ElectriFly FlyLite RxR Review

Trainers come in all shapes and sizes, and with the introduction of large indoor slow-flyers, things just got a little easier. The FlyLite RxR promises to be a nimble indoor foamy that can be flown outdoors in a gentle breeze. Lets see how it’s stacks up!

 

Intro and Flight Footage
5X5 Review Scoring

 

Summary

As soon as you roll on the power, the FlyLite takes flight. Takeoffs are inside of about 5 or 6 feet and most of the throttle goes to waste if your just wanting to cruise around. The .250 outrunner is generously sized for the FlyLite which can help in those “oops” situations (if that’s even possible with the FlyLite). Trim it out and cut the throttle and the FlyLite will practically 3-point land itself.

Being a 3 channel plane, turns are relatively flat and the FlyLite exhibited plenty of control authority, even on low rates. With the under cambered wing, we noticed some marked “ballooning” when power was applied but nothing you can’t account for with a little input. We did notice that the FlyLite doesn’t like to fly fast. Even though the powerplant has more than ample thrust to do so, the main wing just isn’t designed for speed and it’ll have you working the elevator to keep it level.

A quintessential slow flyer, Kurt keeps his around just so he can fly in the suburbs, right from his driveway. It’s so quiet, the neighbors don’t even know what he’s up to!
 

5X5 Review Scoring

Model Characteristics

Build as Advertised:

Build Instructions and Advertised Difficulty...
5 / 5

Finish:

Covering, Paint, Plastic and Decals...
3.5 / 5

Power:

Specified Powerplant Performance...
4.5 / 5

Ground Handling:

Landing Gear, Floats, and Hovering...
4 / 5

Durability:

Model Impact and Transportation Durability...
4 / 5

Pilot Experience

Flight as Advertised:

Flight Experience As Compared To Marketing
4.5 / 5

Flight Time:

Flight Duration Of Recommended Powerplant
3 / 5

Field Size:

2 Brothers Flying Site Recommendation
Small Park

Portability:

How Easily The Model Transports Without Damage
4.5 / 5

Skill Level:

2 Brothers Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Model Specifications

Model Type:

RxR

Wing Span:

35 inches (890mm)

Wing Area:

261 in2 (16.8 dm2)

Weight:

7.2-8 oz. (205-225 g)

Wing Loading:

4.0-4.4 oz/ft2 (12-13 g/dm2)

Length:

29.5 inches (750mm)

Motor Design:

Brushless Outrunner

Motor Size:

250

Volt Range:

2s LiPo (7.4V)

Construction:

AeroCellâ„¢

ESC Amperage:

8A

Radio Channels:

3

Included Motor:

ElectriFly RimFireâ„¢ 250 Outrunner Brushless Motor

Included ESC:

ElectriFly Silver Series SS-8 8A Brushless ESC

Included Radio System:

Servos Only: (2) ElectriFly ES40 Pico Servos

Needed Items:

Radio System (min. 3 channel), 7.4V 300-640mAh LiPo battery and charger

Street Price:

$119.99 USD
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2 Responses to ElectriFly FlyLite RxR Review

  1. avatar grmccray says:

    Hi Guys,
    You have both Skyfly Max video reviews in this Fly Lite review.
    Actually wanted to see Fly Lite reviews.
    Web updates are a ####!
    Great reviews by the way.
    I bought a Skyfly Max based on your review and truly think its the best possible plane I could have gotten.
    Hand launch and no throttle and no input fault free grass landings.

    • avatar kurt says:

      Fixed! Thanks for pointing out the problem (wrong YT ID). Hope this helps (don’t worry, everything else is accurate…I double checked). Glad the SkyFly Max worked out for you. It truly is a text-book pusher park flyer and best flown hand/belly. Be sure to check out the Falcon EP, it’s an amazing slow-fly in the FlyLite category. Not as tough though and requires some building, but the auto-landings, tricycle gear, and incredible stability (less ballooning than the FlyLite) make it a blast.

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