Intermediate – You’ve flown and built a few FT style planes before
Grab 4 servos and the rest of the compatible electronics here: Electronics Packages
3 sheets of DTFB
1 BBQ skewer
1 sheet of poster board
1 FT PowerPod
1 2 liter bottle
Will this plane work with the standard FT powerpod and electronics?
Yes. The Beef package/park 425 or greater will work just fine.
Will there be a build video?
At this time, no. However the nnBucker 180 follows very similar build techniques as the FT Mustang. So if you need some guidence check out the build video FliteTest made http://flitetest.com/articles/ft-mustang-build
You list a 1000-2200mah battery in the electronics section, is that the only size that will work?
Nope. I've flown my nnBucker 180 all the way up to a 3700mah 3S with no issues. I'm sure you could fit even more if you wanted.
No landing gear? What gives?
I fly in a large grass field and normal sized wheels don't work well. I didn't want to include landing gear that I wouldn't be able to properly test, so for now you'll need to experiment on your own.
Can I use a different size motor than what's listed in the electronics section?
Yes! As a minimum I would not go under 200 watts as you need around 700g of thrust for a decent flight experience. 500 watts is a good ceiling but make sure to add a CF or aluminum spar.
Can I use a smaller prop than 9"?
Yes. I have tested an 8" prop with no issues. You could also use a larger prop and have no issues.
How scale is the nnBucker?
I designed every part of the nnBucker to be as scale as possible from the very beginning. From wingspan vs fuse length, to aileron size, tail feathers and control surfaces; everything is very close if not exact in proportions. I didn’t deviate from scale on any part of the plane to the best of my ability so this is as close to scale as you can get with DTFB.