The FT Versa Wing is an all around performer that will meet the needs of almost any pilot. Whether it's combat, FPV, or even a delta winged trainer with gentle stall characteristics, the FT Versa Wing does it all with ease. Use a swappable power pod to fly in a tractor configuration (propeller at the front of the wing), or install the optional FT Elements Simple Firewall to operate the FT Versa Wing in a pusher configuration (propeller mounted on the back of the wing).
-Electronic Pack C is to only be used in the swappable tractor configuration. To use these electronics in a pusher configuration, you will need a smaller prop.
-Note: 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 - 10.6 oz (300 g) without battery
Wingspan - 38 inches (965 mm)
First off I loved this wing. Went together in an evening and I was out flying no problem the following day.
But I have a just a few nit-picks. The "Included throw gauge" labeled on the info sheet and in the build video is no longer included in the kit it seems. The laser cutting and folding to package the wing looks to have been updated too, as the initial folds that have to be glued/taped up on the wing halves are different than in the build video. Nothing major but it just confused me for a bit, causing me to put the tape on the wrong side of the wing half at first. Easy fix though.
Other than that I loved and have ordered another, as the first one is no longer with me due to a poorly placed cedar tree and a spoiled child who didn't think "No you cannot fly my brand new wing" applied to him. Looking forward to another evening building though! Keep up the fantastic work guys, I will be back! James Barrigar on 15th Jan 2016
I enjoy building it, flying it and has it is one of my first experience in RC Airplane ... repairing it. The build was really easy and fun thanks for the video, I build a pusher and added a hole for the GoPro and one for the batteries, that weakened the nose, combined with my poor ability to hand launch the wing during the first flights... the nose was looking rapidly like an old witch crooked nose.... so I hadded a MDF reinforcement plate, an now it is looking almost like a new wing and the nose stand very well my rush landing. But most important it fly, glide like a dream, and when you have to repair it (I broke the two servos and twice my home made motor mount) you can just cut trough the foam glue the new servos or the motor mount and 15 minutes later you are back in the air.
Great fun great experience, thanks a lot :) Lloyd on 1st Nov 2015
This is not a beginner plane. It flies very well and it handles wind. If you are looking to find an easy to build plane, this one is quite easy. Unknown on 30th Oct 2015
The you tube video is very very helpful. Make sure you place the spar on the correct side of the wing. The assembly is very easy - say 14-15 year old skill level, younger with help. Unknown on 10th Oct 2015
What a pleasure to have learned to fly on this bad boy. Awesome wing, awesome kit. I recommend the blunt nose conversion to expand your capacity.
Side note, if you build as a pusher, reinforce the underside of the mount with 2 or 3 layers of fiberglass and mount using 2 bolts. 5x5 inches did the trick for me. Otherwise expect engine ejection after every "nose landing". Unknown on 23rd Aug 2015
I used 1 power pod per day :), so after the 5th broken power pod, I could lear to land with it. I also broke 3 propellers, because I used them at front in tractor configuration. I decided to build the pusher mount and put it back. european customer on 17th May 2015
First let me say I'm nothing but pleased with this kit!
So I built this and had a few problems along the way, having never built a foam plane I was almost immediately in over my head and I could have benefited from starting with something easier. I managed to put the first wing together inside out, which led to my purchase of some more foam core and cutting out replacement parts. This too was a learning experience but even with the crooked lines and poor craftsmanship this plane came together and flew a short flight before barrelling into the side of my garage...
I've purchased the tiny trainer kit and will be starting over, but I've got a lot of foam core and nothing but time! Will Dobbins on 12th May 2015
You get what you expect, which isn't much from Paper-Covered Foamboard. That said, it flew really well and as a new user to flying wings, was an excellent platform for experimenting, as you can just cut through anything you want but still have it retain enough structure for it to be a surprisingly nice wing. The build is easy and has many options, my only compliant is the elevons. Some people like them attached, and I am not one of those people, as I found out quickly when trying to cut them. Eventually I ripped them off and replaced them with custom cardboard elevons using the Ritewing packing tape method, and it flew wonderfully. I also replaced the winglets with Zephyr-style ones and outfitted the entire wing with FPV gear. Overall, a great wing, especially for experimenting on. Would recommend to anyone that wants a cheap wing with a lot of versatility. Glitchy647 on 7th Mar 2015
Just got the kit a couple of days ago. it was in great condition and seemed like it will be easy to build. Now I just need to not be working so much so I have time to build it. Will build it as a tractor with the power pod and eventually convert it to a pusher. The group I fly with has given me a couple of wings that need the electronics (all pushers) and I would like something different. Power pod will also probably end up in a Bloody Wonder for the vertical takeoff option. charlie on 6th Mar 2015
Yes Sir, I'm on the 5th power pod in my tractor Versa " motor in front". She has taken many hard, nose first dirt naps. Loving the fact the wing remains mostly unharmed thanks to the power pod design, stabilizer damage occurs when cartwheeling. All crashes due to my low high speed flying. The CG is right where the provided holes are, keeping the nose 2" lower than the aft of course.
Tech Tip#303 for maximum strength cover the entire outside foamboard with packing tape prior to beginning build. Yes, it will fold over to make the leading edge. I neglected this step and taped it after completion and it has more wrinkles than an elephants butt. Wrinkles did not affect the flying characteristics. Tape both sides of the stablizers and edges just not where you glue it to the airframe. email@example.com on 6th Feb 2015