View Full Version : Built my first 3D foamy, a FOAMe IIx 3D

03-22-2006, 12:34 AM
I'm new to this foam business having always been a balsa stick builder. A friend talked me into trying a foamy and I decided on the 3Dbatix FOAMe IIx 3D. I downloaded the plans from the 3Dbatix web site and went to work. This stuff builds amazingly fast! The plane was ready to fly after only three evenings of work.

My equipment is as follows:
Gbx single 22.7mm stator motor from GoBrushless
Berg Microstamp 4L receiver
Thunderbird-9 ESC
Common Sense 3s 800ma lipo
Eflite S75 micro servosThe first flight was a memorable experience. I've never flown a 3D plane and haven't flown anything for a few years, so my thumbs were no longer connected to my brain. I was amazed at the vertical performance and spent the first flight trying to keep it at altitude and in the general area. Progressive flights became less of a panic until eventually I could start playing around. This thing really performs! Vertical flight is effortless and it will hang on the prop at a little more than half throttle. It has a phenomenal roll rate and spins with ease. All in all it's an excellent design, but quite a handful for a 3D beginner like me.

Check out more pics at FOAMe IIx 3D (http://imageevent.com/tomgriffin/foameiix3dfoamy/foameiix3d)



04-01-2006, 02:04 PM
nice... i am going to build one..soon... have you seen the "nasty" yet... its a nice flyer......did you use the tiled or full sheet plans?

04-01-2006, 10:24 PM
Thanks. I haven't seen the Nasty yet, I'll have to check it out. My hands are full learning to fly this one at the moment.

I used the full sheet plans, but scaled them back to 80% for a better match to my motor.