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Reformed Nitroaddict
07-19-2005, 08:45 PM
Feel free to post your comments, build projects, questions, ect... about all things foam.

Everything from GWS park flyers to CAD designed EPP and Bluecore foam projects!

WWI Ace
08-07-2005, 11:40 PM
I just built one of these and it flies great!! It has the B06/10 outrunner, E-flite 20amp ESC, 2 HS-55's, 555 receiver, and 2 cell 1320 Thunder Power lipoly. Flies around easily at half throttle and flies scale-like. Slows well and lands like a feather. It isn't a 3D plane but it is still alot of fun to fly!!! As you tell by my name, I kind of have a thing for the early warbirds. I like 3D (even though I'm not good at it), I also fly a Alfa corsair with a MP Jet red outrunner. But sometimes I just want to putter around the sky and triplanes look so cool in the air!!!

ericthetree
08-09-2005, 04:12 AM
I made this one,maiden tomorrow after I add ailerons tonite. the elevator is made of pink fff with a carbon graphite 3/16 stick for stiffening,the main wing is made from pink insulation foam which I sanded into an airfoil ,I also made the twin fuses from the pink insulation foam.two brushed js250's,2200mah 2cell lipo,20ampgreatplanes esc.note triangular piece of balsa glued on as batteryholder extension

ericthetree
08-09-2005, 04:26 AM
this one is a 48" wingspan wing with bl outrunner [bm21],nice easily flown slow to medium quick,gentle roll rate

ericthetree
08-09-2005, 04:33 AM
these are my speed planes

2dogrc
08-09-2005, 04:38 AM
Here s my new bird. It is basically a shock flyer, just out of blue! It weighs 8.7oz all up without battery!
http://www.2dogrc.com/Website%20pics/shocky.jpg

EpoweredRc
08-09-2005, 05:09 AM
Okay this is what I was flying untill the other day and the next picture is the new one I am putting together.I glued together the stab and wing today.just have to add the servos and control arms and stuff now.

EpoweredRc
08-16-2005, 05:40 PM
Come on where is all the Foam airplane people at?

ericthetree
08-16-2005, 07:31 PM
Has 5400kv brushless 20mm case, zagi prop.If you have any old graphite shaft golf clubs and 1/2" pink foam insulation, you have material to build wings and fuses.I am going to add a piece of 1/4" triangle stock above fuse on main wing so that I can put on nylon quick ties.this build has only taken30 minutes so far,horizontal and vertical stabs were v-grooved to enable good epoxy join to fuse.same same with the main wing.48" span LOA44 1/2". edited 9/27/2005. I have revised the plane into an e-assisted thermal glider.

ericthetree
08-16-2005, 07:49 PM
here is my 78" wingspan FOAMIE edge 540.driver shafts[graphite]were sandwiched in depron to make main wing.I have to get a motor [electric]to put on it airframe weighs 21/2lbs with no electronics.please disregard nitro engine mounted on plane as it was for mockup.

EpoweredRc
08-16-2005, 07:57 PM
I still have to install elevator and ailerons,but it sure glides nice like it is.has 5400kv brushless 20mm case zagi prop.If you have any old graphite shaft golf clubs, you have material to build wings and fuses.I am going to add a piece of 1/4" triangle stock above fuse on main wing so that I can put on nylon quick ties.this build has only taken30 minutes so far,horizontal and vertical stabs were v-grooved to enable good epoxy join to fuse.same same with the main wing.48" span it will probably need graphite sticks along trailing edge to keep wing from flexing

Thats kinda cool looking,let us know how it flys.I would guess you would need some kind of bracing,maybe some flat carbon fiber if you have any.OR you could just put one from center to edge of the wing tip on the top or bottom like they do in the 3d foamys
Good luck

Chris

gkm41
09-04-2005, 07:25 PM
started to get tired of the flat foamies, just building a little ultimate... What ya think?

ericthetree
09-04-2005, 10:50 PM
very nice looking plane

ericthetree
09-04-2005, 11:05 PM
here are two of mine,they're not pretty but they fly nice

Pyrock
09-10-2005, 06:02 AM
Here's my homemade foamy. Flies like a real jet...fast and maneuverable. Of all he planes I've bought and assembeled, this by far the most fun to fly. Dont let the small size and simplicity fool you. It is fast and agile. The key is in the proper setup which took a lot of trial and error.

Pyrock
09-10-2005, 06:07 AM
Here's another pic

ericthetree
09-10-2005, 05:11 PM
here's my latest pusher build, Bp-21 outrunner/3 cell 880mah lipo, shaved down 7/4 wooden prop now 6 5/8"/4. I had to cut prop down for it to fit.

flypaper 2
09-11-2005, 04:50 AM
One of my foamies

ericthetree
09-11-2005, 07:08 AM
nice looking vtol

SaMx
09-12-2005, 08:48 PM
I just bult a parkflyer pete, full house controlls, no dihedral with ailerons. lots of fun, and still pretty stable. It's powered by a dual ips A and a 700 mah lipo. The plans are here. http://www.foamfly.com/gallery/Glen/acy

rlmcgill714
10-13-2005, 05:18 AM
this is my big F15 project. AUW is approx 28oz. length 74", ws 50", himax 2025-5300, geared 6.6 to 1, 10 x 5 APCe prop, CC phoenix 25, Hitec 555 rx, hs56 servos. Will be finished this weekend.

millet_flyer
10-13-2005, 05:55 AM
Wow that's good sized eagle!!

kuzikood
10-14-2005, 05:15 AM
heres my 200% scale up of glens flutterby from foamfly.com made it out of 1/2'' blueboard from my local hardware store and a bunch of junk i had laying around flies great even in 20 mph winds

rlmcgill714
10-14-2005, 06:00 AM
It's amazing what you can do with a little glue and some pieces of foam. I've had probably 100 dif planes of all types over the years, including 15 or 20 homemade foam planes. Every now and then, it's just fun to see what you can do on your own. Nothing better than something you build from scratch that actually flies. There is a feeling you get that can't be had from a cookie cutter kit. Keep it up and have fun!

kuzikood
10-14-2005, 06:30 AM
next project is gonna be a single engine dc3 from old twin 25 plans i had laying around
hehehehehehe im such the mad scientist

jasoncy2k
08-25-2006, 07:16 AM
Hi,

What kind of foam did you use to make the jets? I have been looking at
bluecore insulation foams but only able to find 1/2" thick sheets.



Here's my homemade foamy. Flies like a real jet...fast and maneuverable. Of all he planes I've bought and assembeled, this by far the most fun to fly. Dont let the small size and simplicity fool you. It is fast and agile. The key is in the proper setup which took a lot of trial and error.

ericthetree
08-25-2006, 07:22 AM
1/2" pink insulation foam

ericthetree
08-25-2006, 07:24 AM
i believe the other guy used blue FFF

jasoncy2k
08-25-2006, 08:08 AM
Do they sell 1/4" foam sheets? I can onlyfind 1/2" sheets at lowes.

i believe the other guy used blue FFF

ericthetree
08-25-2006, 04:21 PM
home depot sells the pink FFF

Pyrock
08-25-2006, 07:11 PM
Hi,

What kind of foam did you use to make the jets? I have been looking at
bluecore insulation foams but only able to find 1/2" thick sheets.

I made the F22's with either bluecore or depron @ 1/4" or 6mm respectively.

radioyankee
08-26-2006, 08:41 PM
i am looking into the idea of flying a challenger with a longer wing to increase glide ratio. is there a wing from another aircraft that might work? or i was thinking of cutting my wing in half, and then adding the center portion of another challenger wing so the span would increase 6'' or so. i would cut slits through the wing sections and install wood dowels with tightbond glue. And then aply clear tape over the slits. any comments would be appreciated. thanks

ericthetree
08-26-2006, 10:09 PM
just take an old graphite shaft driver and cut off the head for fuselage then epoxy 1/2" pink foam insulation wings with carbon fibre rods for stiffening and you end up with something like this, it will thermal,span on this one is 72"

radioyankee
08-29-2006, 05:31 AM
thanks- is there a particular airfoil shape that is standard for homemade foam wings, or do you just wing it?

jasoncy2k
08-29-2006, 06:36 AM
I am going to HD to check it out if they have the pink FFF in my area (Kent, Washington). By the way, where are you located ericthetree?

home depot sells the pink FFF

ericthetree
08-29-2006, 07:11 AM
va beach, and i just wing it lol

predatorb
09-01-2006, 08:03 AM
ok I have a question..

what kind of foamis used for a fuselage? like a cylinder shape. would you stack multiple sheets until the desired thikness is aquired, glue and then sand it? out of the foams that are used which foam has the greatest density or hardness if you will?

edfire
09-02-2006, 03:33 PM
hi im edfire this is my pantherplane powered by a small 280 sized fiago brushless and 450mh etec 2s lipo,its quite a handfull to fly esspesially with a 3s lipo,but consdering the wingspan is only about 40cm thats not entirely suprising

edfire
09-02-2006, 03:47 PM
i was asked by a mate to build him a plane,being fairly lazy i thought up this which took about an hour you can see its very simple powered by a mini z racing motor from a kyosho rc car.it has a 45cm wingspan and 2s eflite 450mh i havent flown yet as our english weather is so poor,any feedback would be interseting as you can see the picture is of an unpainted and incopmlete model i will update soon

edfire
09-02-2006, 03:52 PM
can anyone find a parkfly version of a westland lysander or T28D trojan in foam,any pans would be good as well

snolord
09-09-2006, 01:21 AM
here's mine

snolord
10-04-2006, 12:49 AM
new paint