When you've learned the ropes and you're ready to move up to a plane with more maneuverability; the Avistar Elite ARF is the bird for you. This plane has high-wing design to make it easier to handle. It also has a semi-symmetrical airfoil so you can perform more aerobatics than with many trainers!
The Avistar ARF is also customizable. Assembly is still easy and glue free, but with this plane you can choose between glow and electric power. You can also choose to install flaps on your craft for additional maneuvering options. In all, the planes modular construction speeds assembly and makes replacement or exchanging of parts a breeze.
This is the Radio Controlled, Glow or Brushless Electric Powered, Almost Ready to Fly Avistar Elite from Great Planes. Ideal step up from a flat bottom wing trainer, or suitable as a first airplane with the help of an instructor. **The optional cowl and wheel pants referenced in the Safety Precautions** **on page 3 of the manual are not available for purchase as of this** **writing, 02/16. There are currently no plans to produce these parts** **at a later date. There are no fiberglass parts that are part of,** **or included in the Avistar Elite box contents that pose** **a safety risk described in the safety precautions.** FEATURES: Construction: Balsa and ply Covering: Top Flite MonoKote Wings: Two-piece with joiner tube, flaps are locked and can be made operational if desired, wings fasten to fuselage with two 1/4-20 nylon wing bolts Aileron Control: Dual servo Fuel Tank: 9oz (270cc) Electric Motor Mount: Plywood Glow Engine Mount: One-piece aluminum with IsoSmooth rubber boots and nylon brackets to reduce vibration Landing Gear: Two-piece prebent aluminum with two 2.5" (64mm) main wheels and one 2" (51mm) nose wheel, prebent nose gear wire Spinner: Red plastic 2.5" (63.5mm) diameter Warranty: Great Planes Model Manufacturing Company guarantees this kit to be free from defects in both materials and workmanship at the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover any component parts damaged by use or modification. INCLUDES: Prebuilt Wing, Fuselage and Tail Sections, Decals, Spinner, Landing Gear, Fuel Tank, Motor Mount, Engine Mount and Instruction Manual REQUIRES: Radio: 4-5 channel Servos: Four standard size ball bearing, two extra if using flaps 12" (305mm) Extensions: Two for aileron servos 6" (152mm) Dual Servo Extension: If using flaps 6" (152mm) Servo Extension: One for ESC to RX if using electric power Receiver Battery: Flat, 4.8V NiMH Glow Power; Glow Engine: .46-.55 cu in (7.5 - 9cc) two-stroke Propeller: 12x5 sport Fuel: Aircraft blend with 10-20% nitro content Electric Power; Outrunner Brushless Electric Motor: Great Planes RimFire .46 (42-60-800) recommended LiPo Battery: 30C 14.8V 4S, at least 3300mAh ESC: 45A Propeller: 12x6E thin electric Building and field equipment SPECS: Wingspan: 62.5" (1590mm) Wing Area: 672 sq in (43.3 sq dm) Wing Loading: 22-24 oz/sq ft (67-73 g/sq dm) Weight: 6.5 - 7lbs (2950 - 3170g) Length: 55" (1395mm) Center of Gravity (CG): 3-5/16" (84mm) back from the leading edge of the wing at the fuselage side Control Throws: Low Rate High Rate Elevator: (Up & Down) 5/16" (8mm) 11° 7/16" (11mm) 16° Rudder: (Right & Left) 1/2" (13mm) 13° 7/8" (22mm) 22° Ailerons: (Up & Down) 3/8" (10mm) 11° 9/16" (14mm) 17° COMMENTS: Following are the colors of Top Flite MonoKote used to cover this model and order numbers for 6' rolls; Orange, TOPQ0202 Missile Red, TOPQ0201 Jet White, TOPQ0204 jxs 09/19/12 ir/jxs updt jxs 02/11/16