Opterra 2m Wing
Another fun way to fly FPV
BY JASON BENSON PHOTOS BY JOHN REID
If you’ve been wanting to fly something new and
different, a fixed-wing FPV platform might be just the
ticket. Aircraft like this are very stable and can fly for
a surprisingly long time.
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.
Drone pilots and those transitioning from their first
fixed-wing trainers 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
78. 3 in.
PILOT SKILL LEVEL
3S 2200–3200mAh LiPo
WHAT WE LIKE
+ Can cover a very large flight area
+ Fun + Wide flight envelope + Easy to fly + SAFE Select technology makes launching the
Opterra a nonevent.