Piper Pawnee 15e ARF



*at participating retailers

Find a Retailer


Buy It Now


A fun-to-fly, one-of-a-kind scale rendition of Piper’s ag workhorse.

The Piper Pawnee was one of the first aircraft to be specifically designed and built for agricultural spraying and dusting. Recognizing the dangers of crop spraying: the natural dangers of low flying, obstacles such as water towers, windmills, farm buildings, fence posts and electrical or telephone wires, as well as the added hazards of the often toxic chemicals they delivered to the fields, the Piper Corporation purposefully engineered the Pawnee to take to the skies above the endless rows of corn as a dedicated crop-spraying aircraft.

E-flite’s Piper Pawnee 15e ARF is a scale airplane that is unlike anything else on the market. Designed by Peter Goldsmith, this attractive, easy to assemble balsa and plywood agricultural aircraft model has extremely gentle flight characteristics comparable to the ever-popular Piper Cub, making it the perfect plane for inexperienced to moderately experienced pilots. Created with the scale enthusiast in mind, E-flite’s Piper Pawnee 15e has all the attention to detail the discerning modeler demands. This almost-ready-to-fly plane replicates the exact scale outline of its full-scale counterpart—no modifications were made to its original shape. Scale aileron and flap locations also help to maintain the model’s scale integrity; furthermore, a preinstalled scale cockpit, complete with a detailed instrument panel and molded pilot’s seat, adds charming appeal. A scale, high-visibility UltraCote® trim scheme and factory-painted fiberglass cowl finish off the airplane’s stylish looks.

Contributing to the Pawnee’s extraordinary performance is the low wing and semi-horner tip design that further improves the low speed handling so it maneuvers well even in somewhat confined areas. The flaps come preinstalled, but not yet cut out, so the modeler can elect to fly with or without them. The Pawnee has a lightweight, one-piece bolt-on wing that attaches to the fuselage with balsa struts. Its main undercarriage and landing gear are recreated with durable aluminum while scale Cub wheels facilitate smooth takeoffs and landings.

Its lightweight design is focused around E-flite's Power 15 BL Outrunner Motor, with great power-to-weight ratio so pilots can achieve longer flight times—upwards of 25 minutes per charge—with a lower cost motor and battery combination. Or, the Pawnee can be paired with the Power 25 BL Outrunner Motor for maximum power. Either way, accessing the electronics will be a breeze thanks to the large, magnetic battery hatch. And, because of its low parts count and high level of completion, the Piper Pawnee 15e ARF will be flight-ready in as little as 3 hours.


  • Can be flight-ready in as little as 4 hours
  • Exact-to-scale proportions
  • Many scale details including cockpit and seat
  • Balsa and ply construction
  • Super stable flight characteristics
  • Optional flaps
  • Removable one-piece wing
  • Genuine UltraCote® covering
  • Painted fiberglass cowl


60 in (1525mm)
Overall Length:
41.5 in (1050mm)
Wing Area:
550 sq in (35.5 sq dmm)
Flying Weight:
4 - 4.25 lb (1.8 - 1.9 kg)
Motor Size:
Power 15 - Power 25
6 channels w/ 4 mini servos, 6 with optional flaps
(4) JR Sport MN48's, (6) with optional flaps
Trim Scheme Colors:
UltraCote While (HANU870), Deep Blue (HANU873), and Cub Yellow (HANU884)
CG (center of gravity):
2-1/2 in (62mm) from the leading edge of the wing
Prop Size:
APC 11x7E
Hardware Included:
Speed Control :
35- to 40-Amp brushless
Recommended Battery:
11.1 V 4200 3-cell Li-Po, 10-cell 1800mAh Ni-MH
Sport Flyer
Approx. Assembly Time:
4 - 6 hours

Parts & Accessories

Completion Guides Sport Outrunner Setup   (See All)

  • Electric Propeller,11 x 7E

  • 40-Amp Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC

  • Power 15 Brushless Outrunner Motor, 950Kv

Completion Guides High Power Outrunner Setup   (See All)

  • Thin Electric Propeller, 12 x 8E

  • 40-Amp Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC

  • Power 25 Brushless Outrunner Motor, 870Kv

Parts Listing   (See All)

  • Wing Set with Struts: Pawnee 15e

  • Fuselage: Pawnee 15e

  • Tail Set: Pawnee 15e

  • Landing Gear: Pawnee 15e

Optional Accessories   (See All)

  • EC3 Device & Battery Connector

  • Celectra 1-3 Cell LiPo DC Charger



Designed by Peter Goldsmith



Accurately scaled fiberglass...

Easy-Access Magnetic...

Even with Exact-to-scale...

A detailed cockpit with...

E-flite’s Power 15 BL...

No such thing as too much...

The AR6200 (SPMAR6200) 6-...





We have found that the first production run of the Pawnee 15e was missing one hinge on each flap. If you do not use the optional flap system you will not encounter any issues at all. This missing hinge will not affect flight at all. If you elect to cut the flaps loose, you will notice that the flap only has one hinge. You will need to install one CA type hinge 5-1/2 inches outboard from the root of the flap. This will enable you to use the flap system designed into this model.


We are very sorry for this inconvenience and this issue has been resolved in future production runs. We thank you for your understanding and wish you many great flights with your Pawnee 15e. 

The actual wing span of the EFL Pawnee 15e is 60 inches (1525mm) and not the stated 62 inches. We appologize for this inconvenience.


1 Authorized Warranty Period (Date of Purchase)

What this Warranty Covers 
Horizon Hobby, Inc., (Horizon) warrants to the original purchaser that the product purchased (the "Product") will be free from defects in materials and workmanship at the date of purchase.

2 Authorized Limited Warranty & Limits of Liability International

What is Not Covered
This warranty is not transferable and does not cover (i) cosmetic damage, (ii) damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or due to improper use, installation, operation or maintenance, (iii) modification of or to any part of the Product, (iv) attempted service by anyone other than a Horizon Hobby authorized service center, (v) Product not purchased from an authorized Horizon dealer, or (vi) Product not compliant with applicable technical regulations.


Purchaser’s Remedy
Horizon’s sole obligation and purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be that Horizon will, at its option, either (i) service, or (ii) replace, any Product determined by Horizon to be defective. Horizon reserves the right to inspect any and all Product(s) involved in a warranty claim. Service or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon. Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE PURCHASER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.

Limitation of Liability
HORIZON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR PRODUCTION OR COMMERCIAL LOSS IN ANY WAY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF HORIZON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Further, in no event shall the liability of Horizon exceed the individual price of the Product on which liability is asserted. As Horizon has no control over use, setup, final assembly, modification or misuse, no liability shall be assumed nor accepted for any resulting damage or injury. By the act of use, setup or assembly, the user accepts all resulting liability. If you as the purchaser or user are not prepared to accept the liability associated with the use of the Product, purchaser is advised to return the Product immediately in new and unused condition to the place of purchase.

These terms are governed by Illinois law (without regard to conflict of law principals). This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Horizon reserves the right to change or modify this warranty at any time without notice.


Questions, Assistance, and Services
Your local hobby store and/or place of purchase cannot provide warranty support or service. Once assembly, setup or use of the Product has been started, you must contact your local distributor or Horizon directly. This will enable Horizon to better answer your questions and service you in the event that you may need any assistance. For questions or assistance, please visit our website at, submit a Product Support Inquiry, or call 877.504.0233 toll free to speak to a Product Support representative.

Inspection or Services
If this Product needs to be inspected or serviced and is compliant in the country you live and use the Product in, please use the Horizon Online Service Request submission process found on our website or call Horizon to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Pack the Product securely using a shipping carton. Please note that original boxes may be included, but are not designed to withstand the rigors of shipping without additional protection. Ship via a carrier that provides tracking and insurance for lost or damaged parcels, as Horizon is not responsible for merchandise until it arrives and is accepted at our facility. An Online Service Request is available at If you do not have internet access, please contact Horizon Product Support to obtain a RMA number along with instructions for submitting your product for service. When calling Horizon, you will be asked to provide your complete name, street address, email address and phone number where you can be reached during business hours. When sending product into Horizon, please include your RMA number, a list of the included items, and a brief summary of the problem. A copy of your original sales receipt must be included for warranty consideration. Be sure your name, address, and RMA number are clearly written on the outside of the shipping carton.
NOTICE: Do not ship LiPo batteries to Horizon. If you have any issue with a LiPo battery, please contact the appropriate Horizon Product Support office.

Warranty Requirements
For Warranty consideration, you must include your original sales receipt verifying the proof-of-purchase date. Provided warranty conditions have been met, your Product will be serviced or replaced free of charge. Service or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon.

Non-Warranty Service
Should your service not be covered by warranty, service will be completed and payment will be required without notification or estimate of the expense unless the expense exceeds 50% of the retail purchase cost. By submitting the item for service you are agreeing to payment of the service without notification. Service estimates are available upon request. You must include this request with your item submitted for service. Non-warranty service estimates will be billed a minimum of ½ hour of labor. In addition you will be billed for return freight. Horizon accepts money orders and cashier’s checks, as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. By submitting any item to Horizon for service, you are agreeing to Horizon’s Terms and Conditions found on our website

ATTENTION: Horizon service is limited to Product compliant in the country of use and ownership. If received, a non-compliant Product will not be serviced. Further, the sender will be responsible for arranging return shipment of the un-serviced Product, through a carrier of the sender’s choice and at the sender’s expense. Horizon will hold non-compliant Product for a period of 60 days from notification, after which it will be discarded.

United States:
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Service Center
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822

All other Products requiring warranty inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Product Support
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822

Please call 877-504-0233 or e-mail us at with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.

United Kingdom:
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Hobby Limited 
Units 1-4 Ployters Rd
Staple Tye
Harlow, Essex
CM18 7NS
United Kingdom

Please call +44 (0) 1279 641 097 or e-mail us at with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.

Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Technischer Service
Christian-Junge-Strasse 1
25337 Elmshorn

Please call +(0) 49 4121 2655 100 or e-mail us at with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.

Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Hobby SAS
11 Rue Georges Charpak

Please call +33 (0) 1 60 18 34 90 or e-mail us at with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.

China:                                                                                           Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Hobby – China
Room 506, No. 97 Changshou Rd.
Shanghai, China 200060

Please call +86 (021) 5180 9868 or email us at with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.



Modified: 11/13/2012