Flite Test EZ3 First Flyers "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (382mm)

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The FT EZ3 First Flyers are an exciting first step into the world of flight. With this kit, you will build and fly 3 unique and exciting aircraft using our step-by-step online build video. Our free FT STEM activity guide will teach you about the basics of flight and lead you to develop a design of your own. The custom-designed foam-board planes can be flown as gliders or combined with our EZ Power Pack for remote controlled flight. Take to the skies with flight times as long as 10 minutes with a range of over 400ft! Once you have mastered and flown these amazing aircraft, use the included, extra materials to design your own aircraft.

 

 

Maker Foam Features:

  • White color is much easier to add a simple trim scheme using stickers or pinstripes 
  • Translucent allowing models to be creatively lit from within
  • Takes paint or decals extremely well 
  • More durable than previous Flite Test foam products
EZ Vee 
Wingspan: 15"  
Smooth open turns, moderate to fast speed, outdoor flyer  

EZ Plank 
Wingspan: 15.75" 
Maneuverable, moderate speed, large gym or outdoor flyer 

EZ Canard 
Wingspan: 15.5"
Maneuverable, slow speed, calm day or large gym flyer 

This product was added to our catalog on July 20, 2020

Tuesday, Aug 4 2020 (yesterday)
Flite Test EZ3 First Flyers "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (382mm)
Great little planes for small kids to fly. But there's a couple things you really need to be aware of.

They handle real poorly. they turn wide and slow, and do not gain or lose altitude fast while in flight. This is great for younger kids (mine is 9) However you need to have a open FIELD with almost zero wind to enjoy it. It's size doesn't mean it can fly in small spaces or navigate obstacles. A mighty mini is more nimble.

that being said, if you are aware of these limitations, and have a baseball field or large park to fly at, your young kid can enjoy flying a plane with little to no difficulty. the Gyro helps keep them relatively stable when set correctly and they are a simple toss and fly kind of plane. Just do not expect it to work in small spaces well or really turn in any direction with agility. It's intended for first time and young fliers. and for that it's a great choice if you bring them to the field you're flying your larger plane at.

because of how slow and light they are, they also can take a decent about of crashes before you need to fix anything as well. I wish the plans were available at the time of this review, the only way I can see to DIY these is to trace out an existing plane before assembly. I think these would make good 3 channel micro planes with some micro electronics.
Tuesday, Jun 23 2020 (6 weeks ago)
Flite Test EZ3 First Flyers "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (382mm)
I hate leaving bad reviews for Flite Test products but this one is just... kinda bad. I got this to help train on in addition to my Sport Cub S. The build was very easy to follow and I had it done in 10-15 min. But the flying is where things get interesting. I had the plank on high rates because I have a medium sized backyard with a few trees. Now it flies good once you have reached altitude but the plane absolutely SUCKS at pitching up or down. Especially around objects like shrubs and small trees. I feel like FT could have added one servo for an elevator without ruining the simplicity. If you are coming from a 4 channel avoid this. The controller is supposed to be cost effective which I understand but there are only 2 motions you can do with it. The only way I could recommend this to someone is for a very young kid in a large area clear of any obstacles.