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#1 LittleMoose Feb 09, 2003 04:01 AM

Newest Plane in the Hanger!
 
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Here is the latest version of the Jalapeno ready to fly! Weight, 7.5 ounces with LiIon batteries. :D

Thrust with IPSD motor, 8 ounces! It is One Fun Plane - but a little Spicy if you are just a beginner. It took about 3 hours to build and trim. Cool temp Hot Glue is wonderful. :p

I should be posting some Hot videos later this week at www.foamflyers.com

Mike

#2 LittleMoose Feb 09, 2003 04:03 AM

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#3 LittleMoose Feb 09, 2003 04:04 AM

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#4 Jeff Charlot Feb 09, 2003 04:26 AM

Sweet looking plane! How is the wing constructed? Looks symmetrical, is it sturdyboard? Can't wait for the video!

Jeff

#5 LittleMoose Feb 09, 2003 06:54 PM

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Thanks Jeff,
The fuselage is Sturdyboard (or foam core as I call it) and the wing is thin sliced blue insulation foam. The airfoil is symmetrical and is formed very carefully in a process I've developed. Plans for the plane are available at www.foamflyers.com With the plans, I will make available a 7 minute web based video on how to form the wing. Total construction time for the wing is about 30 minutes including slicing the foam to the correct thickness.

I have just flown one of these planes in a 15 mph wind, though it was very touchy, it did fly, and the resulting crash into a baseball backstop did very little damage. Normal balsa models would be re-kitted, I was back to flying condition in only minutes!

Here is another view of the airplane!

Mike

#6 katana1211 Feb 09, 2003 07:53 PM

hi littlemoose, great looking plane, i am looking for something like this, any chance to kit this little plane instead of just plan?? or would you sell me one of those complete??

i like it very much. i want to make good use of my lipoly battery

thanks

#7 poobs Feb 09, 2003 08:18 PM

Cool little plane!!

#8 LittleMoose Feb 09, 2003 08:33 PM

Katana,

I've considered selling kits, but the thing is so simple to construct I would be doing you a dis-service. The plans have full size templates for all pieces, all you have to do is cut them out with your hobby knife and use low temp hot glue to stick it together. The hardest part of this is forming the wing, which with the plans I give you a link to a web based video to show you the trick. Once you know the trick you will be folding wings for all your planes. I build the wing in about 30 minutes start to finish. The rest is setting up the control surfaces. The colored version took some extra time as this one was to be a birthday gift for my brother.

I could be convinced to make the foam slicer (detailed plans on my web site) available to those who don't want to construct one. This is the only woodworking you will have to do!

Thanks,
Mike

#9 ryanl2006 Feb 09, 2003 10:39 PM

Wear exactly in New Mexico do you live?

#10 LittleMoose Feb 10, 2003 12:34 AM

Ryan,

I live in the great metropolis of Las Cruces. Do you live here in NM as well?

Mike

#11 Jeff Charlot Feb 10, 2003 02:19 AM

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the info. I did build an Extra 300, very similar to your construction. The wing was symmetrical, but sturdyboard on both sides...........it was a rock! Way too heavy, even with an EPS 300. Glad you found a way to keep the weight down. Looking forward to the video.

Jeff


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