1. FoamyDM

    FTFC20 - April Showers Challenge

    FTFC20 - April Showers Challenge Simple - Build a Waterproof Plane and Fly in the Rain or on a waterbody! OFFICIAL RULES: Make a Build log that contains the following: (100 pts) Plane name (10 pts) plans link (5 pts) statement of why you chose it (5 pts) stats (5 pts) build log - (40 pts)...
  2. dryhiker

    Alternate Material Experiment

    I fly where there is a lot of dew, and I fly first thing in the morning. My brown Tiny Trainer was warping because there is a limit to the waterproofness of untreated brown foamboard. I built a new Tiny Trainer fuselage and a whole Mini Mustang out of 5mm styrene foam with no paper on it. It...
  3. FoamyDM

    Help! FTFC19 - April Showers Challenge

    FTFC19 - April Showers Challenge Simple - Build a Waterproof Plane and Fly in the Rain! (or on a waterbody) OFFICIAL RULES: Make a Build log that contains the following: ( Plane name (10 pts) plans link (5 pts) statement of why you chose it (5 pts) stats (5 pts) build log - (40 pts)...
  4. FoamyDM

    FTFC: April Showers Challenge by FoamyDM, FT Sea Duck

    Reserved for the FoamyDM's build log of the Sea Duck speed build kit.
  5. Daniel Kezar

    FTFC March Madness Daniel Kezar - FT Simple Soarer (no motor) paint and glide over 1m

    Hello, Hello! Welcome to the thread where I, Daniel, will be completing my Simple Soarer for FTFC March Madness! My goals are as follows, to get it flight ready with good CG and such, make it waterproof, make it look purdy (paint), and finally, to glide it for over one minute. I think...
  6. Daniel Kezar

    Minwax and Paint on DTFB for Waterproofing

    i was wondering about people's experiences with minwax on dtfb for waterproofing. i have a couple varieties in the basement (one can of wood stain and one spray can kind) and a few projects that i want to waterproof so i can fly in winter. i want to see what works best and good ways to use it...
  7. S

    Is EPO waterproof?

    Hello! I recently got an rc plane, the F959 if that matters, and it doesn't fare well in wind. For the next few days where I live the wind will die down but it could rain a little. So, is EPO foam waterproof? And, if it isn't, are there ways to improve its water resistance? Thank you!
  8. M

    Waterproofing Advise

    Hey guys/gals, I have a Mavic Pro that I want to do some videoing over water areas. In the slight chance that it would come into contact with the water, I want it to be able to survive the possibility. Does anyone have some advise for me or has anyone waterproofed their Mavic? I'm pretty sure...
  9. E

    realistic waterproof

    Yes I am new to quads, I crashed my first cheap model in a saltwater pool and that was the end of it. I would like to build a truly waterproof drone for use with my gopro in and around salt water and waves. Gps, radar, follow me and return home would be nice. I know this may be "pie in the...
  10. HilldaFlyer

    Glassed Viggen

    Hi everyone, I good friend of mine gave me a FT Viggen for Christmas. I've been too busy to get to it, but if it is anything like the FT-18, it will need support in the wings to make it durable. So, I'm going to start my build and document my process here. Please follow along.
  11. Rames

    Natural Aluminum Finishes

    In preparation of painting my FT Sea Duck, I wanted a simple and effective way to produce a natural aluminum finish. Peter Sripol's method of sanding everything first produced excellent results; however, it is time consuming. I evaluated three enamel spray paints with and without primer. For...
  12. Bob A

    Waterproofing the older 'white' foam board

    I thought I remembered that the hot glue does not stick to the foam board after it has been coated with Water Based Minwax Polycrylic? If so, coating the parts BEFORE assembly is out of the question and I need to assemble the aircraft first. Is this correct? Thanks, Bob
  13. _sOnGoKu_

    F51 Middax Aquadrone - waterproof GPToys Drone + Unboxing + Review + 3D improvements

    Hello friends! Today I have prepared this thread, to share all experiments and you'd see things that go going to my new little. This drone is waterproof! At last I could try .. really had wanted to have it, never before i had a submersible dorne, and it seems as interesting. The first thing...
  14. F

    Waterproof 250 Quad Build

    I've started working on building a waterproof, floating 250mm quad. This summer i want to be able to practice tricks above a lake consequence free(ish). Since I have a few friends that are starting to get into the hobby i also wanted to make the build process easily repeatable, so I'm using...
  15. HilldaFlyer

    FT Waterproof Foam - Suggestions for Testing

    I think we are all excited about the FliteTest branded Adam's foam core that will be waterproof. We've seen a few hints of arrival and I hope it is soon. My plan is to get a few sheets and test it in several ways to see how it holds up against the Ross brand foam core. Strength - my standard...
  16. A

    Pocket transmitter plus.

    This is my version of Peter's pocket transmitter. It'sself-contained and waterproof!
  17. L

    Bushwhacker Float Plane (with waterproof foam board)

    Make a Bushwhacker with the new waterproof foam board and put floats on it. Better yet, sell a laser cut kit for the waterproof Bushwhacker with the parts to build the floats. I would buy one. Can I order one now? Since it might be a bit 'til the waterproof board is readily available to the...
  18. O


    My buddy has an eFlite Apprentice with the float set and it's just awesome, so I found some DIY floats and slapped them on a FT Storch and we both headed to the lake. The sad little floats I made worked but not well and I wanted a better experience with the DTFB price tag. Here's a quick video...
  19. E

    Waterproofing Quad

    I've been traveling through my country, trying to get awesome shots from landscapes. With it being a tropical country and all, I am bound to get some rain. At first, I thought it would not be a big deal, because I could wait it out or just fly if it was only mist. But yesterday I almost lost my...
  20. Raptortech


    I'm in a robotics class, and my team has a $1000 budget to build something awesome. Half of us want an ROV (submarine) and half of us want something that flies. The obvious compromise is a machine that can do both. After some discussion and research, it appears that the best way to go about...