The FT Simple Soarer is a great introduction to 2 channel gliding. Whether you are motoring up to altitude by using a Power Pod or towing the Simple Soarer up with a friend by using the FT Elements Simple Tow Release mechanism, this plane is a real performer.
Weight: 11oz (Fully assembled; without battery)
Wingspan: 57.5 Inches (1460mm)
Center of Gravity: 2.75 Inches (70mm) from leading edge of wing (Recommended)
Control Surface Throws: 12 degrees
Expo Suggestions: 25%
- Laser-cut Foam Simple Soarer Kit
- Power Pod
- Push Rods
- Control Horns
- Bar-BQ Skewers
- Coffee Stir Sticks
- Specification Sheets
Needed to Complete:
- (1) Brushless Motor: Park 300-370 Type, 1300-1500kV
- (1+) Propellers: 9x4.7
- (1) ESC: 10-20 Amp
- (1+) Battery: 3S 11.1V LiPo 500-800mAh
- (2 to 3) Servos: ~9 Gram Micro Servos
- (1) 2.4GHZ Radio System (Radio & Receiver)
- Misc. Building Supplies.
This product was added to our catalog on August 2, 2017
I begun with the plane powered by a emax 2213 motor from power pack B. When I took off it immediately flipped and slamed into the ground. I had 3 more flights with this plane each time having a bit of a hard landing and breaking a prop. (Note I did not apply any down thrust to my motor)
Then I decided to scrap the powered idea and turn it into a simple chuck glider that worked well but broke the tail off 3 times on fine landings and smashed up the nose a lot every time.
Would not recommend at all unless you want a weak and uncontrollable glider.
I prefer the explorer by a mile because it flies very nice and is a piece of cake to fly and land.