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, the pre-fitted retracts are electric and feature wide, chunky wheels that can handle any surface, flaps are included for ultra slow landings and the one piece wing makes transportation really easy. There is plenty of power from the pre-fitted motors and good quality servos are pre-fitted for reliability and ease of build.
There are really cool features like the scale props & spinners and the replica guns but top of the list is the operating bomb bay door, complete with a set of bombs! Easy to fly, packed with features and practical, the only way you could improve a day cruising around the sky with this model is to have one of your flying buddies provideort with a Hobbyking Mini P-51!
Flying Weight: 2200g
Servo: 9g x 7
: 30A w/BEC x 4
Motor: 1600 Brushless x 4
7 Channel (throttle, aileron, elevator, rudder, flaps, retracts, bomb bay)
Photo Instruction Book
Bombs x 4
Your Own 7 Channel TX/
2200~2650mAh 3S Battery
Just received the B17 today. Assembly was shoddy at best-engine mounts were guled incorrectly; engine mounting screws were of incorrect size and loose. After hours of trouble shooting as to why the motors would not run, found a cut wire on 1 motor wire. Instructions, HaThe plane looks cool and it is hard to build. Though I would take care to order this product a month before you want it because mine came with a wing defect. Some control surfaces are stiff and the fit of things are not that great. Takes a lot of time and looks cool in the end. Some accessories are different from the instruction manual so take caution.Below are the products you purchased in the last 45 days.
Help your fellow hobbyists and earn free points at the same timI have all electronic spare parts for the model as well as spare propellers. If interested message me or email me at email@example.comBought this model with high hopes...flew it only 4 times and it never seemed to fly right. I'm 100pcnt sure the set up was correct but for whatever reason I could not get the hang of controlling this plane. I'm not a novice to RC flight and I own 3 other planes but this one was a different beast. After crashing it the 4th time I decided to scrap it for parts. All electronics are in good condition and work well...
Not a bad deal if you want to have spare parts for the model, especially since Hobby King does not carry replacement parts for this model.Update - I'm still a big fan of this model however, BEWARE - Parts (or the lack there of) are a BIG problem. There appear to be a number of people who have been unable to get spare props, gear or other vital components for this plane. At this price point (very high) FULL PARTS SUPPORT should be a given, not something you have to beg for. Make sure you are able to get parts for ANYTHING you purchase before making that purchase. I have written HK about this and will update this review when and if they reply. FOR NOW, I would advise AGAINST purchasing this product until such time as full parts support is available.HK has this plane for sale on eBay for 150 bucks & 50 bucks shipping! What a deal!! Their are only 5 or 6 left.Very happy with this bomber. I was worried about power but has more than needed even with the stock props to get off the grass easily and has more than scale power. Retracts are better than I expected with wheels that handle our grass field with no problems at all. Paint seems to come off easily with just a slight bump but for the money, this is a great airplane. It flies very scale and lands easily. Anyone who can fly a P-51 or similar warbird will find this one easy.I have had 6 flights with this plane now and it is very good. It flies nicely and you get very good value for your $320 something dollars. Only thing bad I have to say about the plane is that it has unnecessarily cheap solutions at times. There is no need to save $2 dollars on servo rods, or making the wires so short it can be difficult to work with. I would rather they upped the price 10 bucks, and made it better.
Bottom line is that the plane is absolutely amazing to fly and you get a lot of plane for the cheap price.
PS. This plane can fit a lot more than a 2600mAh battery. The engines are quite thirsty on the juice, and make sure the battery is more than 20C! Battery compartment is 14 x 5.5 x 5Overall I'm happy with the model, it provided a very nice platform on which to build towards a nice scale representation of the 909. I splurged and purchased this model (no way to know who is making it since it is not branded anywhere in the limited docs) for myself on my BDay otherwise I would have chosen one of the other less desirable but more affordable versions.
The paint finish is pretty well done although some sanding and some dull coat is absolutely required to get any type of a realistic appearance. The peel-n-stick decal set is of good quality but I hate anything but paint transfer markings so I will refrain from commenting on them further.
I found it necessary to hog out some foam in order to accomodate 2 3300 which are needed to get the CG properly located. The model will fly easily on one, but I hate adding weight without purpose so I used two in order to get some use out of the weight needed to achieve proper balance.
5-6 minutes flights on a single 3300 mah 3s 30c battery when held at 70pcnt power. This aircraft likes flying at moderate rates but will tip stall if allowed slow up too much. Both take-offs and landings require a deft touch on the rudder as this planes props are NOT counter rotating. A gradual increase of power with a moderate amount of right rudder gets her off the ground in 20 feet. Likewise, a long glide slope and the throttle held at about 25pcnt