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E-flite Adagio™ 280 Basic with AS3X® Technology 1420mm (56") Wingspan - BNF


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56" Wingspan E-flite Adagio™ 280 Basic with AS3X Technology - Bind-N-Fly (BNF) - EFL6550

The E-flite Adagio™ 280 motor glider is the park-size solution for pilots who want a great soaring experience and the versatility of a sport airplane. Its sleek, high-aspect ratio wing and flowing fuselage offer the ability to slip cleanly through the air and connect with thermal activity. When the air doesn’t deliver the lift you want, just add throttle and the high-torque outrunner motor whips the folding prop to life. Enjoy zooming performance that will take you to the prevailing winds, or perform basic aerobatics with grace and precision. With working flaps at your command, it’s possible to improve lift for takeoff or create drag to pin-point land with ease. Best of all, this exciting park-size motor glider features advanced AS3X (Artificial Stabilization - 3-aXis) technology that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of forces like P-factor, turbulence and torque. Instead of a park flyer, you’ll feel like you’re at the controls of an expertly tuned, giant-scale model that flies like it’s on rails. You can have this Bind-N-Fly Basic model flying in the time it takes to charge your battery and bind its receiver to your 5+ channel DSM2/DSMX aircraft transmitter.

Convenient Design

The 280-size design means that you can soar at smaller fields. Its two-piece wing allows for easy transport because the model breaks down into a small package. And because it’s a motor-glider, there’s no need for a Hi-start or a tow line.

Innovative Technology

Advanced AS3X technology built into the pre-installed Spektrum™ AR6335 receiver has been programmed to help stabilize the airplane in turbulence. The result is the kind of control feel and performance you’d expect from a motor-glider many times larger.

Five Channel Control

Traditional four-channel maneuverability plus working flaps delivers more precise glide path control and allows for landing in a smaller area. The E-flite 3.5-gram servos installed feature digital precision and amazing authority.

Aerobatic Maneuverability

The airframe design is optimized for high-lift and aerobatic capability. With the powerful ailerons, effective rudder and potent outrunner motor, the Adagio™ 280 motor glider feels right at home doing graceful aerobatics or searching for thermals.


  • Easy to complete final assembly
  • Carbon fiber reinforced, Z-Foam™ construction
  • Two-piece, removable plug-in wing
  • AS3X system provides great handling with rock-solid stability
  • Potent BL280, 1260Kv direct-drive outrunner motor installed
  • High-speed digital servos installed
  • High-efficiency folding propeller
  • 5-Channel control with flaps for aerobatic maneuverability and spot landings
  • Ready for your 6-channel DSM2/DSMX transmitter and 3S Li-Po battery
  • Vibrant, easy-to-see modern scheme


  • 56" Wingspan E-flite Adagio™ 280 Basic with AS3X Technology - Bind-N-Fly (BNF)
  • Spektrum™ AR6335 Nanolite receiver (installed)


  • Minimum 5 Channel DSM2 full range Radio - Click Here for recommendations
  • 3 Cell 11.1V 450 mAh LiPo Battery - EPRO4503J
  • Lipo Battery Charger - Click Here for recommendations

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate


56.0in / 1420mm


29.9 in / 760mm

Flying Weight

12.5oz 356g

CG (Center of Gravity)Check the manual

Power System

280 Brushless Outrunner 1260kV

Electronic Speed Control


Propeller / EDF

Contoured spinner with folding propeller



Landing GearSingle wheel

Required Battery

3S 11.1V 450mAh Li-Po battery (required)

Required Radio

Minimum 5 Channel DSM2 full range Radio (required)









Hinge Type


Skill LevelIntermediate
Build Time1 Hour
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor

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