Leader 480

Leader 480

E-flite EFL3000 Airplane Electric ARF
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Leader 480

The nimble Leader 480 park flyer is the fun-to-fly sport plane that is ideal for anyone interested in precision aerobatics. Its light wing loading will put any intermediate pilot at ease when flying on the slow side of the envelope. But for those who really want to wring it out, the Leader’s symmetrical airfoil and classic pattern plane lines allow it to fly precision aerobatics with the best of them. Assembly is so simple, it could easily be flight-ready in a single evening. Plus, it's small enough to put in the backseat or trunk of a car and fly most anywhere park flyers are allowed. Shown with optional 1/9 Civilian Pilot (EFLA156) and optional 1.75-Inch aluminum spinner (EFLSP175) - sold separately

Features

  • Attractive trim scheme
  • Covered in genuine Hangar 9 UltraCote
  • Balsa/lightweight plywood construction
  • Quick assembly
  • Perfect match for E-flite® Park 480 1020Kv motor (EFLM1505)
  • Easy-access magnetic canopy hatch
  • Two-piece wing with aluminum wing tube
  • Factory-painted fiberglass cowl
  • Wire landing gear

You Will Need

- 4+ Channel Transmitter and Receiver
- Electric Motor and ESC
- 4 Sub-Micro Servos
- 11.1V 3S Li-Po Battery Pack (1800-2200mAh)
- Li-Po compatible battery charger
- Propeller

Specifications

Type: Airplanes
Wingspan: 43.0 in (1090mm)
Overall Length: 42.4 in (1075mm)
Flying Weight: 2.44 lb (1.1kg)
Motor Size: Park 480
Radio: 5+ channel radio system
Servos: DS76 servos
Prop Size: APC 11x7e - 12x6e
Scale: Park Flyer
Wing Area: 414 sq in (26.7 sq dm)
Wing Loading: 13.6 oz/sq in
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Speed Control: 40A ESC
Assembly Time: 3-5 Hours
Recommended Battery: 3S 11.1V 2200mAh 30C Li-Po
Experience Level: Intermediate
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Spinner Size: 1-3/4 inch
Trim Scheme Colors: UltraCote White (U870), True Red (U866), Deep Blue (U873)
Flaps: No
Approximate Flying Duration: 7 minutes
CG (center of gravity): 3-3/8 to 3-3/4 inches (86-95mm) from the leading edge at fuselage
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 15mm up/down, 33% expo; High: 20mm up/down, 40% expo
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 8mm up, 9mm down, 20% expo; High: 18mm up, 20mm down, 30% expo
Control Throw (Rudder): Low: 20mm right/left, 20% expo; High: 30mm right/left, 30% expo

Leader 480 - Reviews

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I just completed the initial flight testing. I like this plane more with each flight. I am a big fan of E-flite ARF's, always finding them to be of good quality and appearance. This kit went together well with only a few hardware issues. My main comment is that this plane is seriously underpowered using only a 480 power setup. To be fair, I was not using the recommended Park 480 by E-flite but the Parkzone 480 setup from my T-28 Trojan. The plane flew but was very sluggish requiring full power continually. After only four flights I installed an E-flite Power 15, 40 Amp ESC, and 2200mAh 3S battery I had reserved for another project. The plane came alive. Normal flight is at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle with plenty of reserve for aerobatics and getting out of trouble. The motor bolted directly to the firewall (just eliminate the spacers required by the 480) with no alteration. Move the battery back to the wing tube, and CG will be just right. Happy Flying!

airplane nut - Salt Lake City, UT
What type of hobbyist are you?
Intermediate
How often do you use this product?
Several times a week
What is your age?
Over 55
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
30 years or more
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My dad actually gave me this plane already built. It is a nice flying plane and a great model for a first low wing flyer. I eventually swapped out the 480 motor for a Power 10 to give it a little more power, and it mounted right up with no problems. I enjoy flying this plane since it is easy to do many pattern maneuvers, and it gets a lot of second looks at the field.

Chris Kaiser - Billings, MT
What type of hobbyist are you?
Recreational
How often do you use this product?
Daily
What is your age?
30-45
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
4-10 years
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