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Old 01-26-2009, 05:14 AM
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Hi! I recently got a flat foamie from my little lhs. It is a small store and the owner flies and what not. Well, he makes about every weekend five of these flat foamies at once with some special templates has and some cutter. these foamies are 5mm thick and use a 400. But all I have is a 480, so I asked him to make a 100mm one for me. He didn't realize at the time that the template did not fit the 100mm, so he made a 10mm for me not telling me that It would be three times the cost! Anyway, I can't build especially foamies for my life, so this is my build thread. I will post pics soon. its just a plane whit foamie, yet it doesn't resemble a yak or extra or sukhoi, just a foam peice. It has no bracing so it wont last.... I just started today in glueing the pieces together and hinging the surfaces.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:52 AM
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Hi, These threads will give you some ideas and pointers when building your plane, Take care, Chellie

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30651

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39483

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39733

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Old 01-26-2009, 06:11 AM
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thanks alot chellie! Helps alot! btw, get that Bipe done missy. what are you doing at the cpu when you could be doing rc stuff? lol
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thanks alot chellie! Helps alot! btw, get that Bipe done missy. what are you doing at the cpu when you could be doing rc stuff? lol
Lets see, I just came back from Wal Mart, and picked up some sand paper, gorilla glue, fiber glass straping tape, Vinyl lite weight Spackel and some elmers Ultimate glue, Can you guess what that is going to be used on
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cool. KNowing me, if I try to build something I'll really screw it up. I failed on all of my builds thus far, even with some expert help
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cool. KNowing me, if I try to build something I'll really screw it up. I failed on all of my builds thus far, even with some expert help
Thats the Wrong Attitude to Start your build with, You need to Start with A Positive Mental Attitude, P M A, First thing to do is Carefully Research Everthing, go into a build with a good working Knowlage, ask questions, dont get Adead of yourself, Stop and think things through, there is more than one way of doing something, look for all the remedies, choose the best one, Haste makes Waste, take your time, practice flying on a simulator, Now you have the Keys for Success, in what ever you do, its up to YOU to use them, Hope that helps, Chellie
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Yes ma'am. those links to your threads really help. I have been having trouble with those 45 angles. I have been getting help from the master at the LHS. will build tomorrow more when my motor and esc come in from OH. I might finish it like my last foamie kit in under 8 hours, unlike your bipe
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this will be the best $20.00 you ever spent,


found one in stock, hurry
http://www.egrandbuy.com/e4chflsitrki.html

http://www.bizrate.com/robotic_radio...imulator+.html

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Old 01-26-2009, 08:51 AM
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Hi! I recently got a flat foamie from my little lhs. It is a small store and the owner flies and what not. Well, he makes about every weekend five of these flat foamies at once with some special templates has and some cutter. these foamies are 5mm thick and use a 400. But all I have is a 480, so I asked him to make a 100mm one for me. He didn't realize at the time that the template did not fit the 100mm, so he made a 10mm for me not telling me that It would be three times the cost! Anyway, I can't build especially foamies for my life, so this is my build thread. I will post pics soon. its just a plane whit foamie, yet it doesn't resemble a yak or extra or sukhoi, just a foam peice. It has no bracing so it wont last.... I just started today in glueing the pieces together and hinging the surfaces.
buy some 5 mm carbon fiber tube, and add it to the wing,

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A little more done,

1. cut out the ailerons and sanded the hinge side with a 45 degree angle
2. taped the hinges in place, leave about 1/16" gap at the wing and 1/8"
on the side
3. tape the top flat, then fold the aileron to a 45 degree angle and place
the tape on the 45 degree section thats been sanded, I used clear
packing tape on top, and some scotch stretch packing tape on the
bottom, so it wont be to stiff.
4. taped the elevator the same way.
5. when cutting carbon fiber, you dont want to breath the dust from it,
so I use a wet paper towel, lay it in the miter box to catch the dust,
works great, then just throw out the paper towel.


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Old 01-26-2009, 09:02 AM
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Hi Benovisoff I asked GreenAce92, to help you out a little, he is about your age, and he is a Master Rc Builder now, I saw to that Take care, Chellie


Here are the entries with the links to their Build Threads. Please carefully review the threads and vote in each category.

Voting begins on January 11, 2009 and ends on January 26, 2009 at midnight.


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Cebola Electric Fun Fly Hots

The Don Scratchbuild Contest # 2 Enty: "Gronk" 36" span, 20 gram, Indoor RC Flying Wing

Rick Avery scratchbuild contest #2 CF-105 Avro Arrow

Wrench66 Scratchbuild contest #2 AC-47 "Spooky" gunship

Wrench66 Wrench66's 3rd entry contest #2 "Tee Tail SQD"

Chellie EDF pusher Jet scratch build- contest 2

Chellie Big 3D Katana Profile Plane Scratch Build Contest Entry# 2

GreenAce92 EF-27 Forward Swept Wing mid wing pusher Scratchbuilt Contest #2

Chellie Scratch Built FUNJET contest #2

RocketMan "YADA" - Yet Another Delta Airplane, for Scratch Build Contest #2

GreenAce92 An Awesome Pusher Jet foamie i made!!!

pburt1975 Pburt's 1st contest entry FFF Yak 50 (profile)

Wrench66 Wrench66's 2nd entry contest #2 "38 Special"

Fr4nk1yn's Fr4nk1yn's Scratchbuilt Contest Entry #1: Quick Build F/A-18F

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Wrench66 Wrench66's entry in Scratchbuild contest #2 "Spitfire MK24 - Rat Patrol"

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Old 01-26-2009, 04:55 PM
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terrific! Those build threads are great. I have been looking at the FS one or the phoenix simulators. When I bough it, the man that cut those pieces already add the carbon for me. Yesterday I glued it together and the hinges, today I will finish up the hinges, and start on the control horns. I really ought to get a motor, esc, and receiver first though
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:34 AM
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My hinge job went down the tubes. Already broke a piece of the empanage off But then, all of a sudden, CA was invented by my tool box! No big deal. Just got the motors from MISPLACEDTEXAN today, and will have to sadly resume work nex weekend. I was able to work on it today because I had the day off from school. So saturday and sunday I will do more, and should maiden it next weekend in 12 days.
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Hey man got pics? lol im GA92 love to build foamies build all of my aircraft if i can be of any help i can help ya. Kinda odd you would pay for someone else to build/cutout a plane for ya its actually relatively easy and cheap to do, i mean if a planker is what you can do for your first build and it flies well then there you go.

anyways if ya need help im always around
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:36 AM
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I'll get pics up soon
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:54 AM
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Alright. almost done. finishing touches tomorrow like the control horns, mounts, pushrods, esc solder, mount, servos, buying reciever...... Sorry I haven't taken pics. I have been taking it to the lhs to get help when ever I can. almost done. I almost got the FSone today, but mother chopped off my head for just attempting to get it. And chellie, that fied, the junior high, is way toooooooo far. I will most likely never see you there. oh well... Almost DONE!
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:34 PM
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Its done! I am so proud! was going to maiden it right after I finished it, but the wind kicked up right after.
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That looks very Nice, good job, Where is the CG at on your plane, and also check the Lateral Balance, glue a 4" string at the CG point, at the top of the fuselage, with all the electronics in it, hold the plane up by the string, both wings should be level, if not, glue a washer, to the wing tip, on the bottom, of the wing that is up, so the wing sits level, just leave the string on the plane, to check your CG when changing batteries, Normally the CG on a profile plane like yours, will be about 1" behind the front leading edge of the plane, also, i could not tell very well from the pics if your plane had any down thrust to the motor, you need about 3 to 5 degrees of down thrust on a profile plane to help to stabilize the plane, it causes the front wing to load a little, very important with a flat wing, or it will porpoise on you when flying it, Take care and have fun, Chellie
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the cg is about a third the way down from the leading edge. some littleuns came over and were messing with it while I was working on it and they throttled it up and tore the table fabric, the custom sheet metal mount, and the prop bit my arm. So I still need to get around to making a mount...
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