FT Old Speedster (My first Swappable)


Junior Member
This is my first scratch build. I am very new to the hobby itself, but have been building and fabricating with mane materials since very young. It's a perk of being part of a family with mostly engineers (I am a software engineer myself)

Pieces have been cut.
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All put together, with some extra black/red gorilla tape for added graphics and strength (Wings also have bbq skewers on the leaded edge)



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The next few shots are from a foam made canopy covered with packing tape. Resembles an old warbird canopy. Has a BBQ skewer towards the front, used to secure the canopy to the fuselage with 2 small rubber bands and the BBQ Skewer from the power pod. I was pleased with the result but not satisfied...
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So, this is canopy v2. Made with a piece of a 2 liter pepsi bottle (Top, near the opening). Using the same system to hold it down as the previous canopy.

Rough cut.

Final version
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She is all done. Tomorrow my OrangeRx T-Six will be here and she will maiden. Only Tx i have is the Champ's, and has not reversing or expos, which i will need.



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Actual Pilot, RC Idiot
Looks VERY good. Be sure to film the maiden. I'm sure we would all love to see it. What did you use for the colors?


Junior Member
Looks great!. Been flying my Old Fogey for a week or so now and love it. The Old Speedster will be my next build. The canopy ideas you've tried are very cool. Let us know how the maiden goes.

Ron B

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Nice job
I liked the looks of the canopy frame on the plane and thought it looked somewhat like a zero type canopy.
Happy flying and good landings.


Junior Member
Looks VERY good. Be sure to film the maiden. I'm sure we would all love to see it. What did you use for the colors?

I bought a roll of gorilla tape (Black), my dad happened to have a roll of industrial, red gorilla type of tape, but much wider ( it is about 6 inches wide)

Thanks for the warm welcome and i will make sure i film the maiden!!!

Safe landings.


Great looking plane! I like the canopy ideas. Mine wants to turn left real bad even with the asymetrical wing layout. Once I got it trimmed out, it flies pretty good. Make sure it is balanced, mine turned out pretty tail heavy, but I could probably just go with a bigger battery.