I have some electronics laying around and I was wondering if there is a good FT plane to build with them. I have 4, 9g. servos, a 3S 1300 mah battery, an 18 Amp ESC and a 1300kv outrunner brushless motor. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
I vote an FT Flyer. Its durable and a great all around fun plane, only issue I can see is the battery being a bit heavy, but if you prop up to an 8x4.5 or 9x4.7 or so then you should be fine. Before I retired my FT Flyer, I ran it off the 1300kv motor and a 10amp ESC with an 8x4.5 prop and an 850mAh 3S battery, and the electronics never even got warm if I was taking it easy.
If you are after a pocket rocket then I would suggest the (Das) Little Parkfyer Stick. Not essentially an FT design but the plans etc are available in the forums. The whole setup/installation might be a little cramped but the performance in speed, rate of climb, and maneuverability will be astounding. My local club has a number of the design with various motor/battery combinations which we use for regular dog-fighting sessions. Great Fun is had by all, (Including the occasional mid-air).
Thanks, guys. I'm pretty sure it swings an 8x4 prop. I will look at these options and see what I decide. I should correct what I said in my original post about the electronics lying around. I have them, but they are currently being used on a plane. However, I still do want to have a game plan in mind when that one conks out. All of the help is still applicable so if you have any new ideas please let me know.