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Old Jun 28, 2011, 08:25 PM
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HobbyKing B-17 EPO 1875mm Memphis Belle.

Thing this bird deserves it own thread now as its diffrent to the smaller one that HK have. The bigger one is cheaper than smaller one and looks to have a better paint job.

I copied the below from their site.

It is rare that an individual aicraft becomes famous and even more rare that a film is made about a certain aircraft, the Memphis Belle and her crew were to "star" in no less than 2 movies, making this B-17 probably the most widely known individual military aircraft. More importantly, this aircraft became a beacon of hope in the dark days of 1943 as it was the first Flying Fortress to successfully complete 25 missions with her crew unscathed. The aircraft and crew were sent back to the US from the ETO to raise war bonds and of course moral, they recieved a heros welcome and a legend was born.

This huge plug and fly B-17 is very simple and fast to assemble, with all servos & ESCs pre-installed. It is made from EPO foam, so it is tough as you would exepect and as the 1pc wing is removable, it is also practical. The pre-fitted electric retracts & wheels are large enough to tackle almost any surface and with plenty of power on tap from the four brushless motors spinning counter-rotating props, smooth take offs are a synch, the pre-fitted split flaps ensure that landings are also drama free.

There is plenty of scale detail on offer, including the guns & ball turret, the Pratt & Whittney "engines", three blade scale props, working navigation & landing lights and so on. We have flown this B-17 extensively, it is easy to fly and so graceful, a scale flyers dream, this model has real presence in the air and is bound to become a star at your airfield!

Length: 1350mm
Flying Weight: 2750g
4 x 700kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
4 x 20A ESC
6 x 9g Servo
Electric Retracts
6 Channel

All y-leads
2 x spare propeller
Parallel Leads for ESC/Lipoly

Your Own 6 Channel TX/RX
2 x 2200mAh~3000mAh 3s Lipoly Battery

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