Escapade .40-.56 Low Wing Sport ARF

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Escapade .40-.56 Low Wing Sport ARF

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  • Escapade .40-.56 Low Wing Sport ARF

    This is the radio controlled, glow or electric powered, almost ready to fly
    Great Planes Escapade Sport Airplane.


    Construction: Balsa and ply
    Covering: Covered in Top Flite MonoKote
    Wings: One-piece with aluminum joiner tube
    Aileron Control: Modeler's choice of single or dual servo control
    Radio Compartment: Plywood reinforced
    Canopy: Single tinted, hatch attaches to fuselage with magnets,
    preinstalled painted pilot bust
    Fuel Tank: 9.1oz (270cc)
    Landing Gear: Left and right aluminum sections 0.12" (3mm) thick
    Wheels: Main, foam 3" (76mm) diameter, tailwheel 0.87" (22mm)
    Wheel Pants: Painted fiberglass
    Spinner: Plastic, red in color 2.5" (63mm) diameter
    Engine Mount: Two-piece composite
    Motor Mount: Plywood
    Warranty: Great Planes Model Manufacturing Company guarantees this
    kit to be free from defects in both materials and workmanship at
    the date of purchase.


    Great Planes Escapade Sport Airplane, landing gear, wheels, motor
    mount, engine mount, fuel tank, spinner, landing gear, pilot bust
    and instruction manual


    Radio: 4-channel
    Servos: 3-5 standard size
    Engine .40 - .55 cu in (6.5 - 9.0cc) 2-stroke glow OR
    .52 - .70 cu in (8.5 - 11.5cc) 4-stroke glow OR
    Electric Motor: .46 RimFire (42-60-800kV)
    Battery: 18.5V (5S) 3200mAh (or higher)LiPO (if using electric motor)
    Electronic Speed Control: 60 amp (if using electric motor)
    Charger: LiPo compatible charger and cell balancer (if using electric
    6" (152mm) Servo Extension: Two for single servo aileron control
    Dual Servo Extension required for dual servo aileron control
    1/4" foam rubber padding, propeller, building and field equipment


    Wingspan: 52.5" (1340mm)
    Wing Area: 483 sq in (31.2 sq dm)
    Weight: 5.0 - 5.5lb (2270 - 2495g)
    Wing Loading: 24 - 26 oz/sq ft (73 - 80 g/sq dm)
    Length: 46" (1160mm)
    Airfoil: Semi-symmetrical, low wing configuration
    Center of Gravity: 2-1/2" (63mm) Back from the wing's leading edge
    at the fuselage sides.
    Control Throws- Low Rate High Rate
    Ailerons: Up & Down 1/4" (6mm) 11° 1/2" (13mm) 22°
    Elevator: Up & Down 3/4" (19mm) 15° 1-1/4" (32mm) 25°
    Rudder: Right & Left 1-1/4" (32mm) 17° 2" (51mm) 26°


    Following are the colors of Top Flite MonoKote used to cover this
    model and order number for six foot rolls;
    Jet White TOPQ0204
    Orange TOPQ0202
    True Red TOPQ0227

    If a replacement fuel tank is needed, order the Sullivan 8oz
    Flextank (SULQ1739), or the DuBro 8oz tank (DUBQ0208).
    Some minor trimming and modifications may be required. These tanks
    are smaller than the tank originally supplied and will give shorter
    run times.

    Wing bolt size: 1/4"-20x2" (GPMQ4402)
  • Escapade .40-.56 Low Wing Sport ARF - Reviews

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    Great Flying Plane






    Product came through with few skin wrinkles. The first time I removed the canopy hatch, one of the safety tabs came unglued and fell in my lap. Got it back in after some frustrating moments and added additional CA to the one that didn't come unglued.
    The only other complaint is that the tailwheel is just a little anemic for that weight model. I replaced mine with a Dubro tailwheel of the same design, ie. spring connector to the rudder. Tracks much better now.
    Overall great plane to fly. Tracks well. Only needed a little down trim when set for 50% power, which is where I like to fly most.
    Power is an e-Flight 46 with a 60Amp Turnigy ESC and is flown with four cell, 4k to 5k packs.

    RBModeler - Sterling, Connecticut
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    How often do you use this product?
    Several times a week
    What is your age?
    Over 55
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    11-20 years
    Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)

    Covered in Wrinkles






    I really like the look of this plane, but mine arrived covered in wrinkles. It is tough to find a square inch that does not have a wrinkle in it. I had to modify the tail wheel as it is very weak and flops from side to side. After getting out the iron and a few minor upgrades, I am ready to fly.

    Chris Kaiser - Billings, MT
    What type of hobbyist are you?
    How often do you use this product?
    What is your age?
    How long have you been participating in this hobby?
    4-10 years
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