Opterra 2m Wing
A perfect flying wing for
BY JASON BENSON PHOTOS BY JOHN REID
For years, E-flite has been pushing the limits with its
plane designs, and the new Opterra is no exception.
This aerial video/FPV platform has something for
everyone, and even if you don’t want to outfit it with a
camera, it will definitely keep you entertained.
The Opterra is constructed completely out of
carbon-reinforced Z-Foam that has been hollow-molded to keep weight at a minimum. I reviewed
the BNF (bind-and-fly) version, which comes an AS3X
receiver with SAFE Select technology that you can
bind to your DSMX/DSM2-compatible 5-channel radio;
it’s also available PNP (plug-and-play), which would
require a receiver and radio. Both versions need
a 3-cell 2200–3200mAh LiPo to get airborne. The
Opterra wing comes with an optional camera nose
with up to two forward-facing stations for FPV or HD
cameras as well as a downward-looking camera bay in
the belly, designed for a GoPro-style camera.
Pilots transitioning from their first trainer will
appreciate the SAFE Select flight stability, which
allows them to set up the plane to suit their flight
skills, and more advanced pilots will appreciate the
Opterra’s ability to capture aerial video and still
shots. Also, if you are part of the growing group of
FPV pilots, the Opterra can be outfitted with an FPV
system for any number of activities. This plane really
has something for everyone.
AT A GLANCE
Opterra 2m Wing BNF
Basic w/ AS3X
E-flite ( e-fliterc.com)
Horizon Hobby (horizon
PILOT SKILL LEVEL
3S 2200–3200mAh LiPo
WHAT WE LIKE
+ Versatile + Fun + Wide flight envelope + Easy to fly
SAFE Select technology
makes launching the
Opterra a nonevent.