This is the E-Flite UMX PT-17 Bind-N-Fly Airplane with AS3X. The E-flite UMX PT-17 BNF is a scale model of the vintage biplane featuring four-channel control and AS3X technology for rock-solid handling. The authenticity of its distinct outline is complimented by the dummy radial engine and colorful scheme.
An American Aviation Treasure
- Advanced AS3X technology delivers rock-solid handling
- Proportional four-channel control
- Modeled after the full-scale PT-17 owned by Pat Hartness
- Realistic-looking radial engine detail
- Industry-leading Spektrum DSMX 2.4GHz technology
- Ultra micro linear servos (installed)
- 150mAh 1S 3.7V 25C Li-Po battery (included)
- USB 1S Li-Po flight battery charger (included)
- Ultra-lightweight, fully assembled airframe
Built by the thousands to train pilots for the U.S. Army during WWII, hundreds of the PT-17 biplanes still fly. Many served as crop dusters and were given radial engines that doubled their horsepower. Not just tough, its well-mannered flight characteristics helped make it a general aviation treasure thatís a popular sight at air shows 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. Fully assembled right out of the box, you can be ready to fly in the time it takes to charge the battery. From the distinct 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. Itís 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. Itís an impressive flight experience that will have you feeling like youíre at the controls of an expertly-tuned airplane thatís much larger.
All you need to start flying the UMX PT-17 as soon as possible is a 4+ channel transmitter with Spektrum DSM2/DSMX 2.4GHz technology.
SpecificationsWingspan: 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
Recommended Battery: 3.7V 150mAh 25C 1S LiPo Battery
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Requires4+ channel Spektrum DSM2/DSMX transmitter