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    FT Old Fogey (Swappable) - Scratch Build






    Build plans:
    FT Old Fogey details 1of4.pdf
    FT Old Fogey Fuse Plans 2of4.pdf
    FT Old Fogey Landing Gear 3of4.pdf
    FT Old Fogey Wing Plans 4of4.pdf


    Detailed build video for the power pod (swappable fuselage) available here:
    http://youtu.be/aMeGqVGZcjA?t=2m11s


    TIP for printing the plans:
    To print "tiled" use Adobe Reader X and in the print dialog select "POSTER", select "Cut Marks" and make sure "Tile Scale" is 100%. Then overlap and tape as required (after trimming the top overlapping edge).
    (Thanks youtuber larrybarrick for this suggestion!)



    The FT Old Fogey (old timer) scratch built foam board airplane is another addition to the Flite Test Swappable Fuselage Series!



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    Start with the wing and be sure to note that the wing tip will have a slight curve cut in it. This will create the polyhedral angle in the wing when you glue it.



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    Use the small triangles as a template for your leading edge angle.



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    Be sure there are not gaps in your wing tips when you glue them.



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    When glueing on the second wing tip, have your Swedish friend measure the height of the first tip (from the table) and make sure it's the same.


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    Chad has a cool tip for creating stronger hinges. Simply spread hot glue into the foam area of your crease and allow to cool. This will create a rubber-like hinge and help keep your paper from tearing.




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    This plane is primarily going to use B-style folds. Where the sides will push against the bottom plate. Be sure to watch the plans for when you will be setting up the A or B folds.


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    When cutting out your old timer, make all the straight cuts first then go back to cut out the smaller notches.


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    The servo tray will be using an A-style fold where the sides will sit on the bottom plate. The power pod is an A-style fold design, in case there's any confusion.



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    Run your push rods through some tubing or straws and be sure to glue them so there's no binding on your servos.


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    Run your push rods through the slot in the back to your control horns.




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    Another cool trick to mount your wheels is to wrap hot glue around the end of the piano wire and when it cools it will create a rubber stopper that will keep your wheel on!

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  2. #2
    Great plan Josh and team.

    It's just what I've been looking for.

    Thank you.

  3. #3
    Printed out last night while I finished the bottom wing for my baby blender. Will probably put the blender over to the side and work on this tonight. AFTER the Pergo I'm doin in the basement of course.

    Thanks guys. I was always a fan of those Texaco event models.

  4. #4
    Great video guys and I think these plans are some of the easiest to follow. Love how the plane flies. I might be crazy, but I'm going to use this for my first build. Wish me luck!

  5. #5
    Oh SNAP! I can't find the link to the floats! Guys, aren't you gonna have the float plans?

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    What motor? Altitude Hobbies has 26 different Suppo motors. It would be real nice to have the power of the motor, watts and KV so we can see if we already have a motor that would be appropriate.

    This looks like a real nice, slow flyer to relax with, a nice change of pace.

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    Yeah guys, Where are those awesome floats?
    Or has a certain swede, not naming names here, smuggled them on a tricopter as blackmail to let him out of the basement?
    I have a GAU-8. Therefore your argument is invalid.

  8. #8
    Josh. Which glue gun should I buy?

  9. #9
    I checked with Altitude and they said it's likely a Suppo 2208/14 1450kv

  10. #10
    My wing is done and the rest of my plans are taped and ready to transfer over. But it's late and I have to drive a bunch tomorrow so hopefully I'll get some time in the afternoon to cut the fuse and tailfins out to put em together. Didn't have a sweedish friend but my straight edge says the wingtips are both just at 3 inches with the wing laying flat. We'll see how that flies soon enough.

    Bought the professional hi temp glue gun at Walmart or something like that. It has a high precision head, uses mini sticks, uses 20 watts and costs about 7 bucks. It doesn't seem to be melting the Dollar tree foam board and gives the long 'wet' times as seen in the videos. Although I think I could still do everything with my lo temp 3 dollar Walmart gun, this one gives you more working time AND hotter glue so keep them pinkies out of the way.

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