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P&W PT6A-27
550 hp.
35 ft. 9 in.
52 ft. 1 in.
2,800 lbs.
6,100 lbs.
170 gallons
137 mph
174 mph (VNE)
1,000 fpm
25,000 feet
575 miles
1961






Pilatus Porter For Sale
Pilatus Porter For Sale

One Pilatus Porter for sale has a wingspan of 62 in. and a length of 46 in. Power can come from .40 to .46 2C, .48 to .53 4C, or an electric motor. Weight is about 5.5 lbs.


Pilatus Porter for sale
Pilatus Porter For Sale

We received the following email with the picture shown above attached:
"Grunzi, I have located your web page about an aircraft produced in Stans, Switzerland. It is the Pilatus Porter for sale by Pilatus Flugzeugwerke. She is very popular around the world, having been in production for over 55 years.

The model Pilatus Porter for sale by Multiplex, I have the fortune of possessing, is an accurate representation of the actual beauty. My understanding is that it too is for sale around the world, treasured, and highly regarded.

Detail of the Pilatus Porter for sale by Multiplex are a wingspan of 1250 mm (about 49") with a length of 930 mm (about 36 1/2") and a completed weight of around 1100 g (about 39 oz.). It is made from sturdy Elapor foam with carbon fibre reinforcements. The aircraft is already painted, with the stickers already applied. Its brushless motor can climb the aircraft vertically, and its speed controller will accept up to 40A. The included six servos function the flaps, ailerons, rudder, and elevator. The fullest flap extension is 90 degrees. The 63.5 mm (about 2 1/2") main wheels and 32 mm (about 1 1/4") steerable tail wheel give excellent ground handling.

The aircraft assembles quickly and easily, needing only a radio, receiver, and flight battery. The control surfaces are adjusted during assembly.

For anyone with four channel flying experience, the flight characteristics of the Pilatus Porter for sale by Multiplex will be rewarding. Takeoff can be accomplished in a very short distance, such as the actual aircraft. It has sufficient wing loading to handle moderate winds, yet can slow to a walk, with a headwind, when its flaps are fully extended upon landing. The rudder has good authority, and extremely stable scale-like flight is achieved at one half throttle.

I am pleased to recommend the Pilatus Porter for sale by Multiplex to my fellow flyers. - Widerluege, Johaan Webber." Thank you Johaan for your great review of the Pilatus Porter for sale.



Pilatus Porter For Sale
Pilatus Porter For Sale

Pictured above is the Dumas Pitatus Porter for sale as a kit. Its wingspan is 40 in. and length is 27 in. It needs a GWS 2202 geared motor for power.

Pilatus Porter aircraft have been flying since 1961 and are still going strong today. The aircraft are manufactured for Europe in Switzerland for sale by Pilatus, and in the United States for sale by Fairchild Aircraft.



Pilatus Porter For Sale
Pilatus Porter For Sale

The Pilatus Porter for sale from a kit by Aero Paris has a 64 in. wingspan and a 54 in. length. Recommended power comes from a Motorfly 2815 motor. All up weight is about 4 lbs. 13 oz.

The Pilatus Porter is one of the most useful utility aircraft in the world. It has been used for parachuting, photography, as a float plane, and for operating from frozen strips. It can hold ten fully equipped parachutists. They appreciate that it can get into the air and land quickly for quick turn around due to its short take off and landing ability.



Pilatus Porter For Sale
Pilatus Porter For Sale

The Pilatus Porter for sale by VQ Warbirds is an ARF that has a wingspan of 62 in. and a length of 46 in. Power can come from .40 to .46 two stroke, .48 to .53 four stroke engines, or an equivalent output electric motor. Weight is about 5 1/2 lbs.

With a payload in excess of 2,200 lbs. the Pilatus Porter is well suited for hauling cargo from small, remote air fields. Special tie down rails permit the cargo to be transported without the risk of it shifting during
flight.



Pilatus Porter For Sale
Pilatus Porter For Sale

The Pilatus Porter for sale in a E-Star Models kit. It has a 47 in. wingspan and 33 in. length with a weight of about 22 oz. It is constructed from balsa and plywood. Recommended power is a BL motor geared 6:1.

Aerial photographers appreciate the stability that the Pilatus Porter provides. In addition the aircraft has the flight envelope and maneuverability to accommodate virtually all photographic situations.



Pilatus Porter For Sale
Pilatus Porter For Sale

The Pilatus Porter for sale from Top Model CZ has a wingspan of 126 in., length of 99 in. and weight is about 29 lbs. Suggested engines are from 58 to 80 ccm.

Pilatus Porter aircraft are renown for their abilities to tow heavy loads. They can get two gliders into the air and up to release altitude quickly. The aircraft have also been employed to tow large advertising banners.


Easy Build has kit of the Pilatus Porter for sale. It has a 53 in. wingspan. Materials used are balsa and plywood. A Speed 600 size motor is required for power. Weight is around 28 oz.

With big doors which slide open for ease of access, short take off and landing abilities, combined with large payloads, the Pilatus Porter makes an excellent air ambulance.


Ikon N' Wst had a kit of the Pilatus Porter for sale. It may still be found, upon occasion, at RCUniverse and eBay. Wingspan is 98 in. and weight is around 14 lbs. Construction is from balsa and plywood. From .80 to 1.20 engines are needed for power.

Snow and ice operations are enhanced by equipping the Pilatus Porter with skis which can be retracted to enable conventional runway landings as well.


Every Pilatus Porter for sale from ICARE has operating flaps and is made from balsa and plywood.

The smallest Pilatus Porter for sale from ICARE has a wingspan of 77 in., a length of 57 in., and a weight of around 9 lbs. Power can come from .71 - 4C engines or the equivalent electric motors.

ICARE has a Pilatus Porter for sale with a 81 in. wingspan that is 61 in. long. You will need from .60 to .72 - 4C engines or motor power.

The Pilatus Porter can operate in environments which would quickly ground other aircraft. Its special filtration system works to keep debris from internally damaging engines.


ICARE has a Pilatus Porter for sale with a 98 in. wingspan and 71 in. length. Power can be from 25 - 50 cc engines. Weight is around 18 lbs.

The tail wheel of the Pilatus Porter can be protected with a special fitting in order to operate from non-paved runways. Large, low pressure tires enable operations in loose sand and mud conditions. Its horizontal stab has been strengthened with fiberglass in order to operate in the harshest environments.


There is a Pilatus Porter for sale from ICARE with a wingspan of 104 in. and a length of 77 in. It needs from 25 - 50 cc engines up front. Weight is about 18 1/2 lbs.

Pilatus Porter aircraft have been used for agricultural spraying and as air tankers for fighting blazes. A 340 gallon foam/water tank can quickly be fitted to a Porter when the need arises.


Stepping up in size is the Pilatus Porteer for sale from ICARE with a 126 in. wingspan and 99 in. length. From 80 - 150 cc engines can power the approximately 30 lb. scale model.

The Pilatus Porter is used by police departments and air forces of nations throughout the world,including the United States Army and Air Force.


A total of over 550 Pilatus Porter aircraft for sale of all types have been produced to date.

Seagull Models Pilatus Porter for sale wingspan is 63 in. and it is 54 in. long. Engines can be from .46 to .55 two cycle or .70 four cycle. Weight is around 6 3/4 lbs.

You can find two sets of plans for the Pilatus Porter for sale at the AMA Plans Service. Their 54 in. wingspan model is under plan #23159 and their 68 in. wingspan model is under plan #25330.

MR Aerodesign has a kit of the Pilatus Porter for sale. Its wingspan is 120 in. and length is 83 in. It needs a 45 cc engine and weighs around 30 lbs.

The RCStore.com has a kit of the Pilatus Porter for sale. It is intended for indoor flight and has a wingspan of 36 in. with a length of 24 in. An Astro Flight Firefly motor is the preferred power.

The Phoenix Model Pilatus Porter for sale wingspan is 43 in. and its fuselage is 30 in. in length. You will need a geared Speed 400 or Speed 500 type motor for power. Weight is around 24 oz.

At RCGroups emb145drvr was looking for a Pilatus Porter for sale.

At RCUniverse sarg96 has a Pilatus Porter for sale.

Chin Model Air Craft has a kit of the Pilatus Porter for sale at RC Universe.

Email us if you know of Pilatus Porter for sale that we have missed.