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
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%
- Laser-cut Foam Airframe
- Power Pod (Mini)
- Firewall (Mini)
- Push Rods
- Control Horns
- Bar-BQ Skewers
- 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.
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.
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!
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!