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Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 28, 2019 @ 09:32 AM | 2,317 Views
Another build I am doing in this build challenge is a foamboard profile plane. It is somewhat based off of a foamy scratchbuilt design here on RCGroups called "The Nasty" as well as a few other designs. Always thought profile planes were kinda neat and figured this would be a good cheap tool for practicing advanced maneuvers with.

Profile Plane intro... Flitetest Forum Build-ruary Challenge (5 min 52 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 24, 2019 @ 09:00 AM | 2,003 Views
As part of a build challenge that I participated in on the FT forums, I picked out the FT Tiny Trainer as one of my next builds. So here is the intro video to the FT Tiny Trainer. The FT Tiny Trainer is a versatile plane that can be used as a chuck glider or RC. It also has the ability to grow with the ability of the pilot by offering a polyhedral glider wing and a separate sport wing with ailerons. So you can go from 3 channel to 4 channel just by changing the wing. I'm going to start doing the plane as a 3 channel and see how it does.

FT Tiny Trainer intro... Flitetest Forum Build-ruary Challenge (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 18, 2019 @ 08:20 AM | 2,593 Views
As part of a build challenge that I participated in on the FT forums, I picked out the FT Bloody Baron as one of my next builds. So here is the intro video to the FT Bloody Baron. The Bloody Baron is a Dan Sponholz design which Dan is one of the main guys who helps with Flitetest downloadable plans. The plane looks like a lot of fun and gets all sorts of praises...so can't wait to try it out!

FT Bloody Baron intro... Flitetest Forum Build-ruary Challenge (2 min 58 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 12, 2019 @ 08:30 AM | 2,846 Views
Here is the maiden flight and crash of the FT Long EZ. Due to the spinning prop it made me a little nervous on launching this the first time so I definitely think my launch was weak. After the experience though and seeing what it was like, I don't feel so bad on launching...may even try some different techniques next time. The front canards did break in the crash but that should be a quick fix.

Motor: 2200KV Turnigy
ESC: Turnigy 30A
Battery: Zippy 3S 1000Mah 25C

FT Long EZ Maiden Short Flight & Crash (0 min 22 sec)

Posted by basslord1124 | Mar 01, 2019 @ 10:55 AM | 3,402 Views
In response to Ethan RC, in this video I show a basic idea of the measurements for adding ailerons to the Mini Scout as well as a neat approach to doing your own control horns:

FT Mini Scout - ailerons and a neat approach to control horns (3 min 58 sec)