I've been a fan of the ultra stick for a long time, and about two years ago I painted up a simple scout in the classic Hangar 9 30cc stick scheme. That was my go-to plane for quite a while and it really went through a lot! It made it through many crashes, but I eventually retired it because the servos were having a weird glitching issue. After a while, I started to miss it and decided I wanted to revisit the project but this time make a couple changes to make it more tailored to my wish list. My main goal was for it to use the swappable power pod since the short pod from the scout is hard to use in other swappable planes. I started off by modifying the Simple scout wing to give it the shape of the ultra stick wing. Then I designed the fuselage and tail section on foamboard and cut it all out.
However I lost interest in the project for several months, but thanks to a community build challenge that was taking place on the FT forums, I finally got back to it, finished hooking up the electronics, and took it for its maiden flight! I let my buddy fly it afterward and we both agreed that it flew so well that it would be a shame not to make plans for it and let others enjoy the design! I got to work making plans and got them finished and published on the FT forums. A lot of people built it and have enjoyed it, but I decided to post an article on here about it! It's very easy to fly, and on a B pack with low throws, it makes a great trainer. If you put a 4s in it and the C pack, you have a very aerobatic and capable hot rod that is a blast for experienced pilots to fly!
Plan links available at the end of the article!
Here are the specs:
- Power pack B or C motor
- 30 - 40 amp esc
- 4 9g servos
- APC 9x6 prop
- 2200 3s or 4s lipo
- roughly 970mm wingspan
Huge thanks to @customrcmods for building and reviewing it! Here's his video:
I hope you enjoy the design, and please let me know if you build one in the comments section or on the forums!
Full sized plans: https://bit.ly/36LgNPN
Tiled plans: https://bit.ly/2IMzDxA
I just want to say I'm in no way trying to copy FT with this design - I started (and named) the project well before FT came out with their stick.