Seagull's new PC-6 Porter, first unveiled at Nuremburg earlier this year has now arrived in the UK. The attractive model is beautifully made from laser-cut balsa and ply and covered in a satin finish, printed Oracover. It's designed for i.c. or electric power for which a full conversion kit is included while an underbelly hatch provides battery access.

A few scale touches (not fitted to model pictured) include a dummy fuselage light and antenna and should provide scope for builders to add their own operating lights too. It's an unusual and distinctive aeroplane making a rare appearance in ARTF form so we think it'll do well especially as the large wheels deliver a practical grass flying field capability. Look out for the RCM&E review soon. 

DATAFILE

  • Name:    PC-6 Porter
  • Model type:    ARTF semi-scale
  • Manufacturer:    Seagull
  • UK distributor:    J.Perkins Distribution www.jperkinsdistribution.co.uk
  • Available from:    All good model shops
  • RRP:    £142.99
  • Wingspan:    63" (1600mm)
  • Engine suggested:    .46 - .52 two-stroke, .72 - .82 four-stroke or electric equivalent 
  • All-up weight:    6.2 - 7.1lbs
  • Functions:    Ailerons, elevator, rudder, throttle
  • Servos:    5 standard servos (4 if electric powered)