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FT Simple Scout

$30.00
Current stock: 0
Description

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

See the FT Simple Scout in action here!

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`% 

WINGSPAN: 

37.5 inches (952 mm) 

RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 

Park 400, 810 kv minimum 

RECOMMENDED PROP: 

10 x 4.5 slow y prop 

RECOMMENDED ESC: 

18 - 30 amp 

RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 

1000 - 1300 mAH 3s 

RECOMMENDED SERVOS: 

(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 

Reviews

Reviews (8)

Jeff 7th Jul 2018

AWWESOME plane!!! Stick with the B motor

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.

David Morgan 16th Jun 2018

Simple scout is simply great!!!

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.

Specifications

Specifications

SKU:
4061492537