FliteTest Explorer Build Completed

FliteTest Explorer Build Completed

Well, while waiting on Spring to truly arrive (you know…warm days, green grass, flowers, pollen, rag weed achoo!), I picked the next FliteTest plane to build……I proudly present to you…tada, the FT Explorer. Like my last build, I spent considerable time decorating this plane. In doing so, I’ve learned a few new techniques. This plane received some pretty decent paper decals that lay really flat and are smudge proof due to the clear satin fixer I sprayed on them. For example check out the FliteTest Explorer badgeing on the wingtops and the Betty Boop stabilizer girl!

This plane is powered by a 1100kv Turnigy motor with a 9X7 TriBlade Master Airscrew pusher prop. At just under 650grams auw without battery, I believe the power plant chosen will allow for some vertical flight. I chose to build a wing without any dehydrial, so we’ll see how well it can do mild acrobatics! Additionally,¬†all of the electronics and battery fit very nicely within the replaceable nose cone of the plane.We’ll see how well it flies when I maiden it! If things go well, I’ll come back and update this post with a YouTube video of the actual maiden flight….wish me luck!!

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