Flex Innovations RV-8 Super PNP Electric Airplane (Green) (1685mm)

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The Flex Innovations RV-8 Super PNP Electric Airplane is a massive, yet lightweight airframe that offers an incredibly wide flight envelope. From beginners to experts, the RV-8 has something to offer everyone. Beautiful scale lines, clear canopy with pilot and a beautiful color scheme deliver a true-to-scale presence in the air and on the ground.

The finely tuned power system allows the RV-8 to fly large aerobatic maneuvers as well as basic 3D maneuvers in a very predictable and friendly manner. It offers a perfectly balanced air-frame design combined with the included Aura 8 Advanced Flight Control System. The Aura 8 AFCS is a sophisticated stabilization system, yielding an unmatched flying experience. Pilots will feel smooth, predictable and precise aircraft control without any interference to pilot inputs. The pre-programmed and installed Aura 8 works with any known transmitter and receiver and requires only a quick connection to your receiver to get you flying. Out of the box, the Aura is pre-programmed with 3 Flight Modes (Low Rate, Gyro Off - Low Rate, Gyro On - High Rate, Live-Wing, Gyro On) that gives you the option to choose how you want to fly.

The RV-8 structure is hollow on the inside and has plywood and carbon fiber in key locations. The innovative plywood sub-structure secures the power system to the wing tube and landing gear mount, making the motor run very smooth, even at high power. Because it is EPO foam, it remains TOUGH yet REPAIRABLE. The RV-8 can accept a range of options, including floats for flying off water and a key chain camera mount. 

With hundreds of designs, World F3A and Free Style Champion Quique Somenzini has maximized the simplicity and practicality of the RV-8 design. It takes less than one-hour to assemble out of the box and remains quick to assemble at the field. It is easily transportable in size. In the air, the locked in feel, stability, precision, power and unprecedented maneuverability will make the RV-8 your favorite every-day aircraft.


 

 

Features:

  • Advanced Aura 8 Control System
  • Scale lines and details to bring the majesty of scale looks with an unreal flying experience!
  • Removable pilot to allow customization or easy replacement
  • Less than 1 hour assembly time
  • Innovative plywood sub-frame connects the motor securely to the fuselage while providing superior battery mounting and cooling
  • Hollow EPO foam wing with internal wood and carbon fiber structure
  • Two-piece wing for easy transportation and field assembly
  • Light wing loading for easy handling
  • Large flaps for stunning short take-offs and landings
  • Large control surfaces for excellent maneuverability
  • Huge top hatch for easy battery and equipment access
  • Vortex generators for low speed control
  • Scale navigation lights Installed
  • 6061-T6 aluminum landing gear offers increased durability and scale appeal
  • Six New DS34 metal gear digital servos for ailerons, elevators, rudder, and flaps
  • Powerful all metal 70 size 500Kv motor offers astonishing power.
  • 100A ZTW BL motor controller with separate 5V/10A SBEC
  • 17.5 x 7" custom tooled Somenzini-Ribbe (SR) Prop for awesome grip at all speeds
  • Float-ready air-frame for easy addition of optional floats
  • Custom control horns for optimized throw and precision
  • All linkages use ball links for secure yet precise control
  • Rudder and elevator servos mounted in tail for precise control
  • Factory applied trim scheme
  • Accepts a wide range of batteries while offering a range of different performance levels
Specifications:
Length: 66.3" (1685 mm)
Wingspan: 75.8'' (1925 mm)
Weight: 10 lb 3 oz. (4660 grams) with 6s 5200mAh
Wing Area: 1120 sq. in (72.3 sq. dm.)
Channels: 6+ (7 if switching night LED's)
Battery: 4200 5S -to- 6200 6S
Flight Time: 5 to 9 minutes depending on flying style 

Needed to Complete:
  • (1) 6+ Channel 2.4GHz Transmitter
  • (1) Matching Receiver
  • Optional for '4 PWM' (servo) RX connections with traditional receivers
    • (4) Male to Male Servo Connectors (Gyro to RX Connection): PTK-5312
  • (1+) 5s - 6s 40C-75C 4200-6200mAh LiPo Battery w/EC5 Connector
  • (1) Lip Battery Balance Charger System
  • Misc. Building Tools (Referenced in User Manual)

This product was added to our catalog on October 30, 2019

Verified Owner
Wednesday, Sep 16 2020 (1 week ago)
Flex Innovations RV-8 Super PNP Electric Airplane (Green) (1685mm)
Received the flex RV8 day version in. Shipping was fast. The plane arrived in good condition, there were the normal small shipping dings. I was able to remove them with a steam cloth. Assembly went fast. I used 30 minute epoxy on the vertical stab and waited overnight for it to dry, if not for that, it can be assembled in an hour or two. Mine was missing a crucial part on the wheel pants and a phone call to flex or Amain hasn't resulted in a replacement yet. I haven't been able to maiden the aircraft because of this. Hopefully, Amain will read this, and get my part on the way soon. I just purchased a Cessna 170 Super PNP and ordered directly from Flex,it was 40 dollars cheaper!



Update 9-22-20 AMAIN advised me to contact FLEX for the part.I have been very pleased with Flex Internationals customer support, they sent my part out pretty fast and called me on one occasion to let me know it was on the way! I have since bought the Cessna 170 and after a few issues (Flex is resolving) I plan to fly both aircraft soon.The RV8 appears to be built a little more robust. Both planes have a very delicate spray job, the paint will come off very easily. I plan on applying poly acrylic over the plane to eliminate this and make it shine. The RV8 is really Impressive and well engineered! It has that WOW factor!
The Cessna is built Big and Light!! Packaging for Shipping was done correctly with no major issues. Both aircraft UPS delivered in good shape. Will update after a few flights.

PS: I could not build these aircraft and equip them with servos and motors and lights for what either kit sells for and then throw in a AURO 8!! We are living in good times folks! It wont last forever!! These aren't Junk planes, even EFLITE has some great planes as well as all of the other distributors.