Expression of ftΔF.T:SV5\V5 rescues the lethality associated with ft8/ftG-rv. However the wings of the rescued flies are 4% larger than normal and shorter and wider than normal wings. The distance between the anterior and posterior crossveins is also reduced. Wing hair planar cell polarity phenotypes are still present, with the most proximal part of the wing, the costa, the most severely affected. A subtle phenotype is observed in the abdomen. The intercellular ridges continue to run from anterior to posterior as in the ft8/ftG-rv mutant posterior wings, rather than proximally to distal, as is seen in wild type.