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RV-8 SUPER PNP

(3 customer reviews)

$499.99$559.99

Docile, Sporty, Versatile, and just plane fun!

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FUTABA T6K TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER

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$199.99 $169.99
6S 5200MAH 40C LIPO BATTERY

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$129.99 $114.39
RV-8 FLOAT SET w/STRUTS & LED - GREEN

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$99.99 $94.99
RV-8 FLOAT SET w/STRUTS & LED - ORANGE

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$99.99 $94.99
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The Flex Innovations RV-8 is a massive, yet lightweight airframe that offers an incredibly wide flight envelope. From beginners to experts, the RV-8 has something to offer everyone. Beautiful scale lines, clear canopy with pilot and a beautiful color scheme deliver a true-to-scale presence in the air and on the ground.

The finely tuned power system allows the RV-8 to fly large aerobatic maneuvers as well as basic 3D maneuvers in a very predictable and friendly manner. It offers a perfectly balanced air-frame design combined with the included Aura 8 Advanced Flight Control System. The Aura 8 AFCS is today’s most sophisticated stabilization system, yielding an unmatched flying experience. Pilots will feel smooth, predictable and precise aircraft control without any interference to pilot inputs. The pre-programmed and installed Aura 8 works with any known transmitter and receiver and requires only a quick connection to your receiver to get you flying. Out of the box, the Aura is pre-programmed with 3 Flight Modes (Low Rate, Gyro Off – Low Rate, Gyro On – High Rate, Live-Wing, Gyro On) that gives you the option to choose how you want to fly.

The RV-8 structure is hollow on the inside and has plywood and carbon fiber in key locations. The innovative plywood sub-structure secures the power system to the wing tube and landing gear mount, making the motor run very smooth, even at high power. Because it is EPO foam, it remains TOUGH yet REPAIRABLE.
The RV-8 can accept a range of options, including floats for flying off water and a key chain camera mount! Do not forget the night version!

The RV-8 has an array of options, including floats for flying off water and a key chain camera mount for capturing that impressive in-flight footage. Don’t forget the night version, with internally mounted and pre-installed LEDs that make the airplane shine from the inside!

With hundreds of designs, World F3A and Free Style Champion Quique Somenzini has maximized the simplicity and practicality of the RV-8 design. It takes less than one-hour to assemble out of the box and remains quick to assemble at the field. It is easily transportable in size. In the air, the locked in feel, stability, precision, power and unprecedented maneuverability will make the RV-8 your favorite every-day aircraft.

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GREAT FEATURES INCLUDED!

  • Advanced Aura 8 Control System
  • Scale lines and details to bring the majesty of scale looks with an unreal flying experience!
  • Removable pilot to allow customization or easy replacement
  • Less than 1 hour assembly time
  • Innovative plywood sub-frame connects the motor securely to the fuselage while providing superior battery mounting and cooling
  • Hollow EPO foam wing with internal wood and carbon fiber structure
  • Two-piece wing for easy transportation and field assembly
  • Light wing loading for easy handling
  • Large flaps for stunning short take-offs and landings
  • Large control surfaces for excellent maneuverability
  • Huge top hatch for easy battery and equipment access
  • Vortex generators for low speed control
  • Scale navigation lights Installed
  • 6061-T6 aluminum landing gear offers increased durability and scale appeal
  • Six New DS34 metal gear digital servos for ailerons, elevators, rudder, and flaps
  • Powerful all metal 70 size 500Kv motor offers astonishing power.
  • 100A ZTW BL motor controller with separate 5V/10A SBEC
  • 17.5 x 7″ custom tooled Somenzini-Ribbe (SR) Prop for awesome grip at all speeds
  • Float-ready air-frame for easy addition of optional floats
  • Custom control horns for optimized throw and precision
  • All linkages use ball links for secure yet precise control
  • Rudder and elevator servos mounted in tail for precise control
  • Factory applied trim scheme
  • Accepts a wide range of batteries while offering a range of different performance levels

Key Features

Flight Stabilizer Installed

DS34 Metal Gear Servo

Tough Plywood Structure

Potenza 70 500kV Motor

SR 17.5 x 7 Propeller

Vortex Generators

ZTW 100A ESC w/SBEC

Large Wing Flaps


RECOMMENDED COMPLETION ITEMS:

  • Potenza Battery: 5S 4200 40C to 6S 6200 75C
  • Potenza (3) Male to Male Servo Connectors (FPZAU01)
    • Required when using ‘4 PWM’ (servo lead) Rx-> Aura connections
  • Servo Reverser (when using PWM and transmitter/receiver that does not support two flap servos) (FPZA1025)
  • Y-Harness (when using PWM and transmitter/receiver that does not support two flap servos. Add another one when using PWM and Floats) (FPZA1012)
  • Potenza Battery Analyzer (FPZA1010)
  • 6+ Channel Computer Radio recommended

OPTIONAL ITEMS:

  • Float Set (includes Night LED Lights and Servo (Green Floats: FPM357016, Orange Floats: FPM357016B)
  • Custom 3D printed Keychain Camera Mount (FPM357017)
  • ZTW Programming Card (optional) (ZTWCARD)

Choose your accessories!
Aerobatic on 5S, and Extreme on 6S!

Specifications:
Length: 66.3″ (1685 mm)
Wingspan: 75.8” (1925 mm)
Weight: 10 lb 3 oz. (4660 grams) with 6s 5200mAh
Wing Area: 1120 sq. in (72.3 sq. dm.)
Channels: 6+ (7 if switching night LED’s)
Battery: 4200 5S -to- 6200 6S
Flight Time: 5 to 9 minutes depending on flying style

RV-8 Support

Spare Parts RV-8 Wiki RV-8 Manual ZTW ESC
Addendum
Float Manual

Aura Support (general):

 

Quique flies one 6S battery pack!

 

 

Seth flies one 6S battery pack!

 

 

Quique and Seth fly two RV-8s at sunset!

 

 

Quique flies on FLOATS with one 6S battery pack!

3 reviews for RV-8 SUPER PNP

  1. William Jourdan

    If you want to fly off water and you like to fly hard and fast this is your only choice on the market at this price point.

    The RV8 is a remarkable value, I purchased the Night version because flying off water in dark is better than….hum.
    just the (3) controllers, motor, light system and 6 servos is worth over $500.00 bucks. Its almost like you get a FREE PLANE.

    Then there’s the quality and thoughtful design, frankly more thoughtful than horizons giant scale planes ( I own them all ).

    Nothing prepares you for the sheer size of this model. For example it mush bigger than my Carbon Z cub 2.1 meter, yet the spec would have you think otherwise.

    This is a must have plane

    Willie

  2. plaincitykid (verified owner)

    WOW this one HUGE plane, I just finished put’n her together, simple and easy, only one glue joint is all, remember to scuff up the paint to get a good joint when gluing. The only problem I had was with the Aura 8 get’n both flaps to work in the same direction but got her figured out and everything is just outstanding. I can NOT say enough good things about this plane .. FANTASTIC FALLS WAY SHORT of how she is in the air… A PURE JOY TO FLY…. is the bad and it goes up, up, way up from there. I’m running an AXOUR 18×8 wood propeller with a 2.5″ aluminum spinner, painted the wheel pants to match the green on the plane. I have the day version and the landing, wing tip light are outstanding. This is my first FLEX plane and sure WILL NOT BE MY LAST ONE….FEREAT JOB GUYS ON THIS ONE…. WAY TO GO.. GOOD JOB… TWO THUMBS UP…. This is the first RV8 ever at NURCAC field in N. Utah and she sure draws a ton of attention just sitting there and jaws drop, eyes bug an people gasp at just how fantastic she fly’s…. Thank you FLEX for the BEST fly’n experience I have had in 25yrs…..OUT FLIP’N STANDING…..

  3. Will Kuenzel (verified owner)

    The Flex innovations RV-8 is beyond any foamie on the market in terms of looks ,performance quality and price. Just coming out of the box ..TH RV-8 starts to reveal its extremely high cool factor ! Green or Orange ..they both look great (I bought both 12 mos apart from ea other )
    I have built many traditional wood kits ..basically a box of wood with die-cut parts ,a sheet or two of plans and a manual. It would take countless hours to build the model , sand it ,cover/paint it ,install all the electronics ..even measure , cut and build your pushrods ! It was a labor of love .
    I am a little older now and dont have as much time to build .
    Enter the receiver ready foam model from several Brand names , a few screws , bind your rx, grab a handful of 2200mah 3S lipo’s and your flying.. lot of fun right?
    Well if you like those planes ,YOU HAVE GOT TO FLY THIS
    RV-8 from Glex innovations !
    After 25 years of flying , I have memories of few really special airplanes , the planes that do everything perfectly and that you just fall in love with..This RV-8 is way at the top of the list .
    The , motor , esc , servos , Aura 8 perform perfectly , the metal gear servos are not noisy ,they have good speed , sound good good and center perfectly .
    The paint is typical of what you find on a decent foamie , flat sheen ,nice decals (the paint is Orange on the white foam and the rest is decals. I added two coats of minwax WATER BASED
    POLYCRYLIC IN GLOSS to the entire airframe after masking rud/elev servos and canopy were it meets canopy frame .
    The RV-8 REALLY comes to life ! The paint now looks much more realistic, decals and paint now have the same sheen.
    Finnish will stand up much better to dirt and general handling now , great!
    Fligjt performance is excellent , low rates no stabilization…I was immediately surprised , flys as gentle and predictable as my E- Flite Timber with no stabilization.
    Low rate and Aura 8 enhttps://www.facebook.com/Newsflare/videos/1089545998085327/?sfnsn=mo&d=n&vh=egaged …smooth and dependable no surprises in strong breeze and wind up to about 10 /12 mph
    Now bump up the Rates to High and your ready for very large throws and agressive maneuvers that include 3D flyimg .
    WOW! I can see why the VAN’s line of full scale aircraft kits are so popular with home built pilots. The design is spectacular and does everything perfectly ..often out performing famous production built aircraft in many area’s.
    Make sure the fuselage will fit comfortably in your vehicle by looking at the dimensions give in description.. if it will ..
    Pull the trigger ASAP !
    I have the E-flite CZ T-28 & CZ Cessna ..both nice ,but the RV-8 Is by far a better value in terms of versatility regarding flying style and the quality of onboard components. PERIOD !
    My only problem is that I didn’t learn about just how good the Flex innovations aircraft and electronics are sooner !

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