The Pino Slope is a robust slope soarer with a full carbon build. Due to its robust construction, difficult launch and landing scenarios are no limitation. This ship can land in the shrubs with-out damage.
The wing is held in place using nylon screws that are meant to snap on hard landings. The electrical connections from the fuse to the wing are through spring contacts (included) which prevents wiring harness damage if the wing was to break free on a hard landing.
The sizable control surfaces make this ship extremely agile and the very effective flaps allow steep, slow approaches to smallest landing sites. High fun factor and low damage are the key!
For the PINO slope PCM developed the proven "hard shell construction" without a sandwich. As with all of their "Slope" models, the outer skin of the wing consists of robust 160g carbon fabric. The wing construction is now even more precise and the overall construction even stiffer thanks to the 6 carbon webs manufactured in a special form. The tops are lacquered, the bottoms are largely in visible carbon.
The fuselage is manufactured in the same way as the other versions with 80g spread tow and black glass for undisturbed reception of 2.4GHz. The fuselage is manufactured using a special high-pressure process. The high fiber volume content achieved in this way ensures low weight and high breaking strength. The tail units consist of a Rohacell core with a 39g biaxial carbon layer as a coating.
Here's a link to the excellent build manual. The manual contains a great deal of information about the Pino. It's worth a look if you are seriously interested in this plane.
PCM developed a modern and fast airfoil for the Pino. The thickness is only between 6.16% and 7.58%. The aerodynamic design includes 5 different airfoils. So there is an optimum airfoil for every section of the wing. The creation of the airfoils was done with X-Foil, the wing aerodynamics with XFLR5.
An all moving tail was chosen for the elevator for a quick and easy installation and for performing abrupt aerobatic maneuvers. In addition, Pino has very strong airbrakes, which are especially helpful on the slope.
The rudder consists of a Rohacell full-core construction and 75g bi-axial Carboline outer skin. Linkage and levers for controlling the elevator are already integrated inside the rudder. The elevator is also made with a core of Rohacell and laid-up with 75g bi-axial Carboline. The upper side is painted and the underside is left clear carbon. The elevator can easily be removed for transport.
All control surfaces are pre-cut and have kevlar live hinges. All servo pockets and linkage tunnels are precut. Gap seal tape and carbon servo covers are included in the kit. Pushrods are installed including the bell crank for the elevator. Cutouts for the fuselage servos have been made. See the instruction manual for a thorough understanding of what is included with this kit.
- Wing Span: 2500mm
- Wing Area: 44dm2
- Aspect Ratio: 14:1
- AUW: 1400-2100g
- Wing Loading: 32-48g / dm
- Airfoils: VS2 / VS3 / VS4 / VS5 / VS6 - Modern F3b & F3f Airfoils
- Top European build quality
Comes with nice wing bags.