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FT Racer Speed Build Kit

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  • Product Description

    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. 

    NOTE: 
    -Will ship within 3 business days.
    -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) 

     

    Kit includes:

    • Laser-cut foam airframe
    • posterboard front/back turtle deck
    • posterboard canopy
    • Power Pod (Swappable)
    • Firewall
    • Push rods
    • Control horns
    • Bar-BQ Skewers
    • Data Sheet
    • Velcro

     

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    1. Awesome plane

      So this is my first build ever. I know it said expert build, but I kind of have the go big or go home mentality so I went for it. I bought the power pack C, a 2200mah 3s 20C battery, balance charger, 6ch transmitter and went for it. I think it turned out awesome considering I was tinkering and figuring out everything as I go. I coated it in the minwax today and will spray paint it tomorrow most likely. I can't wait to get it in the air! As long as this weather cooperates. I messed up the empennage, but thanks to the awesome tiled plans, I printed out the pages I needed (7,8 and 15) and traced it over some foam board and voila, brand new tail section! I've wanted to get into this hobby for a while, but never had the guts until a friend recommended this plane to me so here I am. on 25th Feb 2016

    2. This Plane is Smooth and Fast!

      This is my third plane overall, and its the first plane that i have built, its been an amazing expierience from the build process to the maiden flight. This is by far the fastest plane i have ever flown, with the Power Pack C. Overall this is a great plane, and i look foward to my next FT plane, seeing something fly that you built is a great feeling! on 3rd Dec 2015

    3. kit easy to build by following video

      Great kit but I had some confusion working on the nose of the plane.. Installind the two allignment scewer pieces and should the nose be completly open? How should the battery be mounted? My kit is finally assembled and can't wait to fly it.l on 3rd Dec 2015

    4. First build ever...

      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...
      on 22nd Nov 2015

    5. Great Warbird Build

      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!

      on 7th Oct 2015

    6. Speed Build FT Racer

      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. on 25th May 2015

    7. Awesome!

      It was super easy to build and flies like an arrow. I will definitely be buying another.
      on 8th May 2015

    8. great model

      I was happy with how the order was packed, nice and neat. Havent built it yet but im happy with it already on 5th May 2015

    9. Best Kits and Planes

      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.
      on 4th May 2015

    10. Speed Build FT Racer

      Greetings,
      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
      on 18th Feb 2015

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    Flying Difficulty: Intermediate
    Build Difficulty: Expert
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