OH MY GOSH!!! haha Fantastic... STRAIGHT CRUSHED IT!!!! lol
So.. I did talk to josh last week in which we talked about a few different models that we could put out very quickly and easily. I believe he was going to get in touch with you DAN, which if he did not, then I would give him a call/text and get things moving . He has some more info and once you guys get connected it should be simple moving forward at least for the first few designs!
Let me know if you have any other questions my friend and how the convo goes with J-bix!!
The plans have so many common features, I feel the it be would not be difficult to figure out the assembly without a build video. Also, I have found that watching several different build videos has actually help me figure out questions I have had even, after watching the build video. The different build videos mention tips and techniques in different ways, I would recommend a noob watch several build videos before a first build to get a good understanding how FT planes go together.
I'm still waiting on the plans. Being a Beta Build Sucker, who needs video? Besides after you have built a few planes assembly comes naturally. RC groups scratch build foamies has been doing build logs by photos for ages.
This initiative is very much alive. These designs will be given the designation FTX (Flite Test eXperimental). I'm currently working on the plans for the first FTX release. While I can't divulge what that design is, I can say people will be excited about it once it's announced. Alex is working on the branding/artwork for this new series, so I'll need that before the plans can get released.
I hope you like the name FTX, I came up with it. I think it sounds a lot better than Free Plans Without Build Videos (FPWBV), no offense Stefan.
Of course the FT community would love free plans. I've only built two FT planes but I decided to sit down with my teenage sister and help her build a FT Mini Speedster. Wanted to challenge myself so we did it without the build video and now it's a really fun chuck plane!
Point is, most the FT builds use common build techniques. Once you know how to read the plans and the building techniques, it's fairly easy from there.