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FT Master Series C-47 72in

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RC Airplane Build Kit

Relive WWII aviation with this true-scale tribute to the legendary "Gooney Bird." The FT Master Series C-47 is an RC plane designed for experienced pilots to dive into history!

FT Master Series C-47 72in


FT Master Series C-47 72in

Flying Space Required
Large Field
Build Level
Flying Level
Build Time
16 Hr
Flying Speed
Battery Capacity
3300 mAh
Battery Cells
Power Pack
"C Twin"
Min. Channels
Master Series

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft flew from every continent in the world and took part in every major battle in the Second World War. Designated the "Dakota" by British Commonwealth forces but universally known as the "Gooney Bird", the C-47 was cited by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, as one of the most crucial pieces of military equipment used in winning World War II. C-47s remained in active military service in a variety of roles long after the war. They played a critical role in the 1948 Berlin Airlift and saw action in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. Its civilian counterpart, the DC-3, pioneered many modern air travel routes and is one of the first airliners that could profitably carry only passengers without relying on mail subsidies.

The Flite Test Master Series C-47 Skytrain provides a true scale RC flying experience in the style of a classic 1940s era cargo/passenger aircraft. Geared for the experienced pilot, the FT Master Series C-47 requires lots of runway for realistic, smooth, and gentle take-offs. Wide, scale turns are a must for this legendary aircraft. Use a 3S battery for scale flight performance, but for plenty of power, 4S batteries will enable you to power out of danger when needed. For pilots that want to experience a twin-engine transport with scale flight characteristics, the FT Master Series C-47 is the way to go!


FT Master Series C-47 Specifications

  • Wingspan: 72" (1829 mm)
  • Center of Gravity: 3" from leading edge (76 mm)
  • Recommended Electronics: Flite Test Power Pack C V.2 Twin Combo
  • Recommended Battery: 3700mAh - 4S battery

*Product shown painted with electronics all options

FT Master Series C-47 Package Includes

  • Kit includes airframe only. Electronics are not included in the base kit. Please select power pack and other options above

FT Master Series C-47 Videos

More instructional playlist build videos, click HERE!

  • Some gripes but flies pretty well

    Posted by Ryan Tompkins on 15th Jul 2022

    The build is challenging as expected even with the videos. Landing gear is a must and should really be included at this price. The props in the recommended power pack do not fit. They do not clear the fuselage. Also, the plastic geared servos in the recommended kit are not ideal for an aircraft this size. I recommend sourcing your own electronics. It recommends differential thrust, but go for the 4ch rudder. Diff thrust doesn't work well at this scale and lateral thrust position doesn’t have the leverage. Adding a rudder later without damaging the aircraft is impossible. The thrust angle pitches the aircraft up at high throttle so add some mix of down elevator. It recommends a 4s battery, but go for a larger 3s (for CG) unless you are towing a glider. It climbs vertical with 4s and it’s not the aircraft for it.

  • So-so

    Posted by Ryan on 26th Jun 2022

    The recommended power pack does not fit. The propellers cut into the fuselage. They dont put a rudder on it but at this scale, differential thrust doesn't cut it and its a pain to install after you realize it. The kit doesn't include the landing gear at that price and they failed to mention it anywhere during checkout costing me more in shipping to get it. (Now it is advertised but should be included at $100) The universal build videos are ok but the aircraft specific ones are lacking.

  • Great Buy!

    Posted by Liam Tobey on 3rd Apr 2022

    I've built several of the flite test master series planes, some a couple times. I've even scratch built a plane of my own based on the techniques I learned from doing flite test builds! This DC-3 is another home run! They really hit it out of the park! Its my biggest plane yet but still only needs a power pack C? I love it. Love everything about it. Ordered the optional landing gear and I'm using elite 9x7 3 blades for a more scale look. One of my favorite planes for just cruising around

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