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Sep 15, 2019, 08:22 PM
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Eflite - the Golden Years


Remembering the good old days of great Eflite WOOD panes and wondering if the company would ever return to greatness. I had the first 7 on the list and, still flying the first 3. I should have bought all of them and squirreled them away. Did I forget any?

Eratix https://www.horizonhobby.com/eratix-3d-25e-arf-efl4075

Ultimate Bipe https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...10-arf-efl2750

Taylorcraft 450 https://www.horizonhobby.com/taylorc...50-arf-efl2625

Rhapsody 25e Bipe https://www.horizonhobby.com/rhapsody-25e-arf-efl4175

Brio https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...10-arf-efl2275

Mini Funtana X https://www.horizonhobby.com/mini-funtana-x-arf-efl2425

Pitts 12 15E https://www.horizonhobby.com/pitts-m...5e-arf-efl2550

L4 Cub https://www.horizonhobby.com/piper-l...50-arf-efl5025

J3 Cub 450 https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...50-arf-efl3010

Super Cub (68 inch) https://www.horizonhobby.com/super-cub-25e-arf-efl4625

J3 Cub 25e https://www.horizonhobby.com/j-3-cub-25-arf-efl4000

Piper J3 Clipped Wing Cub https://www.horizonhobby.com/clipped...50-arf-efl5055

Cessna 150 https://www.horizonhobby.com/cessna-...50-arf-efl5050

Beaver 25 (68 inch) https://www.horizonhobby.com/dhc-2-b...5e-arf-efl4525

P51B https://www.horizonhobby.com/p-51b-m...2e-arf-efl4575

T-6 Texan https://www.horizonhobby.com/at-6-texan-25-arf-efl4500

Deuces Wild Twin https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...e2-arf-efl4550

RV-9 https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...50-arf-efl2775

Piper Pawnee 15 https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...5e-arf-efl2650

Beast 60e https://www.horizonhobby.com/beast-60e-arf-efl9000

Mini Showtime 4D https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...4d-arf-efl2500

Stearman PT-17 15e https://www.horizonhobby.com/stearma...5e-arf-efl2950
Ultra Stick 25e

Bonanza V-tail https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...5e-arf-efl2575

Pulse XT 25e

Mini Pulse XT https://www.horizonhobby.com/mini-pulse-xt-arf-efl2375

T-34 Mentor

Aeronca Champ 15e

Extra 260

PT19

Ultra Stick 25e

Mini Ultra Stick https://www.horizonhobby.com/mini-ul...ck-arf-efl2250

Diamante 25e https://www.horizonhobby.com/diamante-25e-arf-efl4050

Mini Edger 3D https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...3d-arf-efl2225

Pogo https://www.horizonhobby.com/lr-1a-pogo-arf-15e-efl4200

Alpha Sport https://www.horizonhobby.com/alpha-4...rt-pnp-efl2875

Advance 25e https://www.horizonhobby.com/advance-25e-efl4225

Twist 3d 480 https://www.horizonhobby.com/twist-3d-480-arf-efl3005

Habu 32 EDF https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...df-arf-efl8075

PA-20 Pacer (still being sold) 10e https://www.horizonhobby.com/pa-20-p...0e-arf-efl2790
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Sep 15, 2019, 08:27 PM
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Pulse 15e is foam
Sep 15, 2019, 10:50 PM
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I just had the Cessna 150, Clipped Wing Cub, and L-4 Grasshopper at the field tonight and they all were flown. A Super Cub 25e is currently on the bench waiting for an ESC swap and other things. It had a maiden a few years ago but crashed (nothing too serious) but other planes filled the bill. I like the balsa birds but they are getting harder to find. I'm still kicking myself for not picking up a Beaver Platinum when I had the chance.

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Sep 15, 2019, 11:43 PM
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I collect EFlite's old wood planes.

I have:

Bonanza, with V-tail
RV-9
Cub 450
Pawnee 15e
T-34
Mini-Pulse XT

I wish I had picked up the Super Cub 25e when it was around.

I have absolutely nothing against EFlite's foamies (except the Pulse 15e), but I do miss their balsa ARFs. They were top-notch.
Sep 16, 2019, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Rampage
I collect EFlite's old wood planes.

I have:

Bonanza, with V-tail
RV-9
Cub 450
Pawnee 15e
T-34
Mini-Pulse XT

I wish I had picked up the Super Cub 25e when it was around.

I have absolutely nothing against EFlite's foamies (except the Pulse 15e), but I do miss their balsa ARFs. They were top-notch.
I also have / had a few Eflite foamies, they fly great. But if I knew that the balsa planes would be no more, I would have bought about 6-8 more. The Super Cub, Beaver, and Texan would be a few.
Sep 16, 2019, 08:36 AM
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I still fly the Bonanza and the Champ 15e
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Sep 16, 2019, 09:15 AM
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Not sure if this counts, but the last version of the Hanger 9 Alpha trainer was setup for electric flight.
Sep 16, 2019, 09:39 AM
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E-flite Extra 260, loved that plane.
Sep 16, 2019, 09:42 AM
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The 44 inch span PT19? I've got one and it's a great little flier. Needed a touch of tweaking like warping a hint of washout into the wings. But since then it's been a bag of smiles to fly.
Sep 16, 2019, 06:14 PM
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I’m still flying a T-34, upgraded to a power 32 and 4S. In fact it was starting to look kinda shabby so I re-covered it last winter. It’s a fun little “no pressure” plane. Had the Super Cub, installing the light kit was a PITA! Decided cubs aren’t my thing and sold it. Also nabbed the P-51B, but it remains in the box . I should dig it out one of these days...
Sep 16, 2019, 06:38 PM
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Added about another dozen planes I put on the list above.

In a video of Seagull Models factory tour, they are making Eflite planes and stuffing Eflite cartons around 3:30- 3:40. I don't know who else was contracted to make them, but Efltes were built noticeably lighter than any of Seagulls own brand I've owned or seen at the field.

Seagull Models Factory (12 min 37 sec)
Sep 16, 2019, 06:46 PM
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I have the p-51b, took 2 years to find it. Also just found a nib Habu 32.. don't forget that one!! It's on its way lol.
Sep 16, 2019, 06:51 PM
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Habu !! I wanted one of those too back then, and I totally forgot about it.
Sep 16, 2019, 06:52 PM
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I have six of the models on the list.

Once you get to 60 size, (like the Beast mentioned) and larger, remember that the HH Hangar 9 ARFs are still around and newer ones are designed for both fuel and electric power.
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Sep 16, 2019, 07:42 PM
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A guy has been flying the Pacer 10e a lot at the field. Talk about rigid landing gear. Last time I was on the website it was still listed in stock.

I have 2 P-51B's with one still in the box. The same goes for new in the box - Aeronca 15e and Pacer 10e. The Aeronca should be my next one to put together.


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