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E-Flite Draco 2.0m with Smart BNF (E-Flite EFL12550 | EFL12550)
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THE ULTIMATE BUSH AIRCRAFT
By a lot of quotes, preparation and building the full-size DRACO must have taken years. Entrepreneur Mike Patey — whose remarkable drive and Back to Work™ ethic have actually motivated thousands of people — accomplished it in simply over 5 months! Mike began with a Wilga 2000, changing its Lycoming O-540 piston engine with a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28 turboprop boasting about two times the power at half the weight. Numerous extra adjustments followed prior to Mike proudly unveiled his "ultimate bush plane". It might go to the exact same locations as a Carbon Cub, however also climb two times as quick; reach elevations as much as 28,000 feet; and cruise cross-country at 180 Miles Per Hour while carrying four people plus gear. Changes from the Wilga were so extensive that the FAA authorized Mike's redesign as an experimental exhibit airplane. The DRACO 2.0m is similarly unique and impressive — and it's also one of the most highly-engineered, comprehensive and feature-rich E-flite® airplane yet!





Video Introduction

 




Features

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

The only officially-licensed scale replica of the one-of-a-kind DRACO by Mike Patey

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

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

Practical Additional Scale features including licensed KING shocks on the main 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 windscreen and windows plus an in-depth 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 provide a wide variety of performance and flight times as much as 10–15+ minutes

100-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC supplies real-time battery voltage, present draw, motor RPM, and other information through 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 exclusive AS3X® innovation

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

Big and hassle-free, 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 main landing gear with extra-large tundra-style tires

Personalized and fully-molded carbon fiber gear to handle short departures from and landings on a range of surface areas

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

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

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

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





ABSOLUTELY ONE OF A KIND
Influenced by the incredible ingenuity and effort Mike Patey put into building the full-sized airplane, E-flite® offers the only officially-licensed scale replica of the ultimate bush plane! The remarkable DRACO 2.0m is among the most highly-engineered, comprehensive and feature-rich RC models ever produced. Beyond its complex design and the precise shape of its fully-molded, light-weight and long lasting EPO airframe with a factory-applied surface, it also features an abundance of Additional Scale details including a range of surface area features, steps, antennas, wingtip "stinger" skids, and a lot more. The clear windscreen and windows offer an outstanding view of the comprehensive cockpit with pilot figure and backlit cockpit console. Practical Additional Scale features consist of 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 strong, strobing and other light combination alternatives from your transmitter. Oversized, tundra-style tires on the personalized carbon fiber main gear absorb bumps and provide exceptional prop clearance, while the shock-absorbing and steerable tailwheel offers improved ground handling — even when taxiing cab backwards 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 prop with a wide variety of 4000–7000mAh batteries, from a FOUR pack for sluggish and smooth scale flight to 6S power for better-than-scale vertical performance. It's also geared up with a 100-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC, and the BNF® Fundamental variation consists of an AR637TA Smart receiver that provides full-range telemetry including real-time battery voltage, present, motor RPM, ESC temperature, and more to compatible AirWare™ geared up 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 required for field assembly/disassembly because the two-piece wing is secured 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 effectively, especially when making the most of the BNF® Fundamental variation's exclusive AS3X® and optional-use SAFE® Select innovations. And it all amounts to offer an unmatched STOL (Short Remove and Landing), scale and beyond flying experience unlike any other!

The Plug-N-Play® (PNP) variation lets experienced modelers select and utilize their own transmitter, receiver, battery and charger. The Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) Fundamental variation consists of a Spektrum receiver geared up with AS3X and optional-use SAFE Select innovations so intermediate to experienced modelers can utilize their own transmitter, battery and charger. An ULTIMATE Combination including the BNF Fundamental variation aircraft, a Spektrum transmitter, Smart battery, Smart charger, the unique tools and glue you require for assembly – plus a copy of RealFlight Trainer Edition RC Flight Simulator – is also readily available and conserves you more than $70 compared to acquiring all of the items separately.

Are you brand-new to flying RC (Radio Managed) airplane? If you are, we recommend learning 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 other half, Chandra Patey, it's geared up with exclusive and ingenious SAFE innovation that makes it possible for practically anybody to learn to fly effectively! The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) variation consists of everything required to fly in one box and is the ideal option if you're a new RC pilot.



 








Mike Patey was born in Gresham, Oregon together with his twin bro Mark, numbers 5 and 6 in an 11 kid household. Growing up in a low-income household, they were 15 when they introduced their first service together, Deck-It, building decks for their neighbors in Orem, Utah. Before they finished high school they had built it into a company with almost 200 employees. Their hard work and drive led them to develop extra services, effectively building and offering every one. Today, both continue using their enthusiasm for work to their own services, Mark with Best Pulls, and Mike with EcoVap.

Mike is married to his other half Chandra and they have four children. Mike's aviation journey began in a 1971 Cessna 172L in 2002 when both Mike and Mark had individually decided to pursue aviation. In a weird "twin minute", on the exact same day both had attended airshows in various states and been motivated to pursue their pilot's license without the other understanding. When they shared their choice by phone, they were so blown away at the coincidence of the whole thing that Mark instantly bought a used 172, and the rest is history.

Mike continues his enthusiasm of flying and aviation while balancing household, work, and community. "Our parents 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 bad however our parents provided anything we had in excess to someone who had less than us." Mike continues to offer his time, skills, and energy to browse and save missions for regional law enforcement, along with building the aviation community through his YouTube channel where he shares his enthusiasm. He is incredibly offering of his time and understanding as well, frequently taking some time far from his builds for visitors though he actually simply wants to get "back to work", a phrase 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 indicates offer your all, delight in the process, and strive." A mantra Mike really lives by.

Mike holds several world speed records and has plans to break those records once again. From drag vehicles to hill reaches planes, Mike has actually always been driven to race things. He likes to develop bigger, more powerful, and quicker airplane, innovating new ideas and making them truths in his builds. Mike's enthusiasm is contagious, frequently seen talking with fellow aviators and giggling over new ideas or theories to enhance styles, he is a substantial possession to basic aviation and has actually motivated numerous to pursue their imagine flight by making their private pilot's license.

Learn more about, get in touch with, and follow Mike Patey utilizing 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 geared up with exclusive Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select innovations. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence to provide a locked-in feel that makes it look like you're flying an even bigger aircraft. Optional-use SAFE Select offers pitch and bank angle limits together with automatic self-leveling that can be switched on and off at the flip of a switch! And if you do not|do not} wish to make it possible for the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver typically and just AS3X will be active.
 

Smart Innovation

Smart Technology
The exclusive Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC supplies a range of real-time power system associated telemetry information including motor RPM, present draw, general flight battery voltage and more through compatible receivers (including the AR637TA installed in the BNF® Fundamental variation) and Spektrum AirWare™ geared up 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 individual cell voltages, temperature of the flight pack and other information when utilizing Spektrum Smart LiPo batteries. Plus, optional-use motor reversing deals 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 prop with a wide variety of batteries. Install a FOUR battery for sluggish and smooth scale flying, a 5S battery for added power, or a SIX battery to provide better-than-scale vertical performance. Most importantly you can set up a 4000mAh battery to keep the weight and wing packing down, a 5000mAh battery for a great balance of performance and handling, or as much as a 7000mAh battery to achieve long flight times as much as 10-15+ minutes.
 

Additional Scale Particulars

Extra Scale Details
The DRACO 2.0m features an abundance of Additional Scale details including molded-in panel lines, hatches and other surface area features, steps, antennas, wingtip skids, and a lot more. A clear windscreen and windows plus an in-depth cockpit with backlit cockpit console and pilot figure add to the incredible scale look.
 





Practical Scale Functions

Functional Scale Features
Certified, scale-like KING shocks on the main gear and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps and more are functional Additional Scale features 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 linked to a custom light controller with various settings you can control from the transmitter to select which lights turn on and off with numerous functions, glow strong, strobe and more.
 





Capable Gear

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

Durable Accuracy

Durable Precision
Building with fully-molded EPO material makes it possible to replicate the complex details and shapes of the major DRACO in a lightweight yet long lasting type. The result is an exceptional scale look that's easy to keep and provides the best possible flight experience, plus the factory-installed metal-geared servos with ball-link geared up, internal linkages provide crisp and accurate control.
 





Included Convenience

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

Factory Finished

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







SAFE technology

Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Advantage
Already own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) airplane make getting into 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 require to do is bind the receiver to a compatible transmitter, finish any last assembly, and fly!

This Bind-N-Fly Basic design is geared up with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver including AS3X (Artificial Stabilization–3-aXis) innovation that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence. The result is an increased sense of stability and precision that makes you seem like you're flying a much bigger, skillfully tuned aircraft.

If this is your {first|very first} design of its type, or you want an extra margin of safety while acquainting yourself with the aircraft, you can make it possible for the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope security innovation built into the receiver. No programming is required. Just change up the binding series as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select enabled, you get:

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

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

Easy Change Assignment—No Complex Programs Required
The basic treatment for appointing a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off does not need any complex programming and takes simply a few seconds.

If you do not wish to make it possible for the SAFE Select features, simply bind the receiver typically and it will operate like a standard AS3X receiver.

 






Requirements

Approximate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour

Battery: Sold Separately

Charger: Sold Separately

Completion 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: Consisted of

Recommended Motor Battery: 4S 14.8V to 6S 22.2V 4000-7000mAh LiPo (offered independently)

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Servos: Consisted of

Skill Level: Level 2

Speed Control: Included

Innovation : AS3X and SAFE

Wingspan: 77.7" (1974 mm)
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