With its LED wingtip and landing lights, retracts and functional flaps, this Gooney Bird is definitely on our holiday list! Hobby King thoughtfully provides three sets of decals (U.S., UK and Russian) so you can make yours unique. Foam construction and installed motor systems and servos mean you’ll be flight-ready in less time than it takes to charge a battery pack! Here’s the complete release from Hobby King:
The Douglas C-47 was the miltary transport version of the DC-3 airliner and went by numerous names both official and unofficial including Skytrain, Dakota, and Gooney Bird. It was used in World War II extensively by the allies, and was vitally important during campaigns in Guadalcanal, Burma, and later, the Berlin Airlift. In all, over 10,000 C-47 or license built versions were produced between March 1943 and August 1945.
In addition to being used by American and other allied forces during World War II, since then has seen extensive use by other smaller nations armies. Surplus C-47’s entered the civilian market and became quite popular over the years as cargo carriers, small time airlines, and forest fire bombers.
Our model of the C-47 arrives as a fully molded EPO foam airframe, in all bolt together, plug and fly format. As a sport scale model it is a remarkably accurate representation. Since everyone likes options, we have included 3 sets of decals in the box, American, British and Russian decal sets. As the C-47 was so widely used, feel free to model it after your favorite scheme.
The C-47 has a host of features including working retracts, LED wingtip and landing lights, as well as a large removable battery hatch and working flaps. Making take off much easier, we have included counter-rotating propellers. To handle the load of all those servos, lights, plus retracts, we’ve included an external BEC unit wired into the ESC wire harness.
Flying the C-47 is a treat. Large tail surfaces, a light wing loading, plenty of power, and ample washout all combine to make a docile handling airplane. Fly slow, fly fast, this thing looks great from all angles at any speed. If military colors are not your speed, we offer it in a silver DC-3 military version that has three decal sets included. Really when you think about it, we’ve made a complete package. Scale looks, excellent handling, color AND decal options, all at a price that is quite affordable. You’re probably thinking “but I’m not into scale models” honestly, with what we offer you, you’ll want to be into scale models after seeing the HobbyKing C-47.
For the DC-3 civilian airliner version click here.
- Plug and Fly – Complete final assembly, and install your choice of battery and radio system
- Molded EPO airframe
- Bolt together construction, no glue required
- 3 decal sets included – American, Russian, and British
- Working landing and wingtip lights
- Functional retracts with steerable tail wheel
- Counter rotating scale propeller
- Large magnetically secured battery hatch
- 5A external BEC unit included
- Opening side passenger door and other scale details
Servos: 6x 9g, 2 x 25g
Speed Control: 20A
Motor: 2x 2215 960kv Outrunner
- 6CH transmitter and receiver
- 4S 14.8V 3300~4000mAh LiPoly Battery
#9306000073-0 – $257.64