scratch builbing

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    Using Plans

    Hey everyone, I'm new to scratch building and I don't really know how to use plans. I've decided on GrizWiz's Mighty Mini bf-109, I've got my hardware and will soon have my foamboard, but I'm not sure how exactly to print the plans or how to use them. Any help much appreciated!
  2. MLGSwagPilot

    My second attempt at building an RC Plane (Scratch-Built) (CRASHED!!!)

    Hey everyone! My name is Tommaso, I live in Italy and this is my first post on the FT Forum: I wanted to share with you guys my experience in building and flying my second scratch built rc plane. Around summer '20 I decided to start building a RC plane: at first, I wanted to make a 1m wingspan...
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    Newbie - Power Pack B Motor/Prop question - Simple Scout

    I'm just about to build a Simple Scout using the quick build kit but want to source my own motor, prop, ESC, servos etc. I love that Flite Test publish free plans as well as kits for those of us that are new to fixed-wing (I've been flying quadcopters for a while). Can anyone point me in the...
  4. EraJomppa

    Help! Back to scratchbuilding

    Haven't really touched my RC stuff for a long while. But now I feel like flying again, and even more so I feel like building again! I thought I'd ask for ideas before I start hacking. Digging through my pile of stuff I found a few motors that I might use: I got my G60 500kv motor from the...
  5. cdfigueredo

    Help! New project. DLG flying wing

    Hello, guys. I've been looking for a model for flying in the wind for a while. Many have advised me to fly wings like the FT versa wing. But I'm really excited about the idea of building a DLG. I was really worried about the fact that I couldn't find carbon rods here to build the fuselage, so I...
  6. TommyTucker

    How to transfer designs from paper to foam?

    ‪I am scratch building the simple cub currently - my first ever scratch build. I am using the free online plans which I have printed on A4 and taped together. Any tips on how to transfer the plans onto the foam to cut out?‬
  7. cdfigueredo

    FTFC20 Biloute designed by HardWork

    Last month I started the construction of this great model in this thread "A new attempt to start right.". I will try to keep the thread as clean as possible. ;) I've decided to build a real trainer model, specifically the Biloute, a model from this French page.
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    Dull blade foam cutting

    you can cut straight edges of foam board by cutting part way through, cracking it so the only thing holding it together is paper, flipping it over, and slicing just the paper. The razor will naturally take the easiest path which is the paper. I've done this many times and it always leaves a...