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  1. iBigNTastyi

    Mostly new to RC in Washington state. GoPro mount?

    Update 1: Added paint progress, new wheel pictures. Update 2: Added post paint progress, assembled and detailed. Hello all! My name is Brandon. I'm 30 years old, married, and have three kids. I'm an Automated Assembly/Robotics/Numerical Control programmer at Boeing in their main factory in...
  2. J

    Hi all, attempting third build as an FT Simple Storch, Have some questions.

    Hi All, first post here. Self assessing I would like to believe i am at the higher end of the novice spectrum and I can fly a Nano Talon without gyro quite well. I really enjoy slow flyers so I bought a Simple Storch, I am planning Flaperons and Fixed but removable Leading edge slats. I...
  3. FoamyDM

    FTFMM MARCH MADNESS - FTF STYLE!!!

    MARCH MADNESS CHALLENGE: Finish one of your in-active build logs you started and dropped over a month ago. Goal of the Challenge: To pick up that dropped ball and turn it into a slam dunk by finishing up an idle project and turning it into a complete build thread and to enrich the FT community...
  4. FoamyDM

    FTFC: FT-Build-Ruary by FoamyDM

    FTFC: FT-Build-ruary by FoamyDM (Build Skill: 4 Skilled, Pilot SKill: 2 Novice) FT-X-29 Bloody WWII Baby! - Bloody Vampire, by FoamyDM 30mm EDF Bloody-WWII-Baby! Kraftei FTFC - WWII Design & Build: Flying Pancake, by SPONZ and Local Fiend Extras: F-117 RC Powers plan VF-9 (finish custom...
  5. FoamyDM

    February iis FT-Build-ruary Month!

    February is FT-Build-Ruary Month! Hi All, Welcome to the new year! I challenge all here to turn February into FT-Build-Ruary So Many Planes So Little Time: I, like most folk in this community, have a LONG build list of planes I would LOVE to build. In the last month and late 2017 there has...
  6. L

    I (16), never flew a drone ;), want to build my first drone!

    Hi FliteTest community! I'm 16 years old and live at the moment in Austria (no Kangaroos:rolleyes:)more presicely I live in Vienna. I fly, since the age of 12, planes but mostly R/C gliders. I still go to school and so my budged is really small but I'm very keen to start this hobby. It would be...
  7. T

    Could I get some motors and esc’s to finish a build

    I was wondering if anyone had some old emax red bottoms laying around that I could use (2300kv version). And some emax 30 amp bullet bl-heli esc’s to finish a build (they are the last things I need). I ordered a bundle like this off of gear best and it has been 7 weeks and I’m starting to think...
  8. RCBuildIdeas

    Anyone interested in a Quarterly Forum Design & Build Challenge?

    I actually posted this question in the " 2018 Flite Test Forum Challenge: WWII Design & Build" thread and thought it might get lost in there so I copied the post out into it's own thread. Here it is: I was just curious, what do other forum members think of the idea of adding quarterly design &...
  9. G

    Flite test plans decryption!

    Hi guys. I want to be brief as it's 3.30 am over here in the UK. And I'm having that kind of early morning thought. Planning. I have two questions (so far!) About the plans that Flite Test offer. My first: What is the sheet and tile key for? The second: is the CG measurement (in the case...
  10. K

    FC Receiver Wiring Help Needed

    Hello everyone, I am building my first quad and i am having trouble connecting my receiver. So I have a SP Racing F3 V1 Flight controller and I don't know where i should wire my FrySky XSR Receiver? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, -King Kwad
  11. Aretaic

    42" Savoia/Macchi "P.R. S.21"

    So I harbor a love of seaplanes, particularly the Italian racing seaplanes that frequented the Schneider Trophy races. I also enjoy fictional planes in film and animation (ex. the Sea Duck, I wanted this plane as a kid!). Long before getting into RC in a meaningful way, I wanted to at least...
  12. C

    Tiny Trainer build question

    Hi All! This is my first time posting here, though I've been lurking around for a few weeks trying to build up the courage to actually build something. After a fair bit of research, I've decided I want to give the Tiny Trainer a shot. It seems straightforward and like it would be a good first...
  13. TJ@FT

    Flite Test starts doing custom quad builds

    Just wanted to share out an awesome thing I'm pretty excited about. We've (Ian and myself) built a couple hundred quads for people over the last year but it is finally official and much easier to get things rolling. Entire goal is to just let people know the service is available. Kicking off...
  14. J

    I need help finding a Flight Controller

    Hi, guys! im new to the flight test forums (although not new to forums in general) but i hear that this is the place to be. I need help finding a flight controller that is compatible with a drone design i am looking to build. Actually, any suggestions would be great, i had a versa-copter but i...
  15. R

    Graupner GR-16L for Race Quad Build?

    Greetings, I am a newbie starting to get into race quads and am trying to start my first build. I was interested in building the new Flite Test Gremlin as it looked like the perfect starter kit for me. My problem is I have the Graupner MZ-12 transmitter and GR-16L receiver combo and I am on a...
  16. ItMightFly

    18mm EDF Plans

    Hello! So I have an 18mm EDF, that's taking up space (not much, but its in the way of other builds). I have tried multiple designs (9 to be exact), all failed. It came from a crashed UMX Habu (the original, not the new one), due to a radio failure. Do any of you have some kind of plan that I...
  17. colorex

    Le Drib / Drew Camden How To and Parts List

    How to build a Le Drib Edition Freestyle Quad! Build Tutorials: Drew Camden's Build Video: BetaFlight Board Setup: Parts List: Frame: MQC Fusion (super tough frame, flies well and takes a beating) FC + PDB: DYS F4 Flight Controller (Awesome piece of kit, comes with XT60, OSD...
  18. F

    Gremlin Noob having trouble arming the motors. Day 4 :(

    Hi everyone, I am brand new to multi rotors. I have flown a eachine 010. Built the Gremlin following TJ's video. Here is the current state. I can get Betaflight to see and flash spracingf3evo one day to figure out how to get into DFU mode, whatever that means. I was also able to get my rx...
  19. A

    Recommandations for a n00b

    Hi, guys! Big fan here. I'm a n00bie when it comes to flying rc model aircrafts. My limited experience it's with a second-hand quadcopter which I've bought last year from a rc-flohmarkt in Germany(I'm from Romania,btw). Last time when I've tried to fly my quad it was all good, but the big...
  20. T

    Adjusting throws of new FT Explorer build

    I just finished building an FT Explorer that I got for Christmas. Its my first build. When I finished and was checking the throws using the piece of foamboard from the speed-build kit, I noticed that it doesn't look like the tail goes up high enough. I've adjusted the travel end point on my...