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FoamyDM Plan Index


Building Fool-Flying Noob
I have realized, over the last handful of years, I have managed to Design and build a Decent number of Planes.
I will use this pages to collect them all, and link the build logs.

One Sheet Wonders
Baby Bloody Widow P-61 |Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Baby Bloody Vampire |Plans B2.0 | Forum Thread
AF-X1 (Starfox)| Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Dragon Glider |Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread

FTFC18 WWII Design - Build Challenge
Moskelev Sam-7 "Sigma" | Plans B1.2 | Forum Thread (Plan v C1.0 Beta)
Kalinin K-12 | Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
LPL Flying Submarine |Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread

FTFC19 - Fantasy Design - Build Challenge
Logan X-stream 6 | Plans B1.0 | Forum Thread
VF-9 (Robotech) | Plans B1.0 | Forum Thread
Crimson Skies
Heaven's Spade - Carrier| Plans V1.0 |Forum Thread
Heaven's Spade - Dragster| Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Heaven's Spade - Sparrow| Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Devil's Dozen - Big Bat|Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Devils' Dozen - Sky Screamer|Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Devils' Dozen - Mosquito |Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread

FTFC20 - Classic to Modern - Design Build Challenge
Foamy Bird of Time |Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Burgesse Dunne Flying Wing | Plan V1.0 | Forum Thread
Savoia Marchetti s55x | Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Lincoln Sport |Plans B1.0 | Forum Thread
Spruce Gosling |Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Foamy Mara | Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Foamy WindFreak | Plans V1.01 | Forum Thread
Minimoa 30 | Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Minimoa 50 | Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Skinimoa (18) | Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Foamy Prandtl-D | Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Remington-Brunelli v2 | Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Luscombe Silvaire | Plans B1.0 | Forum Thread

Synergy - Master Series | Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
Sky-Terror| Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
RC Foamy Game | Downloadable PDF | Forum Thread
S-3 Viking | Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread
IAR-99 SOIM (Hawk) | Plans V1.0 | Forum Thread

Hayoa Miyazaki Inspirations
- Mehve |Plans V0.0 | Forum Thread
Tolmekian Bumblecrow|Plans vA1.0 | Forum Thread
Tolmekian Corvette|Plans vB1.0 | Forum Thread
Pejite Fighter|Plans V0.0 | Forum Thread
Tolmekian Cargo|Plans V0.0 | Forum Thread
Tolmekian Tanks |Plans V0.0 | Forum Thread
Totoro-drone|Plans V0.0 | Forum Thread

All my plans are done in full size sheets (ANSI-D 34" x 22"), You can still print them with a regular household printer. Select Print and your printer. select the "Poster" option in the "Page Sizing & Handling " section. Make sure to print 100% scale, overlap 0.005". Toggle on "Tile only large pages". PRINT away!

If you spot any errors please let me know and I will try to fix them.

Design Method for Clear Plans
I use AutoCAD Lt 2012.
My current design method. (mostly because Sketchup's flatten add-on feature didn't work for a while for me.)
  • I import the images... scale it so the fuse matches just larger than standard pod (2" for B or C, 1.25" for A) or match Prop sizes
  • I draw over the image. P(oly)line mostly, Measure arc to confirm bent edges and flat lines should match up
  • Then I offset, shift change the Linetypes/layers as appropriate (sometimes I do it right and put it in correctly first.) to account for the folds and think about where I want bend, tapers, or slight bends (like on the FT wing tops). Where ever the Top and bottom layers are a flat solid piece in my mind.
    • Lt Blue Scores are for slight bends, like in the tail tapers, or paper removal edges.
    • Red line grooves are for bigger more defined bends, or the edge of foam removal.
    • Dots/Crosses/Concrete is for paper removal.
    • Long Hatched lines are for long ironed or sanded tapers
    • Short Hatched lines are bevels.
    • DON'T FORGET to MARK CG's a hole. You can always dot with glue if it's right.
  • When I'm happy, I try to make the outlines a single piece to facilitate moving it.
  • Then I arrange it to be in the inner black box. (The size of a Adams ready board 29.5" x 20"). this is set in the standard FT sheet.
The end product allows me to take the prints and mount directly to DTFB and cut.

Estimating model Weight. Knowing how many sheets is critical. Each sheet is 115g. on a typical layout approx. 75-65% of it is used. I go conservative at 75%, so ~85g/sheet Then I assume 1 Stick of glue 2 sheets. so that adds back ~24g. then you can look up the weights of the electronics, and Battery. A-Pack = ~100-130g, C-Pack = 300-350g.

...To be Continued
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Building Fool-Flying Noob
Legend for the List above
Maiden Successfully
Maiden Fail
Glide test
Stages of Build process early: Cut/Forming - Built - Electronics left
Plans Complete
Planning Stages
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Building Fool-Flying Noob
on the AF-X1 (Starfox) why did it failed?
First, look at the flight vid:

There are three things as I see it.
1. Not enough wing or speed for the right lift. (i needed more cowbell)
2. I still haven't figured the CG right, although I'm VERY close. (those little Cannards mess me up)
3. the connection between the wings and fuse are very fragile which means one rough landing and poof.

I haven't given up. on ANY of my projects... but I am about to put a halt on new ones, to give the old ones a renewed vigor.
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Building Fool-Flying Noob
I just added my design methods to this index. Enjoy!

I will be posting my plans to the resources, as I do it I will redo the first post to suit.