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  1. N

    First custom build

    Hey guys just finished this custom wing what do you guys think? Tx for scale 153cm wing span
  2. Archimedian

    Aluminum sheeted P51-D foamie.

    Howdy. What we are going to have here is a DTFB/purple foam/balsa composite build with full aluminum foil sheeting. Other features are aluminum tube for control surface hinges, aluminum tube suspension, and a belly exhaust vent. Wingspan: 36" Predicted weight: 400grams The wing is built on...
  3. bpw823

    36" Fiat CR. 42 Falco

    While I've been waiting on parts for my Hot-wire cutter for my JU-52 project, I've decided to take on a home project- The CR. 42 Falco has been a magnet to my eye for quite some time now, and ever since I built my Brewster Buffalo, I knew I'd want one as its adversary. I followed a very...
  4. tmack

    Help DTFB is warping after painting

    I am trying to paint flat sheets of Dollar Tree foam board. I am trying to dry brush acrylic very lightly and thinly. I thought about diluting it with 91% rubbing alcohol, but I think the paper on the foam board is shrinking after it drys and warping the board. Spray paint gets through the...
  5. L

    63" DC-3/C53-D

    Hello everyone! I recently got into scratchbuilding airplanes out of foamboard (or kapaboard as we Europeans know it). First I built a FT Simple Storch and having flown it for some time now I decided to build myself another one. I wanted to try making a two engine plane and DC3 was a perfect...
  6. S

    Flattening warped foamboard

    It seems that finding nice flat foamboard is pretty rare, but I've come up with a nifty solution. Buy a full case of twenty-five sheets, and when you get home take out every other sheet, turn it around, and put it back in the same "slot" it came from. Now the warps are working against each...
  7. N

    DLG Show

    Hi Guys, you all make an amazing show. Love to watch it. I was thinking, no one out there seems to have come up with a good DLG out of DTFB. It is something that I am trying to figure out and I think might be a very fun project. In terms of the plane, I am trying to figure out a short bodied...
  8. O

    ROSS Foam Board Review

    Full Article Here: http://flitetest.com/articles/ross-foam-board Don't forget to rate it!! Thanks. When walking the isles of the craft store or surfing the web searching for the perfect foam board, there are a multitude of options to choose from. How do you decide? What makes them different...
  9. O

    DTFB FLOATS!!!

    My buddy has an eFlite Apprentice with the float set and it's just awesome, so I found some DIY floats and slapped them on a FT Storch and we both headed to the lake. The sad little floats I made worked but not well and I wanted a better experience with the DTFB price tag. Here's a quick video...
  10. R

    New FPV Scratch Build!

    Hi everyone! I'm a longtime lurker of the FT forums and for my first post I thought I would share my new scratch build design, a currently unnamed FPV pusher: My goal for this plane was to create as efficient a design as I could make out of DTFB for mid range FPV flying while still retaining...
  11. DankCatnip

    Cutting DTFB with a Dremel?

    Hello! This is my first post on the FT Forums, so excuse me if I may mess up here and there. I was wondering, would anybody happen to have any effective DTFB cutting methods using a Dremel?
  12. F

    DTFB FPV Platform

    Good evening Community. I'm working on a new fpv platform based off of a design I found in an article on FT by dharkless. http://flitetest.com/articles/one-sheet-no-waste-twin-tail-boom-3-build It has a 60in wingspan and is designed to house a 2-axis gimbal up underneath the nose for my...
  13. SeattleNiteFlite

    A Freestyle Simple Trainer from scratch

    I just put this model together. It is partly inspired by the Fieseler Storch and the such in proportion. It is foam board with a swappable power pod, and a tail section from a folded (over weight foam board & wrong prop/motor)FT 3D on this, as it was handy and fit the airframe. I may still trim...
  14. P

    Moving to Fiji

    Hi all, I'm moving to Fiji in a couple of months from the States and I am looking for any info on RC flying in Fiji. Clubs, Local Hobby shops, governmental regulations, HobbyKing Shipping into Fiji. any insight is appreciated cause I love my FT planes. I am aware I will not be able to build...
  15. spencertrejo

    Scratch build: FPV Platform from DTFB Based on the FT-SS

    Based loosely on the simple soarer from flight test. Same wing and tail. Wing was modified for ailerons, removed the dihedral and moved the polyhedral to 4" out. The tail has been mostly untouched, besides a small mod on the rudder (no notch forward on the rudders control surface). Will be doing...