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E-flite Adagio 280

A park-flyer sized motor glider

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With AS3X Stability

The E-flite Adagio 280 is a powered glider with a park-flyer friendly 56" wingspan. Made from carbon fiber reinforced Z-Foam, the Adagio features a BL280 1260kv direct-drive outrunner and performs much like a sport plane when under motor power. The Adagio 280 comes with flaps for slowing down during landing and a mono landing wheel under the fuselage.

The new AS3X stabilization technology comes standard on the Adagio, making for smooth flying, even in mildly turbulent air. The Adagio 280 is currently available as a BNF Basic (Bind-N-Fly) only, requiring your 6-channel DSM2®/DSMX® transmitter and 3S Li-Po battery.

Specifications:

  • Motor Size: 280 Brushless Outrunner 1260kV
  • Overall Length: 29.9 in (760mm)
  • Power Plant Size: 180-280 Electric
  • Radio: 5+ Channel
  • Recommended Battery: 11.1V 3S 450mAh Li-Po
  • Speed Control: 10 AMP
  • Wing Area: 242 sq. in. (15.6 sq. dm.)
  • Wingspan: 56.0 in (1420mm)

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Old Jun 24, 2014, 01:37 PM
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Why is it $180 for a BNF basic?

That's kind of high for a sub-2-meter foamy glider that doesn't even come with a battery.

Also, does "carbon fiber re-enforced" mean it has a carbon spar? Or are they actually re-enforcing the foam somehow?
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 01:45 PM
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Just the spars.
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 01:51 PM
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I like the look of this one, it might find a spot in my fleet
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 07:26 PM
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Because 5 channel and AS3X

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Why is it $180 for a BNF basic?

That's kind of high for a sub-2-meter foamy glider that doesn't even come with a battery.

Also, does "carbon fiber re-enforced" mean it has a carbon spar? Or are they actually re-enforcing the foam somehow?
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 09:29 PM
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Could do a BFG 1600 for a lot less and still have 3-axis stabilization with a slightly larger plane.

Also, I'm concerned about the ESC. Is this the same 10-amp ESC that's in the Archer? Because if so, the 1-amp BEC is barely enough for the Archer on 4-channels. You add AS3X and 2 more servos and you're definitely going to have issues with the BEC and probably brown-outs.

There have been several reports of this in the Archer thread. Many people (myself included) adding anymore draw to the BEC have experienced brownouts.

Hopefully it's a new ESC.
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 11:14 PM
Will work for JR/Spektrum
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As soon as I saw this, I actually got excited. I'm not much of a sailplane guy, but the wingspan, the wing shape, and the tail sold me.

Now all that's left is to figure out how to install a 300w motor in the front with a 30 amp esc and see how well of a multitasker it is.
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 02:31 AM
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looks like a mini-fox from a distance , I do however have a soft spot for the fox as I worked on the windrider one some time ago after 10 years and added an electric motor ...this would be welcome in my kit.
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 12:46 PM
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The mini Radian UMX is great for really light wind days. This might be the next step up for my front yard thermal hunting. Plus I can land on the street. Great. I'm in.
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 05:07 PM
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This plane just looks awesome. The new AS3X is nice to have

Does this have the AR636 receiver? If so then one could justify the price based on 6 servos and the receiver. Also consider availability of parts as compared to HK.

My concern is the ESC and BEC. The Sport Cub came with an ESC JUST large enough to handle AS3X, 5 servos, and offcourse the motor. I hope they actually leave headroom on this one. I can't imagine having a cool ESC if you don't run full throttle and the AS3X is move a max of 5 servos at any given moment all the time.
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 05:35 PM
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If I buy this plane first thing I'll do is replace the 10amp with the 18amp that came out of my sports cub.
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 08:52 PM
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Seems a bit on the expensive side but I'll give them credit for offering generous flap deflection out of the box. FMS and Lanyu are terrible about that.
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Old Jun 26, 2014, 06:37 PM
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nice looking plane
too bad its from e-flite with a crap 10 amp esc
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Old Jun 26, 2014, 08:13 PM
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Just curious, not trying to hurt anyone's feelings here; why do you think the esc is so bad? This is a brand new plane, no complaints against it have even been registered yet. Is it because is mere 10 amps, or do you think it's going to be a faulty unit requiring warranty replacement by HH?
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Old Jun 26, 2014, 09:18 PM
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Seems a bit on the expensive side but I'll give them credit for offering generous flap deflection out of the box. FMS and Lanyu are terrible about that.
Considering it's only $10 more than the Inverza and the Edge 540 QQ which both use the same electronics platform, all arguments point to the Adagio not being overpriced.

Plus, you get flaps and AS3X, for only $10 more. And the thing has a 56'' wingspan.

Call me crazy if you want, but IMHO, this thing is reasonably priced.
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