FT Versa Wing WR (965mm)
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FT Versa Wing WR (965mm)
The FT Versa Wing is an all around performer that will meet the needs of almost any pilot. Whether it's combat, FPV, or even a delta winged trainer with gentle stall characteristics, the FT Versa Wing does it all with ease. Use a swappable power pod to fly in a tractor configuration (propeller at the front of the wing), or install the optional FT Elements Simple Firewall to operate the FT Versa Wing in a pusher configuration (propeller mounted on the back of the wing). This airframe is compatible with the swappable series developed by Josh Bixler.
NOTE: Simple Element Firewall is sold separately for PUSHER configurations! This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
NOTE: Electronic Pack C is to only be used in the swappable tractor configuration. To use these electronics in a pusher configuration, you will need a smaller prop.
- WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 10.6 oz (300 g)
- CENTER OF GRAVITY: 7 inches (178 mm) from the nose of the wing
- CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 12 ̊ deflection 30% expo
- WINGSPAN: 38 inches (965 mm)
- RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 29 g, 1300kv minimum
- RECOMMENDED PROP: 8 x 6 (pusher) 9 x 4.7 (tractor)
- RECOMMENDED ESC: 10 - 30 amp (depending on motor)
- RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 1300-2200mAh 3s or 4s
- RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (2) 9 gram servos
I have built almost every FliteTest Speedbuild over the last 2 years. I really enjoyed building and flying the Arrow, but it was too small and loud for relaxed park flying.
The Versa Wing is a bit bigger, more stable and possesses a more relaxed presence in the air. It’s still very aerobatic, but doesn’t like to death roll. It would make a fun combat wing with a reinforced leading edge or a nice FPV package with the optional FT Elements pusher setup. I built mine as a tractor and love flying it with a 3S 2200. It handles moderate wind and has an incredible speed range. A slow glide or a brisk speed run are possible with a 9 by 6 prop and a 40amp esc. It’s as stable as a Simple Scout, but much faster and more lively.
This will be the 8th FT plane i've built so far. I originally scratch built it as a slope soarer only and it did alright but i never could find the right combination of wind, slope, or battery weight on the Oregon coast and besides i'm a pretty novice flyer (i break a lot of props). I live about 10 hours from the coast so i figured the air frame would delaminate before i got back to try it again so i threw on my "B" pack swappable power pod out of my simple cub with a 1000 mah 3 cell and a 10x4.5 prop (too big and drained battery fast but i had a lot of extras) and took it up. What a blast! it got tossed around a lot in the 15 mph wind but it still had unlimited vertical at 80% throttle and wasn't hard to fly. Acrobatics were fun and easy and I was very pleased for a half hour experiment. Now i just need to work on my landings or make some landing gear for it as it has a very long glide slope and i way overshot my landing on final and broke the prop
Awesome kit. Everything went together perfectly. Was right at the point where I was to join the wing haves and decided to take a break. Glad I did. Now it's a Blunt Nosed Versa Wing. Watched several videos about the blunt nosed conversion and ordered one right away. It fit perfectly. Just a few things left to do before I fly it.