The X-29 Speed Build Kit has been discontinued. For a DIY jet build and flight experience without an EDF motor, see the kits for these models: FT Alpha (FLT-1162), FT Bravo (FLT-1115), FT Charlie (FLT-1163), or the FT Mini F-22 Raptor (FLT-1139). If you would like to scratch build this plane with Maker Foam (FLT-2104), the plans will remain available on the Flite Test Forum.
Now made with Maker Foam 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!
Maker Foam Features:
White color is much easier to add a simple trim scheme using stickers or pinstripes
Translucent allowing models to be creatively lit from within
Takes paint or decals extremely well
More durable than previous Flite Test foam products
Specifications: 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%
Laser-cut Foam Airframe
Needed to Complete:
(1) Brushless Motor: Flite Test C Radial or Park 400 Type, 1100kV minimum