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Oct 02, 2014, 05:33 AM
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E-Flite Viking Model 12 280 BNF


this looks very very nice i like

http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...D=EFL6650#home

Viking Model 12 280 BNF

Key Features

Spektrum™ AR6335 DSMX® 6-channel nanolite receiver (installed)
AS3X® technology delivers rock-solid handling
Licensed replica of the Scandinavian Airshow Model 12®
Easy to complete final assembly
Powerful 280-size brushless motor (installed)
10-amp, 11.1V brushless ESC (installed)
(4) 3.5-gram digital super sub-micro servos (installed)
3D-size, double-beveled control surfaces (installed)
Robust wire landing gear and steerable tail wheel

Overview

The E-flite® Viking Model 12® 280 model is an aggressive 3D recreation of the sensational full-scale aerobatic biplane. Up front is a brushless 280-size outrunner motor that’s incredibly powerful on a 3S Li-Po battery. Lightweight molded foam construction helps deliver the best power-to-weight ratio and stunning finish of the Viking trim scheme. But it’s the specially tuned Spektrum™ AR6335 6-channel receiver with AS3X® technology that delivers a 3D park flyer without equal. That’s because the AS3X system has been specially tuned for this biplane to fight the effects of wind and turbulence so all you experience is a locked-in control feel comparable to flying an expertly tuned aerobat that’s much larger.

Whether you’re an experienced park pilot looking for a great 3D biplane or a 3D expert who wants a super-convenient aerobatic thrill machine, the E-flite Viking Model 12 280 is ideal. All you need to start flying today is your favorite full range 4+ channel programmable aircraft transmitter with Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2®/DSMX® technology and a charged 450mAh 3S 30C 11.1V Li-Po battery.

Control the Air
The advanced AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization - 3-axis) system built into the Spektrum™ 6-channel AR6335 nanolite receiver is what helps give the E-flite® Viking Model 12® 280 an incredibly solid look and feel in the air. It’s technology that works behind the scenes to help counter the effects of wind and turbulence by combining 3-axis sensing with exclusively tuned flight control software. As a result, your workload to fly smoothly is significantly reduced so that your air show passes can be laser-straight and 3D maneuvers can be performed with greater accuracy. It’s an aerobatic flight experience you get in the convenience of park spaces, but will have you feeling like you’re at the controls of an expertly tuned biplane that’s much larger.

Brushless Power
A brushless 280-size, 1800Kv outrunner motor is matched to a 10-amp ESC and your 3S Li-Po battery to deliver exceptional 3D power.

Digital Servos and 3D-Size Surfaces
E-flite® 3.5-gram super sub-micro digital servos deliver a high-rate of travel and great holding power to the 3D-sized control surfaces.

Lightweight and Strong
The highly tuned airframe features rigid foam construction which makes it possible to replicate complex detail and keep weight remarkably low.

Vibrant Design
The stunning Viking Model 12® design and trim scheme is officially licensed by Jim Kimball Enterprises, Scandinavian Airshow and Aircraft Studio Design.
Product Specifications

Wingspan: 22.2 in (565mm)
Overall Length: 24.4 in (620mm)
Wing Area: 197.0 sq. in. (12.7 sq. dm.)
Flying Weight: 8.80 oz (250 g)
Motor Size: 280-Size Brushless Outrunner (installed)
Radio: 4+ channel DSM2/DSMX transmitter
Servos: (4) 3.5 g digital servos (installed)
Prop Size: 6.8 x 3.5
Spinner Size: 1.37 in (35mm)
Speed Control : 10-Amp Brushless (installed)
Recommended Battery: 11.1V 3S 450mAh LiPo
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Detailed Information

The Scandinavian Sensation
Scandinavian Airshow is a professional team with over 30 years of air show experience. In 2013, they presented one of the most powerful aerobatic biplanes ever conceived-the Viking Model 12®. It’s a flawless creation designed by Kevin Kimball and built by Jim Kimball Enterprises, Inc. with a vibrant trim scheme by stylist Mirco Pecorari of Aircraft Studio Design. With Jacob Holländer at the controls, the Viking Model 12 aircraft has impressed crowds all over the world. Find out more about the Viking at www.airshow.se.

Needed to Complete

Recommended
A 4+ channel DSM2- or DSMX-compatible transmitter.
Last edited by ChuckTseeker; Oct 02, 2014 at 06:01 AM.
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Oct 02, 2014, 05:36 AM
RAFMAA
Yes! Finally
Oct 02, 2014, 07:18 AM
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Should be intresting to hear flight reports back on it,it looks about same size as umx beast??
Oct 02, 2014, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by flightpunch34
Should be intresting to hear flight reports back on it,it looks about same size as umx beast??
No this is a 280 size plane with a 22" wingspan
Same scale as the inverza and edge 540qq
It's the plane we have all been asking (begging) for !!!
lets see how it flies when it's released ,Chuck will you be getting a pre release of this plane?? hope so
Cheers
Oct 02, 2014, 07:35 AM
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PLEASE E-flite give us a pnp or non as3x version too.
Oct 02, 2014, 08:38 AM
RIP Azarr - "Old age is not for sissies"
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I'm liking this.

One of the few things I dislike about Horizon. They release this info around now, available in Dec and when you go to the indoor shows all the team guys have one making you drool all over yourself. Looking forward to seeing this at the Horizon Indoor Event in Nov.

Azarr
Oct 02, 2014, 10:27 AM
The Earth got in the way!
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+1
Guess I'll just get to look at them at the Golf Dome Indoor. I'd rather be flying them.
Oct 02, 2014, 11:35 AM
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Bobly I will trade you a non as3x from my Inverza. Still have to worry about these little servos though...
Oct 02, 2014, 12:16 PM
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Where is the video?!?!
Oct 02, 2014, 01:13 PM
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Hot damn...will be getting one of these for spring.
Oct 02, 2014, 03:02 PM
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I'm in! As I mentioned on other thread, a Pitts Model 12 in the 280-size, with AS3X is a no-brainer winner.

Beast themed would have been cool, but time marches on.

I would pre-order, but seems that sometimes they are easier to pick up at LHS in person as soon as they arrive, versus pre-order waiting.

This is just in time for me (assuming Dec?) since I am wearing the spots off of my Edge540qq flying it every day now that it has a Lemonrxx gyro in it, so this one should be perfect right out of the box!

Good stuff HH!

(And to echo above poster, anyone who does not like gyros on the plane once it's out, just PM me and I have a few of the AR6310 6 channel non-gyro original Edge 540 receivers that I would be willing to swap one-for-one with only cost of postage for your new 6 chnl micro AS3X AR6335 taken out of the Viking)
Last edited by tracknoob; Oct 02, 2014 at 03:07 PM.
Oct 02, 2014, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bobly
PLEASE E-flite give us a pnp or non as3x version too.
The receiver is programmable via the app for Android or iOS devices. You can reprogram it to turn the gyro function off if thats what you want to do.

However, the airplane flies MUCH better with AS3X.

Seth Arnold
Horizon Hobby
Oct 02, 2014, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 3D-Seth
the airplane flies MUCH better with AS3X.

Seth Arnold
Horizon Hobby
Well, we would need some video of it flying or we couldn't possibly believe you! (wink)

C'mon, out with the flight vid, dudes!


Oct 02, 2014, 05:03 PM
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Needs to be done in Beast colors.....Z
Oct 02, 2014, 05:33 PM
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You know I honestly am glad that it is not in the Beast decor. I have the original micro and a yet to be built 60. They are wonderful looking planes and fly very well too. It has been a few years since Mr Jensen left us and homage has been paid. I think it's time to move on.


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