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Great Planes Patriot XL

The easy, affordable way to enjoy big jet excitement!

Like the original, the Patriot XL offers the hot pilot an irresistible combination: the exhilaration of jet-like speeds and looks matched to the building ease and affordability of other Great Planes’ kits. Designed for .60-size excitement, the Patriot XL avoids the costs and complexity of traditional ducted fan jets by relying on familiar sport techniques for building and a front-mounted glow engine for speed.

  • Rockets into express-elevator climbs to the roof — then dives for screaming high-speed passes that exceed 100 mph!

  • Excels on the power of a .90 and builds with the speed and ease of Great Planes’ best engineering.

  • Fuselage and wing build flat on the boards from interlocking wood parts that ensure strength, straightness and perfect alignment.

  • Unique turtledeck builds onto the finished fuselage, and transforms the space underneath into a strong, secure location for a retract air tank.

  • Photo-illustrated instructions simplify every building step, from installing dual aileron servos in each wing half to the addition of optional flaps and optional retracts.

  • Also included: full-sized plans and a generous Great Planes’ hardware package that includes a clear canopy and fixed trike gear.

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precision-cut interlocking wood parts
Bigger, better and easier to build! The number of molded parts has been increased to minimize shaping time and work. CAD technology and precision-cut interlocking wood parts ensure perfect fits without sanding and faster trips to the field.

Building aids included
Building aids include molded parts that shape the silhouette without shaping work and a box fuselage that builds flat on the boards. The rounded, tapering turtledeck is added later.
Retracts are another option
Retracts are another option, and an easy way to reduce drag, improve performance and enhance the Patriot XL’s sleek, jet-like looks.
Stock Number: GPMA0450
Wingspan: 55 in (1395 mm)
Total Wing Area: 742 in² (47.9 dm²)
Weight: 8-8.5 lb (3.63-3.86 kg)
Wing Loading: 25-27 oz/ft² (76-82 g/dm²)
Length: 59.5 in (1460 mm)
Requires: 2- or 4-stroke .60-.91 (10–15 cc) engine, 6-channel (min.) radio w/6-9 standard servos, spinner and 2 rolls of MonoKote®.
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