The A-10 is out! Build your own Warthog with the newest release from Flite Test.
With an incredible response to the episodes surrounding the A-10 Vs. Tank project, this kit is a direct response to the community's enthusiasm for the A-10 Warthog and requests for it to be made into a kit. Although this model is slightly smaller than the original, it still has the same epic presence in the air and an instantly recognizable look and feel.
Note about product stock:
Batch #1 sold out extremely quickly (you guys are awesome!) but you can still backorder your kit from batch #2 which is currently in production. It's amazing to think of the community building hundreds of A-10s around the world.
Free plans can be found and downloaded here for you to scratch build your A-10 without a speedbuild kit:
Wingspan: 60.5 Inches (1537mm)
Center of Gravity: 2.5 Inches (64mm) back from the leading edge
Sheets of foam: x9
Landing Gear: Included
Features at a Glance
The FT A-10 is packed with many great features. You can enjoy an authentic foam board recreation of the Fairchild Republic A-10 with all the trimmings.
It's one of the largest Flite Test kits we've made complete with firewalls, hardware, pushrods, duct formers, landing gear, and wheels.
With a wingspan of over 60-inches, the wing loading on this foam board RC aircraft is very light meaning that it can carry itself aloft with ease when combined with one of our twin-powerpacks. The flight characteristics are docile, therefore, when you velcro in a 3-cell LiPo and keep your setup nice and lightweight.
Having said this, when combined with a 4-cell battery, the A-10 can be fully aerobatic. The flight characteristics are like no other RC A-10 out there right now. You have the perfect blend of speed, efficiency and 'floatiness' from the foam board airframe. You can easily get the hang of flying one meaning that the A-10 could be a great second airplane.
Artic A-10 Operations
To really show you what the FT A-10 has to offer, we decided to put the new kit through its paces with a special mission. After painting his aircraft to resemble a full-on winterized Warthog, Alex took one up for a blast around the Tower in FPV. Check it out.
Here's the full, in-depth build video ft. the Bob Ross of RC airplanes, the one and only Josh Bixler. Check out our Flite Test Tech YouTube channel for more build videos and tutorials.
Article by James Whomsley
Editor of FliteTest.com
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/projectairaviation