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  1. The Hangar

    Plane Simple Stick Simple Stick V1.2

    The Simple Stick flies great at any speed - with a Power Pack B it's slow enough to fly in very small spaces but with a C pack it really cruises nicely! It glides really well and has very gentle stalls. The wingspan is around 1 meter - 970mm above the spar. For a full flight review, check out...
  2. rightflyer-40t.jpg

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    This was my official first ever RC plane when I was teen. It was never flown and sold sometime later b/c I was too scared to fly it.
  3. FoamyDM

    Plane FoamyDM's Mighty Mini Explorer 1.0

    Do you want the joy of the FT Explorer, but you only have a is a small motor? That's ok. With this easy flying forgiving plane, you can take it around a small or a large park. These plans are ready for you to build exactly what you need. RECOMMENDED ELECTRONICS: Motor 1806...
  4. FoamyDM

    Plane FoamyDM - Luscombe Silvaire 1.0

    INSPIRATION I was asked to try my hand at designing the Luscombe Silvaire from a forum friend, @kilroy07 . He explained how he loved and hated this plane. He loved it for the memories he has with his father in it (see below), but he hated the elbow grease required to shine this beaut' up...
  5. FoamyDM

    Plane Vought OS2U Kingfisher by FoamyDM 1.0

    History: This Gentle Maneuverable Easy to fly float plane ended up being a quiet workhorse of the fleet for the US and other NAVY. The History of this plane is Terribly interesting and served a number of niche roles. Mainly as a the Battleship Plane of choice. Yes, Battleship! The most...
  6. FoamyDM

    FTFC20 Luscombe Silvaire by FoamyDM and Kilroy07

    ...Because Every Cloud should have Silvaire Lining... Kilroy07 has been a sucker for a challenge for a long while now. He joined my First Forum Challenge -Build-ruary. it's a madcap attempt build 4 planes in February. It's just stupid, fun, and you should try it this year! Since those early...
  7. Grifflyer

    Plane ShrubSmacker 1.1

    Description: The ShrubSmacker is a mighty mini sized STOL plane. It is a fairly simple build and has a huge flight envelope. You can build it as a regular 4ch plane dial back the throws and use it as a step up from the 4ch Tiny Trainer, or you can build it with flaps and you'll have a STOL...
  8. tollesding

    Tom Stanton inspired FPV trainer

    Hello everyone, Today is all about a soild bank n yank trainer i been building several times now. It is inspired by Tom Stantons built, where he used the 3d printet ribs. That means the plane has a pusher configuration which gives it the capibility to go FPV. I always built it with taped over...
  9. 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...
  10. C

    I built my first plane (FT Storch)... and now its winter... I picked a bad time to learn to fly.

    I'm just looking for friendly talk/help to help me get through this winter here in Northern Michigan. It does not permit many good flying opportunities... I had a chance to fly my Storch 1 time (the day before the snow came, and has not stopped snowing for more then a week), but crashed it many...
  11. D

    Need trainer / bush plane

    Hey everyone im new to RC planes and am looking for a good bind and fly trainer or something not to hard to put together. I likely will do a bit of snow flying so i was thinking maybe a bush style plane? I was looking at something like a bixler 3 or a Durafly Tundra...
  12. T2 OpenProjects

    New Project: Open Source 3D Printed Plane Project

    Intro (Skip if You Want!): I've been a long time lurker on these forums, but I do a fair bit of designing/building/flying of planes, and it has been a long term goal for me to embark on a project specifically for by fixed wing fans and put it up on these forums and become a contributor myself...
  13. LAZY J

    LAZY J's super simple simple Storch build "THE BUDGIE"

    Hi all! Thought I would share my recently completed build of a 3 channel modification based on the FT Simple Storch - this one has come about due to the need of something nice and simple to introduce my 10 year old nephew to the art of aeromodelling. The general goal here was a simple three...
  14. A

    NEED HELP REPLACING A SPORT CUB S MOTOR

    So my friend and I flew his Horizon Hobby sport cub S late last summer, and he nose dived, and wrecked it. The foam in the front came off, and the tail got completely ripped off. So today I finally came around to fix it, I fixed the tail, only to find i had another problem, the throttle wouldnt...
  15. Y

    I need help with wing measurements.

    Hello! I have just recalculated my trainer and it will be 900 grams. To be safe, the wings will be 175 dm^2. I want to have an aspect ratio of ten, so 10x^2 will equal 131.25 dm^2. When I do the math, the wings are ridiculously large for no reason. How do you calculate the wing sizes from a base...
  16. Y

    Just need some help with the math.

    Hello! I am trying to design my first aircraft, and I am having problems with using the wing loading. I have decided that the plane will be 1600 grams and have a wing area of 300 dm^2. The wings will have 225 dm^2 with an aspect ratio of ten. ________________________________...
  17. M

    Prototype: Foam Board/3D printed Trainer

    Introduction About a year and a half ago I designed my first RC aircraft. A smaller high wing with a 28 inch wingspan. It was built with the intention to be a slower flying and stable trainer capable of most acrobatics. That was easily constructed with a minimum of foam board and 3D printed...
  18. Archimedian

    Balsa FT Trainer plus ram air, eliptical wing, and springs

    This plane was the second balsa airframe to carry the electronics from the FT Tiny Trainer. The goal was a comparable flight regime with landing capability. Fuse is box construction. The angled air scoop is of low efficiency, but adds structural rigidity for the castoring nosewheel which...
  19. southPOW

    Low budget Motor-Kit from China - what specs do i need for Tiny Trainer

    Hi, i am pretty new to RC flight. I never build ore flew one. Now i am a early retirement guy in his early 40th. And i struggle to get rid of the morning time. I need a Hobby ;) So i ordered a tiny trainer and hot glue gun on Saturday. I cant spend much money so i bought a used Devo 7. I...
  20. SteveRobey

    Can I slightly modify the FT Tiny Trainer?

    Hi all, I created a new thread to ask these questions because I didn't find anything applicable through searching the forum so please share links to the appropriate threads if anybody knows of one. My first question is does anybody think I could modify the trainer wing (with up turned winglets)...