PT-17 Stearman Electric 50" Wingspan ARF
- 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 radial engine and a pair of scale windshields are included.
- Plastic leggings cover the aluminum main landing gear for true-to-scale looks; wheels have
- The included steerable tail wheel also has a true-to-scale appearance.
The PT-17 is a biplane that was used as a military trainer by the US Army Air Corpse 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.
V1.1 improvements to Maxford USA's ARF PT-17 Stearman:
Landing gear fairings are a new 2-piece 'split' design; these fairings can now be replaced separately from the aluminum main landing gear strut; Wing wires have been upgraded to steel cables; windshields are now thicker and have a darker-color for the simulated frames; tail wheel strut is now simpler to install; wing tips have been strengthened; and wood has been added to the cockpit hatches to simplify installing optional pilot figures.
|ARF weight:||2lbs 2oz (0.96Kg)|
|Battery Required:||3 ~ 4S 2100 mAh Li-Po|
|Radio Required:||4-Channel, 4 Mini Servos|
Maxford USA designed this sport-scale model of the Stearman PT-17 to provide scale-like looks in the air, and Maxford USA have recently enjoyed reading about some of the outstanding efforts invested by some customers to personalize their Maxford USA PT-17 ARF model. Maxford USA selected power system components for the PT-17 suitable for slow, scale-like flight, built its airframe with low wing loading, and optimised its flying surfaces for slow, scale-looking airspeeds. To those customers who may be resistant to adopting such a slow, scale-like flying style: We do not recommend trying to redesign the Maxford USA PT-17 for faster flying, installing a larger power system, and/or changing the recommended CG.
Nonetheless, if you are an experienced pilot and if you prefer to experiment rather than to slow your airspeed: Since the cabanes and struts have multiple holes, you could experiment by using only the upper holes to attach the fronts of the cabanes and struts to the top wing, which would raise the leading edge of the top wing. (Maxford USA do not recommend beginner to intermediate level pilots to try this.)