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Old 05-31-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default Freewing 90mm F-18 Super Hornet v3

I saved up my allowance for a few months and bought the FreeWing 90mm F-18 Super Hornet EDF from Motion RC. This is my 3rd purchase from there and I definitely recommend them. It is the same model that Hobby-Lobby (now Hobby Express) introduced a while back.

It took me a while to convince myself to spend that much money on a foam model, but I believe it was worth it. To outfit a composite or balsa EDF of similar dimensions would have cost almost double.

I maidened her last weekend and couldn't be happier.
This plane is a blast to fly!

The roll out was fairly short. Trim was about 10 clicks left aileron and the elevator required none.

The retracts worked perfectly and she is very stable and predictable in the air.

I am really looking forward to flying this model more and getting to know it better.


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ID:	175863 the LEDs are pretty bright. The new verions do not have the front wheel landing light.

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Old 05-31-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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SPECS:
Wingspan 37.4in
Length 52in
Weight 74oz / 2100g
85A, 5A Internal BEC
90mm EDF
22.2volt 3700mAh 30C LIPO. I use two 3 cells in series.


Here are some more pictures of the maiden flight. I'll work on posting the video next.


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Old 06-01-2014, 03:05 AM   #3
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Congrats on the good maiden! Looks great! Does this have thrust vectoring? That's one of my pet peeves. Putting thrust vectoring on things like F-18's, F-16's. Next thing you know, they'll be adding it to Me-262's, Meteor's, F-80's...

Well, that's just me. I'm not the only RC customer in the world, eh?
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Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
Congrats on the good maiden! Looks great! Does this have thrust vectoring? That's one of my pet peeves. Putting thrust vectoring on things like F-18's, F-16's. Next thing you know, they'll be adding it to Me-262's, Meteor's, F-80's...

Well, that's just me. I'm not the only RC customer in the world, eh?
Thanks xmech2k, I agree with you. I enjoy scale flying with all models, especially warbirds.

This one doesn't have rudders and I read that it was hard to ROG so I left the elevator and rudder thrust vectoring on. I disabled the mixing to turn off the horizontal axis.

I can still achieve pretty scale flight with good thumb management.

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Let's see if I can get this video to work.

Nothing fancy. Even with editing the takeoff and landing are the best parts.

http://youtu.be/qjiEOF9Hn08

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Well done Max
I'm curious did the model come with an adapter to place the bats in series or did you have to create your own

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Well done Max
I'm curious did the model come with an adapter to place the bats in series or did you have to create your own
One more point as to why I love this model. It came with it, but it is built into the ESC wiring.

The PnP comes with the pre-installed ESC that is wired for a series connection. It has two male Deans style receptacles for your batteries to plug in to. If you prefer one 6 cell LiPo, no problem. It also comes with a deans jumper plug that goes on the innermost plug.

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Originally Posted by max2112 View Post
One more point as to why I love this model. It came with it, but it is built into the ESC wiring.

The PnP comes with the pre-installed ESC that is wired for a series connection. It has two male Deans style receptacles for your batteries to plug in to. If you prefer one 6 cell LiPo, no problem. It also comes with a deans jumper plug that goes on the innermost plug.
Very nice. I am not a deans plug fan so that would be a lot of resoldering but I think their is another 90mm edf to go on the "some day, wish list"

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Nice EDF Fish -- I am green with envy>>

Too many hobbies, and not enough time!
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Max,

Nice vid and great looking plane !

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Max,

Nice vid and great looking plane !
Thanks hawk.
I got to fly it again, so that's three flights. The wind made today a bit trickier. I am lucky to have a lot of room and just landed a bit faster than normal.

This model is a beast. Except for the last 15 feet while landing, she wasn't affected by the wind at all. I'm guessing a sustained 10 mph w/ 18-20 mph gust.

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Awesome, I love the FA/18. Me want. Thinking Christmas 2014.

The biggest edf's I have currently are 70mm. The FMS F4J Phantom, the Unique Models T-50 and the Flight Test / Dollar Tree Viggen. Would like to move up to a 90mm someday. Or even the FW 80mm A-6 or F-86. More is better, mainly.

Problem I have is we have a grass field, so more hand launching than not. I'm still working on getting the T-50 to rog but I think there's hope.

Thanks to Waytooslow and some other club members our field is starting to look like a fairway at Augusta.

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[QUOTE=dahawk;950003]Awesome, I love the FA/18. Me want. Thinking Christmas 2014.

The biggest edf's I have currently are 70mm. The FMS F4J Phantom, the Unique Models T-50 and the Flight Test / Dollar Tree Viggen. Would like to move up to a 90mm someday. Or even the FW 80mm A-6 or F-86. More is better, mainly...QUOTE]

I know what you mean. I was drooling over the 80mm A6 Intruder too. I almost got it instead of the F-18.

That T-50 looks awesome. How does it fly?

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Flights 4, 5 and 6 are in the books. This model just continues impress. Very good flight characteristics and more than decent power.

I finally have entered into the APV arena with a Mobius hidef camera. I took some pretty neat video last weekend.

Here are a few photo grabs from the video.

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Max ,

Very cool. I almost popped for the F/A 18 but ended up with the 80mm A-6 Intruder. Yet to maiden but I'm confident it will rog.

T-50 is still a project. I'm dealing with a grass field, albeit, short grass. Still trying to make it a plane versus a car. I'll get there eventually. LOL

I heard the next 80mm FW will be the Mirage. Oh the pain.

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Very Cool Max.
This might show up on the ole Christmas list

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