Elster Jet: FC1 3D – 2.2m

Following the great success and feedback from our large FC1, we have continued our collaboration with Ralph & Enrico from Elster Jet to produce a smaller, more everyday and easy to transport version, sized around the most popular turbines and without compromising on performance.


Wingspan:52.3″ (1,329mm)
Length:85.4″ (2,169mm)
Wing area: – –
Weight:19.6lbs (8.9kg) with JetCat P130Rxi turbine and fuel bag


Powered by Enjoy E160 turbine



  • German design, by Ralph and Enrico from Elster Jet
  • Extremely lightweight full composite construction especially designed for outstanding 3D performance
  • Painted outside the mold so no seam lines
  • Ultra strong and light weight landing gear mounts, with factory installed blind nuts so mounting is just plug and play
  • Specially designed easy access to turbine for speedy installation
  • Field setup can be done in seconds, thanks to the quick releases on the wings without the need for any tools, and the single elevator bolt accessed from the side
  • Removable wing and elevator for easy transport

Please note that the FC1 is designed specifically for aerobatics and 3D vectored flight, with light weight being key. It is not designed to be used as a full power, high speed race plane.

Included hardware:

  • Complete air frame (including carbon wing-tubes and preinstalled and painted fibreglass control horns)
  • Servo extension leads
  • Vector thrust pipe
  • 3.600ml fuel tank (optional upgrade to fuel bag)
  • 250ml UAT tank
  • Pre-prepared pushrods with ball links

Also available: Full retract combo.  Includes Pilot-RC electric retracts and electric brakes, specific for this model.

Also available: Turbine Ready version.  Includes all the above, plus x10 Pilot-RC servos, all pre-installed.  Just add your own turbine of choice.

Required hardware:

Turbine size:

  • 80-140N  for normal sport flying
  • 160-180N for 3D vector flight – Avoid high speed, high G flying

Servos: Total x10 (x5 standard size + x5 medium size)

x3 standard size high torque
x2 for flaps (minimum 40kg)
x1 for rudder (minimum 40kg)

x7 medium size servo for steering (size: 35x15x30mm)
x2 for ailerons (minimum 16kg)
x2 for elevators (minimum 16kg)
x1 for vector elevator (minimum 16kg)
x1 for vector rudder (minimum 16kg)
x1 for steering (minimum 10kg)

Also requires all the usual accessories such as transmitter, receiver, batteries, powerbox and possibly other small accessories.

Pilot-Rc recommended hardware:

  • Servos: Pilot-Rc PW48AH for flaps and rudder
  • Servos: Pilot-Rc PW16AH for ailerons, elevators and vector
  • Servos: Pilot-Rc PW10AH for steering
  • Servo arms: Pilot-Rc 1.6″, 1,2″ and 0,8″ Aluminium arms (included with Pilot-Rc servos)

Pilot-Rc recommended ACCESSORIES:

  • Pilot-RC Wingbags (2.2m FC1)
  • Pilot-RC Fuselage bag (2.2m FC1)

Colour schemes available:

Scheme 01 – Fluorescent Red:

Scheme 02 – Fluorescent Orange:

Scheme 03 – Fluorescent Green:

Scheme 04 – Fluorescent Yellow:


  • Flap: Maximum available
  • Aileron: 14mm up / 14mm down (measured at the wing tip)
  • Rudder: 43mm left / 43mm right
  • Elevator: 38mm up / 38mm down (measured from the tip at trailing edge of the elevator)

*Please note that the correct “center” position for the elevator is not when it is level


25cm back from the leading edge of the wing at the fuselage
Measured with empty main tank, full UAT, landing gear down.


Elster Jet recommend the use of the gyro systems by Powerbox-Systems. These offer two banks, each with individually programmable settings.

AileronNormal Gain 20%Normal Gain 40%
ElevatorNormal Gain 15%Normal Gain 45%
Vector ElevatorOffNormal Gain 90%
Vector RudderOffNormal Gain 90%
These gains are approximate and WILL vary in your model, depending on your chosen servo’s speed, length of servo arm and other factors.

FULL Build manual:

Coming soon!