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  1. T

    STOL swappable

    I've had this in the works for a while and crashed the first 2 revisions of the plane. Though the most recent revision hasn't flown but I am pretty sure it will do well enough based on test flights of the previous versions. I wanted a STOL plane and my Bloody Wonder was mostly trashed with...
  2. H

    Quick Tip: adjusting servo arms mounted inside the wing.

    If you ever need to adjust the servo arms on any of the ft swappable a where the servo arms are mounted inside the wing, just take the correct size screwdriver and make a small diagonal passage approximately 1 inch out from the servo arm. (See image)
  3. J

    Newbs flying with 2200mah batteries

    Hey everyone, my friends and I are head over heals excited about getting into flying RC planes, but we have a major impediment... We live in Iceland. There are some problems with living in Iceland, mostly if you want something that you can't buy in the supermarket, it's very likely to be hard...
  4. H

    What FT swabable should i build first?

    Hello all, So i was contemplating building the FT speedster but have decided against it as i am not sure i like the slow flight characteristics. i basically wanted to know what you guys think would be the easiest more advance swappable? Thanks.
  5. Imanewb

    Advice on electronics welcome. Everything is ordered, I think...

    As my username suggests I am completely new to the hobby but I can already tell its addictive. Been doing a ton of research and placed all my orders over the weekend. I was checking to make sure everything was correct and thought I could post up what's on the way and get feedback from the...
  6. JamesWhom

    Speedy Versa Wing - Build

    So if you were wondering where I had gotten to, I have been busy doing revision for upcoming exams (I know, it sucks right?); however, Ive managed to put a few hours this week into building a Versa Wing, and its almost done. Its got a pretty "beefy" motor too. 1450Kv. Too much? I built...
  7. S

    Fried ESC

    Hi- FT has gotten me into RC and I've started a build of the FT old speedster. During the setup, I was able to test the motor and servos fine. After I had completed the build and went to test, the ESC burned up. Wondering what went wrong. Here's the part list: - Suppo 18A brushless ESC - 2...
  8. T

    T28 to Swappable Pod landing gear conversion

    Pictured above is my idea for landing gear that was derived from a quick modification to some ParkZone T28 gear I had sitting around. (To the left is my beater gear that never actually works) I needed some more robust landing gear than the rubber band and bent wire but I wasn't about to pay $15...
  9. F2G2Corsair

    Warbird Request: Bugatti 100p

    Have you ever heard of an aircraft called the Bugatti 100p? Being a fan of rare and unusual aircraft, I'm always on the lookout for aircraft I've never heard of. After hearing about the Flite Test Warbirds Series, I began looking around for a one of a kind warbird that's rarely modeled. I...
  10. TadWaddell

    Possible FT Trainer idea

    Just looking for some opinions, so feel free to chime in. I have very little experience with rc flight, had a Champ and a small 3ch indoor heli for a few months, and I have been looking for a slightly larger simple 3 channel plane that is a bit more durable than the Champ. I have a FT Flyer...
  11. C

    Swappable receiver recommendations?

    Hello All, I started into RC Flying a few short months ago with a Parkzone UM t-28 and now I am flying the Apprentice 1E. My two boys Jack and Paul ages 7 and 9 are really interested in getting involved. I was thinking the Swappables are a great way for us to start. I am a bit confused about...
  12. JamesWhom

    Super detailed Spitfire Build

    So when deciding to build the FT Spitfire, I thought maybe it could do with some extra detaining. I mean don't get me wrong, it looks totally awesome already, and I have seen so many fantastic builds, but I feel like doing things with those few extra elements. I am personally building a 1938...
  13. S

    Receiver advice for AnyLink transmitter

    Dear all, I am super excited to have ordered the swappable speed built kit (3 models!) and the electronics kit from Lazerytoys! I can't wait for the package to arrive. In the mean, I am building an FT Flyer from scratch to keep me busy. I am looking for advice on what receiver to get... I...
  14. P

    How do you find center of lift/gravity for custom scratch builds?

    Inspired by the article about scratch building without wasting foam board, I am trying to build a larger version of Nutball with swappable holes for the power pod. I am also using larger sized elevons. Not having to print out the design, join it together with tape, and transfer it to the foam...
  15. T

    Versa pusher Power Pod adaptor

    === OP start === I am building a simple 15cm wide center section for the versa wing that will allow the placement of the power pod in either direction without changes to the pod or airframe in order to make it truly swappable. When I am done I will make plans available and submit an article...
  16. S

    Which size propellers to buy for swappables? / Versa Wing?

    I'm a newbie looking for my first handful of props of various sizes (to test with a watt-meter) for the Swappable Trainer and an FT Versa Wing, both with an NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 286w motor and 3 cell 2200 battery: I've been looking here: Hardware & Accessories > Propellers...
  17. O

    Universal Power Pack/Swappable?

    Hey guys, first post, love this stuff, I have a little heli but my passion was always for planes - and now I can afford it. I'm all ready to crash my first 4 dollar foam plane! woo hoo! not even gonna paint it 😜 So that brings me to the swappable. At first I thought there was this...
  18. S

    Flexible electronics spec when moving from beginner to intermediate airframes

    I have spec'd up the following from combining various articles on forums and info from YouTube over the past several weeks, and would like the perspective from the professionals on here as to whether it will be suitable for use on the below airframes. I am looking to limit the cost when...
  19. jsut210

    FT Racer (Slinger) Power System

    So, I'm planning on building a FT Slinger soon. I chose this one because I want to go fast :cool:. When I say I want to go fast I want to be able to really scream across the sky. So I was looking into what prop-motor-esc-battery to use in it. I'm thinking around a 9inch with a high pitch for...
  20. Brandon_G

    Swappable Candycane Idea

    So, since it is the holidays, I think it would be cool if you guys could design and post a build video on a flying candy cane shaped swappable. If you did, I would build it immediately and if becomes a speed build, buy it! Please consider the idea!!! I think it would make a cool Christmas or new...