RC Airplane Vector Jet Review

If you’re looking for a fast and agile jet to build, we have one for you! The RC Airplane Vector Jet caught our attention because we wanted a stealthy looking and easy to fly RC Jet. If building this plane has peaked your interest, here’s our take.


For the building process, we printed the plans to scale, tacked them to the foam board, and cut out the pieces. We purchase all our foam board for building at Dollar Tree.

We rate this plane as being an intermediate level build, as you have to be very careful connecting the parts. In general, the cutting process was mostly straightforward and easy to manage. The most difficult part of building the Vector was cutting out the removable nose and assembling it. Flite Test offers speed build kits for many of their planes, but not the Vector. If you like this jet, your only option is to print the plans and scratch build it, like we did.


For electronics Flite Test recommends their FT Power Pack F, which we had on hand. If you choose to self source your parts, any 2300-2500kv motor will do. In our build we did not use the 5 gram servos included in the kit. Instead we opted for more reliable 9 gram servos that we found on Amazon for two dollars apiece.

Your ESC will depend on your flying style. The Power Pack F kit includes a 25 amp ESC which in our opinion is perfect. As for propellers, this plane flies very well with a 6045 prop which means it is six inches in diameter and has a pitch of 4.5 inches.

Note: If you choose to source your own electronics, soldering is often necessary.

Flying the RC Airplane Vector Jet

After we built the jet and installed electronics, we were eager to give this jet a test flight! As soon as the jet was in the air, we could tell it was going to be a blast to fly. Check out this video for flying footage.

The launch was quick, shooting the jet right into the sky. After flying a circular pattern to get a feel for the controls, we decided to try out a few aerobatics. The Vector can take almost anything you throw at it. Rolls, loops, inverted loops, split s maneuvers and inverted flight, make it an exhilarating experience every time you grab the controls. 

The FT-Vector has a speed of 40-50 MPH or 64-80 KPH on a 3s 850MAH battery. Due to Its speed and aerobatic agility we would recommend the FT-Vector as a second or third plane, as it requires fast response times. If you are just beginning your RC hobby, an FT-Tutor or FT-Mini Scout are better choices because they have slower speeds. The Vector is gentle in its stall performance, and is perfect for intermediate builders and flyers.

You can expect a 3-5 minute flight time for the Vector on a 2s 800MAH battery. Expect the lower end of time around 2 ½ minutes for a 3s 850MAH battery. Once you’re ready and building this jet, you’ll want a few extra batteries to gain longer flight time. 

4brothersRC loves this RC Airplane Vector Jet and when you’re ready to build one, we think you will too!

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