Balsa model aircraft kit for
47" Wingspan for .8cc / .049ci glow or diesel engines or speed 400 or equiv. electric motors ( 50w to 80w brushless electric motors )
ELECTRIC OR IC
The FMK Flutterbug for 2-3 ch standard size radio as a small field rc glider style trainer rc model plane, Many rc model fliers have learnt to fly on this stable easy to build rc model aircraft ( over 50,000 sold between 1995 and 2000 and many more kits sold since! ) ,
Most fliers learnt to fly without any tuition when using The flutterbug as it is so easy to fly, ( we always recommend getting someone to teach you to fly to check its set up correctly etc ), this model will fly hands off like a freeflight model, stable, easy to fly, slow glide, if it starts to crash and it has great self leveling properties, it was designed with full inbuilt stability back in the early 1990s and is still that way today!
- Ideal trainer
- 47 inch wingspan
- Full size cad plans
- Laser cut balsa and ply parts, all sheet wood, strip wood , control horns, hinges
- Full instructions
- Decal pack
- Kit supplied in white cardboard box with colour label
Latest review for the laser cut model kit around 20 years on from when i first designed and produced the FMK Flutterbug as a electric or cox 049 rc trainer.
RC Electric Flyer magazine a 2 part review December 2012 and January 2013 (back issues still available Jan 2016)
" A Resounding Success", "It's advertised as a trainer, both for flying and for building and that is exactly what it is - exactly right for the job." " Very complete and well cut components ","very easy to build" , " simple to fly and very stable "
A bad point mentioned was the plan was faint, at that point we copied them on a OKI plan copier but now each one is printed out on a large format HP Designjet plan printer so plans are very clear and dark print.
Older reviews of the die fut or bandsaw cut kits
Revewed back in 1997 February / March SilentFlight Magazine as a speed 400 power model , the review was of the die cut version of the kit, the kit we sell now is the laser cut model for even easier construction. and superior accuracy
- Flutterbug electric glider in Silent flight magazine 1997 Feb / March issue
- Flutterbug review on electric page 14 of the July 1999 L.M.F.C Newsletter `notes the very good flying characteristics` ( http://lmfc.freehostia.com/newsletters/lmfc56.pdf )
- FMK Flutterbug rview by Stewart Marsdon in Aeromodeller issue October 1998 'FLUTTERBUG' - Getting started in r/c assist? Stuart Marsden recommends this traditionally built 'quickie' from FMK