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old fogey

  1. C

    Hello from Minneapolis MN

    Howdy folks, After many years away from RC I'm back thanks to Flite Test. I ordered the Old Fogey Speed Build kit and a Tanaris X7 radio with the 16 channels. I had built balsa airplanes before but this construction method is new to me. The weather has been cold and windy so my son and I have...
  2. gDuke

    My ft old fogey flies very unstable!! Please help me!!

    I have built many planes, over of 25 builds and many builds with my own plans! The problem is that my new "old fogey" is fliyng with a very unstable way! It seems like an unbalanced or tail heavy plane! I can't imagine that the famous old fogey (my own) is the only that wont fly!!! Here is...
  3. P

    First foam build - Old Fogey - can't get it to fly!

    I sure do hope someone here can put me on the right track.... this hasn't been the best introduction to foam building. :( [CONTEXT] My wife and I are relatively new to the hobby - she got me an E-Flite Apprentice for Christmas, and we've been flying a ton ever since. She got herself a...
  4. A

    Advice Needed: Electronics for 200% FT Old Fogey

    This is my first post and thanks for responding. My kids got me into the hobby and I've built a few swappables. I saw the 200% Old Fogey at Flite Fest this past summer and am now building it. Can someone please make recommendations for the electronics I will need? Engine, ESC, battery...
  5. P

    The Old Fogey

    Dear All Hello every one... I have just entered into the RC planes hobby. To start with I am building Old Fogey model with swappable power pod. Please can anyone tell me what should be the approximate weight of the plane (old Fogey) including the power pod attached. I could not get foam-board...
  6. G

    Planes with dihedral , Is possible place ailerons ?

    Hello Flite Test friends, I´am great fan yours. I already did the fantastic old fogey project and I really enjoy it !. Now my next one will be the mini series "Old Speedster" . But When I built the old fogey I had a doubt, : What would happen if I place ailerons in planes that has dihedral...
  7. Mostly Harmless

    Soaring with the Old Fogey...

    I don't know if this is common or not, but it was a first for me. I would not have expected it, but gained some serious altitude flying the Old Fogey, today. A little breezy, so things were a bit bumpy down low. Climbed a bit to get out of the rough air and found a strong thermal (combined...
  8. RedDogRC

    New FT Old Fogey Videos

    Hey guys, My bro and I just put together a couple videos of my old fogey and figured I'd share it with everyone. One of the videos includes some onboard footage using a Mobius. The fogey isn't extremely fast or exciting but I'm still a beginner :). Feel free to respond with links of your own...
  9. H

    Foam board UK?

    I have decided to build the FT old fogey; I think that I need a1 size foam board...but it is soon expensive. Does anyone know where I can get it cheaply in the UK?
  10. S

    Great Speedbuild Kits, Great Service, Great Plans. If you are on the fence, JUMP IN!

    Just wanted to give a shout out to both FT and Lazer Toyz. There was a minor mistake on my order of a Baby Blender with a power pack. It was not only resolved, but they went above and beyond to make it right. I have used the plans to cut my own foam board and it went perfectly. I have also...
  11. R

    Motor and LiPo Hot

    Yesterday was my first successful flight. I was flying the Old Fogey. The flight only lasted about 3 minutes then the battery seem to lose power. When I took the plane into the garage I noticed the motor was pretty warm (I could still touch it) and my LiPo was pretty swollen and warm to the...