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Flutterbug cox .049 speed 400 rc trainer power glider kit model plane balsa laser cut kit FMK models

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 The Flutterbug 049 / 400

47" Wingspan for .8cc / .049ci glow or diesel engines or speed 400 or equiv. electric motors ( 50w to 80w brushless electric motors )

The FMK Flutterbug for 2-3 ch standard size radio as a small field rc glider style trainer, many flyers have learnt to fly on this model ( over 50,000 sold so far! ) , most flyers learnt to fly without any tuition as it is so easy to fly, many landing it first flight! ( we always reccomend 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.

  • Ideal trainer
  • 47 inch wingspan
  • Full size cad plans
  • Laser cut balsa and ply parts, all sheet wood, stripwood , control horns, hinges 
  • Full instructions
  • Decal pack
  • Kit supplied in white cardboard box with colour label

Latest review for the laser cut kit around 20 years  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
Other reviews

  • 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 

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