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Jul 20, 2017, 08:00 AM
Warbird & Jet Lover
New Product

E-flite PT-17 1100mm EPO


https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...-basic-efl3350

Trying to pull photos on my phone at the moment...
Last edited by Dave Eichstedt; Jul 20, 2017 at 08:18 AM. Reason: Added photos
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Jul 20, 2017, 08:22 AM
Parkstormer!
I pre-ordered pretty much the minute I saw this! Bring it!
Jul 20, 2017, 09:12 AM
circle flyer
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A nice looking plane for sure but I think they will strike out with this offering. A different color 3S/4S PT-17 is not enough to make a dent in the market IMHO. The 3S/4S market is flooded and the 1S brushed planes are losing interest fast as the fad fades.

A much needed hole that needs filled is the same plane half that size, half the price, 2s brushless powered and a yellow T-28 in 2S while your at it.............

Larry
Last edited by slow and low; Jul 20, 2017 at 11:27 AM.
Jul 20, 2017, 09:20 AM
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Hey all,

Video is live.

E-flite PT-17 1.1m BNF Basic and PNP (3 min 42 sec)



Matt Andren
Horizon Hobby
Jul 20, 2017, 09:24 AM
AA6JB
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I like the scale engine detail
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Jul 20, 2017, 09:43 AM
Recalcitrant
Will any 'plug and play' versions be in the first shipment? I have no need for the HH receiver.
Jul 20, 2017, 09:45 AM
Recalcitrant
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bajora
I like the scale engine detail
I also like the sprung LG. This looks like a fun bipe!
Jul 20, 2017, 09:51 AM
Warbird & Jet Lover
Quote:
Originally Posted by 55TBird
Will any 'plug and play' versions be in the first shipment? I have no need for the HH receiver.
That's always the intent, and usually the case.
Jul 20, 2017, 09:58 AM
Recalcitrant
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Eichstedt
That's always the intent, and usually the case.
Sure hope so, Dave. I want this bipe! And, thanks to Matt for bringing back the 'biplane era' to the 1100mm EPO category.

I bet this will sell quite well. Maybe it will encourage HH to bring back some WWI era bipes to
their lineup.
Last edited by 55TBird; Jul 20, 2017 at 10:06 AM.
Jul 20, 2017, 10:12 AM
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Awesome!!! Exactly what I've been looking for a park size biplane with AS3X!!! yay!!
Jul 20, 2017, 10:24 AM
Registered User
Nice looking plane
a couple good featurs like disassembly with out using a standard screwdriver that slips out and damages the foam (history on this with me)

I'm glad they video showed it on grass.

if space and money permits i will get one i do not currently have a large biplane or a place to store one

a 280 size would be a lot easier for me to store..
Jul 20, 2017, 10:31 AM
Registered User
That's a good looking plane! I wish it were a little bigger though.
Jul 20, 2017, 10:40 AM
Registered User
Beautiful!
Jul 20, 2017, 10:59 AM
Der Schaum-Kriegsvogel Pilot
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I haven't been impressed with anything out of Horizon for a couple of years.

Now, I have hope for them again. Looks to have some very nice detail, fits several batteries, no tool assembly, grass capable, smooth paint job, sprung struts, and most importantly a realistic price. Get it under $200 for a PnP, and I'm betting they kill it with this one.

Good Job, Horizon. Welcome back to the game!
Jul 20, 2017, 11:15 AM
They call me Lipo.....
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Looks like the Horizon Hobbies/FMS/Force RC marriage is reaping some dividends....!

I wouldn't be surprised in the least to find out this is the 1100mm FMS PT-17 of old, slightly revamped into this fine looking Bipe

Definitely gettin' some popcorn on this one !!!
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