Pitts Challenger – 106″ – 2.69m (150-220cc)

Pilot-RC’s first ever biplane! And it could be no other than the classically beautiful Pitts Challenger.

Fear not about long setup times of traditional biplanes, Pilot-RC’s innovative and patented systems allow you to have the model completely put together in under 5 minutes, to then unleash the acrobatic monster that is our Pitts.

Specifications:

Model:Pitts Challenger
Wingspan:106″ (2,692mm)
Length:102.4″ (2,600mm)
Wing area:3605 “² (2326cm²)
Weight:40lbs (18.2kg)

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How long to assemble & disassemble?

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Features:

  • SPECIAL NEW! Pilot-RC new and patented quick release system for fast wing mounting at the field.
  • Special Pilot-RC no screw canopy. Quick release with new security latch design.
  • Strong but light, precise and highly acrobatic
  • Genuine German Oracover (Ultracote) covering 
  • Highly prefabricated, experienced builders can have air ready in under a day
  • Pre-installed hinges (glued and pinned)
  • Internally mounted cowling – so no external screws exposed
  • Removable wings, wing stut and stabs. 
  • Laser engraved motor mounting position

Included hardware:

  • Complete air frame with all basic accessories (such as carbon fiber main undercarriage, tail-gear assembly and wing-tubes as well as fibreglass control horns and wheel pants)
  • Pre-installed hinges and pre-mounted canopy
  • Fuel tank and fuel tubing pre-prepared, fuel dot and breather valve
  • Wheels, axels and wheel pants
  • Pre-prepared pushrods with ball links
  • Matching carbon spinner

Required hardware

Motor: 150-220cc

Servos: x8 or x9 high torque plus throttle // Uses x1 per aileron (total x4), x1 per elevator (total x2) and x2 or x3 on rudder

Required extension wire lengths:

  • x2 for bottom wing aileron servo: 43cm
  • x2 for top wing aileron servo: 83cm (installed in bottom wing) + 70cm (installed in wing struts) 
  • x2 for elevator servo: 126cm 
  • x1 for throttle servo: 65cm

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

Recommended accessories

Pilot-RC wing bags. Optional extra, not included in the kit.

Pilot-Rc reccomended hardware

Servos: 

-PW-38AH (38KG) + 1.6″ ALU ARM

-PY-35AH (38KG) + 1.6″ ALU ARM

Servo arms: Pilot-Rc 1,6″ Aluminium arms (included with Pilot-Rc servos) and 3.2″ Aluminium arms for rudder pull pull.

COLOUR SCHEMES AVAILABLE:

Scheme 01

References: Oracover 21-010, 21-023, 21-033, 21-091, 21-071 / Ultracote HANU870, HANU866, HANU872, HANU881, HANU874.

Scheme 02

References: Oracover 21-010, 21-023, 21-033, 21-091, 21-071 / Ultracote HANU870, HANU866, HANU872, HANU881, HANU874.

Scheme 03

References: Oracover 21-033, 21-091, 21-071 / Ultracote HANU872, HANU881, HANU874.

Scheme 04

References: Oracover 21-010, 21-023, 21-052 / Ultracote HANU870, HANU866, HANU885



Build information

COWL SIZE:

A: 362mm – B: 392mm – C: 402mm – D: 387mm


EXHAUST TUNNEL SIZE:

A: 443mm – B: 176mm – C: 494 – D: 120mm – E: 193mm


Extension wire lengths:

Throttle:
65cm

Upper wing:
No extension required

Wing strut:
(x2) 70cm

Lower wing:
(x2) For wing servo: 43cm
(x2) To wing strut: 83cm

Inside fuselage to wings:
(x4) 40cm

Elevator:
(x2) 126cm

Rudder:
95cm
(when using direct – if installing pull pull, no required extension)


CENTER OF GRAVITY:

239mm
Measured back from leading edge of the top wing at the fuselage.

You will find a laser engraved C.G. emblem on the inside of the fuselage, located close to the wing tube, which also shows the exact location for Center of Gravity.