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PRICE INCLUDES Residential Ground Shipping Charges (a value of $250)

SAVE $175 on RV-8 70cc ARFSV when purchased with DA70 or GP76!


SAVE $125 on RV-8 70cc ARFSV when purchased with RV-8 70cc Floats!

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Save BIG on select items when purchased with an RV-8 70cc!


ARFSV Version now includes our top of the line DS49010, Brushless, High-Voltage, Digital servos!

The RV-8 70cc FLS (FeatherLite Series) is a 35% scale model of the famous experimental Van’s Aircraft RV-8. Designer and World Champion Quique Somenzini has taken a completely new approach with the design of the RV-8 70cc FLS. A massive airframe, with over 2000 square inches (130 sq. dm.) of wing area, that comes in at 23 pounds (10.4 kg) flying weight, offers such an incredibly lightly loaded airframe, it feels like you are flying something lighter than air. Couple the extremely light wing loading with key design and geometric details from the master himself, and you get an aircraft that has a incredible flight envelope.

Along with the incredible airframe design of the RV-8 70cc FLS, it is also designed to accept multiple power systems, including 60cc electric setups that allow you to fly anywhere from 5 to 8 minutes on a typical 12S Li-Po setup! We also can’t forget about its float-ready airframe either! The optional RV-8 70cc FLS Float Set includes everything needed to get it on the water, and is also available to match your RV-8 70cc FLS’ colorscheme.

This is an airplane that you need to truly experience for yourself, and once you have, you’ll quickly add one to your hangar! From its insane stability at walking speeds with the flaps down, to classic 3D and precision aerobatic maneuvers, the RV-8 70cc FLS has the flight performance and versatility that is for every pilot, of virtually every skill level.


  • Huge wing area (over 2000 sq. in. or 130 sq. dm.) with a scant 23 pound (10.4 kg) flying weight. Thats like flying a 120cc aerobatic model at nearly two-thirds the weight!
  • Designed by F3A and 3D World Champion, Quique Somenzini
  • Massive control surfaces with large deflections for the utmost in maneuverabililty
  • Removable tail, including the vertical fin, allows the easy transport of the RV-8 70cc FLS in more compact vehicles
  • Electric-ready airframe allows most 65cc or similar electric motors to be installed without modification
  • Painted Carbon fiber landing gear included
  • Large canopy hatch for easy access to internal components
  • Float-Ready airframe allows for easy installation of the optional RV-8 70cc FLS Float set
  • Lightweight foam cockpit floor and instrument panel are included
  • Pre-cut baffles for the DA-70 are included
  • 2 vastly different colorschemes are sure to fit personalities of all types
  • Turnbuckle-style pushrods, ball links and turnbuckle wrench included
  • Accepts gas engines from 60-70cc, or equivalent electric motors, like the Desert Aircraft DA-70, or the Potenza 65cc Brushless Motor
  • Airframe easily accepts 2 to 1 canister installs
  • Easily removable wings for transport and storage
  • Factory-applied trim scheme


  • All ARF Features, plus:
  • Factory-installed Potenza DS49010BLHV servos for ailerons, flaps, and elevators
  • Potenza DS49010BLHV servo included for rudder (not installed so you can choose your mounting location!)
  • (7) Potenza, 2-inch, Clamping, Aluminum Servo Arms included for flight control surfaces
  • Factory-installed servo extensions for ailerons, flaps, and elevators. Rudder servo extension included.
  • Factory-hinged control surfaces
  • Factory-sealed main wing and horizontal tail hinge gaps
  • Factory-installed aileron, flap and elevator control horns
  • Factory-assembled aileron, flap and elevator linkages that are ready for final servo centering and hookup


Click the Optional Accessories tab above the description for a full list of optional items for the RV-8 70cc FLS!

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RV-8 70cc FLS Unboxing with Gonzo Hobbies

Wingspan: 100 in. 2540 mm
Length: 90 in. 2288 mm
Length (w/out V-Fin/Rudder): 83 in. 2108 mm
Gas Weight: 23 lb. 3 oz. 10.5 Kg
Electric Weight: 24 lb. 15oz. (Potenza 65cc w/12S 6200mAh) 11.3 Kg (Potenza 65cc w/12S 6200mAh)
Engine/Motor Size: 60-70cc
Exhaust Recommendation (for DA-70): Slimline Stock Muffler Set
1 x MTW TDH 110 Canister w/KS 60mm Drop 2-to-1 Header
Servos Required: Minimum 7 for electric setups
Minimum 8 for gas setups
Min. 200 oz./in. (14kg/cm) for ail, ele, flp
Min. 400 oz./in. (28kg/cm) for rudder
Spare Parts Manual Control Horn Addendum Support Wiki

Red/White/Blue Trim Scheme Colors
23 Ferrari Red HANU866 True Red
91 Silver HANU881 Silver
52 Dark Blue HANU885 Midnight Blue
10 White HANU870 White
Camouflage Trim Scheme Colors
18 Olive Drab HANU904 Olive Drab
11 Grey HANU882 Light Gray
60 Orange HANU877 Orange
10 White HANU870 White
71 Black HANU874 Black

RV-8 70cc FLS Replacement Parts


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1 review for RV-8 70CC FLS

  1. vertigo475

    I bought it from Switzerland via Swiss distributor.
    I recommand this airplane. Built quality is amazing. Flight capability is incredible at low and high speed.
    Fully adapted for shorts airfields.

    J’ai acheté cet avion via un distributeur en Suisse. La qualité de la construction est vraiment bonne. Les qualités de vol sont vraiment excellentes à haute et basse vitesse. Cet avion s’adaptera aussi au petites piste de décollage grâce à la faible vitesse au décollage et atterrissage.

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