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Escapade Sport .40-.55 GP/EP 52.5" ARF

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Escapade Sport .40-.55 GP/EP 52.5" ARF

Item No. GPMA1200
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Key Features
  • Construction: Balsa and ply
  • Covering: Covered in Top Flite MonoKote
  • Wings: One-piece with aluminum joiner tube
  • Aileron Control: Modeler's choice of single or dual servo control
  • Radio Compartment: Plywood reinforced
  • Canopy: Single tinted, hatch attaches to fuselage with magnets, preinstalled painted pilot bust
  • Fuel Tank: 9.1oz (270cc)
  • Landing Gear: Left and right aluminum sections 0.12" (3mm) thick
  • Wheels: Main, foam 3" (76mm) diameter, tailwheel 0.87" (22mm) diameter
  • Wheel Pants: Painted fiberglass
  • Spinner: Plastic, red in color 2.5" (63mm) diameter
  • Engine Mount: Two-piece composite
  • Motor Mount: Plywood
In The Box
  • Great Planes Escapade Sport Airplane
  • Landing Gear
  • Wheels
  • Motor Mount
  • Engine Mount
  • Fuel Tank
  • Spinner
  • Pilot Bust
  • Product Manual
Needed to Complete
  • Radio: 4-channel
  • Servos: 3-5 standard size
  • Engine .40 - .55 cu in (6.5 - 9.0cc) 2-stroke glow OR .52 - .70 cu in (8.5 - 11.5cc) 4-stroke glow OR
  • Electric Motor: .46 RimFire (42-60-800kV)
  • Battery: 18.5V (5S) 3200mAh (or higher)LiPO (if using electric motor)
  • Electronic Speed Control: 60 amp (if using electric motor)
  • Charger: LiPo compatible charger and cell balancer (if using electric motor)
  • 6" (152mm) Servo Extension: Two for single servo aileron control
  • Dual Servo Extension required for dual servo aileron control
  • 1/4" foam rubber padding, propeller, building and field equipment
Escapade Sport .40-.55 GP/EP 52.5" ARF

Ready to be a favorite right from the start!

A pilot might own many planes, but there's always one that stands out as the all-time favorite. That's what Great Planes designed the Escapade GP/EP ARF to be. If you've mastered a trainer, you can fly it with confidence – and when you've flown it once, you'll always be eager for the next chance to enjoy its easy handling and nimble aerobatics.
  • Easy-to-install mounts for glow engines and brushless motors
  • No-mod set ups for single-servo or dual-servo ailerons
  • Built-up airframe
  • Bolt-on wing and tail surfaces, landing gear and wheel pants
  • Prehinged control surfaces
  • Striking MonoKote trim scheme
Great Planes Escapade GP/EP ARF - tail
Bolt-on tail surfaces drastically cut assembly time!
Great Planes Escapade GP/EP ARF - battery hatch
Removing the factory-built battery “hatch” also gives you easy access to onboard gear. Magnets in the hatch and fuselage provide a strong bond and a simple way to reattach the hatch after use.
Great Planes Escapade GP/EP ARF - two-piece wing
The two-piece wing assembles quickly, providing accurate alignment automatically.
Great Planes Escapade GP/EP ARF - wheel pants
The fiberglass wheel pants are factory-painted to match the MonoKote trim scheme.


  • Wingspan: 52.5" (1340mm)
  • Wing Area: 483 sq in (31.2 sq dm)
  • Weight: 5.0 - 5.5lb (2270 - 2495g)
  • Wing Loading: 24 - 26 oz/sq ft (73 - 80 g/sq dm)
  • Length: 46" (1160mm)
  • Airfoil: Semi-symmetrical, low wing configuration
  • Center of Gravity: 2-1/2" (63mm) Back from the wing's leading edge at the fuselage sides.
  • Control Throws- Low Rate / High Rate
    • Ailerons: Up & Down 1/4" (6mm) 11° / 1/2" (13mm) 22°
    • Elevator: Up & Down 3/4" (19mm) 15° / 1-1/4" (32mm) 25°
    • Rudder: Right & Left 1-1/4" (32mm) 17° / 2" (51mm) 26°

Product Specifications

LiPo Compatibility 4S
Completion Level Almost Ready-To-Fly
Skill Level Level 3