Flite Test

FT MiG-3

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mig3-1.jpgThank you for choosing the FT MiG-3 as your next FT warbird project. Since the first FT warbird (the FT Spitfire), Flite Test has learned a great deal about aircraft design. Our passion is to take make both the flying and building experience the best it can be. Because of that passion, we made the MiG-3 as fun and easy to build as it was to fly. We thank Flite Test family member, Nic Lechner (AKA Nerd Nic), for his assistance on this awesome project. Nic was the first person to produce a foam board MiG-3. His passion for both speed and unique techniques on foam board planes is evident in all his designs.

The FT MiG-3 may not hit 120 mph, but it can be built in one evening using the familiar techniques that are shared on all Flite Test designs. Flying the FT MiG-3 is a joy. Its fast speed does not take away its stable flight characteristics. Intermediate pilots will enjoy stable and smooth control authority all the way up to stall point. We have added a few unique features on the FT version including a top removable hatch that is made from foam board instead of poster board. Installing the battery is as easy as pulling a skewer and sliding your 2200mah 3 cell inside your power pod. The ESC is bottom mounted for easy cooling and access. Flite Test is truly grateful for all the incredible minds and hearts that are held by our great family of pilots and builders. We want to take every opportunity to showcase those individuals. If you are interested in learning more about Nic Lechner’s other designs, we would encourage you to check out his site nerdnic. com and consider supporting him through both a donation or store purchase. We are very excited to see what great memories and moments come from building and flying both the Flite Test and the Nerd Nic versions of the MiG-3. Thank you for your support and blessing Flite Test in so many ways. - Josh Bixler



  • FT MiG-3 Includes: 
  • 1x FT MiG-3 Foam Kit
  • 1x Velcro
  • 4x Pushrods
  • 4 Skewers
  • 1x Swappable firewall
  • 4x Control Horns
  • 2x Landing Gear Wires
  • 1x Poster Board Canopy 
  • 2x Poster Board Wing Fairing
  • 1x Main Wooden Spar
  • 2x Popsicle sticks
  • Note: This Kit Does Not Include Wheels

FT MiG-3 Specs: 

  • Weight Without Battery: 1.20 lbs (544g)
  • Center Of Gravity: 2 inches from the leading edge
  • Control Surface Throws: 12 degree deflection, expo 30%
  • Wingspan: 42 inches (1067mm)
  • Recommended Motor: 2215/09 1200 kv size motor
  • Recommended Prop: 9 x 45 CCW
  • Recommended ESC: 30 amp minimum
  • Recommended Battery: 2200 mAh 3s
  • Recommended Servos: (4) 9 gram servos


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.


Reviews (3)

Damon Garber 6th Oct 2017

Great War-bird and WOW keep up the great work FT!!!!

This is my 2nd plane ever, first DIY plane, first FT plane, first 4-channel, and I am loving it! The FT MiG-3 is a great plane and the speed build kit along with the free build video makes the DIY experience very simple, fun, and enjoyable. The quality of FT is almost indescribable; the speed build kit is very high quality with all the laser cut pieces and the power pack makes sure you have all the electronics you will need, and finally the packaging is the best. I would recommend this plane for anyone!

Newman 1st May 2017

Best so far....

For reference, this is my 6th FT model I've built (Versa, Tiny Trainer, Sparrow, Arrow, Bushwacker), and is by far the most fun I've had building and flying. I'm glad I had a year's worth of flying (sims and RC) before I built this plane, as it does retain some "scale" tendencies at low speed. The new build techniques presented in the MIg3 are easy to learn and turned out great--I have to hand it to the FT team and Nerdnic for designing a very handsome plane. Some notes: -Use some sort of reinforcement discs/gift card plates to reinforce the power pod holes. One nose-over landing and you'll understand why. -I focused quite a bit of glue on the exposed foam of the canopy "hook", as I see this degrading rather quickly. I've also considered cutting a flexible gift card reinforcement to go between the two layers of foam on the hook. -I have this powered with the C Pack motor, 40A ESC, and 9x6 prop and it goes plenty fast while still looking "scale" at mid-throttle. -The default low throws are definitely "scale" settings, and I found myself working at high rates most of the time in order to retain moderate aerobatic performance. -30% expo seemed a bit high in a mild wind--I will be experimenting with 15% and 20% settings to see if it's more to my liking. Overall, my favorite FT plane to date, and one that was well worth waiting form. Can't wait to see the new canopy techniques scaled to some of the other models. Great work FT team!