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ESM Fiesler Storch 93" Wingspan. $99 shipping via UPS Ground in the continental US - Must call for air shipping quotes.


ESM Fiesler Storch 93" Wingspan.  $99 shipping via UPS Ground in the continental US - Must call for air shipping quotes.

Shipping is $99 in the contiguous US via UPS Ground.
$499.00
Item# (ESMSTORCH-93)

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Shipping is $99 in the contiguous US via UPS Ground.

Due to the lack of popularity and complexity of the manufacturing process for the Storch, it has been discontinued by ESM.

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The Fieseler Storch 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 Storch, as with all of ESM's RC scale airplanes, come already painted at the factory, 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.

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.

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! The ESM Storch sports scale landing gear, and cabane struts.

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.

The ESM Storch, as with all of the ESM line of ARF scale RC airplanes, look and fly so realistically that we are confident that you will be extremely pleased !!! ESM is continually working on producing new RC scale aircraft, and most of these new offerings will be available with wingspans of 80 inches or more so that they will meet or exceed IMAA legal requirements...so be sure to come back often to see what new ARF scale RC aircraft TBM and ESM have coming out!

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Wing Span: 93" (2362m)
Length: 63.5" (1614 mm)
Wing area: 6.64/sq.ft (61.68 sq. dm)
Wing Loading: 39.9 oz/sq. ft (121.6 g/sq. dm)
Flying Weight: 16.51 lbs (7.5 kg) *Weight Information
Radio: 6ch & 7 servos
Engine: 120 4-Cycle
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The Storch, as with all of ESMís RC scale airplanes, comes already painted at the factory, 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.

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.

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! The ESM Storch sports scale landing gear, and cabane struts.

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The fabric-covered Storch observation monoplane served the German Forces throughout World War Two. With ten times the life expectancy of the Bf 109 fighter, the Storch ("Stork") proved to be a rugged Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) airplane that gained the respect of all its pilots.

The Storch was first flown in 1936. Using a fixed slat over the leading edge of the wing and slotted camber-changing flaps along the trailing edge, the Storch achieved incredible short take-off performance. In a light breeze the Storch could take off in just 200 feet (60 meters) and land in about 66 feet (20 meters). It had a crew of three, and with extensive windows surrounding the occupants, made an excellent observation and liaison aircraft. Production for the German armed forces began with the Fi 156A-1. The Fi 156C, which had the rear glazing raised to accommodate a machine gun for defense, soon replaced the A-1. Other variants included a tropical version with dust filters, an ambulance version carrying a single stretcher, and an enlarged version (Fi 256) with seating for five built in limited numbers in France between 1943 and 1944. Fieseler began building the Storch in Germany, but was soon forced to move production to Morane-Saulnier in France (as the M.S.500 Criquet) and Mraz in Czechoslovakia (as the K-65 Cap). This was done to make room for the BF 109 at the Fieseler plant.

The Fieseler Storch was the last dogfight victim of the western front. Pilot Duanes Francies and his observer, Lieutenant William Martin, of the 5th US Army Division, spotted a Storch circling below them while looking for ground targets in their Piper Cub. Diving on the Storch, the two men opened fire with their Colt .45s and the plane spiraled to the ground. After a short gun battle, Francies and his observer took the two Germans into custody. Lt. Martin was awarded the Air Medal for his part in the fight, but Francies would have to wait until the story was reported in Cornelius Ryan's book "The Last Battle," to finally be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. The USAF was 22 years late. Apart from being the last Luftwaffe plane lost in the west, this Storch was also the only enemy plane downed by pistol fire during the war.

After the war Morane-Saulnier continued to produce the Storch as the M.S.500, and Mraz continued to build the K-65 Cap. Over 2,900 Fi 156s were produced. Today, more than 30 Fi 156s and their brethren have survived in Europe and North America, and about 20 are still capable of flying today.

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Here at Troy Built Models, we, as modelers ourselves, know what it is like to bring home a new plane only to have to go out to buy what you'll need to finish your plane, and get it up in the air. We also understand that while ESM does included a very complete hardware package, you will still need to get your own radio, gear, engine, etc. In order to help you, our loyal customers, we have put together as comprehensive a list as we can to include what you'll need to finish your new airplane.

We made this list to make it easier for you to order what you'll need at the same time as when you order your plane here at TBM, so that we can ship it all to you at the same time. Look over our list, and pick and chose what you'll need and it will be added to your shopping cart.

Disclaimer: We may not have covered all of items totally needed for every airplane. Personal choice and use in the past is another variable. As modelers ourselves, we tried to think of most of the accessories you might need. This way, the accessories will arrive with your kit and you can get started immediately. Since we post out manuals on line as well, you can be looking at it before the plane gets to you. If you feel we have missed something, let us know by emailing us. Thank you for your support and contribution.




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