The look of the E-flite PT-17 will take you back in time to an era that saw fighter planes and their pilots push the envelope of what was possible in biplane flight. The performance of the E-flite PT-17 will bring you into the new millennium with all the features you need to put your 1.1m scale detail park-size replica through its aerobatic paces.
Eye catching trim scheme inspired by U.S. Navy colours
Easy construction with initial assembly only requiring 6 screws
Has a quick release wing mounting system for tool free field assembly
A scaled radial engine and pilot figure provide realistic detail
Lightweight EPO foam used for durable construction
Easy to access, magnetically closing battery hatch
Authentic scale detailed shock absorbing landing gear
New pilots can utilise the optional SAFE Select flight mode
40A ESC and 15size powerful brushless motor installed
6 channel Spektrum DSMX receiver with stabilizing AS3X technology
Will work best with a 2200 - 3000mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo battery
Requires only 4 channels and has 4 micro servos installed
Sport aerobatics capability in a parksize model
Introducing E-Flite's 1.1m PT-17 replica
RC flying model plane
Production of the PT-17 began in the 1930’s and it became one of the primary trainer planes for both the US Army and Navy in World War 2. Admired for its toughness and simplicity the PT-17 helped train up new pilots in record time. E-flite’s version of the PT-17 comes with superb scale detail and performance that ensures fun, simple and safe flying when you take to the skies at your local park.
When you consider the features you would want in a classic biplane you need to look no further than the E-flite PT-17 1.1m. The attention to scale detail is spot on with a great deal of period correct thought put into the trim scheme, inspired by WW2 US Navy colours, the PT-17 comes with accessory and panelling detail, fuselage frame work and wing rib that all reflect the accurate elements of the full-scale version. The PT-17 also has the same dummy scale 7 cylinder radial engine finished off with perfectly detailed exhaust and ignition design. Providing both authenticity and functionality are the scale aluminium shock absorbing struts that make landing a little easier and forgiving. At 1.1m the PT-17 is not as hard to put together as you might think with a quick release wing mounting system which allows for a tool free field assembly experience. Battery installation has been made that much easier as well with the PT-17 equipped with a large magnetic top hatch so that installing the various 3S LiPo batteries that you can use takes less time. The PT-17 comes with a 15-size outrunner brushless motor that will push the 1.1m frame easily into your favourite aerobatic manoeuvres, or, simply cruise along at your leisure.
Simple, quick assembly
The trim scheme on the U.S. Army PT-17 actually comes from an identical plane delivered to the U.S. Navy in 1942 called the N2S. The bright yellow trim combined with the durability of the EPO foam has allowed E-flite to bring you a combination of intricate detail and toughness all in lightweight park-flyer form.
When you first take your PT-17 out of the box you will see that initial assembly only requires the fastening of six screws. Combine that with the quick release wing mounting system and your first captivating biplane flight will be happening sooner than you think.
Powerful brushless motor
The brushless 15-size outrunner motor on your PT-17 comes with a 40-amp ESC that delivers 850Kv of power when you match it with a 2200mAh 3S 25C LiPo battery (not included). It can take up to 3000mAh with the battery but either will deliver you the super thrust you need.
Incorporating functional shock absorbing struts with such genuine scale detail is only possible by coupling them to concealed spring-steel wire. By combining this with the large scale wheels you will experience the PT-17’s ability to handle landings with ease and the roll out over asphalt or grass will also seem effortless.
Fly SAFE with the AS3X receiver
Working behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of the natural elements is your PT-17’s AS3X (Artificial Stabilisation 3-Axis) receiver. When confronted with turbulence or wind mid-flight the AS3X will kick in and provide additional precision and stability.
To help the novice flyer the PT-17 comes with the option of enabling SAFE technology which has been built into the receiver. You won’t need to program this in just follow the directions in the manual and change up your binding sequence accordingly.
SAFE will act on your behalf to prevent excessive dive or climb angles during takeoff/landing, and, will also keep the PT-17 from pitching or rolling upside down.
It features automatic self-leveling, just release the sticks and the PT-17’s wings will return to level. You can allocate a transmitter switch to turn your SAFE Select function on/off by following simple instructions in the manual – no programming required! If you’re confident in your flying skills you can bypass SAFE Select and just bind your receiver normally leaving you with the standard AS3X functionality.
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What you Need
Full-range, 5+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2® transmitter
2200–3000mAh 3S LiPo flight battery
3S compatible LiPo charger
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