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  1. 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...
  2. Mid7night

    Plane XF A-4 Skyhawk EDF v8

    SPECS Span: 30 in. Length: 43 in. Empty Weight: 27 oz. Power: 70mm EDF Battery: 3000mAh - 5000mAh 4-cell Lipo Flying Weight: ~45 oz. I highly recommend a 12-blade EDF, but this jet will fly on any similarly-powered fan regardless of the...
  3. 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...
  4. S

    Easy Wing with Adams Foamboard

    Hello, Alot of guys at the flying field have some variation of small V-Wings (?) made with a sheet of Adams Foam Board. They are built to the style/dimensions of those that are in the Experimental Airlines Videos on You-Tube. While they are cool, I wanted to build one Flite Test Style...
  5. iBigNTastyi

    Mostly new to RC in Washington state. GoPro mount?

    Update 1: Added paint progress, new wheel pictures. Update 2: Added post paint progress, assembled and detailed. Hello all! My name is Brandon. I'm 30 years old, married, and have three kids. I'm an Automated Assembly/Robotics/Numerical Control programmer at Boeing in their main factory in...
  6. S

    FT Spitfire Build

    Hi there, After building the third FT Plane from scratch I decided to do some painting and some other additions. So I proudly present my FT Spitfire ....
  7. E

    cutting foam board?

    anyone know what the most effective way to cut foam board is?
  8. Y

    I need help with wing measurements.

    Hello! I have just recalculated my trainer and it will be 900 grams. To be safe, the wings will be 175 dm^2. I want to have an aspect ratio of ten, so 10x^2 will equal 131.25 dm^2. When I do the math, the wings are ridiculously large for no reason. How do you calculate the wing sizes from a base...
  9. Aretaic

    ~30" B-pack Kit Fox and SuperSTOL Plans [project]

    So I'm going to try and put together a pair of simple speedbuild-ish STOL plans that could fly pretty well with a B-pack motor. I converted almost all of my previous MT2213 motor'd planes to the GT2215/09, and they were all 35"-45" span planes that really flew a lot easier with the beefier...
  10. Aretaic

    42" Savoia/Macchi "P.R. S.21"

    So I harbor a love of seaplanes, particularly the Italian racing seaplanes that frequented the Schneider Trophy races. I also enjoy fictional planes in film and animation (ex. the Sea Duck, I wanted this plane as a kid!). Long before getting into RC in a meaningful way, I wanted to at least...
  11. FlyMax

    First Balsa Plan Build FlyingWing Glider CO7

    These are the dimensions of the CO7 FlyingWing glider that I used to scratch build my very first balsa plane, the plans are found here: http://www.aerodesign.de/modelle/NF/co7_hlg.htm If you have any questions about this model or want help to build one yourself, hit me up! :D The airfoil was...
  12. bpw823

    Flite Fest 2017 - Giant SB2C Helldiver

    Hey everyone, Just another project I've been working on the past few months. I've been refraining from posting anything because projects often get put aside for schoolwork, but this one's definitely coming together shortly. I found myself designing a 60" divebomber in AutoCAD in December, and...
  13. X

    First Build - 1103 8000KV Whoop - Need Input?

    Hello FT Community, I'm considering building my first quad, starting off small tiny whoop size. I already own a Vortex 250 and 150, along with an inductrix FPV. I've been flying for 7 years, but recently have dived head first into the hobby, taking the initiative to grow and expand what I...
  14. Archimedian

    Alternative to DOPE on tissue/Trainer build pics

    Balsa and tissue became an obvious solution for lightness, compared to foamcore. Easy to build and assemble, so easy in fact, that i was done before i ever learned about airplane dope. I would assume that the majority of amateur builders never pick any up, and instead just do a little...
  15. 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...
  16. JGplanes

    Prop overspeed? - sudden vibration

    Hello... Newbie here, but longtime FT watcher. My son and I are finally getting into scratch building, and built our first power pod last night! Yay, he's so excited! We're basically using the guts from an Ares P-51; Park 370 motor, 18A ESC, 600mA 3C battery, I think (new to this). Everything...
  17. X

    Using Elmer's foam board

    Hi everyone, I live in France and as you may know we don't have dollar tree foam in Europe so I am looking for replacements. I have looked into most forum post about it but can't realy find a definitive answer to my question. I want to scratch build a FT 3D. I have already tried building a...
  18. CarboardKings

    Some of our scratch collection

    These are inspired by my childhood love of flight and passing it on to my son. Here are some of our designs. Hope you like them.
  19. CarboardKings

    Viper-ish Cardboard EDF Jet

    Yes we went for it! Also a few pictures of the other big boys we built from scratch. My son and I
  20. CarboardKings

    Cardboard Trainer

    Give us a box and a plane it shall be! Modeled after our rubber band powered plane.