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!