“I’m new to this – where do I start?”
Where to start depends on your experience level, but we’ll cover the basics, and then if you have questions from there, be sure to check out some of these places where you can ask specific questions that you may still have:
flight test click here
Forums are a great places to learn. But learning about the basics will help you understand you plane and how and why it flies the way it does AND help you ask more intelligent questions when you get to the forums. Incidentally, this page is only about foam electric planes.
Which aircraft should I build first?
If you don’t have any prior experience building or flying, there are a number of options you can consider. Some good planes to consider are the Trainer One, the Blu-Cub, theSTC or the Blu-Baby foam trainer planes (flight test.) All are slow flyers, forgiving in flight, and designed to withstand some mild crashing (not the “nose-first” kind!). There are several things to consider while figuring out what plane you might want to build:
– Foam you plan to use
– Intended power system (including motor/battery/propellor)
– The size and weight of the radio system you plan to use
TYPES OF FORM CAN BE — USE:
There are a variety of foams out there that can be utilized for scratchbuilding a trainer plane. At the lowest cost end of the scale, there are the Fan-Fold Foams (sometimes referred to as FFF) that can be found at many home improvement stores. Look for blue Dow Protection Board or pink Owens Corning foam. These are typically sold in a bundle of approximately 24 sheets of 24″ x 48″, folded back and forth into a neat stack.
Depron foam can be used to make foam planes.epron is generally lighter than the fan fold foam, and a bit stronger, though it is more expensive because it is essentially a European insulation foam that must be imported anywhere besides Europe to use for RC planes. Fortunately, it comes in various thicknesses: 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 5mm and 6mm (6mm is about a 1/4″), which makes for some great building options. It comes in white or grey, which does make for nicer looking planes, too. (Blue foam can be hard to see against a blue sky, and some guys get weird about their planes being pink.)
EPP foam Expanded PolyPropylene. This is an excellent foam from a crash-worthiness standpoint, however, it does have some drawbacks. It is not very stiff, and requires a fair amout of additional material to strengthen a plane for solid, stable flying.
7. Depron/ Coroplast/ Foam Board
8. Motor Mount
9. Radio Transmitter and Receiver click here
10. Cycle Spokes(1.5mm/ 2mm) as Pushrods
12. Control Horn
13. Linkage Stopper
14. Hobby Knife/Blade
15. Epoxy 5 min
16. Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Stick
17. Glass Fiber Tape 3.5 mm Nuts and Bolts
18. Screw Driver Set , cutter, marker, scale.
19. ( plans refrence soon) click here
ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT DIAGRAM:
WILL BE CONTINUE work in progress….