FT P-40 Warhawk - Release!

by FliteTest | May 15, 2019 | (18) Posted in News


A new design has landed in the FT Store - it's the long awaited P-40!

The FT P-40 is a Flite Test take on the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, a classic warbird that fought across the world during WW2. This design is so simple to build and fly that anyone can build it as one of their first planes. Straightforward build techniques allow this plane to be folded together in hours. Flights can be relaxing or amped up (quite literally) through swapping out your 3 cell for a more powerful 4 cell battery.

Get the speed-build kit

Free plans can be found and downloaded on the Forum. Here's a Link.

Intro Video 

Grab a kit, build it and take to the skies - just like Jeremy! Check out his journey in this Flite Test video.

A Brief History of the Curtis P40 Warhawk 

The P-40 first flew back in 1938. It was one of the first fighter aircraft to feature a full monocoque fuselage and. metal wings, something quite revolutionary at the time. This strong airframe was fitted with a formidable armament and a sturdy retractable undercarriage that took on all sorts of terrain during the course of the war. By 1944, when production ceased, the P-40 Warhawk had become a well-regarded workhorse, less appreciated than the Mustang, but vital to the war effort. 13,738 were built in total. It operated in North Africa, the Middle East, the Eastern Front, the Pacific and Italy - to name a just some of the places.

Features of the Kit

One great feature of the P-40 is the optional undercarriage that can be easily installed on the underside of the wing. This provides a sturdy base for some takeoff and landing fun.

This foam board model warbird also has the option for a sweet looking spinner to finish your plane with a really scale look. Here's the one we recommend.

 Kit Includes:

  • Laser-cut Foam Airframe
  • Firewall
  • Push Rods
  • Control Horns
  • Wire to form landing gear 

Needed to Complete:

Optional Wheels:

  • 2 - 2.75" Wheels (FLT-2054)

Optional Spinner: 

How to Build Your Model

We've put together a full tutorial on our Flite Test Tech channel to show you exactly how to assemble your P-40. Gather your materials and let Andres take you through the process step-by-step.

How to Center Your Servos: http://bit.ly/2sWvUm8

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Article by James Whomsley

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AERODROME on May 18, 2019
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Vexanore on April 5, 2020
Just finished my p40 but how do I balance it ??
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Syaidina Ali on May 6, 2020
A good afternoon. I am from Indonesia, my name is Ali, I want to ask for the print plan, which paper size is that? A4 or A3 ?. Please give me a hint. Thank you
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PremierCommercials on March 23, 2021
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paulchinky50 on July 18, 2021
I read this article! I hope you will continue to have such articles to share with everyone! thank you!

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paulchinky50 on December 16, 2021
I hope you will continue to have such articles to share with everyone! thank you!
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Burkeomatic on January 2, 2022
This is my favorite FT design I have built so far! This is would be a great second plane after you learn the basics. It is very easy to fly and extremely docile.
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FT P-40 Warhawk - Release!