RC PT-17 Stearman Biplane

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This one is my most favorite RC plane I've ever build. The first one was 7 years ago. I already build this 5 times and this is the last version, now complete with plans and build instructions. All wings and strut are all detachable, no need for glue to mount the wings and struts, just screws. I also made a papercraft / paper model figure for the 2 pilots that also shared on the link below along with the RC plans. This RC biplane is capable of STOL, Short Take Off and Landing. With big 80mm foam wheel, it can take off and land on most rough field on grass or dirt making it fun to watch it take off and landing seamlessly. I recommend you to build this RC plane, it's worth to try and very fun to fly it.

Specs :
1. Wingspan 1300mm / 51 inches
2. Flying weight : 1500 gram / 53 oz
3. Wing loading : 31.8 gram/dm2 - 10.4 oz./sq. ft.
4. Wing cube loading : 4.6
5. Wing Area : 47.2 dm2 / 732 sq.in
6. CG : 9 cm from Upper Wing LE

- 35 brushless motor 650-1250 kv
- Tested with Hobbyking 3536 650kv
- ESC 50A
- Battery Lipo 3S 2200 - Li-ion 3S 3300 mah
- 4 plastic gear 9 gram servos
- Test with Propeller : 12x8 MA

Materials :
1. 5mm & 10mm Depron/ Polyfoam
2. 3mm Plywood
4. 3mm EVA Foam
5. 0.3mm Mica Plastic
6. 2X 80mm + 30mm foam wheel
7. 1.5 mm pushrods wire
8. 2.5 + 2 mm bicycle wheel spoke wire
9. Nylon thread
10. sewing thread
12. hot glue + CA glue + UHU glue + PVA glue
13. covering paper (oil paper)
14. spray paint can


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