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Great Planes Escapade MX .46/EP ARF Airplane GPMA1202


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This is the Great Planes Escapade MX Glow or Electric ARF Airplane.

The Escapade MX combines creature comforts with the classic sport engineering that you've come to expect from Great Planes. It's fast to build, and it flies even faster. The Escapade MX uses commonplace components, and its trim scheme is as eye-catching as it is unique. Plus, Great Planes has thrown in the option to choose between glow and electric power, giving you a sport plane that's a break from the everyday!

ARF Escapade MX Airplane with Spinner, Motor Mount, Engine Mount
Spinner, Landing Gear, Hardware, and Instruction Manual

Radio: 4-channel
Servos: Two 40 oz-in standard size for elevator & rudder
Two 40 oz-in standard size for aileron
One 40 oz-in standard size/throttle (if using glow engine)
6" (152mm) Extension
Dual Servo Extension
If using Glow Power:
Engine: .46-.55 cu in (7.45- 9.0cc) two stroke OR
.52-.70 cu in (8.5 - 11.1cc) four stroke
Glow starter, fuel, fuel tubing, fuel pump, fuel can fittings
Propeller: 11x7 sport
If using brushless electric power:
Motor: Great Planes RimFire .46-.55
ESC: 60A
Propeller: 11x7 electric
Battery: 4S 3350mAh 14.8V LiPo
Adapter: Deans Female Ultra
Battery Charger: Compatible with selected battery

Fact sheet

Vehicle Type Airplane
Power Type Electric Power
Build Type Almost Ready to Fly
Skill Level Skill Level 4
Free Shipping Free Shipping
MarketPlace No

Tech Specs

Wingspan: 52" (1320mm)
Wing Area: 449 sq dm (29 sq dm)
Wing Loading: 26-28 oz/sq ft (79-85 g/sq dm)
Length: 45" (1145mm)
Weight: 5 - 5.5 lb (2270-2490 g)
CG (Center of Gravity): 2.75" (70mm) back from the leading edge at the fuselage

Control Surface Throws:
Low Rate
3/4" (19mm) 18 degrees
Rudder: 1-3/16" (30mm) 18 degrees
Ailerons: 5/16" (8mm) 11 degrees

High Rate
7/8" (23mm) 19 degrees
Rudder: 1-3/4" (44mm) 29 degrees
Ailerons: 17/32" (13mm) 18 degrees


  • Two-piece wing design with wing tube
  • Two-piece nylon engine mount
  • Fuel Tank included
  • Fiberglass wheel pants
  • Black plastic spinner
  • Made of built-up balsa and plywood
  • Top Flite MonoKote covering
  • Plywood motor mount
  • Pre-bent aluminum landing gear with wheels
  • Clear canopy, attaches to fuselage with magnets and provides access to radio gear and battery
  • 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

Reviews (1)

"Larson "

"Very Predictable"

"I own 14 60 size planes and the MX Escapade by far is my favorite plane. The MX Escapade performs as good as any plane I have flown. Its flies very smooth and very predictable. I powered the MX with an OS 70 FS. Very easy to assemble and designed very strong. This is my warm up plane and fever plane when I have a fever to fly. I would definitely buy another one in a heartbeat."

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Q&A (1)

From Michael Buckenham | 2015-10-16 11:52:12

Do you still have the Escapade MX in 80" wingspan?


They are on back order at the moment but they are still being made, the part number is GPMA1210

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