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  1. p-air-o

    Biplane Scratch build construction

    I decided to start building a depron biplane using the known flitetest build techniques. searching the internet on how to construct a biplane the right way, I found several differtent aspects to be important: size and angle of the horizontal stabilizer angle of main wings angle of thrust...
  2. D

    Multi-part wings - strengthening query for 2M Sailplane (SIG Riser Replicant)

    Hello Everybody, My name is Martin, and and I am based in Auckland, New Zealand. I am self-confessed 'slope trash' in that I fly gliders almost exclusively (the exclusion being a HK Spitfire Mk. 24), and slope gliders in exclusion to almost everything else. In Auckland we are very lucky in...
  3. G

    Came up with a great way to make cheap, light, durable wheels!

    I have built the flite test wheels, but they aren't very durable. I came up with this idea and they work really well. I use 1/2 inch blue foam board, or 1 inch on bigger planes. I use a circle cutting jig on my band saw to cut perfect circles. Then I drill a hole in the middle to accept a...
  4. JimHSoars

    Balsa Building Series Suggestion

    Hi guys, How about a show including applying balsa sheeting. I always shy away from building balsa wings that require balsa sheeting to make the very strong 'D' tube or other things like fuselages. Please put in a bit on how to glue balsa sheet on to both the top and bottom of a wing. I...
  5. Arend

    Suggestion: 24 Hour Experimental Build Challenge

    Hi, this might be a little tangential, but I enjoy a lot THAC which is the Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest. The idea is simple: you animate something for 24 hours and post your video online. Similarly to this I was wondering if we could do something like this on flitetest. We try to find a...
  6. S

    Versa Pusher

    There used to be a good construction video on youtube by Josh for the Versa but it seems to be gone. Or maybe I am just using the wrong search argument. Can anyone point me to it?
  7. S

    Multi-rotor arm construction

    How does flex in arms effect multi-rotors? I was thinking of using carbon arrow shafts to build a tri. But now that I have the arms mounted to the frame I see that the arrow shafts flex slightly. I was thinking that maybe this will help reduce vibrations to the frame / cam? Or will this just...