E-flite DRACO 2.0m Smart BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

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You may never have the opportunity to become a master of short-takeoffs and landings, flying adventurers in and out of the bush, and leading search-and-rescue missions.

But you can live out that dream with the E-Flight DRACO 2.0m. This radio-controlled, extra-scale aircraft is the only licensed model of infamous bush pilot Mike Patey’s ultimate plane.

The DRACO 2.0m is equipped with exclusive Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies. Spektrum™ AS3X® helps keep the plane flying smoothly in wind and turbulence. SAFE® Select can be turned off and on to set up pitch and bank angle limits, along with automatic self-leveling.

Radio-controlled planes are an opportunity to test-fly your aspirations. Take advantage of that opportunity with the DRACO 2.0. "

Inspired by the incredible ingenuity and effort Mike Patey put into building the full-sized aircraft, E-flite® offers the only officially-licensed scale replica of the ultimate bush plane! The amazing DRACO 2.0m is one of the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich RC models ever produced. Beyond its complex design and the accurate shape of its fully-molded, lightweight and durable EPO airframe with a factory-applied finish, it also features an abundance of Extra Scale details including a variety of surface features, steps, antennas, wingtip "stinger" skids, and much more. The clear windshield and windows offer an excellent view of the detailed cockpit with pilot figure and backlit instrument panel. Functional Extra Scale features include licensed, scale-like KING shocks on the main gear and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps and more. There are also a total of 17 LEDs throughout the airframe — with a custom controller that allows you to select solid, strobing and other light combination options from your transmitter. Oversized, tundra-style tires on the custom-made carbon fiber main gear soak up bumps and provide excellent prop clearance, while the shock-absorbing and steerable tailwheel offers improved ground handling — even when taxiing backward with the optional-use motor reversing (compatible Smart receiver and 7+ channel transmitter required for reversing).

Factory-installed, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped and internal linkages deliver crisp, precise control. The high-power brushless outrunner motor can drive the scale 4-blade propeller with a wide range of 4000–7000mAh batteries, from a 4S pack for slow and smooth scale flight to 6S power for better-than-scale vertical performance. It's also equipped with a 100-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC, and the BNF® Basic version includes an AR637TA Smart receiver that delivers full-range telemetry including real-time battery voltage, current, motor RPM, ESC temperature, and more to compatible AirWare™ equipped transmitters. And even with its large-scale size and feature-packed design, the DRACO 2.0m can be flight-ready in less time than it takes to charge a battery! No tools are required for field assembly/disassembly because the two-piece wing is secured with quarter-turn thumbscrews. Best of all, if you've mastered flying at least one or two previous RC aircraft you can fly the DRACO 2.0m successfully, especially when taking advantage of the BNF® Basic version's exclusive AS3X® and optional-use SAFE® Select technologies. And it all adds up to offer an unmatched STOL (Short Take Off and Landing), scale and beyond flying experience unlike any other!

The Plug-N-Play® (PNP) version lets experienced modelers choose and use their own transmitter, receiver, battery and charger. The Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) Basic version includes a Spektrum receiver equipped with AS3X and optional-use SAFE Select technologies so intermediate to experienced modelers can use their own transmitter, battery and charger. An ULTIMATE Combo including the BNF Basic version airplane, a Spektrum transmitter, Smart battery, Smart charger, the special tools and glue you need for assembly – plus a copy of RealFlight Trainer Edition RC Flight Simulator – is also available and saves you more than $70 compared to purchasing all of the items separately.

Are you new to flying RC (Radio Controlled) aircraft? If you are, we recommend learning to fly with one of our purpose-built trainer aircraft such as the HobbyZone® Carbon Cub S 2.

Specifications

  • Approximate Assembly Time Less than 1 Hour
  • Battery Sold Separately
  • Charger Sold Separately
  • Completion Level Bind-N-Fly Basic
  • Flaps Yes
  • Material EPO
  • Minimum Required Radio 6-channel
  • Power Type Electric
  • Product Length 53" (1346 mm)
  • Product Weight 10.0 lbs (4535 g) with 6S 5000mAh 30C battery; 8.5 lbs (3855 g) without battery
  • Propeller Size 14.5 x 9 4-blade
  • Radio Sold Separately
  • Receiver Included
  • Recommended Motor Battery 4S 14.8V to 6S 22.2V 4000-7000mAh LiPo (sold separately)
  • Servos Included
  • Skill Level Level 2
  • Speed Control Included
  • Technology AS3X and SAFE
  • Wingspan 77.7" (1974 mm)
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