Wing Thing; FT Arrow 3s Beater

By Aurora130 on Mar 27, 2020

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When you use your wing to shoot gaps . . . this is what is looks like ;)

Built using some cheap from from walmart and downloaded plans. When this is completely smashed up and not repareable whatsoever I think I'll buy the actual kit. The foam is lighter which would help take care of the CG issues I had.

Electronics is basic stuff I stole off of my wrecked UAV features build including camera, vtx, and motor. Esc and servos are from a flite test power pack; the whole plane ends up being powered by a flite test power pack F (with a better prop) if you know what that is.
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It flies okay. Really, really, likes to go fast, but is terrible when it comes to slow speed maneuvers. Due to inability to move CG far enough forward, it kind of flops over backwards and loses all control authority when you stall. I try and cruise around half throttle to prevent this, speaking of which I can get over 7 minutes flight time with the listed battery. Pretty stable at high speeds, and decent inverted behavior. At full throttle there is nearly unlimited vertical; and the roll rate tho! I tend not to fly very far because of the Flysky's lack of transmitting power, but I want to get the updated QX7 that comes with an r9 module that would give me a lot more freedom.

Many a crash has this thing survived, even though I have broken it in half several times. a bit of work and some hot glue and it's ready to fly again. The center pod is in the third version; I completely smashed the original FT one, and my second rebuild wasn't very good.
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Yeah, I know I just glued the beeper on there, and I know the camera location is not the best, but it's still enjoyable to fly and quite robust, not to mention the low cost!

Added bonus, it's really good for biking trips. My backpack has the perfect clips that go around the wings, and it stays on quite nicely!
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Part List


Flite Test Mighty Mini Arrow Electric Airplane Kit (737mm)


Flite Test FT 20A ESC w/XT-30 Connector


Racerstar BR2205S 2300kv Brushless Motor (2 builds)


HQ Prop 6x4.5R Carbon Mix Propeller (2)

FPV Camera

Caddx Turbo EOS2 V2 1200TVL Micro FPV Camera - (NTSC - 16:9) (14 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Lumenier TX5G6R Mini 600mW 5.8GHz FPV Transmitter with Raceband (19 builds)


Menace Raptor Antenna 5.8Ghz Omni (RHCP)


FlySky FS-iA6B Receiver 6CH 2.4G AFHDS 2A Telemetry Receiver (4 builds)


Tattu 4s LiPo Battery 75C (14.8V/1050mAh) w/XT-60 Connector


FlySky FS-i6 2.4G 6CH AFHDS RC Radion Transmitter With FS-iA6B Receiver for RC FPV Drone (15 builds)


Eachine EV800D 5.8G 40CH Diversity FPV Goggles 5 Inch 800*480 Video Headset HD DVR Build in Battery (22 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x Flite Test ES9051 5g Digital Servo

Misc Parts

1-8S Lipo Battery Voltage Tester / Low Voltage Buzzer Alarm

Misc Parts

2 x Servo Extension Lead: Universal 6"

Battery Charger

iMax B6AC+ 50W AC/DC Dual Power Balance Charger Dischager Adapter for RC Y0T4

Soldering Iron

Economy Priced Variable Temperature Soldering Station


Startup Tool Set: US (DYN2835)
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Imray   Apr 01, 2020  

just built a wing with a flysky ia6b and havnt flown it yet , but how far are you going out with yours ?

Aurora130   Apr 01, 2020 

Definetly within line of sight. I have kept mine within a quarter mile (with a clear visual) and have been completely fine. You could probbaly go further, but if it's not neccasary I wouldn't risk it.
I did failsafe for like a half second several times when I was turning around in a reasonable range, but that could also be attributed to the fact that one of my antennas was chopped off by my carelessness.
If you want to test your range you can have a friend walk your plane away from you until your controls stop working, and then stay within 2/3s or so of that distance. Let me know how it work s out!

Imray   Apr 19, 2020 

waiting on a zohd kopilot from banggood to arrive for its maiden

RZFPV   Mar 27, 2020  

is that valley forge?

Aurora130   Mar 28, 2020 

Beleive it or not, that is an empty cow pasture in the middle of the midwest

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