FT Simple Storch Breakfast Bombers

by FliteTest | August 25, 2014 | (47 Ratings) Posted in Reviews

The FT Simple Storch has finally arrived!  It's available as a speed build kit in our online store.

 

This is the FT Simple Storch. Number two in our three part warbird release. 

Josh originally designed this plane to be called the FT Trainer, but redesigned the fuselage to resemble the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch. Even after the redesign, the plane retained it trainer tendencies. 

This can be set-up to reflect your flying style with either flap-erons for more aggresive handling, a beginner setup for the newbies, or leading edge slats (shown below) for those relaxing slow flights. 

The first storch painted up by Peter he ultimately dubbed the "Luftwaffle Breakfast Bomber".

We liked the pun enough to form the BREAKFST FIGHTER SQUADRON BOMBER GROUP! We rallied three more planes to fight for the cause. 

The Swiss Cheese Cutter. 

The French Toast Fighter (not Figter...Alex) 

Lastly we have the Bacon Bomber.

A perfect pack of planes to deliver your breakfast. 

The bomb drops are an extremely easy setup that you can make yourself.

All we did was mount a servo onto our FT Elements Simple Glider Tow Release with a small hole punched out to let a 1 1/2" (3.81cm) piece of push rod thread through. A popsicle stick near the CG holds a rubber band that will hold just about anything you want. When you activate the servo, the rod is pulled out releasing the rubber band. By the way, when we say this setup will hold anything you want, we mean it. Here are a few examples...

With our breakfast secured and ready to be bombed we only needed a designated target. 

Did our breakfast make it safely to the table? Watch the episode to find out!

We had an awesome time with the FT Simple Storch. It is a fantastic first time plane with the ability to evolve with you as your skills improve. If you are not a first time pilot, this plane will still deliver and fantastic slow flying experience along with the most important meal of the day!

Pick up a Speed Build Kit in our store!

WATCH THE BUILD VIDEO HERE!

COMMENTS

FoamFlyinFool on August 27, 2014
PLANS ???
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Freaky_1 on August 27, 2014
"We had an awesome time with the FT Simple Storch. It is a fantastic first time plane with the ability to evolve with you as your skills improve. If you are not a first time pilot, this plane will still deliver and fantastic slow flying experience along with the most important meal of the day!

Pick up a Speed Build Kit in our store!

Keep your eyes open for a build video and FREE plans coming this Wednesday (8/25/14)!
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Flying Fox on August 27, 2014
Flitetest is there a cheap way to ship your kits to Australia??
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shermanhartman on August 27, 2014
Not currently. They are working on finding a cheaper alternative, but because of the box size, its pretty expensive.
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Flying Fox on September 1, 2014
ok thanks
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quincy trott on April 1, 2015
i built my storch with a sunnysky 980kv motor with a 30 amp esc powered with 3300 mah 20c lipo and it's waterproofed with camp dry.
basically i overpowered it a lot!!!
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nmira10 on August 26, 2014
?

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PropSpinner on August 26, 2014
Loved it.
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superchamp123 on August 26, 2014
like the new show format.
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Fly'n-V on August 26, 2014
Great build and episode!!! Reminds me of some of your first videos, the ones that brought me back to this hobby after 20 years away. Thanks
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Neilyboy on August 26, 2014
I cannot wait to build this! Thank you so much ft!
Neil
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Balu on August 26, 2014
BRB, learning everything about leading edge slats.

Will the plans include the window-decals too?
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cbarnes0061 on August 26, 2014
Looks awesome. Great work guys
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gabriel robson on August 26, 2014
Great plane can't wait to build one but what power set up was josh Scott using to get those super long flights?
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PropSpinner on August 26, 2014
I don't watch these shows once, I watch them multiple times. I watched this one when it was posted and again while getting ready for work. I watch old episodes on my Roku box. Good job.

I would love to see scenes of Josh and Josh teaching their kids to fly.
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KGFlierAIA on August 26, 2014
So if you guys are doing another warbird. how about considering a Stearman? Trained most of the WWII pilots for the US (USAAC and Navy), and has so much history that there are thousands of paint schemes out there--from crop sprayers to air show planes. It even was the plane that chased Cary Grant in "North by Northwest!"
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andre on August 26, 2014
Sweet...

Are you entertained yet folks?

Canadian Maple Syrup.
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andre on August 26, 2014
Pssstt Wednesday is the 27th
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alibopo on August 26, 2014
As usual, a great plane design. I especially like the leading edge slats. One bugbear - the 'ch' in storch is pronounced with more of a 'k' sound like Third Reich, or as we Scots know, like the 'ch' in loch. [Which is how the LOCH audiovisual company (Miami, USA), pronounce their company name. Check their youtube videos if you don't believe me!] 'Storch' is the German word for stork (the bird) and if you pronounce 'storch' as stork you'll be a lot closer to the correct way of saying it than sticking the 'ch' from cheese on the end. Not a big deal, and I'm sure I'll get a big raspberry for pointing it out, but imagine if the French starting pronouncing Cadillac as Cadillass (as in Marcel Marceau) - I'm sure there would plenty of folks eager to correct their pronunciation. :)
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earthsciteach on August 26, 2014
I was pronouncing it with a 'ch,' but a German guy told me it should be pronounced with a 'z' sound. Storz. :-/
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alibopo on August 26, 2014
I suppose it depends how he pronounces his 'z' :) 'ts' ? I don't mind as long as it's not the 'ch' from cheese, that's just wrong... another more accessible way to get close to the right sound is to look at the 'ch' in the word bronchial. Interestingly the Scots (Germanic/Nordic derived) word for church is 'kirk', so there's obviously a bit of variation around how hard and 'wet' the back of the throat 'ch' is formed. Then again the German word for Cheese is 'Kase' (with umlaut over the 'a') so possibly we're all pronouncing cheese and other words starting in 'ch' all wrong... !!! Man, this is getting complicated :)
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JoeFlush on August 26, 2014
Hey Guys .. the german ch ist pronouncend more like the J in Juan (mexican name)
therefore english speaking folks mostly say it as a k becaus there is no simmilar thing in english.

So Storch ist pronounced [SHTORJ] or at least simmilar :)
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alibopo on August 26, 2014
Yep, that kinda' works for me too! :)
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BackPackModels on August 27, 2014
As a true German I can only say yes, you're on the right track! ;D
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paulo2775 on August 26, 2014
Hello, don't forget to include slats options on the plans :)
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kheatherly13@gmail.com on August 26, 2014
Looking forward to your build video, Just getting back into the sport after a 35 year absence. Learning to fly all over again. I just purchased the speed build kit also going to down load the plans. I so look forward to you show. Keep up the great work, entertainment and education. This was one of your best shows yet. :)
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Edward385 on August 26, 2014
Just bought a kit and getting my swap pod ready. Anyone know what size wheels would be good on this? I am thinking 70mm?
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AkimboGlueGuns on August 26, 2014
If you want to go scale, you would have to use tail wheels, as the original had VERY small wheels for it's size.
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Edward385 on August 26, 2014
Not going for scale, just to have wheels on it. I found this tail wheel on HK, however it is a 60mm diameter. and maybe 90mm front wheels. In the video they definitely did not have scale wheels

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__3755__Tail_Wheel_Assembly.html
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nmira10 on August 26, 2014
are the plans for the plane up

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jerimiah85 on August 26, 2014
Tomorrow :)
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FoamFlyinFool on August 28, 2014
nope...

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jerimiah85 on August 28, 2014
Lol 2:40am Thursday. Got mine printed will start the build in the am.
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DrTrey28 on August 26, 2014
Hey guys. I'm interested in this plane, just a few one question. Does it handle ok in the wind?
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iflyoften on August 26, 2014
Where are the online plans or build video?
Thanks
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BluBunnyRC on August 26, 2014
Best FT episode EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Christopher14 on August 26, 2014
I second that!!!
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jerimiah85 on August 26, 2014
3rd :)
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Flying Fox on August 26, 2014
Is it a good First Plane?
I heard them talk about beginner?
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jerimiah85 on August 26, 2014
High wing's are always a good trainers. Good luck.
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Flying Fox on August 27, 2014
THanks
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Flying Fox on August 27, 2014
But what i really meant would it be a good first plane?
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jerimiah85 on August 28, 2014
It has dihedral in the wing, it should be a good first plane. From the looks of it, it's similar to the super cub. That's what I learned on and it was an awesome first plane. Good luck and don't get discouraged.
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Flying Fox on August 28, 2014
Thanks Mate.
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flight monkey on August 26, 2014
I like the new Flite Test, its like the oldschool Flite Test. Planes and Josh Scott ! Great episode guys. Loved every minute of it!
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BackPackModels on August 27, 2014
Great episode! I am only waiting for a simple soarer-tow episode! The Storch would have the right size and you don't really need too much power for such a light glíder...
Would be AWEEESOME (David's pronounciation, sure ;D )
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paulo2775 on August 27, 2014
Hello, are the plans already on line? The date planed was August 25th (it was last monday:))
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varktjop on August 27, 2014
Dear Flite Test,

My fingers are itching to start building this plane. Please give update on when you plan to post the plans.

Thanks

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fastfred529 on August 27, 2014
Where are the plans and build video? On vacation and trying to build 2 planes. Cutting out pieces for Dusty, and would like to build the Simple Storch as my 2nd plane this vacation. Looks awesome!
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pity_the_fool on August 27, 2014
Can't wait to build the Storch! Looks like the STOL plan I have been waiting for. So does Peter have to go through some kind of rush week initiation before you will give him a Flite Test t-shirt?
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Fly'n-V on August 27, 2014
Which EMAX motor is Peter using? I have a EMAX dealer close by and my SB kit is ordered. Want to get the Motor/ESC heading this way. Thanks Guys! Hope to catch up at E-Week. Sr12
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FoamFlyinFool on August 28, 2014
I guess they haven't sold enough to release the plans yet...
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chrisloh on August 28, 2014
Nice love the part that Josh puts something too hot to hold into his mouth. Not sure what I like more, the food or the planes & flying. You guys got it made. Waiting for the plans. I have been usin foam boards here in Doha, Qatar and they seem to be heavier then the foam boards you use. can you tell me how heavy is a sheet of say A1 size foam board? Thanks and keep up the videos. Miss David though.
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wileycoyote on August 28, 2014
Where are these plans that were supposed to be posted on the 25th?? Guess you guys are playing too much and not working enough:)
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thrasher0815 on August 28, 2014
I was told that the stork brings babies, not breakfast. Kind of disappointed now... But well, I guess they wouldn't let you drop babies from there. Although with that much lift, the wing loading should be ok, right?
Oh, and... where are the plans? ;)
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jerimiah85 on August 27, 2014
Plan to make this an fpv park flyer. plan to make windows and pan tilt inside cab. :)
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nmira10 on August 29, 2014
thanks

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nmira10 on August 29, 2014
do they do birthday parties

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uLightMe on August 28, 2014
I believe I just found my first FT plane to build ... I've been watching for almost a year building and flying quads and finally decided to get into planes ... was going to start with the versa wing but this looks like a way better option for me :)
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nmira10 on August 29, 2014
good choice

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nmira10 on August 29, 2014
how dos this qquadcopter thing work?
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RollyRolls on August 26, 2014
I love Bixler. Watching him gobble up all that swine makes me love him all the more. Bixler knows whats up. Oink! Oink!
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wingless on August 31, 2014
Like I always say--- an egg is a morning job for a chicken, but bacon is a lifetime commitment for the hog!
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solarflash on August 26, 2014
These look great. Hope to see Peter's rattle-can and waterproofing techniques that were mentioned before. Would like to try them with this build.
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steadfast4life on September 1, 2014
Ditto
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DVIRGIN24S on September 3, 2014
Great Episode Guys!!!
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wohedanxiao on September 7, 2014
Great work!!BTW,anyone knows the name of the BGM when they fly their planes?
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Flying Fox on September 7, 2014
could this fly without ailerons?
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airborne1 on September 8, 2014
This type of design can usually be flown rudder and elevator, but you may need to increase the dihedral... The V shape angle of the wing, between the left and right wing panels. Maybe Josh will give a recommended dihedral angle for builds that will not use ailerons? :-)
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Flying Fox on September 8, 2014
Thanks
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airborne1 on September 9, 2014
Flying Fox,
You might post that question on the build thread instead. You might get your answer quicker there, the answer of how much dihedral could make this a throttle, rudder, elevator trainer. If you build and fly one in this configuration, follow up and tell us all how it flies. :-)

It looks like the wing saddle is mostly flat. That would need some sort of change to accommodate the greater dihedral angle in the saddle... Or.... You could change their wing to a three panel design, with a flat center span, and the two end panels having the needed dihedral. My first rudder only trainer MANY years ago was like that. Very forgiving design with a pulse one channel radio. The rudder wagged its tail about 2.5 times per second in flight, and flew like a fish or a happy puppy! LOL The design was very much like this one, but with higher aspect ratio wing (longer (wingspan) and not as wide (chord)). .049 nitro. So, with the right power and trim and dihedral, you might even be able to make this rudder only... But you probably need unusually strong nostalgia kung fu to go that route. LOL
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airborne1 on September 9, 2014
The FT Simple Soarer is already throttle, rudder, elevator. No ailerons. Probably easier to handle if you are new to the hobby. :-)
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airborne1 on September 8, 2014
The power of bacon ... Cleared the tray! LOL

Downloading the plans, for the airplane, not the bacon ...
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lele on November 7, 2014
我能说你们都是大神么?作为新手我要学的很多。无论如何,i like flitetest
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Noobi1951 on January 26, 2015
I doubt this is the right place to ask, but I'm going to anyway. In the build video Josh only makes brief reference to setting up your TX/RX, and servo connections for the flaperon option. I've got my Storch built but am unsure as to how to set op the electronics. HELP!!! I really want to fly this thing.
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yrjosmiel73 on March 27, 2015
You actually ate it? Eww, kind of.
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Jake3dpilot on July 22, 2015
Now I'm hungry can you bomb me with bacon pleads 😀
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Damig on September 11, 2015
This Storch is a BigUn, Huh!!? Tried to print out full size plans and the print shop said it is way too big (wait, what???) they could not figure out how to print full size, on 20 x 30 (like the foam, right?) Great Job and I love the new changes to the web, and that you are able to keep the "OLD" feel of the show. Josh Scot is Hilarious!! and Peter is on FIRE.... And Bixler.... well, goes without saying. Kinda do miss DAVE the SVEDE, right?
Crash lots, stay fun, keep spreading the FLYING word boys! thanks, miggy
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dkruger` on October 27, 2015
How is the "bomb release" attached? Is it removable?
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dkruger` on December 26, 2015
Next warbird? I'd love to see a T-34 with about 1200mm wingspan and steerable nose wheel. Not all of us fly off grass and the larger wingspan would allow for oversize wheels for flying off grass.
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