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E-Flite Draco 2.0m with Smart BNF (E-Flite EFL12550 | EFL12550)
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THE ULTIMATE BUSH AIRPLANE
By most quotes, preparation and building the full-size DRACO ought to have taken years. Business Owner Mike Patey — whose extraordinary drive and Back to Work™ principles have actually influenced countless individuals — accomplished it in simply over five 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. Lots of additional modifications followed prior to Mike proudly unveiled his "ultimate bush plane". It might go to the same locations as a Carbon Cub, but also climb up two times as quickly; reach altitudes up to 28,000 feet; and cruise cross-country at 180 Miles Per Hour while carrying 4 individuals plus equipment. Modifications from the Wilga were so comprehensive that the FAA authorized Mike's redesign as a speculative exhibition airplane. The DRACO 2.0m is equally special and impressive — and it's also among the most highly-engineered, in-depth and feature-rich E-flite® airplane yet!





Video Introduction

 




Features

The ultimate bush plane for an unequaled STOL, scale and beyond flying experience

The only officially-licensed scale replica of the unique DRACO by Mike Patey

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

Bonus Scale details consisting of an abundance of molded-in surface functions, actions, antennas, wingtip skids, and far more

Practical Bonus Scale includes consisting of certified KING shocks on the primary equipment and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps, and more

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

Clear windscreen and windows plus a comprehensive cockpit with backlit cockpit console and pilot figure

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

Fits batteries from 4000–7000mAh to offer a vast array of performance and flight times up to 10–15+ minutes

100-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC offers real-time battery voltage, current draw, motor RPM, and other data via compatible receivers and transmitters

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

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

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

The unrivaled stability and locked-in feel of unique AS3X® innovation

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

Large and practical, magnetically-secured top hatch with big battery compartment

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

Scale-like articulated and shock-absorbing primary landing equipment with oversized tundra-style tires

Custom-made and fully-molded carbon fiber equipment to handle short takeoffs from and landings on a variety of surface areas

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

Long lasting, fully-molded EPO airframe with carbon fiber and wood support throughout

Factory-applied paint plus decal surface looks excellent and saves time

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





DEFINITELY ONE OF A KIND
Influenced by the incredible resourcefulness and effort Mike Patey put into building the full-sized airplane, E-flite® provides the only officially-licensed scale replica of the ultimate bush plane! The remarkable DRACO 2.0m is one of the most highly-engineered, in-depth and feature-rich RC models ever produced. Beyond its complex design and the accurate shape of its fully-molded, lightweight and long lasting EPO airframe with a factory-applied surface, it also includes an abundance of Bonus Scale details consisting of a variety of surface functions, actions, antennas, wingtip "stinger" skids, and far more. The clear windscreen and windows provide an outstanding view of the in-depth cockpit with pilot figure and backlit cockpit console. Practical Bonus Scale features include accredited, scale-like KING shocks on the primary equipment and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps and more. There are also an overall of 17 LEDs throughout the airframe — with a customized controller that enables you to select strong, strobing and other light mix options from your transmitter. Oversized, tundra-style tires on the customized carbon fiber primary equipment take in bumps and offer exceptional prop clearance, while the shock-absorbing and steerable tailwheel provides improved ground handling — even when taxiing cab 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 provide crisp, accurate control. The high-power brushless outrunner motor can drive the scale 4-blade propeller with a vast array of 4000–7000mAh batteries, from a FOUR pack for sluggish and smooth scale flight to SIX power for better-than-scale vertical performance. It's also equipped with a 100-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC, and the BNF® Fundamental variation includes an AR637TA Smart receiver that provides full-range telemetry consisting of real-time battery voltage, current, 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 takes to charge a battery! No tools are required for field assembly/disassembly since the two-piece wing is protected with quarter-turn thumbscrews. Most importantly, if you've mastered flying at least one or two previous RC airplane you can fly the DRACO 2.0m successfully, particularly when taking advantage of the BNF® Fundamental variation's unique AS3X® and optional-use SAFE® Select technologies. And it all adds up to provide an unequaled STOL (Brief Remove and Landing), scale and beyond flying experience unlike any other!

The Plug-N-Play® (PNP) variation lets skilled modelers pick and utilize their own transmitter, receiver, battery and battery charger. The Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) Fundamental variation includes 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 Combination consisting of the BNF Fundamental variation airplane, a Spektrum transmitter, Smart battery, Smart battery charger, the unique tools and glue you need for assembly – plus a copy of RealFlight Trainer Edition RC Flight Simulator – is also offered and saves you more than $70 compared to acquiring all of the products separately.

Are you new to flying RC (Radio Managed) airplane? If you are, we recommend learning to fly with among our purpose-built fitness instructor airplane such as the HobbyZone® Carbon Cub S 2. Based on the Carbon Cub flown by Mike's spouse, Chandra Patey, it's equipped with unique and ingenious SAFE innovation that makes it possible for nearly anyone to learn to fly successfully! The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) variation includes everything required 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 along with his twin bro Mark, numbers 5 and 6 in an 11 kid household. Maturing in a low-income household, they were 15 when they introduced their very first organization together, Deck-It, building decks for their next-door neighbors in Orem, Utah. Prior to they graduated high school they had developed it into a company with almost 200 staff members. Their hard work and drive led them to create additional services, successfully building and selling each one. Today, both continue using their passion for work to their own services, Mark with Finest Yanks, 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 individually decided to pursue aviation. In an unusual "twin minute", on the same day both had gone to airshows in various states and been influenced 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 entire thing that Mark right away bought a used 172, and the rest is history.

Mike continues his passion of flying and aviation while stabilizing household, work, and neighborhood. "Our moms and dads taught us that if you are blessed with a skill or financial resources you must give to others or you don't deserve it in the first place. We were raised dirt poor but our moms and dads gave anything we had in excess to somebody who had less than us." Mike continues to give his time, talents, and energy to browse and save missions for regional law enforcement, as well as building the aviation neighborhood through his YouTube channel where he shares his passion. He is incredibly giving of his time and understanding as well, often taking time away from his builds for visitors though he really simply wants to get "back to work", an expression that has actually ended up being a tagline for his channel. "Back to Work ways to get after something. I utilize it for my life in basic. It means give your all, enjoy the procedure, and work hard." A mantra Mike truly lives by.

Mike holds multiple world speed records and has plans to break those records again. From drag vehicles to hill reaches aircrafts, Mike has actually constantly been driven to race things. He likes to develop larger, stronger, and quicker airplane, innovating new ideas and making them realities in his builds. Mike's interest is transmittable, often seen talking with fellow pilots and laughing over new ideas or theories to improve styles, he is a substantial property to basic aviation and has actually influenced many to pursue their dreams of flight by earning their private 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® just)

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 impacts of wind and turbulence to provide a locked-in feel that makes it appear like you're flying an even bigger airplane. Optional-use SAFE Select provides pitch and bank angle limits along with automated self-leveling that can be switched on and off at the flip of a switch! And if you do not|do not} wish to allow the SAFE Select functions, simply bind the receiver typically and just AS3X will be active.
 

Smart Innovation

Smart Technology
The unique Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC offers a variety of real-time power system related telemetry data consisting of motor RPM, current draw, total flight battery voltage and more via compatible receivers (consisting of the AR637TA set up in the BNF® Fundamental variation) and Spektrum AirWare™ equipped transmitters (consisting of 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 show specific cell voltages, temperature level of the flight pack and other data when using Spektrum Smart LiPo batteries. Plus, optional-use motor reversing offers unique ground handling and other abilities (compatible Smart receiver and 7+ channel transmitter required 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 propeller with a vast array of batteries. Install a FOUR battery for sluggish and smooth scale flying, a FIVE battery for added power, or a SIX battery to provide better-than-scale vertical performance. Most importantly you can install a 4000mAh battery to keep the weight and wing filling down, a 5000mAh battery for a great balance of performance and handling, or up to a 7000mAh battery to accomplish long flight times up to 10-15+ minutes.
 

Bonus Scale Details

Extra Scale Details
The DRACO 2.0m includes an abundance of Bonus Scale details consisting of molded-in panel lines, hatches and other surface functions, actions, antennas, wingtip skids, and far more. A clear windscreen and windows plus a comprehensive cockpit with backlit cockpit console and pilot figure add to the incredible scale appearance.
 





Practical Scale Features

Functional Scale Features
Certified, scale-like KING shocks on the primary equipment and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps and more are practical Bonus Scale includes that take your experience to another level.
 

LED Lights

LED Lights
There are an overall 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 various settings you can control from the transmitter to pick which lights switch on and off with numerous functions, radiance strong, strobe and more.
 





Capable Gear

Capable Gear
Like the full-scale DRACO, the articulated and shock-absorbing primary equipment is equipped with oversized, tundra-style tires to take in the bumps of rough surface areas and offer exceptional prop clearance. It's also customized from fully-molded carbon fiber to handle short takeoffs from and landings on a variety of surface areas. The shock-equipped and steerable tailwheel provides exceptional ground handling, whether moving forward or when utilizing the optional-use motor reversing to taxi backward too.
 

Long lasting Accuracy

Durable Precision
Construction with fully-molded EPO material makes it possible to reproduce the complex details and shapes of the full-scale DRACO in a light-weight yet long lasting kind. The result is an outstanding scale appearance that's easy to keep and provides the best possible flight experience, plus the factory-installed metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped, internal linkages provide crisp and accurate control.
 





Included Convenience

Added Convenience
The two-piece wing is protected with special, quarter-turn thumbscrews so no tools are required for field assembly/disassembly, and along with the V2 hands-free servo connection system, makes storage and transportation as easy and practical as possible. Most importantly, you can have the DRACO 2.0m ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery!
 

Factory Completed

Factory Finished
The factory-applied paint and decal surface saves you time and produces a scale replica you'll be proud to show off everywhere you go.
 







SAFE technology

Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Benefit
Currently own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) airplane make entering the air quickly and with the best control experience possible easier than ever. They come out of package 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 compatible transmitter, complete any final assembly, and fly!

This Bind-N-Fly Basic model is equipped with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver featuring AS3X (Artificial Stabilization–3-aXis) innovation that works behind the scenes to smooth out the impacts of wind and turbulence. The result is a heightened sense of stability and accuracy that makes you seem like you're flying a much bigger, skillfully tuned aircraft.

If this is your {very first|very first} model of its type, or you want an extra margin of security while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can allow the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope security innovation developed into the receiver. No shows is required. Simply change up the binding series as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select allowed, you get:

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

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

Easy Change Task—No Complex Programming Required
The simple procedure for appointing a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select functions on and off doesn't need any complex shows and takes simply a couple of seconds.

If you don't wish to allow the SAFE Select functions, simply bind the receiver typically and it will function like a basic AS3X receiver.

 






Specs

Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour

Battery: Sold Separately

Battery Charger: Sold Separately

Completion Level: Bind-N-Fly Basic

Flaps: Yes

Material: EPO

Minimum Required Radio: 6-channel

Power Type: Electric

Item Length: 53" (1346 mm)

Item Weight: 10.0 pounds (4535 g) with SIX 5000mAh 30C battery; 8.5 pounds (3855 g) without battery

Prop Size: 14.5 x 9 4-blade

Radio: Sold Separately

Receiver: Included

Recommended Motor Battery: 4S 14.8V to SIX 22.2V 4000-7000mAh LiPo (sold individually)

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Servos: Included

Ability Level: Level 2

Speed Control: Included

Innovation : AS3X and SAFE

Wingspan: 77.7" (1974 mm)
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