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USAF C17 Globemaster III EDF Cargo Jet (PNP)

USAF C17 Globemaster III EDF Cargo Jet (PNP)
USAF C17 Globemaster III EDF Cargo Jet (PNP)

The unmistakable silhouette of the USAF C17 Globemaster III has been a symbol of freedom, hope and in many cases survival for the soldiers of forward base operations around the world. Serving in cargo lift, Medevac and strategic air drop operations, the Globemaster III has proven its self as a life line time and time again. When our troops look to the skys and hear the roar of the Globemasters Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines they know one thing, help is on the way.

This Scale C17-Globmaster III comes complete with a rear cargo hatch operated by a pre installed servo. And to top it off a set or paratrooper figures with working Parachutes have been included so you can re-enact paratrooper drops over your local field.

All you will require to complete this model is a 3300mAh 4s 30C Lipoly battery and your own transmitter and receiver (Tx/Rx).

Wing Span: 1410mm
Length: 1500mm
Flying Weight: 2100g
Motor: 4 x 2826-3200Kv (Included)
EDF: 4 x 55mm EDF unit  (Included)
ESC: 4 x 45A  (Included)
Battery: 3300mAh 4S 30c Lipoly Battery (Required)

3300mAh 4S 30c Lipoly Battery
Your Own transmitter and receiver


2 1:IC/2:Elec 4 Channel 1410mm (55.51in) 1500mm (59.06in) 2100g (4.62lb)

Weight: 6430g
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Price  $266.76

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horacio  17 points - 5/23/2015
$210 shipping for send it to miami FL, that´*s almost the price of the plane, HK you must be kidding!
Gazman.07  40 points - 2/22/2014
I notice that there is quite a bit of discussion on this site about the fan blades breaking and EDF housing cracking. This is not an isolated problem and happens with most EDF units. I have spoken to others with same/similar problems and the common denominator appears to be 'Ramping' or Revving' the throttle on these units. The reason is the large amount of torque generated whilst doing this. Imagine if you did this to a jet engine on a commercial aircraft, you would do some serious damage. So the answer is gently increase/decrease throttle speeds and you will save money and your eardrums!
Andrew  1 points - 12/5/2013
does this have retracts?
 Gazman.07 40 points
No, it doesn't have retracts, although front wheel is movable and steers plane!
ryan  5 points - 12/2/2013
Does anyone know how to get replacement parts for this plane
 Gazman.07 40 points
Hi Ryan, I posted question below and have since done some research myself! There are parts available e.g. suitable EDF units and impellersfor this plane on HK site. They are 55mm and are same/similar to that used on A380 Airbus. You can also find original replacement parts for this plane by clicking on 'goggle images' and type in 'C17 Globemaster EDF'. It will come up with heaps of photos of the plane and parts. Then all you do is find the part you want and click on the photo, which will lead you to the seller's website.
Gazman.07  40 points - 12/1/2013
Okay, I am looking at purchasing this plane, however, a little reluctant due to previous discussion/reviews about the EDF units/fans cracking/breaking after a few flights. Can anyone recommend a compatible EDF unit or replacement impeller for this plane? Closest impeller I found to match on HK site was 50mm Dr.Mad. Will this work/fit to these these motors/shafts as states EDF size is 55mm? Will I require an adapter of any sort? Would really appreciate reliable feedback on this one, thanks!!
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Hello I have one question: anyone fly lipos the c-17 with 5s?? Or else you can fly the C-17 with 5 s lipos? I think this model so beautiful but I do not want to necessarily buy 4s lipos. many thanks

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Just finish assemblind the plane and i am just amazed about the size and quality, this thing is massive!!!!!!, haven't flown it yet but just bench testing the motors with the recommended battery at full throttle you have to cover your ears because this babe scrams!!!!!, i consider is way overpowered as stock. Just waiting for the weekend to come to maiden fly it then i'll report a second review, so far i am impressed, good job hobbyking.

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SECOND REVIEW...Well i finally was able to maiden fly my globemaster this weekend and it was amazing, the plane takes off in about 100 feet, it climbs very fast in a high angle, up in the air it is just a jaw dropper cause it looks just like the real thing everybody at the field was impressed specially when i released the skydivers, oh man!!! this plane actually put a big smile in my face. However there is a bad point, after 2 succesful flights i found that ALL 4 EDF HOUSING UNITS where broken right at the base of one or two of the 3 plastic struts that hols the motor housing, i don't understand the cause but now we are talking about serious surgery to replace all 4 since the access to the motors is really difficult, so, anyways i think this plane won't fly for a while now, it is nevertheless a beautiful one but i would have appreaciated very much a little more quality in the components, therefore 3 stars for quality.

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I've got a question about the battery. They say you will need a 3300 maH 30c battery which can take about 100 Amps. But this plane got 4 x 45 Amp esc.= 180 Amps. Can anyone explain this?

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Can you tell me if you can fly this aircraft to an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level? I live in Mexico and the density of air at this height is very different. please help me.

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