Planes or aircrafts made out of LEGO Technic parts, is something quite unusual to see and difficult to create with a good appearance.
Maybe the most recent new parts will turn this a bit easier and we will see them more often.
At least, this is what Khan (Ismaël Juhoor) may lead us to think, after his fantastic Pilatus PC-21 trainer aircraft.
Very well done, full of details and plenty of sweet functions.
Among its features we have:
- Dihedral angled wings
- Detailed front cockpit
- 5 Blades Propeller
- Retractable 3-wheeled landing gear
- Steerable nosewheel and rudder
- Ailerons control
- Elevator control with trim
- Dual student/instructor controls for these 3 last functions
- Ejection seats
- Slotted flaps
Khan as also published some CAD representations of a few mechanisms from this aircraft, like the retractable and steerable nosewheel and ejection seats, at SeTechnic forum.
You may find a lot more photos with details about this model, at Khan's host, with names matching "pilatus*.jpg".