The French Nieuport 17 was one of the classic fighters of World War
I with its distinctive wing layout and impressive flight characteristics.
Fitted with the 110 hp Le Rhone rotary engine the aircraft had outstanding
manoeuvrability with a good forward speed and rate of climb. It reached
the French front in March 1916 and was adopted by both the Royal Flying
Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service because of its superiority to any
British-designed aircraft then in service.
E-flite’s WW1 French Nieuport 17 is the latest addition to the series
of super lightweight scale biplanes designed for indoor flight. It features
a durable vacuum moulded foam airframe to keep weight to a minimum, as
well as substantially reducing the overall wing loading making for a
more realistic type of slow flight.
Designed for use with an E-flite Park 250 brushless outrunner motor, the Nieuport 17 is a fantastic flying model with outstanding slow speed characteristics that make it perfect for indoor flight, although thanks to its generous wing-span the model may also be flown outdoors in very calm conditions.
Legionnaire of the sky!