.1/5 PT-17 Stearman ARF
Manufacturer: Maxford USA
1/5 PT-17 Stearman ARF
This item is elegible for Flat-Fished and Fabric Covered option.
The PT-17 is a biplane that was used as a military trainer by the US Army Air Corps during the 1930s and it served throughout WWII. The PT-17 is also widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman, Boeing Model 75, or the Kaydet. At least 9,783 were built and thousands of surplus PT-17s were sold on the civil market after the conflict.
This almost ready to fly radio control version of the PT-17 is based on the aircraft that is owned by John Mohr, who very kindly sent us many detailed pictures of his personal aircraft. We also acknowledge and thank Jay Smith, editor or Model Aviation, for his help and advice on this project.
Wing Area: 1,686 sq in
Overall length: 56"
ARF weight: 14 lbs 4 oz
Flying weight: around 16 lbs
Motor Required: HC6320-250 or same size motor
for other electric or gas set up, click here for the motor mount dimensions.
Battery Required: 10~12S 5,000 mAh Li-Po
Radio Required: 4ch 5 servos
*ARF does NOT come with fuel tank.
The fuselage, wings and empennage are factory-built from laser-cut balsa and light plywood.
The ‘oversized’ magnetic hatch is big enough for easy access to all fuselage-mounted components.
- A dummy plastic radial engine and a pair of scale windshields are included with the ARF, optional upgrade all wood dummy available.
- Optional Scale dashboards with switch and receiver battery indecator (*set up for 4.8V and can be switch to 6V by the mini switch from the back.)
- Plastic leggings cover the aluminum Shock Absorb main landing gear for true-to-scale looks; wheels have treaded tires.
The included steerable tail wheel also has a true-to-scale appearance.
Optional dashborad Optional all wood scale dummy engine (Free plastic dummy engine comes with ARF)
Optional Dashboard click here
*We start to ‘go green’ in 2014 with our Instruction Manuals. The PDF version available on this Website is free. Click the above link to view and/or download and print. A printed copy of the Instruction Manual may be ordered at additional cost in black and white.