The Viper was designed to deliver fighter-jet looks and performance with low-wing sport airplane stability so more pilots could enjoy flying a jet. The E-flite® Viper 70mm EDF is true-to-form both in its appearance and how it delivers a high-performance jet experience like no other, whether you’ve flown many jets before or even if it’s your first jet model ever. It delivers incredible speed, vertical performance and aerobatic capability while also being easy to take off and land–especially when it’s equipped with exclusive AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies (BNF Basic version only).
The Viper 70mm EDF offers smooth, sport airplane-like handling plus incredible performance and aerobatic capability that makes it the perfect choice for experienced and first-time jet pilots alike. At its core is a 6S-compatible brushless motor and 70-amp ESC that are matched to a 12-blade fan to deliver an abundance of speed, thrust and a turbine-like sound. Functional, factory-installed flaps and electric retracts are included to provide the best jet experience and the widest flight envelope possible. Assembly is fast and simple with a one-piece wing and stabilizers that bolt into place–no glue required. The detailed cockpit is integrated with the large top-mounted hatch that makes flight battery access as easy and convenient as possible. Digital, metal-geared servos and ball-link equipped linkages provide precise control, and the lightweight yet strong EPO airframe adds to the durability and precision. But what truly sets the Viper 70mm EDF apart, and helps make it the BEST choice for a first jet model, is how easy it is to take off, fly and land. It’s a scale jet that flies smooth and handles like a sport airplane, with stability that makes it feel rock-solid so all you have to do to make your jet pilot dreams come true is advance the throttle.
First high-performance EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) jet with SAFE Select technology
The best choice for a first EDF jet model because it’s easy to take off, fly and land
A scale jet model with incredibly smooth sport airplane handling and amazing aerobatic capability
12-blade 70mm fan delivers excellent top speed and vertical performance plus turbine-like sound
Factory-installed high-power 6S compatible brushless motor and 70-amp ESC
Functional and installed flaps for shorter takeoffs and landings plus improved slow-flight performance
Fast and precise factory-installed digital, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages
Steerable nose wheel and electric retracts with sprung wire struts for operation from a variety of surfaces including grass
Spektrum 6-channel receiver with industry-leading DSMX technology
Easy to fly and land with optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
Unmatched stability and precision of AS3X® technology for smoother flight performance
No glue required for assembly and can be ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery
Large and convenient top hatch with clear canopy, cockpit detail and pilot figure
Strong and easy to install/remove one-piece composite reinforced wing
Lightweight yet strong and durable EPO construction
Unique and highly-visible trim scheme by Aircraft Studio Design
Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Advantage: This Bind-N-Fly® Basic model is equipped with a Spektrum® AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization–3-aXis) receiver that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence. The result is a sense of stability and precision that makes you feel like you’re flying a larger and expertly tuned aircraft. If this is your first high-performance jet, or you want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select technology built into the receiver. No programming is required. Simply change up the binding sequence as directed in the manual.
With SAFE Select enabled, 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 instantly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It’s also helpful for keeping the wings level during takeoffs and landings.
Easy Switch Assignment—No Programming Required: The simple procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't require any programming and takes just a few seconds.
If you don’t want to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver normally and it will function like a standard AS3X receiver.
High-Power EDF: The 12-blade 70mm fan combined with the high-RPM brushless motor, 70-amp ESC and a 6S 3200-4000mAh LiPo battery delivers nearly unlimited vertical performance and an incredible speed range with virtually instantaneous throttle response. But what makes the experience truly rewarding is the amazing sound produced by the power system—it’s almost like a real turbine.
Functional Flaps: The factory-installed, fully-functional flaps offer improved slow-flight capability and performance while also making it possible to take off and land in shorter distances and at slower speeds.
Electric Retracts: The steerable nose wheel and wide-spaced main gear feature reliable electric retract units equipped with durable metal components and sprung wire struts for operation from a variety of surfaces including paved runways and even grass.
Durable Precision: The lightweight yet durable EPO airframe is composite reinforced for added strength, and the factory-installed digital, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages deliver crisp and precise control at every speed.
Amazing Performance: The Viper design offers incredible handling across a wide speed range and flight envelope. From slower-than-expected landings and low-speed passes to triple-digit high-speed flybys, the airframe and power system combine to deliver unbelievable performance and aerobatic capability so you can perform smooth rolls, giant loops, knife edge flight and other maneuvers almost effortlessly.
Easy Assembly: No glue is required for assembly, and you can have the Viper ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery. Plus it’s factory-finished in an exclusive and unique, highly-visible trim scheme by Aircraft Studio Design.
Wingspan: 43.3 in (1100mm)
Overall Length: 40.4 in (1025mm)
Flying Weight: 4.2-4.4 lbs (67-70 oz)
Motor Size: 2860-KV1850
CG (center of gravity): 75-85mm back from LE or wing @ root
Speed Control : 70A
Recommended Battery: 22.2v 6s 3200-3800mAh with EC5 connector
Approx. Flying Duration: 4+ min
Approx. Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Needed To Complete:
Full-range, 6+ channel transmitter with DSMX®/DSM2® technology and adjustable dual rates
22.2V 3300–3800mAh 30C 6S LiPo with EC5 connector
Suitable LiPo charger
This product was added to our catalog on December 14, 2018
Saturday, Nov 2 2019 (6 weeks ago)
E-flite Viper 70mm BNF Basic Electric Ducted Fan Jet Airplane (1100mm)
Well truly a "first jet". I've never flown a jet before and this plane felt like a prop plane to me. Five successful flights with no issues at all until the sixth flight. On a turn in for final the plane went into a nose down spin. I reached for the safe switch but just not enough time to recover. When I got to the plane the front was completely destroyed but everything electrically still was working except for one of the elevator servos. One of them was locked in the full down position. I will be talking to Horizon about this for sure. The plane flys great and is lots of fun to fly so I might give it another try but maybe install some better servos. Eight dollar servos not cutting it for this aircraft.