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    Recovery Parachutes

    There was the episode a while back with the parachute plane, but I would love to see an episode for Heli, Multirotor, and plane pilots on recovery parachute options, for when things go too wrong to catch, and espeically for multis, since they have the glide path of a homesick rock. I know...
  2. T-Richard

    Need Ideas For Float build.

    Hi guys, I need ideas. Like many of you I have lots of planes and so I decided I'll focus on recycling this year. I want to build an aerobatic float plane. I have these I hope to integrate within turnigy 3015 1000kv motor either on 3s (up to 12 inch prop) or 4s (likely 10 inch prop)...
  3. R

    Identify The Name of This Tool(s)?

    Hello Everyone, I have attached screen caps of a tool(s) the build referred to as "1 2 3 blocks". Does anyone know if that's the actual name of these (or similar item) and where I might find them?
  4. R

    Slow Stick - My First Build -- Insights Please

    Hello Everyone I just joined the forum...and am returning to model aeronautics since flying control line planes (and building balsa wood models) back in the 60s. Having to learn a lot (electronics, etc.), but love the idea of scratch building my first plane. While wondering what to build, I...
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    Flitetest Foamboard - when will it be available ?

    Hey Guys, since Podcast #49 I´m really excited since Josh announced, that Flitetest will be selling DTF as Flitetest Foamboard. They want to sell it with various distributers. So comparable with the HK Warehouses you can order from a place nearby you (all around the world). This would be real...
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    Versa Wing converted to Funfighter

    As a result of my first Versa Wing diving straight into the ground during maiden flight, the whole center of the wing exploded. Leaving only the wingtips and most of the Elevons intact. So I tried to salvage as much as possible of both wings, with an idea to make a mini wing later. The...
  7. Flak Bait

    FPV Maiden "Nailed It"

    Who doesn't love the smell of hot glue and foam board in the morning?!! I've been flying RC for some time now, well since rubber band escapements were the new thing. Anyway, I decided that FPV would be the next thing to try. Well, FPV she's an unforgiving lassie with a steep learning curve...
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    Motorpowered Sailplane... darkside... something

    Hey Guys, this might be my first ever posting in a forum so please be forgiving if some stuff is not classical forumtalk. Why I am posting is because I started my first scratchbuild. Well to be correct, I scratchbuilt a few planes from the FT series already (FT 3D, FT Versawing Blunt Nose, FT...
  9. raphino

    FPV Action over our House and between trees with my brother on my own scratchbuild

    Hey Guys! Check out my video about my brother and I having fun flying with my own designed scratchbuilds FPV over our house and next to some trees! http://youtu.be/Smz18y54KTs
  10. T-Richard

    Sharkfin 66 - A small, fun and fast parkflyer

    Hi guys, so last weekend was a great one for flying, I maiden a small wing that went really well. Shortly after I maiden another project I've been working on, this Before i go over the specs here is the maiden flight Anyways, went better than I expected. It's essentially a 66% Nube Tube...
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    Dynaflite Bird of Time Foamboard Wing Anyone?

    Does anyone know how to make a BOT style wing out of foamboard. I want to make a carbon arrow shaft fuselage glider, and that wing creates a load of lift, not mention it looks awesome. I really need some help on this, dimensions, tips, anything that could help. Thanks in advance.
  12. Widkin

    Foamboard SAAB JAS-39 Gripen EDF (images, plans, build)

    Hi there! If you are interested in building and flying this plane, please keep on reading. ;) Intro Inspired by the original Viggen made by David, I have made my own foamboard Gripen. I posted an article about it earlier this year: I have modeled this plane completely in 3D, so the...
  13. T-Richard

    Updated FPV plane - The Pelican

    Based on the Axon from ExAir, added mild polyhedral by extending the wind a few inches each side and used different tubular fuselage shapes to maximize space and aerodynamics. Not finished yet but hopefully will fly this weekend :)
  14. spencertrejo

    Scratch build: FPV Platform from DTFB Based on the FT-SS

    Based loosely on the simple soarer from flight test. Same wing and tail. Wing was modified for ailerons, removed the dihedral and moved the polyhedral to 4" out. The tail has been mostly untouched, besides a small mod on the rudder (no notch forward on the rudders control surface). Will be doing...
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    Scratch build suggestion- FT DLG

    Ever since the DLG video that you guys have made, I have grown a real interest in DLG but i don't have the money to buy one. I would love to see you guys design a supper cool (As always) DLG that has a 950mm wingspan with supper small airfoils and that is durable. Post your idea's below guys!
  16. spencertrejo

    Proper FPV scratchbuild

    Ok, so i have yet to see a proper FPV plane designed specifically for FPV. I'd like it to fit the following critieria: 1 - Foamboard build of course 2 - NOT Swappable - needs to be pusher and the swappable fuse would just get in the way. 3 - single tail - no twin boom 4 - Landing gear would be...
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    XMAX-401 Quadcopter Flight

    Hey Flitetest friends! Here is my scratchbuilt quadcopter I call the "XMAX-401" or "The Pancake Quad"! Please tell me what you think and how I can improve it! Thanks! :) I switched the triangular landing gears into foam noodle landing gears to get softer landing!
  18. Formori

    FT Racer (Slinger) First Build

    I've watched all of the swappable series videos and loved the idea of building my own plane (I only have a very small Firefly trainer ATM) but thought that for the work/time investment that most of the plans require it might not work as well for me as a beginner (I'm too poor to buy speedbuild...
  19. zodiac

    My first full faom scratch build

    My first full foam scratch build This is my first scratch build. I have choosen to go with the Silent Mite. (plans easy to find on Google). During the build I made some custom alterations and Used Depron for the most part (instead of EPP). Lets go to the first pics :) Printed plans and...