The Flite Test Power Pack C "Radial Edition" contains everything needed to power one of the Swappable (twin engine) Planes. The only other components you will need to fly is a battery, charger, transmitter, and receiver. The included motor and ESC comes pre-soldered with 3.5mm Bullets and XT60 Connector.
Note: In order to use both ESC's with a single battery, a power y-harness is available separately:
Power Y-Harness - Click Here
- (2) Motors - Radial 2218 1180kV
- (2) Flite Test 35A ESCs w/XT-60 Connectors
- (4) Flite Test ES08AII 9g servos
- (1) Y-Lead (12")
- (4) Extensions (12")
- (4) Linkage Stoppers
- (2) HQ Propellers 10 x 4.5 CCW
- (2) HQ Propellers 10 x 4.5 CW
- (1) 2mm Allen Wrench
- (1) Phillips Screwdriver
I have been watching activity on the webpage and discovered the "new" upgraded TWIN Pack C radial Edition was finally available...so I promptly ordered!
The ONLY disappointment I found was that the harness extension for the Lipo pack was not included, sniff....
Otherwise, an excellent offering.
Oh, the new plastic carrying case? Nice touch for shipping and presentation but un-necessary for mail order, IMO, of course.
Keep up the great offerings and improvements on past releases!
My one comment is the packaging. It was really nice packaging, but in my opinion too nice. The materials for the box is expensive plastic container, too much packaging. I would rather have simpler packing which would save on material costs and shipping costs, passing the savings in to me.
I have one question on the Power Pack C Twin: There was one servo Y-cable for the two ESCs. Shouldn't there be another Y-cable for the ailerons?\
I bought this Power Pack C Twin "Radial Edition" and one of the motors was faulty. I have sent several messages to the customer services and also support during the past 6 weeks, but no response at all. This is not acceptable.
UPDATE: Although FT never ended up getting back to me (I will blame COVID-19 for this), I ended up using the "chat with an expert" feature on their website, and I have to say, their customer support was excellent! The man I ended up talking to was friendly, knowledgable, and generous (although it hasn't arrived yet, he replaced my whole power pack, even though I only asked for a replacement ESC and 2 servos). Thank you Evan! Your actions are much appreciated!
The 'Radial' motors are quite powerful, and I like that Flite Test included 2 each of CW and CCW props. I mounted them on my Maker Foam A10, and it goes vertical on 4s. Landing is a problem though, with those 10" props extending well past the pod-mounted wheels; so I mounted aluminum main landing gear, a tailwheel, and twin rudders. Now I can take off and land from the runway!
There's quite a bit of stuff in the Power Pack (servo extension wires, extra bolts etc.) but even so it seems a bit pricey.
Build was fun but do not expect any support. ?
Problem number one: the nuts that are used to fix the props to the motor are decent but they have a smaller plastic ring on the front of the inside. now this may sound good as it prevents it from falling of, but putting it on and taking it off is a nightmare. the plastic is very hard and does not flex well at all, the fit is very tight, I had to use some very heavy duty tool to even get it halfway on! taking it off is a pain, you end up destroying the nut trying to take it off, thus even the best tools can't even grip it anymore. I would much rather it be lined with rubber, that would offer an easier time taking it on and off.
Problem number two: the props, the right props are not the problem here, the left props are the problem. the left props are not made with the same quality as the right props. the right props are durable and have a nice tight fit to the shaft. the left props however are brittle and break easily near the center, (My Friend and I have gone through three props and they all broke is the same spot) and the worst part is, they are extremely lose. they are not tight on the shaft at all, they can loosely spin around with little resistance. I learned this the hard way on my P-38. so far these are the problems that have arose with this power pack, pretty much everything else is very well built and designed. the radials are powerful and smooth, servos are decent and the ESC's are amazing. and I would prefer that the pack came with an extra Y harness for those people who don't want to use differential.