FT Simple Scout WR (952mm)
- 1.30 LBS
FT Simple Scout WR (952mm)
If you bundle a Complete FPV Split Cube Kit with the FT Simple Scout you'll get $10 off the Cube Kit!
Thank you for choosing the FT Simple Scout as your next fun FT project. The FT 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 1920’s. 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!
- Josh Bixler
WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY:
15 oz (425 g)
CENTER OF GRAVITY:
2.25 inches (63 mm) from leading edge of wing
CONTROL SURFACE THROWS:
12 ̊ de ection (ailerons/elevator/rudder) Expo 30`%
37.5 inches (952 mm)
Park 400, 810 kv minimum
10 x 4.5 slow y prop
18 - 30 amp
1000 - 1300 mAH 3s
(2 - 4) 9 gram servos
Power Pack B preferred
For beginners and first time flyers, install all the linkage stoppers in the third hole from the center on the servos. Increase the throw of the control surfaces to achieve desired performance.
1x Ft Simple Scout Sticker
1x 1Ft Simple Scout Tech Sheet
3x Single WR Foam Sheet
4x 16" push rod
4x Control Horn SINGLE
1x Medium (0.100") landing gear 15.5"
1x Swappable Firewall SINGLE
1x flite test 7 sticker pack
Wheels not included
I just maidened my 2nd Simple Scout. The first one I built using the C motor and the FPV stack. It flew well but was way over powered. After about 10 flights I flew out of range during FPV and lost my plane. I thought of many things to prevent this from happening again... spotter, DVR, high vis paint, name on plane, buzzer, get familiar with landmarks ahead of time, etc... Anyway, I used the B motor for the second time around and painted it red with the iron crosses printed out and applied with Super 77. It looks great and flies like a dream. It flies well back and forth at half throttle or does rolls and loops well at just under full throttle. I plan to take it to Flite Fest next week. Today I am scratch building a mini arrow for the combat.
Got this kit this week, watch the video while building, super quick and easy build , no hiccups whatsoever, hands down the easiest plane I’ve ever built. I did really take my time centering all control surfaces, and I set it up with flaperons,
Take out for the maiden not really know what to expect, and WOW !! Hand launched with 20% flaps, nice and level climb, rock solid, never touched the trims , flys level and straight, I have to say this is my best flying plane , my dog could fly it . Flite Test this is a home run!
I’ll be back for more.
So I just had to get in touch and tell you how much I love yalls FT Scout. Assembly was a breeze and the plane handles phenomenally. My first flight in 20 years only lasted 30 seconds but damage was minimal, some hot glue and a new prop and back up. Second flight ended same way less damage this time, little hot glue and back up. Third flight lasted even longer and ended same way, in a crash. All on the same battery, it never even got low. But after more repairs and another prop. Well quite a few repairs. It's back together. I wished I hadn't chanced the wind, but it made me feel like a kid again. I just wanted to say because of the pricing, the ease of repairs, the pounding they can take, and the extremely beautiful way they handle I chose yalls company. And believe for a long time to come I will be a customer of FliteTest. Thanks again, can't wait for weather to ease up and yalls next video.