Another New Electric Plane – E-flite Carbon-Z Splendor

Posted: August 5, 2014 in r/c airplanes

Splendor

I did it again!  I really enjoy the Carbon-Z Cub and I like everything about it.  The Carbon-Z Splendor offers a different flying style and uses the same batteries as the Cub.  Assembly log coming soon.

Click here to read the assembly log

Key Features

  • Easy to complete, bolt-on final assembly
  • Exceptionally strong Carbon-Z™ wing and fuselage structure
  • AS3X® system for precision and agility without equal
  • Spektrum™ AR635 6-channel AS3X sport receiver installed
  • High-output, 50-size brushless Q-Power system installed
  • Digital high-speed, metal gear mini servos installed
  • Fully-hinged control surfaces with control links installed
  • Brilliantly finished, original Mirco Pecorari trim scheme
  • Plug-in wings and stabilizers
  • High-grade, socket-head hardware used throughout
  • Large access hatch with mechanical latch closure
  • Modern cockpit details and pilot bust installed
  • Efficient interior ducting provides generous component cooling

 

Overview

The E-flite® Carbon-Z™ Splendor® BNF Basic monoplane represents the pinnacle of performance and aerobatic versatility. F3A World Aerobatic Champion Quique Somenzini envisioned the Carbon-Z Splendor aircraft to deliver everything the modern world of precision flying has to offer, with not just the ability to perform elegant F3A sequence aerobatics, but extreme 3D stunts as well. In conjunction with the benefits of rigid Carbon-Z construction in the wings and fuselage, ground-breaking AS3X® technology built into the included Spektrum™ AR635 receiver makes it possible for you to experience unparalleled stability and a flight envelope wider than ever before possible.

 

Product Specifications

Wingspan: 54.5 in (1384mm)
Overall Length: 56.8 in (1443mm)
Wing Area: 645 sq. in. (41.5 sq. dm.)
Flying Weight: 5.50 lb (2.50 kg)
Motor Size: 50-size brushless outrunner
Radio: AR635 6-channel AS3X receiver (installed)
Servos: (4) 26-gram digital metal gear mini servos (installed)
Trim Scheme Colors: Red, purple and white
CG (center of gravity): 5.91 in (150mm) from leading edge at wing root
Wing Loading: 19.7 oz/sq ft (60.1 g/sq dm)
Prop Size: 14 x 7E
Spinner Size: 2.7 in (68mm)
Speed Control : 60-amp switch-mode BEC brushless ESC (installed)
Recommended Battery: 6S 22.2V 3200mAh 30C LiPo
Flaps: No
Retracts: No
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 80% up/down, 15% expo; High: 100% up/down, 15% expo
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 75% up/down, 15% expo; High: 100% up/down, 15% expo
Control Throw (Rudder): Low: 60% right/left, 10% expo; High: 100% right/left, 20% expo
Approx. Flying Duration: 5-7 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required: Yes

 

Needed to Complete

– A full-range 5+ channel DSM2®/DSMX® transmitter with adjustable dual rates and exponential
– 6S 22.2V 3200mAh 30C LiPo flight battery
– Charger capable of charging 6S LiPo batteries

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