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HobbyKing 1875mm B-17 F/G Flying Fortress (V2) PnP (Silver)

HobbyKing 1875mm B-17 F/G Flying Fortress (V2) PnP (Silver)

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The B-17 Flying Fortress remains one of the most famous allied bombers of WW2.  Although it served in every theatre of the war, it was in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) with the renowned 8th Air Force in particular, that this sturdy and well armed heavy bomber flew its way into the history books.

Building on the success of our original HobbyKing "Memphis Belle" model we have redesigned this huge 1875mm wingspan warbird and now bring to you the best flying and best looking rendition of this iconic heavy bomber available anywhere in this size. 

Our fantastic model is simple and fast to assemble right out of the box with all of the servo's and ESC's pre-installed.  It is made from EPO foam, so it's as tough as you would expect and as the one piece wing is removable, it is also very practical to transport.

The pre-fitted electric scale wheels retract forward like the real aircraft and are large enough to tackle almost any surface.  There is also plenty of power on tap from the four upgraded 850kv brushless motors. Counter-rotating props make zero torque, smooth take off's, the order of the day and with pre-fitted split flaps, landings are also stress-free.

But it's the attention to detail on this version that is impressive.  Panel lines have been reduced and two new accurate scale colour schemes are now available.  Olive drab/grey and overall silver. These two schemes represent the vast majority of B17's that went into action and as an additional feature we've also included a choice of two 8th Air Force decal sets for each color scheme as well as an optional chin turret so that you can create either an early "F" or later "G" variant. 

As a Flying Fortress our model also bristles with guns, with top and ball turrets as well as tail, nose and waist gun positions.  Dummy Wright Cyclone engines are finished with three blade counter rotating scale props and hubs and finally, working navigation & landing lights add to the overall realism level of this impressive model.

Beneath the surface our B17 has been beefed up with additional wing bracing and of course she has been test flown extensively and it's in the air that this model really comes into its own.

You will be struck at how easy it is to fly, almost like a powered glider at times and even though it's more than capable of performing non-scale aerobatics including loops and rolls, it is at lower speeds that it looks every bit the heavy bomber.

With its impressive wingspan, low passes translate into a real presence in the air and the sound of those four props driving it forward just adds to the experience.

Our B17 is a scale pilot's dream model. It's a big airplane that looks great, flies beautifully and definitely has the "wow" factor that will have heads turning wherever and whenever you fly it.

Features:
• Scale outline
• Authentic color scheme
• Choice of decals
• Optional chin turret for "G" variant
• Servoless retracts
• Flaps
• Operating navigation and landing lights
• Powerful 900Kv motors
• Counter rotating props

Specs:
Wingspan: 1875mm
Length: 1350mm
Flying Weight: 2750g
Motors: 4 x 850kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
ESC: 4 x 20A ESC
Servos: 6 x 9g Servo
Retracts: Electric Servoless Retracts

Required:(Not Included)
6 Channel Tx and Rx
2 x 3S 11.1V 2200mAh~3000mAh Lipoly Batteries  

  • SKU 9310000296-0
  • Brand HobbyKing
  • Shipping Weight 4859.0000
  • Packaging Length 1360.00
  • Packaging Width 254.00
  • Packaging Height 482.00
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  • Wingspan(mm) 1875.00
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  • SaleWeight(g) -
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I have two of these fantastic B-17s and I love them with a passion. I have been flying fixed wing model aircraft since 1986 and this plane is one of the best models I have ever owned. Its so stable in flight and looks so majestic in the sky as it passes overhead. The landings are a breeze and ive never needed to use flaps either for take off or for bringing her back down onto the grass runway. Both of my flying fortress planes are silver in colour and look stunning and very realistic with great scale detail. Im glad I have them in my hangar and very pleased with their overall performance.

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I have two of these fantastic B-17s and I love them with a passion. I have been flying fixed wing model aircraft since 1986 and this plane is one of the best models I have ever owned. Its so stable in flight and looks so majestic in the sky as it passes overhead. The landings are a breeze and ive never needed to use flaps either for take off or for bringing her back down onto the grass runway. Both of my flying fortress planes are silver in colour and look stunning and very realistic with great scale detail. Im glad I have them in my hangar and very pleased with their overall performance.

The plane flew nicely and very scale out of the box but I prefer unlimited vertical. So I upgraded the power plants to 3020 990kv, 40amp ecs and some master airscrew 10x7x3 props, added telemetry to keep an eye on volts amps rpms and temp. Powered by single 11.1 5000mah and the thing is a beast in the sky for 5-7 minutes depending on the flying style. Unlimited vertical achieved! Takes off like its the Timber but still lands like a B-17, added a bomb bay to drop the larger red nerf darts that whistle and now it a total crowd pleaser.
My only complaint is I popped one of the landing gears out of its mount on the second and not so perfect landing, no major damage, simply glued it back in, added some extra glue to the other and back to the skies she went.

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The plane flew nicely and very scale out of the box but I prefer unlimited vertical. So I upgraded the power plants to 3020 990kv, 40amp ecs and some master airscrew 10x7x3 props, added telemetry to keep an eye on volts amps rpms and temp. Powered by single 11.1 5000mah and the thing is a beast in the sky for 5-7 minutes depending on the flying style. Unlimited vertical achieved! Takes off like its the Timber but still lands like a B-17, added a bomb bay to drop the larger red nerf darts that whistle and now it a total crowd pleaser.
My only complaint is I popped one of the landing gears out of its mount on the second and not so perfect landing, no major damage, simply glued it back in, added some extra glue to the other and back to the skies she went.

I bought the green one when It first came out, Love it!, It is one of my favorite planes, Then that plane sold out, And the Silver one sold out, I waited and waited, I wanted another one just to keep in the box, Nothing, So When the Silver one came back out (in USA) I ordered one, It is Still in the box, These sell out fast in the USA, Grab one while you can, This is probably one of the Best planes HobbyKing has ever had!

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I bought the green one when It first came out, Love it!, It is one of my favorite planes, Then that plane sold out, And the Silver one sold out, I waited and waited, I wanted another one just to keep in the box, Nothing, So When the Silver one came back out (in USA) I ordered one, It is Still in the box, These sell out fast in the USA, Grab one while you can, This is probably one of the Best planes HobbyKing has ever had!

When I looked at this plane it said I could get it the US so I decided to order it to save on shipping but when I completed the order it came back as Hong Kong only so had to pay a big price to have it shipped here. And I needed spare Props of course they where out in the US so had to order them from Hong Kong. Hobby King needs to do a better job on this stuff. The plane arrived with very little damage just a few marks on the wing where something rubbed against it. The plane went together fairly well excepted the wings wouldn't fit into the fuselage the piece that fits in the front that goes into the two holes was way off so after some carving I got it to fit better. The wires for the ailerons and landing gear was reversed so got them fixed and the and the throttle was wired wrong. Over all it is a nice plane just hope I don't need parts for it since they are out on most stuff. Haven't flown it yet hope to soon.

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When I looked at this plane it said I could get it the US so I decided to order it to save on shipping but when I completed the order it came back as Hong Kong only so had to pay a big price to have it shipped here. And I needed spare Props of course they where out in the US so had to order them from Hong Kong. Hobby King needs to do a better job on this stuff. The plane arrived with very little damage just a few marks on the wing where something rubbed against it. The plane went together fairly well excepted the wings wouldn't fit into the fuselage the piece that fits in the front that goes into the two holes was way off so after some carving I got it to fit better. The wires for the ailerons and landing gear was reversed so got them fixed and the and the throttle was wired wrong. Over all it is a nice plane just hope I don't need parts for it since they are out on most stuff. Haven't flown it yet hope to soon.

Arrived well packed with no damage. Very fast delivery within the EU. It flies like a dream. Wide flight envelope. It lands like a trainer. With two 6000mAh batteries the flight time is around 20 minutes with some gliding. Really happy with the plane.

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Arrived well packed with no damage. Very fast delivery within the EU. It flies like a dream. Wide flight envelope. It lands like a trainer. With two 6000mAh batteries the flight time is around 20 minutes with some gliding. Really happy with the plane.

Want to own a future classic , well this is it !
Its got the looks straight out of the box and the build quality is excellent , i'm currently air brush aging the airframe after doing the research on the frame number for this kit version and beginning primary assembly . A point of note is to always check all wiring looms and electrical components and if any faults do show get in touch with customer support dept they will give help and warranty back up every time no questions asked .
Now that's why I use Hobby King great products great back up .

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Want to own a future classic , well this is it !
Its got the looks straight out of the box and the build quality is excellent , i'm currently air brush aging the airframe after doing the research on the frame number for this kit version and beginning primary assembly . A point of note is to always check all wiring looms and electrical components and if any faults do show get in touch with customer support dept they will give help and warranty back up every time no questions asked .
Now that's why I use Hobby King great products great back up .

Great plane maiden it today little bit of trimming and flying like a beast great very easy to land even with not much room to land. Only one issue with the assambling the motor covers didnt fit well had to do a slight modification but thats a little thing to do. Overall superb plane very fun to fly and great looking.

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Great plane maiden it today little bit of trimming and flying like a beast great very easy to land even with not much room to land. Only one issue with the assambling the motor covers didnt fit well had to do a slight modification but thats a little thing to do. Overall superb plane very fun to fly and great looking.

I like the airplane. It is very well made and the detail is excellent. It assembles very easily. My problem is one of the wire harnesses from the speed controller to the batteries had the wrong female terminals soldered to the end (the two black female ends were too small)

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I like the airplane. It is very well made and the detail is excellent. It assembles very easily. My problem is one of the wire harnesses from the speed controller to the batteries had the wrong female terminals soldered to the end (the two black female ends were too small)

I like the airplane. It is very well made and the detail is excellent. It assembles very easily. My problem is one of the wire harnesses from the speed controller to the batteries had the wrong female terminals soldered to the end (the two black female ends were too small)

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I like the airplane. It is very well made and the detail is excellent. It assembles very easily. My problem is one of the wire harnesses from the speed controller to the batteries had the wrong female terminals soldered to the end (the two black female ends were too small)

I am so impressed, I ordered on a Tus. and it arrived that Fri. It came out of the box in perfect condition. It went together very easy. I liked the fact that it was a blank slate I was able to do my own thing with paint and decals. Its one of the best flying planes I have ever had. I wish There was a way to include a picture in this review

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I am so impressed, I ordered on a Tus. and it arrived that Fri. It came out of the box in perfect condition. It went together very easy. I liked the fact that it was a blank slate I was able to do my own thing with paint and decals. Its one of the best flying planes I have ever had. I wish There was a way to include a picture in this review

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