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    Challenge for the FT crew!!!

    I have an interesting and VERY unique challenge for the FT crew! It is something the I have attempted and very nearly successfully accomplished with my good friend. Without giving away too many details here, I would like to hear from a mod to see if there is interest and let you decide how to...
  2. T

    Reprise FTGGNEAL now that you own a real Golf Coarse

    Please reprise the Flight Test Glider Golf episode with some update for longer range drives with your new Golf Coarse. Maybe an FTV long rang lawn dart approach with other than gliders. You already have the holes set up.
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    Built challenge

    I have a suggestion for a building challenge where you have to build a free flight glider that is launched in the discus style and here is the trick you have to design a mechanical stabilization system that will keep the plane flying level ex. A weighted pendulum that moves the elevator to keep...
  4. ReinventingTheWing

    Jay Jay the jet plane for under $100

    Im sure some of you remember the poorly photo shopped slow flying plane, Im challenging elite test to built this plane with the small wings and twin engine and see if it actually takes flite!
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    Suggestions for Show / Build Models

    Here are some suggestions for new FT models / Show builds - C-130 Lets face it, who wouldn't want one of these in their collection. Any Canard type, couple of samples here - Better still... Make it a 'Swapable' (glider & powered) And this is just as much a 'challenge' to the guys as it is...
  6. T

    Name That Plane!

    Here's the game: Get 5-6 planes/quads/parachuts setup to fly with FPV gear. Have a couple FliteTest "experts" don FPV goggles. Hand them a tranitter and see if they can "Name that Plane" by flying it. Go through all the planes and see who gets the most.
  7. agentkbl

    FPV Challenge!

    Alright, i was watching one of your videos from four years ago, and i had an idea. have a competition on building an airplane (swappable or something) through a board cam. like blindfolded by wearing fatsharks, and only able to look at what you are doing via the board cam. then have the airplane...
  8. JGplanes

    To-Go transforming plane

    After constantly trying to cram my larger planes in the car without damaging them, building transforming objects with Legos, and seeing the folding wings on Peter's javelin video, I had this idea for one of your episodes to feature a fixed wing "backpack plane". Perhaps something fairly large...
  9. FoamyDM

    New and Energized here in Eastover/Fayetteville NC

    Hello, So for my Mid-life Crisis, I went on my 41st B-day and bought a cheap Blade Nano QX 3D from my local hobby store. While I was looking to educate myself on Quads and FPV I came across the flite test crew comparing some quads with FPV. Next time I was on Youtube it suggested I watch a...
  10. A

    High start glider tow from RC boat

    For an episode i think it would be cool to scratch build a waterproof glider and do a high start by using a RC boat on a lake. And maybe do a challenge where 2 teams of 2 scratch build a glider, do a high start by being pulled from a RC boat on water, with one person controlling the boat and the...
  11. K

    Endurance challenge

    Hello, I have always liked endurance . The basic idea is to have multiple planes circling and whoever stays the longest in the air wins!They are allowed to use extra power sources such as solar cells. Here are the rules: The aircrafts must be fully electric They must not have batteries of...
  12. N

    Boat Props to make a plane or multirotor fly!

    Pretty self explanitory, replace regular aircraft props with RC boat props!
  13. T

    An idea for an exciting project and/or challenge

    Hello to all, my name is Jeffery! Inspired by this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q1BQG8Vm1A I came up with a simple idea for a challenge:•The competitors build drones and or planes •They switch up builds and whoever can do the most damage to the other's aircraft wins Clearly it may...
  14. datter

    Challenge : Create The Ultimate Aerial Combat FPV Experience

    The Challenge - The Ultimate Aerial Combat FPV Experience Recreate a selected era of aerial combat in as realistic way as possible using foamboard planes, FPV equipment and a few other things listed below. Requirements Aircraft selected should be of the same era of aerial combat such as WWI...
  15. A

    Variable airfoil wing.

    Challenge: 1. Try to make an aircraft with wings that you can change the airfoil of in flight. 2. See if you can remove the ailerons and instead change one wings airfoil at a time for roll. 3. See if you can essentially flip over the airfoil in flight and get lift while flying inverted. Extra...
  16. A

    Pylon racing with extras.

    Challengenge: 1. Set up a pylon racing course of a reasonable size (more than two pylons.) 2. Measure out about 5-6 feet of streamer. 3. Cut the streamer down the middle (so its half as wide.) 4. Attach one half streamer to the back of any ultra micro of your choosing. 5. Attach the other half...
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    Quadcopter Sky Hook

    So I was reading the news this afternoon and found an interesting article on Fox News about a launch and recovery quad that utilized a sort of sky hook for fixed wings, the idea being that no fixed wing drone pilot wants to belly land an expensive military drone on the deck of an aircraft...
  18. K

    Doing a viewer request "Atitude challenge"

    Hello, I am Karthick Ashwath and I like your show very much. Could you please do a Viewer Request Altitude Challenge in one of your future episodes? The rules are: You may use any aeroplane/aircraft. You may not use rocket motors Each plane must be fitted with an altimeter which records the...
  19. B

    Show suggestion (Steampunk)

    I am a big fan of Steampunk airships. They all have some sort of propulsion. Hint Hint a electric motors. How about making a airship (dirigible). It would be awesome, in my opinion as well as a challenge for the builders. Airships hover and move just like a copter.
  20. P

    Challenge. Multi rotor in space!

    How high can you get a multi rotor to fly? Anything goes, GPS, radio control, timer, don't matter. Get it as high as you can and prove how high it went with telemetry or video. Can you beat a rocket? Do it.