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Old Jun 05, 2014, 04:30 AM
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How to build a scale foam jet

Hi all,

A new beginner here.

How do you buid EDF jets, planes from foam that have shaped foam?

I've been looking for that on google for the past 3 days, but all I can find is guides on building sort of super simple carboard planes and very complex fiberglass ones that have turbines.

Let's say my goal is to build a smaller foam viper jet that you can see on
SNEAK PEAK: 3 CH BlitzRCWorks Viper RC EDF Jet with Gyro by Banana Hobby! (4 min 25 sec)


Where do I start from after getting the plan of the jet?
Do you make those circular parts such as exhaust with 3D foam cutter?
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Old Jun 05, 2014, 05:24 AM
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Old Jun 05, 2014, 05:27 AM
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Asking this question is telling me that you are completely new and looking to get into this hobby. if I am correct a hand made edf foam jet should never be your first flying experience. You need a trainer first. Ps stay away from banana hobby nitro planes and hobbypartz they have no coustomer support.
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Old Jun 05, 2014, 05:46 AM
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edf foam jet should never be your first flying experience.
I agree! But that doesn't mean this should prevent me from starting building one.

I know that this will take considerable time and I find the building part just as exciting.

I cannot seem to find a methodical approach to this.
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Old Jun 05, 2014, 06:21 AM
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If you want to 'build' a model, I would recommend the -- Foamies (Scratchbuilt) forum

At the top of the forum are 'Sticky' threads, (they always stay at the top), these have all the sorts of answers to all sorts of questions, plus there is one thread dedicated to free plans. The plans also have links to their build threads, where once again most of the answers are.

There are 'jet' type models from simple 'profile' models made from sheet foam, to complex shaped models, also a range of power methods from EDF, to a propeller at the front, at the rear, or even in the middle, (prop-in-a-slot).

As already said, you need to learn how to fly with a trainer type plane before going for something advanced, or you take the risk of many crashes and the ensuring costs.

Warning: Once you start model building and flying it will become addictive, Beware.
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That video is classic. That saying "it goes 100 mph" is now burned into my brain and I am sure that it will be the first thing that I think of when someone says "I want to..."

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I was once looking at the total piece of junk large 2.5 channel RC helicopters at a mall kiosk once, and the kiosk lackey came up to me and said "it goes over 250ft man". Well, that's all I need to know! Sold!
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Old Jun 08, 2014, 03:33 PM
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eflightray almost got the right link.

the Scratchbuilt EDFs forum is at: http://www.rcgroups.com/scratchbuilt-edfs-686/
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Old Jun 08, 2014, 05:36 PM
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eflightray almost got the right link.

the Scratchbuilt EDFs forum is at: http://www.rcgroups.com/scratchbuilt-edfs-686/
And you almost got the right link....except quite a few EDFs in that forum are not built of foam as requested.

But between the two of you that should about cover it .

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Haha .. Off Topic, but that video reminds me of ..

Spinal Tap - "These go to eleven...." (0 min 50 sec)


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