What is the cheapest FT plane total?


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Cheapest way I know is to print plans, use Dollar Tree foam board, and get budget chinesium electronics. Problem with that is I have found that many of the really cheap servos are junk. Even when they work they'll often be twitchy. Motors tend to be more heavy for the same power also. Some of these factors can make it difficult for new pilots who are just learning to fly as it can be hard to tell in the moments of a crash if it was the pilot or othe electronics that caused it.

In my opinion, if you're just learning, try to stick with decent parts. The FT store is a good way to get stuff that you know will work for the model, but you can find most of the same parts cheaper elsewhere.