FC-1 2.2M COMPOSITE JET (w/RETRACTS)(04)

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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.

Specifications

Model:FC1
Wingspan:52.3in (1.329mm)
Length:85.4in (2.169mm)
Wing area:--
Weight:19.6lbs (8.9kg) with JetCat P130Rxi turbine and fuel bag

Features

  • 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)

Video

Pilot-RC: FC1 3D 2.2m

Build Details

CONTROL THROWS:

  • 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.

CENTRE OF GRAVITY:

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

VECTOR AND GYRO:

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.