Are you ready to take your RC flying experience to the next level? The E-flite SR-71 Blackbird Twin 40mm EDF RC Jet lets you do just that. In this blog post, we explore this incredible RC jet and show you what it’s all about.
Soar with the iconic SR-71 Blackbird
The SR-71 Blackbird is not just any RC jet, it's a replica of an aviation icon. This high-speed beauty, developed by Lockheed Martin in the 1960s, was designed to fly higher and faster than any other aircraft or missile. The full-scale SR-71 holds world records for sustained speed and altitude, making it one of the most iconic and unique aircraft in history. While the officially licensed E-flite SR-71 Blackbird won't break those records, it gives experienced RC pilots the chance to taste the skies like never before.
Incredible scale details
E-flite has captured the authenticity of the SR-71 Blackbird with its fully moulded EPO airframe that boasts scale details like panel lines, while the composite reinforcements in the nose and throughout the aircraft provide lightweight durability. The addition of plastic-reinforced fuselage chines and a rubber nose cone for protection adds to its strength. To complete the scale look, the factory-applied paint job with a decal finish replicates the Habu markings of 17958, and there are optional decals for the nose included.
Simple setup and exclusive Spektrum technologies
With its easy setup, all you need to do is snap in the black vertical fins (or opt for the high-visibility red ones) and bind your 5+ channel Spektrum DSM2/DSMX transmitter to the factory-installed Spektrum receiver. This receiver comes with the optional use of SAFE Select and exclusive AS3X technologies. SAFE Select offers automatic self-levelling and pitch and bank angle limits, ensuring a safe and smooth flight. If you feel your flying skills are up to the challenge, you can switch them off at any time. Meanwhile, AS3X technology works behind the scenes to reduce turbulence and wind effects, giving you a sense of control similar to larger aircraft.
Telemetry at your fingertips
Whether you're using Smart or non-smart batteries, the E-flite SR-71 Blackbird provides real-time telemetry data on power system functions, including current draw and battery voltage. If your compatible Spektrum transmitter features Spektrum Airware, you can access instant data while you're in the air. The power system, driven by high RPM brushless motors and twin 40mm fans, is compatible with common and affordable 2200mAh 4S 30+C LiPo batteries, ensuring impressive flight times and performance.
Two exciting launch options
The SR-71 offers two launch methods. The first involves using the fixed landing gear, complete with a steerable nose wheel that replicates the look of the full-scale Blackbird. Taking off from smooth surfaces is a breeze with this setup. The second option is to hand launch your SR-71 with the landing gear removed. The moulded-in finger grips and automatic Hand Launch Assist Mode make taking off in this manner easy and provide extra speed and vertical capability in the air. Whether you choose the ground or hand launch method, one thing is certain: you're in for an incredible flying experience.
Expert-level RC jet
The E-flite SR-71 Blackbird is a Skill Level 3 aircraft, designed for experienced RC pilots. If you have the skills to assemble, set up, and fly similar-class models, you're in the perfect position to enjoy the thrill this jet has to offer. It's not a suitable choice for beginners or intermediate pilots new to EDF/jet models. To master the SR-71, you should already have experience with high-performance EDF models like the E-flite Habu SS (Super Sport) 50mm or 70mm, the Viper 70mm, or larger EDF models.
In the world of RC jets, the E-flite SR-71 Blackbird Twin 40mm EDF RC Jet is a standout. It not only pays tribute to a legendary aircraft but also offers a thrilling and high-performance flying experience. If you're an experienced RC pilot looking to push your boundaries, this jet is a must-have. The E-flite SR-71 Blackbird lets you fly like the iconic Blackbird of the skies.