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  1. IcedStorm777

    Fire Fighting Plane "Challenge

    Hi all, I had a weird idea to make a plane that could drop fire retardant ( like baking soda) or water to put out small fires (not real fires just something like a few pieces of paper inside a trash can). I have thought of a couple of way to do this, one of them being to have a water bottle...
  2. OGnapkin

    Avoid prop breaks on belly landing

    I just got a belly landing plane and it is my first plane that doesn't have landing gear and was wondering what I could do to stop the prop from breaking when belly landing. this is the plane, thanks. https://hobbyking.com/en_us/durafly-efxtra-975mm-blue-pnf.html
  3. N

    The Red Bottom emaxx 2306 2750 kv motors.

    Hello, i'm going to be running this new motor on my ft tiny mustang and corsair and I have a few questions. is the BHeli 12 amp ESC going to work or do I need to use my 20 amp BHeli ESC instead. Issue is my 20 amp is XT-60 and my 12 amp is XT-30 and I need to know what batteries to purchase. I...
  4. K

    Supreme Skills! World Record for Paper Plane Flight Distance

    I ran across this on YT and thought it of interest to many here, so I thought I would share: https://youtu.be/Jk8JhpF_N2A?t=2m30s Humorous Japanese TV show kitch aside, there really are some fantastic and novel ideas presented. It's brilliant, really! Check it out! Cheers +kenrom-
  5. S

    Extra motors, multiengine projects

    The motors on my pumpkincopter are the 2212 1000kv orange cheapies, for now. As I look to upgrade the motors on my XJ470 in the future, the more powerful Multistar cans from that will probably end up on my electrohub (again, pumpkincopter) quad. I really don't want to have all those motors...
  6. J

    Makani's (Google Moon Shot) commercial-scale energy kite/plate/VTOL

    Check out this new kite/plate/VTOL. it's equal parts huge and amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An8vtD1FDqs
  7. K

    1.3m valliant

    please josh and josh i would love to see you do a review on the 1.3m valliant from horizon. i bought one and i think it is a great plane to fly if you all do a review it would show others how good of a plane it is and they can go pick them one up
  8. ReinventingTheWing

    Jay Jay the jet plane for under $100

    Im sure some of you remember the poorly photo shopped slow flying plane, Im challenging elite test to built this plane with the small wings and twin engine and see if it actually takes flite!
  9. VTX

    How I'm (trying) to build a mini arrow for as little money as possible

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5kJonpYCcV3-cFApGVIM0Q This is the first of many parts, after this failure I am more motivated to get this thing to fly! I plan to use some 3D printed parts for the fuselage and upgrade the power system a bit. I'm really excited about this project and would...
  10. M

    How to make a plane wing out of 6 mm think wood.

    Hello everyone. I was looking on ways I can build a wing for an rc airplane that I plan to build out of wood and I stumbled on the problem of getting lightweight material I need to create it (AKA foam). Do you have any advice on how to create a 10 cm wide, rectangular wing with 6 mm thick...
  11. 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?
  12. N

    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!
  13. W

    Noob on a Budget! Ultimete goal is a FPV plane!!!

    Hey guys and gals! Have ALWAYS been interested in RC planes and well I think now is the best time to start! Ultimately I'd love to fly this plane to have FPV capabilities but with budget might need to spread need gear across a clp pay checks/months.....so I would love to have a plane that is...
  14. F

    My First Build/ Build and Design Thread

    So, I have never built a plane before from scratch. So this might take a while to maiden. I am no stickler on people who use my ideas so, If you like this idea as much as I do then by all means use it to its full extent, just please give me some credit. DISCLAIMER: THIS WILL TAKE A LONG TIME...
  15. Triple Ace 2142

    Newish to the Forum

    Hello Flite Test community! I'm newish to the forum, I've had an account for a while but I never did anything with it until now! A little about myself, I'm 21 and I've been flying for over 11 years. I've flown just about everything under the sun, from race quads to 3d helis, to scale...
  16. 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...
  17. R

    New Guy From Northern Idaho

    Hello all, I have been watching the flight test youtube channel for a couple weeks, and I am hooked on RC flite now! I have a micro quad but I am very excited to start flying planes. I have build the FT Sparrow and the FT Simple Sorrer but im still waiting on my electronics to ship. I am...
  18. M

    VTOL Quad-Plane Project. Need Help.

    Hello Flite Test, and Hello fellow prop heads! What I want to do is make a Quad layout of 4 motors, around 250mm to 300mm apart from each other (X configuration). Each motor will be mounted on/tilted by a servo, and they will move by the following rules: Plane mode: Front motors pull the rear...
  19. A

    Hey! New here. Showing off my scratchbuilt FFF plane! Tell me what you think

    So I decided to build a plane out of my spare quadcopter parts and some foam and servos etc. This is what I came up with. Its pretty crude, and I havent flown it yet, but finished it today. I'm not sure if I should add ailerons. Btw, this is my first build, and I have never flown any RC plane...
  20. A

    FT Simple Soarer

    Hi, I bought 50 sheets of flitetest foam. I was planning on building the Simple Soarer. Problem is, I only have 3S 1300mAh or 2S 800mAh. Will it run on either of those? or do I need to buy some 3S 800 mAh. Thanks Kevin