The McDonnell Douglas Corporation’s F-15 Eagle was designed to be a tactical fighter to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. The F-15 Eagle was developed out of the lessons learned from Vietnam and the need for the United States Air Force to have a dedicated air superiority fighter. The F-15 was delivered into service in the late 1970s and remained in service with the USAF for over twenty years. The F-15 was successful in achieving air superiority through use of avionics, weapons, speed, and maneuverability. Its electronic systems and weaponry could detect, track, and attack enemy aircraft while the flight control systems can allow one person to effectively perform air-to-air combat. E-flite has replicated the F-15 Eagle as a sport, scale model. This military fighter model boasts the scale Edwards Air Force Base Safety Chase trim scheme making it a very attractive and highly visible plane. Spend less time building and more time flying, this model comes out of the box fully painted red and silver on white foam with custom decals applied. It even includes retracts.
This high powered model was designed around the use of two 420 DF 3800 Kv motors to match with the included ducted fan units. The low wing loading and twin ducted fans allow superior maneuverability and acceleration to perform basic aerobatics. While this plane is capable of flying a tight flight pattern, it can still be flown at your local park. The wings are each reinforced with a carbon fiber tube spar for added stability. This model also has full flying horizontal stabilizers for pitch control and stability.
The flight characteristics and response of E-flite’s F-15 Eagle mirror those of the full size McDonell Douglas Eagle, down to the aerobatic capabilities. This model was created for the ambitious sport scale, advanced pilot looking for a versatile model capable of park flying.
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