This is the E-flite UMX PT-17 Bind-N-Fly Electric Airplane. Developed as a trainer for the U.S. Army during WWII. After the war, many served as crop dusters and were fitted with high performance radial engines that doubled their horsepower. In fact, hundreds of PT-17 biplanes are still in use today! In addition to its durability, its easy to fly characteristics helped make it a true aviation treasure that is cherished by vintage airplane fans around the world.
The E-flite UMX PT-17 is modeled after the beautiful PT-17 owned by Pat Hartness, founder of the Joe Nall event held at Triple Tree Aerodrome, in South Carolina. This fully assembled model can be ready to fly in the time it takes to charge the battery. From the unmistakeable outline, to the cylinder fins on the dummy radial engine, scale detail can be seen throughout. The result is an impressive looking model that offers full four-channel control for great handling on the ground and the maneuverability to perform scale aerobatics.
The advanced AS3X (Artificial Stabilization – 3-aXis) system built into the Spektrum 6-channel ultra micro receiver is what helps give the UMX PT-17 an incredibly solid look and feel in the air. It’s technology that works behind the scenes to help counter the effects of wind and turbulence by combining 3-axis sensing with exclusively tuned flight control software. As a result, your workload to fly smoothly is significantly reduced while control feel is always rock-solid so you can make maneuvers like low and slow passes laser-straight. It’s an impressive flight experience that will have you feeling like you’re at the controls of a much larger, expertly-tuned airplane.
All you need to start flying the UMX PT-17 is a 4+ channel transmitter with Spektrum DSM2®/DSMX 2.4GHz technology.
Wingspan: 15.3 in (388mm)
Overall Length: 12.2 in (310mm)
Wing Area: 67.5 sq in (435 sq cm)
Flying Weight: 1.7 oz (48g)
Motor Size: Ultra Micro, Brushed
Radio: 4+ channel transmitter with Spektrum DSM2®/DSMX 2.4GHz technology required
Speed Control : Included
Recommended Battery: 3.7V 150mAh 25C 1S LiPo Battery
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
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