Scratch build PC-7 Steerable Front gear

by Felix Lepi | September 19, 2017 | (0) Posted in Projects

SPECS:

LENGTH: 70cm


CG: 3,5cm from LE

WINGSPAN: 42cm

DRY WEIGHT: 320g

ALL UP WEIGHT : 560g

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

THROW EXPO

AILERON    - 20°30%

ELEVATOR  - 20°30%

RUDDER        - 20°30%

RECOMMENDED BEGINNER POWER

Power Pack C or F
Battery:  1500-2200mAh


Design goals:

1. 3  weels for nice Landings

2. first weel steerable

3. use for Rudder and frontweel the same Servo

4. coppy a real plane


So I chose The Pilatus PC-7. It has 3 wheels and is simple to build because it has a narrow fuselage. 

The Wing was the only thing that was difficult to make but you will see in the build log how I solve the problem.


Build

(not the real plans)

Spar a middle Wing

add the landing gear reinforcement and the other wing parts finally Glue it together

complete Wing

Fuselage

Tailsection

Servos

Front landing gear Steering

Gear

Powerpod install with Electronics

Finished Aircraft



The flight video will come soon. I test it one time but the CG was not correct. But the plane tracks great. But the funniest thing is the front gear - it makes the plane so much fun to drive, you don't want to start!

She dies 



I haven't drawn the Plans yet but if you want plans I will make some.

If more Pilots want to build my PC-7  I will also make a Build video for you.

COMMENTS

Raccoonworks on November 6, 2017
Nice build article! I would love to see plans for the PC-7. It looks like such an interesting build! Not often I come across a scratch built fomie with landing gear let alone steerable.
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Felix Lepi on November 15, 2017
Plans are in process
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JW34 on November 6, 2017
Would also like to see plans for this plane.
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Felix Lepi on November 15, 2017
Plans are in process

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themistocles3 on November 28, 2017
Very clean looking build. I'd love to see some more detail on the construction of the front gear. Excellent looking plane!
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Scratch build PC-7 Steerable Front gear