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Giant sized jet everyone can enjoy


Flying Space Required
Large Field
Build Level
Flying Level
Build Time
5 Hr
Flying Speed

Are you just starting out in Radio Controlled Planes? No problem. We got you covered! We're a community that loves sharing our passion for flight and we've got the knowledge to guide you every step of the way. So why not jump right in? Visit our Beginner Section & let's start this journey together.




The FT Monster Retro Rocket is a combination of Buck Rogers, art deco, and our favorite acme rocket combined together to make something even the Wiley coyote would be proud to fly. The retrorocket is a passion project of Josh Bixler to create a jet that is only limited by your imagination. The goal was to bring the beautiful lines of the golden age of flight and combine them with unique experiences that anyone can enjoy whether you’re a beginner pilot, an aerobatic pilot, or you have a need for speed.  

The Monster Retro can be built as a prop driven pusher that is both maneuverable and capable of incredible aerobatics, especially when coupled with our FT thrust vector system. This gives the pilot the ability to have control under power which enables flats spins and pinwheels all while using our Monster FT Radial 4030 motor and FT 80 Amp ESC.

If the classic looks and sound of a jet or what you’re passionate about, the FT retrorocket can easily accept a 120mm EDF fan and can deliver amazing performance, efficiency, and speed on a 12s 5200mAH battery.  With this configuration, you can expect great speed and performance with an incredible sound due to the large side, intakes that guide air directly to the motor

Additional capabilities are unlocked when you couple the retrorocket with the FT Aura 5.  Simply by installing one of our Retro Rocket configuration files, you can easily unlock features like air, brakes, differential yaw, and so much more.  The FT aura five is also a great solution for beginner pilots, who wish to have features like launch assist and level assist. Both these features make taking off in Flying enjoyable and approachable for even the newest pilots even on windy days. 

The  Monster Retro Rocket kit includes our unique supersized landing gear system, which can easily be removed or installed with a simple click. With the wide wheelbase, the retrorocket is a joy to takeoff and land and super forgiving with the included 4.3” wheels

Our hope is that the retrorocket inspires all pilots to take to the skies with the wonder and imagination from the inner child that is still within all of us.

Still on the fence?  Take to the skies with the classic retro Rocket through The Wings Simulator and push the limits and build skill right on your computer where repairs are just a reset away!  We are grateful to the wonder team at Wings who have made it possible for FT Designs to be enjoyed and skills to be built through their amazing simulator!

We make this kit just for you!! Estimated shipping time is 3 to 5 business days


Check out the Flite Test Monster Retro Rocket Article!



  • Weight with battery:10.5 lbs with battery (edf version)
  • Weight with battery:(motor version)
  • Center of Gravity: 19" from Trailing edge of wing (see marks on wing)
  • Control surface throws: 16 deflection 
  • Wingspan: 61.5"

Package Includes

  • Kit includes Airframe and Landing Gear only. Electronics are not included in the base kit. Please select power pack and other options above.
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