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 adjustable retracts are electric and feature alloy oleo struts & a locking bar to ensure no under-carriage collapse, no matter how hard the landing! The scale split flaps ensure ultra slow landings and the one piece wing makes transportation really easy. There is plenty of power from the supplied brushless motors to help you get airborne from almost any airstrip.
One of the most outstanding features of this B-17 is the attention to scale detail, it is easily the most scale foamy Fortress around. This model B-17 is easy to fly, packed with scale detail and is practical, there is something very special about flying 4 engined heavy bomber and this one is no exception!
Flying Weight: 2350g
Motors: 3130 1350kv Brushless Outrunner x 4
ESC: 30A w/BEC x 4
Servo: 9g x 6, 17g x 1
6 Channel (throttle, aileron, elevator, rudder, flaps, retracts)
Scale Props/Spinners (3 x RH rotation, 3 x LH rotation)
Photo Instruction Book
Your Own 6 Channel TX/RX
1800mAh~2200mAh 3S Lipoly Battery x 2
this is the highest quality, expertly detailed with supereb scale features of any b-17 ever produced. its size is right on at 1600 mm and flys every bit like one that rolled off the assembly line in 1944. well done hobbyking i hope to see a line of these soon!!!HI , Could any helpp me to know if Motors , ESC , Servos , in this models goes all pre-fiited ? : Really all to do its glue , asemble , place Rx and Bind ? . Thanks in advance .Great looking and easy assembling, BUT very poor quality on the retracts, both were broke on the one I reicived. This is to bad, when you buy stuff for 255 USD.It's a remarkable bird! But the landing gear stoped to work. Does anyone know where I can find it to replace?MINE LOOKS AND FLIES GREAT HOWEVER I MESSED UP A LANDING GEAR.ANYBODY KNOW OF REPLACEMENT ONES ( THE SAME OR BETTER ) WAS MY FAULT NOT THE GEAR. THANKYOUI got this plane and it is really beautiful and good quality,looks great. but my problem is,i got 6 standard propellers in the package and not one reverse-propeller.HK doesn't have this propellers as spare-parts and i don't find them anywhere.What can i do now?
Can anybody help me?
Horsti purchased ths b17 some time ago cant get it to fly.props all turn the same direction.i need new set of props that run opposed.a set of six and i would have a spare for each side.having diffuculty flying it.maybe the props are the problem.comments welcome.capten crash.Hey Guy's this plane really rocks....I made a couple of mods to mine , namely i wired a crossover in between the two left and two right esc's so as to ensure equal voltage supplied to all 4 motors, and as a side benifit I can now run on just 1 large capacity pack if i desire. I also used 2 9 gram servos in the tail for elevator instead of the one larger one supplied. I noticed i had no y or extension connectors supplied with this bird, were'nt they supposed to be? I ended up making up a 4 way for esc's and also supplying all the rest of them... All in all a great value..Mon colis est arriv en parfait.
Je pense quil ne faut pas plus dune journe pour monter cette machine .
Absolument magnifique, bravo HK
Pour ceux qui commanderai cet avion, les hlices sont : 2 7x6 standard et 2 7x6 reverse.
Bientt le premier vol
My package arrived in perfect.
I think it takes no more than a day to get this machine.
Absolutely beautiful, bravo HK
For those who will command the aircraft, the propellers are standard 7x6 3blades 2 and 2 reverse.
Soon the first flight ... ... ...
Je viens juste de commander ce produit a destination dela France et je l'attends avec impatience.
Serait t'il possible HK de donner la rfrence des hlices, afin d'en commander.
C'est toujours utile d'avoir des hlices d'avance.
Dsole pour mon anglais.
I just ordered this product a destination of France and I look forward.
You it would be possible to give HK the reference propeller in order to order.
It's always helpful to have the propeller in advance.
Sorry for my bad language.
thank you HK