ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Gray 71" Wingspan Model ARF
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ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Gray 71" Wingspan Model ARF

MSRP $479.95
Arriving May 2013!
In Stock
 
$365.00
 
Item# (ESMA1SKY-71BAF)
UPS Ground in the contiguous US calculated on basket page. - Must call for air shipping quotes.

 

  • Overview
  • Full Scale
  • Spare Parts

This video shows the ESM Skyraider in the Frank Tiano Scheme. This Skyraider “B” color scheme is the same plane with different graphics

Tips for Electric Conversion: Click here to view a RCU thread on electric conversion of a Hurricane This size motor, the E-Flight Power 160 or equivalent is more than enough power for the 80" ESM planes. It can also be used with the 72" ESM planes with smaller batteries.

ESM Douglas A-1 Skyraider 71" wingspan "Grey" Version - Color Scheme A

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider produced by ESM, is yet another top notch RC scale airplane design to excite you with both appearance and performance. ESM of China has been importing RC scale airplanes into the USA and Canada for a few years now, and in that time ESM has become recognized as a new industry leader in highly detailed, great flying, ARF's. Not only are the ESM ARF's highly detailed, and great flying, they are extremely affordable for anyone to enjoy!

The A-1 Skyraider, as with all of ESM's RC scale airplanes, come already painted at the factory with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels (and can be painted over for weathering and the like), have pre-applied decals (which are then covered with a clear coat at the factory), have factory functional flaps (if the full scale version also had flaps), and come with one of the more complete hardware packages anywhere...including screws, rods, fuel tanks...etc.

Most ESM scale RC airplanes have poly resin fiberglass fuselages, with the wings being typical built up, and then covered with an etched polyester film, which is then painted for a perfect match! While all ESM scale RC planes come from the factory with conventional gear and wheels, ESM also offers a complete line of retracts for each individual plane, adding to the level of scale realism that all scale pilots look for in an ARF. It doesn't end there, ESM offers separately a full line of scale accessories like bombs, gear doors, pilots, external fuel tanks and more, specifically designed to help those builders who want the most realism possible, without having to spend hours designing and building all these extra scale goodies.

Here at TBM we know that things can happen, and because of this, we work very hard with ESM to provide you with many spare parts. Simply refer to your warranty for further information as to parts availability.

Length: 54" (1380mm)
Wing Span: 71" (1800mm)
Wing area: 6.09 sq. ft. (56.6 sq dm)
Wing Loading: 31.9oz/sq.ft (97.2 g/sq dm)
Flying Weight: 12lbs. (5.5 kg) *Weight Information
Radio: 6ch & 9servos
Gas Engine: 26cc to 36cc (We highly recommend the PTE-36)
Glow Engine: 1.08 2 cycle or 1.20 4 cycle
Prop Recommendations: : Biela 16x8 or 17.3x8 4 blade
Servo Recommendations: : 100 oz-sq-in minimum - HD-1501, Hitec 645MG, Hitec 5645MG, DS-8309TG

The ESM Douglas A-1 Skyraider, as with all of ESM's scale models, is loaded with features never before found in such low priced ARF's, resulting in highly detailed, great looks, and great flying ARF's!

The detailed fuselage is poly resin fiberglass, with scale panel lines and rivets molded right in. Wings are typical built up construction, include pre-designed cavity's and mounting blocks for optional scale retracts, and have factory constructed flaps, all of which is then factory covered with an etched polyester film. All parts are finally expertly painted right at ESM's factory, and once dry, all scale decals are pre-applied, and are then covered with a factory clear coat for protection.

All ESM planes are painted with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels. The high gloss paints are of course easier to clean than the low gloss. These paints can be painted over for weathering and the like.

The ESM Skyraider comes from the factory with conventional gear and wheels, and one of the more complete hardware packages anywhere...including screws, rods, fuel tanks...etc. ESM also offers a complete line of retracts for each individual plane, adding to the level of scale realism that all scale pilots look for in an ARF.

These pictures show the ESM Skyraider in the Frank Tiano Scheme. This Skyraider "A" color scheme is the same plane with different graphics

The video below shows the ESM Skyraider in the Frank Tiano Scheme. This Skyraider "B" color scheme is the same plane with different graphics

Full Scale Videos:

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider was initially developed during WWII to perform as a carrier based long-range torpedo/dive bomber. It missed the second world war by a few months, but quickly proved itself as a reliable performer, capable of carrying a tremendous amount of ordinance on seven hard-points under each wing, while maintaining excellent low speed manoeuvrability. It could loiter on target for much longer periods than faster aircraft, and deliver its substantial load of ordinance with greater precision.

These design characteristics resulted in the A-1 Skyraider seeing substantial combat missions in Korea, and later in Vietnam…it proved extremely beneficial. Although the USN and USMC were beginning to phase out the Skyraider in favour of the A-6 Intruder, it continued to see substantial service, with many being transferred to the USAF. They were then used in a close support role, particularly with the Air Rescue and Recovery Service, as they protected downed pilots until HH-3 Jolly Green Giants were able to extract them to safety. It also saved the lives of hundreds of servicemen who were facing imminent harm, thanks to its ability to deliver ordinance in close proximity to ground forces. At least two USAF pilots received the Congressional Medal of Honour for actions they undertook while flying the Douglas A-1 Skyraider.

Wings

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Servo Hatch Covers
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Servo Hatch Covers
In Stock
$9.95
(ESMA1SKY-71-45)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan  Replacement Plywood Wing Joiner
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Plywood Wing Joiner
Out of Stock
$4.95
(ESMA1SKY-71-46)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Main Gear Doors
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Main Gear Doors
In Stock
$9.95
(ESMA1SKY-71-47)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Gear Doors (Pair)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Gear Doors (Pair)
Out of Stock
$19.95
(ESMA1SKY-71-48)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Grey 71" Wingspan Replacement
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Grey 71" Wingspan Replacement
In Stock
$120.00
(ESMA1SKY-71B-41)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Grey 71" Wingspan Replacement Right Wing
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Grey 71" Wingspan Replacement Right Wing
In Stock
$120.00
(ESMA1SKY-71B-42)

Tail

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Horizontal Stabs and Elevators
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Horizontal Stabs and Elevators
In Stock
$29.95
(ESMA1SKY-71-61)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Grey 71" Wingspan Replacement Rudder
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Grey 71" Wingspan Replacement Rudder
In Stock
$19.95
(ESMA1SKY-71B-62)

Hardware

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Hardware Pack (1 of 2) - fuel tanks, tires, motor mounts, screws, washers, nuts, hinges.
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Hardware Pack (1 of 2) - fuel tanks, tires, motor mounts, screws, washers, nuts, hinges.
In Stock
$39.95
(ESMA1SKY-71-70)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Hardware Pack #2 of 2 - stab tube, trim parts, elevator connector, wood parts, fixed LG, templates, pushrods.
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Hardware Pack #2 of 2 - stab tube, trim parts, elevator connector, wood parts, fixed LG, templates, pushrods.
Out of Stock
$39.95
(ESMA1SKY-71-71)

Fuselage & Other

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
Out of Stock
$19.95
(ESMA1SKY-71-20)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Gray 71" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Gray 71" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
In Stock
$29.95
(ESMA1SKY-71BCL)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Gray 71" Wingspan Replacement Fuselage
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Gray 71" Wingspan Replacement Fuselage
In Stock
$149.95
(ESMA1SKY-71BFU)
ESM A1 Skyraider 71" Wingspan Bomb Set
ESM A1 Skyraider 71" Wingspan Bomb Set
Out of Stock
$59.95
(ESMA1SKY-71BOMB)

 

 

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ESM Skyraider 71" Wingspan Version 3C Optional Electric Retracts G-III
ESM Skyraider 71" Wingspan Version 3C Optional Electric Retracts G-III
Out of Stock
$249.95
(ESMA1SKY-71E3C)
Pterodactyl PTE36R 36cc rear exhaust engine with standoffs, iridium plug, and PTE ignition
Pterodactyl PTE36R 36cc rear exhaust engine with standoffs, iridium plug, and PTE ignition
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$319.00
(PTE36R)
DLE Engines DLE-30 30cc RC Model Gas Engine with Muffler and Electronic Ignition
DLE Engines DLE-30 30cc RC Model Gas Engine with Muffler and Electronic Ignition
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$284.95
(DLE30ENGINE)
Jtec Compact Box muffler for DL-30, SV 17/26
Jtec Compact Box muffler for DL-30, SV 17/26
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$34.99
(JTCOMPACTDL30)
Rotomotor 35Vi, 35cc Two Stroke Single Cylinder Gasoline Engine with Auto Advance Electronic Ignition
Rotomotor 35Vi, 35cc Two Stroke Single Cylinder Gasoline Engine with Auto Advance Electronic Ignition
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$449.00
(ROTO35VI)
Miracle RC Tailwheel Retract
Miracle RC Tailwheel Retract
In Stock
$24.95
(MRCTAILWHEELRETRACT)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Gray 71" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Gray 71" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
In Stock
$29.95
(ESMA1SKY-71BCL)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
ESM A1 Skyraider Color A or B 71" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
Out of Stock
$19.95
(ESMA1SKY-71-20)
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Gray 71" Wingspan Replacement Fuselage
ESM A1 Skyraider Color B Gray 71" Wingspan Replacement Fuselage
In Stock
$149.95
(ESMA1SKY-71BFU)
Biela 16x8 4-Blade Carbon Fiber Scale P51 Mustang Propeller, Black with Yellow Tips
Biela 16x8 4-Blade Carbon Fiber Scale P51 Mustang Propeller, Black with Yellow Tips
Out of Stock
$71.00
(BP168-4)
Biela 17.3x8 4-Blade Carbon Fiber Scale P51 Mustang Propeller, Black with Yellow Tips
Biela 17.3x8 4-Blade Carbon Fiber Scale P51 Mustang Propeller, Black with Yellow Tips
In Stock
$89.00
(BP178-4)
Miracle RC 1.75" Super Light Spinner for PTE36R/DLE30/DLE55/DA50/DA60
Miracle RC 1.75" Super Light Spinner for PTE36R/DLE30/DLE55/DA50/DA60
Out of Stock
$9.95
(MRCSP1.75)
ESM Aluminum Spinner Nut
ESM Aluminum Spinner Nut
In Stock
$9.95
(ESM-SP-NUT)
ESM 50cc Aluminum Spinner Nut - works for 30-111cc
ESM 50cc Aluminum Spinner Nut - works for 30-111cc
Out of Stock
$29.95
(ESM-SP-NUT-50)
HD-1501MG 236 oz-in at 6v Analog Servo with universal connector and Futaba arms
HD-1501MG 236 oz-in at 6v Analog Servo with universal connector and Futaba arms
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$15.95
$13.95
(HD-1501MG)
Hitec HS-5645MG 168 oz-in at 6v High Torque Metal Gear Digital Servo
Hitec HS-5645MG 168 oz-in at 6v High Torque Metal Gear Digital Servo
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(HS5645)
Hitec HS-645MG 133 oz-in at 6v High Torque Metal Gear Analog Servo
Hitec HS-645MG 133 oz-in at 6v High Torque Metal Gear Analog Servo
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(HD-8309TG)
Down and Locked formerly WRC Wike R/C Products IBEF Ignition Battery Eliminating Filter for any battery type including Li-Ion, Li-Poly, NiMh, NiCad, A123
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TBM Servo Plug Wire Safety Clips - 10 in a Bag
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TBM Power System 1.1 for Gas Airplanes up to 60cc requiring hidden switch
TBM Power System 1.1 for Gas Airplanes up to 60cc requiring hidden switch
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ESM A1 Skyraider 71" Wingspan Bomb Set
ESM A1 Skyraider 71" Wingspan Bomb Set
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