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  1. PoorManRC

    Sticking my neck out... Need a FT Storch Speed Build Kit

    Hi friends, This Group has been so generous to this Disabled OLD Veteran so far, and I couldn't be more grateful. I've got a 6 Channel Radio, Motors, Servos, Wheels, Wire, 7 sheets of DTFB, Batteries and detail items. I just don't think that a scratchbuild, should be my very first Aircraft...
  2. FLL-flyer

    Deciding between Simple Cub and FT Storch

    Hello, 1st post here. A friend of mine who flies locally got me excited about getting back into foamies. As a background, my first - and only - foamie I've owned was the infamous Supercub LP RTF. Took me no time to fly and master it. Till I managed to crash it nosefirst - and my...
  3. LAZY J

    LAZY J's super simple simple Storch build "THE BUDGIE"

    Hi all! Thought I would share my recently completed build of a 3 channel modification based on the FT Simple Storch - this one has come about due to the need of something nice and simple to introduce my 10 year old nephew to the art of aeromodelling. The general goal here was a simple three...
  4. J

    Hi all, attempting third build as an FT Simple Storch, Have some questions.

    Hi All, first post here. Self assessing I would like to believe i am at the higher end of the novice spectrum and I can fly a Nano Talon without gyro quite well. I really enjoy slow flyers so I bought a Simple Storch, I am planning Flaperons and Fixed but removable Leading edge slats. I...
  5. S

    FT Simple Storch mini-review and relaxing flight

    Hey guys, I just made my first mini review of my FT Simple Storch out of Hobbyking foamboard ( actually only the frontside is made out of that foamboard). I hope you guys enjoy this video and I'm sorry for my English pronunciation ( English isn't my native tongue) . Hoping to get more...
  6. Hayduke27

    Storch turning HARD left

    Hi everyone, I just completed my Storch and took it out for a maiden attempt on Thanksgiving day. This is the biggest plane I have maidened, and it is my first 4 channel that does not include a gyro stabilizer. I have expo dialed in at 30% and dual rate is at 70%. I built it with flaps, and...
  7. nhk750

    Storch with no dihedral?

    I am in the middle of scratch building my wing and I noticed I did not have a gap in between the two halves like Josh mentions in the video for Dihedral angle. I am going to attempt to flex the wing without the gap and see what happens. But, what if it was built with no dihedral? Would it skid...
  8. nhk750

    Storch Motor, which one?

    I am in the process of scratch building a new Storch, as my old one is getting towards the end of its life, including the motor... In my internet searches I am having a problem finding any motor recommendations for the Storch. So far I have found this one that looks good, Turnigy D3530/14...
  9. nhk750

    Linkage pushrods flex on FT Storch

    The title says it all. is there a better pushrod other than the ones in the speedbuild kit? I am seeing allot of flex on the elevator pushrod and some flex on the rest. I saw the post about making stiffer pushrods, but I'm just looking for something a little stiffer without all that work...
  10. S

    Storch Control Surface Warping

    I just built the Simple Storch from the water-resistant foam board speed build kit. I also copied each part and built a second Storch along the way out of Elmers foam board. Although I've been flying R/C for more than 20 years, this is my first foam board build. My speed build Storch has...
  11. S

    Simple Storch Build

    This is my first post so ... Hello everyone! I just finished my first FT build -- the Simple Storch! Great kit. Easy build and it flies great! Just have two flights on it so far, but really enjoying building with foam board! Steve
  12. B

    Storch with LIFEPO4

    I have built two planes - FT Old Speedster and FT Storch and have not been able to fly them. I have a B (single) power pack and a C (single) power pack. I made a decision to stick with LifePO4 batteries, so I bought a couple Zippy 2100 3S 30C. They weigh 218g and only provide 9.9v. I put the...
  13. bpw823

    First Airplane - Laser Cut FT Storch

    Over the past few months, I've been held down by end of school study, FIRST Robotics, and other commitments, but I've finally been able to complete my first 'scratch' build. Using the laser cutter provided by a Design Studio at a local vocational technology school, I was able to CAD trace the...
  14. P

    Aris/Greece: noob with no flying clue reaching out for flying/construction help!

    Hi all! Name's Aris and I am from Greece. I only lately started building planes (with the FT method). While I tremendously enjoy building the planes (I have built the Nutball, the flyer, the delta, the old fogey, the tiny trainer AND the storch), I haven't been very lucky flying any of them ...
  15. Rames

    FT Storch

    Just a couple of pics of my completed winter project. No real deviations to report from the build video. I will say bending the landing gear was a real pain. It took forever and it's still not straight. All in all a fun build. I went with flaperons, leading edge slats and Armée de l'Air...
  16. E

    Back on the sticks.

    Hi all, I'm just getting back into flying after a 10 year break. Just bought a Simple Storch and trying to figure out my 9xr after only having flown analog 35 Mhz before. I started off flying SPAD ( simple plastic airplane design) and scratch built all my planes. I have a lot of questions and...
  17. P

    Still need help with an FT Storch

    Hi guys - I asked this once and I am thankful for the answers but I still need more help. I built an FT Storch, I have installed the servos and have everything ready. The rudder and rear ailerons (I hope I use the correct terms) are working but I have no idea what to do with the wings. I cut...
  18. jkeyes7

    Best plane to follow the storch

    I got the storch as my first build. I had a good time building it and I've gotten pretty good at flying it with no crashes yet, knock on wood. I am a beginner and I have some other friends that are joining me with this hobby. I am thinking about slightly upgrading for my next build. Would the...
  19. Gaz.Spencer

    Giant 2m Span Coroplast Storch

    A friend and I recently set out to build a big plane, and now we did it. In under about 10 hours work put together. Hopefully a flight video will come soon. Setup: -Hobbyking Donkey 810kv Outrunner with 12 inch prop -Hobbyking 30 Amp ESC -HXT900 9gram servos (Should be enough ;) -3300mah LiPo...
  20. L

    My FT Simple Storch should arrive tomorrow! Tips or Pointers?!

    I should be receiving my Speed Build kit for the FT Simple Storch tomorrow, as well as my new Tran/Receiv. and I should be ready to fly after the build! Before I start, what tips/pointers do you all have to a first time builder, first time flier and a very hyped up 16 year old!?