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The FT Simple Storch is a fun and relaxing flyer for new and experienced pilots alike. It is a 4 channel plane with the options of flaps, flaperons, and even leading edge slats just like the full scale Storch! With it's wide speed envelope and stol capabilities this is truly a park flyer.
-Will ship within 3 business days.
-This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
-This airframe is compatible with the swappable series developed by Josh Bixler.
WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 1.8 lbs (816 g)
CENTER OF GRAVITY: 2 inches (51 mm) from leading edge of wing
CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 16 ̊ deflection (ailerons/elevator/rudder) Expo 30%
WINGSPAN: 57.5 inches (1460mm)
RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 810 kv minimum
RECOMMENDED PROP: 10 x 4.7 prop
RECOMMENDED ESC: 18 - 30 amp
RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 1800 - 2200 mAH 3s
RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (4 - 6) 9 gram servos
Love this kit will definitely buy more from Flite Test. Also love the build and flight videos. Kevin Lantz on 10th Mar 2017
First time flying a plane for quite a few years and it flew great. I upgraded the landing gear to pool noodle based ones Nicholas Hansen on 9th Mar 2017
I commend your group for giving new members like myself, the confidence to pursue this hobby. I thoroughly enjoy your pod cast and evaluations of the verity of products.We are planning to take what we've lured from you to students in our local area.Thanks for the content al education.
Fred Thompson on 7th Mar 2017
I am really happy with this plane. The building was easy and it flies really well.
The two reasons I'm marking it down is because:
1. The landing gear wire is really really hard to bend. My plane is crooked on the ground because I had such a hard time bending them.
2. I think that when you put the wings on they have to be straight not tilted one way or the other otherwise, it tilts to which every direction quite significantly. This is frustrating because I frequently fly by myself and it's hard to get those wings on right by yourself. Jack on 24th Feb 2017
Recently I wanted to get back into the RC hobby after being inactive for about 15 years. I needed a plane that was quick to build and easy to fly, but still fun once I got beyond being a beginner again. The Storch was perfect! In fact I just got a second Storch kit as my first one is starting to look a little ragged after 6 months of heavy use. soareyes on 21st Feb 2017
In training some of my customers and friends to fly RC planes, I use the FT Storch for some. They love the size and how easy it is to repair....and after practicing on a simulator for a while...they learn to fly a real RC (like the Storch)....with great success. Unknown on 8th Jan 2017
This kit, like all FT kits are precisely cut, however a few such as this one needs a bit more thought put into its design. It seems to fly well and that isn't my point, it's things such as the battery placement is too far back on my model. had to add a 4" piece of foam board to get the battery far enough forward to get a good CG (using a 3s 2200mah battery).
Con: I much prefer written and pictorial instructions. The build videos are a bit misleading in that they over simplify some elements of construction and they are a pain if your computer is in a different room. Maurice Eidson on 31st Dec 2016
A perfect balance of ease, affordability and fix ability. Most importantly, this build also subtly points out that attention to detail is crucial. Where someone may be on the fence about taking on the hobby...this plane/build makes that vision a reality. I can't say enough about how the builds at Flite Test have enriched this hobby for myself and others. The point is clearly proven via You Tube video entries. Love this plane build. Can't Thank You all enough. Wish you the best of success! Paul Kohout on 16th Dec 2016
I have been flying models for almost 40 years. Got out of the hobby for a while. My son introduced me to Flitetest in 2014, I bought the Storch and haven't looked back. Best flying and least expensive, plane I have ever had. Howard Covington on 4th Dec 2016
I have ordered several kits from FT and they have all been great quality. I received the FT storch and it had damage. The nice thing about foam board it is fixable. I know if I would have sent them a message they would have replaced the kit. I can't blame FT for damage during shipping. I know they take great care in everything they do. This is a wonderful A/C with great flight characteristics. Thanks for a great flying A/C. Rich on 18th Nov 2016