logo
Thread Tools
Old 12-08-2016, 10:17 PM
dusturbd is online now
Find More Posts by dusturbd
Registered User
United States, FL, Lakeland
Joined Jan 2015
751 Posts
Discussion
Pilot rc 35% extra

Looking at buying a pilot rc 35% extra 330 sc but can't seem to find out it the cowl is one piece of split
dusturbd is online now Find More Posts by dusturbd
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old 12-08-2016, 11:32 PM
3dfreak is online now
Find More Posts by 3dfreak
Registered User
3dfreak's Avatar
United States, IN, Danville
Joined Nov 2011
618 Posts
It's a 1 piece
3dfreak is online now Find More Posts by 3dfreak
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 12:00 AM
dusturbd is online now
Find More Posts by dusturbd
Registered User
United States, FL, Lakeland
Joined Jan 2015
751 Posts
Well that's a deal breaker guess PAU it is
dusturbd is online now Find More Posts by dusturbd
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 12:44 AM
Stangflyer is offline
Find More Posts by Stangflyer
Gimmie the sticks-I'll fly it.
Stangflyer's Avatar
United States, ID, Meridian
Joined Dec 2012
1,036 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dusturbd View Post
Well that's a deal breaker guess PAU it is
My sons new 35% Pilot 330 is an amazing plane. My 35% PAU was a piece of junk. Hence the reason I sold it. Personally, I would prefer dealing with a one piece cowl and a superior airframe along with an outstanding company like Pilot than have a two piece cowl on an inferior airframe and a second rate company.
Stangflyer is offline Find More Posts by Stangflyer
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 01:01 AM
FGNewbie is online now
Find More Posts by FGNewbie
Registered User
FGNewbie's Avatar
Joined Mar 2010
4,054 Posts
Once you own a plane with a two piece cowl you will never want another one.
FGNewbie is online now Find More Posts by FGNewbie
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 01:04 AM
dusturbd is online now
Find More Posts by dusturbd
Registered User
United States, FL, Lakeland
Joined Jan 2015
751 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stangflyer View Post
My sons new 35% Pilot 330 is an amazing plane. My 35% PAU was a piece of junk. Hence the reason I sold it. Personally, I would prefer dealing with a one piece cowl and a superior airframe along with an outstanding company like Pilot than have a two piece cowl on an inferior airframe and a second rate company.
I'm surprised to hear that I have a PAU 30% edge 540 and its been a great airplane I'm a little surprised at all the different 35% airframes I am looking at that has a 1 piece cowl.
I am replacing an old thunder tiger toc 35% and even it has a 2 piece cowl

The 2 piece cowl just makes baffling and every thing else so much easier I don't know why any company would do a 1 piece cowl on this size plane.
dusturbd is online now Find More Posts by dusturbd
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 01:05 AM
dusturbd is online now
Find More Posts by dusturbd
Registered User
United States, FL, Lakeland
Joined Jan 2015
751 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by FGNewbie View Post
Once you own a plane with a two piece cowl you will never want another one.
I have a plane with a 2 piece cowl and love it
dusturbd is online now Find More Posts by dusturbd
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 01:22 AM
Stangflyer is offline
Find More Posts by Stangflyer
Gimmie the sticks-I'll fly it.
Stangflyer's Avatar
United States, ID, Meridian
Joined Dec 2012
1,036 Posts
I should elaborate. Yes, a two piece cowl is superior to a once piece. It does indeed make baffling much easier and quicker. But a one piece is really not that difficult to deal with. And if a one piece is just out of the question and a deal breaker, then split it as per Terryscustom's tutorial. I just wouldn't allow a one piece cowl to be a deal breaker for me.
Stangflyer is offline Find More Posts by Stangflyer
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 04:57 AM
pepe123 is offline
Find More Posts by pepe123
Team Pilot at Pilot-Rc
pepe123's Avatar
Pakistan, Punjab, Lahore
Joined Mar 2008
280 Posts
Pilot-Rc Extra 330sc is one of the best planes out there right now with the new thinner leading edge wings it is very agile as good as any other machines out there a good choice in my books and it has a single piece cowl and i also prefer it like this
pepe123 is offline Find More Posts by pepe123
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 05:56 AM
velocity is offline
Find More Posts by velocity
Registered User
Joined Dec 2011
472 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stangflyer View Post
I should elaborate. Yes, a two piece cowl is superior to a once piece. It does indeed make baffling much easier and quicker. But a one piece is really not that difficult to deal with. And if a one piece is just out of the question and a deal breaker, then split it as per Terryscustom's tutorial. I just wouldn't allow a one piece cowl to be a deal breaker for me.
+1
velocity is offline Find More Posts by velocity
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 07:22 AM
dusturbd is online now
Find More Posts by dusturbd
Registered User
United States, FL, Lakeland
Joined Jan 2015
751 Posts
I had planned on the pilot all along I guess I was just shocked to see so many kits with a 1 piece cowl.
I have tried to split a cowl in the past with not so good results and don't want to screw up a cowl on a brand new plane
dusturbd is online now Find More Posts by dusturbd
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 09:57 AM
Stangflyer is offline
Find More Posts by Stangflyer
Gimmie the sticks-I'll fly it.
Stangflyer's Avatar
United States, ID, Meridian
Joined Dec 2012
1,036 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dusturbd View Post
I had planned on the pilot all along I guess I was just shocked to see so many kits with a 1 piece cowl.
I have tried to split a cowl in the past with not so good results and don't want to screw up a cowl on a brand new plane
Trust me. I totally get it. I had the same thoughts when it came to My PAU 35% Extra. I chose to just deal with it. The original 300 had a one piece cowl. But it really didn't much matter. I put 21 flights on that plane and hated it so much I sold it. Kept my Pilot 107" Edge and put over 110 flights on it. As for the new Pilot 35% 330, I can only attest to what I have seen first hand as I do not own one...."YET". My sons is graceful and smooth. However, it is also very agile and crisp with control input. The response is every bit of "right now" as any other plane. I've flown it and that in itself has convinced me to buy one also. Building baffling in a one piece cowl is much easier than you think. My Big 129" Yak has a one piece cowl too. And the "REAL" upside to Pilot airframes is this. Tony Tan is one of the most what I like to refer to as "TOP SHELF" guys you will ever meet. Damage to a Pilot airframe? No problem... Send Tony pictures of the damage. He will help you recognize each and every piece it will take to put your favorite bird back together. "FREE" of charge. Except for the cost of shipping, all wood is completely free. Take a look at my big Yak. It suffered a dead stick and though I got her back to the runway, the landing gear ripped out. Pretty much damaged the whole bottom of the plane. It would have cost me over $1100.00 for just a new fuse. My cost to rebuild it? $100.00 dollars for shipping of the wood. That's it!! From the turtle deck forward to and including the firewall, completely rebuilt. And flies even more beautifully than it did prior to the accident. No, I just will not let a one piece cowl be a deciding factor on any airframe. Good luck with your decision.

Posted is a couple of pics of the big Yak "AFTER" rebuild.
Stangflyer is offline Find More Posts by Stangflyer
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 10:11 AM
dusturbd is online now
Find More Posts by dusturbd
Registered User
United States, FL, Lakeland
Joined Jan 2015
751 Posts
I'm on my way to chief aircraft to pick up the pilot as we speak
dusturbd is online now Find More Posts by dusturbd
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 11:22 AM
Xpress.. is offline
Find More Posts by Xpress..
Fully Sending It
Xpress..'s Avatar
United States, AZ, Yuma
Joined Mar 2008
2,927 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dusturbd View Post
I'm on my way to chief aircraft to pick up the pilot as we speak
Good choice

Splitting a cowl isn't as difficult as it may seem, Terry Wiles has an excellent tutorial on how to do it, just take your time and you'll be golden. A single piece cowl isn't that difficult to work with though
Xpress.. is offline Find More Posts by Xpress..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2016, 01:43 PM
dusturbd is online now
Find More Posts by dusturbd
Registered User
United States, FL, Lakeland
Joined Jan 2015
751 Posts
Headed home with this one and a PB smoke pump
dusturbd is online now Find More Posts by dusturbd
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


Quick Reply
Message:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools