Pilen died when it hit a
pole at slow speed when coming into land, this is all that remains.
As you can see it did have a
pretty good life. Building was finished in April 2002 and it died on the
10/8/2002 (Same day as my Easy
Sport 40....I was not impressed!!). With 20+ flights, many crash's and
4 major repairs.
It was hard to take, but at
least I got some good airtime......
The wing was salvaged and
used on the Pilen II, so
all in all it was not a bad outcome.
I do not have any photos of this as yet,
but below is a thumbnail of the DXF CAD File of the design.
I am not sure who the original designer
is, as the file I got had no info in it. If it is you please contact me
and I will update it to show your details.
The aircraft flies very well, it will
hang on the prop and rolls are so fast you cannot count them. Mine was
powered by a OS 25FP with a 9x5 Prop and controlled with a Hitec System X
5 Ch. Radio on 3 servos.
Construction is straight forward, give it
a go it will not let you down. I have crashed mine many times and I just
glue it back together and up it goes again. One word of advice, fit the
wing with the Aileron Servo facing out from the fuselage. This will stop
the side of the fuselage getting broken if you do crash. I found this out
the hard way.
Also make sure that you get the balance
right, even thought the drawing show the receiver at the back, I had to
fit everything into the nose to get it to balance and then I still had to
You can download the file from
This page was last updated
at 09/05/2004 07:30:52 AM