B-17 Flying Fortress – A Mighty War bird in the Sky

RC Airplane:
Sonic Modell

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On October 30, 2012
Last modified:June 18, 2013

Summary:

When I saw this airplane flying I knew I had to make a review about it, this is a large RC airplane with cool features for the war birds aficionados, the whole wingspan is 72.25 in. and the length from the tip of the cockpit til the last part of the tale is 37.35 in, so you can already have an idea of the big toy that we have here. This RC plane is a beauty in the sky, and if you are thinking about your next war bird this is the right one.

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortress

The B-17 Flying Fortress is an awesome Airplane developed in 1930, this giant 4 engine Boeing 17, was famous for being a robust airplane capable of resist a heavy attack and even so return home with minor damage. This is why the industry of the RC Aviation toys decided to build a commercial scale of this Airplane, a Sonic Modell 1875 mm wingspan EPO Version; the Biggest B-17 Flying Fortress in the market right now; this amazing toy has a retractable landing gear as well as a flashing light in the main-wing.

I am a fan of these aviation toys, the B-17 Flying Fortress is a must have for every RC Airplanes enthusiast, it is the kind of toy that every lover of the war birds would like to have, the original plane as well as this RC B-17 are a master piece of engineering and design; and once you hold this bird in your hands, you notice why is that it is known as the Flying Fortress; this mighty B-17 RC Plane really makes honor to its name once you see it in the sky.

A long time ago I wanted to do a  B-17 Flying Fortress Review, I really like Big RC Airplanes because they are very similar to the real thing, that is why this RC Airplane is a delight for me; but this bomber is not made only of the engines and the wings, when you turn it on, you can hear the power in the engines, and as it flies, you as well as others notice that wingspan of 72.25 in in the air, if you are in an airshow, your B17 RC Airplane stands out simply because, as mentioned before, it is the biggest B-17 RC Plane in the market right now.

The beauty in this RC Sonic Modell is beyond the ordinary, it is not only built to last, but also, this B 17 Flying Fortress RC Plane, is detailed in every aspect, so the original model as well as the aviation toy looks exactly the same, all the features of the real plane are included in this EPO version 6 channel Large RC Plane, the landing gear, lights in the wings, the machine guns, the cockpit you name it; with the 4 engines running this beauty flies and stands out in a very particular way.

Some Specifications of your B-17 Flying Fortress in detail for your delight

When you investigate the specifications of this RC B-17 Bomber, you find a list of features that may or may not say anything to you, but here, what I’d like to do, is to go into more detail in some of the specifications, so you and I, in simple words, can understand what are we talking about.

  • Wingspan: 1875 mm (72.25 in) this, as its name says, is the length from one wing extreme to the other, and if you think about it in perspective, from wing to wing, this airplane has 6 ft, if you put it to your side, it can be as tall as you or more from wing to wing.
  • R/C System: 2.4 GHz,  6 Channel Tx and 6 Channel Rx, this means that your birds will be operating at 2.4 GHz and that you can control 6 components in your airplane; let me remind you that typical RC Airplanes have 4 Channels, controlling throttle, diving/climbing (elevator), turning left and right (rudder), and rolling left and right (aileron).
  • B-17 Flying Fortress

    B-17 Flying Fortress

    Length: 1350 mm (37.35 in) giving again, a big body to the airplane, length is the distance from the cockpit nose to the tail in the RC Bomber; this is simply awesome because it makes your Airplane a big guy in the air; fantastic in my point of view.

  • Li-Poly Battery:11.1V/2200MAh 25C * 2pcs, and one of the most important aspects, because this is a small battery (as small as it can be for a Big RC Airplane) operating in your bird to a very decent temperature, 25C.
  • Weight: 2750 g, and this is key for any RC flying toy, imagine this heavy big thing, that again, makes your airplane something unique and special; also, 4 engines are there to lift this beautiful and large RC Airplane.
  • Material: EPO foam, which is the best of materials for building an RC Airplane, it is durable and if damaged is also easy to repair, there are tons of videos and tutorials out there that show you how to do this; very easy stuff and very affordable too.
  • Servo: 9 g x 6 pieces, which I have not too much to say, there are the 6 servos that will be moved with the 6 channels you have in your transmitter.
  • Flying Time: About 15 Mins, which is a great flight time for a big RC airplane like this, if you are new to RC Hobbies on Air you may think (as I did in the past) that 15 minutes is very low, but in fact it is kind of the average time for these toys; and trust me, 15 minutes of fun, real and unique fun for every one. (Here you may consider to upgrade the battery, see if there is one that last more time, or, buy a separate one to have it charged and ready when required)
  • Motor: Brushless Motor * 4 pieces, and here is the power source of your airplane, these 4 brushless motors are the ones that will move the blades so the airplane moves; you will have fun thanks to these.


Lets see what people that already have their own bomber have to say

These comments are from real people who bought the plane and want to share their experience with others.

“Even without flying this it is awesome, almost too nice to fly”

“WOW, first 2 flights today, in medium windy conditions. On the ground everyone loved it!! Once the motors started up, everyone still loved it, and then the takeoff, PERFECT! Grace full and very scale, flies like a bomber should fly and really looks fantastic in the air. Overall, if you like size, scale and a steady flyer, get it!!”

“One word. Awesome. Love this plane. First time I saw it I had to have one. I have had 12 flights so far, it flies beautifully. Everyone at the club is impressed with its scale looks & flight characteristics”

See your B-17 Flying Fortress in Action

I’m so excited about this plane that I actually want to share a video about it, this video will let you see all what I have described in this review and more, while watching the video, notice how the landing gear works, the sound of the motors, the beauty in the details and of course, the way this airplane B-17 Flying Fortress flies.

Now the real thing – Where do I get mine?

These kind of toys are very special toys, you want to make sure you buy this from the best in the industry; you want also to have a warranty, discounts, special deals and more; in my opinion, I like this stuff in a brand new condition and not in a “like new”; you will find the warranty, the specials and the service you deserve at RC Helicopter Select, these guys are one of the top sellers in the Aviation toys Industry, and if you get your B-17 Flying Fortress from them you can be sure you are going in the right way.

RC Helicopter Select has a lot to offer, they have Free Shipping to most countries in the world, also, pure Quality is what they sell, special deals are every where in their site and you can trust that your business with them is legitimate and trusty.

Go now and check what special surprises are there for you, they are also season oriented, and for this next Christmas you can get a lot from them if you buy now, also, more discounts with more purchases; get your B-17 Flying Fortress now and conquer the air with it, this great plane will fulfill your expectations and more.

When I saw this airplane flying I knew I had to make a review about it, this is a large RC airplane with cool features for the war birds aficionados, the whole wingspan is 72.25 in. and the length from the tip of the cockpit til the last part of the tale is 37.35 in, so you can already have an idea of the big toy that we have here. This RC plane is a beauty in the sky, and if you are thinking about your next war bird this is the right one.

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