In terms of recognisable aircraft Boeing’s Stearman is up there with the Tiger Moth, the Piper Cub and the Cessna. It’s an aviation classic yet ARTF scale models are remarkably few in number. All, then, will welcome Seagull’s impressive 1/5-scale 71” span PT-17 Super Stearman decked out in the eye-catching colours of the Red Baron Squadron aerobatic team. Sporting all the twin wing struttery, flying wires and radial engine finery of the full-size, this is a model that, set against an azure sky, will fair knock yer socks off. What better introduction to scale model aeroplane ownership could you possibly want? With superb flying characteristics and no retracts to manage it certainly ticks a few boxes. What’s more, with Seagull’s convenient wing storage system - top and bottom panels assembled and supported (off model) with transport frames - rigging it at the field takes no more than 10 minutes. Now that, as biplane owners will attest, is the difference between a regular flyer and a hangar queen. All it needs is a 120 four-stroke (20cc petrol), six Hitec servos, a good 5-channel (minimum) radio and a bit of tender loving ARTF assembly... What are you waiting for?
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Needed to complete
- 1 x 20cc petrol engine, 1.20cu. in. four-stroke glow, or electric equivalent.
- 1 x 5-channel (minimum) computer transmitter and receiver combo.
- 6 x Standard-size servos.
- 1 x Propeller to suit chosen engine.