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 fully-molded EPO airframe features panel lines, other scale surface details, and plastic-reinforced fuselage chines plus composite reinforcements in the nose and throughout to make it extremely durable and lightweight. The fixed landing gear plus steerable nose wheel, featuring tires that replicate the look of the unique aluminum-infused tires used on the full-scale aircraft, make it possible to taxi, takeoff, and land on smooth surfaces. The factory-applied and fully-painted plus decal finish looks great. It replicates the "Habu" markings of 17958, including an optional-use decal for the nose and an additional set of optional-use red-painted fins that offer improved visibility.
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.
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The Blackbird RC SR-71 Jet
Built for speed and stealth, the Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird remains a legend to this day. Now, you can fly your own RC scale replica of the SR-71 Blackbird jet with high-power, factory-installed brushless motors and twin 40mm Electric Ducted Fans (EDFs). This Bind-N-Fly model is ready to pair with your 5+ channel Spektrum transmitter using DSMX/DSM2 technology, making it ready to fly within minutes with a compatible 4S 2200mAh battery.