Tips for Electric Conversion: Click here to view a RCU thread on electric conversion of a Hurricane This size motor, the E-Flight Power 160 or equivalent is more than enough power for the 80″ ESM planes. It can also be used with the 72″ ESM planes with smaller batteries.
This Pilatus PC-21 71″ wingspan airplane is produced by ESM in China. ESM has been importing planes into the US for many years, so the company and its products are well proven and are some of the best in the industry. ESM planes are factory painted to scale, have pre-applied decals which are covered with a clear coat, have functional flaps if standard on the full scale version, and most hardware included (screws, rods, fuel tanks etc…).
All ESM planes are painted with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels. The high gloss paints are of course easier to clean than the low gloss. These paints can be painted over for weathering and the like.
Most fuselages are epoxy resin fiberglass. The wings are typically built up, then covered with an etched polyester film and painted.
“The ZDZ 40RE engine and JMB rear pitts muffler turning a 20×10 prop is a great combination in the ESM PC 21! I simply love the power and smoothness of the ZDZ 40!”
ESM planes are very high quality at a very reasonable price. They come with conventional gear and wheels in the kit. If the full scale model had retracts, the retracts are available separately. Retracts add a level of complexity to the model which is for more experienced pilots. Some planes offer scale accessories like bombs, gear doors, pilots, external fuel tanks and more separately for those builders who want more scale realism.
TBM carries some spare parts for ESM planes. Check out the ESM warranty for further information on spare parts. These planes look and fly very realistically. You will not find a better model anywhere even close to these prices. ESM is continually producing new products. Most of these new products will be 80″ wingspan or larger to meet the needs for IMAA. We are confident that you will be happy with your model.
|Wing area:||6.0 sq. ft.|
|Wing Loading:||40.6oz/sq. ft.|
|Flying Weight:||15.2lbs. *Weight Information|
|Radio:||6ch & 9 servos|
|Gas Engine:||26cc to 36cc engine. We highly recommend the PTE-36.|
|Glow Engine:||1.60 2 cycle or 1.80 4 cycle|
|Prop Recommendations: :||5-blade is scale. Biela red and white 17×10 3 blade is a good choice.|
|Servo Recommendations: :||100 oz-sq-in minimum – HD-1501, Hitec 645MG, Hitec 5645MG, DS-8309TG|
Construction: Fiberglass fuse and balsa built-up wing. Functional Flaps.
Wing Covering Material: Covering, painted. The aircraft has a beautiful glossy finish. All ESM planes are painted with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels. The high gloss paints are of course easier to clean than the low gloss. These paints can be painted over for weathering and the like.
Comes with conventional gear and wheels in the kit. However you can buy the optional custom retracts made for the PC-21. Retractable landing gear set with oleo struts, alloy wheels. The retracts are generation 5 Air up/air down retracts, and incorporate all of the latest design improvements.