FT Bushwacker WR (1143mm)
- Build Difficulty:
- Power Pack:
- Power Pack C
FT Bushwacker WR (1143mm)
Say hello to Peter's 3rd FT design, the FT Bushwacker! This rugged little plane is based off of multiple popular full scale bush planes such as the Highlander! The FT Bushwacker is an aerobatic super short take off/landing aircraft. For extreme 3D aerobatic performance, use the large control surfaces. For extreme super STOL performance, split each aileron in half to create flaps. This plane is designed for intermediate to advanced pilots and is capable of most aerobatic maneuvers with the Power Pack C.
This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
This airframe is compatible with the swappable series developed by Josh Bixler.
Weight - 1.15 lbs (525 g) (without battery)
Wingspan - 45 in (1143 mm)
- EIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 1.15 lbs (521 g)
- CENTER OF GRAVITY: 1.75” (44 mm) from leading edge of wing
- CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 16˚ deflection - Expo 30%
- WINGSPAN: 45 inches (1143 mm)
- RECOMMENDED MOTOR: Park 425, 1000 kv minimum
- RECOMMENDED PROP: 9 x 6 - 10 x 4.7 prop
- RECOMMENDED ESC: 18 - 30 amp
- RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 1300 - 2200 mAH 3s
- RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (4 - 6) 9 gram servos
- Laser-cut foam airframe
- Power Pod (Swappable)
- Push rods
- Control horns
- Bar-BQ Skewers
- Coffee Stir
- Data Sheet
- Throw Gauge
- Foam Wheels
- Rod for landing gear
- Ft Bushwacker Build
FT Bushwacker Build
Please watch recent build videos before removing any paper from the foam! Some videos may use white foam board, which is no longer available and has now been replaced with water-resistant foam board.
My grandpa and I purchased this plane shortly after the simple storch. This airplane was very easy to build and it was amazing to see the plane come together at our hands. We got it all assembled and went out for a maiden flight. It has a lot of pitch authority so you might want to dial that down. The maiden went well from take off to landing. Even without the flaps, this thing will take off in five feet. The STOL performance is awesome. We crashed it into a tree pretty hard after a few months of successful flights. The thing held together really well. All we had to fix was a little bit of crunchy nose syndrome, the wing tips had been torn off, and the propeller was broken to bits. This aircraft does require coordinated turns and will not fly well off bank and yank. It flies very well and true to scale as a bush plane. However, if you want acrobatics, this plane will do it all. I have gotten it to hover easily on a 1300 3s 30c battery combined with the power pack C. If you are an intermediate pilot looking for a first class STOL experience, look no further than this legendary bush plane.
From the first flight, it was great. I could fly it on a 2100 mah or a 1400 mah battery. I kept the CG right where the plans said relative the the wing leading edge. To do that, I installed the rear wing skewer a little farther back to keep the wing back (which pushes the cg forward relative to the wing chord). I also had to jam the battery all the way forward in the nose. I 3d printed some wheel hubs to keep the wheels centered.
Just got the bushwacker a week ago the build video was easy to follow. The plane flies great . Knowing that its easily and inexpensive to replace really allows you to push yourself to try maneuvers you may not be as comfortable with . Already ordered the spear never flown a wing before. Let you know how it goes . Keeo it uo guys great job