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Restoring FT Legends

foamtest

Toothpick glider kid
#1
So at the FT garage sale today I was fortunate enough to get some awesome old and,one newer, FT planes. Here they are along with their episodes.

Ft Viggen (most likely made by the Swede) I cant find the exact episode for this one but its REALLY old. If you can please let me know. 20190322_213731.jpg

The Bi-Stang
This one has taken many forms, it started off life as the V2 mustang prototype and turned into the Bi-stang as it is today.
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Video

The Glass Breaker
No it doesn't have the rock but it does have a lot of damage. Those of us who have been around a long time will remember this one.
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Videos




My goal is to restore them to their mint condition and with the same electronics that were in them during their glory days at FT.
 

SquirrelTail

Well-known member
#2
So at the FT garage sale today I was fortunate enough to get some awesome old and,one newer, FT planes. Here they are along with their episodes.

Ft Viggen (most likely made by the Swede) I cant find the exact episode for this one but its REALLY old. If you can please let me know. View attachment 127115

The Bi-Stang
This one has taken many forms, it started off life as the V2 mustang prototype and turned into the Bi-stang as it is today.
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Video

The Glass Breaker
No it doesn't have the rock but it does have a lot of damage. Those of us who have been around a long time will remember this one.
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Videos
The last video is the one that David killed it and it was stripped of most of its electronics.

My goal is to restore them to their mint condition and with the same electronics that were in them during their glory days at FT.
If I wasn't across the country I would have been there.
 

foamtest

Toothpick glider kid
#4
Today I'm going to be focusing on the viggens restoration. So fat it needs...

Hinge repair
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Foam replacement for the motor mount area.
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A ton of delamination repairs
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It shouldn't be a very intensive repair but I'm going to do it right. I will also be making a video series on the restoration of these planes so please subscribe so you don't miss any videos!
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC1bFa1ucIsOK0Bh0Wlz87PA
 

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PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
Mentor
#10
I somehow missed this. Thank you for stepping up. I treid having a facebook page last year to do this. It lasted a week before some butt hurt :poop:bird complained to facebook because I didnt use my real name and used Psyborg instead.

Balsa builders (oops... mad scrstch builders) is probably not the best place for this. It should also be stickied so it gets more traffic.

Ill poke a dev with a stick if you dont mind and get it into a more visible place.
 

foamtest

Toothpick glider kid
#12
Okay so the work on the viggen is done for today. I still need to fix the canards with my heat gun, once I find it, and get the THRUST VECTORING SYSTEM installed because that us what this viggen originally had on it. I was able to contact David and he told me to make it light and fly it on a 3s 800mah battery. I have the FT thrust vectoring mount ordered and it be installed asap. I also found out that this was the test bed for FTs thrust vectoring motor mount! So cool!
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