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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 Airplane
Founded in 1978, Texas-based Air Tractor is a leading maker of airplane constructed for agricultural, firefighting and other utility applications. Air Tractor airplane can be found hard at work over fields and forests in more than 30 countries all over the world. The AT-500 series of ag aircrafts first flew in the U.S. on April 25th, 1986. Ever since, it has actually grown into among the world's most popular households of general aviation, single-turboprop driven airplane utilized for crop dusting, firefighting and other applications. Factory-finished in the familiar, high-visibility yellow and blue trim plan with molded-in panel lines, rivets and more, the E-flite® Air Tractor 1.5m model provides an exceptional scale appearance you'll be proud to display all over you go. It's likewise outfitted with functional features consisting of 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 reproduction of the agricultural "crop dusting" utility airplane consisting of molded-in panel lines, rivets and more

Easy to remove, fly and land, making it an ideal choice for a very first scale or low-wing model

Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) plus scale, sport and aerobatic flight capabilities

High-power 3S 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 surface areas

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

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

The unequaled stability and locked-in feel of special AS3X® innovation

Robust landing equipment with extra-large tires for operation from a range of surface areas

Optional EDO-style floats with steerable rudders (sold independently)

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

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

Factory-painted and completed in a scale, high-visibility trim plan

Light-weight yet resilient composite-reinforced EPO construction

Fast and simple bolt-together assembly – no glue needed

Easy to install/remove two-piece wing and stab

Capable And Easy To Fly
Air Tractor ag and utility aircrafts have made a reputation for friendly handling, unbelievable capabilities and unequaled adaptability. Those qualities carry over to this E-flite® Air Tractor 1.5m scale reproduction to make it an ideal scale low-wing model for intermediate to knowledgeable RC pilots. The specially-tuned motor and 3-blade prop are matched to a 50-amp ESC to offer great scale and sport aerobatic flight efficiency with 3S 2200-3200mAh LiPo batteries, or you can install a FOUR battery for more power and endless vertical without the need for any adjustments or upgrades. Practical slotted flaps improve sluggish speed managing while likewise providing Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities. Robust landing equipment and wheels with extra-large tires enable the Air Tractor to fly from paved, yard, dirt, gravel or other surface areas at any suitably-sized park or RC flying field. Add large ponds or small lakes to your possible flying websites by installing optional floats (EFL5261, sold independently) — or attach the optional scale-like skis (EFLA970, likewise sold independently) to remove from and land on snow. The factory-applied paint and decal surface 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 wide variety of pilots will enjoy, even if it's your very first scale or low-wing model.

Needed to Total

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

3S 11.1V or 4S 14.8V 2200–3200mAh LiPo with EC3™ or IC3™ Connector

Suitable LiPo battery charger

What's in the Box?

(1) E-flite® Air Tractor 1.5m with:

(1) 50A Brushless ESC (installed)

(1) Brushless Outrunner Motor (installed)

(4) Micro Metal-Geared Servos (installed)

(2) Micro Servos (installed)

(1) Spektrum™ AR637TA 6-Channel Receiver (installed)

(1) Product Manual


Flight Talk


Versatile Gear Options

Versatile Gear Options
Thick yard, gravel courses, dirt tracks; you can fly from these and many other surface areas that are impossible for most models of this size to manage. The robust landing equipment is geared up with wheels and extra-large tires that take in the bumps of rough surface areas and offer excellent prop clearance. The optional float set (EFL5261, sold independently) includes double water rudders for excellent steering control when flying from lakes and ponds. And the optional, scale-like ski set (EFLA970, sold independently) makes it possible to fly from snow or damp yard.

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 deliver an abundance of thrust with a 3S 2200-3200mAh LiPo battery, or more power and endless vertical efficiency with a FOUR battery without the need for any adjustments or upgrades.

Extremely Resilient

Very Durable
Composite-reinforced, hollow-core construction with EPO product delivers a lightweight yet resilient airframe. Plus the Air Tractor is geared up with resilient and trusted metal-geared servos on all the primary control surface areas.

LED Lights

LED Lights
The Air Tractor comes with 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 needed for assembly, and since the couple of parts that need to be assembled quickly bolt or snap into location, the Air Tractor can be ready to fly in less time than it requires 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 surface provides excellent presence plus a scale look you'll be proud to display all over you go.

SAFE technology

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

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

If this is your very first model of its type, or you desire an additional margin of security while familiarizing yourself with the plane, you can make it possible for the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope defense innovation constructed into the receiver. No programs is needed. Simply change up the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select allowed, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits
These envelope limits keep the plane from rolling or pitching upside down. They likewise prevent extreme climb or dive angles.

Automatic Self-Leveling
The plane instantly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It's likewise valuable for keeping the wings level during takeoffs/launches and landings.

Easy Switch Task—No Shows Required
The simple treatment for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off does not need any programs and takes just a few seconds.

If you don't wish to make it possible for 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

Battery charger: Sold independently

Conclusion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic

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

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

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

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

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

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

Control Toss (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 (sold independently)

Minimum Speed Control: 50A

Motor Size: 10 size brushless outrunner

Prop Size: 11x7.5 3-blade

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

Recommended Motor Battery: 2200 - 3200mAh 3S - 4S (sold independently)

Servos: Four micro metal equipment, two micro

Transmitter Range: Complete

Trim Plan Colors: Yellow and blue

Wing Location: 472 sq in (30.5 sq dm)

Wing Loading: 18.2sq in (1.17 sq dm)
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