Freewing B-17 Flying Fortress Silver 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP
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Freewing B-17 Flying Fortress WWII Bomber in Silver Color Scheme - Receiver Ready
This Freewing B-17 is one amazing plane to see in the sky and on the ground. Not only is the Freewing B-17 huge, but the scale looks, counter-rotating props, split flaps, and robust shock absorbing landing gear really attract attention. With way more than scale power, the Freewing B-17 is very agile for its size and the sound from the four 1350Kv motors cannot be beat. While assembly is simple, do be prepared to spend a few hours building the plane.
- Extreme scale details including machine gun turrets, clear nose canopy, authentic WWII color schemes, and retractable landing gear
- Large split flaps for short takeoffs and slow and smooth landings
- Servoless worm drive landing gear with shock absorbing struts
- Durable EPO foam construction
- Nylon hinges on all control surfaces (superior to a foam hinge)
- 4 Brushless motors, 4 ESC, and servos installed
- 6 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 6 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 6 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 6 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- Two 3 Cell 11.1V 1800 mAh Lipo Battery - EPR18003
- 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection
1600mm / 63in
1170mm / 46in
Brushless 3130-1350Kv x 4
30A brushless x 4, BEC, T connector
Propeller / EDF
7x6 3 blade propellers
9g standard with 300mm lead : left aileron, right aileron, right flap
Electric servoless retracts with suspension
11.1V 1800mAh 25C 3 cell LiPo (2 required)
Yes (split flaps)
Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
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- Questions (6)
Why was this discontinued? Its a great plane, it bums me out because now I can't buy props to it (which I need at the moment). I've only flown mine about 4 times, flies wonderful but had a couple of hard landings with a prop strike breaking the far right prop. Im bummed.
Beautiful Plane! Almost a 5 star plane....more like 4.5 stars!
I love my B17 and glad I got it. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for a few reasons. 1) Unreliable retracts....one retract doesn't always come down when I want it to. Last flight I made a one-wheel landing. Surprised to find out all I had was the tiniest scuff under one wing and no prop damage! 2) Too much glue needed for assembly. I used an entire 1 oz tube of Foam Tac to assemble. 3) Wing is removable but wiring doesn't make it convenient. I was surprised though, to find I can stow the plane assembled right behind my front seat ....in a Mustang! 4) Wing loading is a bit too heavy, but with flaps it flies much better....so that's a bit of a cure 5) Tailwheel not retractable....a bit dissapointing for a 63" wingspan...then again....it would be even more weight. SOME Notes: - I found the plane is pretty heavy for it's wing size...especially when flown on 2200's. BUT, if you fly it with flaps down. It slows down nicely and feels amazingly locked in. Almost like it has AS3X!! - I connected ESC's inboard/outboard vs. left side/right side as suggested in the instructions. This way if one ESC goes, or one lipo goes, plane is still flyable. BUT for some reason the outboard motors use up more voltage. I consistently land with inboard 3.85 and outboard at 3.75. Every time. Very strange. - Suggest opening up front/side machine gun portals for inward cooling, and cutting out some canopy/ cockpit windows for ESC exit cooling. Works great and not noticable. All In all I really like it and it flies great with some constant flaps. Lands like a feather, and looks great on the fly by's. I'm very happy to have one...especially when it was on sale! :-)
Fast delivery and easy purchase from MotionRC.
this is my 6th electric foam RC airplane from Motion RC very pleased with them the B-17 makes a great sound while in the air with 4 props spinning flies like its on rails looks great and very recognizable just awesome.
This is a beautiful plane , the price was well worth it , thank you Motion RC
Fantastic model, flies great, very responsive and surprisingly fast (radar gunned at 75mph in level flight without wind). Runs great on my two 3s 3200mah batteries.
great plane and it is
great plane and it is big just what we needed
Yet to fly, but looking forward to it
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I have nothing but positive to say about this company and their employees. Extremely fast shipping and after I found out the plane was too large for the display I was making the return went smoothly and quickly. Very personal with their help and correspondence. They do it right! Thank you again!