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Old 01-31-2011, 04:21 AM
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Default Favorite scratchbuilt foamies 7oz-30oz

Favorite scratchbuilt foamies 7oz-30oz.
Photos are after several to many months from the initial build.
All are easy to build, except the polaris is moderately complex.
If I'd known I was going to like these so much, I would have spent some more time for a more esthetically pleasing build!

Capricorn
Polaris
Simple Delta
EPPyak
Nutball

Key:
Build difficulty
1 = easy, good first build
2 = easy, if not a first time builder
3 = not too hard, or may be time comsuming
4= moderately complex
5 = highly complex

Flying space
Small = baseball infield
Medium = football field
Large = Several football fields

Wind
Minimal = < 4 mph
Mild = < 10 mph
Medium = < 16 mph
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As you know - pros of building with foam - cheap material, quick build, pliable (epp) or easy to repair or both, so crashes don't hurt as much - glue it back together, or throw it away and build another one. Learn and practice on foam, then move on from there. Building and repairing your planes will also give you skills to repair planes you buy.

Summary:

Polaris post 4 - raise off grass or water

Capricorn post 3 - raise off grass or water

Simple Delta here and there post5 - great windy day flyer - toss and catch

EPPyak55 there and here post 6 - 3d type trainer

Nutball post 7 - a great trainer (low throws)

note: the above are quiet except the Polaris is mildly loud - I prefer quieter foamies and so I didn't list any prop in a slot planes or EDFs in my personal favorites.

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Capricorn 18-28oz
Raise off water or grass
Flying space medium
Build first time several hours, easy build
build difficulty = 2-3
Wind mild
Control surfaces Rudder, elevons
Repair very infrequent, easy
Material depron or FFF
Flying style slow to moderate delta type
comfortable flying eyes off for 20 seconds yes
Pilot experience beginner and above
Low throws and a larger flying space makes a good trainer
High throws more complex flyer
Build note:
Use plans from this post and review the first 50 posts.
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Polaris - 24oz
Raise off water or grass
Flying space large
Build first time many hours, days moderately complex build
build difficulty = 3-4
Wind moderate - good for a windy day
Control surfaces Rudder, ailerons, elevator
Repair frequent but easy (flying learning curve)
Material depron
Flying style moderate to fast delta type
comfortable flying eyes off for 20 seconds no
Pilot experience definitely not beginner
Build note:
Use a 40amp ESC and separate BEC
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Simple Delta - 7oz here there
Hand toss and catch or land
Flying space medium
Build first time 2 hours, easy build, good for a first build
build difficulty = 1
Wind moderate
Control surfaces elevons
Repair seldom, easy
Material EPP preferred
Flying style moderate to fast delta type
comfortable flying eyes off for 20 seconds no
Pilot experience above beginner
Build note:
The EPP build is more durable for EPP use a 4mm CF tube along the length of the bottom spline.
For EPP, use welders or loctite glue for hinges.
Build two; one for your friends
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EPPyak55 7 oz there here
Hand toss launch
Flying space small to medium
Build first time several hours, easy build, good for a first build
build difficulty = 1-2
Wind mild
Control surfaces rudder, ailerons elevator
Repair seldom, easy
Material EPP
Flying style 3D
comfortable flying eyes off for 20 seconds no
Pilot experience above beginner
Build note:
For EPP, use welders or loctite glue for hinges.
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Nutball - 7oz
Raise off ground or hand launch
Flying space small to medium
Build first time several hours, easy build, good for a first build
build difficulty = 1-2
Wind mild
Control surfaces rudder, elevator
Repair seldom, easy
Material EPP
Flying style simple to complex
comfortable flying eyes off for 20 seconds yes
Pilot experience beginner and above
Low throws makes an ideal trainer
High throws more complex flyer
Build note:
For EPP, use welders or loctite glue for hinges.
Use a 4mm CF tube along the length of the bottom spline.
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