RV-8 70cc FLS from Flex Innovations


The RV-8 70cc FLS (FeatherLite Series) is a 35% scale model of the famous experimental Van’s Aircraft RV-8. Designer and World Champion Quique Somenzini has taken a completely new approach with the design of the RV-8 70cc FLS. A massive airframe, with over 2000 square inches (130 sq. dm.) of wing area, that comes in at 23 pounds (10.4 kg) flying weight, offers such an incredibly lightly loaded airframe, it feels like you are flying something lighter than air. Couple the extremely light wing loading with key design and geometric details from the master himself, and you get an aircraft that has a incredible flight envelope.

Along with the incredible airframe design of the RV-8 70cc FLS, it is also designed to accept multiple power systems, including 60cc electric setups that allow you to fly anywhere from 5 to 8 minutes on a typical 12S Li-Po setup! We also can’t forget about its float-ready airframe either! The optional RV-8 70cc FLS Float Set includes everything needed to get it on the water, and is also available to match your RV-8 70cc FLS’ colorscheme.

This is an airplane that you need to truly experience for yourself, and once you have, you’ll quickly add one to your hangar! From its insane stability at walking speeds with the flaps down, to classic 3D and precision aerobatic maneuvers, the RV-8 70cc FLS has the flight performance and versatility that is for every pilot, of virtually every skill level.


  • Lightweight and Aerodynamic Design: The RV-8 70cc FLS boasts a large wing area of over 2000 sq. in. with a flying weight of just 23 pounds, comparable to a 120cc aerobatic model at significantly reduced weight, enhancing its flight performance and agility.

  • Expert Design and Maneuverability: Designed by F3A and 3D World Champion Quique Somenzini, it features massive control surfaces with large deflections for superior maneuverability, catering to both aerobatic and precision flying styles.

  • Transport and Setup Convenience: The aircraft includes a removable tail and vertical fin for easy transport in compact vehicles, and wings that are easily removable for transport and storage. The airframe is also electric-ready, accommodating most 65cc electric motors without modifications.

  • High-Quality Components: Equipped with painted carbon fiber landing gear, a large canopy hatch for easy access to internal components, lightweight foam cockpit floor and instrument panel, and factory-applied trim schemes, the RV-8 70cc FLS ensures both durability and aesthetic appeal.

  • Versatile and Ready for Customization: The airframe is float-ready, allowing for the optional installation of a float set, and accepts gas engines from 60-70cc or equivalent electric motors. It includes turnbuckle-style pushrods, ball links, a turnbuckle wrench, and pre-cut baffles for the DA-70, facilitating easy customization and setup.



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Wingspan: 2450mm (96.5 in)
Length: 2288mm (90.1 in)

Weight: 10500 g (23.1 lbs)
Wingspan: 100 in. 2540 mm
Length: 90 in. 2288 mm
Length (w/out V-Fin/Rudder): 83 in. 2108 mm
Gas Weight: 23 lb. 3 oz. 10.5 Kg
Electric Weight: 24 lb. 15oz. (Potenza 65cc w/12S 6200mAh) 11.3 Kg (Potenza 65cc w/12S 6200mAh)
Engine/Motor Size: 60-70cc  
Exhaust Recommendation (for DA-70): Slimline Stock Muffler Set 1 x MTW TDH 110 Canister w/KS 60mm Drop 2-to-1 Header
Servos Required: Minimum 7 for electric setups
Minimum 8 for gas setups
Min. 200 oz./in. (14kg/cm) for ail, ele, flp
Min. 400 oz./in. (28kg/cm) for rudder
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