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  1. P

    Simple Soarer V-Tail/Stick

    Hey All, Built and crashed my electric Simple Soarer as my first ever plane, and fell in love with it. After many crashes, rebuilds and redesigns, I ended up with a few wings and assorted bits and pieces left over. Enter the V-tail Simple Soarer Stick First Build, Original swappable design...
  2. G

    FT Racer Build 11-16-13

    Started my second build of the flite test swappables and wanted to shares some photos of the build. I'll post some shots of how I painted it very shortly.
  3. Imprez

    Swappable Fw 190 - Build thread

    Inspired by 808aerosquadron's P40 and NewZee's Piper Cub I got the idea to try and make my favorite warbird as a swappable too. Ever since I first flew the Focke-Wulf 190 in the online flight sim Warbirds back in the mid 90's it has been my favourite plane. The speed, the fast roll rate, heavy...
  4. N

    Swappable Pusher Trainer

    I am not sure if this is the best place to request this, but I was wondering if there was any plans to make a pusher trainer swappable. I have built the Nutball, Flyer and Old Fogey, but really love pushers for their slow easy flying. Let me know! I look forward to more scratch building! NateO
  5. 808aerosquadron

    Swappable P-40 Warhawk / Kittyhawk MkIA

    After seeing the Flitetest Swappable Spitfire, and the Swappable Bf 109E and P-51D by Ultramicrobe, I wondered whether you could make a Swappable P-40. Having some foam board on hand, I thought I would give it a try. The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (Tomahawk and Kittyhawk in RAF nomenclature) was...
  6. R

    Fun with colour packing tape FT3D

    Thanks for the great plans and inspiration.
  7. D


    Hows it going flitetest crew, DP AIR CREW here, I had a quick idea to spin off you all to see what you think. So I am super excited about the ft Spitfire because the Spitfire is my favorite war bird, I just had my maiden flight today and although a little tail heavy it flew brilliantly. I was...
  8. DejaD

    1mm Music Wire

    As I prepare to build my first of the swappables, I started to gather everything I would need for the build. When it came to finding the 1mm wire for the servo linkages I hit a bit of a brickwall. I figured since it was referred to as "music wire" I would try the local music stores here in...
  9. T

    FT Bomber - A B-36 Peacemaker Adaptation

    Josh/David: It would be pretty awesome to see you guys build bombers. My thought was a ridiculously large bomber based on the B-36 Peacemaker that uses foam board and several techniques used on other swappables. It would be awesome to see a bombing run challenge utilizing your creation. I have...
  10. J

    p-51 swappable?

    i think it would be really cool to have a p-51 swappable? the spitfire is awsome and a p-51 would be even cooler!!!!!!
  11. RotateB4TheEnd

    Round Fuselage Ideas?

    Hey all, I was curious if anyone had any ways to get a cylindrical fuselage made out of foam board. I'm sure I could make a ton of score lines and get a pretty close shape but has anyone gotten a good shape without making a bunch of cuts? My reasoning behind this is i'd like to take a stab...
  12. G

    Swappable F-35 Parkjet

    I am new to the FliteTest forum, and I have enjoyed every swappable and scratch build video these guys have put out. It inspired me to get back into flying. I am a rookie at best, so I have enjoyed all the info, article and video here. I have been building planes like crazy. I love the swappable...
  13. knife-edge

    Cheaper Extreme Packing Tape Alternative

    So I was walking through staples the other day looking for a roll of extreme packing tape. I found it and it was 12.99. "Can't see paying that I thought to myself", so I redlaszered it and saw that the cheapest you could get it is 8.99 plus shipping online. I gave up and was about to buy the...
  14. knife-edge

    FT Versa Wing reverse power pod install

    I love the new swappable wing that Josh designed. In fact I like it so much that I want to get into fpv, but I don't want to mess with all my electronics and other stuff. They said on the review of the wing that mounting the pod on the bottom would not be a good idea, so I thought "why not just...
  15. knife-edge

    Swapable's Batteries

    I have recently decided to start building the swapables with the beef setup. I have the esc, motor, servos, and everything else but the battery. After looking at both the spitfire and baby blender build pages, I notice that the recommended battery is a 1300mah 4s, however when looking at the...
  16. B

    Just received my 3 pack.

    Three pack is here and it's really nice! Very good package. All in perfect condition. I love the laser cut accuracy. Everything is spot on. AND I'm supporting a really great crew. Thanks for all the good stuff, guys. My power pod is built sans landing gear. I fly in fields and always...
  17. C

    Medium Spice Swappables

    I have been using a different setup on my Swappables since I started flying. My flying instructor had me start on a 3 cell instead of a 2 cell for ease of battery purchase. I have been using 1000 mAh and 1300 mah hour batteries on all my swappables, with the Turnigy 2822 1480 kv motor, or the...
  18. W

    Swappabled overheating

    Swappable overheating I was wondering if anyone else is having problems with heat in the swappable power pods... I've ran into several instances recently on the FT3D puffing batteries, ect. I've done a simple fix by adding an "air intake" on the side of the fuse through the pod and that seems...
  19. R

    Modular/Swappable glider platform

    Over the past few months, I've been messing with gliders. It all started when I discovered that I could thermal with my Old Fogey swappable. I found the Mini-ELF DLG and figured something like that (2-channels, lots of dihedral, small) would be good for me to start with. Like anything I now...
  20. RoyBro

    Traditional Aileron Trainer

    Hi Guys, I'd like to see you add another plane to the swappable series. I am starting to fly with the local RC group and one thing they would want me to get is a traditional top wing aileron trainer. They tend to want student flyers to steer away from the 3 channel planes and get right into the...