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Following the great success and feedback from Pilot's large FC1, Pilot have continued their collaboration with Ralph & Enrico from Elster Jet to produce a smaller, more everyday and easy to transport version, sized around the most popular turbines and without compromising on performance.


Wingspan:52.3in (1.329mm)
Length:85.4in (2.169mm)
Wing area:--
Weight:19.6lbs (8.9kg) with JetCat P130Rxi turbine and fuel bag


  • German design, by Ralph and Enrico from Elster Jet
  • Extremely lightweight full composite construction especially designed for outstanding 3D performance
  • Painted outside the mold so no seam lines
  • Ultra strong and light weight landing gear mounts, with factory installed blind nuts so mounting is just plug and play
  • Specially designed easy access to turbine for speedy installation
  • Field setup can be done in seconds, thanks to the quick releases on the wings without the need for any tools, and the single elevator bolt accessed from the side
  • Removable wing and elevator for easy transport

Please note: the FC1 is designed specifically for aerobatics and 3D vectored flight, with light weight being key. It is not designed to be used as a full power, high speed race plane.

Included Hardware

  • Complete air frame (including carbon wing-tubes and preinstalled and painted fibreglass control horns)
  • Servo extension leads
  • Vector thrust pipe
  • 3.600ml fuel tank (optional upgrade to fuel bag)
  • 250ml UAT tank
  • Pre-prepared pushrods with ball links

Required Hardware

Turbine size:

  • 80-140N for normal sport flying
  • 160-180N for 3D vector flight – Avoid high speed, high G flying

Servos: Total x10 (x3 standard size + x7 medium size)

  • x3 standard size high torque
  • x2 for flaps (minimum 40kg)
  • x1 for rudder (minimum 40kg)
  • x7 medium size servo for steering (size: 35x15x30mm)
  • x2 for ailerons (minimum 16kg)
  • x2 for elevators (minimum 16kg)
  • x1 for vector elevator (minimum 16kg)
  • x1 for vector rudder (minimum 16kg)
  • x1 for steering (minimum 10kg)

Also requires all the usual accessories such as transmitter, receiver, batteries, powerbox and possibly other small accessories.

Recommended Hardware (Not Supplied)

Servos: TBC

Servo Arms: TBC

Recommended Accessories (Not Supplied)

Pilot-RC Wingbags (2.2m FC1)

Pilot-RC Fuselage bag (2.2m FC1)


Pilot-RC: FC1 3D 2.2m

Build Details


  • Flap: Maximum available
  • Aileron: 14mm up / 14mm down (measured at the wing tip)
  • Rudder: 43mm left / 43mm right
  • Elevator: 38mm up / 38mm down (measured from the tip at trailing edge of the elevator)

Please note that the correct "centre" position for the elevator is not when it is level.


  • 25cm back from the leading edge of the wing at the fuselage
  • Measured with empty main tank, full UAT, landing gear down.


Elster Jet recommend the use of the gyro systems by Powerbox-Systems. These offer two banks, each with individually programmable settings.

Function Normal Flying 3D Flying
Aileron Norman Gain 20% Normal Gain 40%
Elevator Normal Gain 15% Normal Gain 45%
Vector Elevator Off Normal Gain 90%
Vector Rudder Off Normal Gain 90%

These gains are approximate and WILL vary in your model, depending on your chosen servo’s speed, length of servo arm and other factors.

  • Model: PIL727

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 22 February, 2023.