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E-flite Radian BNF Basic 2000mm (78.7") Wingspan - BNF

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78.7" Wingspan E-flite Radian - Bind-N-Fly (BNF) - EFL4750

What is different about this updated E-Flite Radian? The new Radian has a Carbon wing spar to reinforce the wings. While the wings are the same as the old Parkzone Radian, the wings now bolt onto the fuse. Also, the foam fuse has been reinforced with fiberglass and finally the clevises have been updated. This is one of the best flying most relaxing gliders around.

The E-flite Radian motor glider is all about enjoying the serenity of soaring. With no Hi-start or cumbersome launch system to worry about, its built-in high-power electric motor system and lightweight construction delivers a soaring experience that’s hassle-free. The distinctive, 2-meter span elliptical polyhedral wing allows it to efficiently capture lift and deliver excellent maneuverability with the simplicity of three-channel control. The 480-class brushless motor not only gives the Radian glider outstanding climb performance, its efficiency with the required battery will allow you to climb back up to altitude to chase those thermals multiple times on a single charge.

The original ParkZone Radian airplane introduced many to the elegant simplicity of thermal soaring. Made of durable Z-foam™ material and equipped with a smooth, efficient brushless power system, it gave RC pilots a level of enjoyment that’s made flying with a glider the perfect activity even for grabbing a quick flight. This E-Flite Radian motor glider carries on the design with improvements to the airframe for an even easier soaring experience.

Features:

  • Industry-Leading Control - The full-range Spektrum™ AR400 receiver installed into this E-flite Radian motor glider combines the speed and precision of DSMX technology with the signal security of an active amplified antenna. This antenna enables the AR400 receiver to “see around” reflective materials, like the motor and battery, so you don’t have to worry about antenna polarization blind spots. It also allows the AR400 receiver to pick out your transmitter signal with remarkable clarity even in the noisiest 2.4GHz environments. All of this is complemented by SmartSafe™ failsafe protection and the security of Spektrum™ QuickConnect™ technology that provides lightning-fast reconnection so you can be confident of being in complete command.
  • Z-Foam™ Material - Exclusive Z-Foam material makes it possible to create a design that’s lightweight and surprisingly durable. Any repairs are simple to make with just about any fast-setting glue.
  • Bolt-On Wing - The two-piece, plug-in wings feature carbon-fiber tube support and the long-lasting security of a mounting tab that connects each wing half with a single screw.
  • Outrunner Power - The efficient power system of the E-flite Radian motor glider features an 960Kv outrunner, 30A brushless ESC with the brake enabled and a folding two-blade propeller.
  • Easy to complete final assembly
  • Reinforced wing and fuselage
  • Folding, two-blade propeller (installed)
  • Easy access hatch and battery compartment
  • Conventional rudder and elevator linkage

Includes:

  • 78.7" E-flite Radian - (BNF)
  • Spektrum™ 4-channel AR400 DSMX receiver
  • 480 Brushless motor & 30A ESC with brake
  • 2 E-flite micro servos

Requires:

  • 4 Channel Spektrum Compatible Radio - Select a minimum 4 channel Spektrum compatible radio from our Radio Collection
  • 3 Cell 11.1V 1100 - 2200mAh LiPo battery with EC3 Connector - EPR22003EC3
  • 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
BUILD TIME : 1 Hour

Wingspan

78.7in / 2000mm

Length

44.7in / 1137mm

Flying Weight

31oz / 880g

CG (Center of Gravity)63mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root

Power System

480 Brushless motor (installed)

Electronic Speed Control

30 Amp with brake

Propeller / EDF

Folding, two-blade propeller

Servos

2x micro servos (installed)

Landing GearNone

Required Battery

3 Cell 11.1V 1100 - 2200mAh LiPo with EC3 connector (required)

Required Radio

4+ channel transmitter (required)

AileronsNo

Elevator

Yes

RudderYes

Flaps

No

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam

MaterialCarbon-Z®
Skill LevelIntermediate
Build Time1 Hour
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor

Product Questions & Answers

NOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.

Product Support

Product Manuals:

Product Updates:

  • February 12, 2017  -  Any spare parts labeled ParkZone Radian in the spare parts section for this plane work perfectly with this E-flite Radian.

 

If you need any additional assistance, please visit the Motion RC Help Center

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Umx Radian

Great little plane. Does not like a lot of wind but flies wonderful on calm days. They need to beef up the servos however, they fail pretty quickly. They are worth $89 bucks.

RW
11/30/2017
Rod W.

Bought this to trade for

Bought this to trade for the XL now there are two happy campers. Thanks

ME
11/10/2017
Maurice E.

It's still a Radian

This New Radian is like other older ones that many of us learned to love for it's smoothness and predictability, but now a bit stiffer. One thing I hate though is this PNP set up with Spektrum AR400. I don't like Spektrum so I have to take it out and sell it and loose a few bucks. Otherwise-- great plane!

CC
08/26/2016
Chuck C.

Good battery

Good battery

WH
11/19/2015
William Hagan

Happy again.

If you have read my previous reviews you will know that I had problems on my maiden flight attempts. Well moderate damage was repaired and I replaced the spectrum AR400 receiver with a spectrum compatible one that I have used in the past. I took in a deep breath, mentally crossed my fingers and launched her skyward. I breathed a sigh of relief as I watched the Eflite Radian climb into the sky like a home sick angle. A little trim and some fine adjustments and she was flying as good as I expected. Thank you Eflite, Radian is still alive. You might want to rethink the use of the Spectum AR400 receiver

WH
11/15/2015
William Hagan

Oops

Well the rain arrived and kept me from flying for a little over a week but it cleared and I was determined to do the maiden on the Eflite Radian. Preflight completed I was ready. The hand launch was perfect but when the planes was about 20feet out the plane went nose up and began to roll over on its back. I countered with down elevator an she responded. A second later the plane took a sharp left turn and began to spiral toward the ground. No matter what I did the plane would not respond. No, this was not a stall, the forward momentum was more than sufficient to keep it in level flight. The resulting crash was gentle enough that there was no visible damage. I checked the plane and all its connectors and plug ins. I even did a range check. Everything appeared to work normally. I made the next attempt at half throttle. Again the launch was beautiful for the first 20 or so feet. The plane suddenly dropped its left wing and spiraled into the ground. This time the nose snapped off. I used my transmitter on another of my planes and it work flawlessly. After I repair the plane I will try another receiver. The receiver in the Eflite is an AR400 spectrum. I friend of mine and I purchased Parkzone Radians when they first came out. Both had AR400 receivers. Both plane went out of control and destroyed themselves on their madian. Parkzone replaced the AR400 with AR600's.

WH
11/05/2015
William Hagan

Upgraded Radian

I have flown the Parkzone Radian for about three years and I loved it. I was heart broken when I learned that Parkzone stopped making them. A few of days ago I was searching the internet for a replacement for my tired and beat up Radian. I have dealt with Motion RC before and found their service to be excellent, so I thought I would give them a try. Well my eyes about popped out of my head. There it was, a Radian but with a different color scheme and produce by Eflite. It just arrived today. When I unboxed it, it looked just a Radian but as I examined it closer I found a few differences. The first thing I noticed was that the rear of the fuselage was stiffer thus eliminating a lot of that unwanted tail flex. The wings are no longer friction fit, instead they are bolted on utilizing a plastic mounting in the wing opening in the fuselage. The wing spar is still made of carbon fiber but it is 2 - 3 times as thick. This will eliminate a lot of flex in the wing and eliminate wing shifting. The last thing I noticed was a 1/8 inch diameter carbon rod mounted at the bottom of and perpendicular to the fuselage. All these improvements will increase the fight weight by a few grams but the advantages out weigh the minor weight gain.

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