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E-flite DRACO 2.0m Smart BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

E-flite DRACO 2.0m Smart BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select

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PLEASE NOTE : PRE-ORDER PRICE IS DEPOSIT ONLY TO SECURE ORDER. WE WILL CONTACT YOU ON ARRIVAL FOR BALANCE DUE BEFORE DISPATCH.

YOU WILL NOT GET A DRACO FOR $500.

THE ULTIMATE BUSH PLANE

By most estimates, planning and building the full-size DRACO should have taken years. Entrepreneur Mike Patey — whose exceptional drive and Back to Work™ ethic have inspired thousands of people — accomplished it in just over five months! Mike started with a Wilga 2000, replacing its Lycoming O-540 piston engine with a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28 turboprop boasting about twice the power at half the weight. Many additional modifications followed before Mike proudly unveiled his "ultimate bush plane". It could go to the same places as a Carbon Cub, but also climb twice as fast; reach altitudes up to 28,000 feet; and cruise cross-country at 180 MPH while carrying four people plus gear. Changes from the Wilga were so extensive that the FAA approved Mike's redesign as an experimental exhibition aircraft. The DRACO 2.0m is equally unique and astounding — and it's also one of the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich E-flite® aircraft yet!

ABSOLUTELY ONE OF A KIND

Inspired by the incredible ingenuity and effort Mike Patey put into building the full-sized aircraft, E-flite® offers the only officially-licensed scale replica of the ultimate bush plane! The amazing DRACO 2.0m is one of the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich RC models ever produced. Beyond its complex design and the accurate shape of its fully-molded, lightweight and durable EPO airframe with a factory-applied finish, it also features an abundance of Extra Scale details including a variety of surface features, steps, antennas, wingtip "stinger" skids, and much more. The clear windshield and windows offer an excellent view of the detailed cockpit with pilot figure and backlit instrument panel. Functional Extra Scale features include licensed, scale-like KING shocks on the main gear and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps and more. There are also a total of 17 LEDs throughout the airframe — with a custom controller that allows you to select solid, strobing and other light combination options from your transmitter. Oversized, tundra-style tires on the custom-made carbon fiber main gear soak up bumps and provide excellent prop clearance, while the shock-absorbing and steerable tailwheel offers improved ground handling — even when taxiing backward with the optional-use motor reversing (compatible Smart receiver and 7+ channel transmitter required for reversing).

Factory-installed, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped and internal linkages deliver crisp, precise control. The high-power brushless outrunner motor can drive the scale 4-blade propeller with a wide range of 4000–7000mAh batteries, from a 4S pack for slow and smooth scale flight to 6S power for better-than-scale vertical performance. It's also equipped with a 100-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC, and the BNF® Basic version includes an AR637TA Smart receiver that delivers full-range telemetry including real-time battery voltage, current, motor RPM, ESC temperature, and more to compatible AirWare™ equipped transmitters. And even with its large-scale size and feature-packed design, the DRACO 2.0m can be flight-ready in less time than it takes to charge a battery! No tools are required for field assembly/disassembly because the two-piece wing is secured with quarter-turn thumbscrews. Best of all, if you've mastered flying at least one or two previous RC aircraft you can fly the DRACO 2.0m successfully, especially when taking advantage of the BNF® Basic version's exclusive AS3X® and optional-use SAFE® Select technologies. And it all adds up to offer an unmatched STOL (Short Take Off and Landing), scale and beyond flying experience unlike any other!

The Plug-N-Play® (PNP) version lets experienced modelers choose and use their own transmitter, receiver, battery and charger. The Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) Basic version includes a Spektrum receiver equipped with AS3X and optional-use SAFE Select technologies so intermediate to experienced modelers can use their own transmitter, battery and charger. An ULTIMATE Combo including the BNF Basic version airplane, a Spektrum transmitter, Smart battery, Smart charger, the special tools and glue you need for assembly – plus a copy of RealFlight Trainer Edition RC Flight Simulator – is also available and saves you more than $70 compared to purchasing all of the items separately.

Are you new to flying RC (Radio Controlled) aircraft? If you are, we recommend learning to fly with one of our purpose-built trainer aircraft such as the HobbyZone® Carbon Cub S 2. Based on the Carbon Cub flown by Mike's wife, Chandra Patey, it's equipped with exclusive and innovative SAFE technology that makes it possible for almost anyone to learn to fly successfully! The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) version includes everything needed to fly in one box and is the perfect choice if you're a new RC pilot.

Key Features:

  • The ultimate bush plane for an unmatched STOL, scale and beyond flying experience
  • The only officially-licensed scale replica of the one-of-a-kind DRACO by Mike Patey
  • One of the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich E-flite® aircraft to date
  • Extra Scale details including an abundance of molded-in surface features, steps, antennas, wingtip skids, and much more
  • Functional Extra Scale features including licensed KING shocks on the main gear and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps, and more
  • 17 total LEDs including navigation, landing, down, tail beacon, reversing and other lights with adjustable light controller
  • Clear windshield and windows plus a detailed cockpit with backlit instrument panel and pilot figure
  • Factory-installed, high-power 4S- to 6S-compatible brushless motor with large diameter 4-blade prop
  • Fits batteries from 4000–7000mAh to provide a wide range of performance and flight times up to 10–15+ minutes
  • 100-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC provides real-time battery voltage, current draw, motor RPM, and other data via compatible receivers and transmitters
  • Optional-use motor reversing for special ground handling and other capabilities with compatible 7+ channel transmitters
  • Spektrum AR637TA receiver with full-range telemetry and industry-leading DSMX® technology
  • Easy to fly with innovative and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
  • The unmatched stability and locked-in feel of exclusive AS3X® technology
  • Six factory-installed metal-geared servos with internal, ball-link equipped linkages
  • Large and convenient, magnetically-secured top hatch with large battery compartment
  • Shock-equipped and steerable tailwheel for improved forward and reverse ground handling
  • Scale-like articulated and shock-absorbing main landing gear with oversized tundra-style tires
  • Custom-made and fully-molded carbon fiber gear to handle short takeoffs from and landings on a variety of surfaces
  • Two-piece wing with quarter-turn thumbscrews plus V2 hands-free servo connection system for quick and easy assembly/disassembly
  • Durable, fully-molded EPO airframe with carbon fiber and wood reinforcement throughout
  • Factory-applied paint plus decal finish looks great and saves time
  • Easy final assembly in less time than it takes to charge a battery

What's In The Box?

  • (1) E-flite® DRACO™ 2.0m
  • (1) 100A Spektrum™ Avian™ Brushless Smart ESC (installed)
  • (1) Brushless Outrunner Motor (installed)
  • (6) Metal-Geared Servos (installed)
  • (1) Spektrum™ AR637TA 6-Channel Receiver
  • (1) Product Manual

Required for Operation (Not Included)

  • Full-range 6-8+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter
  • 4S 14.8V to 6S 22.2V 4000–7000mAh LiPo with EC5™ or IC5® Connector
  • Compatible LiPo charger

Technical Specifications:

Approximate Assembly Time Less than 1 Hour
Battery Sold Separately
Battery Type LiPo (3.7V per cell)
Charger Sold Separately
Completion Level Bind-N-Fly
Flaps Yes
Power Type Electric
Material EPO
Minimum Required Radio 6-channel
Motor Type Brushless
Product Length 53" (1346 mm)
Product Weight 10.0 lbs (4535 g) with 6S 5000mAh 30C battery; 8.5 lbs (3855 g) without battery
Propeller Size 14.5 x 9 4-blade
Radio Sold Separately
Receiver Included
Recommended Motor Battery 4S 14.8V to 6S 22.2V 4000-7000mAh LiPo (sold separately)
Search Keywords rcdraco
Servos Included
Skill Level Level 2
Speed Control Included
Technology AS3X and SAFE
Wingspan 77.7" (1974 mm)

Shipping
$5 Flat Rate Shipping (Includes Rural)

$8.50 for Saturday Delivery

$10 for Waiheke Island

Free Instore Pickup by Arrangement

Saturday Delivery
If you order an “in stock” item on Friday before 1PM you will have the option to select Saturday Delivery. Saturday Delivery is not available in all areas and is not guaranteed. Larger parcels going to South Island on the two day service will need to be ordered on a Thursday with Saturday delivery. Saturday Delivery is not available for Rural or Dangerous Goods (Nitro Fuel).

Delivery
Once RC Hobbies 12 Ltd has confirmed acceptance of the buyer's order, we will endeavor to dispatch the buyer's order within 24 Hours unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product. If we are unable to dispatch the buyer's order within the time frame specified by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd we will endeavor to contact the buyer and advise the buyer of the expected dispatch date.

In stock items are generally dispatched on the same day you place your order, unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product and provided the order was placed before our daily cut off time which is usually around 2PM - 3PM.

We use Courier Post and Fastway for New Zealand orders. Deliveries are usually overnight, but please allow an extra day for big parcels to reach the South Island and for rural deliveries.

We use Courier Post for orders that can fit into overnight courier bags and Fastway for larger parcels.

Tracking emails will be sent out once parcels have been collected.

The buyer may specify delivery instructions for an order (for example, the buyer may authorise the delivery agent to leave the products in a specified location if the buyer will not be at the delivery address). RC Hobbies 12 Ltd will not be responsible for any order that is delivered in accordance with the buyer’s delivery instructions.


Delivery to PO Boxes
RC Hobbies 12 Ltd can send goods to PO Boxes

International Delivery.
We're based in New Zealand but we deliver all round the world. Please contact us for a shipping quote or we will send you a quote after your order has been placed.

sales@rchobbies.co.nz

Returns Policy

The item I received is not the item I ordered

Provided the item is unopened and in mint condition we’ll replace the item. To receive your replacement you must return the original item to RC Hobbies 12 Ltd. You will be provided with a no-cost return addressed courier satchel (or similar) and we will process your replacement within 1–3 days of receiving your item.

The item I ordered arrived faulty.

Please arrange with RC Hobbies 12 Ltd to return the item for testing. If we confirm that the item was damaged before leaving RC Hobbies, or was faulty out of the box, your item will be repaired or if it cannot be repaired then it will be replaced by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd free of charge. If the goods are faulty we will meet our obligations under the Consumers Guarantees Act to provide a remedy.

The item I ordered did not arrive

If your item did not arrive the first thing to do is request a “track and trace” on your item from the Courier Post or Fastway tracking emails we send out.

Alternatively you can call Courier Post on 0800 268 743 or Fastway on 09 634 3704

If the “track and trace” on your order indicates that it has been delivered, but you’re unable to find it or it hasn’t been delivered within the timeframe we will start an investigation with Courier Post & Fastways on your behalf.

Regrettably, neither RC Hobbies nor Courier Post & Fastway are able to refund or replace items that have been lost, damaged or stolen after being delivered to your property. If you are concerned about leaving your items unattended we recommend using “Signature Required” option which is our default option unless advise by the Buyer to use the “No Signature Required” option.

I've changed my mind and no longer want the item I ordered

Change of mind returns can be processed as long as it has been agreed by RC Hobbies 12 Ltd and the item has been returned within 7 days of dispatch and is unopened and in mint condition. The shipping for the return will also be at the cost of the buyer. Once we have the item in hand we will assess the item and if everything checks out OK you will receive a Store Credit or refund less the restock fee and freight charges.

Restock fee

All goods ordered in error by the Customer or goods the Customer wishes to return are subject to a restock fee. The fee is 10% of the goods sales value. This applies if you change your mind, ordered it in error, unwanted Gift or just did not like it or did not suit you, so please choose carefully and read the descriptions in the listings as some products also require additional items to complete.

Description

PLEASE NOTE : PRE-ORDER PRICE IS DEPOSIT ONLY TO SECURE ORDER. WE WILL CONTACT YOU ON ARRIVAL FOR BALANCE DUE BEFORE DISPATCH.

YOU WILL NOT GET A DRACO FOR $500.

THE ULTIMATE BUSH PLANE

By most estimates, planning and building the full-size DRACO should have taken years. Entrepreneur Mike Patey — whose exceptional drive and Back to Work™ ethic have inspired thousands of people — accomplished it in just over five months! Mike started with a Wilga 2000, replacing its Lycoming O-540 piston engine with a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28 turboprop boasting about twice the power at half the weight. Many additional modifications followed before Mike proudly unveiled his "ultimate bush plane". It could go to the same places as a Carbon Cub, but also climb twice as fast; reach altitudes up to 28,000 feet; and cruise cross-country at 180 MPH while carrying four people plus gear. Changes from the Wilga were so extensive that the FAA approved Mike's redesign as an experimental exhibition aircraft. The DRACO 2.0m is equally unique and astounding — and it's also one of the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich E-flite® aircraft yet!

ABSOLUTELY ONE OF A KIND

Inspired by the incredible ingenuity and effort Mike Patey put into building the full-sized aircraft, E-flite® offers the only officially-licensed scale replica of the ultimate bush plane! The amazing DRACO 2.0m is one of the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich RC models ever produced. Beyond its complex design and the accurate shape of its fully-molded, lightweight and durable EPO airframe with a factory-applied finish, it also features an abundance of Extra Scale details including a variety of surface features, steps, antennas, wingtip "stinger" skids, and much more. The clear windshield and windows offer an excellent view of the detailed cockpit with pilot figure and backlit instrument panel. Functional Extra Scale features include licensed, scale-like KING shocks on the main gear and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps and more. There are also a total of 17 LEDs throughout the airframe — with a custom controller that allows you to select solid, strobing and other light combination options from your transmitter. Oversized, tundra-style tires on the custom-made carbon fiber main gear soak up bumps and provide excellent prop clearance, while the shock-absorbing and steerable tailwheel offers improved ground handling — even when taxiing backward with the optional-use motor reversing (compatible Smart receiver and 7+ channel transmitter required for reversing).

Factory-installed, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped and internal linkages deliver crisp, precise control. The high-power brushless outrunner motor can drive the scale 4-blade propeller with a wide range of 4000–7000mAh batteries, from a 4S pack for slow and smooth scale flight to 6S power for better-than-scale vertical performance. It's also equipped with a 100-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC, and the BNF® Basic version includes an AR637TA Smart receiver that delivers full-range telemetry including real-time battery voltage, current, motor RPM, ESC temperature, and more to compatible AirWare™ equipped transmitters. And even with its large-scale size and feature-packed design, the DRACO 2.0m can be flight-ready in less time than it takes to charge a battery! No tools are required for field assembly/disassembly because the two-piece wing is secured with quarter-turn thumbscrews. Best of all, if you've mastered flying at least one or two previous RC aircraft you can fly the DRACO 2.0m successfully, especially when taking advantage of the BNF® Basic version's exclusive AS3X® and optional-use SAFE® Select technologies. And it all adds up to offer an unmatched STOL (Short Take Off and Landing), scale and beyond flying experience unlike any other!

The Plug-N-Play® (PNP) version lets experienced modelers choose and use their own transmitter, receiver, battery and charger. The Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) Basic version includes a Spektrum receiver equipped with AS3X and optional-use SAFE Select technologies so intermediate to experienced modelers can use their own transmitter, battery and charger. An ULTIMATE Combo including the BNF Basic version airplane, a Spektrum transmitter, Smart battery, Smart charger, the special tools and glue you need for assembly – plus a copy of RealFlight Trainer Edition RC Flight Simulator – is also available and saves you more than $70 compared to purchasing all of the items separately.

Are you new to flying RC (Radio Controlled) aircraft? If you are, we recommend learning to fly with one of our purpose-built trainer aircraft such as the HobbyZone® Carbon Cub S 2. Based on the Carbon Cub flown by Mike's wife, Chandra Patey, it's equipped with exclusive and innovative SAFE technology that makes it possible for almost anyone to learn to fly successfully! The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) version includes everything needed to fly in one box and is the perfect choice if you're a new RC pilot.

Key Features:

  • The ultimate bush plane for an unmatched STOL, scale and beyond flying experience
  • The only officially-licensed scale replica of the one-of-a-kind DRACO by Mike Patey
  • One of the most highly-engineered, detailed and feature-rich E-flite® aircraft to date
  • Extra Scale details including an abundance of molded-in surface features, steps, antennas, wingtip skids, and much more
  • Functional Extra Scale features including licensed KING shocks on the main gear and tail wheel, leading-edge slats, slotted flaps, and more
  • 17 total LEDs including navigation, landing, down, tail beacon, reversing and other lights with adjustable light controller
  • Clear windshield and windows plus a detailed cockpit with backlit instrument panel and pilot figure
  • Factory-installed, high-power 4S- to 6S-compatible brushless motor with large diameter 4-blade prop
  • Fits batteries from 4000–7000mAh to provide a wide range of performance and flight times up to 10–15+ minutes
  • 100-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC provides real-time battery voltage, current draw, motor RPM, and other data via compatible receivers and transmitters
  • Optional-use motor reversing for special ground handling and other capabilities with compatible 7+ channel transmitters
  • Spektrum AR637TA receiver with full-range telemetry and industry-leading DSMX® technology
  • Easy to fly with innovative and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
  • The unmatched stability and locked-in feel of exclusive AS3X® technology
  • Six factory-installed metal-geared servos with internal, ball-link equipped linkages
  • Large and convenient, magnetically-secured top hatch with large battery compartment
  • Shock-equipped and steerable tailwheel for improved forward and reverse ground handling
  • Scale-like articulated and shock-absorbing main landing gear with oversized tundra-style tires
  • Custom-made and fully-molded carbon fiber gear to handle short takeoffs from and landings on a variety of surfaces
  • Two-piece wing with quarter-turn thumbscrews plus V2 hands-free servo connection system for quick and easy assembly/disassembly
  • Durable, fully-molded EPO airframe with carbon fiber and wood reinforcement throughout
  • Factory-applied paint plus decal finish looks great and saves time
  • Easy final assembly in less time than it takes to charge a battery

What's In The Box?

  • (1) E-flite® DRACO™ 2.0m
  • (1) 100A Spektrum™ Avian™ Brushless Smart ESC (installed)
  • (1) Brushless Outrunner Motor (installed)
  • (6) Metal-Geared Servos (installed)
  • (1) Spektrum™ AR637TA 6-Channel Receiver
  • (1) Product Manual

Required for Operation (Not Included)

  • Full-range 6-8+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter
  • 4S 14.8V to 6S 22.2V 4000–7000mAh LiPo with EC5™ or IC5® Connector
  • Compatible LiPo charger

Technical Specifications:

Approximate Assembly Time Less than 1 Hour
Battery Sold Separately
Battery Type LiPo (3.7V per cell)
Charger Sold Separately
Completion Level Bind-N-Fly
Flaps Yes
Power Type Electric
Material EPO
Minimum Required Radio 6-channel
Motor Type Brushless
Product Length 53" (1346 mm)
Product Weight 10.0 lbs (4535 g) with 6S 5000mAh 30C battery; 8.5 lbs (3855 g) without battery
Propeller Size 14.5 x 9 4-blade
Radio Sold Separately
Receiver Included
Recommended Motor Battery 4S 14.8V to 6S 22.2V 4000-7000mAh LiPo (sold separately)
Search Keywords rcdraco
Servos Included
Skill Level Level 2
Speed Control Included
Technology AS3X and SAFE
Wingspan 77.7" (1974 mm)

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Shipping & Returns

Shipping
$7 Flat Rate Shipping-Exclude Large BOX Items

$9 for Rural Delivery-Exclude Large BOX Items

$12.50 for Dangerous Goods

Free Instore Pickup by Arrangement

Delivery
Once E&E TRADERS LTD has confirmed acceptance of the buyer's order, we will endeavor to dispatch the buyer's order within 24 Hours unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product. If we are unable to dispatch the buyer's order within the time frame specified by E&E TRADERS LTD we will endeavor to contact the buyer and advise the buyer of the expected dispatch date.

In stock items are generally dispatched on the following business day, unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product and provided the order was placed before our daily cut off time which is usually around 1PM - 2PM.

We use Courier Post and Fastway for New Zealand orders. Deliveries are usually overnight, but please allow an extra day for big parcels to reach the South Island and for rural deliveries.

We use Courier Post for orders that can fit into overnight courier bags and Fastway for larger parcels.

Tracking emails will be sent out once parcels have been collected.

The buyer may specify delivery instructions for an order (for example, the buyer may authorise the delivery agent to leave the products in a specified location if the buyer will not be at the delivery address). RC Hobbies 12 Ltd will not be responsible for any order that is delivered in accordance with the buyer’s delivery instructions.


Delivery to PO Boxes
E & E TRADERS LTD can send goods to PO Boxes

International Delivery.
We're based in New Zealand but we deliver all round the world. Please contact us for a shipping quote or we will send you a quote after your order has been placed.

sales@rchobbies.co.nz

Returns Policy

The item I received is not the item I ordered

Provided the item is unopened and in mint condition we’ll replace the item. To receive your replacement you must return the original item to E & E TRADERS LTD. You will be provided with a no-cost return addressed courier satchel (or similar) and we will process your replacement within 1–3 days of receiving your item.

The item I ordered arrived faulty.

Please arrange with E & E TRADERS LTD to return the item for testing. If we confirm that the item was damaged before leaving RC Hobbies, or was faulty out of the box, your item will be repaired or if it cannot be repaired then it will be replaced by E & E TRADERS LTD free of charge. If the goods are faulty we will meet our obligations under the Consumers Guarantees Act to provide a remedy.

The item I ordered did not arrive

If your item did not arrive the first thing to do is request a “track and trace” on your item from the Courier Post or Fastway tracking emails we send out.

Alternatively you can call Courier Post on 0800 268 743 or Fastway on 09 634 3704

If the “track and trace” on your order indicates that it has been delivered, but you’re unable to find it or it hasn’t been delivered within the timeframe we will start an investigation with Courier Post & PostHaste on your behalf.

Regrettably, neither RC Hobbies nor Courier Post & PostHaste are able to refund or replace items that have been lost, damaged or stolen after being delivered to your property. If you are concerned about leaving your items unattended we recommend using “Signature Required” option which is our default option unless advise by the Buyer to use the “No Signature Required” option.

I've changed my mind and no longer want the item I ordered

Change of mind returns can be processed as long as it has been agreed by E & E TRADERS LTD and the item has been returned within 7 days of dispatch and is unopened and in mint condition. The shipping for the return will also be at the cost of the buyer. Once we have the item in hand we will assess the item and if everything checks out OK you will receive a Store Credit or refund less the restock fee and freight charges.

Restock fee

All goods ordered in error by the Customer or goods the Customer wishes to return are subject to a restock fee. The fee is 10% of the goods sales value. This applies if you change your mind, ordered it in error, unwanted Gift or just did not like it or did not suit you, so please choose carefully and read the descriptions in the listings as some products also require additional items to complete.

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