Customize that model airliner of your dreams with the kit version of the HobbyKing™ 1600mm wingspan C-47/DC-3. It arrives as the fully molded airframe with no assembly or painting completed. It comes with all of the hardware, plastic parts, foam parts, wood parts, propellers, and landing gear legs. To complete the model the customer must supply motors, speed controllers, servos, retracts, battery, and any additional paint, decals, or adhesives needed to complete final assembly. This is the ultimate way to configure the C-47/DC-3 exactly as you want!
Flying the C-47 is a treat. Large tail surfaces, a light wing loading, plenty of power, and ample washout all combine to make a docile handling airplane. Fly slow, fly fast, this thing looks great from all angles at any speed!
For the Plug and Fly DC-3 civilian airliner version click here.
For the Plug and Fly C-47 military version click here.
• Kit version - Bare foam, plastic, and wood parts, no assembly
• Molded EPO airframe
• Bolt together construction, no glue required
• Large magnetically secured battery hatch
• Opening side passenger door and other scale details
Servos: 6x 9g, 2 x 25g
Speed Control: 20A
Motor: 2x 2215 960kv Outrunner
6CH transmitter and receiver
6 x 9g servo, 2 x 25g servo
2 x 20~30amp ESC
2 x 2215 960kv outrunner motors
4S 14.8V 3300~4000mAh LiPoly Battery
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Just received mine today, after customs value re-assessment. I am very impressed with the kit. I just have to figure out how to build and paint it now. The instructions assume you bought the complete and painted kit so there is a little figuring out to do. I have not purchased any of the electronics yet and I do not expect to finish the kit for a few months as I have other projects to build, and probably crash, before I get to this one.The big box arrived today and I'm impressed with the quality of this kit. The foam is dense and very smooth and the styrene cowlings and other parts are crisp and nicely done. Decent hardware and nice hinges provided. This is a step-up from your basic foamy.
I will be replacing the supplied props with Masters and in response to a question, the supplied adapters are for a 3mm shaft and 8mm prop bore.
I was pleasantly surprised to find the main gear included minus the retract unit. It is not always clear what they mean when they say things are or are not incuded.
These again have a 3mm leg so any 90 degree retract that takes a pin that size should work fine.
Somene has taken a lot of trouble to design this plane.
Don't expect too much from the instruction booklet- it's basic and that's being kind. But if your'e going to take this kit on you'll need to work out a few things out yourself anyway.
Great job Hobbyking!first the recommended retracts to go w/ the kit are not a drop in fit. you first need to put the reverse mounting plates on the retracts and drill the plates to fit the planes mounting system. this means you can delete the stack of spacers. you will also need to put aluminum or brass tubing over the gear wire in order to secure scale struts. Instructions are for the plug and fly so set up is mostly up to you. The airframe is nicely molded and looks good. lots of feed back on the forums about badly balanced props/ hubs. mine run straight and true. no vibration. still waiting to fly, came in at 5 lbs even with a 4250 4 cell lipo. cool project for experienced modelers.. not for beginners.I did buy this plane only for spare parts,there are non in the EU warehouse. Only a new wing from HongKong is costing more with shipping cost then this kit version ,when I did buy this plane it was only 95 euro,all good quality parts .
Even the fuselage is in two half you have to glue them together what goose easy,only to bad there are no decals with it ,these cost almost nothing only shipping from HongKong is making them if they were made from Gold
Sehr schnes Flugzeug. Der Preis ist super! Lieferung war auch sehr schnell und die Qualitt berzeugt!Lovely kit. Beautifully moulded and excellent parts fit. Servos, ESC's, motors and retracts needed to complete, and of course a lick of paint in the colours of your choice. Otherwise all required hardware is included. Ideal for me, as I generally prefer to use my own 'known' electronics etc. in models and paint in my own colour schemes. Still a big saving over the PnP version. Wish more were available in vanilla form!
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