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Simple Scout - Vintage Vibe

Wanted to give the FT Simple Scout a vintage look, so I bought the kit and printed out the plans. Then pinned the plans down to a building board and cut the back half of the fuselage off. Used 3/16" balsa sticks to build the back half. Here's where I am so far. Find other tips for foam board building at: https://foamboardflyers.com/


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Currently building two Simple Scouts, one with external pushrods and the other with internal. When I built the first FT Simple Scout with the balsa diagonals, I didn’t make slots for the pushrods. The foam board fuse has slots but I thought that I could somehow maneuver the pushrods through all the open spaces between the balsa sticks. I couldn’t find a way to do it. So instead i decided to mount the servos on the outside of the fuselage and use carbon fiber tubes as pushrods. More details on this modification and other tips at: https://foamboardflyers.com/

Stick Fuselage Details - I am at the point where I am finishing the fuselage. Without the foam board top rear of the fuselage, the back end of the turtle deck has no support. You might add a cross member right where the turtle deck ends. And on the bottom of the fuselage you might cut the foam board to include the tail skid and end at the last cross member. More tips at: https://foamboardflyers.com/