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    ESC Overheating, Wiring Problems

    Hello, I'm a newbie to the field of fixed wing models and flight controllers, and I'm looking for some help with a wiring issue. I have a finished model of the Flite Test Explorer and I had purchased the Pixhawk 4 to use as a flight controller, but I've been having difficulties. When I followed...
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    FT Explorer Thrust Angle Woes--Raise CG?

    So, I am new to r/c and just started building an FT Explorer. I have read several posts and seen a few videos with folks struggling to get their thrust angle sorted out. I read the related articles on FT and understand the thrust angle should ideally line up with the CG...not just the balance...
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    My Oversized FT Explorer, Long Version

    If you like a longwinded story, read on. If not, skip to at least chapter 4, the summary. (and it probably could have used some proofreading). I don't know... I wrote this. Love it or leave it but please try to be nice. Chapter 1: The Great Friend After I built my FT Tiny Trainer from a...
  4. ReinventingTheWing

    New Noob, Any Tips?

    Hey I'm about build the FT Explorer, and the swappable pack both flown with the Dx6 Transmitter. If anyone here has built the FT explorer or swappable pack I would love to know any tips from you guys, and am still very interested in tips from anyone else who has some experience.
  5. Winglet

    Can't stop flying my old FT Explorer

    Recently resurrected my original FT Explored from storage and can't stop flying it. I sort of forgot what a fun no stress design it is. It is big and obnoxiously noisy. I'm perfecting the low inverted pass. Too much fun!
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    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...
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    First Post!

    Hello from Pennsylvania! My brother and I are going to be building two of the DIY kits. We already have flown the FT Explorer. I'm torn between the FT-22 and the Sportster. Any suggestions? This will be our 2nd planes. Thanks!
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    Testing Explorer before maiden flight

    I have just about finished the FT Explorer -- my first RC build ever -- and am looking forward to taking it to the RC park for its maiden flight (and mine). Before I do, I'd like to know whether there's anything I can do to make sure there are no aerodynamic surprises before launching it. In...
  9. M

    Scaled down FT Explorer

    After some looking for FT planes to build, decided to build a FT Explorer, but considered builing in a smaller size, for example 60%. My question: will it fly with the Power Pack A? Would be awesome if it could.
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    New guy from Tunisia needs help

    Hey guys. I've been hanging around here for a while and I got the FT fever. I decided to build the FT Explorer as my first build and I have a few questions. I'll be using the free downloadable plans and it would be awesome if someone helps me out with the type of foam to use and the sheets...
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    FT Warmliner

    Has anyone else had this idea or tried something similar? Take an FT simple soarer fuselage, an FT Explorer Sport wing. Put a folding prop on a big motor and make a warmliner. Maybe split the ailerons for flaps and crow? Probably would have to reinforce the wing. I've seen a few folded...
  12. thomashyland

    FT Explorer to SkyHunter Explorer Conversion

    Let me start with this, I had a TON of fun building the FT Explorer. It is an amazing lazy-day flyer with the glider wing, and a super thrilling, stunt machine with the sport wing. I had a crash in some super heavy winds and broke the tail boom. I always loved the look of a SkyHunter, but did't...
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    What type of receiver and battery for Power Pack C

    Hey all, I am new to the hobby as of August 2015 and a HUGE fan of all the Flite Test videos. I am so glad a came across these guys. Anyway, I enjoyed FliteTest so much and their own builds, that i decided to buy a speed build Explorer with Power Pack C. From what I am reading, it seems I still...
  14. makersam

    Issues Converting for Laser Cutting

    Hi everybody :) I have been lurking in the background of this site for a while and finally got around to actually joining up with forum. Funny that I have time to build/fly planes, but never seemed to get around to getting on here lol I worked in a Maker space a little while back and have...