NitroModels B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber Airplane - 65" 4X Electric Engine Radio Remote Controlled Aircraft "Brushless ARF Kit"
NitroModels is proud to present to the world our first 4-ENGINE warbird - an
all-new radio controlled B17 Flying Fortress made almost-ready-to-fly for under
200 bucks! 90% of the works are done already and all that is left for you
to do is just a few hours of installing your favorite electronics and it'll be
set to fly and impress fellow hobbyists in your club!!! Made from high
quality balsa woods that were specially imported from Germany (applies to
all of our NitroModels Series) and tough fiberglass parts, this aircraft is sure
to make a lot of noises on and off the field.
IMAGINE FOUR BRUSHLESS MOTORS POWERING THIS BABY!!!
THE B17 WILL ROCK FOR SURE!!!
|What the Pro says!
One of the most interesting models I have ever assembled. A four engined
bomber without a lot of hassle and expense...
First, the good parts...it goes togther pretty quickly, and it flies
BEAUTIFULLY. It also looks GREAT in the air.
Second, the bad parts...there are some minor quality control issues, and
it's not perfectly scale.
It's mostly nicely-done wood, with a few plastic and fiberglass parts. The
decals were simply awful, and I threw them away. The QC issues were not
enough paint on the upper canopy deck, and complete and total mispainting of
the ball turret. Also, the nose is painted solid, it would really look
better with some windows. The retracts are not in the scale position, but
that's something of a plus, as they are very simple and strong to set up. I
used Nitroplanes retracts, and had no problems.
The rest of the equipment...Raiden 1300kv speed 400 motors, Nitroplanes 8x4
props, Raiden 25a escs, T-Pro 4010 servos, one JR retract servo,
AR7000 receiver, 2 2220 3s packs, one driving the inner motors, the other
for the outer.
The motor and esc package is the one offered by nitroplanes for $160, it's
cheap, and works like a charm.
The plane flies just beautifully...I will post more detail if anybody is
If you ever wanted to do a B-17, here is your chance. Anything else is
hideously complicated, or not very scale, or incredibly expensive. This was
my first four engined model, and everything went very well, and people are
VERY impressed with it in the air. And you can't beat the price. Go for
it, it's not too challenging, it's easy enough to get together, and very
easy to fly, and the performance is just great.
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Wing Span: 65 in/1650 mm
Wing Area: 548.7 in/sq35.4 dm
Flying Weight: 4.5 lbs/2100g
Fuselage Length: 46.7 in/1187 mm
Requirements & Recommendations
11.1v 1800-2200 mAh x 2 pcs
Out runner Brushless Motor: 400T x 4pcs
NOW 4 FOR $80!!! YOU SAVE $20
Radio Required: 4ch 5 servos
15-25 Amp x 4pcs Get 4 Raiden 30A Brushless ESC for $80 NOW!!! You SAVE $20!
The B-17 Flying Fortress has become, for many reasons, an icon of American
power and a symbol of its Air Force. It achieved a lasting fame in the general
public, which has eluded most other bomber aircraf. Observers of the B-17
often described it as elegant and graceful. Pilots and crews fell in love with
her after her sturdiness, strength, reliability, forgiveness, and usefulness
were exhibited. The Army Air Corps, after original misgivings, found it an ideal
aircraft to prove its strategic bombing concept of daylight precision bombing.