If you have ever admired military jets such as the F/A-18 Hornet during an aerial demonstration or in military photographs, you have probably wished you could fly one of them yourself. This is where high quality RC airplanes for beginners can help make your dreams a reality.
About the F/A-18 Hornet
The real F/A-18 Hornet is a military jet and has been used by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels for aerial demonstration since 1986. With a top speed of mach 1.8, the F/A-18 Hornet has two turbofan engines and holds many different kinds of missiles, bombs and other weapons. The F/A-18 Hornet is currently active in almost 40 different tactical squadrons globally and 10 different aircraft carriers by the U.S. military.
The F/A-18 Hornet is both a fighter airplane as well as an escort jet, performing well in Operation Desert Storm, where the jet often bombed enemy targets and shot down enemy fighters during the same flight.
Over time, the F/A-18 Hornet became the inspiration for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, manufactured by Boeing, which is bigger, weighs more and has a longer range than the original, although the Super Hornet and the F/A-18 Hornet both remain in active duty.
Exceed RC F-18 EDF Jet
Fans and admirers of the F-18 jet can only dream of flying one in real life but one way to get to experience piloting the astounding jet is to fly a remote-controlled version. The Jolly Roger Exceed RC F-18 EDF Jet is one of the best beginner RC airplanes available.
The Exceed RC F-18 EDF Jet offers many of the same characteristics as the real military version, with high flying speeds, stylish aerobatic capability and fine-tuned low-speed characteristics as well.
RC Airplane Features
One of the best beginner airplanes, especially for cheap RC planes, the Jolly Roger Exceed RC F-18 EDF has a ducted fan and is in the 70mm size category.
There is very little assembly necessary for the Exceed RC F-18 EDF jet, making it an even better decision as a beginner RC airplane since there is no complicated, delicate assembly involved.
With metal retractable landing gear, brushless motor and the look, sound and feel of the real F-18 jet, beginners and experts alike will delight over this RC airplane, especially with speeds up to 140Kmh.
The Jolly Roger F18 RC EDF Jet has a wingspan of just over 33 inches, a length of approximately 47 inches, and a flying weight of about 40 ounces, making it strong and fast. The R/C system has a 2.4 GHz remote control with a 4S 14.8V battery.
Customers love this plane, with most giving the F18 RC EDF Jet a rating of four out of five stars. One reviewer noted that the plane was “very fast” and the retracts alone are worth the cost of the plane.
Another customer was so excited about the F18 RC EDF Jet that he could not manage to contain his pleasure, simply stating that the RC airplane was “AwesomEEE” and another person noted that the plane was a “beautiful jet”.
A few tips from reviewers include having plenty of room for takeoff and stocking up on parts that may get damaged during takeoff, flight or landing, such as the retracts and the landing gear. You can purchase replacement or extra parts through RC Helicopter Select or at many other hobby stores.
In addition, another customer advised plenty of time to allow the glue to cure when assembling the plane in order for the best bond possible and to reduce the necessity of replacing broken-off or damaged parts.
RC Helicopter Select
RC Helicopter Select sells a wide variety of RC airplanes, jets, gliders, drones, helicopters and electric airplanes.
The company stands behind a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee and supports online discussion and forums for RC enthusiasts. Located in Vancouver Canada, RC Helicopter Select also offers a variety of hobby information on their website and sells replacement and spare parts as well as upgrade items.
If you are looking for a cheap, attractive RC airplane for beginners, novices or even pros, you cannot go wrong with the Jolly Roger F18 RC EDF jet. You will be performing your own Blue Angels show before you know it! Get yours now and get a $23 USD discount plus Free Shipping!!! If you purchase more than 1 get additional discounts now!!!