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Old May 23, 2015, 08:13 PM
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55" Pilatus PC-12NG Parkflyer build

With my Hansa Jet residing at my mothers house ( I will not continue work until I have moved into my new Apartment)
I have began a small simple build to keep me busy in the meantime
A 55" Pilatus PC-12

I am keeping this build cheap and simple and hopefully will be completed within 4 weeks of starting...
For this build I will be using;
1x NTM Prop drive 28-25 1100Kv motor
1x 25A Hobbyking ESC
6x HK 15148 11g servos
1x Turnigy 11.4v (3s) 2200mAh lipo
1x 6ch rx

Electronics are inbound... 👍

No landing gear on this bird, to keep it simple And light
Flaps, ailerons, Rudder and Elevator

A light balsa frame build with 3mm Depron skin
I will be using the model building plans so kindly made publicly available by Pilatus
http://www.pilatus-aircraft.com/00-d...del%20Plan.pdf

I will be skipping out on a livery till after the maiden

I have reserved a few posts below for updates
Stay Tuned...

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Old May 23, 2015, 08:14 PM
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Update #1 15/6/15

My parcel arrived!
Got me
4x 12 g HK (Heavy Duty) servos
1x Y-lead extension
8x servo extension
1x 25A ESC

Gonna need to solder up a connector onto the ESC
And some bullets on too when the motor arrives
Deciding which servos to use for the flaps

Gotta finish up scaling up the plans and then we are good to go!
K

Enjoi!
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Updated 21/6/15

Made a start on the fuse spine ( the nose section atleast, also mocked up the layout of the electronics
She is gonna be quite the big bird!
AUW so far is standing at 366g
Gonna aim for a RTF AUW of around 900g to 1 kg

Enjoi

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Cool! I'm in as usual!

I was wondering about the Hansa... hopefully you can get back to it soon
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Subscribed! The plans look excellent
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Old May 25, 2015, 05:28 AM
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I'm going to be laying the spine at some point this week #fingers-crossed

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You could use this colour scheme there Keenan
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Old May 25, 2015, 07:43 AM
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Looks nice and simple...
Might just go with that scheme, are you a flying doctor with the RFD?
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I am a pilot with RFDS Queensland but I fly the B200 King Air.
VH-FDP is based in Charleville,South West Queensland
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Not gonna lie but I'm absolutely loving the Newer RFDS livery
Check out VH-FVA's sweet Paintscheme

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Good and Bad News

Some progress to report,
I have printed off the plans (so kindly provided by Pilatus)
And the first step will be to scale up the plans ( each former and rib, etc.)
I also found and ordered some nice fixed steerable landing gear on HobbyKing that don't look half too bad either and at £4.50 are an absolute steal
I "had" bought a box of balsa so I could start cutting the formers, battery tray, wing Spars etc. (the internal balsa frame) but Stupid me left it on the train on the way back from the LHS *Doh! 😫(my GF was being very distracting)
I have contacted Lost property and have high hopes of getting hold of it as soon as possible or that's $$ down the drain

The next step will be to draft out the scaled out parts and make modifications for all the structural bits (waiting in hope for the return of my balsa... )
Will make a start on that tomorrow after my exam

Will keep you guys posted,
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Congratulations, Keenan. It looks like you have a great start. I'm most interested in any R/C PC-12's!
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