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Jun 25, 2012, 04:29 PM
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ESM Texan II

Heres my latest bird, the ESM Texan II. The model is setup for gas from ESM, but easily converts to electric with an EFlite Power 160 or equivalent (Tacon or Monster Power 160 as well). On 12s 5000, she screams with a 16x8 4 blade prop. The sound is amazing to say the least...sounds like a real turbine at WOT. It has true unlimited-vertical performance and flight times are around 8-10 minutes.

Unfortunately, the ESM V2 retracts have weak gears and stripped out. The V3's have that fixed, but they have not arrived in the US yet. Hopefully next week.

The Texan II is available from Troy Built Models.

heres a flight at SEFF 2012
Troy Built Models ESM Texan II SEFF 2012 (2 min 41 sec)
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Jul 03, 2012, 02:54 PM
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That's a Pilatus PC9 advanced trainer not a Texan ? its a nice model though
Jul 03, 2012, 03:29 PM
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The rights to the Pilatus PC9 airframe design were purchased by Beechcraft in 1998-99, at that point became the Beechcraft T6 Texan II. Subsequently purchased again by Raytheon. It is indeed a Beechcraft Raytheon T-6 Texan II and not manufactured by Pilatus but was developed from the PC9.
Jul 03, 2012, 03:55 PM
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I stand corrected a real T6 Texans got a round engine I did work on the PC9 for the RAAF however that was a few years back now
these ones actaully
Aug 07, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Beautiful plane.They have two of these that occasionally come in and out of Spirit Airport in St.Louis.Love this plane and after watching your video will have to get one.So is the third version of the retreacts going to do the job?If not maybe the E Flites will do the job.Where did you get the pilots?
Last edited by gjmjoe017; Aug 07, 2012 at 06:13 PM. Reason: Forgot something.
Nov 17, 2013, 11:53 AM

Texan II

Can you tell me what your final weight is including the 12S batteries?
Jul 30, 2014, 05:29 AM
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Do you have any of the build pics? Curious how you setup the batteries and stuff.
Apr 26, 2016, 10:41 AM
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old thread but I have to ask. The 160 is rated for 10S, how does it hold up to 12?

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