115mph 800mm FT Spitfire - FREE PLANS

by nerdnic | September 3, 2014 | (10) Posted in Projects


The 800mm Spitfire is one my favorite plane hands down. One of the best performing plane I've ever flown, no bad tendencies, very fast and can also slow to a hover. I decided to change from a 7x6 APCe prop to a 7x7 APC fuel prop and the difference is night and day! I was flying with a FMS VooDoo and a Strega cruising at over 100 in formation, it was awesome. Everyone was super surprised that a scratch built DTFB airframe could performs so well.

Let me know what you guys think!



Motor NTM 35-36 1800kv 
Prop 7x7 APC
ESC 70amp Detrum
Battery 45c 2000mah 4S
AUW 650g

I have added the plans here.


PaladinDG on September 11, 2014
WOW!! I didnt think DTFB could go that fast!!! I flew at this park when I was visiting a friend in Sunnyvale CA.... in July. Great spot to fly....
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nerdnic on September 11, 2014
I am trying to push it to the limits and it handles great at 115!. I am hoping to reach over 130 with my future builds. Also you're spot on, this was filmed at Baylands park in Sunnyvale.
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alibopo on September 12, 2014
I hope you're reinforcing those paper hinges! :|
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nerdnic on September 12, 2014
I use hot glue to create a nice seal around the hinge. It's very strong and I keep an eye on them for any lifting. I've had to re apply some glue a few times to keep everything solid.
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BigSexy on September 15, 2014
Crazy wicked sound!
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FliteGreg on January 22, 2015
Wow, this looks like tons of fun for not a whole lot of building effort and money!
Thank you Nic for showing us how far foamboard construction can be stretched.
I gave my sweet flying FT Spit to a friend and this will be a perfect replacement.
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FliteGreg on June 21, 2015
I finally got all the parts in, and I'm cutting foam. Can't wait to shred the sky with this one! I might try to improve the battery setup, removing the power pod every flight bugs me a bit.
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115mph 800mm FT Spitfire - FREE PLANS