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    First build complete

    Hello everyone. I’m just getting into RC planes and built myself a FT Tiny Trainer. I think she looks pretty acceptable for a newbi build. Hopefully she flies well too. Hope to do that in the next couple of days. Thanks so much for the Flite Test guys for putting out this information and making...
  2. sms021

    Hovercraft Time? Plans and photos

    So I recently found Peter’s hover craft video and downloaded the PDF to find it quite sparse and lacking details. I believe the plan was just a starting point to help people understand the concept, but I was hoping for something a little more detailed. So I made some, full size PDF plans...
  3. Snarls

    Scratch Built ROV V2

    Its time for version 2 of the scratch build ROV. The last design worked on land, but not in the water...which is unfortunate for a vehicle designed to work under water. Despite this fail with version 1, there was a lot that I learned about ROV design that I can apply to version 2. The main goals...
  4. JTarmstr

    2019 Fantasy Aircraft Design & Build Challenge! CoD Infinite Warfare Jackal Space fighter

    Hey guys. this is my entry for the fantasy aircraft design challenge. The Jackal was a air/space superiority fighter in the Call of Duty Infinite warfare universe. Developed by India's space program. The Jackal became the primary fighter for SATO. Capable of combat in space and atmosphere, and...
  5. A

    Piper J3 Cub scratch build

    I started building a 100cm wing span j3 cub based on FT simple cub plans but modified . I used HK 5mm modeling foam (similar to depron) , recycled polystyrene sheets, some balsa wood, 3mm plywood, kraft paper (brown) , as main building materiel. I mainly used polyurethane glue to bond things...
  6. AeroEngineer20

    1:21 Scale Boeing B-29 Foam Board Build

    Hello all! A while ago, I built a 44" B-29 using Emax 1806 motors with 5x4 props on it. I was a more inexperienced builder and pilot at the time, so I didn't design the spar to be sturdy enough for its speed and wing loading. However, I crashed due to losing orientation long before the spar...
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    3D Printed Boeing Secret Stealth *PROJECT*

    This is my most ambitious project yet... I have had a 3D printer for about a year and a half and have had many attempts to create a 3D printable aircraft with little success to date. UNTILL NOW. I have been working on this model for a little over a week and it is to a point now where I am...
  8. Rplaine1

    1s Damage Resistant Wooden Cub (finished project)

    A little while back I had the idea to turn a crashed T-28 S into a new plane. The T-28 was turned into packing foam after meeting with a brick wall. So I stripped the electrics and bought a new gear box (old one was in 3 peices) I soon decided on a damage resistant cub. Easy to build from...
  9. Chuppster

    The scratch-built twin-EDF CH-F14

    The F-14 has some of my favorite curves of any jet, and I would love to scratch build one out of foam. So, I'm here to begin my efforts! I'm still in the process of drawing the plans and I am totally looking for any advice anyone has. This is also my first build without anyone's plans to hold...
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  15. fliteadmin

    Plane FliteTest Nutball (demo post) 2018-04-24

    [Resource Demo Post] The FT Nutball is an extremely easy to build air frame designed specifically for our 'swappable fuselage' series (airplanes with a swappable powerpod). Click the download button to get the plans! 3D Preview Specs Weight without battery - 7.5 oz (212 grams) Wingspan -...
  16. Power_Broker

    Arduino RC Plane Flight!

    Hey guys, Check out this video of my most recent Arduino based scratch built RC airplane! Right now it is manually flown (with a scratch built Arduino transmitter), but I plan on developing autopilot modes and eventually make it fully autonomous - including takeoff and landing. The main...
  17. kpixels

    450 Quadcopter Frame From PolyFlex Pressure Pipe

    This $4 frame has no screws, is very rigid and weighs less than the flamewheel. The ESCs are inside the 1" arms/tubes which is more durable and reduces the drag. Illuminati flight controller with on screen display, Xiaomi Yi camera, 600 mw video transmitter, 2212/920 KV motors, SimonK 30 amp...
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    Oversized props?

    So I currently have a Hobby Zone Super Cub W/SAFE and the airframe is pretty broken and damaged, but however still very repairable. But since I've been wanting to build my own plane for a while now, I was thinking about using the parts in the Cub and using them in my new plane. I also lost my...
  19. menachg

    need advice on choosing diy plans for quad frame

    hey guys its great coming back here after a few years without serious building in the hobby for me i have a lot expirience in fixed wing and scratch builds and i like this aspect of how flitetest used to be all about taking day to day materials and construcing them into a working flying frame. i...
  20. Lancenlink

    Scratch build Su-47 ideas?

    Ok so here goes my 3rd post on this amazing website. To summarize this thread, This is going to be my first scratch build without plans and I was wondering if you had any suggestions. Now that the summary is over here's my idea. The Russian Su-47 has been a favorite of mine for many reasons...