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B-17G Flying Fortress EPO (PNF)

B-17G Flying Fortress EPO (PNF)
B-17G Flying Fortress EPO (PNF)

The B-17 Flying Fortress was one of the most famous bombers of WW2, although it served in every theatre, it was the ETO in particular that this sturdy and well armed heavy bomber made its name, operating with the USAF 8th Bomber Group from UK airfields.

The Flying Fortress name came from its heavy defensive capability, the B-17 was bristling with defensive 0.50 caliber machine guns, and it won much affection from its crews due to its ability to soak up heavy battle damage and still get crews home.

Despite its size, this is a practical scale model, construction is from tough EPO, the pre-fitted retracts are electric and feature wide, chunky wheels that can handle any surface, flaps are included for ultra slow landings and the one piece wing makes transportation really easy. There is plenty of power from the pre-fitted brushless motors and good quality servos are pre-fitted for reliability and ease of build.

There are really cool features like the scale props & spinners and the replica guns but top of the list is the operating bomb bay door, complete with a set of bombs! Easy to fly, packed with features and practical, the only way you could improve a day cruising around the sky with this model is to have one of your flying buddies provide escort with a Hobbyking Mini P-51!

Material: EPO
Wingspan: 1600mm
Length: 1100mm
Flying Weight: 2200g
Servo: 9g x 7
ESC: 30A w/BEC x 4
Motor: 1600kv Brushless Outrunner x 4
7 Channel (throttle, aileron, elevator, rudder, flaps, retracts, bomb bay)

All Hardware
Scale Props/Spinners
Photo Instruction Book
EPO Bombs x 4

Your Own 7 Channel TX/RX
2200~2650mAh  3S Lipoly Battery



2 1:IC/2:Elec 7 Channel 1600mm (62.99in) 1100mm (43.31in) 2200g (4.84lb)

Weight: 4300g Quantity: 

  • Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $9.75   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy nano-tech 2650mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $16.13   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy 2650mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $16.47   IN STOCK

  • Hobby King Mini P-51D Mustang Parkflyer Plug-n-Fly

    Combo Price: $49.95   IN STOCK

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Total of 37 discussions.
kiwideno  40 points - 2/10/2014
Hi guys , can anyone tell me which retracts are right for this girl, trying to fix them I've burn the board out and need to replace many heavy landings. any help would be great.
 Chris 14 points
Look up liberty bell b17 and you should find the retracts the same type good luck and enjoy the flying . I have the liberty bell it flies amazing :)
Erowens  1 points - 10/30/2013
I wish i could afford this. Beautiful looking.
Robbie  13 points - 6/17/2013
How many Watts will the motor produce?
JPcdc  6 points - 2/18/2013
is one esc for this 4 motor ?
 Jimbolina1 479 points
No, each motor has its own ESC.
Rene  5 points - 7/11/2011
There are so many beautiful planes at the US-warehouse but not at the european. Last week I ordered a plane from another shop and now I found the same plane for a much better price at the US-Warehouse[em_cry]. Hobbyking should bring more planes to europe also nano-tech- packs aswell. The only big problem is with the spareparts... HObbyking for Europe !!![em_thumb]
 Kellyann 16694 points
Rene yes. Go to contact and raise a ticket. We have plenty in Australia SORRY.
 Aarno 1 points
I think that same, why not in Europe
Customer Reviews
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It was a little crunched at the back of the wings and the bomb bay doors were off of the hinges. I added a dedicated sevo for the rudder. It flew great. It wanted to drop the tail a little with the 2650mah battery so I flew it on a 5000mah, which fit great in the nose. It flew much better on the bigger battery and got a longer flight time. The wing spar seems a little on the weak side so I added a piece of packing tape on the bottom of the wing. I posted both flights on youtube. Just search for "Hobbyking B-17". The retracts are very impressive. Over all I am very impressed with this airplane. It is easy to fly and just floats throught the air. Another great product that I would recommend from Hobbyking.

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For a good look at the plane in flight this link will take you credits to rcairplanereviews for the video for making a nd sharing this...


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I have had mine for about a week now and can say that all the fuss over the props being to "flexy" is a non issue if you want to fly it scale like. I have 10 flights on mine and flight time is pushing 10mins. I fly it on 3S 3000mah and it has no issues on climb out and flys very well. the flaps are very functional and allow it to fly at a crawl. It comes with one pair of spare props but it is hard to break them, i nosed over during the odd taxi... without incident.

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le montage a été facile et l avion est bien faite. premier essai aujourd hui. je n avais pas verifié le cg et le premier vol fut un desastre sans toute fois briser quoi que ce sois. je recommande de mettre une batterie 3s 3600-3700 mah et non celle de 2675 recommendé par hk. ca l a reglé le probleme et l avion allait numero un. 3 beau vol avec de bel atterissage tout en douceur. cette avion est magnifique.

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Guys before you order read what you are buying this B17 is 1600mm that has bombs instead of nav lights and comes with 4 30 amp speed controls. The memphis bell 1875mm comes with the lights and 4 20 amp speed controllers.

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