The FT Racer is inspired by modern day air racers and posseses a lot of the same characteristics as the planes it was designed after. This plane is a fast, crisp, precise and locked in machine that cuts through the air like an arrow. Though the FT Racer is very quick, it also has a very wide speed envelope, it tracks very well, and would be a great introduction to sport pattern flying and aerobatics.
-Will ship in 4 business days. (due to the rush)
-This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
-This airframe is compatible with the swappable series developed by Josh Bixler.
Weight - 1.1 lbs (500 g) without battery
Wingspan - 40 inches (1016 mm)
And my only reaction is WOW!! What an awesome experience building this plane. Received in perfect pacaging here in S.A, and it puts together exactly as the build video instructs. I put the paint on to thick, but learnt so much in the process!
To the FT team... BIG thumbs up guys!!! Cannot wait to get my next kit (rand/dollar exchange and shipping makes it very hard though) and get my warbird fleet going... Tehilah on 22nd Nov 2015
Love this plane build. this is my second kit and will buy another as soon as I destroy this one. Fun to fly and to my untrained eye, really has a great look when trying to fly scale. I'm still pretty green, only been flying for about a year, but fell hard.
Only changes I made to the build this time was I added hot glue around the exposed foam on the wings leading edges and around to the ailerons because that's where the paper began to fail on the last build. And I've added a piece of foam board above and below the motor alignment skewers to help withstand my rare, but not unheard of "nose into the ground" landings.
I've built FT kits before, and this is just as easy as the others.
I've also used a light coat of camouflage spray paint colors and it looks great in the air!
Ron Miller on 7th Oct 2015
First Speed build. Ordered the kit with the power pod. Everything was packaged nicely, and it's clear that care went into the entire package. Easy to build and a joy to fly. Great product. Speed Racer on 25th May 2015
It was super easy to build and flies like an arrow. I will definitely be buying another.
Cody on 8th May 2015
I was happy with how the order was packed, nice and neat. Havent built it yet but im happy with it already Unknown on 5th May 2015
First time I built a plane and flew a plane(not first time I have flown). The whole center of balance thing is a new concept to me so pain/crashes is a powerful teacher. Can't believe how ripped foam with lots of hot glue can fly. These kits are well designed. Took advantage of the video instructions and made multiple kits from the speed build kit. Flite Test is obviously a business not in it for the money but for the love of flight.
My six year old never wanted to watch RC planes till the rip slinger kit came in. He actually helped me build the kit and watched it fly and crash.
You guys rock. The only thing Flite Test needs to do is make a series of kits that represent Marine Corps aviation. Joe Foss on 4th May 2015
This is the third speed build kit that I have ordered and I am very happy with both the quality of the kit and how the airplane flies. Way to go Flite Test.
Andre Anderson Andre Anderson on 18th Feb 2015