Every WWII allied fighter ace got their start somewhere. Chances are, most started off in a PT-17. Simple, tough and made by the thousands, both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy used the biplane for its admirable ability to help new pilots survive the basics and master the art of flight, all in the shortest amount of time possible. The E-flite® PT-17 1.1m electric park flyer replicates the most iconic trainer of WWII with exquisite detail and the kind of performance that makes scale flying the way it should be—simple, fun and without compromise.
The E-flite PT-17 1.1m has everything you could ask for in a classic biplane. First and foremost is the period-correct 7-cylinder dummy radial engine, complete with intricate ignition and exhaust details. The Navy-inspired trim scheme is highlighted with wing rib and fuselage frame work accented with accessory and paneling detail. Shock-absorbing action of the aluminum struts add functional authenticity you’ll appreciate during touchdowns and rolling over grass. While it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the scale complexity, getting this beauty in the air requires less effort than you might think. Field assembly features a quick-release wing mounting system, which means no tools are required. Even battery installation is simple through the large magnetic top hatch that accommodates a wide range of 3S LiPo batteries. Unlike the modestly equipped full-scale original, a 15-size brushless outrunner motor delivers ample thrust so you can perform sport aerobatics or just cruise the horizon with power to spare.
U.S. Navy Inspired Replica
Brushless Power System
Shock-Absorbing Landing Gear
AS3X Receiver with Optional SAFE Select Technology
If you’re a relatively new pilot or want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can enable the optional SAFE® Select technology built into the receiver. No programming is required. Simply change up the binding sequence as directed in the manual.
With SAFE Select features enabled, you get:
Easy Switch Assignment—No Programming Required
If you don’t want to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver normally and it will function like a standard AS3X receiver.
You will need…
Full-range, 5+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2® transmitter
2200–3000mAh 3S LiPo flight battery
3S compatible LiPo charger
Wingspan: 1130 mm (44.6 in)
Overall Length: 850 mm (33.5 in)
Wing Area: 643.2 Sq in (41.5 Sq Dm)
Flying Weight: 51.2 oz (1450 grams)
Motor Size: 15BL Outrunner
Radio: 4 channel
Recommended Battery: 3 cell 2200mAh Li-Po
Experience Level: Intermediate
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required: Yes