Pilot-RC FC1 3D 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet

Pilot-RC FC1 3D 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet

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Overview

Features

  • German design, by Ralph and Enrico from Elster Jet, designers of the first J10's
  • 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
  • Split fuselage design is joined with 5 screws, with only batteries and nose gear installed in the front section, meaning very easy connections and quick assembly at the field
  • Specially designed easy access to turbine for speedy installation
  • Wings and elevator are secured from the top
  • Removable wing and elevator for easy transport

Description

Pilot-RC is very proud to announce a new collaboration with the undisputed pioneers of 3D jet flying and designers of that very first 3D J10, Ralph and Enrico from Elster Jet.

This new collaboration has led to Pilot-RC to produce their latest design, the FC1.

Designed to be both precise and highly capable in normal aerobatics and also extremely agile and light for 3D flying. Elster’s background in 3D jet flying has led to a number of innovative solutions that assure a light, strong and extremely capable and fun new aircraft to fly.

Included Hardware

  • Complete air frame (including carbon wing-tubes and preinstalled and painted fibreglass control horns)
  • Servo extension leads
  • Vector thrust pipe
  • 4.500ml fuel tank
  • 250ml UAT tank
  • Pre-prepared pushrods with ball links

Also available: Full retract combo. Includes Pilot-RC electric retracts and electric brakes, specific for this model.

Required Hardware

Turbine size:

  • 140-190N for normal sport flying
  • 200-260N for 3D vector flight – Avoid high speed, high G flying

Servos: Total x10 (x9 standard size + x1 medium size)

  • x9 standard size high torque
  • x2 for ailerons (minimum 35kg)
  • x2 for flaps (minimum 20kg)
  • x1 for vector elevator (minimum 20kg)
  • x1 for vector rudder (minimum 20kg)
  • x2 for elevators (minimum 20kg)
  • x1 for rudder (minimum 20kg)
  • x1 medium size servo for steering (size: 35x15x30mm)

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

Specifications

Model:FC1
Wingspan:74.8in (1,900mm)
Length:120in (3,055mm) including pitot tube (150mm)
Wing area:1,734sq in (11,190sq cm)
Weight:31.0lbs (14.1kg) with JetCat P220Rxi turbine and full UAT
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet

Pilot-RC FC1, designed by Elster Jet team, Raph and Enrico. Flown here with a JetCat P220Rxi

Pilot-RC FC1, designed by Elster Jet team, Raph and Enrico. Flown here with a JetCat P220Rxi

Build Details

Online FC-1 Instruction/Build Manual

CONTROL THROWS:

  • Flap: Maximum available
  • Aileron: 45mm up / 30mm down
  • Rudder: 50mm left / 50 right
  • Elevator: 70mm up / 70mm down (measured from the front)

CENTER OF GRAVITY:

  • 18cm forward of the front of the wingtube
  • Once comfortable with the model and gyro turned on, slowly take back to 17cm

Measured with empty main tank, full UAT, landing gear down.

MIXES:

Even though this model can easily be flown as a conventional setup, the configuration used by Elster Jet for 3D flying is as follows:

Roll axis: Uses ailerons for roll and only 10% added Taileron movement

Full Flap: Uses approximately 2mm up elevator (measured from the front)

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 Heading Hold 15% 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.

Schemes List

Scheme 1 - Fluorescent Red:

Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet - Colour Scheme 1
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet - Colour Scheme 1
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet - Colour Scheme 1

Scheme 2 - Fluorescent Orange:

Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet - Colour Scheme 2
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet - Colour Scheme 2
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet - Colour Scheme 2

Scheme 3 - Fluorescent Green:

Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet - Colour Scheme 3

Scheme 4 - Fluorescent Yellow:

Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet - Colour Scheme 4
Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet - Colour Scheme 4

Scheme 5 - Star:

Pilot-RC FC1 3.05m (120in) Composite Jet - Colour Scheme 5
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Order Code: PIL676/677
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