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: The vivid yellow trim scheme was inspired by the initial aircraft delivered to the U.S. Navy around 1942. Designated the N2S, it was identical to the PT-17 flown by the U.S. Army. Construction with durable EPO material makes it possible to replicate complex detail in a lightweight form. The result is an outstanding scale appearance that’s easy to maintain and allows the most satisfying flight experience possible to shine through.
Outstanding Realism: Out of the box, you only need to fasten six screws. At the field, no tools are needed to install the one-piece wings designed with a quick-release system that makes biplane assembly super simple.
Fast Assembly: Out of the box, you only need to fasten six screws. At the field, no tools are needed to install the one-piece wings designed with a quick-release system that makes biplane assembly super simple.
Brushless Power System: The power system features a 15-size brushless, 850Kv outrunner and a 40-amp ESC that when combined with your 2200mAh 3S 25C Li-Po battery delivers outstanding thrust.
Shock-Absorbing Landing Gear: The shock-absorbing action of the aluminum struts coupled to concealed spring-steel wire combines with the large scale wheels to add functional authenticity you’ll appreciate during touchdowns and while rolling over grass.
Bind-N-Fly® Convenience: As an E-flite Bind-N-Fly® Basic RC replica, you can enjoy air superiority in no time at all. Final assembly is minimal and can be complete in about the time it takes to charge your battery. Model Presets are also available to make Spektrum DSM2/DSMX transmitter programing even simpler, which means that getting into the air quickly has never been easier.
AS3X Receiver with Optional SAFE Select Technology
The model’s AS3X (Artificial Stabilization – 3-aXis) receiver works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence. The result is a sense of stability and precision that makes you feel like you’re flying an expertly tuned aircraft.
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:
Pitch and Bank Angle Limits: These keep the aircraft from rolling or pitching upside down. They also prevent excessive climb or dive angles during takeoff and landing.
Automatic Self-Leveling: Instantly returns the wings to level when the sticks are released.
Easy Switch Assignment—No Programming Required: The simple procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't require any programming and takes just a few seconds.
**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.
A park-size scale flight experience with sporty performance
Vivid U.S. Navy inspired trim scheme
Optional SAFE® Select flight mode for newer pilots
Goes together fast—only 6 screws required for initial assembly
Durable construction with lightweight EPO foam
Tool-free field assembly features a quick-release wing mounting system
Realistic detail includes a dummy radial engine and pilot figure
Shock-absorbing landing gear with authentic appearance
Spektrum™ 6-Channel DSMX® receiver with AS3X® stabilization installed
Powerful 15-size brushless motor and 40A ESC installed
Large, easy-access battery hatch with magnetic closure
Simple 4-channel control with 4 micro servos installed
Ideal for use with 2200–3000mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo packs
Specifications: 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 Flaps: No Retracts: No Experience Level: Intermediate Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour Is Assembly Required: Yes
(1) E-flite PT-17 BNF Basic Airplane
(1) E-flite 15-Size, 850Kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
(1) E-flite 40A Brushless ESC
(4) Spektrum A330 Micro, 9 Gram Servos
(1) Spektrum AR636A Receiver with AS3X and SAFE Technologies
(1) User Manual
Needed To Complete:
Full-range, 5+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2 transmitter
2200–3000mAh 3S LiPo flight battery
3S compatible LiPo charger
This product was added to our catalog on September 8, 2017
Thursday, Oct 3 2019 (6 weeks ago)
E-flite PT-17 BNF Basic Electric Biplane Airplane (1100mm)
After ordering, received my new P17 in a couple of days! Great service!!! Although common sense is needed when assembling the plane, the instructions are straight forward until it comes to the CG. The instructions say to balance the plane inverted, very difficult to do so I balanced mine upright and had no problems achieving the correct CG. If you read the reviews, past buyers say you need to add 2 or so ounces of weight up front due to being tail heavy. Not in my case. Heavy plane but fly's good!
Friday, Jul 26 2019 (4 months ago)
E-flite PT-17 BNF Basic Electric Biplane Airplane (1100mm)
I have Flown it Twice and really like it. The other Three that I got From amain are Great also. There was a Problem with the A-10 but you corrected that.