Delta Wing

by FliteTest | July 18, 2012 | (58 Ratings) Posted in Projects

Bank and yank with this Delta wing design! In this episode of Flite Test Josh and Josh continue with the topic of swappable air frames and introduce the Delta.  Designed with a KF airfoil step for lift, this Delta is designed to offer no vertical stabilization. This means you can do rolls, loops, basic aerobatics and inverted flight!

Starting with the Nutball, then the FT flyer, this Delta will help train you to fly with elevons and learn to bank and yank. Adding this wing design to your swappable air frame wing collection is another great way to get "maximum airplane for minimum money". 


 

Click HERE to build the FT DELTA


FT Delta Swappable FULL SIZE PLANS


FT Delta Swappable TILED SIZE PLANS

 

Click HERE for RECOMMENDED PARTS

 

COMMENTS

ukarmy04 on July 18, 2012
Looks great! Do you have a link to the landing gear you're using? Looks like it's strong and light. Just what I'm looking for.
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Oldman77 on August 6, 2012
I down loaded the plans for the delta wing. Had a good time building it. The only problem was the slots on the wing for the motor slots. They are too far apart or the motor assembly is to narrow. No real problem but it should be corrected.

Just waiting for the electronics to arrive then the fun begins. Looking forward to getting it in the air
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soldierblueuscav on July 19, 2012
No Hobby King support on a Video were Josh Scott Flies without any mistakes and lands a plane as well as JB? what a bummer...Kepp up the great work guys we all are behind you and all you do!
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dz1sfb on July 24, 2012
Nice delta project. Airfoiling the leading edge of the wing will make your delta have nicer low and high speed habits as well. Always enjoy your videos.

Ken :)
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PunkStar Studios on July 18, 2012
No HK sponsorship?
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Arno1978 on July 18, 2012
My question as well what happened to HK?
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cwozny on July 18, 2012
HobbyKing dropped their sponsorship (or whatever mutual way you want to phrase it) last week :/
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Arno1978 on July 18, 2012
My question as well what happened to HK?
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mattplaneflyer on November 29, 2012
I just finished building the delta today, It looks great and I can't wait to fly it.
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flight monkey on July 18, 2012
hey , bad move by hobbyking if they stop sponsorship to flite test. lets hope not. Josh and Josh are awsome !
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parkflyer on July 18, 2012
How do you do the fusalage to these planes i am buliding the nutball and want to use the fusalage in the picture above. Can some one help me with this?
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elfangor103 on July 18, 2012
they have a nutball build video

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JETSKIER on July 19, 2012
I can't seam to find the spec's and measurements on building that power electronic tray. Thanks
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flyboy07 on July 20, 2012
Look in the forum for the Nutball Scratch-build Video.
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Eric Deagle on July 18, 2012
I like the designs and the concept you have with these.
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Heavygravity on July 18, 2012
Awesome interchangeable wing design concept!

Keep up the great work!!!


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dammuozz on July 18, 2012
if your radio is not capable of elevon mixing, then you can buy a really cheap mixer like this one

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__6321__TURNIGY_V_Tail_Mixer_Ultra_small.html

it's only 3$, hope it helps!
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zodrik on March 8, 2013
hi there,can anyone tell me where is the right CG point,the one on the plans make the delta tail eavy,i mean on the bench is perfect level but when i take of on the field the nose rise up like a roket and is almost impossible to controll the plane.......i follow all the instuction,i whatch a lot of video and read a tons of comment,but i still get this problem,so if some one have a idea why this happen to me just let me know please!
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Benskoning on May 19, 2013
I am building one tonight
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westhebehr on January 6, 2014
Can the Beef pack thats used on the Baby blender be used on the delta?
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NoUsername on June 23, 2013
I enjoy flying many different types of planes, but flying them slowly. How can I make the delta fly slower to give me more time to react?

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mklyuzhev on July 23, 2014
I flew mine for the first time today. 370 park 1360kv | 8x4.7SF | 3s battery. I am a 2 months noob, it felt pretty fast on half throttle, given that the throws are about 1in (1/2in each way), hard to control. Initially I had it pretty nose-heavy (about 1/5 in from suggested CG). When I rebalanced it to what looked like right on CG, it started to fly up from me. Finally, I had it just a bit nose heavy (some 1/16 from CG), and flew it on 1/3 of throttle whole battery (~10min), where it had about 130% speed of FT Flyer, flown on 1/2 throttle. I had to keep stick moves under 1/4 in on maximum extended sticks (I don't have expo on my transmitter). Felt very stable, controllable, and land-able :) I largely crashed it once, to the point I had to replace the power pod, since the crash broke the firewall. Other than that - an absolute blast, even for me, who only flew Flyer and Nutball before.
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