FT Sportster Build

by FliteTest | November 18, 2015 | (12 Ratings) Posted in How To


  • Weight without battery: 0.95 lb (430 g) 
  • Center of Gravity: 2.5 in (63 mm) from leading edge of wing
  • Control Surface Throws: 12 - 16° deflection; Expo 30 %
  • Wingspan: 39 in (990 mm)
  • Recommended Motor: 1000 kV Park 425
  • Recommended Prop: 10 x 4.7 slow fly
  • Recommended ESC: 30 amp minimum
  • Recommended battery: 2200 mAh 3S
  • Recommended Servos: (x4) 9 gram 


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Lmontanez on November 19, 2015
what about the plan of the mini FT Sportster version?

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The-One-Who-Never-Crashes on November 19, 2015
Based on what Josh said on a recent Periscope, it's coming this Friday.
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danield on November 19, 2015
What is the blue and white plane in back ground?
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The-One-Who-Never-Crashes on November 19, 2015
It's a Mighty Mini Mustang, I believe.
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The-One-Who-Never-Crashes on November 19, 2015
Great design and video! Any content coming up on the Monster Balsa Speedster?
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Paulshort on November 19, 2015
Would the motor off an old DJI phantom vision 2+ work? is it too low KV?
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WombatControl on November 19, 2015
Probably not. The Phantoms run on 2212 motors, which are bigger than the 2204 style motors used for the Mighty Minis. You are right, the KV rating would be too low, and you'd also be significantly nose heavy.
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PropSpinner on November 20, 2015
Pylon racing at FliteFest.
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gmoore on November 20, 2015
Never mind my comment about the plans. I found them. Great Plane looking forward to building one.
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Silvio3099 on November 26, 2015
There has been a problem with the link plants. Not being able to download.
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Phlier on August 18, 2016
This is the first time that i have left a comment on the flight test wall. I had to write a review on this plane because i enjoy flying it more that all of my other 3d or scale planes ranging in sizes from umx to 50 cc. I had watched watched the video of the pylon racing and thought that this would be a great plane to have fun flying in a group with, i was correct. This plane flys really slow and stable despite it feels a bit heavy for its size. I can hover this plane just over half throttle just as easy as my eflight slick. It holds a knife edge and does most of the tricks that i can do on a 3d plane other than the knife edge loop and spin. Great job guys on the design. There is a few things i plan on changing but there is no real need. I would make the control horns a bit longer to get more throws, and get arid of the swappable setup. I built mine from your plans. Thanks for the great plane, and the guys at our local club are all inpressed by the slow aerobatic praditable flight and are planning to build a bunch. Thanks Flight Test
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