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E-Flite Air Tractor 1.5m BNF Basic with AS3X & SAFE Select (E-Flite EFL16450 | EFL16450)
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Model: E-Flite EFL16450
Dist. #: EFL16450   SKU: EFL16450

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Air Tractor 1.5m BNF Basic with AS3X & SAFE Select...

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E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m

The World's Ag Plane
Founded in 1978, Texas-based Air Tractor is a leading manufacturer of airplane developed for farming, firefighting and other energy applications. Air Tractor airplane can be discovered hard at work over fields and forests in more than 30 nations around the world. The AT-500 series of ag planes first flew in the U.S. on April 25th, 1986. Since then, it has become one of the world's most popular households of basic aviation, single-turboprop driven airplane used for crop cleaning, firefighting and other applications. Factory-finished in the familiar, high-visibility yellow and blue trim scheme with molded-in panel lines, rivets and more, the E-flite® Air Tractor 1.5m design uses an outstanding scale look you'll be proud to display all over you go. It's likewise equipped with practical features including LED navigation and landing lights, slotted flaps and extra-large tires, plus it's capable yet simple to fly making it an ideal choice for your very first — or next — scale or low-wing airplane.


Scale replica of the farming "crop cleaning" energy airplane including molded-in panel lines, rivets and more

Easy to remove, fly and land, making it a best choice for a very first scale or low-wing design

Short Remove and Landing (STOL) plus scale, sport and aerobatic flight abilities

High-power THREE and 4S compatible 50A ESC and outrunner motor with 3-blade prop

Practical slotted flaps for much shorter takeoffs/landings and enhanced slow-speed handling

Resilient, factory-installed metal-geared servos with adjustable linkages on the primary control surfaces

Spektrum™ AR637TA receiver with full-range telemetry and industry-leading DSMX® technology

Easy to fly with ingenious and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope security

The unrivaled stability and locked-in feel of special AS3X® technology

Robust landing equipment with extra-large tires for operation from a variety of surfaces

Optional EDO-style drifts with steerable rudders (offered independently)

Optional scale-like skis for flying from snow (offered independently)

Practical and factory-installed LED landing, navigation and strobe lights

Factory-painted and finished in a scale, high-visibility trim scheme

Light-weight yet durable composite-reinforced EPO building and construction

Quick and simple bolt-together assembly – no glue required

Easy to install/remove two-piece wing and stab

Capable And Easy To Fly
Air Tractor ag and energy planes have made a credibility for friendly handling, extraordinary abilities and unrivaled versatility. Those qualities carry over to this E-flite® Air Tractor 1.5m scale replica to make it a best scale low-wing design for intermediate to experienced RC pilots. The specially-tuned motor and 3-blade prop are matched to a 50-amp ESC to provide fantastic scale and sport aerobatic flight efficiency with THREE 2200-3200mAh LiPo batteries, or you can set up a FOUR battery for more power and unlimited vertical without the need for any adjustments or upgrades. Practical slotted flaps improve sluggish speed dealing with while likewise providing Short Remove and Landing (STOL) abilities. Robust landing equipment and wheels with extra-large tires permit the Air Tractor to fly from paved, turf, dirt, gravel or other surfaces at any suitably-sized park or RC flying field. Include large ponds or ponds to your possible flying sites by setting up optional drifts (EFL5261, offered independently) — or connect the optional scale-like skis (EFLA970, likewise offered independently) to remove from and land on snow. The factory-applied paint and decal finish offers excellent presence in addition to striking scale looks that are accentuated by LED navigation, strobe and landing lights. The E-flite® Air Tractor 1.5m delivers a unique flying experience that a vast array of pilots will delight in, even if it's your very first scale or low-wing model.

Needed to Complete

Full-range 5–6+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter

THREE 11.1V or 4S 14.8V 2200–3200mAh LiPo with EC3™ or IC3™ Port

Compatible LiPo charger

What's in package?

(1) E-flite® Air Tractor 1.5m with:

(1) 50A Brushless ESC (set up)

(1) Brushless Outrunner Motor (set up)

(4) Micro Metal-Geared Servos (set up)

(2) Micro Servos (set up)

(1) Spektrum™ AR637TA 6-Channel Receiver (set up)

(1) Product Manual


Flight Talk


Versatile Equipment Options

Versatile Gear Options
Thick turf, gravel paths, dirt trails; you can fly from these and numerous other surfaces that are difficult for a lot of designs of this size to deal with. The robust landing equipment is geared up with wheels and extra-large tires that take in the bumps of rough surfaces and provide excellent prop clearance. The optional float set (EFL5261, offered independently) includes double water rudders for excellent steering control when flying from lakes and ponds. And the optional, scale-like ski set (EFLA970, offered independently) makes it possible to fly from snow or wet turf.

High Power

High Power
The factory-installed brushless power system includes a 50-amp ESC plus a specially-tuned motor and 3-blade prop that provide an abundance of thrust with a THREE 2200-3200mAh LiPo battery, or more power and unlimited vertical efficiency with a FOUR battery without the need for any adjustments or upgrades.

Very Resilient

Very Durable
Composite-reinforced, hollow-core building and construction with EPO product delivers a light-weight yet durable airframe. Plus the Air Tractor is geared up with durable and trusted metal-geared servos on all the primary control surfaces.

LED Lights

LED Lights
The Air Tractor features realistic-looking LED landing, navigation and strobe lights that are factory-installed and powered from the flight battery.

Easy Assembly

Easy Assembly
No glue is required for assembly, and because the couple of parts that need to be put together easily bolt or snap into location, the Air Tractor can be ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge the flight battery. The two-piece wing and stab likewise makes transport and storage as convenient as possible.

Scale Trim Plan

Scale Trim Scheme
The factory-applied paint and decal finish uses excellent presence plus a scale look you'll be proud to display all over you go.

SAFE technology

Bind-N-Fly Conclusion Level Advantage
Currently own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) airplane make entering the air quickly and with the very best control experience possible much easier than ever. They come out of the box with the power system, servos and a Spektrum 2.4GHz receiver set up so all you need to do is bind the receiver to a suitable transmitter, end up any final assembly, and fly!

This Bind-N-Fly Basic design is geared up with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver featuring AS3X (Synthetic Stabilization–3-aXis) technology that works behind the scenes to ravel the effects of wind and turbulence. The outcome is an increased sense of stability and accuracy that makes you seem like you're flying a much larger, expertly tuned aircraft.

If this is your very first design of its type, or you want an extra margin of safety while acquainting yourself with the airplane, you can allow the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope security technology developed into the receiver. No programming is required. Simply alter the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select enabled, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits
These envelope restricts keep the airplane from rolling or pitching upside down. They likewise prevent excessive climb or dive angles.

Automatic Self-Leveling
The airplane quickly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are launched and in the center position. It's likewise helpful for keeping the wings level throughout takeoffs/launches and landings.

Easy Change Assignment—No Programs Required
The simple treatment for appointing a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't need any programming and takes just a few seconds.

If you don't want to allow the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver generally and it will operate like a standard AS3X receiver.


E-flite® Air Tractor 1.5m


Airfoil Shape: Flat bottom

CG (Center of Gravity): 2.5" (65mm) +/- 5mm back from leading edge of wing

Charger: Sold independently

Conclusion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic

Control Throw - High (Ailerons): .86" (22mm)

Control Throw - High (Elevator): .4" (10mm)

Control Throw - High (Rudder): .43" (11mm)

Control Throw - Low (Ailerons): .63" (16mm)

Control Throw - Low (Elevator): .27" (7mm)

Control Throw - Low (Rudder): .32" (8mm)

Control Throw (Flaps): .4" (10mm) / .8" (20mm)

Exposition (Ailerons): Low Rate 5%, High Rate 15%

Exposition (Elevator): Low Rate 5%, High Rate 10%

Exposition (Rudder): Low Rate 5%, High Rate 10%

Flaps: Slotted for enhanced low-speed handling

Flying Weight: 251-2000g, 59 - 62oz (1681 - 1766g)

Length: 38.5" (977.9mm)

Minimum Required Radio: 6-ch (offered independently)

Minimum Speed Control: 50A

Motor Size: 10 size brushless outrunner

Propeller Size: 11x7.5 3-blade

Receiver: Spektrum AR637TA 2.4GHz 6-ch DSMX w/AS3X (Synthetic Stabilization-3-aXis)

Recommended Motor Battery: 2200 - 3200mAh THREE - 4S (offered independently)

Servos: Four micro metal equipment, 2 micro

Transmitter Range: Complete

Trim Plan Colors: Yellow and blue

Wing Area: 472 sq in (30.5 sq dm)

Wing Loading: 18.2sq in (1.17 sq dm)

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