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Old 10-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default Funbat!

Is there really no thread on the Funbat? This is an awesome, cheap, fun easy-to-build plane, great for park flying, ribbon cutting or combat.



Clearly heavily influenced by the Sig Wonder, plans are available for free download from Bloody Mick's.

Maneuverable and capable of vertical take-off on a small 3S with a little HeadsUp Blue Wonder motor.
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Not a good first plane, but a great first scratch build. Here are the details of my build, for anyone interested.

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:29 AM   #2
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I guess not, huh? Well, y'all are missing out on a fun li'l plane.

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Old 11-26-2012, 02:27 AM   #3
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I have built a few. Three in total. one is almost done, one is done but I may never fly it and the other I use for ribbon cutting combat.
This was my first scratch built plane.


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Why won't you fly the second one?

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The purple and blue one is made out of dollar tree foam. The paper was falling off the top side, so i took it off. The plane just didn't feel sturdy enough to survive a landing.
The second one , red, white, and blue one I built out of pink fff. It is modified a bit from the original plans. I added 2" to the front of the fuselage, and reinforced it with wood dowels. It flies great. Except for the prop saver bands breaking, forcing me into the pavement more than once.
The third one is built from Hobby Lobby foam board, which seems much more sturdy and the paper doesn't fall off. I haven't finished yet. It needs the firewall, reinforcement in the front of fuse and the servos/control linkages.
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I see. I built mine from blue 1/4" FFF and they've been quite sturdy. I incorporated wing spars from an old Stryker, but I'm not sure they were really necessary.

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i used wood dowels to support the main . the horizontal stabilizers were very week on the dollar tree foam. covering it in tape might help this one. but the fff one and the hobby lobby ones feel so much sturdier .
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