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Old Feb 12, 2015, 07:29 AM
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Hobbyking (Art Tech) 1700MM PC6 Pilatus Porter Thread!

Hey gang,

I haven't seen a thread for this model, so I figured I would start one.

You can purchase the model HERE

I think it is a fantastic size, and the scale lines are maintained well. I swapped the motor on mine, from the 700kv mushroom type, to a 760kv FMS Edge 540 motor and prop. I trimmed the cowl to line up, and took about 3/4 of an inch of foam off behind the original firewall position. I will take some pics of how I did mine if there is interest, but here is a pic of my completed power swap. I also installed Dubro Low bounce 3.5 inch rubber tires, and I am running an 80 amp Hobbywing ESC, with an HK 5A/6V SBEC. The wingtip lights flash, so I did not leave them hooked up. I will upgrade the lighting package, and add floats. The floats from the E-flite Apprentice S are what I have chosen to retrofit. DImensions are just about perfect for this plane.

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-CC
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 12:30 PM
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Here is my first video using the new Motor Setup. I only did trim flights with the stock power set.
1700MM Pilatus Porter (HK, ArtTech) (3 min 34 sec)
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 08:06 PM
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Just came across your you tube flight video. Looks like a perfect plane for my needs.

Hope to see this thread take off.
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Old Feb 12, 2015, 09:39 PM
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With its high aspect ratio wing, and effective flaps, it performs beautifully. The stock power set is acceptable, but I wanted to correct the cartoonish spinner gap, and go to a 3 blade prop mostly for looks, but also sound. The FMS Edge 540 setup was a perfect match. I used to have a Fly zone Beaver, and I was mildly happy with it. This airplane out-performs that Beaver, even in stock configuration.
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Old Feb 13, 2015, 07:46 AM
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Hey CC,
There is a thread already started on this plane under the "Scale ARF/RTF" Section. It would be nice to keep this model on one thread & personally, the HK Pilatus is definitely a "scale" model. Maybe get one of the Mods to move it for you. Here's the link.....

Denny

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2329019
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Old Feb 13, 2015, 08:31 AM
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Thanks for the heads-up. I tried using the search function(which I am pretty good with usually) and came up empty. I will just shut down this thread.

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