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Pilot USA - Pitts Challenger – 73″ (50-70cc)

Following on from the great feedback received from the community for our first biplane, the 100-120cc Pitts Challenger 87", Pilot-RC are very pleased to announce the release of the smaller but no less spectacular 73" version.


Pitts Challenger – 73″ (50-70cc)

Tony has just released a new plane!

Pilot-RC is very pleased to announce the release of the smaller but no less spectacular 73" version.

With all the same build quality and quick release systems used on the larger version, the new 73" is an ideal all-round sport acrobatic model, with a fast build time and speedy assembly and disassembly at the field.

After some hard negotiations, we are also very pleased to announce a new and authorized scheme available. The colors are those of UK top airshow pilot Rich Goodwin, which really pop and are very high vis in the sky. For anyone who doesn't yet know Rich Goodwin, make sure to check out his website:


For our USA customers, we are pleased to offer a set of free windbags for any Pre-orders made before January 15th, with the first set of deliveries being made early February:

Also available in the USA through our dealers Chief Aircraft

For other countries, you can find your local dealer through our main website:


  • Wingspan: 73″ (1,856mm)
  • Length: 71″ (1,796mm)
  • Wing area: 1,717 “² (1,108 cm²)
  • Weight: 20.7lbs (9.4kg)


  • SPECIAL NEW! Pilot-RC new and patented quick release system for fast wing mounting at the field.
  • Special Pilot-RC no screw canopy. Quick release with new security latch design.
  • Strong but light, precise and highly acrobatic
  • Genuine German Oracover (Ultracote) covering
  • Highly prefabricated, experienced builders can have air ready in under a day
  • Pre-installed hinges (glued and pinned)
  • Internally mounted cowling – so no external screws exposed
  • Removable wings, wing strut and stabs.
  • Laser engraved motor mounting position

Included Hardware:

  • Complete airframe with all basic accessories (such as carbon fiber main undercarriage, tail-gear assembly, and wing-tubes as well as fiberglass control horns and wheel pants)
  • Pre-installed hinges and pre-mounted canopy
  • Fuel tank and fuel tubing pre-prepared, fuel dot and breather valve
  • Wheels, axels and wheel pants
  • Pre-prepared pushrods with ball links
  • Matching carbon spinner

Required Hardware

  • Motor: 50-70cc
  • Servos: x7 high torque plus throttle // Uses x1 per aileron (total x4), x1 per elevator and x1 on rudder
  • Required extension wire lengths:
  • x2 for bottom wing aileron servo: 12cm
  • x2 for top wing aileron servo: 55cm (installed in the bottom wing) + 46cm (installed in wing struts)
  • x2 for the receiver to the wing root, inside fuselage: 32cm
  • x2 for elevator servo: 50cm
  • x1 for throttle servo: 35cm
  • Also requires all the usual accessories such as a transmitter, receiver, batteries, powerbox and possibly other small accessories…

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Jan 06, 2019, 11:47 PM
3d and EDF, some scale
MustangAce17's Avatar
Perfect plane for my 50cc electric motor I need to test!

Wow! Expensive though. It will have to wait
Jan 07, 2019, 07:46 PM
Forever Tinkering w/ Stuff
jimbo12's Avatar
I like it.
Are the flying wires on the tail required?

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