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Freewing F/A-18 3S 64mm EDF Jet "Royal Maces" - PNP

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64mm 3S Freewing F/A-18 EDF Jet "Royal Maces" - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FJ10711P

The Boeing F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (F/A designation for Fighter/Attack). Designed by McDonnell Douglas and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations. The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, has used the Hornet since 1986. The clean lines, stealth profile, and scale details are all captured in this exceptional 64mm EDF Jet from Freewing Models. Simplicity and durability were major design factors with this model. All airfoil surfaces (main wings, and elevators) are attached to the fuselage using a new modular joiner system which improves strength and allows easy parts replacement. Quality electronic components come pre-installed so you can be in the air in less then one hour.

  Visit the Official Freewing 64mm F/A-18 Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • Includes a powerful 4300KV motor, 64mm EDF fan unit, 30 Amp Electronic Speed Control, and 3S LiPo capability
  • Scale details including the Navy's "Royal Maces" livery, painted pilot and cockpit, panel lines and landing gear
  • 5x 9g servos come pre-installed

Includes:

  • 64mm 3S Freewing F/A-18 EDF Jet (Receiver Ready) PNP
  • Servos, motor, fan unit and ESC are all pre-installed

Requires:

  • 4 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 4 channel radio from our Radio Collection 
  • 4 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 4 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
  • 3 Cell 11.1V 2200 mAh LiPo Battery with XT60 Connector - EPR22003X6
  • 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
BUILD TIME : 1 Hour

Wingspan

760mm / 29.92in

Length

1030mm / 40.5in

Flying Weight

1000g

Power System

4300Kv

Speed Control

30A, XT60 Connector, internal SBEC

Propeller / EDF

64mm EDF

Servos

9g metal gear standard with 100mm lead : left elevator
9g metal gear reverse with 100mm lead : right elevator
9g metal gear standard with 300mm lead : nose gear steering, left aileron, right aileron

Landing Gear

Fixed main landing gear, steerable nose gear.

Required Battery

3S 11.1V 2200mAh

Required Radio

4 Channel 2.4ghz radio

Rudder

No

Flaps

No

Ailerons

Yes

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Nylon hinges on all control surfaces

Material

EPO Foam

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MR
02/19/2019
Matthew R.
United States
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Everyone has extra 2200 3s

As I expected the 3s setup is under powered, but I have plenty of extra 3s 2200's. The plane still flies VERY well, you just can't expect short takeoffs and unlimited vertical. You have to fly it on the wing, but freewing has the aerodynamics figured out. It is a pleasure to fly! Personally, I was looking to recreate the memory of sitting out on a sponson watching the F/A-18's returning from the day's missions - fits the bill perfectly! Negatives: wish it had rudder, but not a deal killer, and heat shrink on bullet connectors had large gaps, easy fix.

GR
02/09/2019
Greg Roller
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Great for pusher conversion

Went together quickly. What took time was converting to a 2200 kv pusher mounted high enough to avoid testing up 3 bladed 5x4 prop.l and. Fpv set up. With 40amp ESC and 1800 mAh 4s produces more than 1 to 1 thrust and 4 min flights. Cheaper batteries longer flights faster more thrust instant power and lighter weight. Just have to get the motor pushing down angle so thrust won't nose down. Robust landing gear Excellent design Minimal assembly Flies like a dream The power system that comes with it fits nicely in the trash can.

TP
02/07/2019
Thomas Padgett
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Freewing F/A-18 3s 64mm Royal Maces

This is the best looking plane. The details are spectacular. Very well built and is super fast.

Z
12/06/2018
zeljko
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maiden flight

Hello everybody I have bought Royal maces 5 blades two weeks ago,Very good Jet,flying on 3S little slowly but fly,then i put 4S 2700 mah ,goes like ****. Very good flyer,excellent performance.Belly landing no problem. I am very satisfied,lot of fun and entertainment all the time with F18. Greetings to all RC lovers and pilots from Croatia.

RF
04/18/2018
Ronald F.
United States
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Awesome

Awesome Jet! Handel's well , low flight speed no problem. Landing gear needs beefed up big time!!! That's only issue

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04/17/2018
Andrew B.
Durham, NC
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What a Great Jet for an even Greater Value!

I was very pleased with this f-18, as it has excellent power, and even better construction than previous f-18 models I've owned. The 5 blade system will work well with hand launching using a 3 cell 2200mah battery. Be aware that some 2200mah batteries will cause this aircraft to fly tail heavy. This aircraft will behave very unstable with a tail heavy CG. The full flying elevators are excellent for loops, but will put you in a stall if you're not careful! I added a 40Amp ESC from my E-flite Corsair into this bird, and the standard ESC didn't seem to arm properly? The servos are very good quality, and have 0 chatter. Construction is again, very well designed. The manual was very nice. At 109$ you can't beat this plane! You just can't! One of the few great values left out there for a good sized EDF jet! Great job!

TS
02/17/2018
Tom S.
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Very Good EDF

Very Good EDF

RM
12/26/2017
Ron M.

Budget Prize

Someone will have to give you a plane to beat this one. Extreme detail

CR
07/24/2017
Captain R.

Best Quality Brand Plane I Ever Had

I bought it's brother, The Tophatters but crashed as I stalled doing a flip. I was not used to the full moving stabilizer. So I ordered this cheaper Royal Maces 5 blade and put the Tophatters 12 blade in it. I"m very impressed as it will accelerate vertically to 400 feet quickly and pulls out of a power dive easily right over the deck. I really like the bolt on wings. On other brands you have to scrape the paint off before gluing wing to fuselage. The bright yellow trim shows up better than the Tophatters trim. In the past when I really like a plane I will order two spares in case the model is discontinued. Hopefully this Royal Maces will be upgraded to a 12 blade, then I will order two more.

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