Great Planes Proud Bird EF1 Sport Racer ARF
Race course ready!

  • All-wood, built-up airframe with fiberglass cowl and wheel pants
  • Low parts count for fast, easy assembly
  • All-white finish allows for total trim scheme customization

WARNING: The Proud Bird requires advanced flying skills and is not suitable for beginning or intermediate pilots. It reaches speeds over 100 mph (160 km/h) when equipped with the recommended racing power system, and should only be flown at an approved AMA flying site. Because it can quickly disappear from sight, pilots should remain focused on the plane at all times.

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The motor mount is designed to easily accept RimFire and O.S. motors.
The motor mount is designed to easily accept RimFire and O.S. motors.
The canopy attaches magnetically and allows easy access to a large battery compartment.
The canopy attaches magnetically and allows easy access to a large battery compartment.
The Proud Bird’s all-white finish makes it easy for you to decorate your model to be instantly recognizable during all-out pylon racing.
The Proud Bird's all-white finish makes it easy for you to decorate your model to be instantly recognizable during all-out pylon racing.
Jim Allen — Team Futaba member, avid R/C pilot for nearly 30 years and designer of the Proud Bird EF1 Sport Racer.
Jim Allen — Team Futaba member, avid R/C pilot for nearly 30 years and designer of the Proud Bird EF1 Sport Racer.
flush mount landing gear
The and flush mount landing gear tops off a package including a fiberglass cowl and wheelpants, ABS belly pan and wing fillets that gives the Proud Bird a slippery profile for maximum speed and efficiency.
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SPECIFICATIONS

Stock Number
GPMA1260
Wingspan
51.9 in (1319 mm)
Wing Area
388 in² (25 dm²)
Weight
3.0-3.5 lb (1.36-1.59 kg)
Wing Loading
18-21 oz/ft² (55-64 g/dm²)
Length
40 in (1015 mm)
Requires
4-channel radio with 3 micro servos, .15-.25 brushless motor, 47-75A ESC, 11.1-14.8V 2200-2600mAh LiPo battery

Recommended Products

Radio Requirements:

FUTK6000 Futaba 6J 2.4GHz S-FHSS Radio System
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FUTM0034 Futaba S3102 Metal Gear Micro Aircraft Servos

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FUTM0415 Futaba S3115 Micro Precision Servos
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Racing Power System

OSMG9525 O.S. .25 Brushless Motor

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GPMG4630 Great Planes RimFire EF1 35-45-1250kV Outrunner Brushless Motor
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CSEM1200 Castle Creations Phoenix Edge Lite 75 34V 75A ESC
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FPWP5254 FlightPower FP50 14.8V 2550mAh LiPo Battery w/Star Plug
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APCQ4116 APC 8x8 Thin Electric Propeller
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Sport Power System:

GPMG4620 Great Planes Rimfire .15 35-36-1200kV Outrunner Brushless Motor
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GPMM1840 Great Planes Silver Series 45A Brushless ESC 5V/2A BEC
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GPMP0861 Great Planes ElectriFly LiPo 3S 11.1V 2200mAh 30C
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APCQ4149 APC 9x9 Thin Electric Propeller
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Recommended Options

GPMQ4712 Great Planes Aluminum Spinner 1-3/4" Proud Bird ARF
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For a complete list of required items, see the instruction manual. Ask your hobby dealer for additional recommendations.


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