The FT Viggen is a rule breaker. It's a jet that can slow down to a crawl and not stall. Yet it can be fast and track like an arrow. It has a precise and locked in feel. These characteristics make the FT Viggen a great EDF trainer. The fact that you don't have to fly fast all the time and be afraid of stalling makes the FT Viggen so enjoyable to fly. This plane will teach you about the nature and feel of an EDF power system in a safe and controlled manner. The FT Viggen can be flown on either an EDF or a propeller setup. All the way from a light 24 gram motor setup (440 grams flying weight), up to a 70mm EDF with a 4S 3000mAh (880 grams flying weight). The FT Viggen is the first Super Series speed build kit to be added to our store. The Super Series features intermediate build techniques and high performance flight characteristics.
-Usually ships within 4 business days. (due to the rush)
-This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
-This airframe was developed by David Windestål.
Weight - 20.2 oz (574 g) without battery
Wingspan - 25.5 inches (635 mm)
More details and links here: http://flitetest.com/articles/ft-viggen The FT Viggen is a speed build/scratch build kit that features multiple power options and a replaceable nose. Flite Test Store: http://shop.flitetest.com/aircraft/ft-viggen-speed-build-kit/ Scratch Build Video and Free Build Plans here!: http://flitetest.com/articles/ft-viggen-build Grayson Hobby EDF Package Here: http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/ftviggen70mmedfpowerpackagebase-p-2612.html Find out more about the FliteTest podcasts here: http://flitetest.com/podcasts#/types=podcasts Thanks for your support!
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Posted by Joe Miller on 12th Jul 2015
David did a great job in designing the Viggen. Unfortunately I did not mount my battery secure enough as it shifted forward during flight. This was only my third brief flight with the Viggen (my first day of flying it) and it was also over a corn field. So...I have ordered a second one ;-)
The "Swed" has just broke the RC communitiy with this EDF
Posted by Abe Young on 22nd Jun 2015
Amazing work David Windestal has produced. I highly recommend this jet for a first EDF as it was my mine with great success. I highly recommend useing the point a release launch method seen in the video. I highly recommend package taping the entire plane before making any folds, for Extreme durablity. I highly recommend making spare nose cones, I'm on my 6th. After you build a Viggen you also as well will Highly Recommend. Thanks David.
Posted by Johnny on 11th May 2015
One of my first EDF builds, but it was simiple and easy. NOt to mention that there is the build vid that helps a lot too. Just remember to pick up the Viggen package through Grayson Hobby and it will pretty much set you up.
FT Viggen Speed Build Kit
Posted by RKelly on 2nd Apr 2015
I purchased this kit a couple of weeks ago, this was the first kit I have bought from flitetest.com and I have to say I couldn't be more pleased with it so far. It took me about 5 to 6 hours to put this jet together. I took care to make sure CG and servo throws were correct before taking it out on its maiden flight and it paid off because it flew perfectly. I've had no issues at all so far after 8 flights. I'll be buying another build kit soon I'm sure.
Love it and A+ for Grayson Hobby
Posted by Jimmy on 25th Mar 2015
I loved how this plane went together, had a great time building it with my brother. I did have a controller failure prematurely it was a 1 out of 10,000 type of thing but Grayson Hobby replaced it without me asking and gave top notch service. I love how this flies, So I give A+ to the Flight test team and Grayson hobby for making this a great build experience.
Posted by Erik Bjurstrom on 27th Feb 2015
I have tried many different EDF models but this is superiour to any of them from many aspects, mainly the flying characteristics. Blistering fast and steady and at the same time slow and steady. And you build it yourself! As a Swede I feel very proud.
Viggen Light - Awesome
Posted by Dan on 12th Feb 2015
I decided to build the Viggen Light since I was so happy with the EDF versions. The Light version is easy to make from the kit - I think I had about 12 hours in it counting drying time for the paint. It flies like a pussy cat. I used a 2212/2000 with a 7x4 prop. I realize that the prop is big but it really flies well with that setup. Top end is not what the EDF version is but in-between is very nice. It floats better, can hover in the wind better, and you can to tactical landings easier (get it up high, chop the throttle, pull full-up elevator and it floats down level - you can land it that way). The CG is perfect with that setup and a 2200 3s battery shoved forward almost into the nose. I put a plywood floor on the battery compartment and also installed a rudder. Can't say enough good things.
Best EDF I've Flown
Posted by Wichita Buggy Whip Consortium on 7th Feb 2015
Our club made six of these after one of our members brought one to a meet. High alpha, very slow speeds, 50-60 mph. You can face it into a mild wind, give it full up elevator and no throttle and it will float down and land from any altitude. It has a very wide flight envelope! David's design is brilliant. I've made two and will always have one in my hangar. Construction from the kit is fairly easy. Making it from plans a little more difficult because of the cuts but still OK. Here is a video of two of ours flying slowly down the runway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iP-13o93P0
Posted by Paul on 26th Dec 2014
It goes together fast. I used the 70 mm fan. I found it to be fast. One thing with it you have to be watching what you are doing so that you know what it is doing. I like it a lot and going to make an other one.