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  1. tmack

    Nutball Build

    My son and I just built a Nutball this weekend. It was pretty windy for flying, but we flew anyway. Next weekend there is an indoor flying event so we are looking forward to that as well. Here is how we outfitted our NutBall. I bought a 5 pack of power pods and should have bought the laser...
  2. B

    Combat Falcon

    While I'm printing out my new quad design, I found myself with some time. SO, with that time I decided to watch a bunch of flite test videos haha and build a combat plane. Modeled it after a Peregrine Falcon. Illustrator scale plans soon! Check it out!
  3. T

    Battery Charger for Swapple

    Looks like the Flight Test Store is out of the "800mAh 3s 20c Lipo Battery" and I went to Hobby Town, when I told them what I wanted to do "Foam board airplane" they just walked away, and said they have nothing at this level. Question: With a XT60<->JST adapterer will the "LUMENIER 1000MAH 3S...
  4. jkeyes7

    Best plane to follow the storch

    I got the storch as my first build. I had a good time building it and I've gotten pretty good at flying it with no crashes yet, knock on wood. I am a beginner and I have some other friends that are joining me with this hobby. I am thinking about slightly upgrading for my next build. Would the...
  5. J

    FT Explorer Tractor?

    Has anyone built and flown an FT Explorer and used a traditional swappable power pod in it to fly it as a tractor and not a pusher?
  6. Centus

    Swappable "Blackwing"

    Here is a test flight video of a new swappable design that I've been working on, called "Blackwing". I used SPONZ's Bloody Wonder mk3 fuselage and wing design (with some small modifications) and designed a new tail and canard. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/3akYgRvUbzI
  7. DangerMcNasty

    Blohm & Voss BV-141 (World War II German tactical reconnaissance aircraft) SWAPPABLE!

    Blohm &amp; Voss BV-141 (World War II German tactical reconnaissance aircraft) SWAPPABLE! Hello All, I am underway on designing a foam board swappable BV-141. This will be my first design project using Google sketchup and the Flite Test swappable concept, but not my first scratch build. I would...
  8. Centus

    Modification to FT Flyer for THE BEEF

    Hi all, Newbie to R/C flying and Flitetest here! I'd like to show y'all my FT Flyer build that I just finished last night which includes a simple but hopefully worthy modification. Quick backstory, last week I built my first foamie (a FT Mustang) from the speed-build kit. It went really well...
  9. O

    Swappable Baron 58

    Hello my name is Callum. I am new to scratch building and have decided to make a swappable replica of a Baron 58. It used 3 sheets of a1 foam board. The plans are not finalised yet but if you would like them just pm me and ill get therm right to you with a few instructions. Thanks for reading...
  10. bpw823

    DesCom Flier - Single Engine - Triple Fuselage Config.

    So, I decided to design a scratch build that would be as custom and unconventional as possible, while still following the following requirements; -It must be swappable -It must be single-engine -It must use a very simple construction method -It must have some sort of closed loop/box wing...
  11. M

    Elevons and Mixing Help Req- FT Delta

    Hi All, This is my first post here; I'm very, very new to RC and following an airboat that I've built, after finding Flitetest on YouTube, I decided to build the Delta. The build went ok thanks to all the videos and advice on here and I'm happy with it and the powerpod. My problem is...
  12. S

    Gamera with Power pod

    Here is a short video of a hydroplane that I made. Hope you like it. https://youtu.be/AvBiJvHrwJI
  13. S

    FT-3D, Pun Jet & Viggen ready for maiden

    My current FT line-up ready for maiden. Wanted to get some before pics in case they don't return in the same condition. All the plans were plotted and manually cut out of Adams (Dollar Tree/DG) foam board. The FT-3D is actually my second build for that plane. Tried flying the first one on a DX5e...
  14. B

    scaled down versa

    hey everyone. i just wanted to know if anyone has tried doing a scaled down versa wing. i was thinking maybe like 60%. i dont want to spend the money on new electronics such as motor and esc and all i have is the small 24 gram motor for my ft flyer. im worried that a full scale versa...
  15. B

    swappable hovercraft

    Hi everyone, new to this forum as well as the diy aspect of the hobby. built my first plane not to long ago. It was the FT flyer. Super easy to build and fly even for a first time flyer. We live on a very tight budget so just coming up with enough money for the one model was tough so i...
  16. G

    FT Versa Wing Prop Question

    Hi everyone, on the Flite Test store it says under the description for the FT Versa Wing, that "Electronic Pack C is to only be used in the swappable tractor configuration. To use these electronics in a pusher configuration, you will need a smaller prop." What I am wondering is what is the size...
  17. J

    Shitty european cardboard FT Flyer!

    Hi Guys Recently i got a new smart tv, witch by the way is awesome, and since I, like most european people, have no good source for cheap building materials i decided to build an FT flyer from the smart tv cardboard box. It weighted in at about 410g, but i had to put a 1800mAh battery on to...
  18. H

    Challenge- How Slow Can You Go??

    I am enjoying all of the Flite Test videos on youtube. Inside the cockpit, getting behind the plane is a bad thing. Inexperienced RC fliers like myself want to stay ahead of the aircraft until we ease into flying a little faster and getting comfortable. So here is the challenge: Create...
  19. Chaser1029

    Conversion of electronics

    Hi, I have what seems to be a fairly complicated question for me, but might be pretty simple, about taking the electronics from one plane I have and putting them in a FT swappable kit. I bought a Parkzone Radian a couple of months ago and have wrecked it and tried fixing it, but it has just been...
  20. R

    Power pod nose reinforcement for swappable

    Hey guys, this is my first post here so if this is in the wrong section feel free to move it. I've recently built the FT Delta as my first plane to learn on and being new to RC planes I ended up making it a bit heavy by covering the surfaces with packing tape to waterproof it and add strength...