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NutBall Scratch Build

fliteadmin

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#1

In this episode of Flite Test Josh Walks us through the Nutball scratch build. This plane is very cheap to build and flies great. Watch this episode to see more.

What We Used:
Hextronic 9 Gram Servo
HEXTRONIK 24GRAM BRUSHLESS OUTRUNNER 1300KV
Red Brick 25A ESC
GWS EP Propeller (RD-8043 203x109mm) (6pcs/set)
OrangeRx R610 Spektrum DSM2 6Ch 2.4Ghz Receiver Turnigy 500mAh 2S 20C Lipo Pack

PLANS:

Nutball Thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836389

Nutball Plans on RCGroups.com http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836389&page=2

KFm4 build on a 36" Nutball using 6mm Depron or FFF http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1049935


 
#2
Nice... I think I am going to try to build one of those.... I already have everything but the foam... Not sure I understood Josh, and correct me if I am wrong. Did he say "Dollar Store Foam" and if I heard correctly, what is "Dollar Store Foam" I have been in a lot of Dollar Stores, and never have seen sheets of foam...

Great Job Josh... Missed seeing Josh Scott though... Should have had him do the maiden flight :)
 

fred0000

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i've only ever seen the stuff at one of my local dollar stores, i'll be grabbing a sheet or 2 next time i'm there, beats the LHS price by a long shot. (though LHS has a much better selection)
 

teflyer

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If you cannot find the foam locally, just buy the bulk if you are planning to do more scratchbuilds. Do you have a Dollar Tree locally? You can order 50 sheets for $50 + shipping with a store pickup. Pretty good deal! oh, and also known as Adam's Foamboard, I believe.

and HobbyKing Ruler in the video :D!
 

colorex

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#11
If you cannot find the foam locally, just buy the bulk if you are planning to do more scratchbuilds. Do you have a Dollar Tree locally? You can order 50 sheets for $50 + shipping with a store pickup. Pretty good deal! oh, and also known as Adam's Foamboard, I believe.

and HobbyKing Ruler in the video :D!
It's a sticker :) I saw that too!
 
#17
I believe the size is suposed to be 20" for josh's build, as a 5" back COG measurement is mentioned, and these all fly at the start at a 25% COG..
I also found the foam board is 20x30" so 20" will be the biggest circle that can be cut without making joins..... the original on the rcgroups thread is at 17".. but they are easily scaled..
to make it easy for me I did a scaled pdf to 20" for printing to A4.. if you print at letter size I am not sure what you will get
The 1300kv motor josh uses will pull a 20-24 Nutball no problems..
 

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#19
Like the "A" Team says, "I Love It When A Plan Comes Together"... I have my $1 foam, Skewers, and everything else except for a Prop and Spinner.... Sounds like a great weekend of build coming up.