The FT P40 is a Flite Test take on a classic design. Simple build techniques allow this plane to be folded together in hours and result in a flight experience that an intermediate to advanced pilot will enjoy. Add the optional bent landing gear and the P40 handles just as good on the ground as it does in the air! Lastly, now built with the incredible Maker Foam!
Wingspan: 46 Inches (1168mm)
Center of Gravity: 2 Inches (51mm) back from the leading edge
- Laser-cut Foam Airframe
- Push Rods
- Control Horns
- Wire to form landing gear
Needed to Complete:
- (1) 2.4GHZ Radio System (Radio & Receiver)
- Misc. Building Supplies.
- (1) Flite Test Power Pack C
- (1+) Battery (4S 2200mAh w/XT-60 connector - Recommended)
This product was added to our catalog on July 7, 2020
I recommend soft rubber tires because there is no "give" to the short gear. Foam tires might not provive adequate cushion, and stiff tires would land rough and shock the airframe. I happen to have a set of rubber 2.5" pnematic tires and they look almost scale.
I can knife-edge and do *some* inverted flight, which is an achievement for me. You can't fly this plane at half-throttle like many FT planes, but put a 4S 1550 mAh battery in it and enjoy 4 1/2 minutes of confident warbird fun. It DOES get hot, so don't fly longer than 4 1/2 or you might overhead the C-pack motor.
I totally love this kit. I will be buying another as a backup so when I finally do wear it out I have another airframe ready to build and enjoy.
Not being my first FT build, the techniques are fairly standard and understood. Ultimately, my feedback to the video producers at FT would be, though, please leave the rate at 1:1 and give timestamps in the video descriptions to allow viewers to jump to desired segments without having to sift through videos.
Back to the plane. Simple build, went together with ease. Would like to see retracts. I modded my model by cutting a couple pieces of scrap foam and then trimming in small segments of plastic straws, all fashioned together and painted to make more realistic exhaust stacks.
Never was a fan of the brown (flush it down) foam. SOOO glad to see FT move to the maker foam. Would I buy another FTP40 Warhawk SBK offered now in the Maker foam? You betcha! I hope you will, too!