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FT-3D Speed Build Kit

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  • Product Description

    The FT-3D is a great first step into the 3D world. Although it incorporates unconventional features like vortex generators and wing plates, this plane is both simple to build and incredibly durable. You will quickly lose your anxiety when you experience the FT-3D’s rock solid high alpha and hover capabilities, couple-free knife edges, incredible roll rates, and true tracking. Dial your throws down for graceful and smooth pattern style flying, or turn it up for crazy 3d performance 


    Usually ships within 3 business days. 
    This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
    This airframe is compatible with the swappable series developed by Josh Bixler.

    • WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 15.4 oz (439 g)
    • CENTER OF GRAVITY: 2.5 inches (64 mm) from leading edge of wing
    • CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 10 ̊ deflection (ailerons/elevator/rudder) Expo 25%
    • WINGSPAN: 33 inches (838mm)
    • RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 810 kv minimum
    • RECOMMENDED PROP: 10 x 4.7 prop
    • RECOMMENDED ESC: 18 - 30 amp
    • RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 1300 - 1800 mAH 3s
    • RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (4) 9 gram servos 


    Kit includes:

    • Laser-cut foam airframe
    • Posterboard canopy, vortex generators, and wing plates
    • Power Pod (Swappable)
    • Firewall
    • Push rods
    • Control horns
    • Bar-BQ Skewers
    • Rubberbands
    • Data Sheet
    • landing gear wire
    • Velcro
    • Paint Stirrer


  • Product Reviews


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    1. For advanced pilots, but really fun :)

      Another great speed build kit! Tough to fly but really rewarding on 21st Feb 2017

    2. ft-3d

      I absolutely love this little aircraft it is quick and very responsive I template d two more and have my sights on a couple more speed kits good job love the videos and the explanations as to why to do some thing great job Josh.
      I recently purchased a Old Speedster to teach my Grandson to fly so far so good .I love your shows .
      on 20th Jan 2017


      This was my third model. Two arrived okay and were fine out of the sealed wrapping. However, the FT-3D had moisture damage within the sealed wrapper. The paper was bubbling up from the foam material and difficult to seal back down to look nice. This was in the following areas: one side and bottom of the fusledge, rudder and part of one wing surface. Hope you can help to replace some of these items. on 19th Dec 2016

    4. Little disappointed

      I guess I should have ordered the water resistance board. Started on the build last night and I noticed the paper had let loose on most of one wing. As I worked along tonight it just got worse , fuse sides peeled along with ailerons. Pretty much any place glue is applied to the paper its releasing. I went ahead and peeled the rest of the paper off that i could access and will be covering with colored tape. Should have went ahead and used blue foam and saved myself 39 bucks. On the bright side the hot glue gun I ordered from you is so much better than the aged Stanley glue gun I've been using.
      on 29th Sep 2016

    5. Very durable!

      My first FT build -- pretty easy to put together. I used epoxy not hot glue and holy cow is she durable! She's taken some crashes that would have banged up my epp planes to the point of major overhaul or complete destruction, but this bird has light dings and minor scratches. I've been very surprised how well she holds up to serious abuse especially the wings and still tracking great. I did eventually have to popsicle stick the elevator, but considering the abuse it's amazing she's flying at all. I don't have much 3D experience and don't have trouble keeping her in the air as long as I don't mack into trees... on 27th Aug 2016


      With the 2200 3s and perfectly balanced, it was very underpowerd with both recomended props on 19th Aug 2016

    7. Horibble landing gear

      the landing gear is really bad. On the first take off on a paved runway, the wheels fell of. Also the wire for the gear is really hard to bend and hard to make straight. Next time Flite test just charge a few extra dollars and put actual wheels in the kit. But other Than that the build was easy enough and flys great on 21st Jul 2016

    8. FT- 3D

      Great flying plane just one thing is getting battery out I found it was a fight to get it out.
      So I cut the top were the vent is on top of the plane I cut 50% and put a hatch that lifts up so its easier to change the battery with out taking out the power pod. It works really well.
      The plane is a great flyer I ordered another one. The other thing you also said it take a 10 x4.7 and you do not sell one for that model.
      on 1st May 2016

    9. Fun beginner 3D flyer

      I was able to build this in under an hour. Take your time on the wings and tail to make sure they are centered perfectly for the best flight performance. I have crashed it 2 times and was able to put it right back in the air immediately after. Great plane for just cruising as well. on 30th Oct 2015

    10. wonderful plane

      this plane is a wonderful plane to build I'm no expert pilot but took it for its madden and was able to keep it in the air I had a couple issues building it one was the vortex generators there's not enough information on installing them correctly I also had the issue of my landing gear pulling the skewers and tearing the fuselage I took another piece of foam board and cut a square to fit in between the skewers and used my hot glue on both ends of it to reinforce it and glued it in place between the holes for the skewers also I use old credit cards to make wheels for the tires I remove the paper and a small bit of foam under the area where they will get glued to the tires they work great. thank you flite test for helping me get back into this hobby on 29th Sep 2015

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    Flying Difficulty: Expert
    Build Difficulty: Intermediate