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.