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  1. R

    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 &...
  2. M

    Hello FT community!

    Well hello! I've been watching FT videos for a while now and finally decided to get my feet wet. My first build was a mini mustang, but I soon realized it was too heavy to fly...it was made out of elmers foam board. After 6 months of waiting, the local dollar tree finally stocked white foam...
  3. R

    How much do you engineer youre builds?

    After doing quite a few builds following peoples plans, Wanting to do some full custom plane builds. Wondering how much time people put into designing put into calculations, and theory to get it flying right. Or is it mostly guess and check. Going what feels right, and trying again if it...
  4. T

    **Help** CAD design needed.

    Hello everyone! I am reaching out to this great community for some help. I am needing a knowledgeable person to design a foam insert to fit inside a Home Depot case...the Rigid Pro 22" Pro Organizer, model 222571. The inside dimensions are @ 20 3/16 L x 10 3/4 D x 3 /1/2 thick. The Dx9 would...
  5. JimCR120

    Inkscape - Making Drawings and Skins

    Greetings Forum Community, I am starting a thread about Inkscape as a place where we can share information and use it as a reference in using the application. Inkscape is a free application available for Mac, Windows, & Linux users that appears to be an excellent option for making drawings...
  6. S

    Tron Lightship(s) Design Request

    Hi, first time poster here... I tend not to sign up for other forums since Reddit has basically all I need, but Flite Test was a special case! I'd like to request the Team do a design/build of both the big and small Lightships from the Tron: Legacy motion picture film. I thought the designs...
  7. A

    RC designing

    I think that flite test does an awesome job of making topics understandable for the newbie. That said I would love to see a video or post on how to design your own scratch build. I've looked through a lot of different you-tube videos and google search results and am having trouble understanding it.
  8. C

    Hey everyone! My first FPV wing design: Any tips?

    Hey guys, I've been watching Flite test for a long long time now and have ALWAYS wanted to try design one of my own planes out of the materials they use. I've come up with this: This is called the CV-18 and is my first original design. It is meant to be the platform to get me into FPV...
  9. D

    Can I fly with upside down motors?

    Hello, I am thinking about trying to make a 3D printed quadcopter frame thats small and thought, why don't I make the motors mount upsidedown but with the props rightside up? I looked around a bit on google but I'm not sure if others were saying what I was thinking. So what would propblems be...
  10. Raptortech

    Optimizing flying wing design

    My question is fairly simple: how does one decide on the ideal dimensions and ratios for a flying wing given the target cruising speed and payload or other relevant flight characteristics. For a more conventional aircraft, I feel like I have a fairly good intuition as far as changing the wing...
  11. 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...
  12. N

    Scratch build help

    I am trying to figure out the best way to go about making scratch builds similar to the way the gang at Test Flight do it. Currently i am attempting this in blender, however i realize there is no way to "un-fold" my project and receive dimensions for printing what is/are the best ways that you...
  13. SP0NZ

    Mighty Mini MkIII

    Mighty Mini MkIII - Build MIGHTY MINI MkIII Mighty Mini Sized Bloody Wonder MkIII Baby Baron next to the Mighty Mini MkIII DETAILS This is my second Mighty Mini sized plane. It uses the same power setup as the FT Mighty Mini series, and can use the same power pod as the Mini Scout and...
  14. E

    Redesigning the Blunt nose Versa to fit my Turnigy 3s 2200mah batteries

    The plans : !!!! *note the black line at the front hatch. This should be a red score line 6/17/2015 The maiden went beautifully yesterday! I may need to adjust the CG marks or remove some weight. I trimmed a lot of elevator into it to keep the nose up. I slid the battery to the rear a...
  15. Snarls

    Mini Racing Quad Frame Design - Opinions

    Hi all, I've decided that my next multirotor build will be a mini racing quad. I may purchase a carbon fiber frame, but traditionally I design and cut my own frames out of plywood. The issue is that I have no idea what makes a good racing frame, and I need your opinions. Here are my current...
  16. R

    What would be a good airfoil for a FPV flying wing

    Hi everyone. I am designing a flying wing. It is going to be 1m wingspan and I'm thinking that eventually I will add a small FPV system and use to teach myself FPV. I have designed it to be similar to the raptor 100 which I saw in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W7Zz4YVEqM I'm...
  17. G

    Re: Circle Plane Challenge

    Re: Circle Plane Challenge Hi FliteTest community. I came up with a new design for the Circle Plane that was featured here, http://flitetest.com/articles/circle-plane-challenge-w-qav250. Here is a rough Google Sketchup design This is mostly just a design/concept if anyone wants to...
  18. airplayn

    1940 BC-65 Taylorcraft,1951 Bellanca 14/19 Cruisemaster,1959 Piper PA24-180 Comanche

    I've found that nothing beats getting your hands on an example of the actual full scale aircraft to get a good start at designing and building a great scale model. So, If you're interested in modelling or flying antique Classic aircraft getting that one great design built and flying I have a...
  19. Techno

    Foamboard Shrike

    Hello. I'm building a Shrike from out of an free-bee issue of Flying Models Magazine but out of foam. So far the scaling up from an Ultra-Micro setup has been great. However, I have one Question: <<<:confused:This is a speed plane, Should I build it with a full airfoil, or would a flat foil...
  20. A

    Clever designs

    Not sure if this is the correct area for this stuff, so forgive me if it's not :-) Festo is an amazing German engineering company. They make production items that are based on organic things, like muscles etc. Anyway, this is an RC craft that looks like and flys like a bird. No props or jets...