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Old 05-18-2015, 02:15 PM
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David, your PC-21 looks awesome!
Old 05-20-2015, 05:21 PM
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Dantley,

IMO, Skymaster has produced another winner. This plane looks great and now that my missing parts and a prop are on the way, I look forward to spending some quality time at the airfield.
Old 05-29-2015, 10:52 AM
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Any SM PC-21 in the air yet? Still waiting for missing parts, but would like to hear from others regarding any adjustments to factory setup suggestions.
Old 05-29-2015, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by David Jackson View Post
This plane is ready for a maiden flight, just need a prop and the 2 horizontal stab tubes. Hopefully Skymaster will get those stab tubes to me real soon.
Hi David,

I really like your PC-21. Will you be at Kentucky Jets with it?

Kirk
Old 05-29-2015, 11:35 AM
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Kirk,
I will be there on the 4th until the 7th with PC-21. Maybe I can get it flown before it gets too busy.
Old 05-29-2015, 12:39 PM
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Awesome. If you don't mind I'd like to take a close look at the PC-21. I'm thinking about getting one.

Kirk
Old 05-29-2015, 05:53 PM
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You are welcome to look it over closely.
Old 06-04-2015, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by David Jackson View Post
You are welcome to look it over closely.
Thanks Dave. Unfortunately, I recently found out I will not be able to attend KY Jets but thanks for the offer.

I went ahead and purchased the PC-21 Chief Aircraft had in stock. It should arrive next week.

Kirk

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Old 06-11-2015, 08:12 AM
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The PC-21 arrived this morning. The pics below show the size in comparison to the large Skymaster Viperjet. It took about 10 minutes after getting it out of the box to have it sitting on its gear. I'll start a build thread in a couple of days.

Kirk

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Old 06-11-2015, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by k_sonn View Post
The PC-21 arrived this morning. The pics below show the size in comparison to the large Skymaster Viperjet. It took about 10 minutes after getting it out of the box to have it sitting on its gear. I'll start a build thread in a couple of days.

Kirk

VERY nice!!
Old 06-11-2015, 08:49 AM
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Thanks George.
Old 06-11-2015, 09:02 AM
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Kirk looks like you did some serious paint work on the Viper Jet
Old 06-11-2015, 10:01 AM
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Yep Bob, completely new scheme. I wasn't happy with the way it was coming out before so I decided to start from scratch. I had the authentic Seahawks colors mixed and started over. Over the weekend I'll take some photos of it and put them in the Viper build thread.
Old 06-11-2015, 10:55 AM
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Looks nice Kirk!! Just herd not coming to Kentucky though

Look forward to the build.
Old 06-11-2015, 11:24 AM
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Thanks Kris. Yep, kind of sucks I can't make Kentucky, but family first.
Old 06-11-2015, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by k_sonn View Post
The PC-21 arrived this morning. The pics below show the size in comparison to the large Skymaster Viperjet. It took about 10 minutes after getting it out of the box to have it sitting on its gear. I'll start a build thread in a couple of days.

Kirk

Hey Kirk, I like the up trust on your engine.

behzad
Old 06-11-2015, 08:36 PM
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Does the turbine waver apply to prop jets?
Old 06-12-2015, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by CafeenMan View Post
Does the turbine waver apply to prop jets?
Yes, if you use a turbo prop for power. A turbo prop power plant has a turbine connected to a gear box so you still need the waiver to operate the turbine.
Old 06-12-2015, 01:35 PM
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OK, I wasn't sure if it was because of the turbine itself so much or because of the speed. I expected the turbine since yeah..."turbine" waiver.
Old 06-13-2015, 02:01 PM
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Great thread! Is it correct to presume that the SPT-10 would be too much for this airplane?

Is anyone in the air yet?

Dave McQ
Old 06-13-2015, 06:04 PM
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Got everything installed in my model, just need to balance it. Maiden flight scheduled for July 3.
Old 06-14-2015, 04:27 AM
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David, do you have a pilot? If so, did you go with a 1/5 scale or 1/4 scale?

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Old 06-14-2015, 04:38 PM
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Kirk, I have 1/5 scale pilot from Skymaster, it is a little small. I have a 1/4 scale Premier pilot that I think looks more the right size for the PC-21, but it is also the perfect fit for my F-16.
Old 06-15-2015, 10:35 AM
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Thanks for the info David.
Old 06-15-2015, 11:15 AM
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I started the PC-21 assembly with installing the front and rear cockpits on to the canopy frame. I started with removing the front instrument panel from the cockpit. The canopy needs to be slide forward to be removed so the instrument panel can't be installed in the canopy frame. It will installed into the fuse once the equipment installation has been completed. After removing the front instrument panel, the front and rear cockpits were trimmed to fit inside of the canopy frame. A 1/4 x 1/4 strip of spruce was glued to the edges of the cockpits and painted black. The cockpits were attached to the canopy frame screws going through the bottom of the canopy frame into the spruce blocks. The cockpits are removable by removing the screw.

The hinge flaps have been glued in place.

Pic 1 - Cockpit canopy assembly
Pic 2 - Front cockpit
Pic 3 - Rear cockpit
Pic 4 - Flap hinges

Kirk

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