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  1. willsonman

    Winter Build 2019-2020: Top Flite P-51 (0.60 size)

    So here we go: So, for those of you who don't want to sit through 9:23 of thorough explanation I'll give a brief rundown of this project. @AkimboGlueGuns planted a seed in my brain that blossomed into diving into my engineering skill set. There have been a couple of great examples of constant...
  2. 10tpeg

    Help! Foamboard weight - scaling UP

    Hi there! Im in South Africa, and plunged right in and bought 5 large sheets of 5mm foamboard. Then I built a Simple Scout as my first build, to become acquainted with the FT build tecniques. All went well, but the CG was WAY out, so after reading the forums, I designed an extension to the nose...
  3. Jonny Gum

    {Reciever Problems. Help!} DTFB Stearman Scratch Build- Looks Great!

    So I have always been around the real Stearman because my grandfather restores and flies them. I decided to make the Stearman because I had a balsa wood kit lying around for a rubber band powered model. I took the plans to Staples and got them scaled up to a 40 inch wingspan and built it. The...
  4. L

    How do you begin designing a new aircraft from scratch?

    Hello all, this summer I have big plans to convert a couple of planes to a flitetest style of build. I'd like to begin with an Airbus A400M. However, I'm not sure how to go about getting things like the wings built, both close to scale in look but also in function. I've tried using images in...
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    Hustler for HUSTLER.jpg

  10. Jetcrafter_2000

    HUD

    Hi guys! Today i primary wanted to build on at my Dc3 but then i got a great idea! I had a transparent peace of a packaging and there was a scrape in it. But when i went to the rubbish bin i saw that the scrape in the packaging cached the light from my lamp and reflected it. This brought me to...
  11. C

    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,
  12. C

    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...
  13. M

    Scaled down FT Explorer

    After some looking for FT planes to build, decided to build a FT Explorer, but considered builing in a smaller size, for example 60%. My question: will it fly with the Power Pack A? Would be awesome if it could.
  14. E

    Scratch built Scale Icon-A5

    Localfiend inspired me to build a build a sea plane with his PBY-5A Catalina design (http://forum.flitetest.com/showthread.php?25375-Mighty-quot-Mini-quot-PBY-5A-Catalina-WWII-Flying-Boat). I considered a Sea Scout or a Bavar-2, but I have always wanted an Icon-A5, so it was an obvious decision...
  15. H

    Upscaling Mighty Mini Corsair

    Hi everybody, I am flying RC planes and quadcopters for some years now but until the beginning of this week, i was completely new to scratchbuilding. My first model was the mighty mini Corsair and i really love it !! As i think, that it is a little bit small, i instantly decided to build a...
  16. C

    First scale build attempt

    This build was inspired by @foamandtape Cargo Commander and the rest of the Flitetest crew. They inspired me to get into the hobby this past year and I went from not being able to fly at all to doing 3D with the Guinea Pig. This will be my first and surely not last scratch build. I'm hoping to...
  17. R

    RC Dynam RAF Tiger Moth - Details, Photos & Videos

    Hey Guys, This is my first posting here, and while I won't be on a whole lot, I thought I would share some of my experiences flying the Dynam Tiger Moth with you all. I took it out for its maiden on Saturday, and I'll post the video soon. (Details will be forthcoming) Cheers, William
  18. B

    FT Mustang Scale?

    Hi, I'm building a FT Mustang for the first time. What is the approximate scale of the model? I would like to be able to purchase the appropriate sized decals for the plane.
  19. A

    How to enlarge and print 3 view scale plans for model aircraft.

    Using Microsoft Office Publisher and any printer I demonstrate how you can scale up a 3 view drawing to any size you desire to build off. Ideal for the scratch semi or scale builder of RC model aircraft. Goto http://youtu.be/WtWtjY8vuxY to see my RC electric semi scale model aero plane of a...
  20. D

    Mini Beechcraft Baron G58 - Opinions and suggestions appreciated/wanted/needed

    First off a little background information: As you could already tell from from my name, my favorite aircraft of all time is the Beechcraft Baron G58 and I have been desperately tried to find any kind of easy to build (or to buy) foamie models of this beauty. Unfortunately, the only ones I could...