|Jun 02, 2011, 06:10 AM|
E-Flite Beechcraft Staggerwing!
How cool is this?
Accurate scale outline
Durable Z-Foam construction
Authentic U.S. Navy paint scheme
Factory-applied scale details
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
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
|Jun 02, 2011, 06:22 AM|
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.
|Jun 02, 2011, 08:24 AM|
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
|Jun 02, 2011, 08:32 AM|
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.
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