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Stearman6502/01/2019 17:27:55
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I've been looking around for a project to start when my TM Challenger is finished. I've always liked the WM Clipped wing Cub, had the normal cub back in the day. I had looked at the WM Pilatus but didn't like the colour scheme of the ARTF version. When I enquired if my local model shop had one, they came back with 2 versions, the laser cut kit & the ARTF. Whichever I choose it will be leccy powered, which the Cub isn't without messing it around.

Has anyone built either of the WM Pilatus versions?

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Percy Verance02/01/2019 18:15:30
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A good choice Stearman. There have been several kits, plans and artf's for various versions of the Porter over the years. If this is as well produced as other World Models, then there ought to be few issues.

What sizes are the models Stearman?

Stearman6502/01/2019 18:28:56
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Hi Percy

The kit & ARTF are identical at 64inch.

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Percy Verance02/01/2019 18:33:00
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A useful size. Should be a good one.......

Martian02/01/2019 20:16:10
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The build looks identical between the two and construction looks to be straightforward I'd go for the kit that gives you huge scope for the finish..Here is my Pilatus

Percy Verance02/01/2019 20:33:57
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A kit would be my preference too. You sidestep any potential build quality issues if you build it yourself........and as Martian points out, you end up with a model that is truly yours and not one that looks like all the others.

Stearman6502/01/2019 22:05:03
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Posted by Martian on 02/01/2019 20:16:10:

The build looks identical between the two and construction looks to be straightforward I'd go for the kit that gives you huge scope for the finish..Here is my Pilatus

Is that a kit. I see it has flaps, the WM one doesn't which is a bit strange in a STOL aircraft? I could modify the kit but don't want to reduce the aileron performance. Had a look a a few full sized versions on Youtube, one landed then reversed back around 100mtrs.

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Martian02/01/2019 22:10:22
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Posted by Stearman65 on 02/01/2019 22:05:03:
Posted by Martian on 02/01/2019 20:16:10:

The build looks identical between the two and construction looks to be straightforward I'd go for the kit that gives you huge scope for the finish..Here is my Pilatus

Is that a kit. I see it has flaps, the WM one doesn't which is a bit strange in a STOL aircraft? I could modify the kit but don't want to reduce the aileron performance. Had a look a a few full sized versions on Youtube, one landed then reversed back around 100mtrs.

Edited By Stearman65 on 02/01/2019 22:05:52

Sorry Stearman did not mean to mislead its plan built from an old plan designed for scale control line . The turbo porter is a turboprop that's your kit turbo props can reverse prop direction so go backwards mine is a pc6 the first model

Stearman6503/01/2019 08:20:27
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Hi Martian

I wasn't mis lead, just a bit confused as I had searched around at the other Pilatus models on offer. I had a good look at the PDF for the WM kit & I don't think it would be too difficult to replicate a flap arrangement. To sum up, I ordered one from Steve Webb last night for collection Friday.

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Piers Bowlan03/01/2019 08:55:03
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There is quite a nice build video here, which gives you a pretty good idea of how well the kit fits together. With flaps and some scale shock absorbers for the landing gear it could end up a rather nice scale model. There is more on the wing construction here.

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Stearman6503/01/2019 09:11:09
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Posted by Piers Bowlan on 03/01/2019 08:55:03:

There is quite a nice build video here, which gives you a pretty good idea of how well the kit fits together. With flaps and some scale shock absorbers for the landing gear it could end up a rather nice scale model. There is more on the wing construction here.

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 03/01/2019 09:00:11

Hi Piers

Thanks, but I'd already downloaded the Youtube links you posted, it was those that finally persuade me to buy the kit. At least mine will be glued together, not tapedwink. There's also a larger version which looks interesting. One video shows a non WM version around 1/4 scale covered in chrome film, practically hovering. Looked like it had a geared leccy motor.

Thanks again.

Regards Eric.yes

Piers Bowlan03/01/2019 12:11:42
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I figured you probably had Eric but I posted the links more for others, who might be unfamiliar with World Models. On my travels to Hong Kong I would make frequent visits to Radar, the retail outlet of World Models, often returning home with a large ARTF box devil. I have a Pa25 Pawnee stashed in my loft, awaiting Jon to launch his new Petrol Laser 180. smiley Hopefully soon., hint, hint...

Stearman6504/01/2019 07:51:46
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I'm collecting the Pilatus kit this morning from Steve Webb. I've been looking at a lot of stuff on the net trying to decide on a colour scheme. Got a great PDF brochure from the Pilatus site. One thing I've been mulling over is the propellor. The full sized version has either a 3 or 4 bladed propellor. has anyone used one on an electric set up?

Incidentally, the Porter will cease production later this year.

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Ron Gray04/01/2019 07:56:05
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Why bother with a 3 or 4 blade prop? You’ll only see it when it’s staionery not when it’s in the air.

Piers Bowlan04/01/2019 08:51:05
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Posted by Ron Gray on 04/01/2019 07:56:05:

Why bother with a 3 or 4 blade prop? You’ll only see it when it’s staionery not when it’s in the air.

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Less efficient, more chance of breaking it, more expensive to replace.

Stearman6504/01/2019 08:53:29
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My choice, if available.

Which they are. https://www.masterairscrew.com/collections/3-blade/products/3-blade-10x7-propeller

Edited By Stearman65 on 04/01/2019 09:12:43

Ron Gray04/01/2019 09:27:55
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Fair enough, but a nice big 2 blader would be an excellent choice for this airframe imo.

Trevor04/01/2019 10:14:18
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If you like the look of the three bladed prop, go for it. Remember though that multi-bladed spinners can be hard to find and if the spinner profile is out of character this will spoil the scale impression more than the wrong number of blades!

Trevor

Stearman6504/01/2019 14:29:24
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Just back from collecting the kit. Read the latest posts, checked the plan, the spinner is 57mm which is around 2-1/4" in old money. Did a quick search & found this, which is cheap as chips but would probably disintegrate with a leccy motor? The search goes on. More pictures later.

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Paul Marsh04/01/2019 14:40:38
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I was tempted buy it, but even the kit hasn't got flaps, but of a damp squab by not having a STOL aircraft without STOL features, silly, really. Although it won't be too difficult on the kit version to modify it to flaps, but why should you? Lazy-ness on the part of the manufacturer?

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