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06/22/2019
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Freewing F18 Blue Angel 90mm

#1 shipping and packaging amazing #2 looks and details of the aircraft are top of the line #3 had no issues everything was perfect in the Box #4 flew the maiden today and it was amazing I Love it has so much power to go vertically and take offs and landings were amazing flew it 2 times and both times were amazing I will upload a video eventually to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCthtRSTxZV8B50teV2eLKBw

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06/20/2019
Danny Thiessen
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Freewing F18 Blue Angel 90mm

Woooooow I am so Impressed with this Jet it's so much bigger then expected and all the details are so amazing love everything about it the lights and Gear only one little mistake was one sticker that said FREEWINY MODEL but that ok I just laughed will post some videos yet

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06/20/2019
Dave
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Some issues, but beautiful

As previous reviewer Erik stated, there are indeed some QC issues. I too found, after 15 minutes of trying to bind and arm the ESC, that the motor was not connected to the ESC. This required complete removal of the fan unit to plug in the wires. Also, I noted the inconsistency of the connecting rod lengths indicated in the manual, and you can see the same issue when you watch the build video done by Motion. That was minor, as I just fit the rods by trial and error. But the most significant issue turned out to be a defective nose wheel steering servo. It was completely jittery and burning hot to the touch as soon as I bound the receiver to my transmitter. Fortunately, I had an identical 9g servo in my shop, so I replaced it with that one. I haven't flown this plane yet, but will by end of the week. Everything else was excellent insofar as fit and finish. I added some high gloss Minwax and she really looks like a Blue Angel now! Other customers, please be aware of these issues. Being prepared will save you some time and frustration.

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06/17/2019
Erik
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Awesome looking

1st of all, hats off to MRC, as always their shipping timeliness is second to none. First looks the plane is beautifull out of the box. I have not flown this plane yet. I will post another review once I have. The reasonf for only 4 stars is some QC issues, and something that could be done better for ease of use. 1, Motor was not connected to the ESC. 2, Rudder leads were not routed through the fuselage. They were balled up inside the fuselage. It looks as though they were routed correctly at one point due to the paint on the ends. Routing them properly was a PITA. 3, The manual (English Version) has incorrect lengths listed for the control rods. After trying to get the flap linkages set up for 45 minutes, I saw that the Chineese instructions had different lengths listed. They wer correct. 4, In the product review video they state that there is no delay built into the retract system on the MFB (which I was hoping for). But there is a delay of 3-5 seconds up and down. A few thoghrs A. battery cover / canopy. Make it 4 -6 " longer similar to the FW F-22 Raptor. That way it would be easier to access the multi function board without having to remove the battery tray. B, Make the leads on the nav lights on the LEX about 1-2 inches longer so you don't have to over strain the wiring trying to remove the battery tray. Again if bullet A, was incorporated then this would be a non issue. Again, other than these minor issues, the plane is absolutely gorgeous. She looks the part. If she flies half as good as she looks, she will be one awesome addition to my hangar.

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