Yep, this plane can take off in about 10 feet and it will land in only slightly more than that!
This is not your average foamy, Multiplex has done a nice job with this plane. The attention to detail makes this unusual plane just that much more fun. Multiplex incorporated a number of semi-scale details into the design, such as functioning long travel suspension / landing gear, internal servo linkages, real cockpit windows, and exterior fuselage details like simulated rivets, antennas, air scoops, exhaust nozzles and more. This is a well thought out, quality design.
The Pilatus is a joy to fly as it is a very capable bird. Despite it's scale model wing loading, the Pilatus appears to fly's light on it's wing. Knife-edge, rolls, hammerheads, even high-alpha are well within the reach of this plane.
Check out this flight video :
The average aviation hobbyist can finish this model in 30 minutes or less.
|Construction Material||Elapor Foam|
|Wing||Two Piece Detachable|
|Motor||Permax BL- 0 - 3530 - 1100kv Brushless|
|Landing Gear||Prebent wire and struts with springs. Main Wheel 2.5in / Tailwheel 1.25in|
|Servos||Six MS - 1206|
|Spinner||White Plastic 2in dia.|
|Overall Length||36.6 (930mm)|
|All-up Weight||38.8oz (1100g)|
|Wing Surface Area||369 sqin (23.8sq dm)|
|Wing Loading||15.1oz sqft (46g/sq dm)|
|COG||2.25in (58mm) from leading edge of wing next to fuse|
This model is NOT made of styrofoam and it is not possible to glue the material using white or epoxy glue. Medium CA glue used with an activator is the only method of gluing recommended by the manufacturer.