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E-flite PT-17 1.1m BNF Basic with AS3X

E-flite just introduced another warbird to add to their expanding lineup. The E-flite PT-17 1.1m is modeled after the Navy trainer used during WWII and comes with a 15-sized brushless and plenty of scale detail!

E-flite PT-17 1.1m BNF Basic with AS3X

A U.S. Navy Inspired Replica

The Horizon Hobby camp has just announced a new warbird to add to their lineup of classic airframes in the E-flite hangar. The E-flite PT-17 1.1m BNF Basic with AS3X is a foam-constructed rendition of the famous bi-plane trainer used by the Army and Navy during WWII. The E-flite PT-17 features a 15-sized brushless motor and an AS3X Receiver with Optional SAFE Select Technology. I can be powered with a 2200–3000mAh 3S LiPo, and comes in either PNP or BNF versions.

E-flite outfitted the PT-17 with functional strut landing gear with scale wheels and tires, and a realistic dummy radial-engine. The E-flite PT-17 1.1m BNF Basic sells for $199.99 as a PNP, and $229.99 for the BNF version. It's scheduled for availability in early September 2017.

CLICK HERE for more info on the soon-to-be-released E-flite PT-17 1.1m.

CLICK HERE for the RCGroups thread already in progress.

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


  • Flying Weight: 51.2 oz (1450 grams)
  • Length: 850 mm (33.5 in)
  • Material: Foam
  • Minimum Required Radio: 4 channel
  • Motor Size: 15BL Outrunner
  • Recommended Motor Battery: 3 cell 2200mAh Li-Po (sold separately)
  • Wing Area: 643.2 Sq in (41.5 Sq Dm)
  • Wingspan: 1130 mm (44.6 in)

Last edited by Matt Gunn; Jul 21, 2017 at 07:11 AM..
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Jul 20, 2017, 06:04 PM
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This looks a lot more scale than some of the other foam offerings. Good job FMS...er. I mean E-flite....
I can't wait to fly it.
Jul 20, 2017, 06:37 PM
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New warbird for 2017??

This takes us through September so we have only the last 3 months of the year to possibly get a new 1.1M to 1.2M warbird.
Jul 20, 2017, 09:30 PM
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I've been trying to swear off foam planes, and they go and do this!! Dang it!!
Jul 20, 2017, 10:50 PM
Fly the Big Sky!
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Originally Posted by roversgonemad
I've been trying to swear off foam planes, and they go and do this!! Dang it!!
Ha my thoughts exactly. I sometimes get jealous of all the balsa planes at my field but then I see this.
Jul 20, 2017, 11:21 PM
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Looks good, looks well engineered, and seems reasonably priced! This will get serious consideration for my hangar.
Jul 20, 2017, 11:53 PM
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Really like the power system, no cheese
Jul 21, 2017, 02:16 AM
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Jul 21, 2017, 02:32 AM
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I got an e mail from HH, this is something I have dreamed, a PT-17 with AS3X and user selectible SAFE!
Wing span totally manageable in a regular passenger sedan.
Jul 21, 2017, 02:49 AM
Pretty "Yellow Pearl"
Jul 21, 2017, 03:19 AM
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I love how easy the wings come apart. I need to take planes apart for transport, and bi planes has always been a hasle and pain to put together and take apart. But this doesnt even need tools, not to mention that it looks great. Would have loved it even better if it was a Moth, but I can always settle for a Stearman. Theres also a product video for it now

E-flite PT-17 1.1m BNF Basic and PNP (3 min 42 sec)
Jul 21, 2017, 07:34 AM
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Last edited by Buzz_Man; Jul 21, 2017 at 07:36 AM. Reason: wrong thread - oops!
Jul 21, 2017, 07:47 AM
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It looks nice. September is a bit late but this might be mine next Spring.
Jul 21, 2017, 11:00 AM
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44" wing I'll never take it apart, I transport my 55" commander in my Mercedes sedan!
Jul 21, 2017, 11:35 AM
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Looks like the wing cord has been widened,probably to reduce wing loading.Still.it looks much better than all previous foam offerings.I would have bought the FMS version,but I just could not stand the swept back top wing.It just didn't look right.I can see myself buying this one though.Flight characteristics look great.

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