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The Nieuport 17 was a French biplane fighter aircraft of World War I, manufactured by the Nieuport company. It had outstanding maneuverability, and an excellent rate of climb. Initially, the Nieuport 17 retained the above wing mounted Lewis gun of the "11", but in French service this was soon replaced by a synchronized Vickers gun. In the Royal Flying Corps, the wing mounted Lewis was usually retained, by now on the improved Foster mounting, a curved metal rail which allowed the pilot to bring the gun down in order to change drums or clear jams. A few individual aircraft were fitted with both guns - but in practice this reduced performance unacceptably, and a single machine gun remained standard.

The type reached the French front in March 1916, and quickly began to replace the smaller Nieuport 11 and 16 in French service. The type went into service with Escadrille N.57 on May 2, 1916. With the British DH.2 the Nieuports were responsible for ending the reign of the Fokker Eindecker - the so-called 'Fokker scourge' period, proving a severe shock to German aviation high command. Most French aces used the nimble Nieuport during their career including Georges Guynemer, Charles Nungesser, Maurice Boyau, Armand Pinsard, Réné Dorne, Gabriel Guerin, Alfred Duellin and Jean Navarre. The type was also used by American volunteers of the Escadrille Lafayette when they replaced their earlier Nieuports.

axford USA version of RC Nieuport-17 is 60” wingspan which is roughly 1/5 scale. The color scheme of this model is the replica of René Dorme’s Nieuport-17, who is one of the French aces in WWI.


Specifications
Wingspan ............................................................................................................ 60 inches
Wing Area .................................................................................................... 615 sq. inches
Overall Length ..................................................................................................... 40 inches
Flying weight ...................................................................................... 4 pounds 12 ounces
Wing Loading ................................................................................................ 17.8 oz/sq. ft.
Power System (Not included) .................. Maxford U35425 motor with U60A ESC or equivalent
Propeller (Not included) .................................... 11~12" Prop (or as-recommended for your motor)
Battery (Not included) ........................................................................... 3-4s, 3300-4000mAh
Radio system (Not included) .......................... Minimum of 4 channels with 2 mini 2 micro servos

Special Features

Fits sideways in most cars with the wings attached
All assemblies are precovered and all required openings are predrilled and/or precut.
The cowl and wheels are prefinished.
Each aileron is separately operated by its own servo.
True to scale decals
Optional scale Machine gun




MAXFORD USA produces a variety of models in conventional wood construction. Special attention was paid to the choice of aircraft types in order to offer "slightly different" models than usual. The selection of models also offers some rare items, which are rarely found at model aerodromes. All models are modelled as closely as possible to the original and therefore appear very realistic. Made of plywood-balsa construction covered with high quality foil. Note: Assembly instructions in English!

Technical data

Wing-span : 1524 mm
Weight : approx. 2150g(flying weight)
Rec. Engine : BL Outrunner
Control : E,R,M,A
Manufacturer : Maxford USA
Fuselage : Wood
Wings : Wood/ribbed construction
Version : ARF - ALMOST READY TO FLY
Rec. Battery : 3-4S/3300-4000mAh LiXX
Length:
Fly / Build : 22.jpg
Drive Type : Electric

Box Contents

Almost finished model Nieuport-17
Star engine mock-up
decal sheet
Scale wheels
Instructions in English language

MAXFORD USA produces scale models conventionally out of wood. The models are recreated from the original scale and therefore they appear very realistic. Produced out of Plywood-Balsa, construction covered with high quality foil.

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Often bought together

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