Freewing F/A-18C Hornet Blue Angels 90mm EDF Jet - ARF PLUS
F/A-18C Hornet Blue Angels with 9-Blade 90mm EDF Jet from Freewing - ARF PLUS - FJ31411A+
Version Info: This is the ARF+ version for pilots who wish to install their own power system. All primary electronics including servos and landing gear retracts come pre-installed, just add your own power system (EDF, motor, and ESC) to begin flying.
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.
- 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
- Freewing F/A-18C Hornet Blue Angels 90mm EDF Jet - ARF PLUS
- Electronic retractable landing gear (installed)
- Servos, LED Lights (installed)
- Brushless motor, EDF unit and ESC (see specifications for details)
- 6 Channel radio - select a minimum 6 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 6 Channel receiver - select a minimum 6 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 6 Cell 22.2V 5000-6000 mAh LiPo battery with EC5 connector - we recommend the Admiral Pro 6000mAh 6S 22.2V 50C LiPo Battery with EC5 Connector
- 6 Cell compatible battery charger - select a minimum 6 cell (6S) charger from our Charger Collection
1 : 11 Scale
1034mm / 40.7in
2640g / 93.12oz (w/o battery)
CG (Center of Gravity)
88mm (3.4") from the leading edge of the wing at the root
6S 3748-1750kV Brushless Outrunner Motor
Electronic Speed Control
130A, EC5 Connector
Propeller / EDF
90mm 9-Blade EDF
9g metal gear digital standard with 500mm lead : nose gear steering
Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with all metal shock absorbing struts
6S 22.2V 5000-6000mAh LiPo with EC5 connector (required)
6 Channel (required)
|Outdoor, 150+ foot paved runway or short manicured grass|
Product Spare Parts
Product Questions & AnswersNOTE: 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.
- September 12, 2019 - Download this free 3DP STL (.zip) file for the OEM Front Instrument Panel (Credit to Hobby Squawk member Elbee).
- July 18, 2019 - CRITICAL ACTION: Please read this Technical Service Bulletin for the Freewing 90mm EDF F/A-18C Hornet before attempting to fly your aircraft.
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Fine Flying Machine
This is an exceptional flying airplane. Right out of the box there were no issues. I did buy the ARF + so I placed a Jet fan with a Het 700-68 -2100 Kv in to it. Not a whole lot of flying time, but the performance is worth it. At least the way I see it. I also went with a little more through than that called for in the manual. I also used 3 rates on each flying surface and I found that 100% with 20% expo was right for me. The plane lands fine and the take-offs are without any issues as well. I did find that a little aft of CG was a better flier for me. I paced the CG about 1/4 of an inch more aft and the landings seem to be very predictable . I did need to go to about 9mm up on the elevator in lieu of the 7mm as shown in the instructions. Aeilrons were close, but for some reason my airplane wanted a little right about 10 clicks on a Spectrum radio. I believe this may be due to the placement of the EDF inside of the fuse. But no big thing. After the maiden it flies very well with the adjustments. I will probably buy another and do the gray and use the Black Aces livery.
Freewing F/A-18C Hornet Blue Angels 90mm EDF
My first F-18 crashed on Maiden do to wires being severed in the elevator which caused a glitch and an immediate nose dive totaling The Craft, motion RC replaced it for free. My second Blue Angel F-18 almost crashed because the servos in the elevator are two weak for an 8's setup and after five flights started stripping out, I noticed I had a problem when it wouldn't do a loop at full speed, it just kept straight, I got it down luckily, I took the elevator servos apart and they were slightly stripped, these are hybrid parts Mostly plastic. This jet comes with weak servos and will crash unless you replace them. Freewing has built great Jets Out of the Box, this one I will give a 3 Because all servos need to be replaced if you are using 8s setup from my testing.
Look amazing and for the price cant beat that. Not fly it yet but it look great just standing on my room.
Very nice looking and all that, flies great but mine had issues, almost crashed it on take off, everytime the gear went up the rudders would go left, gear down the rudders went back straight, bypassed the Blue Box and all is good. Five flights later with gear down and full flaps, it rolled over on it's own and almost crashed again, raised the flaps before it hit mother earth and it straightened out and I saved it, so now with 29 flights to date it all seems fine, never did figure out the flaps problem, MRC did contact me and told me to open a ticket, I didn't because I don't want a replacment Blue Box, I hate them and will not use one if I can bypass everything.
low rates way to much. CG I feel is aft... Overall F-18 fit/finish is great....
F-18 C 90 mm
Beautiful airplane have not flown yet will make another fee back and review after a few flights