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Old Mar 26, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Glossary of terms and abrivitions

Being new to the world of foamies, There are all sorts of things abreviated. FFF? and this sort in the forum. HELP! Thank you . Bob
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 01:38 PM
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FFF Fanfoldfoam. from lowes hardware etc... folded up foam. 50 ft in 2x4 sheets. the blue stuff. 1/4in thick. about $36.00 for a pack.

epp flexible foam little more expensive and harder to find locally usually.

depron. all different thickness. similar to fanfold. hard to find locally too.

Look in the tips and tricks at the top for all the stuff you can do with it.
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 05:47 PM
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EPS - expanded polystyrene. BP hobbies has some. Excellent material, but cost of shipping went up, so I went to FFF.
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 10:29 PM
OOPS! I meant to do that!
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Hi lonesomebob,I am also a beginner at this forum annd flying.I made the mistake of buying a motor and speed control before i read up on it.I suggest going thru the threads and looking at trainer planes to get you in the air.I also suggest you go by most builder's rules and go LIGHT.These lil cd motors that weigh around 19 to 22 grams will push most of the trainers just fine.Just stick by what the builder chooses.The trainer i hear the most about is trainer1,i think that is your choice though.The place i get my stuff from is Hobbycity,cheap,but it is hongkong.DO NOT order any item that is backordered,u will wait forever.They will get most stuff to you in 2-3 weeks.They have 19 gram motors for 8 a piece and cheap hxt servos i have heard good stuff about,the 900 is 9 grams.They are now carrying 8 dollar speed controls,but i havent heard a review about em yet.Ask questions in the thread u choose to build from,and they will steer u to the right motor and speed control and battery size you need.Here is a thread for a glossary. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=441528
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 10:32 PM
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Heres another... &%$#@ means I broke another plane!
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 01:45 AM
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ROG is ???
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 04:12 AM
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Roll on ground.
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 07:46 AM
Bernoulli+Newton=Lift
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AUW is all up weight - that one took me a while to figure out when I first started.
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 08:05 AM
I'm not flying backwards!
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CFIT: Controlled Flight Into Terrain
UFIT: Uncontrolled Flight Into Terrain
TS: Total Splat

Usually followed by "&%$#@"
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 08:47 AM
German Engineering.......
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COG right --> CFIT
COG wrong --> UFIT

---> COG = Center of Gravity
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 09:11 AM
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 09:28 AM
Bernoulli+Newton=Lift
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Rise Off Floor Losing Miniscule Altitude Occasionally...??? I think that could lead to a CFIT. Or worse, a UFIT.

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Old Mar 27, 2008, 09:33 AM
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UFIT= crator. Or as we say up here in North Alaska, "Did you 'snowbank'?" "Yeah man, my plane snowbanked worse then the last time, gotta make a new plane, &%$#@!"
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 09:52 AM
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ROFLMAO

rolling on floor laughing my ass off
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Old Mar 27, 2008, 09:52 AM
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ROG correction

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ROG is ???
Sorry Rusty,

ROG = Rise Off Ground

ROW = Rise Off Water

Ken
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