The NEW E-flite Ultimate 3D 950mm BNFB/PNP - The ULTIMATE Ultimate!

Equipped with the latest modern-day innovations and upgrades, the E-flite® Ultimate 3D biplane raises the bar for scale, sport and precision aerobatic flying — plus all-out 3D performance too!

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THE ULTIMATE ULTIMATE

See more info below and on the product pages via these links (NOTE: The links will not work until the web site updates later this morning):

Bind-N-Fly Basic Completion Level: https://www.horizonhobby.com/EFL1655...n=efl_efl16550

Plug-N-Play Completion Level: https://www.horizonhobby.com/EFL1657...n=efl_efl16575

Introduction

With its unmistakable lines and exhilarating performance, the Ultimate biplane — in full-scale and in RC model form — has given pilots everywhere respect for the aerobatic capabilities of an airplane with two wings. Gordon Price built and flew the first 10 Dash “Ultimate” design in the mid 1980s and flew the 10-300 in the 1988 World Aerobatic Championships. E-flite® debuted the Ultimate2 in 2015, earning praise from RC pilots worldwide for its solid aerobatic performance and 3D capabilities. With the Ultimate 3D, E-flite® has updated and upgraded that proven airframe to modern-day standards. Its new power system offers better 3S performance and BALLISTIC power with a 4S battery. Higher-torque and higher-speed metal-geared servos keep you firmly in control with the extra power. It's also equipped with a 60-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC, and the BNF® Basic version is equipped with an AR637TA receiver that offers full-range telemetry including real-time battery voltage, current, temperature and more – along with motor reversing for special ground handling and other capabilities – when using compatible transmitters.

Overview

GO MILD OR WILD!

Stronger, faster metal-geared servos and ball-link equipped linkages deliver positive, precise control while the beveled hinge lines make it possible for the control surfaces to deflect to high angles for extreme 3D capabilities. The new power system, with a specially-tuned motor and prop, is compatible with 3S AND with 4S batteries to deliver extra power and unlimited vertical capability — no modifications required. It also features exclusive Smart Technology via the Spektrum™ Avian™ 60-amp Smart ESC, and the BNF® Basic version is equipped with an AR637TA receiver that offers full-range telemetry including real-time battery voltage, current, temperature and more to compatible transmitters. Plus, with 7+ channel transmitters, the optional-use motor reversing function adds special ground handling and other unique capabilities. The composite-reinforced, hollow-core EPO construction provides a lightweight but durable airframe that’s factory-finished in a striking, ready-to-admire trim scheme. Best of all you can have the Ultimate 3D flight-ready in less time than it takes to charge a battery because no glue is required for final assembly, and installation/removal of the wings is tool-free for easy storage and transport. This makes it the easiest and best choice for almost any pilot looking for their first or next biplane!

Smart Technology The Ultimate 3D is equipped with an exclusive Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC that can provide a variety of real-time power system related telemetry data including motor RPM, current, battery voltage and more via compatible receivers (including the AR637TA) and Spektrum AirWare™ equipped transmitters (including the DX6e and 8e, DX6 G2/3 and 8 G2, the DX9, iX12, iX20 and others) while you fly. It also features optional-use motor reversing to offer special ground handling and other capabilities (7+ channel transmitter required for reversing).

Exclusive Technologies (BNF® Basic version only) The Ultimate 3D is equipped with exclusive Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence to deliver a locked-in feel that makes it seem like you’re flying a much larger airplane. Optional-use SAFE Select offers pitch and bank angle limits along with automatic self-leveling that can be turned on and off at the flip of a switch! And if you don’t want to enable the SAFE Select features, simply bind the receiver normally and only AS3X will be active.

Ultimate Capabilities Beveled hinge lines make it possible to deflect every control surface to high angles for outstanding control and extreme 3D aerobatic capability. Vortex generators also enhance the performance and handling overall so you can fly as mild or as wild as you’d like — whether you prefer scale, sport, precision aerobatic or all-out 3D flying.

Ultimate Power The factory-installed brushless power system features a 60-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC plus a specially-tuned motor and prop that deliver an abundance of thrust with a 3S LiPo battery, or extra power and unlimited vertical performance with a 4S battery without the need for any modifications or upgrades.

Ultimate Durability Composite-reinforced, hollow-core construction with EPO material delivers a lightweight yet durable airframe. The Ultimate 3D is also equipped with higher-torque, higher-speed, metal-geared servos and ball-link equipped linkages for added durability plus more positive and precise control.

Ultimate Convenience No glue is required for final assembly, and you can have the Ultimate 3D ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery. Although it’s conveniently sized to fit fully assembled in just about any vehicle, installation and removal of the wings is tool-free for easy storage and transport. Pins easily secure the struts and thumbscrews secure the wings to the fuselage.

Bind-N-Fly® Basic 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 The Plug-N-Play® (PNP) version 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), plus the transmitter and battery you provide (also sold separately). Simply install the receiver, finish any final assembly, and fly!

Key Features

  • Updated and upgraded to offer improved scale and sport flying, precision aerobatic and all-out 3D capabilities
  • Oversized control surfaces capable of extreme throws plus vortex generators to enhance 3D performance
  • Specially turned motor compatible with 3S and 4S batteries without the need for modifications or upgrades
  • 60-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC provides real-time battery voltage, temperature and other data, plus reversing capabilities, via compatible receivers and transmitters (7+ channel transmitter required for reversing)
  • 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)
  • Four (4) factory-installed higher-torque, higher-speed, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages
  • Tool-free wing assembly with quick-release hardware for convenient storage and transport
  • Lightweight yet durable composite-reinforced, hollow-core EPO construction
  • Factory-finished with an updated trim scheme including vivid graphics

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 37.6 in (954.4 mm)
  • Overall Length: 42.6 in (1082.3 mm)
  • Flying Weight: 3.2-3.4 lb (1.46-1.52 kg)
  • Motor: Brushless Outrunner (installed)
  • Speed Control: Spektrum™ Avian™ 60A Brushless Smart (installed)
  • Servos: (4) High-Torque Metal-Geared (installed)
  • Radio: Full-Range 5-7+ Channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter (sold separately)
  • Receiver: Spektrum™ AR637TA with AS3X® and SAFE® Select Technologies (installed; required for PNP version)
  • Battery: 3S 11.1V or 4S 14.8V 1800-2700mAh LiPo with EC3™ or IC3™ Connector

Needed to Complete

  • Full-range 5–7+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter (4+ channel transmitter/receiver for PNP version)
  • 3S 11.1V or 4S 14.8V 1800–2700mAh LiPo with EC3™ or IC3™ Connector
  • Compatible LiPo charger

Last edited by Jim T. Graham; Jun 25, 2020 at 07:49 AM..
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Jun 25, 2020, 02:17 AM
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E-flite® Ultimate 3D 950mm with Smart BNF® Basic/PNP (3 min 39 sec)


Flight Talk: E-flite® Ultimate 3D 950mm (12 min 8 sec)


Overview: E-flite® Ultimate 3D 950mm (9 min 24 sec)


Pilot Ryan Media videos : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0y...k2g4fWzSdepZXg

1) Assembly
E-flite Ultimate 3D 950mm Smart Biplane Assembly (25 min 19 sec)


2) Shakedown Flights on 3S and 4S
E-flite Ultimate 3D 950mm Smart Biplane Shakedown on 3s and 4s (14 min 46 sec)
Last edited by Jason M; Jun 30, 2020 at 01:15 AM.
Jun 25, 2020, 07:21 AM
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I have the skills to fly the New Ultimate like i did with the First one,do you...LOL ...
E FLITE ULTiMATE-2 Close Hovering and Harrying in yard (2 min 24 sec)
Jun 25, 2020, 07:27 AM
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Awesome! I had the Ultimate 2 and sold it to a fellow club member. I kind of regretted selling it to him as I really enjoyed flying it but no more regrets for me. Put me down for an Ultimate 3D! Much better graphics (the checkerboard looks sweet), much better electronics and 4s compatable. I'm all in. Great videos too and the knife edge hand launch was pretty cool.

Quick question Jason did you do anything to the spinner on this one? The only complaint I had with the U2 was the spinner would not spin true. I ended up swapping it out for a regular spinner but an Ultimate doesn't look right without the classic Ultimate spinner.
Jun 25, 2020, 07:31 AM
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I have the skills to fly the New Ultimate like i did with the First one,do you...LOL ...
I didn't get any video of my Ultimate 2 but hopefully my skills are up to the task. What do you think Dale.... will I be able to hover the new Ultimate???
Jun 25, 2020, 07:44 AM
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I didn't get any video of my Ultimate 2 but hopefully my skills are up to the task. What do you think Dale.... will I be able to hover the new Ultimate???
LOL Of course you can,as you can hover just about everything you fly but i harrier better
Jun 25, 2020, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by r/cdawg
Awesome! I had the Ultimate 2 and sold it to a fellow club member. I kind of regretted selling it to him as I really enjoyed flying it but no more regrets for me. Put me down for an Ultimate 3D! Much better graphics (the checkerboard looks sweet), much better electronics and 4s compatable. I'm all in. Great videos too and the knife edge hand launch was pretty cool.

Quick question Jason did you do anything to the spinner on this one? The only complaint I had with the U2 was the spinner would not spin true. I ended up swapping it out for a regular spinner but an Ultimate doesn't look right without the classic Ultimate spinner.
The spinner was changed. It fits securely and spins true even with the higher power on 4S.
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Jun 25, 2020, 08:30 AM
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Perfect timing. I've been looking for a beginner aerobatic/3D plane. Would this be a good beginner aerobatic/3D plane? (Getting bored with the Timber X)
Jun 25, 2020, 08:40 AM
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WOW Horizon Yall have done it again... Very very nice about time.. I had been screaming bipe for a while now.. wanted a UMX one, but hey this is very close in size to my Mamba 10 bipe but who needs more then one bipe? THIS GUY.... lol love bipes and glad to see another one in the line up... not a bad price for everything your getting... that 60 amp esc is cool as loving the features in my night timber x.
Great flying Gary and whoever else was on the sticks of the first video, i have to watch the other two.. i'm going to guess that was 4s packs in the video.
only thing you could done to make it even better was added lights to it, I just put lights in my mamba 10 lastnight for this weekends fly in my club is hosting.

Well i was asking if it had the same servos as the Timber x's do and I Answered this question my self by looking at the parts list for both planes this plane has the same servos that's in the Timber x and night timber x SPMSA332

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Perfect timing. I've been looking for a beginner aerobatic/3D plane. Would this be a good beginner aerobatic/3D plane? (Getting bored with the Timber X)
Bored with it? you must not be pushing it hard enough.. you need new ideas for it.. can you hover with the tail inches from the ground, can you do rolling circles with it, knife edge it all the way around your field..
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Jun 25, 2020, 08:41 AM
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The spinner was changed. It fits securely and spins true even with the higher power on 4S.
Awesome! Thanks GWRIGHT.
Jun 25, 2020, 09:48 AM
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Jason,

An EXCELLENT choice! I still have...fly...and LVE my Ultimate 2! She's awesome...and a tremendous crowd-pleaser!

She looks so beautiful in the air, does very impressive maneuvers, and can fly in a space almost as small as my beloved
UMX 3D Beast!

I was sad to see her discontinued, but really happy that you've brought her back!

Question:
Does this new Ult still have a switch to change the 3D Flight Modes/Hi-Low Gains like my Ult 2 does?
You eliminated that on the Sukhoi SU29 MM (Gen 2), and that was a definite improvement.
Did you carry that improvement over into this Ult?

Tom
Jun 25, 2020, 10:01 AM
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shepflyr, it has as3x and SAFE flight modes tuned with the 637 receiver. One set of gains works for both styles of flying, so no need for another flight mode.
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Jun 25, 2020, 10:23 AM
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I like it! Nice colors and good size. The PNP price seems high but maybe the good servos and higher end ESC account for that.
Jun 25, 2020, 12:42 PM
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I like the color scheme on this one!
Jun 25, 2020, 12:53 PM
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I like the color scheme on this one!
It is very pretty. they done well on it. I do kinda wish they had left the canopy clear so i could added a pilot., but you might not even be able to access that area.


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