NEW Art-Tech EF-2000 Eurofighter Review and Flight Video!
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Art-Tech EF-2000 Eurofighter
~Wing Span: 648mm/25.5in
~Weight: 650g/22.9 oz
~30AMP Brushless ESC
~EDF-64 Fan Unit
~11.1v 1600mAh 3s 15C Lithium Polymer Battery
~inrunner kv not available at this time
This EF-2000 made by Art-Tech is a ready to fly foamy edf jet out of the box. It comes with all the accessories and electronics to get her flying! My overall thoughts of this RTF EDF is excellent. The quality of the EF-2000 is superb. The paint finish is brilliant yet the overall weight is was not sacrificed for the scale colors. Assembly was simple. Included with the RTF is a 2 part epoxy for the joining of the main wings, vertical stab, canard stabs and wherever else needing a bit of glue. Construction and assembly went together without a hitch. I know many of you here would rather use your own radio gear so we did opt for a PNP package. The supplied Transmitter is a basic 4 channel TX with mixing for the Elevons. This set up worked perfectly. It is on 72Mhz. She operates on elevon mixing for your main wing and a rudder and steerable nose wheel. The completed EF-2000 was very pleasing to the eye. Very nice lines and she just plain looks great! The supplied battery mounts under the canopy which is secured by rare earth magnets that hold the canopy in place very nicely. Deans style ultra plugs pre soldered on the lipo and esc.
So far I have 2 test flights on her. She took off with very little runway and needed very little trim to fly straight. Tracks very nicely. The EDF have a sweet intoxicating sound that I just LOVE to hear. Rolls are nice and true. Roll rate can be slow as real quick. I flew no Expo. I like feeling the planes raw. She responds to stick movements instantly. Four points are nice and clean with rudder input. Loops are clean and stylish. Inverted flight needs elevator input, about 15% to sustain level inverted flight. She does not have unlimited vertical. Although very speedy and agile. Though this may not meet the needs of the "speed freaks" out there, this is a great aircraft in any hobbyists hanger. Slow speed is like a crawl. Due to the canard horizontal stabs in front of the main wing, she can harrier her landings to a crawl. However, high speed passes were impressive. Dip one wing tip for a fly by and people go goo goo ga ga over it. I got about 6 minutes of flight time with pretty good throttle management. Then put back in 1200mah of capacity. I am still in the process of flight tests and will have future videos!
My overall impressions are great. I love this Eurofighter. She is still brand new and there is only 1 in the US now. Its MINE.
We expect to be shipping them late June 2008. I got lots of looks and questions at my local flying field. We are currently taking pre-orders and you can save $20.00 if you pre-order. If you opt for PNP its even cheaper. Please see my video reviews and flight videos below. I would love to hear comments. The good the bad and the ugly. Keep in mind guys, this is a work in progress and I do make mistakes. If I do, please point them out to me. Come see our website for whats new and hot in RC! www.bananahobby.com
~~~~~ART-TECH~~~~~EF-2000 EU Eurofighter!
Whats in the box Review
Flight Number 1
Flight Number 2