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Old 04-01-2007, 01:00 PM
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Pmjass put plans for one of these up on RCG. A stick was the last plane I built and flew when I was a kid and would love to have another. I do want the wing to have an airfoil though. I thought about how to make one of foam but it seems it would be too heavy. I've been playing around with Profili, it's a lot of fun.


These are pictures that pmjass put up, I wish the planes were mine.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:26 PM
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Yeah, very nice lookin planes, good luck on your next build.
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:15 PM
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If my Multiplex Pico Stuntman kit was made of the 'Good Foam' that you guys use and not this super thin, really frail foam skin that it has, I would not have had to spent so much time putting fiberglass all over it!

Enjoy your rhino-skinned tough foamies!
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:12 AM
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Default I really have built a couple.

Scratch built foamies.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:40 AM
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Cyclops - What's the story on that A-10?
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:37 AM
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It has flown off of the 200' cliff as a glider. Talk about a floater. I can run almost as fast. 4 1/2#, less power system.
It is flying with a Clark Y wing right now. The 3 wing panels to the right of her, are for a scale very deep undercambered wing to carry a full load a AGM's & Sidewinders.
No one agreed what the A-10 could fly scale like with. So it sits.
I need to get to a big meet in NY, PA, or NJ. For some working fliers of A-10's.

The Clipper is getting brushless GWS's.

I am a builder. Not really a pilot.
I have a new project. Cut out the wing of a 60" Avro Vulcan. Started sanding the foil.

GWS A-10 & the 55's with it, arrived. That I will fly to death.

I have found that having 2 or more simpler projects to work on keeps my interest high on all of them.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:13 PM
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I've built only two, both STCs from waterdog (on rcgroups)'s plans. I'm building one by his Nasty design now.

The most recent STC still lacks electronics but I just finished it (see pics):
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by JWilliams View Post
I've built only two, both STCs from waterdog (on rcgroups)'s plans. I'm building one by his Nasty design now.

The most recent STC still lacks electronics but I just finished it (see pics):
Now that's a night flier! Nice work, JWilliams!
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:18 PM
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Now that's a night flier! Nice work, JWilliams!
It should be, thanks! I wanted to do it properly. I'm scared to fly it because it took so damn long to do those lights
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:50 PM
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I'll fly it for you!!

Any night!!
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:28 PM
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Thumbs up Very nice collection!

Hey Cyclops:

Very nice!! That Foamie jumbo jet glider you have leaning against a chair and resting on it's nose(blue?), is that a 4 1/2' wingspan Lifefoam free flyer? It looks just like one I converted to power/multi engine! I am pleased with my out come. Nice planes dude! Scott.

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Old 04-07-2007, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ElectricFlyGuy View Post
Hey Cyclops:

Very nice!! That Foamie jumbo jet glider you have leaning against a chair and resting on it's nose(blue?), is that a 4 1/2' wingspan Lifefoam free flyer? It looks just like one I converted to power/multi engine! I am pleased with my out come. Nice planes dude! Scott.
I understand a few people have done this. Seems like a great way to get a cheap airframe!
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:42 AM
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About 50% of my planes are scratchbuilt foamies, but this one was actually one of the most challengin, since its so low powered. Flies on brushed EDF50 fans. Pretty fast, considering. The nose came form a Cox Airlifter that was converted to an Arado 16/43-19, thus the Arado got a new nose, so I used the original Cox nose for this build. Otherwise, all scratch sculpted foam, including wing panels.

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Old 04-08-2007, 12:36 PM
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Very very Nice job on the jet, looks so nice I would be afraid to fly it take care, Chellie
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:14 AM
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Nice job, have you flown it yet? Hope it works out all right.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:50 AM
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Thanks for the comments Chellie and App.....
I kinda think it looks a bit toylike for a scale collection, but I still like it, and so do the kids at the park.
Actually one of the toughest parts of the build was cutting out all those custom DHL graphics.

The jet flys. There is a flight picture in the post, but I guess its easy to miss the microscopic thing, since its one of my flight pics that I took with one hand, while flying with the other.
It's the only plane I have that I launch underhanded. A bit slow getting off with brushed EDF50 fans, but like all EDFs, its fast for what it is, after it gets going. Kinda pitch unstable, but its very controllable, so you can whip it around with no problem.

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Old 04-13-2007, 01:02 AM
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Thumbs up GWS wins.

My Avro Vulcan has been sidelined by a Corsair, P-38 and a A-10. A-10 is almost finished to the hand toss COG point. Others are done.

Dam these little planes are satisfying to a builder. Got carried away on the HOG and reducing the weight to 12 1/4 oz with 8 nimh 700 AAA.

GWS stock has hit a new high.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:42 PM
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Very Good!!
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:49 PM
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Magnificent Eagle! You're in a class with Chellie. Have you got any specs? Size, power, weight, etc.? I'm all caught up in the scratch build foamy thing & am scrounging all the info/knowledge I can get as I'm brand new to the foamy/electric scene----------joemama
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:52 PM
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You guys need to lobby for a scratch built foamie section like RCGroups has. I live there quite a bit.

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Old 04-27-2007, 06:01 PM
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Who needs arf's or kits when you are making something that nice from scratch, I really like your work.

I figured I should show you a few from my hanger in the low tech, ez to create area:
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Old 04-27-2007, 08:10 PM
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I've already got this on my own thread, but since my plane fits this category- here she is.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:53 AM
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Thumbs up You guys are killing me!

So here's a SBF (Scratch Built Foamie) in yur face! You guys made me run over to my LHS to buy a couple sheets of Depron!
This one is an HLG (Hand Launched Glider) perfect for irritating the wife indoors, or LONG outdoors glides in calm winds away from plane-eating trees.


Specs:

Wingspan: 12"
Length: 15"
Weight: 9.9g = .35 oz.

FLIES AWESOME!! Loosely based on two different Whitewings designs. Carbon fiber strip fuselage, 3mm Depron tail, 6mm Depron wing sanded down to a loose approximation of an airfoil and lightly cambered. Rubber bumper on the nose protects walls and furniture.

For more info: Whitewings

Build time: about an hour...
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:50 PM
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I have started my next foamy scratchbuild. A WW1 Loening M-8. I have started a thread with pictures if some want to follow along. I will probably only work on it on rainy days. Don
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:40 PM
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Never used any foamboard but Depron and FFF bend great with a heat gun. No scores that weakin needed. I built a wing with FFF. Undercambered top wing with foam spar and bottom added. Strong & light
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