FT Old Fogey

by FliteTest | December 3, 2012 | (67 Ratings) Posted in Reviews

 



The FT Old Fogey (Old Timer) is another scratch build foam board airplane designed with the swappable fuselage.



This is a 3 channel RC airplane with only elevator and rudder. Designed to be a fun, easy flyer.



The wing design features an under cambered polyhedral wing allowing the plane to flown practically hands off. 




When building your Old Fogey, you don't want too much polyhedral or your plane can 'dutch roll' (rock left and right.)



The Old Fogey foam board scratch build is comparable to the FT Flyer and Nutball planes in the swappable series. Great for easy outdoor flying and indoor flying.



This 'old timer' style plane offers a unique flying experience as well as a classic look.




NOW AVAILABLE AS A SPEED BUILD SWAPPABLE!  CLICK HERE! 

 






COMMENTS

gailenjensen on December 5, 2012
Can't wait for the build.
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spencer on December 4, 2012
My dad will love this one. He's been building these swappables none stop.
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liveyourdreamsRC on December 3, 2012
Hmmmmmmmm... Looks like it might be an excellent trainer airplane. Anyway cool episode 5 stars!!!
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Benn Gunn on December 3, 2012
cool as always chaps
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Fly'n-V on January 6, 2013
Great review FT team! Two thumbs up...
Thanks also for the build video! I did the build and it fly's like a dream... Love the swapable series, keep em coming!
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alexkrotz on December 9, 2012
How can i keep my landing gear from ripping off?

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dgrc on December 6, 2012
Looks good for a noob like me who can't even get a nutball reliably airborne. It's getting cold, windy, and snowy here in the upper midwest and the $tree foam is stacking up. >>>Need Plans Now<<<
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coffeebean56 on December 17, 2012
dqrc: I saw on another site that the writer thought that the nutball was a good first scratch build, but not a good first plane for a noob. I'm in the same boat as you but I haven't even tried to fly my nutball as I'm waiting for electronics to arrive.
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dgrc on December 18, 2012
Nut ball up. Nut ball down. Lather, rinse, repeat. Many props busted. Now building an underball http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1773325 pusher to protect the prop. As my building skills improve, I'll likely move to a more traditional trainer like the Old Fogey.

Can't build and can't fly but having a ton of fun learning both.
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tramsgar on December 5, 2012
Nice trainer, looking forward to the build video!
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flight monkey on December 4, 2012
Is there a build of this somewhere in here? I see my next project ; )
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XFlyer on December 3, 2012
Flies like my Lazybee!
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Mirabile Visu on December 4, 2012
Excellent. I wish I'd bought a bulk order for foamboard when I first started my Nutball, as the cost is adding up for each model since. But don't stop the designs coming !
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NoUsername on February 1, 2013
This looks like a fun plane to build and fly.

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UltraPigeon on July 1, 2013
Are you guys going to make this a speed build its pretty cool!
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mattbraunky on October 12, 2013
I built an Old Fogey and the weight is 1.125 pounds or 18 ounces or 510 grams. Is this too heavy? I had to add considerable weight in the front to get the center of gravity correct. It doesn't stay in the air, and I'm not sure if the problem is that it is too heavy or my prop is wrong (8-4.5)?
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Hell2Go on October 26, 2013
Make sure the numbers on your prop are facing forward. My Dad has been flying for over 50 years and he still does it and doesn't realize the mistake...
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Hell2Go on October 26, 2013
How about a plan for the pontoons in that one picure, I'd love to by able to land on water...
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José Leónidas on January 12, 2014
Do you have the plans of the floats for this airplane?
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nazir on June 11, 2014
What is the weight of the plane? I have build one using your plans (with some modifications e,g, wheels) and it weighs 410 gms! I am curious how off my plane is from yours.

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rcpak on October 10, 2014
hi, print "tiled" pdf plan FT Old Fogey
https://app.box.com/s/cgxgvxu4appae89xkpaq
https://app.box.com/s/f3la0dm2xu9echl49nrv
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jimbo on April 4, 2015
can we have tiled plans for the old fogey
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iflighthub on May 24, 2015
hi im planning to build this Old Fogey but im not sure if my electronic will work just fine. Here are my electronics.

Motor : EMAX 2812 (1534kv)
Prop: 7x4 / 7x5 / 6x4
ESC : 20A
Lipo : 850mah 3s

Im new to this hobby so please help me.

Thanks a lot!!!
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Purplezinger on July 4, 2015
It should work just fine.
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Purplezinger on July 4, 2015
I've had my Old Fogey for 3 years and it's getting ragged around the edges. I use it as a trainer and general purpose flyer. It has suffered numerous crashes, bumps, mods, etc. This past weekend my grandson (he's 11) was here for a visit. The weather was windy (8 to 12 mph, gusty) but we went flying anyway. While crossing the field at around 150' up, we were hit with a strong gust and the wing folded. That ended the flying but it gave me some ideas for rebuilding the wing. I made the center section of the new wing 4" longer. I used a carbon fiber arrow (Walmart $4) as the wing spar. I cut 1"x 6" ailerons at each end of the center section connected to 9 gram servos (hot glued to the underside of the wing). I also reduced the dihedral of the wing tips by half. Wow what a difference, this thing flies amazing. At our Thursday afternoon flying session everyone had a turn flying it. This is a huge improvement. Give it a try, you will like it!
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BarendLombard on January 29, 2016
Wish there was tiled planes for this. Thanks for the awesome show. From South Africa
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Capt.FlyGuy on May 4, 2016
Why cant I download the plans ?
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