Great Planes Escapade .61 EP Sport/Aerobatic ARF GPMA1201

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This is the Great Planes Escapade .61 EP Sport Aerobatic ARF Airplane.

  • Made of balsa and plywood with pre-hinged control surfaces and self-aligning tail surfaces
  • Two-piece wing with joiner
  • Dual servo aileron control
  • Painted fiberglass cowl
  • Top Flite MonoKote covering
  • Two piece composite construction engine mount
  • Assembled plywood motor mount
  • White plastic spinner, 2-3/4" (70mm)
  • Painted and installed pilot bust
  • Pre-bent aluminum landing gear, 0.16" (4mm) thick
  • Main wheels, 3" (76mm) diameter with 1" (25.4mm) tailwheel
  • Painted fiberglass wheel pants
  • 14.2oz (420cc) Fuel tank
  • Completion Time: Approximately 4-6 hours
  • Warranty (through the manufacturer): Great Planes Model Manufacturing Company guarantees this kit to be free from defects in both materials and workmanship at the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover any component parts damaged by use or modification.

With its easy bolt-together assembly, the Great Planes Escapade .61 ARF is a breeze to build and so affordable and enjoyable, you'll want to fly it every chance you get. You have numerous options for powering it, and the larger dimensions add visibility and stability to your sport maneuvers.

One Great Planes Escapade .61 EP Sport Aerobatic ARF Airplane with Fuel Tank, Motor
Mount, Engine Mount, Decals, Painted Pilot Bust, Wheels, Spinner and Instruction Manual

Radio: 4-channel
Servos: 4-5 standard size, (2-aileron, 1-rudder, 1-elevator,
1-throttle (if using glow engine)
12" (305mm) Extensions: Two for sileron servos
Dual Servo Extension: One for aileron servos
Glow Power;
Engine: .61-.95 cu in 2-stroke OR .91-1.20 cu in 4-stroke
Propeller: To match selected engine

Brushless Electric Power;
Motor: ElectriFly Rimfire 80 (GPMG4740)
ESC: 60A  BL (GPMM1850)
Battery: Two 3S 5000mAh 11.1V LiPos
Battery Charger: To match selected batteries
Propeller: 15x8E
Building and field equipment
Wingspan: 68" (1725mm)
Wing Area: 813 in? (52.4 dm?)
Weight: 8.25 - 9.0 lb (3.7 - 4.1 kg)
Wing Loading: 23 - 26 oz/ft? (70-79 g/dm?)
Length: 58.5" (1485mm)
Configuration: Low wing
Airfoil: Semi-symmetrical
Center of Gravity (CG): 4" (102mm) back from the wing's leading edge measured at the fuselage

Control Throws
Low Rate
3/8" (10mm) 12 degrees
Rudder: 1-3/4" (44mm) 19 degrees
Elevator: 7/8" (22mm) 14 degrees    

High Rate
3/4" (19mm) 25 degrees
Rudder: 2-1/2" (64mm) 28 degrees
Elevator: 1-1/2" (38mm) 25 degrees

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