RC Electric Planes (Giant Scale)

RC electric planes are now available in larger and larger sizes, up to Giant Scale RC size. Previews of the latest models available, with full details.

The Hangar 9 DHC-2 Beaver 30cc ARF

Hangar 9 DHC Beaver 30cc banner

Like most scale RC planes today, the beaver comes ready for electric power as well as gas or glow. The specifications chart on the right gives all the main dimensions, weights etc. You will notice the wing span is 110"-  this is a BIG airplane!

Construction is from laser cut lite ply and balsa and the covering material is Ultracote. The wing is 2- piece and plugs in to the fuselage using 27mm (1.062") diameter tubes.

 A motor mounting box is provided and full details of electric power installation is included in the manual. Click here for a look at this manual.

 The video does show the gas powered version but you can see the details and flight performance and the optional floats.

Hangar 9 DHC Beaver 30cc landing

I just LOVE this photo, showing this beautiful RC electric plane on final approach, with flaps down.

Hangar 9 DHC Beaver cabin doors

This photo gives you an idea of the type of detail you can expect from Horizon Hobby scale planes today. Here you can see the cabin doors that open and are held closed by the spring loaded latches. Remember that this is how this RC electric plane comes!

View of flaps and strut assembly of the Hangar 9 giant scale Beaver

Here you can see the flap, in the down position. Note the corrugated surface and single point hinges, also the quick disconnect/connect strut assemblies that speeds field assembly.

As you may be able to tell, I am really enthusiastic about this  RC Airplane! I have been flying the smaller E-Flite Beaver for many years and I am sure this giant scale one will be even better! (Take a look here for more details)

The Hangar 9 DHC-2 Beaver 30cc ARF is in stock

The Carbon-Z Cub PNP and BNF by E-Flite

Overall view of the E-Flite Carbon-Z Cub

Here is an all Carbon-Z foam giant scale RC electric plane, designed by Quique Somenzini, so you can fly it conventionally or be able to do many 3D maneuvers! Take a look at the video and you will see Quique hovering with a float equipped model!


Being of molded foam construction, it is susceptible to "hangar rash" and repairs can be more of a challenge but it is very affordable!

This RC electric plane is not for the beginner, but if you have a couple of RC airplanes under your belt and would like to give giant scale a try, then this could be the way to go.

Being an ARF, building is kept to a minimum and note that it is available as a BNF or a PNP airplane. The BNF (Bind anD Fly) comes complete with a Spektrum AR365 receiver with the AS3X gyro stability system built in.

This system makes the Cub super stable and able to handle winds a little better. It also may help in doing some 3D maneuvers.

The PNP (Plug anD Play) version requires a 5 channel receiver to be installed. I note that the difference in price between the two versions is just $20.00- I would definitely go for the BNF RC electric plane!

The built in flaps should increase the flying fun, but usually do not use when the winds are high.

Collage (4-photos) of details of the E-Flite Carbon-Z Cub

Items Needed to Complete

  • 6+ channel DSM2/DSMX programmable transmitter
  • 22.V 6S 3200mAh LiPo flight battery Price=$99.99
  • Charger for flight battery
  • 6+ channel full-range receiver ( For PNP model only)

Optional Accessories

  • Float set (EFL1045016) Price=$89.99
  • Camera mount (1045023)
  • Tow release servo (EFLR7155)

Finally, I find it useful, when I am considering buying an RC electric plane, to take a look at the manual. Click here for a look.

The E-Flite Carbon Z-Cub PNP is in stock 

The E-Flite Carbon Z Cub BND is in stock

RC Electric Planes: The Spitfire Mk IXc 30cc ARF by Hangar 9

Please note that that this model is now discontinued!

Low level flyby of the Spitfire Mk IXc 30cc ARF by Hangar 9

Although the title says "30cc" this Spitfire comes ready for electric installation.

Constructed from laser cut balsa and ply, this plane is covered with printed, flat finish Ultracote. Panel lines and other scale details are all included along with flaps and electric retracts are available as an extra.

Hangar 9 Spitfire taking off.

This is a nice shot of Spitfire taking off (or maybe landing without flaps). You can see the under wing invasion stripes- weren't they top and bottom?

The kit comes with fixed landing gear but I strongly recommend buying the optional electric retracts.


Items Needed to Complete ( Electric Version)

  • 6+channel radio transmitter
  • 6+ channel radio receiver
  • (7) sport digital servos-Price=$29.99 each
  • Power 160 brushless outrunner motor- Price=$149.99
  • Brushless speed control (85 Amp min) -Price=$229.50
  • Flight battery pack (18.5V 5000mAh 5S LiPo) -Price= $149.99 each (2-required)
  • Receiver battery pack
  • Battery charger
  • Electric motor installation kit. Price=$8.99
  • Electric propeller, 19x10E (APC1910E)
  • E-flite EC5 Battery Series Harness 10 AWG
  • Spektrum Heavy-Duty Servo Extension 12"

Optional Accessories

  • 95 degree 30 cc Main Retract-Price=$374.99
The E-Flite 95 degree 30cc rtracts for the Hangar 9 Spitfire
  • Operation from just a single receiver channel
  • Electronic control box offers enhanced functionality
  • CNC machined mechanics from high-strength aluminum for durability
  • Counter-sunk mounting holes for a professional installation
  • Stainless-steel shock-absorbing main struts provide smooth ground handling
  • High-strength CNC machined aluminum scissor link
  • Titanium axles provide strength with less weight
  • Includes mounting hardware, tools and wire extension leads
  • Over-current protection shuts off the retract if the landing gear ever becomes jammed

 The manual is in 4 languages and includes full details on how to build the RC electric plane version. Click here to take a look.

Please note that that this model is now discontinued!

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