F1wanabe
The Awesom Multiplex Pilatus PC6- Maiden Flight:

I only have 3 store bought planes, and my latest one is the Pilatus from Multiplex. I was looking for a Short Take Off and Landing plane (STOL) and there are several nice ones out there. Something about the pilatus struck a chord. It's made by a Swiss manufacturer for flying in and out of the mountainous regions in the alps so it's climb rate performance is really amazing. It can take off in only 640 feet. Using variable pitch propeller, it can stop in an extremely short distance of 427 feet. It also has seen military service as a hauler and also loaded up with wing rockets and guns.
At about the 3 min Mark in this video you can see its Stol potential :
Pilatus PC-6 Extreme STOL:


50 inch wingspan, 37 inch length, 39 oz. Build quality is really nice with the elapor foam construction. It was 26 degrees today and I snapped a landing strut doing a touch and go, so when they are back in stock I'll "stock up" on a set of gear. Although the winds were crazy today it still flew well, but I'm looking forward to fully testing the slow flying and short take off ability as soon as weather permits! Plus, frozen fingers don't do this plane justice.
The price is $209 but Horizon Hobby had a 15 percent off sale with free shipping so it cost me $178. What a bargain! I can highly recommend it!
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JettaManDan
nice..cold weather testing sucks!
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F1wanabe
Yes, fingers hurt when I got back into the car! But, it was sitting there looking at me for a few days and I couldn't resist!
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JettaManDan
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Yes, fingers hurt when I got back into the car! But, it was sitting there looking at me for a few days and I couldn't resist!


yeah hear that for sure.....i was never a high wing guy..but the Beaver and Funcub have changed my mind..this looks pretty awesome....i need some new gopro platforms
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F1wanabe
It's got some kind of mounting point on top. I'll have to check it out.
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JettaManDan
it might be for a tow line..my cub has that too....
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F1wanabe
Yes, that's right. Maybe I'll give your puny fun cub a tow next fly in
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JettaManDan
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Yes, that's right. Maybe I'll give your puny fun cub a tow next fly in


heh..yeah right...i have twice your power..i can tow you around backwards and upside down all day!
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F1wanabe
Haha, I better start modding then
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JettaManDan
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Haha, I better start modding then


yeah you do - I can run 4s and swinging a 12x6 prop on my beast
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FED50H
Big thanks to F1Wannabe....Pilatus has a new home....


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