FT Simple Cub WR (956mm)
- 2.00 LBS
FT Simple Cub WR (956mm)
Thank you for choosing the FT Simple Cub as your next FT project. Our 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.
FT Simple Cub Floats are sold separately!
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!
Happy Flying and go make a memory!
FT Simple Cub Specs:
- Weight Without Battery: 0.9 lbs (408 g)
- Center Of Gravity: 1.75 inches (45 mm) from leading edge of wing
- Control Surface Throws: 12" throw (ailerons/elevator/rudder) Expo 30%
- Wingspan: 38 inches (956mm)
- Recommended Motor: MT2213-920KV
- Recommended Prop: 8x4.5 slow fly prop
- Recommended ESC: 18-30 amp
- Recommended Battery: 1000-1300 mAh 3s
- Recommended Servos: (4) 9 gram servos
FT Simple Cub Parts List
- 4x 16.5" pushrods
- 4x swappable control horns (or 4PK)
- 1x swappable firewall
- 4x Skewers
- 1x velcro
- 1x data card
- 1x combo sticker pack
- 4x rubber bands
- 6x small zip ties
- 1x windshield decal
- Note: This Kit Does Not Include Wheels
Additions For Your FT Simple Cub
I built this as my seconds flitetest plane, after building the ft spitfire from the speed build kit. This is also my first scratch build, and it couldn't have been much easier to put together. The plans are well designed and the finished product flies like a dream. Very docile and gentle, despite the fact I'm using the C Pack with a 4s 2100mah lipo and that my foam cutting skills are not exactly precise! Would highly recommend, whether you're an experienced builder or a nooby trying to get into the hobby :)
This plane is a very stable and fun flyer. I ordered the float kit also and it was fun and easy to land on the water. Taxiing on water was a little touchy but still fun. The kit comes with two extra servos for flaps which makes it really fun for STOL or if you want you can use them for bomb drops and still keep you're ailerons. I was disappointed with it flipping on its nose in the grass with the 2 .75" tires so I made some tundra tires for my first cub by sandwiching 6 foam board 3.5" disks together. My suggestion, order the 4 .3" wheels from FT or make some similar to The bushwacker wheels. The new "B" pack 2213 motor sits too far back to clear the cowling horns, so I had to slide the power pod forward 1/4" so the prop would clear. I had so much fun experimenting with this plane that I ended up building one with flaps and ailerons and a three channel with bomb drops.
Finally had a chance to fly the FT Simple Cub, and it was the most pleasant and relaxing first flight ever for me. This is easier to fly than the Tiny Trainer in my opinion and the building was a breeze.