Stearman PT-17 15e ARF

Stearman PT-17 15e ARF

E-flite EFL2950 Airplane Electric ARF
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Stearman PT-17 15e ARF

Introduced as a primary trainer for the U.S. Army Air Corps in the days leading up to WWII, the Stearman PT-17’s robust construction and good-natured flying manners endeared it to thousands of pilots throughout the war years and beyond. Its sheer numbers (over 10,000 built, by some estimates) and numerous post-war roles, from crop duster to air show star, have made it one of the most recognizable biplanes among the general public to this day.

E-flite has expertly re-created the rugged good looks and benign flight behavior of the full-scale Stearman with this easy-to-assemble 15-size model that is a joy to fly. It comes out of the box constructed of balsa and light plywood and covered in an authentic early-WWII UtlraCote® trim scheme. Other scale touches include a painted fiberglass cowl, painted fiberglass landing gear fairings, and a great-looking 9-cylinder dummy radial engine. Assembly is remarkably simple thanks to the plug-in wings and bolt-on interplane struts. E-flite’s even included specially designed jigs that allow you to keep the upper and lower wing halves connected for easier transport and storage.

In the air the Stearman PT-17 15e’s flat-bottom airfoils and light wing loading translate into exceptionally scale-like flight characteristics that everyone from intermediate to advanced pilots will instantly fall in love with.


  • Large magnetic hatch for easy access to electronics
  • Realistic 9-cylinder dummy radial engine
  • Includes wing jig for easy transport and storage
  • Can be assembled and flight ready in just a few evenings
  • Plug-in wings speed assembly
  • Painted fiberglass landing gear fairings
  • Authentic pre-WWII UltraCote® trim scheme
  • Painted fiberglass cowl
  • This model is one of the many available for the Phoenix RC Flight Simulator


Type: Airplanes
Wingspan: 44.0 in (1120mm)
Overall Length: 35.0 in (890mm)
Flying Weight: 3.5–3.8 lb (1.5–1.7 kg)
Motor Size: Power 15
Radio: 4-channel
Servos: JR SPORT MN48 (2)(JSP20040) and JR SPORT MC35 (2)(JSP20030)
Prop Size: APC 12x6E electric prop
Scale: Warbird
Wing Area: 608 sq in (37.5 sq dm)
Speed Control: 40-Amp Pro Brushless ESC (EFLA1040)
Approximate Assembly Time: 6–8 hours
Recommended Battery: 3200mAh 3S 11.1V Li-Po battery EFLB32003S
Hardware Included: Yes
Trim Scheme Colors: HANU875 Sky Blue, HANU872 Bright Yellow
Approximate Flying Duration: 12–15 minutes

Stearman PT-17 15e ARF - Reviews

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This plane went together perfectly. It looks great on the ground and in the air. The only problem was with the balance point. Don't fly it with the balance at any place behind the FRONT marker otherwise you will have a tailheavy aircraft. You have to add a lot of weight into the cylinders. Once balanced, it is a joy to fly.

wa9zkq - Streamwood, IL
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