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E-flite F-27 Evolution

The F-27 Evolution builds on the original Stryker with a number of improvements. Let's take a quick look at version 2 of this popular airframe from E-flite.

E-flite F-27 Evolution.

The Stryker Reborn

E-flite has brought back one of hobbyist's favorites with the new F-27 Evolution. Designed with speeds over 100mph in mind, the new Evolution sports a powerful 10-sized brushless outrunner and 40A ESC installed. On 4s, the F-27 Evolution can hit speeds around 105mph on a 4s 1800 - 2200mAh, and up to 85mph on a 3s 2200 - 2500mAH Lipo.

The F-27 Evolution is a 3-piece airframe with wings that detach quickly for storage and transportation. It has a 37.1 in (943mm) wingspan and a wing area of 373 sq in (24.1 sq dm). You have the option to purchase the Evolution as a BNF Basic that includes a Spektrum AR636A receiver with SAFE and AS3X, or in PNP version that requires a suitable receiver. An optional FPV nose is available that includes a camera and VTx, for around $44. The F-27 Evolution retails for $179.99 in BNF and should be available for shipping in late January.

CLICK HERE to read more about the F-27 Evolution from E-flite.

E-flite F-27 Evolution BNF Basic & PNP (4 min 7 sec)

Specifications:

  • Flying Weight: 28.0-29.0 oz (800-825g)
  • Length: 24.1 in (612mm)
  • Material: EPO
  • Motor Size: 10-Size Brushless Outrunner (installed)
  • Recommended Motor Battery: 1800-2200mAh 4S or 2200-2500mAh 3S Li-Po Flight Battery with EC3 Connector (sold separately)
  • Wing Area: 373 sq in (24.1 sq dm)
  • Wingspan: 37.1 in (943mm)

Last edited by Matt Gunn; Jan 04, 2018 at 10:46 AM..
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Jan 04, 2018, 11:42 AM
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YES!
Will take two please!
Jan 04, 2018, 11:43 AM
If it's R/C, I LIKE IT!
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This will be on my list for sure!
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Jan 04, 2018, 11:47 AM
Going broke, dam this hobby
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First pre order i ever did. I have the other 2 older ones. My fav planes by far good job HH
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Jan 04, 2018, 11:49 AM
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About dayum time! I was about out of Stryker C parts too!
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Jan 04, 2018, 03:48 PM
Wanted: More Time to Fly
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About time!

Any chance we can get the specs for the integrated fpv equipment in that optional nose? I'm kind of curious to know.
Jan 04, 2018, 05:04 PM
Gravity is a cruel mistress...
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An empty FPV nose cone would be nice this way I can use my own gear. Still, stoked about this release, I have a soft spot for Strykers.
Jan 04, 2018, 05:30 PM
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Looks like they made lots of good changes!
Much improved hatch design, more wingspan, bigger 3S & 4S compatible power.
What's not to like?
Jan 04, 2018, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by RexGalore
Looks like they made lots of good changes!
Much improved hatch design, more wingspan, bigger 3S & 4S compatible power.
What's not to like?
What's not to like is no rudders...
Jan 04, 2018, 07:11 PM
Going broke, dam this hobby
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Originally Posted by Fentonflyers
What's not to like is no rudders...
the first one with the updated motor was the best, the q was cool, but way to heavy, and spare parts cost to much, i still have the org one and fly it all the time, i also have the Q and its fun, but i still prefer the org one , looking forword to adding this to my hanger
Jan 04, 2018, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Fentonflyers
What's not to like is no rudders...
Can't believe they didn't include rudders... won't be able to boomerang spin it.
Jan 04, 2018, 08:36 PM
27 yrs. of Aircraft flying.
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Originally Posted by indyrcpilot
Can't believe they didn't include rudders... won't be able to boomerang spin it.
Thats first thing i said in another thread. They said its built for speed not sports flying i guess
Jan 05, 2018, 12:38 PM
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I've loved them all and had at least two of each version up to the Scimitar- talk about a heavy dog, but it was a really fun and entertaining flyer in the air.

I'm going FPV on this one. I hope I can limit myself to one.
Jan 05, 2018, 01:18 PM
Voltage is LiFe
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Originally Posted by indyrcpilot
Can't believe they didn't include rudders... won't be able to boomerang spin it.
Reached out to a tech on Horizon Hobby's site today, asking them if the company was planning on releasing a 'rudder upgrade kit'. Their response: no word yet
Jan 05, 2018, 01:19 PM
Voltage is LiFe
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This plane looks like so much fun! So happy Horizon brought back the Stryker. With that AR636A, the plane must feel so dialed-in with stabilization on. Plus it has wings leveling capability. And out of the box stock 4-cell capability


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