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  1. Jonny Gum

    Super Light 3D Foam Board Profile Plane for indoor and outdoor Insanity!

    If you’ve never seen or heard of one of these lightweight 3D planes, look up a video of the Twisted Hobbies Crack Laser. These models pack a huge performance into a small plane! However, some of these airframes will run you over 80$... so to save some money, but still get insane performance...
  2. TommyTucker

    How to transfer designs from paper to foam?

    ‪I am scratch building the simple cub currently - my first ever scratch build. I am using the free online plans which I have printed on A4 and taped together. Any tips on how to transfer the plans onto the foam to cut out?‬
  3. N

    First design - Sub 250g FPV Wing

    I've built quite a few FT models, RcPowers, various designs from rcgroups, etc. However, other then some tweaking and modifying I've never done my own design. Sub 250g matters depending where you live. Where I live being under 250g means no registration, no license, no logbook of all flights...
  4. S

    Solved Newbie here and need some help with elevator

    Hello I'm new here and new in RC planes. I build Simple Cub from scratch and run into problem with elevator. My elevator does not move like it should, I talking about rates. Even I set high rate on my transmitter my elevator barely reach low rate in both directions (rudder works fine). Please...
  5. Jonny Gum

    {Reciever Problems. Help!} DTFB Stearman Scratch Build- Looks Great!

    So I have always been around the real Stearman because my grandfather restores and flies them. I decided to make the Stearman because I had a balsa wood kit lying around for a rubber band powered model. I took the plans to Staples and got them scaled up to a 40 inch wingspan and built it. The...
  6. utnuc

    SAM Splint Trainer

    I was on shift in the ER the other day, looking for inspiration when EMS brought me a patient. 35 year old guy who'd broken his leg when he fell off a ladder. EMS had immobilized the fracture with a SAM Splint. After my assessment, the splint was removed and the tech picked it and started to...
  7. nOtyRmOm

    Help me please

    For a project in school i am building a plane, and have gone threw 16 renditions and none of them work, their either to nose heavy, too tail heavy, arent stable crash on its maiden flight unexpectantly. Please give me plans or ideas.
  8. L

    How do you begin designing a new aircraft from scratch?

    Hello all, this summer I have big plans to convert a couple of planes to a flitetest style of build. I'd like to begin with an Airbus A400M. However, I'm not sure how to go about getting things like the wings built, both close to scale in look but also in function. I've tried using images in...
  9. Noodles

    Hustler Jr.'s

    This is a project me and trains1213_yt have been working on. We're calling these half scale jets "Hustler Jr.'s", they are going to be prop or EDF powered. If you want to see more of what this amazing jets can do I'll leave a link. These are going to made of FT foam and have wood for strength in...
  10. Power_Broker

    Arduino Scratch Build - "Screamin' Seagull II"

    Welcome to my build log for my next Arduino controlled RC scratch built airplane! Much of this project is going to be based off of work (especially in terms of software) found in my previous build log here. After my *very* successful test flight with my last Arduino plane, I've decided to...
  11. 7926C735-29A3-4394-B0DE-7AD6ECC3802D.MOV

    7926C735-29A3-4394-B0DE-7AD6ECC3802D.MOV

    Maiden Flight.
  12. arovillard

    TTP-1: Single sheet Combat wing

    Maiden flight: I've spent some time designing a wing that was really cheap to build, very strong, very stable and capable of flying slow, perfect for wing combat!. The motivation came from having a lot of friend transitioning from flying quads to wings, so they can do it pretty well, but they...
  13. Simple cub

    Simple cub

    Simple cub, scratch build
  14. Simple cub

    Simple cub

    Simple cub
  15. Bando FPV

    Swappable Lockheed Vega Scratch Build!!!

    Hey guys! I've been working on my first Foam Board Design the Lockheed Vega. I was looking around on Wikipedia searching for different planes to design that I haven't seen anyone else do before. I then came to Lockheed Vega. The name sounded familiar so I started researching. I later found out...
  16. mschultz99

    Scratch Build 1400mm P-39

    Hello FliteTest Forums, due to where I'm going to be living starting this summer, I can finally go to flite fest for the first time! And for it, I'll be building a 1400mm P-39 using dollar tree foam and balsa. The P-39 has always been one of my favorite WWII airplanes but there has never been a...
  17. E

    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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...