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Load image into Gallery viewer, 1/6 Scale Nieuport 17
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1/6 Scale Nieuport 17

Vendor Balsa USA
Regular price $290.75 USD
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Upgrade To The 1/6 Scale Nieuport 17 Kit Package                                                                    

Type                            French WW-I fighter

Wing Span                  55 Inches (cord 8-3/8” top / 5" bottom )

Wing Area                  683 Square Inches total.

Airfoil                         flat bottom

Wing Loading             18 ~ 21Oz. / Sq. Foot

Fuselage Length          40 Inches.

Flying Weight             5-1/4 to 6-1/2 Pounds.

Engine Size                 .35 ~ .40 2-Stroke / 40 ~ 52 4-stroke recommended

Prop Size                     Depends on engine being used 

Fuel Tank                    4 ~ 6 Oz.

Radio Equipment        4-Channel W/ 5 servos

Servo Requirements   Standard servos (2 servos required for ailerons)

Wheel Size                  4-3/8” vintage (Not included in kit)

Cowl Diameter           6-3/8” diameter  3-3/4” deep


Model Features

Balsa, Bass, and Ply construction

Removable “1-piece” bolt on wings


Kit Includes

Full-Size plans W/ Photo instruction book.

Jig & die cut parts

Pre-bent wire landing gear and cabane struts

Basic hardware package

ABS plastic cowl.


Items Needed to Complete

Control system, push rod type.

Fuel System (fuel tank & fuel lines).

2, 2-meter rolls of covering material (Solartex recommended)

1-pair 4-3/8” Vintage wheels



Center of Gravity      3-3/8 Inches back from leading edge of top wing at centerline


Control Throws:

Elevator ………………….. 1/2” Up and Down                             

Rudder …………………… 1-1/2” Left and Right                        

Ailerons ………………….. 3/4" Up and Down

(Aileron differential recommended 3/4" Up 1/2” Down)



Thrust Line Recommendations:

1 ~2 Degrees Down  …….1 degree Right



Decal Set, French (Lafayette Escadrille):

(4)       Large (6-3/4” Diameter) Roundels         Top and bottom of the TOP wing.

(2)       Small (4” Diameter) Roundels            Bottom of bottom wing.

(2)       Number (2” and 1-1/8” high)             Rudder.

(2)       “Lafayette Indian” (3-7/8” X 5”)       Fuselage sides.