Great Planes Shoestring Sport/Racer GP/EP .46-.81 ARF

Great Planes
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The full-size Shoestring's simplicity made it a favorite with builders...its maneuverability and speed appealed to trophy-hunting pilots. Those same qualities make this ARF a standout, offering easy assembly, exciting aerobatics, and a distinctive look at the flight line. The lines of the original Shoestring are captured in lightweight fiberglass parts, including the cowl, wheel pants and fuselage – whose corrugations suggest the fabric covering of the classic Golden Age racer.

Remove the Shoestring's hatch and you'll find plenty of room inside the fuselage for easily installing your on-board equipment. The foam core, balsa sheeted wing halves slide together onto a carbon fiber joiner rod. While the model fits into most vehicles fully assembled, it can easily be taken apart for compact carrying and storage. Like the full-size homebuilt, the Shoestring ARF is designed to be economical both in cost and assembly time. Even the aileron hinges have been installed for you at the factory!  

With this .46-size model, Great Planes also offers a well-made, fast, fun airplane for shoestring budgets. It's economical in assembly time as well as total costs, performing well without expensive engines and servos. Ideal power choices include the 2-stroke glow engine or .46 outrunner brushless motor. With either option, the Shoestring provides a wide flight envelope that any intermediate to advanced pilot will enjoy!

Instructions and mounting parts are included for installing a 2-stroke or 4-stroke glow engine or a brushless electric power system. Use whichever you prefer – no modifications are necessary. Electric mount (GPMG1255) sold separately.

  • Mid-size ease, big-time performance.
  • Wide sport flying envelope, from gentle to "racer" fast and responsive.
  • Goes together quickly, with painted fiberglass parts and a 2-piece wing.
  • Excels at rolls, snaps, spins and other sport aerobatics using glow or electric power.

Wingspan: 54 in (1370 mm)
Wing Area: 572 in² (36.9 dm²)
Weight: 6.5-7 lb (2950-3170 g)
Wing Loading: 26-28 oz/ft² (79-85 g/dm²)
Length: 47 in (1195 mm)

4-channel radio w/4-5 servos
2-stroke .46-.55 or 4-stroke .70-.81 engine
OR Outrunner brushless motor
60A (min) brushless ESC
(2) 11.1V LiPo batteries

This product was added to our catalog on April 12, 2010.