Sunday, April 10, 2011

Week TechVideo, 2011 #14 - Pilatus PC-21 trainer aircraft

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".


Unknown said...

This is one of the most visually stunning models I have seen in a long time. And from the video, there are some lovely tech touches to it.

Well done!

Anonymous said...

VERY impresive and lots of functions cramed into such a small package

Unknown said...

Really great model. Awesome.

Dornbi said...

I am a big fan of planes, and this one is very well done. Not just the plenty of functions, but also it is all done in a relatively small size - great work!

Unknown said...

The ejection seats are the best feature.

Menno Gorter said...

I like the nose wheel the most:
A brilliant combination of functions in such a small scale.

Mark Bellis said...

Always nice to see a modulo-5 item, in this case the propeller. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 are easy, 5 is not.
Also good that the Technic bodywork parts work for this model. It's not always easy to integrate them.


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