FMS Pilatus PC-21 1100mm (43") Wingspan - PNP
43" Wingspan FMS Pilatus PC-21 - Plug-N-Play (PNP) - FMM087P
At Motion RC we are pleased to see FMS offering up a new and unique aircraft to the market in The Pilatus PC-21. The PC-21 is an advanced single-engine trainer aircraft. One of the PC-21's strengths is that it can provide ease of use for inexperienced pilots while offer a greater challenge to advanced pilots.
FMS has captured these same types of qualities in their 1100mm PC-21. Using screws for the assembly, you can have it ready to take to the skies in less than an hour. Utilizing the latest high-ratio & low-density EPO 52 foam, which reduces the airplane weight by around 15%, the PC-21 greatly optimizes the flying performance without weakening the plane structure. In addition, the PC-21 is painted with environmentally friendly, water-based paint that is non-corroding, and can protect the foam parts under any condition. With its scale appearance including retracts, flaps and the 5-bladed prop, the PC-21 will no doubt impress at your flying field.
- EPO 52 specialized foam material reduces airplane weight by around 15%
- Environmentally friendly, non-corrosive water-based paint
- High scale fidelity and attractive red and white livery
- Flight-ready potentially in less than 30 minutes with easy screw assembly
- High quality anti-collision foam box to help protect from shipping damage
- 5-blade propeller included
- FMS Pilatus PC-21 1100mm (43") Wingspan - PNP
- 6 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 6 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 6 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 6 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 4 Cell 14.8V 2600mAh to 3300mAh LiPo battery with EC3 Connector – We recommend the E-flite 4 Cell 14.8V 3300mAh Pro LiPo battery
- 4 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 4 cell (4S) charger from our Charger Collection
1100mm / 43.3in
1235mm / 48.6in
3541-KV750 Brushless Outrunner Motor
40A Brushless with EC3 connector
Propeller / EDF
10x7 5 Blade Propeller
Retractable landing gear
4 Cell 14.8V 2600mAh to 3300mAh LiPo battery with EC3 Connector
6 Channel radio
Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
EPO 52 Foam
|Build Time||Less than 1 hour|
Product Spare Parts
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FMS PC 21
out of the box the model looked great took just a short time for assembly checked the CG and as i read online it was tail heavy so i added a plate to move the battery forward a recheck and it was good to go, took the plane out to the field for a test flight did a ground check of the landing gear and radio all was good lined the plane up on the run way and added some throttle and it lifted off without any flap's it flew straight and true no issue not even a trim adjustment, next it came time to land lined the plane up with the runway did a flyby making sure the gear was down turned the plane on the down leg lined it up and the plane slowed right down landing with out flaps as the plane slowed down on my fields astro turf the right side main gear well pop'ed out of it's socket plane took a right turn gear came back and wacked the fuse and damaged the wing tip on the same side it took some continuing calling but motion RC gotten this taken care of for me and i can't how great the support is from them i hope to have the plane back in the air soon
I really like this plane. The slower motor and the 5 bladed prop make for incredibly powerful thrust. The plane is quite capable of any maneuver you want to try. Speed wise it’s docile at landing speed even with flaps up. It wants to sail along in the ground effect a long way. Flare for me is just inches above the ground. The low landing speed along along with the short landing gear should make it a relatively durable plane in the landing gear department. I wouldn’t recommend it for grass fields. The main gear doors are NOT durable. In short it’s a climber and in stock configuration not a speed demon. The gear are durable the main gear doors can’t handle the grass very well. Parts availability as of this moment, is tight. I like this plane as a first low wing aircraft.
The Ideal FPV Platform
Can't say enough good things about the flying qualities of this PC-21. Additionally with it's clear, huge canopy and stick to the ground tricycle gears make it an ideal headtracking FPV platform. Any one up for formation flight or dogfight? https://youtu.be/ltTR7no-FEw
Wonderful flying plane with the right speed.
I purchased this about a year ago. Didn't fly it for some reason, don't remember why. Well I took it out of moth balls the other day and placed a nice Turnigy SK3 with 1050 KV into it. Just thought the plane didn't seem powerful enough with the standard motor. So I put it into the air this last Friday. All I can say is WOW!!! This plane flies so exceptionally well. Within the second flight I was doing circle knife edges, hammer heads, waterfalls, straight knife edges, figure eights, cuban eights and nice inline inverted. The landings were nice and a little on the fast side. I used a Common Sense 14.8 V 5200mah battery and positioned it into the front and protruding into the compartment about 4 inches. I have sense flown about a dozen flights. I can't say enough good about this little bird. I used high rates on all surfaces, meaning 125%. I flew a couple times with 1/2 power with flaps and it just hung in the air without any tip stalling effects. The 5 bladed prop sounds special with a litte whistle in the air, which almost sounds like a turbo prop. The only thing I don't like is the cost of replacement parts. I broke the prop in my shop and had to purchase another, what a surprise to pay $15.00 for this mishap. But since I was buying I purchase a few extras. I needed a prop similar to this for my EC3 Hawk Eye. They work beautiful on the motors used as well.
If looks could ****.
Just finished assembly. Took a whole 45 minutes(I worked slow and carefully). The plane hasn't flown yet, but she's a beauty. I've been flying for 34 years now, my all-time favorite was a Sig cobra. This plane kinda resembles a cobra. We shall soon see.
Half-flaps helps on takeoff
Follow-up review: I have been very happy flying this plane for about a year now, for its precise tracking both air/ground. It's a great FPV plane with huge clear canopy. Just want to add a helpful tip. With the five blade prop, left yaw/roll tendency is evident on slow speed takeoffs (or premature liftoff before building enough speed). For scale looking takeoff, drop half flaps to alleviate the left turning tendency on rotation and initial climb. Much better than no flap takeoff.
My New Favorite Plane
Transaction with MRC couldn't be better; prompt communication and shipping. The Pilatus took all of 30 minutes to assemble and it fly's great.
A beautiful plane. The screws to attach the wing to the fuselage were too short. On the maiden flight she got off of the ground about 3 or 4 feet and just rolled over and crashed. The nose from the tip of the spinner back about 8 inches snapped completely off of the fuselage. I think the c.g. might have been off. I am not sure.