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Old 11-25-2009, 09:56 AM
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Re: Troy Built Models Pilatus PC-21

I think you could make a good bird out of this by going electric as well. That would certainly give a whole lot more scale sound and save cutting holes in the purdy looking cowling.

Looks like I need a new project and this one fits the bill.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:56 AM
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Re: Troy Built Models Pilatus PC-21

I got the honor of seeing Jmiracle piloting, and this bird flying first hand....
One sweet looking devil in the air for sure... wow, what an eye catcher!
Even got to flip the prop to start it a few times... I touched that plane...
yeah! Good Job Jmiracle!
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:03 PM
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Re: Troy Built Models Pilatus PC-21

Nice review Jason. Can't wait to see it fly.
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:09 PM
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Great review and a beautiful plane!! Great job!!
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:37 PM
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Re: Troy Built Models Pilatus PC-21

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I think you could make a good bird out of this by going electric as well. That would certainly give a whole lot more scale sound and save cutting holes in the purdy looking cowling.

Looks like I need a new project and this one fits the bill.
There was an electric version of this at this years SEFF, it rocked.
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:40 PM
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Re: Troy Built Models Pilatus PC-21

I got one recently, trying to figure out a engine for it. I dont want to hack the cowl bad either
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:48 PM
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Re: Troy Built Models Pilatus PC-21

would a zenoah G26 mag engine work for this airplane or is it too wide for the cowl??? thanks.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:51 PM
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Re: Troy Built Models Pilatus PC-21

the nose of the PC-21 is very narrow...just about any engine is going to require some pretty good relief cuts. I used a DLE-30 in mine which has a side mounted carb and a pitts style muffler. You might compare the overall dimensions of your motor with that of the DLE-30 to get an idea of how much extra, if any, you'll need to trim the cowl.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:52 AM
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Re: Troy Built Models Pilatus PC-21

Hello all,

I am new here and just discovering this PC-21 review. Congratulations and thanks Jason.
This Pilatus model is not new for me because I am building my own 1/5.35 semi-scale model.

I am looking for information regarding the incidences and do not arrive to get them.
So does someone is able to provide me the incidence for the wing (and washout?) and the horizontal stab?
If possible, the engine thrust as well.

Thanks a lot
Regards
Didier
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:46 AM
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Re: Troy Built Models Pilatus PC-21

we have actually been doing a lot of custom mufflers for engines going in this airplane. Due to the taper on the front of the cowl we have been doing some modifications to keep everything inside the cowl. We have done everything from a zenoah G-23/26, SV-26, ZDZ 40, & DL -30.
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:23 PM
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we have actually been doing a lot of custom mufflers for engines going in this airplane. Due to the taper on the front of the cowl we have been doing some modifications to keep everything inside the cowl. We have done everything from a zenoah G-23/26, SV-26, ZDZ 40, & DL -30.

wow! This is cool stuff! I would be very interested in a solution for this plane and the DL-30. Replacement cowls are cheap enough that it would be worth the effort to replace it to clean up the looks a bit.

I've thought about modifing the exhaust manifolds that come with the plane to fit over the carb cut-out on the DL-30....if the muffler didn't chew up so much of the opposite side, this may be very doable!
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:59 PM
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wow! This is cool stuff! I would be very interested in a solution for this plane and the DL-30. Replacement cowls are cheap enough that it would be worth the effort to replace it to clean up the looks a bit.

I've thought about modifing the exhaust manifolds that come with the plane to fit over the carb cut-out on the DL-30....if the muffler didn't chew up so much of the opposite side, this may be very doable!
Also, a rear carb mod is hopefully comming soon!
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:33 PM
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Re: Troy Built Models Pilatus PC-21

Hi to everyone

Jason, very good review about the Pc 21 , this is definitely an eye catching babe , and Iīm falling for it, Iīm considering getting one myself , and the obvious choice for a powerplant , is gas , but instead of the DL-30 , I was thinking about the ZDZ 40RE , which is a rear exhaust engine , with an inverted pitts muffler ( since thereīs no room for a canister , due to the nose gear) , I have one 40Re in my Aggressor 240 , and itīs a very good engine , but then, it may be overkill , due to itīs size , What do you think about it? , all suggestions are welcome.

Peter
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:36 AM
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Re: Troy Built Models Pilatus PC-21

How about a Syssa SAP-180 - 30cc rear mount carby and rear mount muffler? Has anyone got the firewall demensions?
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