- FPV Gear
We finally get to welcome the FT SPEAR to the FT plane family!! You can fit it all in the new FT SPEAR! This plane was designed to be able to carry all your gear when you fly! you can put your GoPro, board camera, 2 batteries, fpv gear, and even a vector system, if you have one. Also, if you have seen the episode it EVEN HOLDS chipotle chips, guac and a BURRITO!! haha The Spear has a unique center console that is made larger and wider for the very purpose for storage. The larger wing allows for a larger payload compared to the FT Mini Arrow! This wing also allows for you to strap/tape bendable tripods with cameras for different ariel viewpoints if you are trying to get that epic shot! The Spear also is super stable and allows you to perform acrobatically challenging maneuvers with ease!
Thank you for you for your support by picking up an FT Spear and PLEASE make sure to let us know what you think! We always love your feedback!
NOTE:Every purchase of the spear will include a NEW FT Sticker set (7 piece set)
1x FT spear Foam Kit
1x Wood accessory kit
1x FT 7-piece sticker pack
WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 1.45 lbs (658 g)
CENTER OF GRAVITY: 3 – 3.5” (76 – 89 mm) in front of firewall
CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 16 ̊ deflection – Expo 30%
WINGSPAN: 41 inches (1041 mm)
RECOMMENDED MOTORS: 425 sized 1200 kv minimum
RECOMMENDED PROP: 9 x 4.5 CW (reverse) prop
RECOMMENDED ESC: 30 amp minimum
RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 2200 mAH 3s minimum
RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (2) 9 gram servos
I just built the Spear....and am totally amazed at the design. FT hit this one completely out of the park! Scott on 27th Dec 2016
I scratch built the first one from the plans and used dollar foam board. The plane went together pretty darn quick. With me having my roots in balsa, I was skeptical at first. This plane is very tough, and strong. The maiden was done with 12 mph winds with gusts up to 20mph. The plane was set up as per the instructions and was very easy to handle. A miscalculation on the 3rd landing tore the wing tips off. The plane handled with a slight wandering in the yaw axis, but was still pleasant to fly. I have since added coroplast wing tips traced from the plans, and the plane handles like it is on rails. I have also ordered a speed build kit for my son,with power pack and all. To me, it was worth the price. With the recommended power pack, my plane will go vertical and gain speed. my son and I are very well pleased with this kit. Fred on 20th Dec 2016
I bought this plane as a first step into building airplanes after flying them for a few months. The kit included everything I needed to build it. The construction process took me and my cousin roughly 4 hours, as it was our first ever build. I have yet to maiden it due to poor weather this week, but it was a blast to assemble and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to try out building. Henry O'C on 2nd Dec 2016
The FT Spear looks to be a good flying wing. It is very sturdy when complete. Plenty of room to install equipment. I am going to try a 2212 1000kv motor system. These are very inexpensive at $43 for 4 full sets of Motor, Speed control, Prop adapter and 2 props 1 each CW and CCW. We will see how it performs.
The building techniques can be challenging on this plane. It is not my first FT build. I also built the FT Mini Scout. It is not real hard but I would try something simpler first! Unknown on 3rd Nov 2016
Wonderful wing with loads of room to electronics and a great build experience.
Thanks FT Unknown on 2nd Nov 2016
My first venture into the flite test store and speed build kits, this model was built fairly easily over the course of a few hours a day.
My only issue was that the propeller that came in the suggested power pack was about half an inch too long on either side of the wing, so I had to remove a chunk to allow the propeller to pass freely.
Make sure you get your CG right, as mine was a little unstable on my first flight and I eventually plowed into the dirt and crunched the side of the nose.
Lance on 21st Oct 2016
Looks like it's very well thought of.i have built a couple others of yours as well.i haven't started it yet cause I just had surgery on wrist so review will have to wait but if it's like your other kits I'm sure I will be happy Dusty on 17th Oct 2016
Love this thing. Flies very nice. And with a Eagletree Vector or similar stabilizer you can get the smooth camera shots to make you look like a PRO. Plenty of room for batteries and flight gear. Also it is an easy and quick build. Get one today!!! Battershell on 17th Oct 2016
This baby is so well engineered and sturdy...best one yet Flite Test. I painted mine up and it looks and flies awesome and inspires me to take better care of it. Perfect for FPV. I think I may put a stabilization system on to get the best video yet. You guys Rock!
I have built 20+ FT models, and learned some new building techniques on the Spear. I have the Versa, a blunt nose Versa, and the Arrow. While the Arrow is fun (with a 3 cell and the F pack)...this Spear is my new favorite. John Shaughnessy on 16th Oct 2016