Remember when we went to Furey airfield in one of our vlogs to capture 3+ episodes in one day? Well, one of our favorite moments was getting this GIANT wing up in the air. The E-Flite Opterra is easily one of the more fun and exciting wings to fly.
Transport and assembly
One of the benefits of the Opterra is that it can be assembled in less than five minutes, which means you’ll get it up in the sky flying in no time! And because it can be disassembled, you can transport it super easily to fly it in a variety of areas.
When you launch the Opterra, you can toss and then hit the throttle OR Josh Bixler’s favorite way to launch is by holding by the wing, adding a little throttle and then launching. Be careful not to nick your hand on the propeller.
AS3X Receiver with Optional SAFE Select Technology
One of the aspects that stood out is the stabilization that comes from the AS3X receiver. Basically, when there is turbulence or wind, it helps keep the wing flying smoothly. Additionally, the optional SAFE Select technology is a fantastic way for a beginner to fly. When in SAFE mode, the pitch and bank angles are limited and it automatically self-levels.
Three Camera Mounting Stations
The Opterra comes with three spots where you can mount GoPros, HD cameras or FPV cameras. Also, the camera nose has four inserts to change out the type of camera you use:
- GoPro Hero 3 or 4 cameras
- Recommended Spektrum FPV camera
- Other types of FPV cameras
- Blank insert to be custom cut for other payloads
*Note: don’t forget to connect your FPV antenna BEFORE turning it on!
We thoroughly enjoyed flying the Opterra and hope you do too! Tell us your experience with the Opterra in the comments below!