Flite Test Simple Soarer Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (1460mm)

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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.

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! The compatible power pack is listed below.

Specifications:
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%

Package Includes:

  • Laser-cut Foam Simple Soarer Kit
  • Power Pod
  • Firewall
  • Push Rods
  • Control Horns
  • Velcro
  • Bar-BQ Skewers
  • Rubberbands
  • 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 July 21, 2020

Friday, Aug 28 2020 (5 weeks ago)
Flite Test Simple Soarer Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit
The glider goes together very nicely and looks amazing - before it’s used. After about 2 or 3 hours of tossing it up and down wind with a light constant breeze of about 2-4 mph, the wing started to wrinkle a bit and the nose got stained from the grass, which is to be expected. But the largest problem is that if on a landing the wingtip touches before the fuselage, the plane will spin around an land roughly, and often bent up the wingtips. Sometimes it’ll even transition from a nice graceful landing to a cartwheel, bashing the wings. Eventually, because the rear end of the fuselage is so long and thin, the whole tail snapped off and had to be attracted back on. It would be unfair to leave out that this was the very worst of it, and there were PLENTY of perfect, smooth landings. Overall I like the glider and will buy more, but will reinforce lots of things before I take it out.