Flite Test Simple Cub "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (956mm)

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The passion at FliteTest is to introduce this great hobby to as many people as possible. It is also to make that journey as fun as possible. This design focuses on both goals more than anything. We learned a ton from the tiny trainer on the value of growing with one aircraft from 3 to 4 channel. We also learned that a landing gear adds another very important skill set and source of fun to every pilot.We did not want this design to end there.Versatility is also very important as well. The landing gear of the FT Simple Cub can be removed to either fly as a belly lander or on optional floats specially designed for this great little trainer.

Now made from the new Maker Foam the Simple Cub is both easy to build and easy to fly. In its most simple format, 11 separate pieces of foam is all that is required to build this plane. This makes for a build time under 2 hours. We took a great amount of inspiration from the Horizon Super Cub LP and the Blu Baby. Both are amazing designs that we all love and want to honor. The ability for the FT Simple cub to go from 3 channel (rudder, elevator, and throttle) to 4 channel (rudder, elevator, aileron, and throttle) without building a new wing. The aileron mod only takes 15 minutes to add and opens a world of options like flaperons and aerobatic flying. If dropping foam bombs for target practice is your fancy, the same servo will double as drop mechanisms while still keeping the great flight characteristics as the original 3 channel format. Your support, feedback, and passion for flight is the reason we are here today! Thank you for choosing the FT Simple Cub and for your support through your purchase. We are confident that this design is possibly the most rewarding to build, fly, and modify creations that we have ever created. We can’t wait to see how many memories, pilots, and modifications come from our great FT Family!

Power Pack Compatibility:  
Flite Test Airplanes are all designed around the use of various "Power Packs" which include an inexpensive Motor, ESC, Servo, & accessory package to complete each 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
Weight: 10 Oz (Fully assembled; without battery)
Wingspan: 38 Inches (956mm)
Center of Gravity: 1.75 Inches (45mm) from the leading edge of the wing (Recommended)
Control Surface Throws: 12-16 Degrees
Expo Suggestions: 30%

Kit Includes:

  • Laser-cut Foam Airframe
  • Firewall
  • Push Rods
  • Control Horns
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Throw Gauge
  • BarBQ Skewers
  • Velcro
  • Rubber Bands
  • Specification Sheet

Needed to Complete:

  • (1) Brushless Motor: Flite Test B Radial or 370 Size, 1200kV Minimum
  • (1+) Propellers: 8x4.5
  • (1) ESC: 20-30 Amp
  • (1+) Battery: 3S 11.1V LiPo 1300mAh
  • (4) Servos: ~9 Gram Micro Servos
  • (1) 2.75" Wheels (FLT-2054)
  • (1) 2.4GHZ Radio System (Radio & Receiver)
  • Misc. Building Supplies.

This product was added to our catalog on February 25, 2020

Monday, Apr 27 2020 (2 months ago)
Flite Test Simple Cub "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (956mm)
Overall a solid plane, but not truly what I would recommend as a first plane. I know that high wing, slow fly planes are good, but this design is almost TOO capable! Even on low rates, the full lenght ailerons and big elevator make for a very maneuverable plane. To me, even on a small power plant, its a little fast for training. Regardless, it does 3D really well, and is an awesome 2nd or 3rd plane!
Verified Owner
Friday, Apr 17 2020 (3 months ago)
Flite Test Simple Cub "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (956mm)
This was my 1st plane ever. It arrived on time. It went together nicely. Cold and windy up here in Wisconsin so I haven't flown it yet. My experience with your product, website, and YouTube videos has been excellent. Finding you on YouTube is what brought me back to the hobby after over 25 years. Thanks. I look forward to building some of your master series planes.

Update: Fly's great.
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jun 27 2020 (1 week ago)
Flite Test Simple Cub "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (956mm)
The control horns are very weak they snapped in air and the foam was badly cut.
Friday, Jun 26 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Flite Test Simple Cub "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (956mm)
Great beginner plane, I’ve crashed countless times and it is still able to fly well. Dihedral make it very easy to stay level and overall flys great!
Verified Owner
Sunday, May 24 2020 (6 weeks ago)
Flite Test Simple Cub "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (956mm)
This is my first plane. When I did the build I made a few mistakes but the plane still turned out great. I opted for no wheels and was really happy with belly landing in a large grassy field. I had a crash already and was really surprised at how the plane shrug it off. I am already planning my next build and cant wait to fly more. This is a true hobby, if your on the fence now is a great time to go for it.
Sunday, May 24 2020 (6 weeks ago)
Flite Test Simple Cub "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (956mm)
I gave this kit as a Christmas present to my son and once we got around to it, ended up building it with my daughter who was more interested. It was fun while watching the great video on YouTube for the Simple Cub.

First flight was short (crashed) broke prop and discovered that the push rod for the elevator buckles really easily so we weren't able to give it enough 'up'. With tape we braced the inside of the rod against the fuselage, cutting the unsupported length in half, and also removed most of the 'hinge' length, just cut it out with a razor blade. No more rod buckling, plenty of 'up' elevator.

Then we flew it for what seemed like an hour. About 12 flights, trying to land but crashing mostly, it was great! He flew it, I flew it, and I'm sure my daughters will get up the courage to fly it soon.

I've built a balsa wood plane before, this was way easier and faster to get into the air, and despite rolling it into the ground a few times it held up perfectly. We just threw it back into the air and it kept flying.

Great airplane.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Jun 14 2020 (3 weeks ago)
Flite Test Simple Cub "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (956mm)
Awful. Don't purchase if you don't want to spend money for nothing!

I ordered this product in May 7. They claimed to have attempted delivery on June 2, but I did not receive any text or call. I have emailed FliteTest twice as the product is being held at a post office but I do not know which one but no reply after two weeks.

I will update this comment if FliteTest addresses this issue.