The NEW E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m BNF Basic/PNP...Capable and Easy to Fly Crop Duster

The E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m is an easy to fly scale replica of the capable crop duster that makes it a great first scale or low-wing model. It features functional LED lights and slotted flaps, plus it can be equipped with optional floats and skis.

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E-flite Air Tractor 1.5m

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Introduction

THE WORLD’S AG PLANE

Founded in 1978, Texas-based Air Tractor is a leading manufacturer of aircraft built for agricultural, firefighting and other utility applications. Air Tractor aircraft can be found hard at work over fields and forests in more than 30 countries around the world. The AT-500 series of ag airplanes first flew in the U.S. on April 25th, 1986. Since then, it has grown into one of the world’s most popular families of general aviation, single-turboprop driven aircraft used for crop dusting, firefighting and other applications. Factory-finished in the familiar, high-visibility yellow and blue trim scheme with molded-in panel lines, rivets and more, the E-flite® Air Tractor 1.5m model offers a superb scale appearance you’ll be proud to show off everywhere you go. It’s also outfitted with functional features including LED navigation and landing lights, slotted flaps and oversized tires, plus it’s capable yet easy to fly making it an ideal choice for your first — or next — scale or low-wing airplane.

Overview

CAPABLE AND EASY TO FLY

Air Tractor ag and utility airplanes have earned a reputation for friendly handling, incredible capabilities and unmatched versatility. Those qualities carry over to this E-flite® Air Tractor 1.5m scale replica to make it a perfect scale low-wing model for intermediate to experienced RC pilots. The specially-tuned motor and 3-blade prop are matched to a 50-amp ESC to provide fantastic scale and sport aerobatic flight performance with 3S 2200-3200mAh LiPo batteries, or you can install a 4S battery for more power and unlimited vertical without the need for any modifications or upgrades. Functional slotted flaps improve slow speed handling while also offering Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities. Robust landing gear and wheels with oversized tires allow the Air Tractor to fly from paved, grass, dirt, gravel or other surfaces at any suitably-sized park or RC flying field. Add large ponds or small lakes to your possible flying sites by installing optional floats (EFL5261, sold separately) — or attach the optional scale-like skis (EFLA970, also sold separately) to take off from and land on snow. The factory-applied paint and decal finish provides excellent visibility along with striking scale looks that are accented by LED navigation, strobe and landing lights. The E-flite® Air Tractor 1.5m delivers a unique flying experience that a wide range of pilots will enjoy, even if it’s your first scale or low-wing model.

Versatile Gear Options Thick grass, gravel paths, dirt trails; you can fly from these and many other surfaces that are impossible for most models of this size to handle. The robust landing gear is equipped with wheels and oversized tires that soak up the bumps of rough surfaces and provide excellent prop clearance. The optional float set (EFL5261, sold separately) features dual water rudders for superb steering control when flying from lakes and ponds. And the optional, scale-like ski set (EFLA970, sold separately) makes it possible to fly from snow or wet grass.

High Power The factory-installed brushless power system features a 50-amp ESC plus a specially-tuned motor and 3-blade prop that deliver an abundance of thrust with a 3S 2200-3200mAh LiPo battery, or more power and unlimited vertical performance with a 4S battery without the need for any modifications or upgrades.

Very Durable Composite-reinforced, hollow-core construction with EPO material delivers a lightweight yet durable airframe. Plus the Air Tractor is equipped with durable and reliable metal-geared servos on all the primary control surfaces.

LED Lights The Air Tractor comes with realistic-looking LED landing, navigation and strobe lights that are factory-installed and powered from the flight battery.

Easy Assembly No glue is required for assembly, and because the few parts that need to be assembled easily bolt or snap into place, the Air Tractor can be ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge the flight battery. The two-piece wing and stab also makes transport and storage as convenient as possible.

Scale Trim Scheme The factory-applied paint and decal finish offers excellent visibility plus a scale look you’ll be proud to show off everywhere you go.

Bind-N-Fly® Completion Level Advantage Already own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) aircraft make getting into the air quickly and with the best control experience possible easier than ever. They come out of the box with the power system, servos and a Spektrum 2.4GHz receiver installed so all you need to do is bind the receiver to a compatible transmitter, finish any final assembly and fly!

This Bind-N-Fly Basic model is equipped with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver featuring AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization–3-aXis) technology that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence so you enjoy a sense of stability and precision that makes it feel like you're flying a much larger, expertly tuned aircraft.

If this is your first model of its type, or you want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology built into the receiver. No programming is required. Simply change up the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select enabled, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits

  • These envelope limits keep the airplane from rolling or pitching upside down. They also prevent excessive climb or dive angles.
Automatic Self-Leveling
  • The airplane instantly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It’s also helpful for keeping the wings level during takeoffs/launches and landings.
  • Easy Switch Assignment—No Complex Programming Required
  • The simple procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't require any complex programming and takes just a few seconds.

If you don’t want to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver normally and it will function like a standard AS3X receiver.

Plug-N-Play® Completion Level This Plug-N-Play (PNP) model comes out of the box with a factory-installed power system and servos that are ready to connect to the compatible receiver of your choice (sold separately). Simply install the receiver, finish any final assembly and fly!

Key Features

  • Scale replica of the agricultural “crop dusting” utility aircraft including molded-in panel lines, rivets and more
  • Easy to take off, fly and land, making it a perfect choice for a first scale or low-wing model
  • Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) plus scale, sport and aerobatic flight capabilities
  • High-power 3S and 4S compatible 50A ESC and outrunner motor with 3-blade prop
  • Functional slotted flaps for shorter takeoffs/landings and improved slow-speed handling
  • Durable, factory-installed metal-geared servos with adjustable linkages on the primary control surfaces
  • Spektrum™ AR637TA receiver with full-range telemetry and industry-leading DSMX® technology (BNF Basic version only)
  • Easy to fly with innovative and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection (BNF Basic version only)
  • The unmatched stability and locked-in feel of exclusive AS3X® technology (BNF Basic version only)
  • Robust landing gear with oversized tires for operation from a variety of surfaces
  • Optional EDO-style floats with steerable rudders (EFL5261, sold separately)
  • Optional scale-like skis for flying from snow (EFLA970, sold separately)
  • Functional and factory-installed LED landing, navigation and strobe lights
  • Factory-painted and finished in a scale, high-visibility trim scheme
  • Lightweight yet durable composite-reinforced EPO construction
  • Fast and easy bolt-together assembly – no glue required
  • Easy to install/remove two-piece wing and stab

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 59 in (1498 mm)
  • Length: 38.5 in (977.9 mm)
  • Flying Weight: 59-62 oz (1681-1766 g)
  • Motor: (1) Brushless Outrunner Motor (installed)
  • Speed Control: (1) 50A Brushless ESC (installed)
  • Servos: (4) Micro Metal-Geared, (2) Micro Servos (installed)
  • Radio: Full-Range 5–6+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2® (sold separately)
  • Receiver: Spektrum™ AR637TA with AS3X® and SAFE® Select Technologies (installed; required for PNP version)
  • Battery: 3S 11.1V or 4S 14.8V 2200–3200mAh LiPo with EC3™ or IC3™ Connector (sold separately)

Needed to Complete

  • Full-range 5-6+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter (5+ channel transmitter/receiver for PNP version)
  • 3S 11.1V or 4S 14.8V 2200-3200mAh LiPo with EC3™ or IC3™ Connector
  • Compatible LiPo charger

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Turboprop exhaust stack? :-D
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Is it though?
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I'd rather be flying!
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UMX Turbo Timber?

All I can tell for sure is that if my glasses were THAT bad, I'd have to quit flying RC!

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I remember when that was in-plane camera resolution! I'm glad those days are over!

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Great, just great! I'm still putting new dings on my Twin Otter and now this, whatever it is.
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UMX Turbo Timber?

All I can tell for sure is that if my glasses were THAT bad, I'd have to quit flying RC!

Joel
It's not that, but that could be a good idea for someday!

And it's not your glasses...it's how kids like things to look these days because they spend so much time playing Minecraft
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This Pilatus Porter ?
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Hmmmm….I like that! And I know EJ LOVES it (lol...somewhat of an inside joke!)!
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Turbo+Easy to Fly+Capable +:Yellow
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Guesses


Turboprop Pitts M-12???





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.....And it's not your glasses...it's how kids like things to look these days because they spend so much time playing Minecraft
LOL! Ain't that the truth!

BTW - I'd definitely go for a UMX Turbo Timber someday!

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