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« on: December 21, 2014, 09:26:30 PM »
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I have started work on my FT Flyer this weekend but haven't got the time to put up a build log. I have not clicked many photos of the build and I have progressed quite a bit so this can't really be a complete build log. I just hope to share the procedure I followed and get some advice from other members. I am building it out of 5mm unlaminated Depron that I got from Ashok Sir (foamybuilder) locally. I got 5 huge sheets at 120 a sheet and hope to do quite a bit of building before school starts in January. The plans and build videos are available here:
http://flitetest.com/articles/ft-swappable-power-pod-kit
http://flitetest.com/articles/FT_Flyer_Scratch_build
My setup is as follows:
EMAX CF2822 1200 kv outrunner with 8x3.8 direct drive prop
Red Brick 20 Amp ESC
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I will update this thread later tomorrow as I will be out most of the day.
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 09:30:37 PM »
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Best of Luck for your build Thumbs Up
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 09:37:22 PM »
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Best of luck ,SK Thumbs Up

I will update this thread later tomorrow as I will be out most of the day.
And where are you out in this night Huh?
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 09:39:55 PM »
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Thanks Sooraj. As for this night, I am feeling tired and I am going to get some sleep. Uploading photos from my phone and resizing them will take some work.
I will probably modify this post for updates.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 09:44:52 PM »
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Well - waiting for an awesome build Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014, 10:27:06 PM »
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@SK1701- if your build goes slow dont worry sooraj will be here for the maiden!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2014, 10:33:25 PM »
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Subashji, I really don't get what you mean,
However I appreciate my name is on your post, hence Thanks

EDIT  :  D'you mean I will be online all the night Huh?
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2014, 10:35:57 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2014, 03:35:24 PM »
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well, that's not yet fixed, how ever, I will come there to meet you guys soon Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2014, 05:19:52 PM »
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Thanks for the wishes everybody. I started my build by prepping the electronics. I soldered 2 mm bullet connectors on the EMAX CF2822 motor (comes with a fancy RCMumbai sticker!). I customised the Red Brick ESC by removing the heat shrink and reduced the length of the motor wires to neaten up the connections. I put 2 mm bullets on the motor side and a Deans plug on the battery side. I then covered it up with 30 mm heat shrink from Indian.Hobby.Shop and put my custom sticker on it (made in Microsoft Word  Giggle )

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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2014, 05:26:17 PM »
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Custom stickers Huh?,
there was a very talented modeller here on this forum, active an year back - he also makes his own stickers Smiley
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Stickers were just for fun. It looked very plain just black and the other side has velcro for neat mounting. This is a picture of my firewall, made out of PCB copper clad board cut and drilled at a nearby fabrication store. One hole is slightly off centre but it does not seem to be a problem. The firewall is hot glued onto the power pod and reinforced with packing tape and a bit of fibreglass tape. It seems pretty strong, I pulled it and it does not seem likely to rip out

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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2015, 05:52:42 AM »
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So I had actually completed and flown this several months ago, but I am considering either a rebuild or making a nutball. When i flew it, it was practically uncontrollable. It would randomly turn and dive. I guessed this was because of too much slop in my control surfaces. Is this correct? I am still interested in getting into planes so now I am thinking of a SkySurfer apart from building my own.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2016, 05:05:27 PM »
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What did you decided ?
Skysurfer or scratch?
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2016, 05:16:09 PM »
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I built an FT Explorer recently. I need to complete the last stages of the build and then see if it flies or not. If it doesn't work out, I may go for an off-the-shelf trainer like the Skysurfer or AXN Floater. I'll probably have a spare 2205 motor soon so I may use it to build an FT Arrow as well.
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2016, 06:21:59 PM »
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Please also look at ft sparrow and review it .
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2016, 09:37:45 AM »
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explorer?
TBH; nonsense plane.
even then; best of luck and post pics please so that if there are any faults; you can be corrected.
@ tanmay;
FT sparrow is too small and cant be flown properly outdoors.
The flyer couldn't be flown outdoors properly even.
Old fogey was okay-okay
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Please elaborate.
How is its difficult to fly outdoors ?
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2016, 01:41:43 PM »
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Its small. Less AUW. More problem even due to light winds. The ft people magically do not have the tiniest bit of wind.

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@ 190 gm AUW
It will be uncontrollable in the WOI
( winds of India  Grin Grin )
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Cool
i will put a  cobra and 4s1000mah in it and it will be a sweet cocktail.
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