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.
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
Length: 120" (3.055mm) including pitot tube (150mm)
Wing area: 1,734 in sq (11,190cm sq)
Weight: 31.0lbs (14.1kg) with JetCat P220Rxi turbine and full UAT
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)
Flap: Maximum available
Aileron: 45mm up / 30mm down
Rudder: 50mm left / 50mm 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. These gains are approximate and WILL vary in your model, depending on your chosen servo’s speed, length of servo arm and other factors.
Heading Hold 15%
Normal Gain 40%
Normal Gain 15%
Normal Gain 45%
Normal Gain 90%
Normal Gain 90%
Note: Due to constant design improvements Pilot RC reserves the right to change and modify design specifications without notice. Pilot's goal is to provide you with the highest performing airframes in the world using the latest technology, building techniques and materials.