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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

Legendary 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.
 

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
#20
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.