Flite Test P-40 "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (1066mm)

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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

 Kit Includes:

  • Laser-cut Foam Airframe
  • Firewall
  • 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)

Optional Spinner: 

This product was added to our catalog on July 7, 2020

Verified Owner
Friday, Nov 27 2020 (5 months ago)
Flite Test P-40 "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (1066mm)
This has been my favorite daily flyer since built (2 months). I get a lot of complements on the way it looks on the ground, and especially in the air. I am a relatively new RC pilot. I have built and flown dozens of Flite Test planes, and this one is the most stable and smooth in the air. The wide-track landing gear is fantastic compared to the typical FT 'V' formed gear.

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.
Saturday, Sep 19 2020 (8 months ago)
Flite Test P-40 "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (1066mm)
I built this SBK when it was offered in brown water resistent foam. The build video is clearly geared towards those who are EXPERIENCED BUILDERS in the Flite Test style. If the video puts you off due to rapid pace, I suggest referring to an older model build video where applicable built techniques are explained in greater detail.

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!
Friday, Aug 28 2020 (8 months ago)
Flite Test P-40 "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (1066mm)
I bought this plane when it was the brown covered foam . It was a nice build and flies very well . I made some modifications to the plane like added my own power plant and the motor box as I call it is made from wood . I also took the clear lid from a Swiffer container and made a clear wind screen and added a pilot . Will be adding lights soon I painted it army green added invasion strips and the Flying Tigers logo to the front . I hand launch this plane and belly land in a grass field so a skid plate was added . One would figure with the modifications I made it would be too heavy for flight well not so . This plane flies very well handles very nice and is very aerobatic and looks very good in the air .I get about 10 minutes of flight time depending on weather conditions . This would be a good trainer plane for someone wanting to get into warbirds . I have foam aircraft and I would say this plane ranks right up there with my foamies . What I like about this anyone wanting to get into this hobby can do it with out shelling out a lot of money cause of Flite Test . I have bought other planes from these folks keep up the good work folks .
Verified Owner
Monday, Nov 9 2020 (6 months ago)
Flite Test P-40 "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (1066mm)
Good beginner build, it was a fairly easy and fast build, I am looking forward to putting a maiden on it.
Wednesday, Nov 11 2020 (6 months ago)
Flite Test P-40 "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (1066mm)
have a question which aircraft is enough to carry 10kg?
Tuesday, Aug 25 2020 (8 months ago)
Flite Test P-40 "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (1066mm)
andres makes the build video to fast and dosent know how to explain and also beacosse the new foam is wite and the one on the video is brown now is a lot more dificult to folow the instructions never buy a plane where the guy bulding the plane is andres its not like josh videos andres goes tooo fast and josh goes slow and sometimes makes 2 times each step; culd not build this one :(