This thread is intended to replace the Foamie Flyguy™ in 4 Sizes thread.
That thread has become too long and a lot of the information is dated.
This post is updated as of March 13, 2014.
There are four Flyguy™ designs that have stood the test of time. From both a build and flying standpoint, they standout and I highly recommend them. Let me discuss the attributes of each.
Flyguy62 Version 3
is a fully aerobatic version of Flyguy and new as of February of 2014. Version 3 is designed for the intermediate to advanced flyer where Version 2 is designed for anybody that can fly a trainer. Version 3 has twin motors for yaw control and is capable of inside and outside loops. Rolls are very axial and yaw control allows slow and point rolls. Here is a link to the Build Log:
Flyguy 62 Version 2
is fun to fly and impresses because of his size. If powered with one of the three motors recommended in the build log you will have a Flyguy that can go vertical. A pilot that has mastered the basics of RC can handle this platform and the build is easy with the www.hoosiercutoutservice.com
cutouts. Here is the link to the Flyguy 62 Version 2 Build Log:
Flyguy 46 Version 2
is a blast to fly but at full power requires a skilled pilot at the controls. He is an airshow dominator with the build log recommended motor. Here is the link to the Flyguy 46 Version 2 Build Log:
is an inexpensive and fully aerobatic Flyguy. He can be flown in a large indoor facility but handles the outdoors quite well. Here is the link to the Flyguy31 Build Log:
Adizero Flying Golfers at Torrey Pines (5 min 10 sec)
Guillermo and Jack
These Flyguy variations allow you to fly a man in a suit. Guillermo is portly and Jack is normal and both fly great.
History: Flyguy™ came into being after a visit to my local hobby shop where one of the workers showed me a 30 second clip of an RC flying man. I had seen human shaped balsa gliders in the early 60’s and decided I wanted to design and build a flying person while keeping it inexpensive, simple to build and easy to fly.
That was February 2011 and now I have about 8 variations of the basic Flyguy and have personally built 20. They are being flown by modelers worldwide. A video of my personal Flyguy dressed as Superman went viral and lead to many national interviews and corporate events.
Flyguy is easy to build and will fly great if you follow the build logs; deviate and you may have problems. You can scratch build Flyguy or order Depron and ply cutouts through flyingguys.com. This web address will take you to www.hoosiercutoutservice.com
In addition, if you happen to get out to the Los Angeles or San Diego area and would like a RTF Flyguy 62 Version 2 or 3, I now offer them flight tested, less battery and transmitter for $700. Inquire through flyingguys.com.