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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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JV
02/11/2020
Jean-François V.
Switzerland Switzerland
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Magnifique kit ,imposant et réaliste

Livraison rapide et parfaite avec même le liens pour obtenir les dernières modifications du fabriquant ,il reste a l'assembler et le peindre selon son choix

NM
01/08/2020
NEVILLE M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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The real top Gun

Of all the Freewing models I have owned this is the real deal. The detailing is to a new level and the new power units also. I have finished in VFA 102 COLOURS of the Diamondback unit . Not flown it yet as our flying patch is under a inch or so of water here in England at the present time. I will submit a flying report in the English spring. Thanks for the prompt service that is MOTION RC!!!!

MO
12/07/2019
Matthew O.
Australia Australia
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Freewing F/A-18C Hornet

Fantastic service. Delivered in 8 days to Australia

MR
12/04/2019
Michael R.
United States United States
F/A-18C Hornet "Base Gray" 90mm EDF Jet

I love the F/A-18C Hornet! I had the awesome privilege of working on the hornet when I was in the Navy. This product looks like the real thing. The only problem I had was installing the wings to the fuselage. The mounting points did not line up. But with the awesome support and guidance from Motion RC support team I had a very successful repair. I can't wait to fly this aircraft. Thanks Motion RC! Keep up the great work.

SL
10/31/2019
Samuele L.
United States United States
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Soon maiden will be done ..

Bla bla bla bla bla, specially bla bla bla bla also bla bla bla ! Just get one and have fun ! Better way to be when something to rc . Thank you Motion ! As usual .

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DL
09/13/2019
Dave L.
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First flight

Weather improved so made my maiden flight of this beautiful bird. I used the admiral 5000 mAh the the cg a little nose heavy. She rolled off rough grass in about 50m with no flaps. There was zero wind so the short take off surprised me. The Hornet climbed out with a solutely no trimming needed. I tested the flaps at height, both settings and she did not change attitude at all. I have however mixed about 5% of up elevator on the flap deployment. I saw this on pilot Ryan's video and it seems spot on. After about 2 and a half minutes of fast circuits and high vertical passes, I made the landing with full flaps. An absolute greaser, but she rolled on for ages. It didnt help having zero wind. Cant sing her praises loud enough! Great job Freewing and awesome service from Motion RC.

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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.

David B. verified customer review of Freewing F/A-18C Hornet Base Gray 90mm EDF Jet - PNP
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 !!

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