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FT Old Fogey Speed Build Kit

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Description

The FT Old Fogey is a simple and slow flying 3 channel airplane. Whether you are indoors or outdoors, the Old Fogey's peformance is perfect for beginners and experienced pilots alike who are looking for a relaxing and forgiving flight experience. Using simple build techniques, the Old Fogey can be assembled and maidened very quickly. 

NOTE: 
This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
This airframe is compatible with the swappable series developed by Josh Bixler.

  • WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 13.3 oz (377 g)
  • CENTER OF GRAVITY: 3 - 3.5 inches (76 - 89mm) from leading edge
  • CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 12 ̊ deflection (elevator/rudder) Expo 30%
  • WINGSPAN: 37.75 inches (959mm)
  • RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 24 g 1300 kv minimum
  • RECOMMENDED PROP: 9 x 4.7
  • RECOMMENDED ESC: 10 - 18 amp
  • RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 500 - 1300 mAH 3s
  • RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (2) 9 gram servos 

 

 

 

  

 

Kit includes:

  • Laser-cut foam airframe
  • Laser-cut foam wheel pants
  • Power Pod (Swappable)
  • Firewall
  • Push rods
  • Control horns
  • Bar-BQ Skewers
  • Rubber bands
  • Data Sheet
  • Velcro
  • Landing gear wire

 

Reviews

Reviews (13)

James 15th Jan 2017

Quick easy and fun plane to build

This is my 3rd speed build kit and so far the easiest to build. My 8 year old daughter and her friend were able to help build this one. This is a simple 3 channel slow flyer which is the best trainer I have flown and makes teaching my little ones so much easier. Because it went together so nicely when something breaks no problem! We can easily make another one. Thank you for the speed build kits. The only thing I dont like is I recommended this plane to teach my wife how to fly and she was slighlty erked about the name of the plane lol.

John Bergsmith 4th Nov 2016

Fun Plane after simple design fix

I built the Old Fogey this summer mostly because I like Old Time designs. I also really like the way the Old Timers fly since they are stable stemming from their free flight roots. I was shocked at how bad the stock Old Fogey flew. I've been flying RC since the mid 70's and have never experienced the amount of Dutch roll the stock Old Fogey had. I tried the easy fixes which is making it more nose heavy and decreasing rudder throw. Neither one improved the situation. I knew the problem was caused by insufficient vertical stab area. So I finally got around to cutting out a knew vertical fin and testing it out. It took me a couple of times but I hit on the right area required. I balanced the Old Fogey so it's slightly nose down at the recommended location. After two test flights I'm extremely happy with the results, the Old Fogey flies like it should now. It handles very well with 99% of any hint of dutch roll being eliminated. Even coming in for a landing it handles well with no rocking back and forth. I'm glad I can enjoy the plane now after this very easy fix.

Specifications

Specifications

SKU:
Oldfogey-WR-plane
Weight:
2.00 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Flight Difficulty:
Novice
Build Difficulty:
Novice
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