The FT 22 is a fun flyer that beginners and advanced pilots can enjoy together. This 2 sheet design is the first of our new Simple Series, which uses the FT Elements Simple Firewall, instead of a power pod. Considering the sleek look of the FT22 and it's excessive elevon control surface throws, the FT22 is actually a very forgiving platform that we would even go as far to say that it would be a great first plane/trainer. This is an excellent introduction to bank and yank style flying. With a smaller motor and battery, this plane could easily be flown indoors in as small as a 2 court gymnasium and with a heavier set up it penatrates well enough to be flown in light to moderate wind.
-Usually ships within 3 business days.
-This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
-This airframe was developed by Chad Kapper and Josh Bixler.
WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 8.3 oz (235 g)
CENTER OF GRAVITY: 15.5 - 16 inches (394 - 406 mm) from the tip of the nose
CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 40 ̊ deflection, Expo 30%
WINGSPAN: 25.5 inches (635mm)
RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 24 g 1300 kv minimum
RECOMMENDED PROP: 9 x 4.7 slow fly minimum
RECOMMENDED ESC: 10 - 25 amp
RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 500 - 1300 mAH 3s
RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (2) 9 gram servos
Have the speed build fever. I put this together and wasn't exactly perfect in my build, but have learned my mistakes and have ordered two other models to build.
Getting back to the FT-22, this is a blast to fly. I couldn't stop laughing while I was flying it because it was easy and fun. I have been building and flying quads and hexacopters for little more than a year and started flying fixed wing about 4 months ago.
This plane is so easy to fly I think it could be a first plan for many and I am not that good yet.
If you been thinking about buying this, go for it. it is wicked awesome!
/quadcells Bill on 20th Oct 2016
A little bit small, so feels pretty.
My control skill is not good. But it's very funny.
It's good. Minhoon on 20th Sep 2016
I got this plane about 5 months ago. I thought it looked really cool and I had some left over parts to put on it. I got the kit and built it in a very short amount of time. Maybe 2 hours. Sine it was the peak of winter I didn't get to maiden it for real until 4 days ago. Before I had launched it and it would crash or land or whatever you want to call it after 15 feet. Finally got a smaller battery (was using a 1300 3s) and now I use a 1000 3s. I was afraid to use full throttle so it just kept gently crashing. Finally I said the heck with it and took it for a real maiden. It flew amazingly. I was using a 24g motor and 18a esc. It was a little heavy but flew great. After about 3 days I had it to the point beyond repair. So I set about having some fun and putting it to rest in the ground. Was a difficult task to break it. After a few straight down dive from 20' it was still going strong. All that I can say is that it would be a great trainer. BTW it was my second plane. First was a hobbyzone champ. Alex B. on 28th Apr 2016
I absolutely love this plane! I scratch built it in no time. Probably a little advanced for a first plane but great for a 2nd or 3rd one. It loops and rolls easily. If you buy the kit go ahead and get some dollar tree foam board and trace out the nose fuselage on it a few times before you glue it up. You will crash it and thats what takes the beating. Then you can easily remove the damaged nose and put a replacement on. Matt (Greenville, SC) on 10th Mar 2016
My son loves his new airplane. Great product. Well-made. Debbie Parkinson on 9th Mar 2016
Easier than I thought. The laser cut pieces were excellent. I made my own first then ordered from flitetest. I probably won't make my own again. The kit makes it so nice. Matt on 26th Jan 2016
What a pleasure not having to cut foam. It glued up flawlessly. Gary Potter on 21st Jan 2016
Iv been watching your videos for over a year and FINALLY got my first plane. This was a great way to start. The build was easy with the aid of your build video. The build was under 3 hours and I was taking my time. I also waterproofed it and painted it. I coulding be happier with it.. I love how easy you guys make it to start off. I have a 6 year old and my next build will be with\for him. Thank you guys so much. Josh on 1st Jan 2016
I have received 30 degree bent box .My servant recieved parcel from post man at the time I was out of station other wise I have refused to take so please do something, Parmjit Singh Dullet on 30th Dec 2015
Built this plane in an evening and it turned out great! First time foam build for me and it was a learning experience but the kit went together very well and all pieces fit perfectly. Can't wait to fly her! Matt on 14th Dec 2015