Freewing F/A-18 4S High Performance 64mm EDF Jet "Tophatters" - PNP
64mm 4S Freewing F/A-18 High Performance EDF Jet "Tophatters" - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FJ10722P
NEW! Now comes with 12-blade EDF fan instead of the old 5 blade fan.
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.
- Includes a powerful 3300KV motor, 64mm 12-blade EDF fan unit, 40 Amp Electronic Speed Control, and 4S LiPo capability for High Performance Flight
- Scale details including the Navy's "Tophatters" livery, painted pilot and cockpit, panel lines and landing gear
- 5x 9g servos come pre-installed
- 64mm 4S Freewing F/A-18 High Performance EDF Jet (Receiver Ready) PNP
- Servos, motor, fan unit and ESC are all pre-installed
- 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
- 4 Cell 14.8V 2200 mAh LiPo Battery with XT60 Connector - EPR22004PROX6
- 4 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 4 cell (4S) charger from our Charger Collection
760mm / 29.92in
1030mm / 40.5in
40A, internal SBEC with XT60 Connector
Propeller / EDF
9g metal gear standard with 100mm lead : left elevator
Fixed main landing gear, steerable nose gear.
4S 14.8V 2200mAh with XT60 Connector
4 Channel 2.4ghz radio
Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
Product Spare Parts
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Beautiful F18 model
Received model and noticed that it was well packed. Reviewed all the parts and it seems to be in good condition. Pretty looking F18. Once I put it together I’ll take it for a flight and will come back and make a second review based on the flight.
This thing is awesome! It is my second edf, first one being the F9F Panther(may it rest in peace wherever it is) ... This plane is so fun to fly! After a little fine tuning with the throws and expo I have it flying very scale flight with no real limits in power. The lack of rudder hurts at times, but it is what it is... you just need to fly around that. I removed the nose gear but installed the gear mount with enough weight to balance the plane right around the middle of the recommended range. It hand launches FAR BETTER than my Panther did and landing is a breeze, just as long as you have enough room because the plane takes a while to slow down. I highly recommend this plane! It is sick!!!
Add-on from Previous:
Some Flight Footage: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Inuoj0ma48DDCcdJjSLTOXZnxZXTu7a
Freewing F-18 Tophatter 4S-
If you don't have this jet, what have you been waiting for? This jet has insane value & speed. The speed is definitely close to 70mph and good power for takeoff. Assembly is mostly glue free, it is nice to be able to screw together. The only hard part is getting in the front landing gear, just some tough screws. I highly recommend a A3 Super 3 Gyro. I operate the plane with a Spektrum DX6 Transmitter and Admiral RX600. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dual Rates: Aileron- 65%, Elevator- 40%, Rudder- 100% (Outer hole on Servo & Control Horn) Expo: Aileron- 30%, Elevator- 40%, Rudder- 50% Gyro Gains: Aileron- 10%, Elevator- 50%, Rudder- 50%. (Connect the gear servo to the gyro)
Have not flown, looks good, I hope it's not a lawn dart.
Amazing but with a few concerns
Just to get it out of the way the 4s F18 by Freewing is an outstanding plane. Definitely not a first EDF because of one main reason. The reason is even with 4cell power the plane is moderately underpowered so if in trouble there is no going vertical, however if you fly straight and level with minimal acrobatics it’s a joy to fly. You will have success with you F18 if you survive takeoff. On takeoff if you go into a turn right away you will lose power and stall. So what I found out is to keep the plane on the ground for a little longer than normal and SLIGHTLY pull on elevator and fly STRAIGHT to gain airspeed then go into a shallow turn. Overall it’s a great jet and sounds great too. Just stay away if inexperienced with edf because it is a little underpowered, however it flys on rails.
Good value.Well sophisticated machine for the money.
Second review and the most I've done is replace nose gear due to hard landings. Mains are still holding up well. I've added a landing light on nose gear. Pretty cool. Still a great flyer. Great value!
The quality of this bird is extraordinary!!! Thank you motion rc.