This tiny Blue Angels F-18 is amazing, EPO foam combined with its feather weight stats means it will be very forgiving of the odd less than 100% landing. The 35mm Fan Unit & ESC are pre-installed as are the aileron/elevator linked servos, the model comes in 3 pieces so all you have to do when it arrives is attach the vertical stabilizers, hook up the RC equipment to a Reciever that uses Micro Molex 3 Pin conectors, such as the HobbyKing OrangeRX 4 Channel Micro reciever and you are ready to go...... where were we? Ah yes, performing those famous Blue Angels aerobatics in the local park, basketball court, in fact pretty well anywhere, these models are an absolute hoot when flown with friends, in fact get enough of you together and see if you can pull off some of those breathtaking close formation routine's the Blue Angels are famous for!
The box the model arrives in is really handy for not only transporting the model to prevent hanger rash but the spare pockets in the packing foam are ideal for carrying spare Lipolys and you will have so much fun with this, I would carry a few! This Blue Angels F-18 is so cute, even your Wife will like it!
Wing Span: 378mm
Flying Weight: 106g
Wing Area: 3.2dm2
Wing Loading: 33.1g/dm2
EDF: 35mm with 9000kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
ESC: 6A w/BEC
Servo: 2 x 2g
Optional 3 Blade Fan Rotor
Your Own 4 Channel TX/ (compatible with 1.25mm Molex 3 Pin Connectors)
7.4v 450mAh 2s Lipoly Battery
arrived, well packaged, nothing bent or broken.. waiting for the right reciever to turn up then will test fly.. have got the 11000kv motor to go in it as well, will test standard 1st then upgrage..Really fast delivery! Everything was well packed & no parts were missing. I got the T-45 as well but this looks even better!
Changed from stock esc to a 10A 3S Lipo because for the T-45 the 2S setting seemed to be not enough. RC & Engine Check on the ground worked out perfectly. The engine now really got amazing power! Hope to get it airborne as soon as possible. Feedback will be posted.I don't know how to edit my first review, after owning this for a while now, I feel I was really tough on my previous review, it just took some time to get used to this smaller EDF. It does fly GREAT!!! Goes where I want it and even handles a bit of wind. 5-8mph.
Just note that in slower speeds you don't get much from the control surfaces so I always have to have mine at 2/3rd throttle and up. Once your up to speed the jet flies really FAST and nice.This is a very nice looking jet! Well built and easy to put together. I'm at 4700ft elevation and this jet will not fly on a 2s battery. I replaced the esc with a HobbyKing 10A and using a 3s nanotech 360mah battery. Now there is plenty of power for flight. This jet is fast and very responsive to inputs! I fly a lot of jets and this is the most uncontrollable jet i have ever flown. Running 80pcnt expo and bairly able to keep control. Beginner pilots should not even consider this jet. The stock motor handles the 3s battery no problem, the stock esc will not.