The standard FT Sparrow was unveiled a few years back and since proved to be super popular. What's great about it is that you can assemble it as a simple chuck glider, or go all the way and slap a huge motor and a powerful FPV setup on the thing! The new twin motored version takes this to a whole new level.
Like our last release, with the FT Dart, the new Twin Sparrow uses our Power Pack H. This pack includes two Emax 1106 4500kv Motors along with two Emax 12a Bullet ESC's. This gives you plenty of power on either a 2s, 3s or 4s setup.
There's also a removable nose which is great for accessing your electronics. It can also be replaced if you fly the thing into the dirt!
If you want to go FPV with the FT Twin Sparrow, you have the option of sticking your gear up front in a special nose. If you want to simply attach your FPV camera up top on the fuselage exterior, you can also do that without a problem.
If you have an FT Dart or FT Arrow, you're going to love the form factor of this thing. It's similarly sized and has some great flying characteristics that would make it the perfect addition to your fleet.
The aircraft is a great route into the RC hobby if you haven't ever tried flying with Radio Control before. Equally, if you are involved in RC already and want to introduce someone new, you could build the Sparrow as a simple chuck glider at first.
Later on, you can progress to add in your electronics to make it a controllable model. That way, you can up the 'fun level' to do all sorts of crazy challenges.
This is the process you could use with a class of students if you run a school club or STEM program. We specially produce group packages of multiple kits for this purpose! Check out FT STEM for more information.
Style your Sparrow!
You can paint the waterproof foam board that the FT Twin Sparrow is made from. Our resident artist Chad did a great job turning two FT Twin Sparrows into the dragons from How To Train Your Dragon.
You could definitely copy the methods we used if you're a fan of that movie too!
If you want to build one of these fun little airplanes for yourself whilst supporting Flite Test, check out the links at the end of this article to find the speed build kit we offer!
Remember to share your experiences of the FT Twin Sparrow with us here on flitetest.com or on the forums!
Article by James Whomsley
Editor of FliteTest.com