A-10 Thunderbolt II 64mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select
A-10 Thunderbolt II 64mm EDF BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select
As the primary Close Air Support aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, the A-10 Thunderbolt II is often affectionately called the "Warthog" due to its aggressive look, and because it's a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The nose — often decorated with painted teeth — is equipped with a GAU-8 Avenger 30mm gatling gun that unleashes the destructive bite of armor-piercing incendiary rounds. The E-flite® A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF is a scale replica of the iconic aircraft that served with distinction in operations Desert Storm, Desert Fox, Enduring Freedom and others. It delivers excellent top speed and unlimited vertical performance, while also featuring fantastic handling and being the easiest to fly hog yet when it's equipped with exclusive Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies (BNF® Basic version only).
A PRACTICAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE TWIN
Featuring an all-new design, the E-flite® A-10 Thunderbolt II Twin 64mm EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jet is the highest-performance and best-handling model of the popular U.S. Air Force aircraft yet. Its twin 11-blade, 64mm fans are powered by high-RPM brushless motors that are paired with 40A ESCs wired to use a single 6S 3200–4000mAh battery. This perfectly engineered power system produces excellent top speed — up to 100+ MPH in level flight — and unlimited vertical performance while also delivering class-leading flight times. The separate BEC and nine factory-installed digital servos with ball-link equipped linkages deliver precise and reliable control. A long list of functional features includes LED navigation lights, operational flaps, twin rudders and electric retracts with shock-absorbing struts so you can fly from a variety of surfaces, including grass fields. And details including removable ordnance, molded in panel lines, a cockpit with pilot figure and more add to the incredible scale looks. Plus it arrives factory-finished in the rare "Flipper" three-tone gray camouflage trim scheme that looks great on the ground and in the air. And it all adds up to deliver a "Hog" that's practically sized so it's easier to store and transport while also offering an unmatched flying experience you'll enjoy flight after flight!
- Full-range 6-7+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter
- 6S 22.2V 3200–4000mAh 30+C LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ connector
- Compatible LiPo charger
- (1) E-flite A-10 Twin 64mm EDF with:
- (2) 40A Brushless ESC (installed)
- (2) Brushless Outrunner Motor (installed)
- (9) Digital Servos (installed)
- (1) 5A BEC (installed)
- (1) Spektrum™ AR636 6-Channel Receiver (installed)
- (1) Product Manual
This is the first high-performance A-10 Thunderbolt II model equipped with both exclusive Spektrum® AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence to deliver a locked-in feel that makes it seem like you're flying a much larger airplane. Optional-use SAFE Select offers pitch and bank angle limits along with automatic self-leveling that can be turned on and off at the flip of a switch, making this the easiest to fly A-10 yet! And if you don't want to enable the SAFE Select features, simply bind the receiver normally and only AS3X will be active.
The twin 11-blade 64mm fans, high-RPM brushless motors and 40-amp ESCs combine with your 6S 3200–4000mAh 30+C LiPo battery to deliver unlimited vertical performance and a fantastic speed range, including top speeds up to 100+ MPH in level flight, with virtually instantaneous throttle response. This power system also delivers better performance and longer flight times than the 4S-compatible power systems used in similar class models. But what makes the experience truly rewarding is the fantastic sound it produces – it's almost like a real turbine engine.
The A-10 twin 64mm EDF features an accurate outline and an abundance of scale details including molded-in panel lines and hatches, gun detail, and removable ordnance – more details than you typically find on similar class and smaller models.
Factory-installed LED navigation lights, operational flaps and twin rudders are functional features that take your experience to another level.
The factory-installed electric retracts are equipped with durable metal components including shock-absorbing struts that make it possible to fly from a wider variety of surfaces including paved runways and even grass.
Construction with fully-molded EPO material makes it possible to replicate complex detail and shapes in a lightweight yet durable form. The result is an outstanding scale appearance that's easy to maintain and delivers the best possible flight experience, plus the factory-installed servos with ball-link equipped linkages deliver crisp and precise control at every speed.
The one-piece, composite-reinforced wing is easy to install and remove for storage and transport thanks to the innovative hands-free connection system. And the convenient top-mounted hatch makes it quick and easy to install and remove batteries.
Unique Trim Scheme
The factory-applied paint and decal finish is inspired by the rare "Flipper" three-tone gray camouflage that was used on some A-10 aircraft in the early 90's and makes for a model you'll be proud to show off everywhere you go.
Already own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) aircraft make getting into the air quickly and with the best control experience possible easier than ever. They come out of the box with the power system, servos and a Spektrum 2.4GHz receiver installed so all you need to do is bind the receiver to a compatible transmitter, finish any final assembly, and fly!
This Bind-N-Fly Basic model is equipped with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver featuring AS3X (Artificial Stabilization–3-aXis) technology that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence. The result is a heightened sense of stability and precision that makes you feel like you're flying a much larger, expertly tuned aircraft.
If this is your first model of its type, or you want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology built into the receiver. No programming is required. Simply change up the binding sequence as directed in the manual.
With SAFE Select enabled, you get:
Pitch and Bank Angle Limits
- These envelope limits keep the airplane from rolling or pitching upside down. They also prevent excessive climb or dive angles.
- The airplane instantly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It's also helpful for keeping the wings level during takeoffs/launches and landings.
Easy Switch Assignment—No Complex Programming Required
- The simple procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't require any complex programming and takes just a few seconds.
If you don't want to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver normally and it will function like a standard AS3X receiver.
- Aileron 9g digital proportional (positive rotation)
- Airfoil Shape Fully symmetrical
- Approx. Flying Speed 95mph (153kph)
- Approximate Assembly Time Less than 1 Hour
- Approximate Flight Time 3:30 - 4:00 minutes
- CG (Center of Gravity) 2-3/16 - 2-3/4 in (55-70mm) from the leading edge of the wing at the fuselage
- Charger Sold separately
- Completion Level Bind-N-Fly Basic
- Control Throw - High (Ailerons) 0.43 in (11mm)
- Control Throw - High (Elevator) Up 0.39 in (10mm), Down 0.31 in (8mm)
- Control Throw - High (Rudder) Left/Right 0.47 in (12mm)
- Control Throw - Low (Ailerons) 0.31 in (8mm)
- Control Throw - Low (Elevator) Up 0.43 in (11mm), Down 0.24 in (6mm)
- Control Throw - Low (Rudder) Left/Right 0.31 in (8mm)
- Control Throw (Flaps) Take-off 0.39 in (10mm), Landing 0.90 in (23mm) with 2.0sec speed
- Elevator 9g digital proportional (positive rotation)
- Expo (Ailerons) Low Rate 10%, High Rate 15%
- Expo (Elevator) Low Rate 5%, High Rate 10%
- Expo (Rudder) Low Rate 5%, High Rate 10%
- Fan Size 64mm, 11 blade
- Flaps Yes
- Flying Weight 2001-25000g, 80-85oz (2268-2410g)
- Landing Gear Yes
- Length 41.77 in (1061mm)
- Material EPO
- Minimum Required Radio 6-channel
- Minimum Speed Control (2) included, 40A interconnected with one battery lead, separate BEC Motor Size (2) 2840-2200Kv
- Receiver Spektrum AR636 6-ch 2.4GHz DSMX
- Recommended Motor Battery 6S LiPo 3200 - 4000mAh
- Retracts Yes
- Rudder 9g digital proportional (positive rotation)
- Servos (9) 9G digital plastic gear servos installed
- Technology AS3X, SAFE Select
- Throttle Twin 40A ESCs
- Transmitter Range Full
- Trim Scheme Colors "Flipper" camouflage trim scheme and finish
- Wing Area 340 sq in (21.9 sq dm)
- Wingspan 45.23 in (1149mm)