UMX PT-17 from E-flite

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Built by the thousands to train pilots for the U.S. Army during WWII, hundreds of the PT-17 biplanes still fly. Many served as crop dusters and were given radial engines that doubled their horsepower. Not just tough, its well-mannered flight characteristics helped make it a general aviation treasure that’s a popular sight at air shows around the world.

The E-flite UMX™ PT-17 is modeled after the beautiful PT-17 owned by Pat Hartness, founder of the Joe Nall event held at Triple Tree Aerodrome, in South Carolina. Fully assembled right out of the box, you can be ready to fly in the time it takes to charge the battery. From the distinct outline to the cylinder fins on the dummy radial engine, scale detail can be seen throughout. The result is an impressive looking model that offers full four-channel control for great handling on the ground and the maneuverability to perform scale aerobatics.

The advanced AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization – 3-aXis) system built into the Spektrum™ 6-channel ultra micro receiver is what helps give the UMX PT-17 an incredibly solid look and feel in the air. It’s technology that works behind the scenes to help counter the effects of wind and turbulence by combining 3-axis sensing with exclusively tuned flight control software. As a result, your workload to fly smoothly is significantly reduced while control feel is always rock-solid so you can make maneuvers like low and slow passes laser-straight. It’s an impressive flight experience that will have you feeling like you’re at the controls of an expertly-tuned airplane that’s much larger.

Features:

  • Advanced AS3X® technology delivers rock-solid handling
  • Proportional four-channel control
  • Modeled after the full-scale PT-17 owned by Pat Hartness
  • Realistic-looking radial engine detail
  • Industry-leading Spektrum™ DSMX® 2.4GHz technology
  • Ultra micro linear servos (installed)
  • 150mAh 1S 3.7V 25C Li-Po battery (included)
  • USB 1S Li-Po flight battery charger (included)
  • Ultra-lightweight, fully assembled airframe

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Boeing-Stearman Model 75


Boeing-Stearman Model 75

The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane formerly used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a primary trainer for the United States Army Air Forces, the United States Navy (as the NS and N2S), and with the Royal Canadian Air Force as the Kaydet throughout World War II. After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civilian market. In the immediate postwar years they became popular as crop dusters, sports planes, and for aerobatic and wing walking use in air shows.



This article is an extract from the Wikipedia article "Boeing-Stearman Model 75", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0

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Winspan: 388mm (15.3 in)
Length: 310mm (12.2 in)

Weight: 48 g (1.7 oz)
ompletion Level: Bind-N-Fly
Flying Weight: 1.7 oz (48g)
Length: 12.2 in (310mm)
Material: Foam
Minimum Required Radio: 4+ channel transmitter with Spektrum DSM2/DSMX 2.4GHz technology
Minimum Speed Control: Included
Motor Size: Ultra Micro, Brushed
Recommended Fuel: Electric
Recommended Motor Battery: 3.7V 150mAh 25C 1S LiPo Battery
Wing Area: 67.5 sq in (435 sq cm)
Wingspan: 15.3 in (388mm)

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