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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2018, 03:20:31 AM »
Don't worry - common enough mistake.

Here is a PC-21 alongside a PC-9:

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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2018, 04:23:43 AM »
There is a 1/72 kit available:



But now 1/48 I'm afraid.

Going back to the earlier post, I note that Ronin are already offering these decals:

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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2018, 05:34:31 AM »
There is a 1/72 kit available:





Now where can you get that ? Never heard of that outfit before --

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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2018, 05:39:05 AM »
There is a 1/72 kit available:





Now where can you get that ? Never heard of that outfit before --


Hannants has it in stock: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/3DB72101
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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2018, 08:23:56 AM »
There are some on eBay as well.
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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2018, 08:13:18 PM »
Any news on what the new FAC type to replace the 4 SQN PC-9s will be?

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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2018, 02:01:12 AM »
Any news on what the new FAC type to replace the 4 SQN PC-9s will be?

The 4 SQN ones (example below) are used to train forward air controllers and not specifically to have a dedicated combat role.  As such, one could conceivably see the PC-21 adopt the role in the future  and I have seen reference to this being the case with 4 airframes.  As such, a PC-21 may well be seen in something similar to the scheme below.  If only there was a proper kit available.

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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2018, 10:34:06 PM »
Looking at PC-21 information on the Pilatus site and on Wikipedia, my impression is that the systems are totally geared towards fighter pilot training, with

"embedded simulation and training suite, which provides cross-platform cockpit emulation, weapons simulation, stores management system, simulated radar and electronic warfare, a tactical situation display, and data link functionality. (...)
The systems of the forward and rear cockpits can be 'de-coupled' between the student and instructor; the instructor may exercise real-time manipulation of the student's displays, sensor performance, and system modes such as to create synthetic air-to-air radar targets, artificial non-safety critical system failures, and controlled data degradation.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilatus_PC-21#Design

The software is "open architecture", though, so it should be possible to program it for real missions too.

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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2018, 11:28:35 AM »
All "open architecture" means is that it uses common programming languages which are available and separate to the architecture on which they run.   In other words it could be using something as easy as HTML and Java to create a synthetic display for the student with inputs from the instructor.  In the past, propriatory languages/interfaces/architecture wedded computer systems to a single supplier.  Since about 2000, the computer world has moved away from single source suppliers towads the "open architecture" world.

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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2019, 03:22:31 AM »
The last PC-21s look good - if only there was a 1/48 kit available:



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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2019, 08:50:46 AM »
I wish there was a cheap 1/72 kit available, Greg.

Gosh, that is quite a pointy nose there, on that fella...

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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2019, 01:04:04 PM »
The last PC-21s look good - if only there was a 1/48 kit available:




Zoom in on the desk top model. Give anyone any ideas? Of course I would need three kits.

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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2019, 11:02:59 PM »

Gosh, that is quite a pointy nose there, on that fella...

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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2019, 05:24:31 AM »
Just trainers? The Pilatus PC-12 (U-28A US designation) is pretty damned cool, and the PC-24 jet has a unique look.
Gail flew in a PC-12 a couple of years ago, from Albuquerque, NM to Silver City, NM.




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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2019, 09:02:02 PM »
My brothers work has their PC-24 now, supplementing their PC-12s.

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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2020, 03:46:42 AM »
Just a cool image:



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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2020, 03:49:29 AM »
Whilst there has been comment about the RAAF F/A-18s being sold to a private company (air USA) for future operations, it has been less reported that 6 RAAF PC-9s have also been sold to another private company, Blue Air Training, for similar:  https://blueairtraining.com/pc9/
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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2020, 02:51:36 AM »
Just a bunch of photos...I wish there was a 1/48 kit to go with...sigh. (click to see larger versions)








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Re: Pilatus Trainers Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2020, 02:35:04 AM »
First Spanish PC-21...and yet still no 1/48 kit. ::)

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