FT Guinea Pig WR (1473mm)
- 3.50 LBS
- Build Difficulty:
- Power Pack:
- Power Pack C Twin
FT Guinea Pig WR (1473mm)
The FT Guinea Pig is the perfect platform to carry out the craziest experiments in the air. While it can carry a hefty payload, which can be dropped out the rear hatch, it can also be set up to carry out extreme aerobatic maneuvers. Use differential thrust to perform amazing 3d maneuvers such as harriers and knife edge. Tone down your controls and the Guinea behaves like a predictable trainer plane and is the perfect first time twin engined plane.
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.
This kit does not come with wheels. The recommended nose wheels (1-2) can be found here. The recommended main wheels (2-4) can be found here.
This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
This airframe is compatible with the swappable series developed by Josh Bixler.
- WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 2.2 lbs (1000 g)
- CENTER OF GRAVITY: 2 inches (50 mm) from leading edge of wing
- CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 16 ̊ deflection - Expo 30%
- WINGSPAN: 58 inches (1473 mm)
- RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 960 kv minimum
- RECOMMENDED PROP: 9 x 6 - 10 x 5 prop
- RECOMMENDED ESC: 18 - 30 amp
- RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 1800 - 5000 mAH 3s
- RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (4 - 5) 9 gram servos
- Laser-cut foam airframe
- Power Pod (Swappable)
- Paint Stick
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I purchaced this plane around Thanksgiving day weekend and it arrived on time. Very excitedly I started to build this plane as soon as I got a chance, following the video and building the plane at the same time ended up being a breeze. With one exception.
I didn't follow a step close enough and ended up gluing a part in the fuselage upside down. After some applied heat and persistence I removed the offending part and flipped it around to the correct position. After that I finished assembling the plane and waited for a good day to fly.
My day arrived and I took it out, and this will be my first flight ever as an RC pilot. A short tolling start and it was in the air. Then it banked hard right and nose dived into the ground. The nose was a mess but a little bit of hot glue and duct tape fixed it up. Also upon review of my controls I had accidentally reversed the aileron controls.
I took it out for another flight and it flew perfectly. It made me feel like a real pilot and was easy to control. I purchased a replacement nose and thanks to the FT Guinea Pig's sacrificial nose design its looking good as new. Highly recommended for a amateur or enthusiast pilot.
I received the kit well packaged. However the foam board crushed on one conner and bent in other areas. Today I received my order for a spare noise kit. Again well packaged but some of the foam board bent. Better QC is needed before being packaged.
The building process was very simple and easy to understand. I look forward to flying it! I only wish you showed how to set up the bomb Bay door instead of leaving it to our own devices.