Penicuik & District Model Flying Association

Bill's World Models Tucano 60 electric conversion pics





How it should look after assembling
What you get for your money
New extended firewall extension - 4mm & 6mm plywood construction. 6 screws and 4 M5 allen cap bolts and nuts through original firewall (1/2" thick!) hold it in place. Motor mount M3 csk screws and nuts. All bolts/screws threadlocked.
70a opto ESC for trials, will be replaced by 85a ESC before flight

Tail end, all assembled without any problems
Cowl temporarily taped in place to line up with motor prop driver
Lined up ready for fitting cowl screws
Ready to fit ESC and new silicon cables when made up
Wing almost finished
Retracts and flaps servos
2 retract servos for main retracts and 1 std servo for flaps
Main leg retracted, fits nicely
Aileron servos (2) Hitec HS85BB mighty micro servos, 1 per wing
Retract leg covers fitted with silicon and clamps, flexible but strong
To be continued...


Wingspan - 63"

Recommended engine 55 2st or 91 4st

Actual (electric conversion) - Tornado Thumper C5055 electric motor (1280W)

Lipo - 4s 5000mAh, maybe 5s 5000mAh if funds stretch

ESC - 70A Jeti opto (85A Turnigy later)

Radio - Spektrum DX6i with AR7000 receiver

Receiver battery - 6v 1500 mAh NiMH

Retract battery - 6v 1500 mAh NiMH

Elevator, rudder servos (2) - Hitec HS-325 HB

Aileron servos (2) - Hitec HS-85BB Mighty Micro 3kg

Retract servos (3) - Hitec HS-75BB low profile

Retracts factory fitted (mains only), nose leg retract to be fitted during assembly

Flaps factory fitted

Target weight 7.6lb (3.44kg)

Actual weight (8lbs 2oz)

Prop - APC 14 x10E

Kit rrp £198


Test Flight video at Blackridge


World Models website