Flite Test Alpha "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (736mm)

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Flite Test Alpha "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (736mm)
Price: $29.99
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Now made of Maker Foam the Alpha was designed to be a quick and easy to fly build, an all-around best performer out of the Triad series. The FT Alpha is compatible with the FT Bravo and FT Charlie kits. Each airplanes’ wings are built to be removable from the fuselage, and can be swapped with any of the other Triad planes, giving the builder essentially 9 planes to choose from.  

The Swapping Of Wings Takes Less Than A Minute And Is Supported By Rubber Bands!

There is no need to re-calibrate the center of gravity on the aircraft after swapping, the CG remains the same no matter what combination you configure. This is great for the flight line and swapping with others, making it an enjoyable experience for all.

We want you to have an amazing experience both in building and flying. This kit comes with everything you need to complete the FT Alpha Aircraft. Push-rods, control horns, firewalls and all other items needed to make this airframe electronics ready are included in the kit. If you choose to purchase our power pack F and battery, balance, flight performance and assembly will be quick and easy.

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!

Weight: 8.1 Oz (Fully assembled; without battery)
Wingspan: 24 Inches (736mm)
Center of Gravity: 14 Inches from the Nose
Control Surface Throws: 16 Degrees
Expo Suggestions: 30%

Kit Includes:

  • Laser-cut Foam Airframe
  • Firewall
  • Push Rods
  • Control Horns
  • BarBQ Skewers
  • Velcro
  • Throw Gauge
  • Rubber Bands
  • Zip Ties
  • Specification Sheet

Needed to Complete:

  • (1) Brushless Motor: Flite Test F Radial or 2204-2205 Size; 2400kV Minimum
  • (1+) Propellers: 6x4.5
  • (1) ESC: 20-30 Amp
  • (1+) Battery: 3S 11.1V LiPo 800mAh
  • (2) Servos: ~5 Gram Micro Servos
  • (1) 2.4GHZ Radio System (Radio & Receiver)
  • Misc. Building Supplies.

This product was added to our catalog on October 23, 2020

Wednesday, Mar 3 2021 (about a year ago)
Flite Test Alpha "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (736mm)
This plane flies as good as it looks...and it looks AMAZING. I used blue and yellow packaging tape to make it look like a Blue Angel and people always comment that it is their favorite plane to watch. I’m an intermediate builder and flyer but my beginner friend flies it too. This is the plane that really made it click for him after a little success with the mini Scout and Sparrow. He flies the Alpha very smoothly and lands perfectly.

The Alpha is the plane that always makes the trip to the park. It is my go-to plane because I have so much fun with it. Good thing that it is durable because I’ve crashed and repaired it a lot. Most of the crashes have been doing tricks, inverted flybys, for the onlookers.

Since I scratch built mine from the on-line plans, I can’t comment specifically on the kit. But it seems like a great value to me because there are a lot of parts and tons of little tabs to cutout. The kit would have saved hours and made things go together without all the fuss. The canopy is a little tricky...my second one turned out perfectly.

Thank you Flitetest for putting this kit out there!