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Sep 30, 2013, 01:10 AM
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Pilatus PC-6 Porter

Here are some great 3 views, available from Pilatus' website, in 1/10 scale.

I've converted the original .pdf files to .tif and to .dxf for those who want to start something in CAD.

There are some great walkaround photo's of the Porter and many other aircraft available here

Have fun!

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Sep 30, 2013, 05:14 PM
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Thanks! I have always liked the Porter. It seems liek a logical successor to the Storch but with a better cabin. David
Nov 04, 2014, 12:11 PM
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more drawings / photos in the next edition of the German magazine "DMFV-Modellflieger"
Drawings © by H.-J.FISCHER

Oct 18, 2015, 08:03 PM
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Another model plan with a scale drawing on it. This one by Paul Plecan, a rather well known American model draftsman from the 40's thru 80's (??).

Model is for Rubber FF, however the scale 4-view is universal :
Oct 21, 2015, 10:15 AM
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from wikipedia:

The Pilatus PC-6 Porter is a single-engined Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) utility aircraft designed by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. First flown in 1959, the PC-6 continues in production at Pilatus Flugzeugwerke in Stans, Switzerland. It has been built in both piston engine and turboprop powered versions and was produced for a time by Fairchild Hiller in the United States.

The first prototype made its maiden flight on 4 May 1959[2] powered by a 254 kW (340 shp) piston engine. The first Turbo Porter, powered by a turboprop, flew in 1961. The Turbo Porter received an engine upgrade in 1963, which increased its power to its present value of 410 kW (550 shp).

The Porter was also manufactured under license by Fairchild Hiller in the United States during the early 1970s for operations during the Vietnam War. It received the designation AU-23A Peacemaker for service with the U.S. Air Force and UV-20 Chiricahua for service with the U.S. Army. The Peacemaker was fitted with a side-firing 20mm XM-197 Gatling cannon, four wing pylons and a centre fuselage station for external ordnance, but proved to be troublesome in service; all aircraft were returned to the U.S. for storage after one year of operations.

General characteristics

Crew: one, pilot
Capacity: up to ten passengers
Payload: 1,130 kg (2,491 lb)
Length: 11.00 m (36 ft 1 in)
Wingspan: 15.87 m (52 ft 0¾ in)
Height: 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 30.15 m² (324.5 sq ft)
Airfoil: NACA 64-514
Aspect ratio: 8.4:1
Empty weight: 1,270 kg (2,800 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 2,800 kg (6,173 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 turboprop, 410 kW (550 shp)(downrated from 507 kW (680 shp))


Never exceed speed: 280 km/h (151 knots, 174 mph)
Maximum speed: 232 km/h[19] (125 knots, 144 mph)
Cruise speed: 213 km/h (115 knots, 132 mph) at 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
Stall speed: 96 km/h (52 knots, 60 mph) (flaps down, power off)
Range: 730 km (394 nmi, 453 mi) with maximum payload
Ferry range: 1,612 km (870 nmi, 1,002 mi) with maximum internal and underwing fuel
Service ceiling: 8,197 m (25,000 ft)
Rate of climb: 4.8 m/s (941 ft/min)

A nifty factory brochure with drawings and specs:

Jan 13, 2017, 03:45 PM
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The last drawing posted looks from L.G.Halls.
Does it come from a Model Airplane News issue? in that case, which #nbr. please?
Thank you for any info.
Jan 14, 2017, 01:45 AM
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I have designed up a sorta-scale Porter based on the same basic dimensions, moments, and airfoil of the classic Telemaster trainer. The hope is to end up with an airplane that looks like a Porter and flies like a Telemaster. I've decided to call it a "Teleporter"! There is a build thread in the giant electric forum if anyone is interested.

Jan 23, 2017, 05:01 AM
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Great work Chad, many Thanks
hope this will be available, very interesting project.
Jan 23, 2017, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by TedD60
here is the plate 1 to complete the plate 2 you show us:

By the way, mine is a copy, but I wanted to know from which magazin these drawings from L.G. Halls were first published? Model Airplane News? any other?
Thank You
Jan 23, 2017, 07:02 AM
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The paper copy I had since my youth was pulled out of an MAN magazine, probably in the late 1960's. I had a binder full of these, plus AAM full-color centerfolds, all of which I scanned and stored years ago.

I used to keep the binder by my chair, for flipping through and getting inspiration when I wanted to design something. I had to go digital as the paper copies were getting very yellowed and beginning to crumble (especially the oldest, which were newsprint-type paper from MAN, circa 1967).

Jan 24, 2017, 03:10 PM
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My records only have an entry for sheet 4 of 4 of the Pilatus Porter as drawn by Langdon Halls. It was in the August 1968 issue of Model Airplane News. I would imagine the other sheets probably appeared in the July issue and possibly the June issue. I missed those months because I wasn't a subscriber and the book store on Aviano AB, Italy didn't carry the magazine.
Oct 20, 2019, 12:24 AM
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inconsistency in the 3view

Originally Posted by wizard of odd
Here are some great 3 views, available from Pilatus' website, in 1/10 scale.

I've converted the original .pdf files to .tif and to .dxf for those who want to start something in CAD.

There are some great walkaround photo's of the Porter and many other aircraft available here

Have fun!

dear odd have you notice the difference of scale in between the 3 views ? i have had sketched over the PDF in catia and there is a fair amount of inconsistency between the section views provided and the side view (the scales are not the same) yet also there is no frame 3 in the section views . and the EngW Fr1 section line in the side view is not parallel to the other section !!
Oct 20, 2019, 02:58 PM
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Different renderers, not to mention researchers and or any number of people involved in various stages of graphic reproduction, allow for all manner and possibility of"inconsistencies" too occure. Then there are the differences between reproduction processes and equipment.

I like the Pilatus drawings BECAUSE they all seem to agree about "point to point" skinning showing up so brilliantly. Majority of "sleeker" aircraft, like P -51, Spitfire and ME-109 are built similarly, just showing less drastically so.

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