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Mar 27, 2020, 08:54 PM
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Just got one of these 2nd hand(in good condition)
But after a couple of flights, I notice the elevator has to be apx 10mm up.to cruse around.
Which results in nose up and down a lot with small power/speed changes.
C of G is correct.
Seems the horizontal stablizer is up at front too much!!
Looks easy to pack it up at back end.
Is this normal for this plane?
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Apr 01, 2020, 09:27 PM
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I have gone back and forth about it, but I decided to sell my unbuilt Pilatus. Too many projects!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...m-Pilatus-PC-6
Jun 13, 2020, 01:24 AM
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Just got one of these 2nd hand(in good condition)
But after a couple of flights, I notice the elevator has to be apx 10mm up.to cruse around.
Which results in nose up and down a lot with small power/speed changes.
C of G is correct.
Seems the horizontal stablizer is up at front too much!!
Looks easy to pack it up at back end.
Is this normal for this plane?
Nice model its like mine since i modified it like yours too. As for the up elevator i think its the tyers since i put 3" tyers on mine i need alot up elevator trim. You could pack it up it would reduce the trim and drag. Do you know where the person who modified your plane got the tail wheel from.
Jun 13, 2020, 07:07 AM
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Nice model its like mine since i modified it like yours too. As for the up elevator i think its the tyers since i put 3" tyers on mine i need alot up elevator trim. You could pack it up it would reduce the trim and drag. Do you know where the person who modified your plane got the tail wheel from.
Tailwheel is standard as far as I know.

I have put a reversi g ESC in it now.
Thats a lot of fun to shorten your landing roll.
But have not been game to use a little reverse in a near vertical dive yet.
To slow the airspeed in a dive like the fullsize ones do with Beta prop setting.

I find mine a bit under powered(still gives good scale looking climb though)
But I would not like to be towing a big glider.
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Jun 13, 2020, 04:06 PM
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Tailwheel is standard as far as I know.

I have put a reversi g ESC in it now.
Thats a lot of fun to shorten your landing roll.
But have not been game to use a little reverse in a near vertical dive yet.
To slow the airspeed in a dive like the fullsize ones do with Beta prop setting.

I find mine a bit under powered(still gives good scale looking climb though)
But I would not like to be towing a big glider.
Sounds good what a good plane to fly. So slow what a treat.

Do you mind taking a photo of tail wheel looks different on the top photo.

I have got my esc set to hold the prop rpm at low idle and the motor holds the speed of the prop constant similar to beta.
Aug 05, 2020, 05:46 AM
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This tail wheel came with it
Aug 08, 2020, 07:43 PM
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The tail gear looks stock, but mine didn't come with that brush guard, that's hanging down in front of it.
That's not a bad idea, as mine snags on grass quite a bit.
Aug 13, 2020, 07:59 PM
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Yes that is the same wheel but the gard gives me idears thanks for that
Aug 23, 2020, 08:28 AM
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I stalled my Pilatus Porter from about 6 feet, and destroy about 1/3 of the cowl.
I can probably make a plaster of paris plug from what is left, and do a vacuum formed cowl from that, but if anyone has found a source for replacement cowls, I would far prefer to buy one, rather than build one.
Aug 23, 2020, 11:46 AM
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I stalled my Pilatus Porter from about 6 feet, and destroy about 1/3 of the cowl.
I can probably make a plaster of paris plug from what is left, and do a vacuum formed cowl from that, but if anyone has found a source for replacement cowls, I would far prefer to buy one, rather than build one.
The one that we have in the club is flying with a plastic cup as cowl

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Aug 23, 2020, 05:50 PM
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I found this if your willing to pay that much for one..(3D printed)


https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=...r4kDegUIARCnAQ
Aug 23, 2020, 06:41 PM
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I found this if your willing to pay that much for one..(3D printed)


https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=...r4kDegUIARCnAQ
It's great to have a fall-back position if my vacuum forming doesn't go well.
Thanks guys!
Aug 29, 2020, 02:19 AM
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The tail gear looks stock, but mine didn't come with that brush guard, that's hanging down in front of it.
That's not a bad idea, as mine snags on grass quite a bit.
Its only a sheet of plastic I cut to look semi scale.
You would need something stronger and lower if you want it to work that way.
But beware of any extra wt back there.
Check your plastic elevator clevis control rod attachment.
They are known to be a weak plastic pin.


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