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E-Flite Draco 2.0m with Smart BNF (E-Flite EFL12550 | EFL12550)
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By many estimates, planning and constructing the full-size DRACO needs to have taken years. Business Owner Mike Patey — whose exceptional drive and Back to Work™ ethic have actually influenced thousands of individuals — accomplished it in just over five months! Mike began with a Wilga 2000, replacing its Lycoming O-540 piston engine with a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28 turboprop boasting about twice the power at half the weight. Lots of additional modifications followed prior to Mike happily revealed his "supreme bush aircraft". It might go to the exact same locations as a Carbon Cub, however likewise climb twice as quickly; reach altitudes as much as 28,000 feet; and cruise cross-country at 180 Miles Per Hour while bring four individuals plus equipment. Modifications from the Wilga were so substantial that the FAA authorized Mike's redesign as an experimental exhibition airplane. The DRACO 2.0m is equally distinct and impressive — and it's likewise one of the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich E-flite® airplane yet!

Video Introduction



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

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

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

Bonus Scale details including an abundance of molded-in surface area features, steps, antennas, wingtip skids, and far more

Functional Bonus Scale includes including licensed KING shocks on the primary equipment and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps, and more

17 total LEDs including 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 FOUR- to 6S-compatible brushless motor with big diameter 4-blade prop

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

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

Optional-use motor reversing for unique 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 innovative and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection

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

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

Big and convenient, magnetically-secured leading hatch with big battery compartment

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

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

Custom-made and fully-molded carbon fiber equipment to manage short takeoffs from and landings on a variety of surfaces

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

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

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

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

Inspired by the unbelievable resourcefulness and effort Mike Patey put into constructing the full-sized airplane, E-flite® offers the only officially-licensed scale reproduction of the supreme bush aircraft! The incredible DRACO 2.0m is one of the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich RC designs ever produced. Beyond its complicated style and the accurate shape of its fully-molded, light-weight and long lasting EPO airframe with a factory-applied finish, it likewise includes an abundance of Bonus Scale details including a variety of surface area features, steps, antennas, wingtip "stinger" skids, and far more. The clear windscreen and windows offer an excellent view of the detailed cockpit with pilot figure and backlit cockpit console. Functional Bonus Scale features include certified, scale-like KING shocks on the primary equipment and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps and more. There are likewise a total of 17 LEDs throughout the airframe — with a customized controller that enables you to pick strong, strobing and other light mix alternatives from your transmitter. Extra-large, tundra-style tires on the custom-made carbon fiber primary equipment soak up bumps and supply excellent prop clearance, while the shock-absorbing and steerable tailwheel offers enhanced ground handling — even when cabbing 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 deliver crisp, precise control. The high-power brushless outrunner motor can drive the scale 4-blade prop 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 likewise equipped with a 100-amp Spektrum™ Bird™ Smart ESC, and the BNF® Standard version includes an AR637TA Smart receiver that provides full-range telemetry including 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 style, 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 because the two-piece wing is protected 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, especially when benefiting from the BNF® Standard version's special AS3X® and optional-use SAFE® Select innovations. And it all adds up to offer an unequaled STOL (Short Take Off and Landing), scale and beyond flying experience unlike any other!

The Plug-N-Play® (PNP) version lets skilled modelers pick and use their own transmitter, receiver, battery and charger. The Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) Standard version includes a Spektrum receiver equipped with AS3X and optional-use SAFE Select innovations so intermediate to skilled modelers can use their own transmitter, battery and charger. An ULTIMATE Combo including the BNF Standard version aircraft, a Spektrum transmitter, Smart battery, Smart charger, the unique tools and glue you require for assembly – plus a copy of RealFlight Fitness instructor Edition RC Flight Simulator – is likewise offered and conserves you more than $70 compared to acquiring all of the items separately.

Are you brand-new to flying RC (Radio Controlled) airplane? If you are, we recommend finding out to fly with one of 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 special and innovative SAFE technology that makes it possible for practically anybody to find out to fly successfully! The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) version includes whatever needed to fly in one box and is the ideal option if you're a new RC pilot.


Mike Patey was born in Gresham, Oregon in addition to his twin sibling Mark, numbers 5 and 6 in an 11 kid family. Growing up in a low-income family, they were 15 when they introduced their very first organization together, Deck-It, constructing decks for their neighbors in Orem, Utah. Before they finished high school they had built it into a company with nearly 200 staff members. Their hard work and drive led them to produce additional services, successfully constructing and selling each one. Today, both continue applying their enthusiasm for work to their own services, Mark with Finest Pulls, and Mike with EcoVap.

Mike is wed to his spouse Chandra and they have four children. Mike's air travel journey started in a 1971 Cessna 172L in 2002 when both Mike and Mark had individually decided to pursue air travel. In an unusual "twin moment", on the exact same day both had attended airshows in different states and been influenced to pursue their pilot's license without the other knowing. When they shared their decision by phone, they were so blown away at the coincidence of the entire thing that Mark immediately purchased an utilized 172, and the rest is history.

Mike continues his enthusiasm of flying and air travel while balancing family, work, and community. "Our moms and dads taught us that if you are blessed with a talent or finances you need to provide to others or you don't deserve it in the first place. We were raised dirt poor however our moms and dads gave anything we had in excess to someone who had less than us." Mike continues to give his time, talents, and energy to search and save objectives for local law enforcement, along with constructing the air travel community through his YouTube channel where he shares his enthusiasm. He is incredibly offering of his time and knowledge as well, frequently taking time far from his builds for visitors though he actually just wishes to get "back to work", a phrase that has become a tagline for his channel. "Back to Work means to get after something. I use it for my life in basic. It means give your all, enjoy the process, and strive." A mantra Mike really lives by.

Mike holds numerous world speed records and has plans to break those records again. From drag cars to hill reaches aircrafts, Mike has always been driven to race things. He likes to develop bigger, stronger, and quicker airplane, innovating originalities and making them realities in his builds. Mike's interest is transmittable, frequently seen talking with fellow pilots and giggling over originalities or theories to enhance designs, he is a big property to basic air travel and has influenced many to pursue their dreams of flight by making 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 special Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select innovations. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence to deliver a locked-in feel that makes it appear like you're flying an even bigger aircraft. Optional-use SAFE Select offers pitch and bank angle limitations in addition to 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 enable the SAFE Select features, simply bind the receiver typically and just AS3X will be active.

Smart Technology

Smart Technology
The special Spektrum™ Bird™ Smart ESC offers a variety of real-time power system associated telemetry data including motor RPM, current draw, general flight battery voltage and more through compatible receivers (including the AR637TA installed in the BNF® Standard 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 show specific cell voltages, temperature level of the flight pack and other data when using Spektrum Smart LiPo batteries. Plus, optional-use motor reversing deals unique 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™ Bird™ 100-amp Smart ESC and high-power brushless outrunner motor can drive the large-diameter four-blade prop with a vast array of batteries. Install a FOUR battery for sluggish and smooth scale flying, a FIVE battery for included power, or a SIX battery to deliver 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 as much as a 7000mAh battery to accomplish long flight times as much as 10-15+ minutes.

Bonus Scale Details

Extra Scale Details
The DRACO 2.0m includes an abundance of Bonus Scale details including molded-in panel lines, hatches and other surface area features, steps, 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 unbelievable scale appearance.

Functional Scale Functions

Functional Scale Features
Accredited, 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 a total of 17 LEDs throughout the airframe to simulate navigation, landing, down, tail beacon, reversing and other lights. They're linked to a customized light controller with different settings you can control from the transmitter to pick which lights turn 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 extra-large, tundra-style tires to soak up the bumps of rough surfaces and supply excellent prop clearance. It's likewise custom-made from fully-molded carbon fiber to manage short takeoffs from and landings on a variety of surfaces. The shock-equipped and steerable tailwheel offers excellent ground handling, whether moving on or when utilizing the optional-use motor reversing to taxi backward too.

Resilient 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 lightweight yet long lasting form. The outcome is an outstanding scale appearance that's easy to preserve and provides the very best possible flight experience, plus the factory-installed metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped, internal linkages deliver crisp and precise control.

Included Convenience

Added Convenience
The two-piece wing is protected with distinct, quarter-turn thumbscrews so no tools are needed for field assembly/disassembly, and in addition to the V2 hands-free servo connection system, makes storage and transportation 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 Finished

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

SAFE technology

Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Benefit
Already own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) airplane make entering into the air quickly and with the very 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 model 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 an increased sense of stability and precision that makes you feel like you're flying a much bigger, expertly tuned aircraft.

If this is your {very first|very first} model of its type, or you desire an additional margin of safety while acquainting yourself with the aircraft, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology built into the receiver. No programming is needed. Merely alter the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select allowed, you get:

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

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

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

If you don't wish to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver typically and it will function like a basic AS3X receiver.



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

Product Length: 53" (1346 mm)

Product Weight: 10.0 lbs (4535 g) with SIX 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: FOUR 14.8V to SIX 22.2V 4000-7000mAh LiPo (offered individually)

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Servos: Consisted of

Skill Level: Level 2

Speed Control: Consisted Of

Technology : AS3X and SAFE

Wingspan: 77.7" (1974 mm)
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