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  1. ZOHIO

    Mock Radial For Master Series P47

    Hey guys, i finally finished and am releasing my design for a mock radial engine. The engine files can be found on Thingiverse here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4460787 . The design allows for a adequate amount of room for the flite test radial engine as well as it also fitting snugly into...
  2. Vimana89

    Solved Inspiration Poll: What Type of Plane Should I Make Next?

    Going to run this poll for a few days, and see where the interest is. I've got a couple electronics setups that are free to build around, and have been having a bit of an uninspired spell. I may build yet another plane before these results are closed out to keep busy, but I will take them into...
  3. Mid7night

    B-58 Hustler - Quad 70mm EDF Foamboard Beast

    This was my "quarantine build" in early 2020, and I'm so happy with how it came out! It's big, about 7ft long and 4ft span, but it actually is a fairly simple build. The fuselage is simplified, square cross section, but its presence in the air is undiminished. :D Instead of sitting on the...
  4. B

    Help! Mighty Mini PBY

    Since I the thread for the PBY Catalina has not been active, I am posting this here. My issue is that I don’t understand where the formers go and how the tower comes together. Also, how does the hatch assemble? If anyone has built this plane or thinks they can help, please do! . Side question...
  5. nobledeed

    N Sport - A Tiny Trainer Mod

    With plenty of time on my hands, I finished up a tiny trainer mod I thought others might like. I based the design on the the tiny trainer sport wing set-up. I wanted to create a fuselage that looked a little more scale than the original. To finish the airframe, I fashioned a skin for the...
  6. M

    Raw Foam edges

    Hi Guys, New to the RC scene and also scratch builds, I’m currently building an f22, plans from FT. How can I cover the edges where foam is exposed to give a neater finish? im looking to spray the plane with acrylic, is this suitable? thanks
  7. Crawford Bros. Aeroplanes

    Prandtl Flying Wing

    I learned recently from @FoamyDM about a NASA test project called PRANDTL-D. He built his own version of the prototype and posted plans here: https://forum.flitetest.com/index.php?threads/prandtl-d-foam-board-wing-by-foamydm.58170/ This morning I began building my own wing from @FoamyDM 's...
  8. J

    Solved Ft glider

    Hi, just a simple doubt I have, I want to build a Flite test glider, but have trouble deciding if I should build the simple soarer or tiny trainer, bare in mind that the simple soarer for me is a little more complicated to build, I live in the mountain so fly on the slopes and are there any...
  9. Jackson T

    PC 21 Scratch Build

    @FPVAirCombat has inspired me to build a PC 21 for scale cockpit FPV. He does some really nice scale flying and dogfighting with his FMS PC 21, and he posts the videos on this thread. I decided it looked like too much fun to miss out on, so I have designed my own out of balsa! Specs: Wingspan...
  10. T-Richard

    Dusty Starfighter

    This will be my only airplane winter project (other than repairing every plane that I crash). I got a motor that was an impulse purchase and wanted to try it in a plane. Its a racerstar 2514 1498kv and it looks awesome. To match it, i ordered a 40a esc and some metal gear servos. So this...
  11. bracesport

    thread links - bracesport

    projects flight log - my flying log NEW - Vista v2 (pitcheron) - something slippery NEW - DLG v3 - a low-end mouldie Fusion Restoration - an indestructible learners glider pylon racer - converting a classic for the slope slopemaster build - my first balsa build slope soaring - my journey...
  12. Jonny Gum

    Super Light 3D Foam Board Profile Plane for indoor and outdoor Insanity!

    If you’ve never seen or heard of one of these lightweight 3D planes, look up a video of the Twisted Hobbies Crack Laser. These models pack a huge performance into a small plane! However, some of these airframes will run you over 80$... so to save some money, but still get insane performance...
  13. 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?‬
  14. N

    First design - Sub 250g FPV Wing

    I've built quite a few FT models, RcPowers, various designs from rcgroups, etc. However, other then some tweaking and modifying I've never done my own design. Sub 250g matters depending where you live. Where I live being under 250g means no registration, no license, no logbook of all flights...
  15. S

    Solved Newbie here and need some help with elevator

    Hello I'm new here and new in RC planes. I build Simple Cub from scratch and run into problem with elevator. My elevator does not move like it should, I talking about rates. Even I set high rate on my transmitter my elevator barely reach low rate in both directions (rudder works fine). Please...
  16. Jonny Gum

    Foam Board Stearman Scratch Build- Plans Coming Soon!

    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...
  17. utnuc

    SAM Splint Trainer

    I was on shift in the ER the other day, looking for inspiration when EMS brought me a patient. 35 year old guy who'd broken his leg when he fell off a ladder. EMS had immobilized the fracture with a SAM Splint. After my assessment, the splint was removed and the tech picked it and started to...
  18. nOtyRmOm

    Help me please

    For a project in school i am building a plane, and have gone threw 16 renditions and none of them work, their either to nose heavy, too tail heavy, arent stable crash on its maiden flight unexpectantly. Please give me plans or ideas.
  19. 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...