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Ron S
12-26-2005, 04:24 AM
I see alot of post on kits here. Does anyone (besides me) build thier own foamies from plans,or design their own?:confused:

EpoweredRc
12-26-2005, 05:27 AM
Some of us do, I have a few flying wings I designed myself. A N.A.S.S and a flying delta (you can see it in my Avatar),Look in my gallery over at rcgroups if your a member there. I'm the same name there as over here.

Big_Bird
12-26-2005, 05:46 AM
Ron, a good friend designed, cut out, and painted both of these planes. He put the bipe together for me and I built the stick. They fly great. All Depron.

Ron S
12-26-2005, 06:57 AM
Great guys! I like to build from plans,with FFF ! One of my favorites is a plane called Amos! It was designed by EWO over at RC Groups! I had a friend enlarge the plans out to a 40 inch wing span! We also use two dowel rods for the wing spar. We went to the bigger size,mostly because we fly in the wind alot! The bigger (read also heavier) planes seem to handle the wind better. Some guys don't like to scratch build,or don't have the time. Don't get me wrong,I'm a big fan of Fancy Foam Models. They fly extreemly well. Here's a pic of the modified Amos,or as the locals call it BIG AMOS. Ron

Ron S
12-26-2005, 07:01 AM
Lets try again!

cyclops2
12-26-2005, 08:36 AM
I love building 6' + planes from a single billet of Blue Foam 7" x 20" X 86" . Faster than wood and just as strong. 4-5# is OK at that size, ready to fly.:)----------Edit--$25 for all the plane is nice too.

Big_Bird
12-26-2005, 04:07 PM
Lets try again!

Great looking plane Ron. Cyclops, any photos?

cyclops2
12-26-2005, 07:00 PM
I am sooo old I still have 35mm cameras and telephoto lenses. I am happy to post correctly. :)

Big_Bird
12-26-2005, 07:25 PM
I am sooo old I still have 35mm cameras and telephoto lenses. I am happy to post correctly. :)

I'm old and retired. I still have a Canon AE-1 with a slew of lenses and converters that haven't been used in several years since I discovered digital cameras. Since then I probably have shot 3000 photos and archived about a thousand. Old has nothing to do with it. Interest is the key.

Ken

jamessimon
12-27-2005, 03:03 PM
I love building 6' + planes from a single billet of Blue Foam 7" x 20" X 86" . Faster than wood and just as strong. 4-5# is OK at that size, ready to fly.:)----------Edit--$25 for all the plane is nice too.

That sounds like a piece of floatation foam. May I ask where you get it?

ParkJetsFlyer
12-27-2005, 07:19 PM
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cyclops2
12-27-2005, 09:12 PM
James Simon. I order it at the local lumber yard. It is called , Dow Flotation Billet. It is used in building walk on docks.
A 60" delta will use less than 1/2 of it. At $51 for a 7"X20"X96" piece, $ 25 looks ok.

EpoweredRc
12-28-2005, 06:51 PM
Great guys! I like to build from plans,with FFF ! One of my favorites is a plane called Amos! It was designed by EWO over at RC Groups! I had a friend enlarge the plans out to a 40 inch wing span! We also use two dowel rods for the wing spar. We went to the bigger size,mostly because we fly in the wind alot! The bigger (read also heavier) planes seem to handle the wind better. Some guys don't like to scratch build,or don't have the time. Don't get me wrong,I'm a big fan of Fancy Foam Models. They fly extreemly well. Here's a pic of the modified Amos,or as the locals call it BIG AMOS. Ron

I will second that ... I have the Edge 540 it wasmy first foamy, I learned to 3d with it over about 3-4 months of flying. But about 3 days of really trying big time. I am now on my second one, after about 250 flights on the first one.

EpoweredRc
12-28-2005, 06:53 PM
Lets try again!

That's a colorful Plane. looks good.

jamessimon
12-29-2005, 08:09 PM
James Simon. I order it at the local lumber yard. It is called , Dow Flotation Billet. It is used in building walk on docks.
A 60" delta will use less than 1/2 of it. At $51 for a 7"X20"X96" piece, $ 25 looks ok.

Thanks

Scott J
12-30-2005, 04:17 AM
Hello Everyone,
New to Wattflyer ,saw this thread. I got the foamie fever a while back and just can't stop. Here's my depron version of Burt Rutan's Pond Racer. Still a ways to go. Specs: 41" span, 30oz. (hopefully), 220 watts.
http://www.Wattflyer.com/photoplog/images/318/medium/1_IMG_1147.JPG

Ron S
12-30-2005, 05:27 AM
Great work,Scott! Lets see the pics. when it's done. Ron:)

Don Sims
12-30-2005, 05:29 AM
Yeowww Scott!! Fine looking plane!!

And welcome to the site!
Don

folker
12-31-2005, 06:56 AM
have a quick question for all the home growers, what paint are you guys using to paint the depron?

VACaver
12-31-2005, 02:13 PM
I just started my first foam build...a Fokker DR1 by Steve Shumate.

Despite the Depron being a bit pricey, I'm having a ball building it.

Ron S
12-31-2005, 04:38 PM
Krylon Short Cuts,and Krylon H2O both work well! There are many craft paints that work too! Ron:)

folker
12-31-2005, 08:07 PM
thanks ron, ive been using acrylic and it doesnt seem to want to stick to the depron. thanks again for the advice, ill give it a try
jim

Ron S
01-01-2006, 03:59 AM
Jim,I've found that the Krylon H2O White Primer adhears pretty well to the foam. I also use a Scotch Brite(green pad fine) and lightly rough up the surface of the foam,before painting. Ron:)

Big_Bird
01-01-2006, 08:06 AM
I use water based acrylic from the craft department at Walmart on my GWS Corsair and two other Depron foamies and have had good luck with it adhering.

Ken

qban_flyer
01-01-2006, 09:29 AM
20% oversized version of the IFO using elevons and rudder. Made out of Blucor FFF, which is becoming scarce these days (?). Painted with Krylon Fusion (yellow) and ShortCuts (red). Stripes are automotive type. Watt Flyer logo printed from file available on Watt Flyer.

Powered by a Esskay 400XT B/L outrunner swinging an 11X3.8SF propeller and juiced by a two cell T/P 2100 mil Li-Pos. ESC is a G/P SS-12.

This is by far the wildest (weirdest?) thing I have ever flown at very slow speeds.

Mr. Baggins
05-02-2007, 11:40 PM
I started on a Big Misfit (modified Amos) a couple days ago and noticed someone here had already done one. Thought I was blazing new territory.:roll::silly:

Saucerguy2
05-09-2007, 11:50 PM
There are alot of people that build in all manners, I tend to cover many areas at once, for example, have a Guillow's e-flight conversion I'm finishing up, another one I blew up the plans I'll be building from scratch with, another that started out as a graphic from another member trying to make a new flying wing I've already prototyped and fine tuned in chuck glider mode, I begin construction of the rc version on that late next week, a jet I designed several months ago someone else started but lost momentum I'm going to have to follow up upon since it's my own design. Then there are others I've only prototyped in chuck glider mode awaiting for the time to dedicate building them and plans galore, downloaded and bookmarked for future downloads, even a fokker dr7 I'm converting digitally from a free flight version to rc, and have plans from the mustang from march model airplane news magazine begging for construction.

I have several full size sheets of foam stored away so have enough material with those for around 20-40 planes, plenty of balsa stock, covering, ton's of odds and ends for making even more planes. It's a non stop process, and even when I don't have time to fully commit, I can at least put aside a few minutes out of the day to work on one plane or the other.

So, to answer your question, yeah, there are plenty of us that build from scratch. :)

CitaFly
05-10-2007, 04:07 PM
I built a "BeeGee" style EPP after buying the Lightflite Bug - my build article here:

http://www.ampaviators.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=56&Itemid=27

Tucson Don
05-10-2007, 05:10 PM
Looks interesting. Want one........what are major dimensions?

Saucerguy2
05-10-2007, 08:53 PM
http://www.qnet.com/~skif/plane.html (http://www.qnet.com/%7Eskif/plane.html)

CitaFly
05-12-2007, 03:54 AM
Looks interesting. Want one........what are major dimensions?

Key Dimensions

Wing 11 3/4" x 24"
Aileron 4" x 11 1/2"
Body 4" x 15" with tallest 6"
Rudder 3 1/2" x 6 1/4"
Carbon fiber strap 3" from wing's rear edge
Servo rods - rudder 10" total length, aileron 5 5/8"
Rudder servo 4 3/4" from wing rear edge
Aileron servo 5 1/2" from wing rear edge
CG 4 1/2" from LE
Weight less battery 6 ouncesIncluded in the build article.

rlmcgill714
05-28-2007, 03:56 PM
Try this one, 44"ws, 50.5"length, 3.5lbs, all 6 and 3mm depron, all glassed, built from 3views

ParkJetsFlyer
05-28-2007, 07:09 PM
That is one nice Hawk :D You should post that in the EDF/Pusher sect :)

rlmcgill714
05-29-2007, 12:01 AM
Thanks. After building several of JetSet44's plans, and the Thomas Nelson SU27, I felt ready to come up with my own plans from 3 views. I'm so pleased with how it has shaped up, I'm already looking ahead to the next one, possibly the GEEBEE R3.

Saucerguy2
05-29-2007, 12:13 AM
I'm impressed with that jet big time, you have serious skills and it reflects on the photo's.

How does it handle in the air? How long did it take you to build it?

rlmcgill714
05-29-2007, 12:28 AM
I'm still trying to decide on the motor/batteries. Looking in the 500 to 600watt range at about 12k rpm and a 10X7 prop. When it flies, I'll definitely get some video.