E-Flite Leader 480 RC Plane, ARF

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The Leader 480 ARF RC plane from E-Flite is a fun sport model that is perfect for those interested in precision aerobatics.

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  • Bold trim scheme
  • Hangar 9 UltraCote covering
  • Constructed from balsa/lightweight plywood
  • Easy to assemble
  • Accessible magnetic canopy hatch
  • Convenient two-piece wing with aluminum wing tube
  • Fiberglass cowl comes factory painted
  • Durable wire landing gear
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The Pioneering E-Flite Leader

The Leader 480 RC plane from E-Flite is a park flyer that is easy to handle and guaranteed to impress. Similar to the Mini Pulse, this plane comes with a balsa/lightweight plywood construction covered in genuine Hangar 9 UltraCote. This gives you a light wing loading that will be helpful when flying on the slow side of the envelope. However, if you are keen to put the Leader 480 through its paces, its symmetrical airfoil and classic pattern plane lines allows you to perform incredible precision aerobatics. You will also notice that this RC plane, just like the Funtana, comes complete with a factory-painted fibreglass cowl, wire landing gear and easy-access magnetic canopy hatch. Best of all, the Leader 480’s two-piece wing construction with aluminium wing tube allows for quick and easy assembly. As an almost-ready-to-fly model, this plane can be flight ready in a single evening. All you need to do is supply the transmitter, propeller and electronics. Additionally, this sport plane is small enough to fit in the backseat or boot of a car and able to fly almost anywhere park flyers are allowed. Order the E-Flite Leader 480 today.

What you need

  • Radio. We recommend the Spektrum DX6i (SPM66101E)
  • Receiver. We recommend the Spektrum AR6210 (SPMAR6210)
  • Motor. We recommend the E-Flite Park 480 (EFLM1505)
  • ESC. We recommend the E-Flite 40A ESC (EFLA1040B)
  • Servos. We recommend the E-Flite DS76 servos (EFLRDS76)
  • Battery. We reccomend the E-Flite 2200mAh LiPo (EFLB22003S30)
  • Propeller. We recommend the APC 11 x 7 (APCLP11070E)
  • Charger. We recommend the Imax B6 (IMA-471012)


43.0 in (1090mm)
Overall Length
42.4 in (1075mm)
Wing Area
414 sq in (26.7 sq dm)
Flying Weight
2.44 lb (1.1kg)
Motor Size
Park 480
5+ channel radio system
DS76 servos
Trim Scheme Colors
UltraCote White (U870), True Red (U866), Deep Blue (U873)
CG (center of gravity)
3-3/8 to 3-3/4 inches (86-95mm) from the leading edge at fuselage
Wing Loading
13.6 oz/sq in
Prop Size
APC 11x7e - 12x6e
Spinner Size
1-3/4 inch
Speed Control
Recommended Battery
3S 11.1V 2200mAh 30C Li-Po
Control Throw (Ailerons)
Low: 15mm up/down, 33% expo; High: 20mm up/down, 40% expo
Control Throw (Elevator)
Low: 8mm up, 9mm down, 20% expo; High: 18mm up, 20mm down, 30% expo
Control Throw (Rudder)
Low: 20mm right/left, 20% expo; High: 30mm right/left, 30% expo
Approx. Flying Duration
7 minutes
Park Flyer
Minimum Age Recommendation
14 years
Experience Level
Recommended Environment
Assembly Time
3-5 Hours
Is Assembly Required

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