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More vids on 3D planes.

SkySlayer

ARC=Almost Ready to Crash
#1
Hi FliteTest i love your show but i would like it if u did a review on the ElectriFly FlatOut Turmoil ARF 3D Foam plane or at least a 3d Foam plane with tips on the gluing.
 

Ak Flyer

Fly the wings off
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#2
3D flat foamie builds are time consuming. Everything has to be super light so hot glue is out of the question. I just built my Galaxy a couple weeks ago and it was fun but not for a beginner that's for sure. I am soooo happy with the way it flies though. Hobbyking has a lot of good 3D or at least sport planes that would be a great review topic. I doubt they will do any Great Planes (electrifly) reviews though since they are not a sponsored product.
 

nibnobsam

I like big leccy planes
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#4
If you use depron, then it can take time if you don't have foam safe cyano. An EPP model can use any cyano. I built one in 30 minutes:p
 

teflyer

Full Circle
#5
But how come in one of their vids(i think a dr fokker scratch build) josh(bixler) said hot glue guns are fine for foam planes?
Hot glue guns are fine for foam planes as long as you are not going to build lightweight planes and/or not living in a hot environment, like Texas. For 3D, the lighter the plane, the better.
 

Ak Flyer

Fly the wings off
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#7
If you use depron, then it can take time if you don't have foam safe cyano. An EPP model can use any cyano. I built one in 30 minutes:p
Foam safe CA and accelerator sure makes life easier and builds faster. Still, I would love to see someone build this in 30 minutes.
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Ak Flyer

Fly the wings off
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#11
I agree, the amount of information on my Galaxy instructions was minimal at best. I would do several things different now that I've been through one. Mostly for durability reasons. So far I haven't crashed it so it hasn't been a problem yet.
 

Ak Flyer

Fly the wings off
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#13
Interesting article. I had looked at those before but heard bad things from people who had them. I guess they weren't very durable.

My issues with the galaxy were the extensive use of carbon and no lengths or really any guidance at all on how to apply them. There were pictures but only from one angle, and the carbon came in two sticks and you have to figure out the lengths on your own. It also didn't show how to apply the doublers and I didn't figure it out until I had done them all wrong lol. I have no complaints about the way it flies, I just think some more tips would have really helped. I know I'll do a much better job next time if there is one.
 

SkySlayer

ARC=Almost Ready to Crash
#14
ya ive just built my 1st foam 3D plane and it looks great from far and it took me 3months to build(no thanks to my 6hr dry wood glue and school)