A fantastic looking EDF jet from Art-tech.
99% built and almost ready to fly, the F/A-18C comes with a brushless EDF unit and 3S 11.1v Lipoly battery.
It will take you around 10 minutes to complete this model. You only need to insert your own receiver and youre ready to fly!
Wing Span: 686mm
Wing Area: 13.5dm2
Flying Weight: 640g
Wing Loading: 47.40g/dm2
Thrust: > 450g
Ducted Fan unit: EDF64
Battery: 1600mAh 11.1v (May vary slightly depending on availability between 1300 & 1800mAh)
Servo: 9g x 5
Speed Controller: 30A
Tx Required: 4Ch
Transmitter and receiver (4ch or greater)
Everything including the charger, Lipoly pack, CD and PC cable.
I received the F-18 in good condition assemble time took about 3 hours need to change one of the elevator control rod. I received lipo 3S 1200mAh that takes about only 5 minutes of flight. Aircraft flies really well but the foam is very fragile overhaul performance is very good so I gave a five star.aereo superperformante dalle carratteristiche ineguagliabili....se la cava con disinvoltura in ogni situazione anche in situazioni di stallo imminente del mezzo ....il motore perfetto e adatto allle caratteristiche del mezzo ...la spinta ottima...e allucinante!!!! l'aereo spicca in cielo e in un attimo quasi si fa fatica a rivederlo....virate da lasciare esterefatti....alta qualita dei materiali e ottimo studio per gli allogiamenti dell'eletronica....anchessa di qualita e adatta alle caratteristiche....CONSIGLIATISSIMO.....misurazione fatta con apposito strumento venduto da hobbycity (http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6380&Product_Name=Watt_Meter_&_Power_Analyzer_(Watts_up)&cda=39495)
un wattmetro con il quale sono stati rilevati 27 ampere di corrente con la leva del gas al massimo....SBALORDITIVO...accurato nei dettagli merita proprio ad esser provatoVery nice looking jet and a good flyer. It went together easily so it should be no problem for anyone. DF unit gives good thrust but not a speed demon. The battery was not marked for capacity but works fine for a 5-6 minute flight at varied power settings. The only negetive thing about it is the unpainted, not-to- scale "doll head" for a pilot figure. Five stars for this baby...better jetsWas surprised by the quality, better than the Art-tech SU-27 I had. Few pros and cons:
- Plane goes together very easily.
- Has decent power, flys well and has a nice finish.
- Putting a bigger battery in might be a problem as the battery tray is cramped.
- Had to change the left rear servo rod as it's pre-bent and flexes too much, Changed for 2mm rod.
The last point was the biggest disappointment, but very easy to fix. No, this is not the same as the Hobby-Lobby version, they now have the StarMax....but that's twice the price!!Is this the same as the Hobby Lobby F-18 ?parece buen avion y a un buen precio , solo deciros que en espaa, son 170 euros, a ver si hay suerte y no lo paran en aduana. saludos.Oops, heres the video link
http://www.truveo.com/Demo-en-vol-du-F18-de-Arttech-present%C3%A9-par/id/3798894953For those of you who want to actually see this thing fly click here. Its the only video I could find of this art tech f-18.
Looks ok. I'm wating to get mine.