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 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.
Jim Allen — Team Futaba member, avid R/C pilot for nearly 30 years and designer of the Proud Bird EF1 Sport Racer.
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.
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
FUTK6000 Futaba 6J 2.4GHz S-FHSS Radio System
FUTM0034 Futaba S3102 Metal Gear Micro Aircraft Servos
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FUTM0415 Futaba S3115 Micro Precision Servos
Racing Power System
OSMG9525 O.S. .25 Brushless Motor
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GPMG4630 Great Planes RimFire EF1 35-45-1250kV Outrunner Brushless Motor
CSEM1200 Castle Creations Phoenix Edge Lite 75 34V 75A ESC
FPWP5254 FlightPower FP50 14.8V 2550mAh LiPo Battery w/Star Plug
APCQ4116 APC 8x8 Thin Electric Propeller
Sport Power System:
GPMG4620 Great Planes Rimfire .15 35-36-1200kV Outrunner Brushless Motor
GPMM1840 Great Planes Silver Series 45A Brushless ESC 5V/2A BEC
GPMP0861 Great Planes ElectriFly LiPo 3S 11.1V 2200mAh 30C
APCQ4149 APC 9x9 Thin Electric Propeller
GPMQ4712 Great Planes Aluminum Spinner 1-3/4" Proud Bird ARF
For a complete list of required items, see the instruction manual. Ask your hobby dealer for additional recommendations.