The F/A-18 Hornet is one of the most iconic fighter/attack airplanes in the US Navy's air combat arsenal, and this new Version 2 model is every bit as impressive as the full size airplane. When Freewing set out to develop the Version 2, their goal was to improve upon the best-selling F-18 V1 by making it easier to build, stronger, and even more scale. They achieved these goals by providing a "bolt together" airframe, adding carbon reinforcement to the main wings and stabilizers, and by adding a new 12 blade EDF with metal housing powered by a massive 3748-1450KV Outrunner Motor.
The new power system produces enough thrust for extreme speeds and intense aerobatics, and the sound produced from the 12 blade EDF will simply blow you away. While 5 and 6 blade EDF produce a high pitched whining sound, the 12 blade EDF with metal housing produces the "whoosh" and air crushing sound similar to a gas turbine jet. To enhance the durability and reliability of the electronics systems, Freewing has also added metal gear servos on all control surfaces and a high capacity 130A Hobbywing ESC.
The bolt together airframe means no more gluing the main wings to the fuselage, which makes wing attachment a breeze. The nose and main landing gear are all metal and include shock absorbing struts to protect the gear during hard landings. Other upgrades include super bright LED navigation lights, sequenced landing gear doors, magnetically attached weapons set, fully functioning flaps, and a detailed cockpit. For the very best in RC electric jets, look no further than Freewing Models, and for the best 90mm EDF F-18, look no further than the Freewing F/A-18E Hornet Version 2.
Visit the Official Freewing F/A-18E Hornet V2 Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.
960mm / 37.8in
1400mm / 55in
3050g / 107.6oz
|CG (Center of Gravity)||check manual|
3748-1450kV Brushless Outrunner Motor
Electronic Speed Control
130A ESC, 8A UBEC, EC5 Connector
Propeller / EDF
90mm Metal Housing EDF with 12 Blade Fan
9g metal gear reverse with 550mm lead : nose gear door
|Landing Gear||Full metal retractable main and steerable nose gear with shock absorbing struts|
6S 22.2V 5000mAh 35C LiPo
|Build Time||3 Hours|
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almost crashed on take off, the vectored thrust is very difficult to set up and threw my plane into a rolling dive at takeoff. also, the front landing gear has a mind of its own, it goes up and down when it feels like it. 2nd take off attempt the front gear came up on its own and damaged the front of the plane,. since I was already almost to take off speed assembly was easy but mixing the vectored thrust was really tough
Hi, Great jet, great quality, very nice scale fidelity, Wish it had scale main gear doors, great value and very easy to fly.
Awesome jet flys like a 90mm lands like a 70mm
Very nice looking plane although I have not start to assemble yet.
Very good product easy to assemble and to operated
great plane and flies amazing. only issue was a broken missle which was easy to fix. will be ordering the su-35 next
This is on of the best EDF jets I have yet to fly. So stable in flight, land super nice with no unexpected issues. Landing gear is great on asphalt runway, so far no issues at all. Used 6S-5000mah with perfect balance and getting 120mph with a slight dive. I just love it ... This is a keeper.
I have been flying for 10 years but only warbirds and 3d planes. I decided to step into the EDF side of things, I had the Freewing Su-35 which was ok but not that rad. I finally got his F18 and wow game changer. This plane is absolutely amazing, flies stable, easy build, system setup is easy, amazing detail and scale. The only thing I found that I had to change with my Jet was the landing gear. The front and main wheels are really small. What I did was take the wheels off my Su-35 and put them on this f18 and it's so much better. I fly off a path that has some bigger cracks and the stock wheels just won't cut it. Those of you flying in grass or surfaces that aren't smooth, I highly recommend this!
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