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HobbyKing® Invictus EF-1 Pylon Racer Balsa 1288mm - Red (ARF)

HobbyKing® Invictus EF-1 Pylon Racer Balsa 1288mm - Red (ARF)
HobbyKing® Invictus EF-1 Pylon Racer Balsa 1288mm - Red (ARF)

The HobbyKing® Invictus was designed by renowned racer Red Jensen to be an all out racer for the NMPRA's EF-1 class and is capable of competing at the highest levels. Even in the development phase it has already broken several records. Although it is designed to be a racer, the Invictus makes a fantastic fast aerobatic sport flyer as well. The generous moments of this plane means it tracks well when carving around the pylons, or just tearing up the sky like a pattern plane.

A built-up lite ply airframe comes pre-covered in an attractive and easy to orientate color scheme. The foam core wing is fully sheeted with balsa making it stiff yet relatively light. Carbon fiber reinforced fiberglass cowl, wheel pants and canopy finish off the model nicely. Since most of the work is done for you, just drop in your choice of motor, speed controller, battery and radio equipment. Race day is just a few short evenings of work away.
• Almost Ready to Fly - Just install your choice of motor  and electronics
• Built up balsa and lite ply construction
• NMPRA EF-1 pylon racing class legal
• Pre covered colorful airframe parts
• Aluminum undercarriage with steerable tail wheel
• Hidden cowl fasteners and magnetically secured hatch reduce drag

Wing Span: 1288mm
Length: 1016mm
Wing Area: 24.2 sq. dm.
Flying weight: 1500g

4 Channel Transmitter and Receiver
NTM EF-1 1300kv Outrunner Motor
60A Brushless ESC
2 x 22g Servos
2 x 16g Servos
45mm Spinner
4S 14.8V 2200-3000mAh LiPoly Battery
8 x 8 propeller
Building adhesives

PRODUCT ID: 049000035

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2 1:IC/2:Elec 4 Channel 1288mm (50.71in) 1016mm (40.00in) 1500g (3.3lb)

Weight: 3550g
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 Customer rated
Total of 38 discussions.
James  35 points - 6/22/2015
one of the best EF1 frame construct most ply wood and feel very solid, good for gas conversion also...I love it.
 canso 249 points
Does the NTM EFI pylon racer motor fit this model.
pseddon  5 points - 5/17/2015
Are the throws for aileron etc. quoted in the manual the total distance travelled by the edge of the control surface from fully down to fully up or the distance travelled from the neutral point to the maximum deflection? Peter
clemee  1 points - 1/21/2015
How fast do these fly , are they Competitive, what sort of times
mike  2 points - 12/22/2014
best plane i almost didn't buy, instructions were readable and clearly printed, all included parts were in the box. Everything fit together so nice. One of the best quality planes I've come across!!!
Ty  1 points - 12/19/2014
Hi guys, I just bought this plane from a fellow in my club without instruction book came with it. I am not sure where exactly the COG is locate could some one pls help ??many thank in advance. ( I guest it is about 95mm from leading Eadge but not sure) Regards Ty
 Tridenti 9 points
Hi, manual says 2 3/4 mesured from the leading edge where it meets the fuselage.
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All I can say is WOW! Shipped from Hong Kong to the US, not a scratch on it due to the careful packing using a large amount of bubble pack, and wrap. The Cowl and Pants are carbon reinforced. Paint is Excellent, and covering looks very professionally done. Instruction manual is well written and understandable. Well worth the wait. Thank you Red, Ben, and the Product Development Team! Well Done!

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RE: Anyone for EF1 ?? MAIDEN FLIGHTS , REPORT ...... INVICTUS !!! today i flew the maiden flights ( 4) in total . the maiden flight was successful, and went quite well with no hicups and minimal trimming req . take off and landing went very well , as i heeded some advice about airspeed on take off . ( thanks Claudio) . 2nd take off was woefull , as it lifted off and nosed up then torque rolled to the left , i had to lower the nose and hope for the best , just managed to clear the trees at pemac , then flight full speed etc and inverted , the plane would fly level on 3/4 speed but lift on full speed ,and felt twitchy in the air; inverted flight seemed neutrally balanced as it flew level inverted . upon this i concluded that it was slightly tail heavy . 3rd flight changed C of G 5MM further forward, a better take off but still torque rolled to the left , plane was now a smooth flyer , i also reduced the lower dual rates from 60pcnt to 50pcnt for this flight , and it flew better as it was now balanced well and on full throttle flew level , and slightly downward when inverted , twitchyness was now gone , landing was a cinch , just throttle off and touchdown with sink rate very nice . 4th flight i fine trimmed and practiced some circuits at full throttle , plane was very smooth and controllable on quick turns , performed very well without over banking on turn in etc , take off went well

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I have previously built the LR-1A Pogo, Shoestring and Proud Bird. The Invictus is by a long shot the best ARF of the group. Quality shipping, quality fiberglass parts and quality model finish make this ARF fun to complete and fly. Only two issues. Had to add 0.375" standoffs to the motor (HK's motor) which was not addressed in the instructions. The ready to fly weight turned out to be 3 lbs 12.2 oz. A little overweight. Cost to door for ARF was $195.56 including shipping.

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Congratulations HobbyKing!!! - Super strong package, pretty solid construction and excellent finish and instruction manual.- I liked a lot.- Really very beautiful model //////

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