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E-Flite Draco 2.0m with Smart BNF (E-Flite EFL12550 | EFL12550)

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THE ULTIMATE BUSH PLANE
By the majority of quotes, planning and developing the full-size DRACO must have taken years. Entrepreneur Mike Patey — whose extraordinary drive and Back to Work™ ethic have actually motivated thousands of individuals — accomplished it in just over 5 months! Mike started with a Wilga 2000, replacing its Lycoming O-540 piston engine with a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28 turboprop boasting about two times the power at half the weight. Numerous additional modifications followed before Mike proudly unveiled his "supreme bush aircraft". It could go to the exact same locations as a Carbon Cub, however also climb up two times as quickly; reach elevations approximately 28,000 feet; and cruise cross-country at 180 MPH while bring 4 individuals plus gear. Modifications from the Wilga were so substantial that the FAA authorized Mike's redesign as a speculative exhibition airplane. The DRACO 2.0m is equally unique and impressive — and it's also one of the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich E-flite® airplane yet!





Video Introduction

 




Features

The supreme bush aircraft for an unequaled STOL, scale and beyond flying experience

The only officially-licensed scale reproduction of the distinctive DRACO by Mike Patey

One of the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich E-flite® airplane to date

Extra Scale details including an abundance of molded-in surface area features, actions, antennas, wingtip skids, and a lot more

Practical Extra Scale includes including licensed KING shocks on the primary gear and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps, and more

17 overall LEDs including navigation, landing, down, tail beacon, reversing and other lights with adjustable light controller

Clear windshield and windows plus a detailed cockpit with backlit instrument panel and pilot figure

Factory-installed, high-power 4S- to 6S-compatible brushless motor with large size 4-blade prop

Fits batteries from 4000–7000mAh to provide a wide range of performance and flight times approximately 10–15+ minutes

100-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC provides real-time battery voltage, present draw, motor RPM, and other information through compatible receivers and transmitters

Optional-use motor reversing for special ground handling and other capabilities with compatible 7+ channel transmitters

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 unmatched stability and locked-in feel of unique AS3X® technology

Six factory-installed metal-geared servos with internal, ball-link equipped linkages

Big and convenient, magnetically-secured top hatch with large battery compartment

Shock-equipped and steerable tailwheel for enhanced forward and reverse ground handling

Scale-like articulated and shock-absorbing primary landing gear with extra-large tundra-style tires

Tailor-made and fully-molded carbon fiber gear to handle short takeoffs from and landings on a range of surfaces

Two-piece wing with quarter-turn thumbscrews plus V2 hands-free servo connection system for fast and easy assembly/disassembly

Durable, fully-molded EPO airframe with carbon fiber and wood reinforcement throughout

Factory-applied paint plus decal finish looks terrific and conserves time

Easy final assembly in less time than it requires to charge a battery





DEFINITELY ONE OF A KIND
Inspired by the amazing resourcefulness and effort Mike Patey took into developing the full-sized airplane, E-flite® offers the only officially-licensed scale reproduction of the supreme bush aircraft! The amazing DRACO 2.0m is among the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich RC designs ever produced. Beyond its intricate design and the accurate shape of its fully-molded, lightweight and durable EPO airframe with a factory-applied finish, it also includes an abundance of Extra Scale details including a range of surface area features, actions, antennas, wingtip "stinger" skids, and a lot more. The clear windshield and windows use an exceptional view of the detailed cockpit with pilot figure and backlit instrument panel. Practical Extra Scale features consist of licensed, scale-like KING shocks on the primary gear and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps and more. There are also a total of 17 LEDs throughout the airframe — with a customized controller that enables you to select solid, strobing and other light combination options from your transmitter. Large, tundra-style tires on the personalized carbon fiber primary gear absorb bumps and provide excellent prop clearance, while the shock-absorbing and steerable tailwheel offers enhanced ground handling — even when taxiing cab backward with the optional-use motor reversing (compatible Smart receiver and 7+ channel transmitter needed for reversing).

Factory-installed, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped and internal linkages provide crisp, precise control. The high-power brushless outrunner motor can drive the scale 4-blade prop with a wide range of 4000–7000mAh batteries, from a 4S pack for sluggish 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® Fundamental version consists of an AR637TA Smart receiver that delivers full-range telemetry including real-time battery voltage, present, motor RPM, ESC temperature level, and more to compatible AirWare™ equipped transmitters. And even with its massive size and feature-packed design, the DRACO 2.0m can be flight-ready in less time than it requires to charge a battery! No tools are needed for field assembly/disassembly due to the fact that the two-piece wing is secured with quarter-turn thumbscrews. Best of all, if you've mastered flying at least a couple of previous RC airplane you can fly the DRACO 2.0m successfully, specifically when benefiting from the BNF® Fundamental version's unique AS3X® and optional-use SAFE® Select technologies. And it all amounts to use an unequaled STOL (Brief Remove and Landing), scale and beyond flying experience unlike any other!

The Plug-N-Play® (PNP) version lets skilled modelers select and utilize their own transmitter, receiver, battery and battery charger. The Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) Fundamental version consists of a Spektrum receiver equipped with AS3X and optional-use SAFE Select technologies so intermediate to skilled modelers can utilize their own transmitter, battery and battery charger. An ULTIMATE Combo including the BNF Fundamental version aircraft, a Spektrum transmitter, Smart battery, Smart battery charger, the special tools and glue you require for assembly – plus a copy of RealFlight Trainer Edition RC Flight Simulator – is also offered and conserves you more than $70 compared to purchasing all of the products separately.

Are you brand-new to flying RC (Radio Controlled) airplane? If you are, we suggest discovering to fly with one of our purpose-built trainer airplane such as the HobbyZone® Carbon Cub S 2. Based upon the Carbon Cub flown by Mike's spouse, Chandra Patey, it's equipped with unique and ingenious SAFE technology that makes it possible for nearly anyone to learn to fly successfully! The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) version consists of everything needed to fly in one box and is the best choice if you're a brand-new RC pilot.



 








Mike Patey was born in Gresham, Oregon together with his twin sibling Mark, numbers 5 and 6 in an 11 kid household. Growing up in a low-income household, they were 15 when they launched their very first company together, Deck-It, developing decks for their neighbors in Orem, Utah. Before they graduated high school they had actually built it into a company with nearly 200 employees. Their effort and drive led them to produce additional companies, successfully developing and selling each one. Today, both continue using their enthusiasm for work to their own companies, Mark with Finest Tugs, and Mike with EcoVap.

Mike is married to his spouse Chandra and they have 4 kids. Mike's aviation journey began in a 1971 Cessna 172L in 2002 when both Mike and Mark had actually separately decided to pursue aviation. In an odd "twin minute", on the exact same day both had actually participated in airshows in different states and been motivated to pursue their pilot's license without the other knowing. When they shared their choice by phone, they were so blown away at the coincidence of the whole thing that Mark immediately bought an utilized 172, and the rest is history.

Mike continues his enthusiasm of flying and aviation while stabilizing household, work, and community. "Our moms and dads taught us that if you are blessed with a talent or financial resources you need to provide to others or you don't deserve it in the first place. We were raised dirt bad however our moms and dads provided anything we had in excess to someone who had less than us." Mike continues to provide his time, talents, and energy to browse and save missions for regional law enforcement, as well as developing the aviation community through his YouTube channel where he shares his enthusiasm. He is extremely providing of his time and knowledge as well, often taking some time away from his builds for visitors though he actually just wants to get "back to work", a phrase that has ended up being a tagline for his channel. "Back to Work methods to get after something. I utilize it for my life in general. It indicates provide your all, delight in the process, and work hard." A mantra Mike really lives by.

Mike holds several world speed records and has strategies to break those records again. From drag vehicles to hill climbs to planes, Mike has always been driven to race things. He likes to build larger, more powerful, and quicker airplane, innovating originalities and making them realities in his builds. Mike's interest is contagious, often seen chatting with fellow pilots and laughing over originalities or theories to enhance styles, he is a huge possession to general aviation and has motivated numerous to pursue their dreams of flight by making their personal pilot's license.

Learn more about, get in touch with, and follow Mike Patey using these links:

Mike Patey Website
 

Mike Patey YouTube
 

Mike Patey Facebook
 

Mike Patey Instagram
 

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Exclusive Technologies (BNF® only)

Exclusive Technologies (BNF® Basic only)
The DRACO 2.0m is equipped with unique Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence to provide a locked-in feel that makes it seem like you're flying an even larger aircraft. Optional-use SAFE Select offers pitch and bank angle limitations together with automated self-leveling that can be switched on and off at the flip of a switch! And if you do not|do not} want to allow the SAFE Select features, merely bind the receiver generally and only AS3X will be active.
 

Smart Technology

Smart Technology
The unique Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC provides a range of real-time power system related telemetry information including motor RPM, present draw, overall flight battery voltage and more through compatible receivers (including the AR637TA installed in the BNF® Fundamental version) and Spektrum AirWare™ equipped transmitters (including the DX6e and 8e, DX6 G2/G3 and 8 G2, the DX9, the NX6, 8 and 10, the iX12, iX20 and others) while you fly. It will even reveal specific cell voltages, temperature level of the flight pack and other information when using Spektrum Smart LiPo batteries. Plus, optional-use motor reversing offers special ground handling and other capabilities (compatible Smart receiver and 7+ channel transmitter needed for reversing).
 





Versatile Power System

Versatile Power System
The factory-installed Spektrum™ Avian™ 100-amp Smart ESC and high-power brushless outrunner motor can drive the large-diameter four-blade prop with a wide range of batteries. Install a 4S battery for sluggish and smooth scale flying, a FIVE battery for included power, or a SIX battery to provide better-than-scale vertical performance. Best of all you can set up a 4000mAh battery to keep the weight and wing loading down, a 5000mAh battery for a fantastic balance of performance and handling, or approximately a 7000mAh battery to accomplish long flight times approximately 10-15+ minutes.
 

Extra Scale Particulars

Extra Scale Details
The DRACO 2.0m includes an abundance of Extra Scale details including molded-in panel lines, hatches and other surface area features, actions, antennas, wingtip skids, and a lot more. A clear windshield and windows plus a detailed cockpit with backlit instrument panel and pilot figure contribute to the amazing scale look.
 





Practical Scale Functions

Functional Scale Features
Licensed, scale-like KING shocks on the primary gear and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps and more are functional Extra Scale includes that take your experience to another level.
 

LED Lights

LED Lights
There are a total of 17 LEDs throughout the airframe to simulate navigation, landing, down, tail beacon, reversing and other lights. They're connected to a customized light controller with different settings you can control from the transmitter to select which lights turn on and off with numerous functions, radiance solid, strobe and more.
 





Capable Equipment

Capable Gear
Like the major DRACO, the articulated and shock-absorbing primary gear is equipped with extra-large, tundra-style tires to absorb the bumps of rough surfaces and provide excellent prop clearance. It's also personalized from fully-molded carbon fiber to handle short takeoffs from and landings on a range of surfaces. The shock-equipped and steerable tailwheel offers excellent ground handling, whether progressing or when using the optional-use motor reversing to taxi backward too.
 

Durable Precision

Durable Precision
Building and construction with fully-molded EPO material makes it possible to replicate the complex details and shapes of the major DRACO in a lightweight yet durable form. The outcome is an exceptional scale look that's easy to preserve and delivers the very best possible flight experience, plus the factory-installed metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped, internal linkages provide crisp and precise control.
 





Included Convenience

Added Convenience
The two-piece wing is secured with unique, quarter-turn thumbscrews so no tools are needed for field assembly/disassembly, and together with the V2 hands-free servo connection system, makes storage and transport as easy and convenient as possible. Best of all, you can have the DRACO 2.0m ready to fly in less time than it requires to charge a battery!
 

Factory Ended up

Factory Finished
The factory-applied paint and decal finish conserves you time and makes for a scale reproduction you'll be proud to show off all over you go.
 







SAFE technology

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

This Bind-N-Fly Basic design is equipped with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver including AS3X (Synthetic Stabilization–3-aXis) technology that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence. The outcome is a heightened sense of stability and precision that makes you seem like you're flying a much larger, skillfully tuned aircraft.

If this is your {very first|very first} design of its type, or you want an additional margin of security while familiarizing yourself with the aircraft, you can allow the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope security technology built into the receiver. No programs is needed. Simply change up the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select made it possible for, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits
These envelope restricts keep the aircraft from rolling or pitching upside down. They also avoid excessive climb or dive angles.

Automatic Self-Leveling
The aircraft immediately returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It's also practical for keeping the wings level throughout takeoffs/launches and landings.

Easy Change Assignment—No Complex Programming Required
The easy treatment for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off does not need any intricate programs 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 function like a standard AS3X receiver.

 






Specs

Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour

Battery: Sold Separately

Charger: Sold Separately

Conclusion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic

Flaps: Yes

Product: 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 (offered independently)

Search Keywords: rcdraco

Servos: Included

Skill Level: Level 2

Speed Control: Included

Technology : AS3X and SAFE

Wingspan: 77.7" (1974 mm)

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