Our hope is that the Flite Test Sportster will be fun for both the beginner looking to get into four channel flight, and also the advanced looking to reenact all the classic barnstormer maneuvers from the past. This plane does not like to fly alone. Our hope is that this will be a design that friends build and fly together.
The FT Sportster is designed to fly off a 425 size motor. Our C motor coupled with a 2200 3 cell battery gives great performance and a nice flight time. The outer wing tips of the FT sportster are under campared so slow speed and stability are not compromised. This plane is able to turn on a dime and can handle many classic and advanced maneuvers. Remove the landing gear for an easy hand launch or find some smooth grass and do lazy touch and goes.
Power Pack Compatibility:
Flite Test Airplanes are all designed around the use of various "Power Packs" which include an inexpensive Motor, ESC, Servo, & accessory package to complete each aircraft! The compatible power pack is listed below.
Weight: 0.95 LBs (Fully assembled; without battery)
Wingspan: 39 Inches (990mm)
Center of Gravity: 2.5 Inches (63mm) from leading edge of wing (Recommended)
Control Surface Throws: 12-16 Degrees
Expo Suggestions: 30%
- Laser-cut Foam Airframe
- Power Pod (Swappable)
- Push Rods
- Control Horns
- Bar-BQ Skewers
- Throw Gauge
- Rubber Bands
- Specification Sheet
Needed to Complete:
- (1) Brushless Motor: Park 400 Size; 1000kV
- (1+) Propellers: 10x4.7
- (1) ESC: 30 Amp
- (1+) Battery: 3S 11.1V LiPo 2200mAh
- (4) Servos: ~9 Gram Micro Servos