I LOVE flite test, let me first say that. I tried getting into the hobby with balsa wood and after building 3 different planes (Dumas) ended up with a total of 12 seconds of flight and 5000 splintered pieces of balsa wood. Flite test and their speed build kits finally got me in the air and I am now a solid intermediate level pilot. I have built probably 15 or so flite test planes and loved every one of them, especially the old fogey because that was my first. Since then I have built the p 47 master series, the mustang, the spitfire, all the Simple series, mini corsair, mini mustang, Pietenpol, Commuter, etc. I ordered the Simple Stick almost the day it came off of pre order. It's not a bad plane, but I wasn't all that impressed. It's certainly extremely aerobatic, and I had some fun doing some things you can't do with a lot of other planes. But the novelty ended rather quickly, I actually think a mini stick or giant stick would be a lot more fun long term. I guess what I'm saying is, there are a ton of other GREAT kits Flite Test offers, if you are newer to Flite Test or the hobby in general and want to build a simple series, go with the Scout or the Cub, or even the Storch ( easy build, kinda tough landing gear). For that matter, go with the mustang or something like that. I really wanted to love this planes I just don't, of course, that doesn't mean you won't, so if you're really into crazy maneuverability and aerobatics, this could be the plan for you.
The FT Simple Stick is pretty easy build, and what a great flying plane it is. It is one of the best flying foam board airplanes I have built. Very nice work Flite Test!
Qué lastima que todavía no aparezcan los planos en mosaico para bajarlos !!!
Pasaron varios meses y nada !!!
Ojalá los publiquen pronto !!!
When I first received this kit, I did an inventory. Right off the bat, the hardware package was missing.
The only things that were in the kit were the foamboard laser-cut "Maker Foam" sheets and the spec sheet.
No control horns, firewall, push rods, landing gear rod, or any hardware.
Also, I went to the Flight Test web site and was unable to locate the "FT Simple Stik Build Video" or the
I have sent 3 emails to Flight Test showing the shortages in the FT Simple Stik kit. They have not responded
and it has been over a week since my first email.
I have built 10 Flight Test designs, 3 from kits purchased from them, and 7 built from their downloadable
full plans, and tiled plans sheets.
I picked up a Simple Stick Kit from my local hobby shop, built it over two nights, and just got the first two flights done. This plane is fantastic! I found the build to be easier than the previous two simple planes, the Cub and the Scout, which I have also enjoyed. She’s setup with the B power pack and a 6 ch Spektrum receiver, and powered by a Smart 3s 1300 30C Spektrum battery. Rolling harriers and prop-hanging are no problem on a 3s. But she also flies almost as tame as the Scout I love so much. And I’d like to make an update to a different review I made. I reviewed the EZ3 First Flyers recently and complained about the Maker foam not being water resistant. After more testing, I’ve concluded it is water “resistant”, but not waterproof. The paper protects the surface of the plane, you just need to trace all the bare foam edges with hot glue, and she’ll be plenty water tight! This also keeps the paper from peeling up, which I also complained about. So, go build a Stick if you have at least one other plane under your belt. You’ll have a blast!
Great value and a great flying plane!! Mine flew "right out of the box". Be sure to set your initial flight on low rates as this plane is a real aerobatic champ!!! The Simple Stick carries on the Ugly Stick tradition. This was my first use of "maker foam" and for me I am not convinced that is is much better than the older style foam board. It has a nice "slick"- what appears to be a water repellent finish, but it does not react to heat as well as the older type as I like to cover my foam board planes with iron on type covering.
How about a larger version closer to the original Ugly Stick dimensions??
Thanks for another low cost, fun plane!!