The Faster Arrow Project:
So, I have been playing with the FT-Arrow for a while now, and love it. I have been having a blast, flying LOS and FPV with it. From racing, to fast flying, and even FPV combat, this plane is awesome.
I started out with the standard 3S setup that FT recommended, and it was fun at first.
Then, at CFL FPV, there was a wing race. I qualified, but noticed that the other wings were way faster than mine.
Had to change that.
So, I went to all of the vendors at the event buying up motors that could possibly make it go faster.
I ended up choosing the Emax 2205 2600kv motor.
It didn't seem that fast with the standard 6" prop I was flying, so I decided to step down to a 5".
I tried, twin, tri, and quad blade 5040 HQ props, and they all were fast, but the quad blade sounded the coolest.
So, I threw it back up in the air, and was as fast, if not faster than the other planes at the event, now.
Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to win, because my fpv gear fried on launch. But, the plane was a definite eye turner at that event.
Well, last week, my Arrow got beat again in a speed race against a much bigger, more powerful wing built by a friend of mine.
WE CAN'T HAVE THAT......
So, I decided to build a twin engine FT-Arrow
Lemon 7ch Stabilizer Rx
Spektrum Dx9 Tx
It had a stabilizing rx, which didn't seem to work that well...
It also had differential thrust, and once I played with it some more, turned out to be somewhat useful.
Here is the Maiden, and I will link the free plans below. Let me know what you think......