Simple, inexpensive, and fun.
Coming from three channel aircraft, I was a little lost as to what my first four channel aircraft would be. After discovering the Flite Test channel on YouTube, and seeing how easy it was to build these aircraft, I decided to purchase the FT Mini Sportster. It came in under four days and I was ready to build it. The build was easy, and forgiving, and it came together smoothly. For electronics, I used a salvaged motor and ESC from an old Kyosho 3-Channel, which I later upgraded to the suggested Emax motor and a 15-Amp Castle Creations Brushless ESC I got elsewhere. I spent under 50 dollars for the servos, battery, and other various parts (not including the new motor and ESC), and I finally finished it in under two days, and it flies beautifully. Overall extremely pleased with the outcome, thank you Flite Test!