Flite Test Commuter Electric Airplane Kit (762mm)

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The Flite Test Commuter is an airplane designed by the community tester, Ben Harber. The built is considered intermediate, and is an ideal choice for pilots looking for slightly more skilled build process, and a docile and relaxing every day flyer. 

Two designs are possible, the first is the yank and bank style with only aileron and elevator control. However, you can add rudder control (with extras purchase such as servo and linkage). 

Wingspan: 30 Inches (762mm) 
Center of Gravity: 1 Inch (25mm) back from the leading edge 

 Kit Includes: 

  • Laser-cut Foam Airframe
  • Firewall
  • Push Rods
  • Control Horns

Needed to Complete:

This product was added to our catalog on May 30, 2019

Verified Owner
Monday, Jun 10 2019 (12 months ago)
Flite Test Commuter Electric Airplane Kit (762mm)
Yes the build is a bit different but I flew for a minute this evening. Still working on the trim (rudder) Ran out of daylight and broke a prop before I got it dialed in....

The build video I watched was on the tech channel...two hours after it was posted. Good one Mr.Bixler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE2933vb_Cw

You should watch the nose portion of the video a couple of times. It make sense when you are finished. :) Especially the fiddly bits right at the end...or should I say nose. It's lovely how the compound angles all come together. Go slow- get done fast.

As I was experimenting with a new flight controller I initially taped the wing on. Hard crash tore the top of the windshield a bit.

Made a decision to go with the flight controller and glued the wing on...added the struts and repaired the little tear...

This is a tough little bird.

Now that I know how to do it I am ordering a second Commuter.
Verified Owner
Friday, Jul 5 2019 (11 months ago)
Flite Test Commuter Electric Airplane Kit (762mm)
Amazing flying airplane! Tough too, builds nice and easy. Powered mine with a throttleable Cox 0.049 glow engine, rather than the recommended electric setup! Gave it a 4 ounce fuel tank, throttle servo, the works. Mine's incredibly overweight and, on a 6x4 Top Flite wood 1/2a prop and half a tank of 24% nitro 1/2a fuel on board, it still lifted off without a care in the world!

My maiden flight ended prematurely when the throttle servo came unglued and shut the engine off when it was low-and-slow; plane nosedived like a brick. Sum total of damage was a nose gear stoved in, I had it airworthy again with maybe 45 minutes of work.

If you're even half-tempted by an FT aircraft, this is a good one to start with. You won't regret building one of these!
Verified Owner
Friday, Jun 28 2019 (11 months ago)
Flite Test Commuter Electric Airplane Kit (762mm)
What a joy to build and fly!! This plane went together in about 4 hrs or so from kit form and flew PERFECTLY with absolutely zero trim - I'm in awe! Control and maneuvering is docile and forgiving. If you're expecting slow, scale flying akin to the real Cessna 150, you're going to adore this plane. Amazing design and a blast all around. Outstanding work to Ben Harber and the Flite Test crew that brought this kit to the public.
Verified Owner
Friday, Jul 26 2019 (10 months ago)
Flite Test Commuter Electric Airplane Kit (762mm)
This little C150 is so cool! Really fun build after you have built a couple of the simpler models. Flies incredibly well and looks surprisingly realistic in the air, even handles a little breeze. Painted mine white and did a red trim scheme with colored electrical tape and added small white vinyl precut letters and numbers for the N-number. These planes are my new addiction, I've built three from FT kits and three from scratch, what a blast!. I've built well over 200 RC planes in my 45 years, thanks FLITE TEST for all you're doing to keep this hobby alive.

Keep 'em coming (maybe a Beech D18 and/or a DC3 pretty please?)
Verified Owner
Saturday, Nov 16 2019 (7 months ago)
Flite Test Commuter Electric Airplane Kit (762mm)
Decided to make the Commuter my first FT build, I have a rapidly developing soft spot for Cessna's. Word of wisdom, if you are new to RC as I am, just be patient and fly it on a calm evening, you'll love it. I use a 3s 900ma, had to do a bit of modification to the pod to fit a battery but it can be done. Cruises nicely on half throttle. Great choice of plane if you want to get your flying time up and you don't want to have to wait for your instructor for your nitro plane once a week, for example :) Avoid taking it to a park and wind until you have it well under control.
Monday, Nov 11 2019 (7 months ago)
Flite Test Commuter Electric Airplane Kit (762mm)
This is a wonderful little plane. It’s definitely a challenging build compared to some of the classic Mighty Minis but I love the looks and it’s worth the challenge. The Commuter is very relaxing and graceful to fly, with minimal torque issues and almost complete silence from the new Radial A Pack motor. The landing gear was also a pleasant surprise in that I could both take off and land on it with ease, even with the fixed nose gear. FT has a real winner in the Commuter and I look forward to a bigger version someday.