Flite Test X-29 Electric Airplane Kit (699mm)

Flite Test X-29 Electric Airplane Kit (699mm)
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The Flite Test X-29 is a replica of the full scale model originally developed by Grumman in the 1980s as an experimental aircraft to test new design technologies such as using forward-swept wings, canard control surfaces and carbon fiber composite materials. The team at Flite Test have simplified the some aspects of the plane to allow it to be constructed out of foam board and common materials while still retaining the sharp looks of the design. The aircraft’s unique flying characteristics such as its gentle stall have also been retained, but the inherent instability of the full-scale aircraft has been improved in our foam version.

It's relatively short, air foiled wing and long fuselage keeps the plane tracking straight in fast passes and allows it to slide into sharp turns while still having the locked-in feel. The speed and agility as well as its slightly more complex build means that it is a good fit for intermediate pilots and builders.

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: 1.65Lbs (Fully assembled; without battery) 
Wingspan: 27.5 Inches (698.5mm) 
Center of Gravity: 22.75 Inches (577.85mm) from the nose (Recommended) 
Control Surface Throws: 30 degrees
Expo Suggestions: 30% 

Kit Includes: 

  • Laser-cut Foam Airframe
  • Power Pod
  • Firewall
  • Push Rods
  • Control Horns
  • Bar-BQ Skewers
  • Specification Sheet

Needed to Complete: 

  • (1) Brushless Motor: Flite Test C Radial or Park 400 Type, 1100kV minimum
  • (1+) Propellers: 9x4.7
  • (1) ESC: 30 Amp
  • (1+) Battery: 4S 14.8V LiPo 2200-4200mAh
  • (2) Servos: ~9 Gram Micro Servos
  • (1) 2.4GHZ Radio System (Radio & Receiver)
  • Misc. Building Supplies.


This product was added to our catalog on October 24, 2017

Thursday, May 23 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Flite Test X-29 Electric Airplane Kit (699mm)
This was a great plane to scratch build. This was probably my 10th FT plane that I have scratch built. It was very satisfying to see everything fit together nicely. Assembling the front section that the nose piece goes over is a tough one, and I was pushing so hard to get it in place that I bent the plane in half. Steady pressure indeed. I fixed that error, and got it all assembled as an EDF. As an assembled model, it looks great. I got a lot of compliments on how cool it looked, and a lot of questions about it.

As for the maiden flight, I tossed it hard, it flew straight, but as I found out after 2 subsequent maidens, the thrust tube for the 70mm EDF necks down too small at the end. I was concerned about it when I put it together, but thought not to question the original design. Perhaps that was on me, but comparing it to the Viggen that flies great with the same motor (2300kv 6S), I had not nearly enough thrust, and the jet just couldn't stay airborn. Sadly with these flite test EDF planes, in order to take out the EDF or modify the thrust tube, you have to nearly destroy the jet to get to them. I will build this again in the future and make sure the thrust tube is larger at the end. I learned a lot from the first build, so i think the second will go smoother with some custom mods!
Saturday, Sep 14 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Flite Test X-29 Electric Airplane Kit (699mm)
This is a fun build and turns out to be a very foxy looking model. I cloned one from the kit and built it as the pusher prop model. I tried the maiden flight on a day with about 8 MPH wind - I used about 3/4ths throttle and mine went out about 8 feet and torque rolled it over and it went into the ground and was destroyed. Apparently with this short wingspan even at 3/4ths throttle the torque is so strong it just rolls over as soon as it leaves your hand. 8-( I am going to build another one this winter from the kit and this time will build it as an EDF so torque at launch should not roll it over and stuff it into the ground immediately upon launch.
Verified Owner
Friday, Apr 12 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Flite Test X-29 Electric Airplane Kit (699mm)
This plane is geat. It was easy to put together and it is fast. It also slows way down for landing. I built the ducted fan version with the 69mm unit from e-flight. With a 4 cell battery it has plenty of thrust. On the first flight it only needed 1 click of right aileron and 1 click of up trim. I got lots of nice comments from the other guys at the field. It would be nice if it had landing gear. I love this plane.
Verified Owner
Sunday, May 31 2020 (about a year ago)
Flite Test X-29 Electric Airplane Kit (699mm)
Having no luck with hand-tossers in general I ordered simple, $10 steerable landing gear from the Freewing Stinger. Maiden flight went well, but was way out of trim in the nose up direction. Elevons should only be 1 foamboard width up with servo at neutral. B/c of the nose landing gear location, I was limited in how far forward I could place the 2200 4S, resulting in a near balance that tips aft slightly after a second. Roll rate is incredible. I had to tone it way down with DR/expo settings. The square fuselage takes away from the planes realism and a plastic canopy would help with looks. Forward fuselage slide in/out for battery access is excellent. Really looks good in the air and slows way down for landing.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Oct 22 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Flite Test X-29 Electric Airplane Kit (699mm)
This was my second Flite Test EDF. See my other review on the Viggen, which flies GREAT. If careful, this is not too difficult a build. I'm not sure why, but I tried to launch it four times, and everytime it went straight down. I used a 70mm EDF and 2200 (4s). I moved the C/G back on the 3rd launch, no change. On the 4th launch, I tried a (6s) battery, it did a loop, and then went to the ground. I will buy another one, but next time I will use more reflex on the ailerons, and have a friend launch it for me. All the other Flite Test planes I have, fly GREAT, so I had the problem, not the plane.

This is my second FT X-29 and my second review of this plane. This time I used a Freewing 12 blade 70MM EDF and an 1800(6S) battery. Lots of power, but difficult to hand-launch. Once in the air it flies quite stable and fast. Very difficult to fly inverted. If you are familiar with EDF's, this plane is easy to fly. This is NOT a beginner plane. I built a small hand-hold under the wing, so that I could hand-launch it myself. If I hand-launch it at 45 degrees I have enough speed built up to keep it in the air, before it hits the ground. Much easier to launch with the help of a friend. Landing is no problem, if you keep the speed up. Looks great flying in the air. Well worth the time and effort.