HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jun 02, 2011, 06:10 AM
The sky is my playground.
Dora Nine's Avatar
United States, NH
Joined May 2005
7,834 Posts
Discussion
E-Flite Beechcraft Staggerwing!

How cool is this?

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL6125

Key Features
Accurate scale outline
Durable Z-Foam construction
Authentic U.S. Navy paint scheme
Factory-applied scale details
Functional flaps
Pneumatic retract-ready (EFLGP0150)
Perfect match for E-flite Park 480 1020Kv brushless outrunner (EFLM1505)
Magnetic hatches for battery and servo access
Includes 10 x 8e propeller and custom snap-together spinner
Overview
The Beechcraft Staggerwing was the realization of Walter Beech’s bold vision for an executive transport that could fly farther and faster than anything else at the time. That he realized his vision in 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, is as remarkable as the revolutionary design born from it. With a speed of over 200 mph and range of over 800 miles, the Staggerwing eclipsed the performance of everything else in its class and was an instant success. Many Staggerwings still fly today, their graceful lines turning as many heads now as they did back then.

E-flite is pleased to bring this exciting Staggerwing ARF that is sure to be as big a hit as its full-scale inspiration. Modeled after an aircraft used by the U.S. Navy as a V.I.P. transport, the E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 features Z-Foam™ construction with carbon rod spars in the upper and lower wings. Most of its scale features, such as the detailed cockpit, clear windows and authentic paint scheme, are already installed or applied. Best of all, assembly is about as simple as it gets for an ARF with this level of detail. Only four sub-micro servos are required for all control surfaces and the horizontal stab comes in one piece for easy installation. You have the option of installing an additional servo to make the flaps operational, plus the model even has a small chamber in the fuselage for housing an air tank should you want to add the optional pneumatic retracts.

Needed to Complete
- 4+ channel Transmitter and Receiver radio system
- 40A ESC
- Park 480 1020Kv Brushless Outrunner
- 11.1V 2200mAh 3S 30C LiPo battery and compatible Charger
- Four (4) 7.5-Gram Sub-Micro Servos

For flap operation, one more 7.5-Gram Sub-Micro Servo is required for a total of five (5) Sub-Micro Servos
Dora Nine is offline Find More Posts by Dora Nine
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jun 02, 2011, 06:15 AM
Registered User
MRGTX's Avatar
United States, CT
Joined Aug 2005
1,978 Posts
Do'h! They pulled the images.
Did anyone save them?
MRGTX is offline Find More Posts by MRGTX
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 06:22 AM
buy a lot, fly a little!
stuart warne's Avatar
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Central And Western District
Joined May 2001
5,810 Posts
Interesting that they've gone with Pneumatic retracts...why not e-flite electric set? Either way if you search for the Pneumatic retracts on the horizon website, it shows an image of them installed in the Stagger wing, so its another photo at least:

I wonder if HH UK will have this and the Hurricane at Wings and Wheels at the end of June (a big show here in the UK). I'll take some pic's if they do.

S.
stuart warne is online now Find More Posts by stuart warne
Site Sponsor
Latest blog entry: Savex Spitfire Progress
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 06:31 AM
Horizon Hobby Employee
Mahomet, Illinois
Joined Aug 2007
2,321 Posts
Images are showing on the mobile site:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Mobile/P...D=EFL6125#info
Dave Eichstedt is offline Find More Posts by Dave Eichstedt
Site Sponsor
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 06:42 AM
Crash, Learn, Repeat
friz's Avatar
VA
Joined Feb 2009
874 Posts
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL6125
dave whats up with the retracts?
friz is offline Find More Posts by friz
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 06:51 AM
Registered User
Joined May 2011
614 Posts
It's actually pretty cool! What's the wingspan?
PepeM is offline Find More Posts by PepeM
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 06:56 AM
Registered User
Joined May 2011
614 Posts
Wait, $100+ for the retracts?
PepeM is offline Find More Posts by PepeM
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 07:04 AM
Registered User
Joined May 2011
614 Posts
Have the F-15 and the Airliner always been there? I've been in e-flite's website tons of times and I've somehow missed them.
PepeM is offline Find More Posts by PepeM
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 07:51 AM
The sky is my playground.
Dora Nine's Avatar
United States, NH
Joined May 2005
7,834 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Wait, $100+ for the retracts?
Neumatics ain't cheap yo..
Dora Nine is offline Find More Posts by Dora Nine
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 08:02 AM
wishing for Tomcat...
turbinefancy's Avatar
United States, CA, Irvine
Joined Jun 2009
780 Posts
Does VIP transport count as warbird?
turbinefancy is online now Find More Posts by turbinefancy
Last edited by turbinefancy; Jun 02, 2011 at 08:10 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 08:11 AM
dirty machinist
United States, PA, Ephrata
Joined Jan 2006
159 Posts
Looks really nice!
-=Odie=- is offline Find More Posts by -=Odie=-
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 08:24 AM
Registered User
TripleW's Avatar
Prescott, Arizona
Joined Feb 2010
7,002 Posts
Why would you bother with pneumatic retracts? It seems like a step backwards. Hopefully the electrics will drop in. Other wise it's a deal breaker for me. Good looking bird. TW
TripleW is offline Find More Posts by TripleW
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 08:26 AM
Registered User
Sherbrooke Qc
Joined May 2006
2,300 Posts
What a great looking plane. Nice.
Cheers Mike
Michael Richards is offline Find More Posts by Michael Richards
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 08:29 AM
Registered User
TripleW's Avatar
Prescott, Arizona
Joined Feb 2010
7,002 Posts
This E-flite link is working this morning.
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL6125
TripleW is offline Find More Posts by TripleW
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 02, 2011, 08:32 AM
Wisdom can not be granted.
Orion Pax's Avatar
Shreveport Louisiana
Joined Dec 2006
6,302 Posts
I have to say, this product looks wonderful. I can't believe how smooth they have gotten this Z foam. With that said, the stagger wing is quite unique and I hope it sells well for E-flite. I think they may have gone too far off the "something different" reservation with this one but if it sells well it may lead to other great Bi-planes like the F3F/Gulfhawk. Even though its not on my docket to buy I hope it sells wonderfully. Don't understand the logic behind the pneumatic retracts either other than they cost more and they are trying to move stock. If you can mount the pneumatics I am sure the DSRs will drop in with minimal issues/cutting.
Orion Pax is offline Find More Posts by Orion Pax
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question Top Flite Beechcraft Staggerwing Aztec1 Giant Scale Airplanes 5 Jun 08, 2012 02:37 PM
For Sale Beechcraft Staggerwing with Robart main Retracts & DLE 30CC r1man01 Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 13 Jun 28, 2011 09:40 AM
Wanted Top Flite Beechcraft Staggerwing ARF sutekh Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 9 Sep 09, 2010 02:20 PM
Question Top Flite Beechcraft Staggerwing DjBac Giant Scale Airplanes 2 Jun 15, 2010 12:44 AM
Sold Top Flite Beechcraft Staggerwing phantomdjx Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 6 Aug 02, 2009 09:57 AM