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Posted by Sl0flyer | Feb 09, 2010 @ 10:56 PM | 6,300 Views
I've been asked a few times what electronics I fly in my 4-6oz foamies... here you go : )

Most of my planes are built for under $50

150-200gram 3D Foamies... this is what works
Motor: http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=6547
ESC: http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=4204
Servos: http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...?idProduct=663
Propellers: http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...dProduct=10048 (Use small rubber bands or dollar store hair ties to attach props)

Foam and Carbon:
You will probably want to get 9mm EPP foam... its very resilient. Many of my models are made of 3mm Depron, which is more precise, but it is also very frail compared to EPP. Refer to the build thread for thickness of carbon... or send a message. -I don't have the thicknesses right in front of me

then there was micro... 20-40 grams
Motor: http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=9663
Esc: http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=9667
Reciever http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...source=froogle
Battery: http://www.allerc.com/product_info.p...oducts_id=4497
Posted by Sl0flyer | Feb 04, 2010 @ 06:03 PM | 7,717 Views
Finally got this updated...

Here is the thread for more info

Micro 3D RC Plane "Micro Goose" (2 min 8 sec)

Heres a pic of The Micro Goose next to its older brother... look farther down the blog for more info on The Goose

Posted by Sl0flyer | Jan 16, 2010 @ 03:59 AM | 8,256 Views
A word to all you fellow foamy fanatics out there... always double check your colors, so you don't end up painting a plane PINK when you thought it was red.

I've used this spray paint can on some EPP planes with great results... but now I have a pink scratch built Gee Bee R3 3D that might not even get any electronics. Guess all blame it on the poor lighting in my workshop.:rolleyes


I've decided to continue with the project after a fresh look this morning. I'm just going to have to name the plane "Flamingo"

---Update after that----

About 5 hours into the build, and I'm happy I decided to continue despite the color.

I came up with a new solution for mounting the motor. I made n X with strips of carbon, then lashed the motor on with sewing thread and a drop of CA. It adds very little weight, and it keeps the fuse tough and square.

This plane if very strong and stout so far... but and I'm still under my weight goals


The Flamingo 3D turned out better than I expected! Not bad for a weekend project

I've put a good deal of thought into the design and functionality of this one.. I wanted something that looks like the classic Gee Bee r3, but flies like a top of the line performance 3D model. At the same time, I was able to get throws above 55 Degrees!! On top of that, aside from the motor all of the electronic components are right around the cg... including the battery. So this thing is going to be capable of
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Posted by Sl0flyer | Jan 09, 2010 @ 07:21 PM | 7,211 Views
Here is one of the newest additions to the fleet "The Vapor Eater" based on the German Nippel. It's VPP with a Mamo Upside Down setup. The motor is a modified Turnigy 2204-14t 19g outrunner running off of a 10 amp esc. There are 4 HXT55's and 1 3g micro servo. I run it with both 360mah and 500mah batteries. Video shows a 500mah sluggish flyer... much better with the 360mah.

4D VPP "Vapor Eator" (2 min 13 sec)

Posted by Sl0flyer | Jan 09, 2010 @ 12:08 AM | 6,731 Views
Heres a scratch built mid-engine Morback. It is an absolute blast to fly. It is predictable, stable and precise.

When flying at the local indoor soccer arena, it has been used to rescue planes that are stuck in the netting 30' up in the air. With the mid engine design, you can fly against walls, or just get it hovering against the ceiling and go take a coffee break.

There are also some pictures of its lil bro... the Micro Goose

Indoor 3D RC Plane "The Goose" (3 min 17 sec)

Posted by Sl0flyer | Dec 18, 2009 @ 12:11 AM | 6,961 Views
Finally got a chance to upload this.. I bought a ar6400 and built this a while ago...

1.1 ounce / 31 grams 15" wingspan
Spektrum Ar6400
3mm depron Fuse
2mm black + 2mm white wings
1c 110mah lipo
It now has ap-o3 brushless
3amp 1g esc

Check out the trunk-tap at 1:14

3d micro yak Home Built 1oz RC Plane (2 min 25 sec)

Posted by Sl0flyer | Nov 10, 2009 @ 09:50 PM | 7,318 Views
The larger of these matching yaks is around 180 grams with 220 grams of thrust. It is on the heavy side, but it is very durable. I laminated 2 6mm epp sheets, then cored out certain parts to lose weight. It does fly very well and can take pretty much any crash you throw at it

The smaller is a 30 gram 3d version. I made some changes to the lines to make it fly better as a micro. It's made of 2-3mm depron and can pull nearly any 3d maneuver. Its great fun to do touch and goes on the roof of my truck
Posted by Sl0flyer | Nov 10, 2009 @ 09:40 PM | 7,337 Views
I did a sumo with 6mm epp... ended up being quite a bit lighter than using 9mm so this thing floats and hauls. At full throttle the plane flutters like a fish

It does take off vertical and it hovers very well. If you are really skilled at hovering you can get it to land vertically too
Posted by Sl0flyer | Nov 10, 2009 @ 09:15 PM | 7,089 Views
Heres a new plane I made called the "Jeebes". It's a 160 gram Bipe that is loosely based on a Gee Bee.

I use 2s500mah batts with a 1500kv motor, 10amp esc, hxt500's, and a gws 8043 prop.

This setup pulls 220 grams of thrust(same setup as many of my planes). So it is capable of going from walking pace high alpha to straight up at 20mph in a second.

Depron and EPP both have good and bad characteristics. So I decided to start mixing them together on my models. The Jeebes has the durability of epp and the precision of depron

I will post plans vids and a video build guide after I make the final edits on the prototype..

"Jeebes" EPP foamy biplane (0 min 50 sec)

Posted by Sl0flyer | Nov 10, 2009 @ 09:05 PM | 7,331 Views
This is my full fuse Bipie done up like Jurgens. One key difference is the size, I made it at 55% of the original Bipie plans. It's real cute.. and it does fabulous rolling harriers. You can just lock it in and it will spin on the prop for days.
Posted by Sl0flyer | Nov 10, 2009 @ 09:01 PM | 7,018 Views
F 22 Scratch build with dual rudder and elevons... weighs 200 grams with the battery and flies great. I'm using a 1500kv motor with a gws 8040... next time I build one I going to go with a higher kv and smaller prop so it acts more like a jet and less like a hover machine