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Solved A quick question...

#1
Ok. So I am a brand spankin new beginner at remote control modeling, and I am working on my first model, a Spitfire. But, I didn't feel like ordering the kit, nor the foamboard. Therefore I used some of the cardboard lying around the house. I did buy the Flite Test Power Pack C, but I am unsure if the 10" prop will fit my 33" wingspan. Can someone help a guy out and give some simple recommendations if this estimation is incorrect? (I am a complete n00b, so please use simple terms... 🤣)
 
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The black section on the previous photo is a trapdoor and inside is the location of the circuits, and the battery. I will adjust the batteries location to make it slightly tail-heavy, once I get one.
 
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This is all the components put together. (Minus the servos, battery, and tail section. I will work on that later. Right now I need to know if this current design is proper for strong flight.)
 

FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
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a 10" prop will typically pull up to 4-5' wingspan. the challenge is to ensure the wieght to lift at the speeds you can get are good enough. I suspect you will have to be running this a little faster than foam.
Keep up posted
 
#8
a 10" prop will typically pull up to 4-5' wingspan. the challenge is to ensure the wieght to lift at the speeds you can get are good enough. I suspect you will have to be running this a little faster than foam.
Keep up posted
Thanks! I posted this last night, and I woke up early just to see if someone answered. This is an exciting project for me, and i need all the help i can get.
 

sundown57

Well-known member
#9
A little putty, a little paint, make it look like what it ain't. I have seen a couple people in here build planes from cardboard. That always impresses me. BTW welcome to the forum, look forward to seeing the finish build.
 

whackflyer

Well-known member
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This is all the components put together. (Minus the servos, battery, and tail section. I will work on that later. Right now I need to know if this current design is proper for strong flight.)
@MikeyboyMC is it just me or does it look like your wing is on backwards? Not trying to ruin your fun, just trying to save you some trouble later...
 

Maxx

Active member
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Ok. So I am a brand spankin new beginner at remote control modeling, and I am working on my first model, a Spitfire. But, I didn't feel like ordering the kit, nor the foamboard. Therefore I used some of the cardboard lying around the house. I did buy the Flite Test Power Pack C, but I am unsure if the 10" prop will fit my 33" wingspan. Can someone help a guy out and give some simple recommendations if this estimation is incorrect? (I am a complete n00b, so please use simple terms... 🤣)
Welcome to the forum my friend !
 

skymaster

Well-known member
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Hello and welcome. Nice i told some one else that commented that they did not have foam board where they lived. so i told him to try cardboard and he just laugh. your build is coming along just nice. if you could put a little packing tape inside the fuselage to connect the pieces and a little dab of hot glue. Next you need a little bondo, that is you soak a plain paper with white glue and added to the outside to make it nice and clean and it will also give you a little strength to the fuselage let it dry and them paint and walaaa! have a nice flight.