More details and links available at the bottom of this article.
Free plans are also available, links are at the bottom of this article.
The FT Explorer Core is the one common element that will cross over to many different formats and designs in the future.
This piece will be the first component we will assemble.
The nose assembly is very similar to the Guinea Pig.
This piece can be interchanged to repair a crash, or hold FPV gear.
The boom can be swapped out, moved and adjusted for endless design possibilities.
The FT Explorer can be modified to setup all sorts of designs including a glider.
FT Elements Simple Glider Tow Release can be added for glider setups!
The Boom and Tail are able to be extended, contracted, or relocated to allow proper C.G. and flight characteristics.
The Trainer wing is easy to build and gives the FT Explorer gentle opportunities and a great glide slope.
The Sport wing is great for aerobatics, four channel flight, and greater speed.
The FT Explorer is capable of swinging up to a 9 in prop and can be flown on both a B and C motor power pack.
Our hope is that this design will be the start of many great flights, memories, and learning opportunities to come.
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FT EXPLORER PLANS
- FT Explorer Speed Build Kit
- Electronics Pack (Power Pack B)
- Electronics Pack (Power Pack C)
FT EXPLORER SPECS.
WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 1.08 lbs (493 g)
CENTER OF GRAVITY: 2.25” (57 mm) from leading edge of wing
CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 12˚ deflection - Expo 30%
WINGSPAN: 57 inches (1447 mm)
RECOMMENDED MOTOR: Park 370 – 425, 1000 kv minimum
RECOMMENDED PROP: 8 x 4.5 slow fly or 9 x 6 APC prop
RECOMMENDED ESC: 20 – 30 amp
RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 2200 mAH 3s minimum
RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (2 – 4) 9 gram servos