Which FT Kit Should I choose?

Mr Man

Member
Hi, I have been trying to scratch build my own foam board rc airplane and am not sure which one would work best for low power and high weight. I have looked through the SPONZ index and like most of the models but don't know much about their capabilities. A little help would be great!
 

Mr Man

Member
I have crashed 3 airplanes now, the ft mighty mini p-51, a walmart chuck glider, and a foamboard f-117 nighthawk which created 0 lift... which was the main problem, I am a new member so please tell me if I posted this in the right section. Have a Great Day!
 

Mr Man

Member
Maybe I could get a lighter battery as it is a gens ace 2200 mah 2s lipo? My esc can handle 3s.
 
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Mr Man

Member
My current motor is a 1400kv which gives okay power but just not enough. But I also have a 2750kv motor that I have not been able to test due to the fact that I smoked my 30a esc trying to test it out, (I learned to go to 50a) which hopefully will be here in time.
 

Foamforce

Well-known member
A 1400kv motor, but what size? Is it a 2212 1400kv? The kv just indicates how far a motor tries to spin, but not if it’s actually capable of doing that fast with a given prop. If you put too large of a prop on a small motor, it will burn out from trying so hard to turn at that rate.

If you have a 2212 1400kv with a 2200mah 2s, then that might work pretty well on a number of FT trainers. Most of those call for a 2213 1000kv with a 3s battery, which would be similar.

If it’s a shorter profile battery, then you could probably do a Scout (not mini or XL, just the normal one). That’s an excellent plane for beginners that would use that size motor (assuming it’s a 2212!).
 

Mr Man

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A 1400kv motor, but what size? Is it a 2212 1400kv? The kv just indicates how far a motor tries to spin, but not if it’s actually capable of doing that fast with a given prop. If you put too large of a prop on a small motor, it will burn out from trying so hard to turn at that rate.

If you have a 2212 1400kv with a 2200mah 2s, then that might work pretty well on a number of FT trainers. Most of those call for a 2213 1000kv with a 3s battery, which would be similar.

If it’s a shorter profile battery, then you could probably do a Scout (not mini or XL, just the normal one). That’s an excellent plane for beginners that would use that size motor (assuming it’s a 2212!).
It is a 2212
 

Mr Man

Member
or which one creates the most lift, cause I once flew the e-flite timber. So am kinda an okay pilot.
 

Mr NCT

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You might enjoy the simple cub or the FT 22.