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Freewing F/A-18C Hornet "Base Gray" 90mm EDF Jet - PNP

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F/A-18C Hornet "Base Gray" with 9-Blade 90mm EDF Jet from Freewing - PNP - FJ31421P

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 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

Includes:

  • Freewing F/A-18C Hornet "Base Gray" 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 100mm lead : left flap, right flap
9g metal gear digital standard with 150mm lead : left rudder, right rudder
17g metal gear standard with 100mm lead : right elevator
17g metal gear 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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MC
09/05/2019
Mike C.
United States United States
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Great plane

What a dream to fly and very easy to land. I love this plane.

DB
09/04/2019
David B.
France France
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Very nice jet

Incredible fly quality, like F22 this bird fly awsome.

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DN
09/04/2019
didier n.
Belgium Belgium
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F 18... good flyer, but needs attention...

Out of the box both elevator servos malfunctioned, MRC was great in replacing them... I did nog use the blue box, and shifted the CG to 95-95mm.... reduced the throw's on elevator and aileron, even the recommended low setting were too high.... Now it fly's great !!

MB
09/03/2019
Markus B.
Switzerland Switzerland
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Awesome Model

As always Freewing releases wonderful 90mm EDF Semi-Scale Jets. A stuning action on the ground as well in the air. Take offs even from 1.5" grass "runways" are possible. One has to admit though... replace front landing geer steering and the elevator servo with a decent type ;-)

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CB
09/02/2019
Carl Brain
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Awesome machine!

Beautiful model. Had one or two teething problems but Motion sorted me out. Excellent customer service. Thanks to callie graphics for the decals. Heres a video of it flown completely stock with the Admiral 6000 pack pushed right back on the battery tray right up to the blue box. 90mm C of G. Perfect. Ordinance is from the freewing 90mm F16. https://youtu.be/KohdsHnafqw

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DL
09/01/2019
Dave Luff
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What a beauty

When I saw the Blue Angel's Hornet, I immediately wanted one, but not in that scheme, but my prayers were answered by this base grey beauty! I was impressed with the size but worried about the how much paint she would soak up. As it turns out it wasnt so much. This is a beautiful looking model and a great representation of the Hornet. I painted her in the "Flanker" scheme of the aggressor squadron and got my superb graphics from Callie. I am always impressed how quickly the graphics get to the UK from the US, it's under a week. I haven't flown this bird yet as I am waiting on the weather. The build is super easy, less than an hour, no glue and she comes apart to fit back in the box if so desired. Freewing have done it again!

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MS
08/26/2019
Mike Sheryak
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Turbine conversion

This F-18 fly’s very well on Kingtech K30. Conversion thread posted on Hobby Squawk under edf to turbine conversions

LC
08/05/2019
Leanne C.
United States United States
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F18

The design is great, the execution and manufacturing....not so much. ESC leads were not connected to motor. Elevator issues have been well documented, my servo leads were ok, but plate/bearing issues were janky. No hole for the canopy hatch. Little things, I know, but at this price point things should be done. Overall, I’m very happy with MRC as a company, but this one has a few cracks to fill

PK
07/25/2019
Paul K.
United States United States
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This is a great jet!

Assembled very easily and all parts went together without any hassle. I set mine up with all the stock components along with the manual recommended settings. Everything worked flawlessly and smoothly. This jet tracked well on the ground and flies like it on rails. It has a very positive stable/locked-in feel to it and landings are really easy. You put down your flaps, ease back on the throttle to get a nice rate of decent and flare right before touchdown. This one lands just about as easy as the F22. Definitely a keeper!.. Nice job Freewing and Motion!...

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