E-flite Radian XL BNF Basic 2.6m (102.4") Wingspan - BNF
102.4" Wingspan E-flite Radian XL - Bind-N-Fly (BNF) - EFL5550
Ask any of the thousands of pilots who have flown one. Radian® motor gliders are the sailplanes of choice if you want a quick and easy way to experience the thrill of RC soaring or relax with a quick flight. They are so easy to fly, even pilots with no soaring experience have been able to master the art of riding thermals after just a few flights.
The giant E-Flite® Radian XL 2.6m motor glider adds a whole new dimension of soaring excitement to the Radian line while staying true to its heritage with simple elevator/rudder/throttle/spoiler controls.
- Efficient 2.6-Meter Polyhedral Wing with Spoilers -The wing, which spans just over 8 1/2 feet (102 inches) tip to tip, has been designed to provide superb thermal-grabbing capabilities while minimizing drag for maximum endurance. When it's time to return to Earth, its fully-proportional, retractable spoilers will allow you to precisely manage your descent and use less area to land.
- Full-Flying Horizontal Stabilizer - The E-flite team designed the Radian XL motor glider with a flying horizontal stabilizer for better pitch control. Unlike a fixed-position horizontal stabilizer with a hinged elevator, the entire stabilizer rotates up or down to provide extra aerodynamic force. The result is a big glider with superb pitch response at every speed.
- Easy Assembly, Transport and Storage - Putting this massive flying machine together couldn't be easier. All you need is a few minutes and a Phillips-head screwdriver. The bolt-together wing comes in three pieces-a center section with spoilers and two outer sections. The 2-piece, full-flying elevator slides into the tail and bolts together.
- Brushless Power and Lightweight Construction with Z-Foam Material - This combination gives the model an impressive power-to-weight ratio that translates into exhilarating launch performance. The lightweight airframe also makes the motor remarkably efficient at altitude so you can spend more time hunting for thermals.
- The Precision and Stability of AS3X® Technology - The AS3X technology built into the Spektrum™ AR636A receiver helps give the model an incredibly stable, locked-in feel in the air. This smooth, precise response makes for much more enjoyable flying experience, especially on windy days.
- 102.4" E-flite Radian XL - (BNF)
- Spektrum™ AR636A receiver
- 5 Channel Spektrum Compatible Radio - Select a minimum 5 channel Spektrum compatible radio from our Radio Collection
- 3 Cell 11.1V 3200mAh LiPo battery with EC3 Connector - EPR33003
- 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection
102.4in / 2.6m
56.9in / 1444mm
79.5oz / 2254g
|CG (Center of Gravity)||91mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root|
|Brushless motor (installed)|
Electronic Speed Control
Propeller / EDF
Folding, two-blade propeller
micro servos (installed)
3 Cell 11.1V 3200mAh LiPo with EC3 connector (required)
5+ channel DSMX transmitter (required)
|Build Time||1 Hour|
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rudder was warped bad,. used
rudder was warped bad,. used hot water to bend straight.
Possibly a good flying aircraft no thanks to poor motor mount. The motor came unscrewed on maiden flight. Learned a great lesson about Bind and Fly aircraft. Check everything!!!
Great service as always.
Caught in a bind...
Plane arrived in excellent shape and timing...(Motion remains the best here) ..Quick build, as it took more time to add the under wing stripping pieces than it took to put it together....Then came the binding...Took all the correct steps, checked movements; elevator good, motor good, wait a minute, spoilers came up but would not go down, rudder was wrong direction but reversing should be no big deal on DX6i transmitter, but no, reversing did not work...after about 2 hrs found spoilers needed to be plugged in "gear" slot and rudder plug had to be move to aileron slot...oh and did I mention...best glider I ever had, hands down...it's a monster, but once in the air an angel....looks great at "400 feet"
LOOKS GOOD WAITING FOR SNOW
LOOKS GOOD WAITING FOR SNOW TO GET THE HECK 0FF THE FEILD
BEST GLIDER I'VE EVER FLOWN...
It's so easy to fly, and does slow down when the spoilers are activated... So awesome looking in the sky... I keep my wings together cuz I have a truck they fit inside... I keep a screwdriver and the screws inside the hatch... Buy it, you'll love it...
Great plane after the modifications
The plane was well packaged and constructed. After the posted service modifications were done per the manufacturers instructions, the plane was then very flight worthy and a joy to fly. I even added a carbon fiber strip to the vertical stab for extra stability and rigidity.
A really excellent glider. Six stars.
I don't feel like repeating everything that everyone else has already said about shipping, quality, etc... but thought I'd add: The Radian XL seems heavy when you pick it up, but it certainly is a terrific performer in the air. It will slow down and glide extremely well, and find lift without any problem. It flies like a feather! I am really pleased with the way the plane flies, and just about everything is perfect as far as how the controls are set up. Flying stab, large rudder... I think the spoilers are just too small and not particularly effective - but they do work and they do help **** the lift to some degree. When deployed at slow speed, the nose drops but the model has so much lift that if you compensate with elevator the plane just keeps gliding along and ignores them completely! Spoliers? Meh! We don't care about no steenkin spoilers! (I'd like to add a second set of spoilers (two on each side) but the units aren't offered as spare parts.) The other thing is that I tried using a 4-cell 3300 battery after my first few flights with the recommended 3-cell 3300 battery. The 4-cell works perfectly and really provides a nice jump in performance. I found the climb with the 3-cell pack to be pretty sedate. With the 4-cell I can climb much faster, so I end up with shorter motor runs. So I recommend that. The wing is too long to fit in my pickup (6.5 foot bed) - so I take off just one wingtip.