Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 ARF

Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 ARF

Key Features

  • Accurate scale outline
  • Durable Z-Foam construction
  • Authentic U.S. Navy paint scheme
  • Factory-applied scale details
  • Functional flaps
  • Steerable tail wheel
  • Pneumatic retract-ready (EFLGP0150)
  • Perfect match for E-flite Park 480 1020Kv brushless outrunner (EFLM1505)
  • Magnetic hatches for battery and servo access
  • Includes 10 x 8e propeller and custom snap-together spinner

Overview

The Beechcraft Staggerwing was the realization of Walter Beech’s bold vision for an executive transport that could fly farther and faster than anything else at the time. That he realized his vision in 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, is as remarkable as the revolutionary design born from it. With a speed of over 200 mph and range of over 800 miles, the Staggerwing eclipsed the performance of everything else in its class and was an instant success. Many Staggerwings still fly today, their graceful lines turning as many heads now as they did back then.

E-flite is pleased to bring this exciting Staggerwing ARF that is sure to be as big a hit as its full-scale inspiration. Modeled after an aircraft used by the U.S. Navy as a V.I.P. transport, the E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 features Z-Foam™ construction with carbon rod spars in the upper and lower wings. Most of its scale features, such as the detailed cockpit, clear windows and authentic paint scheme, are already installed or applied. Best of all, assembly is about as simple as it gets for an ARF with this level of detail. Only four sub-micro servos are required for all control surfaces and the horizontal stab comes in one piece for easy installation. You have the option of installing an additional servo to make the flaps operational, plus the model even has a small chamber in the fuselage for housing an air tank should you want to add the optional pneumatic retracts.


Product Specifications

Wingspan: 35.0 in (890mm)
Overall Length: 30.7 in (780mm)
Wing Area: 354 sq in (22.9 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 22.0-25.7 oz (625-730g)
Motor Size: Park 450-480
Radio: 5-channel minimum
Servos: 4-5 Sub-Micro
Trim Scheme Colors: Navy Blue, Light Blue, White
CG (center of gravity): 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 in (57-63mm) back from the leading edge of bottom wing
Prop Size: 10 x 8E
Speed Control : 40-Amp
Recommended Battery: 11.1V 2100mAh 3S 20C Li-Po
Flaps: Yes
Retracts: Optional
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 10mm; High: 13mm
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 13mm; High: 17mm
Control Throw (Rudder): Low: 17mm; High: 19mm
Control Throw (Flaps): Mid: 5mm; Full down: 10mm
Approx. Flying Duration: 7 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: 3-5 Hours
Is Assembly Required: Yes

Needed to Complete

- 5+ channel Transmitter and Receiver radio system
- 450 or 480 size motor
- ESC
- 11.1V 3S LiPo Battery and compatible Charger
- 4 Sub-Micro Servos (add a 5th for optional retracts)
- Micro pneumatic retracts are optional


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