Flite Test Cruiser Speed Build Electric Airplane Kit (1264mm)

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The FT Cruiser is the ninth design in the swappable series. Its gentle stall characteristics and light wing loading make for a relaxed flyer. The Cruiser is also an aircraft that can grow with you. The swappable nose gives you the ability to fly FPV without any permanent modifications or a nose job to your plane. You can achieve incredible flat spins, pinwheels, or effortless knife edges by programming differential thrust. Optional split flaps are a great addition expanding its already amazing speed envelope.

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!



Specifications:
Weight: 1.6Lbs (Fully assembled; without battery)
Wingspan: 49.75 Inches (1264mm)
Center of Gravity: 2.75 Inches (70mm) from leading edge of wing (Recommended)
Control Surface Throws: Elevator: 10 degrees | Ailerons & Rudder: 19 degrees
Expo Suggestions: 30%

Kit Includes:

  • Laser-cut Foam Airframe
  • Posterboard Turtle Deck
  • Power Pods (Swappable)
  • Firewalls
  • Push Rods
  • Control Horns
  • Bar-BQ Skewers
  • Rubberbands
  • Coffee Stir Sticks
  • Throw Gauge
  • Foam Wheels
  • Landing Gear Rods
  • Velcro
  • Specification Sheet

Needed to Complete:

  • (1) Brushless Motor: Flite Test C Radial or Park 400 Type, 810kV minimum
  • (1+) Propellers: 8x6 or 9x4.7
  • (1) ESC: 18-30 Amp
  • (1+) Battery: 3S 11.1V LiPo 2200mAh
  • (4 to 6) Servos: ~9 Gram Micro Servos
  • (1) Power Harness: Connecting 2 ESC's to 1 Battery
  • (1) 2.4GHZ Radio System (Radio & Receiver)
  • Misc. Building Supplies.
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Friday, Jul 19 2019 (about a year ago)
Flite Test Cruiser Speed Build Electric Airplane Kit (1264mm)
As soon as I get the missing land gear rod, I'll be able to fly and land and determine how the build went. :>(

As for the build itself, it went well. I'm an ounce heavy per the published weight (less the battery) but that can be simply be attributed to using a different motor, a different prop, and some extra glue. ;>) The video did a pretty good job of covering the build basics.

I would give it 5 stars if all the necessary build components were included. I sent FT an e-mail and asked them to send the landing gear rod so hopefully they will. This is the first FT kit...have done a few over the years...that came up short. Easy mistake and I'm sure they will rectify the problem.