This is an Elfi. It is an electric park flyer with a speed 280 motor geared 5:1. I fly it with
an 8-cell 270mAh NiCad pack. I get 10-15 minutes of flight out of it. I have flown this in
10+ mph winds, but I don't recommend it (and I won't do it anymore). It is gentle and easy to fly.
It will loop easily, but it won't roll or stay inverted.
The on/off switch is on the left. The nice thing about this plane is I
take it out of my trunk, flip the switch, toss it in the air an fly. When done, it's still clean
and I put it away.
I put charge stubs on the right side. When it needs a charge I clip my
peak charger to these jacks. In 15 minutes it's ready again. Nothing to remove.
Here's a look into the back of the plane. The wing bolts on with 2 nylon screws.
I leave the wing on all the time. It has 2 micro servos (servo taped to the walls),
a 2 Amp speed controller, and a GWS
receiver. I was worried about the range of this single conversion receiver, but it hasn't been a
Elfi in its "hanger". A couple of hard landings on its nose wheel caused the crack seen on the
side. This seems to be its weekest point. I have beefed it up a little now.
See a MPEG movie of Elfi landing. 3.12MB