B-17 Memphis Belle EPO 1875mm (PNF) (UK Warehouse)
It is rare that an individual aicraft becomes famous and even more rare that a film is made about a certain aircraft, the Memphis Belle and her crew were to "star" in no less than 2 movies, making this B-17 probably the most widely known individual military aircraft. More importantly, this aircraft became a beacon of hope in the dark days of 1943 as it was the first Flying Fortress to successfully complete 25 missions with her crew unscathed. The aircraft and crew were sent back to the US from the ETO to raise war bonds and of course moral, they recieved a hero's welcome and a legend was born.
This huge plug and fly B-17 is very simple and fast to assemble, with all servo's & ESC's pre-installed. It is made from EPO foam, so it is tough as you would exepect and as the 1pc wing is removable, it is also practical. The pre-fitted electric retracts & wheels are large enough to tackle almost any surface and with plenty of power on tap from the four brushless motors spinning counter-rotating props, smooth take off's are a synch, the pre-fitted split flaps ensure that landings are also drama free.
There is plenty of scale detail on offer, including the guns & ball turret, the Pratt & Whittney "engines", three blade scale props, working navigation & landing lights and so on. We have flown this B-17 extensively, it is easy to fly and so graceful, a scale flyers dream, this model has real presence in the air and is bound to become a star at your airfield!
Specs: Wingspan:1875mm Length: 1350mm Flying Weight: 2750g 4 x 700kv Brushless Outrunner Motor 4 x 20A ESC 6 x 9g Servo Electric Retracts 6 Channel
Includes: All y-leads Glue Instructions 2 x spare propeller Parallel Leads for ESC/Lipoly
Requires: Your Own 6 Channel TX/RX 2 x 2200mAh~3000mAh 3s Lipoly Battery
Geoff Sadler. why the differerent prices quoted at other warehouses
Lovely big model that builds very quickly.Takes longer to wait for the wing joint to dry then build the rest of it!.Can be painted and made super scale for the terminally anal.I think it looks great as it is.The stock props look nice,but flex under power.Am using MAS 9x7x3 props and it makes half a throttle's worth of difference,and a more "Spirited" performance..although she's no 3d machine!.
Contra rotation is not really needed as it flies well without it and makes it easier to get props if you ding them.Rigged it all to run on x1 4s 4000Ma 30c Turnigy,the thing is a delight to fly,and graceful in the air,as it should be when you fly it as a tribute to the Mighty Eighth!.