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ft explorer

  1. madrulzzz

    Building an FT Explorer in India - From Tiled Plans

    Long time lurker and First time poster. I have been watching Flitetest from When RCSuperPowers and Alishanmao used to post regularly on youtube. I have been on and off the hobby for the past 7 years. My first plane was a nine eagles Xtra 300 (...
  2. M

    Aerodynamics question

    I am building the FT Explorer from scratch and I ran into a small problem. My foamboard is not big enough to cut out an entire wing from this build. If I make each of the wings 5cm (2 inch) shorter I can make it. Will this small difference in wing span (10cm/4 inch total) affect my plane's...
  3. F

    FT EXPLORER spar improvement

    Hello to everybody, Here my solution preventing the FT Explorer inflight wingfolding process well documented on Youtube, based on a 4 mm steel bar, 2x 8x3 pinewood sticks, an aluminium tube and 2 x 1mm aircraft plywood spacers. Advantages : -strenght -modularity (easy possible process to...
  4. R

    3D printing is more affordable so....

    I wish some talented FT fan would bridge the gap between 3D printing and FT scratch builds. I would love to see, for example. The FT Explorer, 3d printed Cockpit and rudder\elevator section. Leaving the wing and fuselage still made out of dollar tree foam.. I'm sure many FT scratch builds could...
  5. W

    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...
  6. D

    FT Explorer with a Bixler 2 Stock Motor

    Hi there, I had a Turnigy Park 450 in my previous Explorer and it had plenty of power. Now I've built my second Explorer and I wonder if it can fly with a 1300 kv Bixler 2 stock motor? As this motor is not very powerfull I will not put any FPV equipment. Thank you all
  7. J

    FT Cruiser converted to hovercraft

    FT Explorer converted to hovercraft Hi all, I thought I'd share an idea that I had. Since lots of the planes in the builds are modular, what other uses have you found for them? Here is a video of an FT Explorer that my son and I converted into an airsled for the snow and a hovercraft...
  8. V

    XL FT Explorer

    9/3/17. Hi! Im building a FT explorer with 2m wings! It is my first time here on FT forums and my first time modifying an airplane. The reason I am doing it is because a longer wing provides more lift and more lift would let me carry more weight, FPV gear and mainly, batteries. How am I doing...
  9. V

    XL FT Explorer

    Hi! Im building a FT explorer with 2m wings! It is my first time here on FT forums and my first time modifying an airplane. The reason I am doing it is because a longer wing provides more lift and more lift would let me carry more weight, FPV gear and mainly, batteries. How am I doing it? I've...
  10. M

    Mind controlled plane

    Hello, I'm finishing a project which involves gathering brainwaves with a device and then interpreting them to partially control an FT Explorer with your mind. For some other controls I used a gyroscope. My question is: Would anyone be interested in reading an article about this project?
  11. B

    Ft explorer battery size

    I recently got an ft explorer, and have been prepping it for some medium-range fpv. I am using the c-pack motor with a plush tenergy 60 amp esc. I was wondering if it would be able to fly with a multistar 4s 10,000mah battery(800 grams). I have increased the wing-span to 6 feet and have...
  12. F

    I would would greatly apreciate advice on which FPV Gear to buy/getting into FPV

    I would would greatly apreciate advice on which FPV Gear to buy/getting into FPV Hello, I'm 22 and I live in the Pacific North West. I've been flying RC ever since I was a kid and I've been interested in getting into FPV for a long time now, but it always seemed a little bit too technically...
  13. G

    Scaled-up FT Explorer

    For reasons of payload space, I'd like to build an airframe for a budget slow-flying UAV that is essentially the FT Explorer, only scaled up by 1.5 (roughly six foot wingspan, using the polyhedral wing design). I have an ample supply of foamboard, but the wing construction would have to be...
  14. T

    FT Explorer constant crashes

    Hi folks new pilot. I built the FT Explorer and quickly learned about the engine alignment thing but I'm still having a heck of a time getting it into the air. After fixing the motor so it's correctly aligned with the path of the thrust being parallel to the body, I had about one good half assed...
  15. F

    FT Explorer with Titan 3500mAh 4S Battery

    Hello All, I just finish building my new FT Explorer, and I am planning to fly it next weekend. My FT Explorer has a Power Pack C witch includes: (1) Motor - Emaxx GT2215/09 (1) ESC - BL Heli 30 amp ESC (6) Servos - 9 Gram Emaxx servo I would like to know if I can fly this plane with a Titan...
  16. F

    Reinforce FT Explorer wings

    I would like to reinforce my FT Explorer wings any suggestion? Thanks...!!!
  17. F

    Dual Rates & Expos for FT Explorer

    Hello all, I just finished building my FT Explorer and I would like to know the best settings for dual rates and expos. Thanks in advance for your help...!!!
  18. 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.
  19. S

    FT Explorer, CAD, Ideas for expansion, etc...

    Hey everyone, I'm posting mainly about some of my adventures with the FT explorer and some stuff that I am doing/want to do, that y'all may find useful. I've been somewhat enamored with RC flight for a little while now and recently got off the ground with an FT explorer that I decided to build...
  20. J

    FT Explorer Tractor?

    Has anyone built and flown an FT Explorer and used a traditional swappable power pod in it to fly it as a tractor and not a pusher?