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maiden

  1. sklutch

    Finally! The maiden flight/crash has occurred!

    I’ve had my TinyTrainer built now for over a year, but life, weather, and lack of flying space have all conspired to keep me grounded. Today, everything fell into line for my first flight. It was gloriously tragic. I was optimistic and only brought one bag of extra props b/c “the Joshes, Alex...
  2. F

    Bloody Baron - Your Setup? And Rudder - Yay or Nay?

    I've got a Bloody Baron on the way to the build table. Please share your build experience, setup, and whether or not you added the optional rudder servo. Why or why not? Be specific, give examples! (I'm kidding of course, but I would like to know IF you installed the rudder servo, or left it...
  3. A

    is this an ok fix for a controll horn very important

    i broke my controll horn and decided to put hot glue on the back not sure if its a ok fix and if it will hold up need opinions. i bought some new black ones but there to low and dont rlly work for the plane sorry about image quality btw its dark rn so camera isent very good thanks bye
  4. F

    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...
  5. H

    Maiden Flight - FT Old Speedster

    A short video of my Maiden flight for my FT Old Speedster. My first "foamy" as well Man this thing flies great. Nice and slow and very controlled. Well done FliteTest! Keep em coming. Camper
  6. S

    My FT Spear

    This was my first foamboard FT build (I have an electrohub copter awaiting completion), and so my technique isn't as polished as J. Bixler, but I managed to get it built, in only twice the estimated time! :) I took her out on her maiden today, still need a little tuning. I set my rate a bit low...
  7. W

    My First Flight Ever (Conscendo S)

    Just flew my maiden flight this morning before work. The weather was perfect with a clear sky and only a slight breeze when the wind was moving at all. The only thing that could have been better was I had to launch in to the low morning sun. In a bout of stupidity I opted to go ahead and rip...
  8. L

    FT Electrohub Spiderquad Maiden Problems.

    Hey FT. I've recently completed my first ever multirotor build with the Electrohub kit and Powerpack from the store. The parts are as follows: FT Electrohub frame. Emax 2213-935 kv. motors. Naze32 v6 flight controller. BL Heli 20 Amp ESC. FPV Rail - Long version DJI style landing gear. AR610...
  9. J

    Parkzone T28 SAFE

    I recently bought myself a Parkzone t28 BNF, and whilst it flew well i thought that if i was going to be learning how to fly it during the winter it would be a good idea to get some kind of stabilisation. after much thinking i purchased the AR636 Receiver from the Hobbyzone Corsair S into my...
  10. Centus

    FT Bronco mod --> P-38 Lightning!

    Hi everybody, I just finished the prototype of my P-38 mod to the FT Bronco design. I really like the Bronco, but I wasn't a huge fan of the way the center fuselage looked. I also reeeeeally like the P-38 Lightning, so if I was going to change things around, why not make it more P-38-like...
  11. Croom

    Maiden Flight, Epic Crash [Scratch build fail]

    This video of my maiden was pretty catastrophic... as in, wing failure and skydive ;). Enjoy! Notes on plane: it was a bad design in the first place, the wing was very weak, and couldn't withstand its own weight in a dive :P. I had intent on scrapping it, but decided to maiden it first, to get...
  12. H

    AXN Cloud Jet Rates, Expo, and Mix

    I have a Spektrum tx and rx and am looking for some guidance as to throw rates, expo, and mixing for the upcoming maiden flight of my AXN Cloud Jet. I have the aileron control rods in the horn slot closest to the wing (max throw) and the rudder and elevator control rods in the middle horn slot...
  13. T

    kinda worked...

    So after my giant fail with the f22 I build, I wanted to take a step back... So I chose the nutball since it's one of the most easy to build and fly planes out there. The build was easy but very frustrating because the shape is round everywhere and I had a hard time making everything perfectly...
  14. M

    Our Duster's first outing

    A very cold November morning in England. A few failed starts, but after a prop change she flew well and survived the hard landings.
  15. Tench745

    Foam Board Jenny

    Hello again all. I decided I should post my Jenny build to the forum. Alas, I have no in progress photos, but a few good ones of the completed model. I've done a few high speed taxi tests (Something you do on a full size airframe that so few modelers seem to duplicate.) and decided my rudder...
  16. BanditJacksRC

    FT Simple Storch.. First Build - First RC Flight - First Forum Post.. EVER!

    First build, first flight, first forum post! I have never built or flown any RC plane before, but wanted to get into the hobby. I came across FT after doing some research online, and like many others I immediately was infatuated with the Foam Board planes. I decided to build a Vans RV-10 from...
  17. Drake600

    My FT Delta maiden...

    It left the ground under it's own power, so technically it qualifies as flight... Ready for takeoff. Pitches up and yaws left HARD. This isn't going to end well. As expected. Might have a slight thrust angle issue after that landing. I swear the CG was spot on, control surfaces trimmed and...
  18. Flak Bait

    FPV Maiden "Nailed It"

    Who doesn't love the smell of hot glue and foam board in the morning?!! I've been flying RC for some time now, well since rubber band escapements were the new thing. Anyway, I decided that FPV would be the next thing to try. Well, FPV she's an unforgiving lassie with a steep learning curve...
  19. Y

    Versa Wing teething issues

    Hello! I've been flying since 1993 and I've returned to the hobby and to electric flight after several years. I've just finished a Versa for combat in my club and this morning went to maiden it and it will not fly. The plane nose dives into the ground. SETUP: pusher setup with the beef electric...
  20. J

    FT "Jumbo" Versa Wing

    I got some FPV equipment for Christmas. I thought that I would build a Versa wing "bigger" to take the extra weight. I printed the plans out at 120% and added a center pod to take the extra equipment. I did the maiden flight today and it worked out quite well. Very cold out today at -15 so it...