Brand Overview

The Pilot-1 brand of RC airplanes is a line of 1/4 scale and 1/8 scale remote control airplane kits that is designed and marketed to the RC aircraft industry.  The brand is owned and managed by Hobby Lobby International, Inc. of Brentwood, Tennessee in the USA [1].

Pilot-1 kits are all designed around full scale aircraft from the golden age (the period of time between World War I and World War II) and shortly there after.  Being quarter to eighth scale models, the kits generally range in wing spans between 48" and 120".  The smaller 1/8 scale variants can be configured with either gas, glow, or electric power systems as can the larger 1/4 scale models.

Pilot-1 kits are constructed of built-up balsa and ply materials and are delivered in ARF completion level.  Main airframe components come assembled, covered, and painted and it is the modeler's job to assemble the airframe, select and install radio and power system components. 

The brand contains a very nice selection of aircraft including models of the Piper PA-12, Champ, Stinson 108, Gilmore Red Lion, Waco YKS-6, and a few others.

Pilot-1 brand kits can be purchased from Hobby Lobby International's online retail store as well as from members of their large network of online and retail hobby shops around the world.

[1] - reference from RC Groups thread #923109.