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What would you like to see as the new FT scratch build aircraft.

#1
Flite Test has designed so many great scratch built aircraft. I would love to see a new EDF jet. Maybe the FT-Sabre (F-86). What do you want to see as the next FT scratch build?
 
#6
I'm working on a Beech Staggerwing design. I'm trying to keep it somewhat scale. And its going to be swappable with my FT Mustang and Baby Blender.
 

ASW92

Backyard Pilot
#7
I agree on another jet. Hopefully something on par with Mesa or RC Powers. Way tired of mini planes!
I second the F-86 Sabre. Another jet I would like to see would be an A-6 Intruder.
I'm working on a Beech Staggerwing design. I'm trying to keep it somewhat scale. And its going to be swappable with my FT Mustang and Baby Blender.
I think all of these are actually great ideas. I think a combination of a swappable EDF version of a Staggerwing would be cool...a modern twist on an old classic.
 
#10
The PT-19 Trainer Would Be Amazing!

Hey guys,

I've been tinkering with the hobby since I was 8 years old. I remember it so well. Under the Christmas tree was a vintage Cox PT-19 string line trainer with a .049 gas engine. It was the loudest and most irresponsible way to learn to fly anyone has ever come up with. I think my Dad and I must have crashed it a hundred times before we got it all the way around the circle.

I would love to see a foam version of the plane done with full controls rather than string line. If you know how this might be accomplished or can give me any advice it seems like a fairly simple build. This one will definitely bring back memories for a lot of people who love this hobby.

Cheers!
 
#11
Hey guys,

I've been tinkering with the hobby since I was 8 years old. I remember it so well. Under the Christmas tree was a vintage Cox PT-19 string line trainer with a .049 gas engine. It was the loudest and most irresponsible way to learn to fly anyone has ever come up with. I think my Dad and I must have crashed it a hundred times before we got it all the way around the circle.

I would love to see a foam version of the plane done with full controls rather than string line. If you know how this might be accomplished or can give me any advice it seems like a fairly simple build. This one will definitely bring back memories for a lot of people who love this hobby.

Cheers!
I HAD ONE OF THOSE TOO! that would be cool!....I was actually just the other day talking about control line days with a childhood friend.......wonder how an electric control line plane would be? I was just thinking when we were talking about how i missed getting dizzy flying in a circle, LOL
 

Hai-Lee

Old and Bold RC PILOT
Mentor
#16
If they do an EDF why not a simpler project with no real induction issues like a He162 Salamander.

A simple shoulder wing with the fan mounted on top of the fuselage.

split tail would be the only real challenge.
 
#17
I feel like FT doing a salamander would be kinda like an FT Otter with an EDF and a split tail. It looks doable to me.

I would like to see a speed plane. Something less geared for beginners.

EDIT: Please, please, please please, no more minis for a while.
 

Fluburtur

Cardboard Boy
#20
As a french dude, I will ask for an EDF Mirage 2000.
Design is very simple and somewhat similar to the vigen, you could build it with a cardboard tube and a cardboard triangle really.
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