FT3D scratch build from Istanbul, Turkey

by dgoz33 | May 8, 2013 | (4) Posted in Just Fun


As you can see at the beginning of the video, my friend Seras pretends like he's Josh Bixler, Josh is his RC plane idol, so as mine... Soldering 3,5 mm gold connectors are very easy guys but soldering XT60 connector is never easy as it looks, trust me. It was like nightmare... We had so much fun during the build process and we had proud at the end. Every single electronic piece of this plane is ordered by HobbyKing (part list is down below)

This plane is made by depron, strengthened by tape. I made my own laser cuts, here it is (this is FT Cruiser laser cut but you get the idea)

PART LIST (all from HobbyKing)

OrangeRx R620 Spektrum/JR DSM2 Compatible Full Range 6Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver w/Failsafe
OrangeRx T-SIX 2.4GHz DSM2 6CH Programmable Transmitter w/10 Model Memory (Mode 2)
Turnigy 4mm Heat Shrink Tube Blue (1mtr)
Metal Push Rods M2.2xL300 (10pcs/set)
Control Horns 16x20mm (10pcs)
Super Light Multi Spoke Wheel D46x9mm (5pcs/bag)
Light Wire Landing Strut D1.8x145mm (5pcs/bag)
Linkage Stopper M3x2xL11.2mm (10pcs/set)
APC Style Propeller 8x4 (2 pc)
PolyMax 3.5mm Gold Connectors 10 PAIRS (20PC)
NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack
NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w
Nylon XT60 Connectors Male/Female (5 pairs) GENUINE
TURNIGY Plush 25amp Speed Controller
HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo
Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack

Frame material is DEPRON


johanjonker on May 9, 2013
I DONT like to push up elevator.. I have this theory in my head that if I have slop in the link its fine for down, never up..
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strows on May 8, 2013
Looks like your elevator link riding on the top might give you problem when giving it down elevator. If you you where to put the control horn on the bottom of the elevator and place your servo arm towards the bottom it would free up any binding.
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dgoz33 on May 8, 2013
yes you are right about the elevator but we noticed that after hot glue is dried and whole plane is done...
we tried to solve it by making a groove below the push rod... but elevator works anyway, actually this style is better, a non sensitive elevator :))
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FT3D scratch build from Istanbul, Turkey