The P26 Peashooter 71" ARF is a great
scale R/C airplane originally made by Boeing. The kit includes a fiberglass
fuselage and cowling. The wings are sheeted foam and covered with yellow
covering. All control surfaces have beveled leading edges and the control horn
mounts are preinstalled. The wing is complete with CA hinges. The leading edge
of the wing is pre-shaped. The kit includes full color decals
Wingspan 71 inches
Length 51 inches
8 lbs 2 oz with 3cyl. Saito Radial
All built Fiberglass Fuse
Recommended engine size: 60-2c
Wing Area is 736.25 in?#60;br>
Fuel Tank: 400-550cc
Propeller: 13X8 - 14X8
Wheels: 75mm x 2 & 30mm x 1
Radio: 4 Channel 5 Servos
Designed in 1931, the Boeing P-26 Peashooter was a novel aircraft that
incorporated some firsts in aviation. It was the first all-metal pursuit
monoplane produced for the US Army Air Corps, and It was the first plane to use
flaps to reduce landing speeds. The P-26 was also the last Army Air Corps
pursuit aircraft with an open cockpit, a fixed undercarriage and an externally
This is truly an ARF model, as the fiberglass fuselage is gelcoated and
finished; no paintwork is necessary. The tail group and the foam-core,
balsasheeted wing are finished in a yellow iron-on covering, and the fiberglass
landing-gear covers are finished to match the color scheme. A nice decal sheet
is also included to finish the Peashooter.
The Peashooter fuselage is well designed, and the firewall is strong enough
to handle just about any engine you choose; it has hard points installed in it
for the upper flying wires.
With its large, round cowl, the Peashooter just begs to have a nice-- looking
The Peashooter kit comes with a servo tray that will accept almost any
standard-size servo; it also has room to mount the receiver. Use high-torque
servos (I used JR 4131 servos); this is a big airplane, and I'm sure that you'll
do more than just straight and level flying!
The Nitro Models CMP P-26 Peashooter comes with a very nice decal package so
that you can finish the plane to look like the one on the box cover. The flying
wires add a nice touch, and they are needed on the bottom of the wing to support
the landing-gear cuffs.
This is one beautiful plane. The color choice was perfect, and the easy
construction will save you many hours of work. If you like the look of old
classics, you're going to like this one.
Although the Peashooter of the 1930s wasn't designed for aerobatics,
barnstorming with this model is a lot of fun. Spins are my favorite maneuver,
and they are a sight to behold; recovery is Instantaneous. I also enjoyed
watching the plane perform loops, rolls and even an avalanche or two. This Is
one, fun, Golden Age beauty that flies like a sport plane, and I love flying It.
I think you will, too!
ARF KIT ONLY. ENGINE/RADIO EQUIPMENTS ARE NOT INCLUDED