Great Planes Escapade .61-1.20/EP ARF

Great Planes Escapade .61-1.20/EP ARF




























With bolt-together assembly, the Escapade™ .61 ARF is a breeze to build – and so enjoyable   and affordable, pilots will want to fly it every chance they get!  The original Escapade has been a favorite with flyers for years, and the Escapade .61’s larger dimensions will allow pilots to enjoy even more stability and visibility when performing sport aerobatics.  This Escapade includes motor mounts that make installation of either glow or electric power drop-in easy. With a .61 two-stroke fliers have a great second plane for low-wing sport maneuvers, while a .91 two-stroke delivers the power for higher speeds and vertical performance. Electric modelers will enjoy the Escapade equipped with a clean and quiet outrunner brushless motor. Other features include:


ü  The three-line fuel tank is preassembled, plumbed and pre-mounted.

ü  Not only is the pilot figure included, it comes already painted and installed.

ü  The bolt-on tail surfaces are a huge time-saver because they self-align and even the control horns are pre-installed.

ü  The control surfaces are pre-hinged which speeds final assembly by eliminating gluing.

ü  The two-piece wing is another convenience feature.  The wing attaches to a joiner tube, simplifying building as well as transportation.

ü  The fiberglass cowl and wheel pants complement the Escapade .61’s built-up wood construction and are painted to match the trim scheme.



Wingspan: 68 in (1725 mm)

Wing Area: 813 in² (52.4 dm²)

Weight: 8.25-9.0 lb (3.7-4.1 kg)

Wing Loading: 23-26 oz/ft² (70-79 g/dm²)

Length: 58.5 in (1485 mm)

Requires: 4-channel radio w/4-5 servos, 2-stroke .61-.95 or 4-stroke .91-1.20 glow engine or 50-55-500kV outrunner brushless motor, 60A brushless ESC & 22.2V 5000mAh LiPo battery pack



GPMA1201    Escapade .61-1.20/EP ARF Sport Plane        Retail:$249.99  Street:$189.99


The Escapade .61-1.20/EP ARF will be available late January.

Updated: April 13, 2011 — 9:40 AM

1 Comment

  1. I loved building this plane, and I have enjoyed flying it. My only knock on the plane comes after crashing it a couple of times. The tabs on the front of the wing that connect to the fuselage are easy to break off. The only remedy is to cut out part of the ribs at the root, insert a new piece of plywood, and glue it all up again. It’s hard to tell if this is a design flaw. If these tabs were any stronger a crash might tear apart the wing or part of the fuselage. If they were any weaker they would probably fall apart doing an outside loop.

    The rest of the plane is amazing. A couple of flights had it dialed in to nearly hands free performance, and it’s fully capable of handling the .91 engine I mounted to the front. Great Planes is now 2 for 2 in my book.

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