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    Help! First time RC build: help with parts

    Hello everyone! I am new to building RC planes and I need help with parts. For my first project, i'd like to build a glider with a movable elevator and rudder (no ailerons). What do I need? I have a controller, and I know I need 2 servos/servo horns. What other fancy tech stuff do I need...
  2. shihaocao

    28" Foam Board EDF F86 (Plans Attached)

    Here's my take on a ~28" wingspan Foam Board EDF F86: I'm personally extremely proud of this design, especially the Mk2. To be honest, it's the fastest aircraft I've ever flown and it's probably beyond my skill level to fly. So I decided to share it with you guys, hopefully, some of you will...
  3. ShrimpRex

    Champ repairs

    Photos coming later probably. First, a little intro so you know what's going on: I taught my friend all he knows about flying with my little champ. He then bought one and got into flying that way. Over the years his plane has gotten in worse and worse condition and it has come to a point where...
  4. Pigfarm1403

    The application of elephants toothpaste as weapon for FT combat

    So recently I have finished making a c-130ish style airplane for flite fest. I know by the time that Flite Fest Ohio comes around I will be willing to put it up in combat, the planes name is esCARGO for future reference. For now though I want to test a potential weapon that I could use that is...
  5. BSquared18

    Depron Foam or What? I'm Confused

    Hi, Concerning the three-pack of swappable planes, the Flite-Test store website says, "... all laser-cut from 5mm paper reinforced depron foam." However, I've read at the RCGroups forums ("Where to get Depron now in the U.S.?") that the maker of Depron products is getting out of the modeling...
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    Foam in Sweden

    Hi, i have never used foam in my life. I wonder where in Sweden you can get cheap foam that works for building model aircraft. If anyone know it would be very nice to know were you could get it. Thank you!
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    Fist plane for >30 years started (foam wing)

    Hi it's nearly midnight and I have just cut my first foam wing for more that 30 years. New project will look something like this: So far I have just cut the left wing: I will be interested to see how it glides when the parts are cut before adding a motor etc. MH45 with a 57" wingspan by...
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    Which Goop?

    Hi, Just about to build prototype in expanded polystyrene her in the UK. I keep reading about ‘Goop’ but it is not generally available here but I can get it via eBay. It turns out that.there are lots of varieties: automotive, garden, plumbing etc. Which one do folk use for setting in...
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    London, foam board.

    Hello, I have been searching for foam board for a build of FT Spitfire, however I am not sure either where and which exact foam board to get. Has anybody purchased foam board here in UK, which exact type and where? Thank you for any help or advise, any information is helpful.
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    cutting foam board?

    anyone know what the most effective way to cut foam board is?
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    Giant Foam Cessna Showdown

    Show Suggestion: how about a head-to-head between the (newly repaired!) E-FLite Cessna 150 and the Flex Innovations Cessna 170 that you showed us in March? Both Big, Both lovely, Both Foam, I'd love to know. Thanks,
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    1/8 scale F-104C

    I've been wanting to build an edf f-104 for a while, and finally broke down and decided to do it. The wingspan is 30" clean, without tip tanks, and is 80" long. It's actually longer than my build table. The nose will be removable for transport. Sadly I couldn't find scale retracts for this size...
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    Buy Foam to Build FT models in France???

    Hey there, Any FT Fans in France?? Where would you guys buy the foam to build the aeroplanes? I would like to build an FT spear from scratch but I am having issues finding stores that could sell the right type of foam... Halp pls :) Thanks!
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    Recommandations for a n00b

    Hi, guys! Big fan here. I'm a n00bie when it comes to flying rc model aircrafts. My limited experience it's with a second-hand quadcopter which I've bought last year from a rc-flohmarkt in Germany(I'm from Romania,btw). Last time when I've tried to fly my quad it was all good, but the big...
  15. blackmetaldash

    Budget-scratchbuilt a wing WITHOUT prior RC build experience! (Maiden soon!)

    Budget-scratchbuilt a wing WITHOUT prior RC build experience! Hello folks! I'm glad to let you all know I have this lovely project in the making. Now you'll be wondering why I picked this title, but I'm serious when I said I don't have any experience in physical RC aircraft building. I always...
  16. bpw823

    Best Foam Filler Material?

    Hey everyone, I've recently ween working on a new project involving a covering technique of lining it with strips of delaminated foam. This, of course, is not perfect and I'd like to know what would be the best solution to filling the cracks for future sanding and finishing. Any advice? Thanks
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    I have a weight problem.

    Outside the US us scratch builders have a very different foam board available. Among the differences is weight. Some have said it's as much as 30% heavier. My question is how can I compensate for the weight? I've built a Tiny Trainer and I know it will fly because if I throw it it has a lovely...
  18. Bob A

    Waterproofing the older 'white' foam board

    I thought I remembered that the hot glue does not stick to the foam board after it has been coated with Water Based Minwax Polycrylic? If so, coating the parts BEFORE assembly is out of the question and I need to assemble the aircraft first. Is this correct? Thanks, Bob
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    DIY Foamboard CNC foam cutter

    Hey Guys, I've been wanting to build a CNC for a long while. I've tried one last year, just like the one in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgbCy2tQg9Y but had a lot of problems with jagged movement. This week I decided to scavange all parts I had laying around and start a new...
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    Foam

    Hi guys, I am trying to build a scale MiG-15, but I ran into a couple of problems. I need thick foam to hot wire cut the wings and tail sections. I looked everywhere but could only find 1 1/2" thick foam. I would like to use 3" or 4" thick foam, anyone know where I could find that? Thanks!