SR-71 BLACKBIRD Twin 40mm EDF BNF® Basic
THE COLD WAR’S ULTIMATE SPY PLANE
The legendary Lockheed Martin SR-71 “Blackbird” aircraft was first developed during the 1960s for “Strategic Reconnaissance” missions to become the fastest aircraft ever constructed. Even today, it remains one of the fastest aircraft ever built. The aircraft’s unique look, exceptional performance, and operational achievements have solidified its status as an iconic and one-of-a-kind aircraft from the Cold War era. On its retirement flight in 1990 from Los Angeles to Washington for inclusion in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum collection, it traveled coast-to-coast in just 67 minutes—continuing to evoke amazement and admiration as a symbol of human innovation in flight.
Now with the E-flite® SR-71 Blackbird Twin 40mm EDF, you can own a replica that’s scaled to be affordable and practical for more RC pilots to own and fly! Best of all, it arrives factory-finished and nearly ready to fly right out of the box to offer an authentic SR-71 flying experience you can’t get anywhere else!
Fly the Legendary Mach 3 Spy Plane
Many aviation enthusiasts and RC pilots have dreamed of flying an SR-71 someday – and now the E-flite® SR-71 Blackbird Twin 40mm EDF can make that dream a reality! The Blackbird delivers an incomparable flying experience you simply can’t get with any other RC model.
The factory-installed brushless power systems feature 40mm fans with high-RPM outrunner motors. This twin-power system setup is designed to deliver an excellent blend of performance and flight time with affordable and common 4S 2200mAh 30+C batteries.
The SR-71 Blackbird Twin 40mm EDF arrives nearly 100% factory-assembled and ready to fly right out of the box! The only assembly that’s required is to snap the black vertical fins — or the additional set of red painted fins that offer improved visibility — into place. Program and bind your 5+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® equipped transmitter to the factory-installed receiver, and you can be flying within minutes of taking it out of the box!
This is the first SR-71 Blackbird model equipped with 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 to make this an easier-to-fly Blackbird.