FT Simple Soarer

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FT Simple Soarer

From the Flitetest Swappables Series, The FT Simple Soarer is a gret introduction to 2 channel gliding. Whether you are motoring up to altitude by using a Power Pod or towing the Simple Soarer up with a friend by using the FT Elements Simple Tow Release mechanism, this plane is a real performer.



Flitetest Planes

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Specifications

Wingspan 57.5 inches (1460 mm)
Weight (without battery) - 11 oz (311 g)
Flying Weight TBD
Wing Loading TBD
Radio At least 2 channel
Recommended Motor 25g, 1300kV
Recommended ESC 10-20A
Recommended Battery 3s 850mAh
Servo (2) 5g micro
Prop (tractor) 8x4.5


Motor Mount

The motor mount can either be laser-cut out of 3/32" plywood, or 3d printed out of ABS.

Control Horns

The control horns can be either laser cut from 3/32" plywood, or 3D printed out of ABS.

Materials

To build, you will need the following things:

  • 3 sheets of Dollar Tree foam board
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hobby knife or razor blade
  • 3/32" aircraft plywood (not required if 3d printing hardware)

Laser and 3D Printer Files

Here are all of the files required to build. These links will be kept up-to-date with any bugfixes.

SimpleSoarer1.svg
Sheet 1
SimpleSoarer2.svg
Sheet 2
SimpleSoarer3.svg
Sheet 3

These power settings work well on the Lasersaur with Dollar Tree foam board:

Color Action Feed Rate Power Level Passes
Black Cut 1500 25% 1
Red Score 1500 12% 1
Blue Etch 1500 6% 1

The following settings work well on the Lasersaur with 3/32" plywood:

Color Action Feed Rate Power Level Passes
Black Cut 1500  ?  ?

3D Printing

ABS should be used for strength, and parts should be printed at high-density.

Assembly

Flite Test has created a great videos showing the full build process in detail: