Flite Test Mini Scout Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (609mm)

Flite Test Mini Scout Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (609mm)
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Now made from Master Foam the Flite Test Mini Scout is a 3 channel slow flyer that ANYONE can enjoy! This Mini is perfect for backyards, gymnasiums, and indoor fly-ins. The FT Mighty Mini Scout can be flown with the recommended electronics below or modified to accept the electronic components from common ready to fly micro aircraft with 10 gram brushless set ups or larger. Their gentle flight characteristics and incredible durability makes this a great and rewarding platform for beginners and experienced pilots alike. 

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!


Maker Foam Features:

  • White color is much easier to add a simple trim scheme using stickers or pinstripes 
  • Translucent allowing models to be creatively lit from within
  • Takes paint or decals extremely well 
  • More durable than previous Flite Test foam products

Specifications:
Weight: 4 Oz (Fully assembled; without battery)
Wingspan: 24 Inches (609mm)
Center of Gravity: 2 Inches (44mm) from leading edge of wing (Recommended)
Control Surface Throws: 16 degrees
Expo Suggestions: 30%

Kit Includes:

  • Laser-cut Foam Airframe
  • Power Pod (Mini)
  • Firewall (Mini)
  • Push Rods
  • Control Horns
  • Bar-BQ Skewers
  • Velcro
  • Landing Gear Wire
  • Specification Sheet

Needed to Complete:

  • (1) Brushless Motor: Flite Test A Radial or Park 250 Type, 2480kV minimum
  • (1+) Propellers: 5x3 - 5x5
  • (1) ESC: 6-20 Amp
  • (1+) Battery: 3S 11.1V LiPo 800 mAh
  • (2) Servos: ~5 Gram Micro Servos
  • (1) 2.4GHZ Radio System (Radio & Receiver)
  • Misc. Building Supplies.
Saturday, Nov 7 2020 (5 months ago)
Flite Test Mini Scout Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (609mm)
I just love all things Scout! Built the larger one and just had to try the mini. It handled strong winds with an A pack radial and is one of the only FT planes I have that can fly fast in the field and very slowly indoors. Built it for my son, but when he moved on, I kept flying it. I even used the formers to scream here-build another one out of poster board.
Though it lacks ailerons, it can still do barrel rolls and tight loops. I flew it again tonight just to review how amazing it flies.
Tuesday, Aug 4 2020 (8 months ago)
Flite Test Mini Scout Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (609mm)
Between myself and my father we've built nearly half of all the flite test models, but the simple scout continues to be one of our favorite options. The mini scout is both nimble, and stable to fly. We've stuck and F pack motor on it and I seriously think it's one of the fastest foam-board planes we've flown on 3s lipo.

we've crashed these hard enough to split it in half and after a little patchwork it's still flying strong. I've tried folding the wings on it and couldn't (when glued correctly) and even converted a mini to aileron/elevator for yank and bank flying.

This is a tested and tried design that works great and I STRONGLY suggest the simple scout in both sizes for all new pilots. It's just a magnificent plane for how simple it is to build and how great it flies! And when you crave a little more oomph you can upgrade it with the F-pack motor for some stupid fast flight abilities!
Saturday, Jan 30 2021 (2 months ago)
Flite Test Mini Scout Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (609mm)
I really liked this plane when I was getting started. It builds fast and is tough. I think I ended up building 4 of them over the course of 3 months, moving the expensive parts each time when they were no longer airworthy (yes, I crashed a lot).

The most challenging thing was getting the electronics to fit. I use FrSky gear and the X8 receiver, 5 gram servos and battery don't all fit inside. On a few of them I mounted the receiver outside under the wing. On the later builds I mounted the 5 gram servos outside under the wing at the CG point and used plastic coffee stirrers to pipe the control rods back to the tail. The latter looked really good and worked best because it keeps the receiver and all those wires and antenna safely inside.

The demise of all was because as I became a more experienced pilot, I would push the envelope and fold the wings. With full tail surface throws I could do rolls and spins from altitude. Of course, this is REALLY challenging for this great little plane with the inevitable results.

Then I moved up to the full size Simple Scout (built 3 of them over the next 3 months). Great beginner plane!