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E-flite Inverza 280 Basic BNF Electric Airplane

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This is the E-flite Inverza 280 Basic BNF (Bind-N-Fly) Electric Airplane. The Inverza 280 Basic is a collaborative original design by RC aerobatic world champion Quique Somenzini, full-scale aerobatic aircraft craftsman Kevin Kimball and aviation artist Mirco Pecorari. Never before has an aerobatic aircraft been developed with a more dynamic team effort. Its unique blend of performance, grace and potency offers exceptional aerobatic performance for 3D, precision or scale flight, sized for you to enjoy at a convenient park or small field. Everything about its design, from its fit and finish to its original outline, reflects exceptional attention to the needs of performance minded pilots. As soon as you open the box, its design clearly reflects what experience has been missing from the world of aerobatics.



  • Minimal assembly and setup required
  • Hollow-molded foam construction with carbon fiber reinforcement
  • High-speed digital servos and Spektrum Nanolite receiver installed
  • High-power BL280, 1800kV outrunner power system installed
  • High-performance custom propeller and matching spinner
  • Two-piece wing with easy-access attachment and carbon fiber joiner
  • Magnetic top and bottom hatches provide instant access
  • Large, double-beveled control surfaces attached with CA hinges
  • Robust wire landing gear and steerable tail wheel
  • Ready to bind to your DSM2/DSMX transmitter
: 26.0 in (660mm)
Overall Length: 26.0 in (660mm)
Wing Area: 162.0 sq. in. (10.41 sq. dm.)
Flying Weight: 8.3 oz (235 g)
Motor Size: 280-size brushless outrunner (installed)
Radio: 4+ channel DSM2/DSMX transmitter
Servos: (4) 3.5 g digital servos (installed)
Wing Loading: 7.7 oz/sq ft (23.5 g/sq dm)
Prop Size: 6.8 x 3.5
Spinner Size: 1.18 in (30mm)
Speed Control : 10-amp brushless (installed)
Recommended Battery: 11.1V 3S 450mAh LiPo
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 12mm up/down, 30% expo; High: 25mm up/down, 40% expo
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 7mm up/down, 20% expo; High: 35mm up/down, 60% expo
Control Throw (Rudder): Low: 8mm right/left, 20% expo; High: 20mm right/left, 35% expo
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required: Yes
CG (center of gravity): 77mm ahead of the trailing edge at wing tip
Trim Scheme Colors: Purple, yellow

Needed To Complete:

  • Full-range 4+ Channel DSM2/DSMX Radio System (w/adjustable dual rates and expo)
  • (1) 11.1V 3S 450mAh LiPo Battery Pack
  • Compatible Battery Charger

This product was added to our catalog on May 31, 2013.

Christopher Bjornberg
Verified Owner
Very nice little airplane, I bought it to complement its 26 inch P-51 brother.... this can be flown slow or fast so its easier to fly than the P-51.... I would set the transmitter DR to about 50% for all control surfaces, which are huge and makes this plane very easy to maneuver... it will do barrel rolls like a whirling dervish. I like my planes to be a bit more nose heavy... but I set the balance point to the recommended so that it can do the 3D hover like a helicopter stunts... very light, gets bounced around in 5 knot gusts, but the control surfaces are so big its easy to compensate.... the gust dropped off on my first landing and the plane dropped 4 feet and hit the grass... flat on the landing gear without bending or dinging anything so its very easy to light that even bad landings in grass should be OK... not enough weight to glide very far when landing, so, if you completely cut the engine put it in a fairly steep dive to keep the speed up, then level it 2 feet off the ground and let it settle in.... The P-51 needs a football field size area, this one doesn't need as much space... the forte of both these airplanes is that they're so easy to hand launch and relatively easy to land so you don't have to drive over to an airfield with a runway. The Inverza really is a "park flyer". The propeller and spinner are balance well enough that I won't change to an APC prop or toss out the spinner. Six minute flights with the stock battery but the battery compartment is so huge that you could use a bigger battery and get much longer flights if you want.... a nice plane when you're in a lazy mood and just want to take it easy at 20 mph. If you want an adrenaline rush fly either the Inverza or the P-51 at 50 or 60 mph.

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