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Flite Test Simple Scout Electric Airplane (952mm)

Power Pack
$62.95 - Flite Test Power Pack B (Fixed Wing Small) (details...)
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Crafty Kit
$99.99 - Flite Test Crafty Kit (details...)
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Battery
$15.99 - Tattu 3S LiPo Battery 45C (11.1V/1300mAh) (JST-XH) (details...)
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Wheels
$4.99 - Flite Test 2.75" Airplane Wheels (2) (details...)
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Float Kit
$9.95 - Flite Test Simple Cub Float Set (details...)
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The Flite Test Simple Scout was designed with the same vision as many of our other Simple Series planes. Quick and easy build, Easy to y, and able to grow with the pilot in both skills and features. This Fun Scale WW1 reconnaissance plane carries many of the features that were common on many of the Iconic aircraft of the 1920ís. This makes it easy to paint it up like a wingman of the red baron or as one of its British adversaries. Our goal with The FT Simple Scout is to introduce both a great way to learn to fly and also many fun activities like combat and flying FPV from the open Cockpit.

The Ft Simple Scout makes a fantastic first plane. When built as a beginner model, the Plane only requires rudder, elevator, and throttle to y. This classic 3 channel configuration is both simple and stable for new pilots. Once comfortable with 3 channel, the world of flight opens up with the ability to add ailerons to
the existing wings. As a 4 channel aircraft, the same stable flight can still be experienced, but now aerobatics, flaperons, and all the classic barnstorming maneuvers like loops, rolls, inverted flight, and extreme slow flight. Even with its most advanced setup, the FT Simple Scout will still stall gently with wings level. Our favorite activity with The FT Simple Scout is to install and optional FPV set-up in the open Cockpit. This gives the pilot the satisfaction of flying from the same perspective as you were in the plane yourself without compromising visibility to safely fly.

If you are new to this great hobby, looking for a fun activity with your friends, or want to go back in time with an iconic blast from the past, we hope the FT Simple Scout is a source of many happy memories and a gateway to many future pilots finding success in flight. Thank you for your support and happy flying! 

Power Pack "B" 

 
Specifications:  
Weight: 15 Oz (Fully assembled; without battery)  
Wingspan: 37.5 Inches (952mm)  
Center of Gravity: 2.25 Inches (355mm) from the leading edge of wing (Recommended)  
Control Surface Throws: 12 Degrees  
Expo Suggestions: 30%  

Kit Includes:  

  • Laser-cut Foam Airframe
  • 16" Push Rods
  • Control horns
  • Landing Gear
  • Swappable Firewall
  • Flite Test Sticker Pack

Needed to Complete:  

  • (1) LiPo Battery Charger 
  • 4+ Channel 2.4 Ghz Radio System 
  • (1) Matching 2.4Ghz Receiver 
  • Power Pack B
  • (1+) Tattu 3s 11.1V 1300mAh LiPo Battery
  • Building Supplies: 
    • Hot Glue Gun
    • Hot Glue
    • Knife

This product was added to our catalog on December 6, 2017

Ted Henry
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Dec 18 2018 (5 months ago)
Flite Test Simple Scout Electric Airplane (952mm)
Chose this as my first speed build kit from FT. Following the the build video makes this easy and enjoyable. Great explanations for those beginners just getting into the hobby. As for the plane, this model flies as docile as a tainer cub, yet with the "B" power pack, has lots of power to play with. Launching is easy and very scale-like and landings are gentle. Well designed and fun flier.
Joseph Covell
Average Rating: 4
Verified Owner
Monday, Jan 14 2019 (4 months ago)
Flite Test Simple Scout Electric Airplane (952mm)
I have bought two of these (after crashing the first one about a dozen times). I decided to buy a second one because they are so fun to fly! They are excellent starter planes. I highly suggest it for beginners and advanced pilots alike. Overall the plane is sturdy and withstand several crashes. The only problem I have with these is the landing gear. The landing gear tends to "move" after after flying it 20+ times. It is easily fixed with more foam/glue.
Hayden Inch
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Friday, May 10 2019 (2 weeks ago)
Flite Test Simple Scout Electric Airplane (952mm)
It is a great starter plane, I have just got it and I didn't get it prefect so it was too heavy to the left so I put a stone in the right wing and now it's fine.
BigDaddy
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Friday, May 3 2019 (3 weeks ago)
Flite Test Simple Scout Electric Airplane (952mm)
I've built two of these planes in the last few months. The first was a purchased kit and I would recommend it as a first build. For the second I used the Dollar Tree foam board. Both planes fly absolutely amazing, but be reminded that this is not a trainer. This plane has to be flown. I crashed the first build rather quickly as I did not pay heed to the expo settings. Even when set to 30% the plane only requires small movement on the sticks to fly. I like this plane so much that I plan to build another again in the near future. I highly recommend it.
Tanner Gietzen
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Wednesday, May 1 2019 (3 weeks ago)
Flite Test Simple Scout Electric Airplane (952mm)
This plane is extremely durable. I have blown up the noís and ripped one wing off completely and itís still flying! It is also an extremely good 3D plane if you max the throws on all control surfaces. Overall one of my best economic investments.
Scott Lembcke
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Friday, Apr 19 2019 (5 weeks ago)
Flite Test Simple Scout Electric Airplane (952mm)
This is a nice flying foamboard plane. It flies very similar to the mini scout, but more room to experiment with removable landing gear, floats, etc. I think I would definitely recommend it over the Simple Cub for a beginner. Still quite stable and docile, but it stalls much more predictably and gently than my cub. I got a 29 minute FPV flight on a 3s 2200 mAh while cruising around with the old B pack motor. Haven't tried it with the C pack motor yet, but I'm guessing it will be a blast.

The downsides compared to the Cub is that the wing is not removable, so it's a little more cumbersome to transport. It takes up a considerable amount of room in my hatchback, so I don't think I'll be bringing it with me on vacation. Not my favorite plane for FPV since it's got a big 10 inch prop on the front, but it does fly gentle and smooth even without a flight controller.
Iain Christie
Average Rating: 5
Tuesday, Apr 2 2019 (7 weeks ago)
Flite Test Simple Scout Electric Airplane (952mm)
A fantastic flyer. My second speed-build kit and although I made a few mistakes it still flies like a dream. It's easy to fly on a soccer-sized field. Even one that is surrounded by trees. It flies smoothly in winds up to 20kph (15mph). I bought some over-sized wheels and it handles short grass landing and take-offs with no problem at all. Even on a 3 Cell battery it can handle simple aerobatics and on a 4C it's even more fun. Give a try. I doubt you will be disappointed
Brennan Steele
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Sunday, Feb 10 2019 (3 months ago)
Flite Test Simple Scout Electric Airplane (952mm)
I love this plane I would recommend it for everyone just make sure you fly it right or you are gonna have to modify it like me witch soo it will look a lot more like the FT Explorer than the simple scout.