« Star Wars Chess Set / Chess Game Board with Star Wars Figurines Chess Pieces (Game Board Size 17″ x 17″) Spro Bucktail Jig-Pack of 1, Chartreuse, 1-Ounce » 3 thoughts on “Airfield 4 Channel RC F/A 18 Blue Angel 64mm EDF Ready to Fly RTF Jet 686mm Wingspan (Blue)” 8 of 11 people found the following review helpful value for the dollar is excellent, May 5, 2015 By hammer – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Airfield 4 Channel RC F/A 18 Blue Angel 64mm EDF Ready to Fly RTF Jet 686mm Wingspan (Blue) (Toy) Best jet I have flown. Paint is beautiful, assembly is easy due to precision parts. High quality at a fair price. Nose cone is flimsy, and watch stall on a flip. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Airfield F/A 18 Blue Angel, August 5, 2015 By Siskel Ebertson – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Airfield 4 Channel RC F/A 18 Blue Angel 64mm EDF Ready to Fly RTF Jet 686mm Wingspan (Blue) (Toy) I would call this an entry level plane in the EDF (electric ducted fan) category. The plane arrived well packaged and damage free. The assembly directions were very vague, mostly a block of pictures with very simple instructions like “install right and left wings”. A newby to rc planes would benefit greatly from watching some assembly videos of planes on youtube. RCinformer is a very good site to watch assembly of aircraft. Rich the main guy for RCinformer is very knowledgeable and gives tons of building tips. The one stickler on this plane is hooking up the servo rods to the elevators. The directions don’t tell you that there is a specific bent rod for the left side of the plane and that you have to attach the servo tab pointing up. This is because both elevator servos rotate clockwise so if you mounted the tabs both pointing down (or up) you would soon discover that one elevator would move up while the other moved down which would cause an instant roll if you tried to take off with that configuration. This problem is solved by pointing one tab up on the left side using the specially bent connecting rod for the elevator connection and pointing the right side down, this will sync up the elevator motion. Tip number 2, when connecting your servo rods to the control surfaces power up the plane and the radio and center your trim controls on the radio, center the elevators (ailerons are already set), with both of those centered you know how long to make the connecting rod and can set the length of the rod by turning the turnbuckle on the rod in or out. This way you’ll have the servo centered, the elevator centered and the trim control centered so when you’re ready to fly the elevator won’t be too far one way or the other (again, you won’t find that in the instructions). My plane came with a little pilot head in the cockpit but the glue joint didn’t hold so the head was rolling around the cockpit. I had to take the canopy off and opted to eliminate the pilot head. Tip number 3, throw away the epoxy that comes with the kit, it’s JUNK. Go to the nearest store and get some 15 or 30 minute epoxy for gluing the wings and tail on. I used five minute epoxy and had no problems but for some that might be too short of a set time. Tip number 4, when gluing joints remove any paint from the joint area with sandpaper or tape and scuff the joints to give you a good bond. It’s handy to have epoxy for the wings and tail (load bearing members), contact cement for stuff like canopies, nose cones and light weight attachments and some gel cement for those areas where you don’t want cement running all over. This kit came with a battery and radio but NO BATTERY CHARGER… I had a charger from another model that worked with the 1600 mah battery this plane uses, the local hobby store can probably hook you up with an appropriate charger or order one on line. Once I had my plane all glued together and control rods hooked to the elevators it was time to attach the wheels, load the battery and check the operation of all the control surfaces and nose wheel. Everything checked out ok. the 64 mm ducted fan on this plane has plenty of thrust to get the job done. I took one star off the rating for no battery charger and vague instructions. One last tip, builders also cut small size rubber tubing into rings like small rubber bands and put them around the turnbuckles of the connecting rods to keep the turnbuckles from popping open during flight, this could help avoid a crash from loss of control due to a connecting rod popping off a control horn. Good luck with your plane, hope the tips were helpful. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 4 of 9 people found the following review helpful Five Stars, May 16, 2015 By george – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Airfield 4 Channel RC F/A 18 Blue Angel 64mm EDF Ready to Fly RTF Jet 686mm Wingspan (Blue) (Toy) Love it 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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