Bitgo - Dancing Wings PT-17 Stearman1600mm Balsa

Bitgo's PT-17 Stearman...

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What are included:

  • ARF: PT-17 Stearman Balsaairplane
  • ARF Plus Electric:PT-17 Stearman Balsaairplane,4x37 metal servos
  • ARF Plus Gas:PT-17 Stearman Balsaairplane, 5x37 metal servos
  • ARF PNP:PT-17 Stearman Balsaairplane, 4x37 metal servos, G60 motor,80A ESC and 15x7prop

From the Field -- Dancing Wings/Bitgo Hobby PT-17 Stearman 1600mm Balsa | The RC Geek (7 min 55 sec)

What are required:

  • 6-Channel or above transmitter
  • 6-Channel receiver
  • 6S 22.2V, 5000mAh EC5 connector, 45C Li-Po battery andcharger
  • 1hour assembly time
Boeing PT-17 Stearman 1600mm 6S power Balsa PNP by Dancing Wings Hobby Unboxing (33 min 31 sec)

Specifications:

  • Material: Balsa Wood
  • Wing Span: 1600mm(63 in)
  • Flying Weight: ~1300g
  • Wing Loading:
  • Fuselage Length: 1350mm (53 in)
  • Center of Gravity: See Manual
  • Motor:G60 Equivalent Brushless Motor
  • ESC: 80A ESC
  • Propeller: 15x7
  • Servo: 4x 37g for Electronic or 5x 37g for Gas
  • Elevator: Yes
  • Rudder: Yes
  • Ailerons: Yes
  • Flaps: No
  • Landing Gear: Fixed

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Head over to Bitgo for pricing and more info!

Last edited by Jim T.; Oct 20, 2021 at 09:43 AM..
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Oct 20, 2021, 09:44 AM
A man with too many toys
Does it come in an ARF version for us IC engine guys. I never trust those cheap servos. That's the first thing I would toss. If not why is it in this forum?

Just does not sonnd right with an electric motor - LOL
I wonder if a small radial engine would work. I wonder if the landing gear is strong enough to take the weight?

I really need the wing area to do some calculations. Anyone have the wing area for a 60" Stearman?

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Last edited by RC Man; Oct 20, 2021 at 09:51 AM.
Oct 20, 2021, 09:48 AM
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Why no link to a store?

OK thanks. Good to see have a ARF version.
Oct 20, 2021, 09:49 AM
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Oct 20, 2021, 09:54 AM
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Any clue as to the wing area?
Oct 20, 2021, 09:55 AM
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I will ask and reply back.
Oct 20, 2021, 12:28 PM
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Nice looking plane, great to see balsa.
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Oct 20, 2021, 05:27 PM
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Any thought on an appropriate engine?

If you had one what would you link to power it with?

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Oct 21, 2021, 08:23 AM
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Bitgo responded...

Upper wing: 30 dm2

Lower wing: 35 dm2

1 dm2 = 0.01 m2
Oct 21, 2021, 08:50 AM
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Morning, the landing gear needs shock absorbers, softer and slightly larger tires, just really sounds stiff and rattliey on the runway.
Kinda like it's more toy than higher end hobby gear.

IC would definitely be the right power for this plane,

Another few questions, did you check the decalage of the wings?
Is it around 3 pos. for the lower and 1 pos. for the upper?

How about the horizontal stab incidence angle?

The reason I'm asking is that other PT-17 Stearman's have had these issues, maybe other golden era bipes as well.
Last edited by Slo-Mo; Oct 21, 2021 at 09:14 AM.
Oct 21, 2021, 11:50 AM
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Bitgo responded...

Upper wing: 30 dm2

Lower wing: 35 dm2

1 dm2 = 0.01 m2
That's about 989.5 sq"

20CC engine might work.

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Oct 21, 2021, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Slo-Mo View Post
Morning, the landing gear needs shock absorbers, softer and slightly larger tires, just really sounds stiff and rattliey on the runway.
Kinda like it's more toy than higher end hobby gear.

IC would definitely be the right power for this plane,

Another few questions, did you check the decalage of the wings?
Is it around 3 pos. for the lower and 1 pos. for the upper?

How about the horizontal stab incidence angle?

The reason I'm asking is that other PT-17 Stearman's have had these issues, maybe other golden era bipes as well.
Go watch the guy's other videos,, same sound,,, looks like a rough runway issue, other planes make the same type noise

I watched the flight,,, looks like it flies right and straight,,, what makes you think something is wrong with the incidences?

I had a Royal PT-17, same size,, the only quirk came when you went too fast it would climb crazy and pitch,, learned fast to fly slow and smooth like the plane was designed to fly
Oct 22, 2021, 09:58 AM
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How are the wings removed for transport? Looks like you need to unfasten the flying wires.
Oct 24, 2021, 08:04 AM
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How are the wings removed for transport? Looks like you need to unfasten the flying wires.
Manual shows the process,, https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/05...f?v=1634272061

Looks the the top center section stays attached and they give you a jig to hold the halves together,, but yes,, you have to unclip the wires,, they are just clevises, so it looks relatively easy

My Royal was the same size,, it fit in my truck with the cap/camper shell diagonally with the wings still on,, food for thought
Oct 24, 2021, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by rc man
does it come in an arf version for us ic engine guys. I never trust those cheap servos. That's the first thing i would toss. If not why is it in this forum?

Just does not sonnd right with an electric motor - lol
I wonder if a small radial engine would work. I wonder if the landing gear is strong enough to take the weight?

I really need the wing area to do some calculations. Anyone have the wing area for a 60" stearman?

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You mean the 63 Stearman?


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