The F/A-18 known as the Hornet is a supersonic, all-weather, carrier-capable, multirole fighter jet, designed to attack both ground and aerial targets. Introduced in the early 80s and capable of Mach 1.8 (1,190mph) at 40,000 feet, it is still in active service around the world in roles such as fighter escort, fleet air defence, suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), air interdiction, close air support and aerial reconnaissance. The F/A-18E has been a popular choice of fighter for aircraft carrier deployment.
What does PNP mean? PNP stands for plug and play, and describes a model that is somewhere between Almost Ready to Fly (ARF) and Ready to Fly (RTF). A PNP model has the motor, ESC, servos and some radio gear installed but is missing the receiver, transmitter, batteries and charger.
This is a large scale model and with its brightly coloured design and size together looks amazing, this really has to be seen to be believed. It is nearly a metre long and has a 686mm wingspan. Not only does this large scale make the model look good, but it means it's more stable in flight too, even in windy conditions. These Starmax jets will not disappoint.
This scale model of the real thing has been beautifully crafted using CAD technology and, this is evident in the realsitic and high quality finish seen in this plane. All parts are pre-painted to a high level of detail, the jet really does look fantastic, and as an added bonus it's 95% complete straight out of the box, with only a few stages of assembly to complete before you can take to the air. All you need in addition to what's in the box is a transmitter, receiver, battery and charger - all of which are options on this page.
The plane is made from strong but lightweight foam that is more resistant to crashes and gives easier stable flight even in windy conditions. This aeroplane can take off from the ground or can be hand launched.