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Old Jan 26, 2014, 03:16 PM
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Fancy Foam EPIC by Jamie Hicks

Hi Everyone,

Most of you know that I have been working on a new indoor pattern F3P plane for over the past year. Well I am pleased to announce that it is finally done and is being released to the public. I am very exciting
to present to the rc community around the world, the Fancy Foam EPIC by Jamie Hicks

This plane is what I have been flying for over the last year for indoor pattern. Same plane that I flew at the 2013 ETOC.

All of the foam parts came in at 36.9 grams, and the plane has 7 sticks of .8mm carbon fiber in the build. Keeping it light strong but with simplicity for todays building.

The plane in the pics is 92 grams airframe. With

Hacker a10-15s
Hacker x-5 esc
4 power hd 33 servos (direct ailerons)
Futaba R6106HF receiver

Futaba 14SG for guidance.

Keep an eye on fancyfoam.com for availability.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Bunch of pictures to follow, including build pics.


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Old Jan 26, 2014, 03:43 PM
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 06:36 PM
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Jamie

How did you adapter the servo plugs to the receiver? New wire ends, wire wrap, solder?

Nice looking plane

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Old Jan 26, 2014, 06:48 PM
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Looks good Jamie. The scheme came out nice.
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 07:22 PM
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thanks guys.

Those servos have micro plugs. You can use a micro receiver if you run those servos or put different plug ends on them. This particular plane I directly soldered to the receiver.
Of course you can run what ever servos you would like.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 08:05 AM
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Looks good Jamie. The scheme came out nice.
/Agree, the printing looks really good.

Ive flown Jamie's ETOC plane a couple of times now, really good flying plane!

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Old Jan 27, 2014, 08:09 AM
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I had a chance to fly the plane in the above photos this past weekend, and it's amazing. Very stable, and is the lightest plane I've ever flown. The milling on this plane is very nice. I'll be ordering one as soon as they are available. We shot some video of the plane in action, and I'll make those available to Jamie for posting very soon.

Good job, Jamie, and Fancy Foam. Dennis R. (aerolite)
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 06:01 PM
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Looks really nice Jamie!!

Any luck on the video Dennis?

Beautiful plane!

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Old Jan 28, 2014, 08:54 PM
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video Rookie sequence

Here is the Rookie F3P sequence we filmed for demonstration purposes.
Other video is uploading.

F3P Rookie 2014 (1 min 49 sec)
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 09:18 PM
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Here is the other video. Just improvising nothing special flown.

Jamie

EPIC by Fancy Foam (2 min 35 sec)
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Old Feb 03, 2014, 05:11 PM
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Nice looking ship!! Why did you omit any drag brakes?
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Old Feb 04, 2014, 07:38 PM
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Simple answer is simplicity. I do believe the planes fly better without any drag brakes. They have a cleaner feel. If you are flying it for sport and not contest in particular you will enjoy the airplane as is. The plane can be built light enough to not need drag brakes and keep a constant speed. When it comes to F3P there are so many different setups these days. Each will change what kind of brakes you need (how much drag) if you really desire airbrakes. And these days people seem to prefer one style over the next.

If you need brakes, you have the option of putting on what you want.


Side note. The video we took of the plane was flying pretty slow with no brakes. AND also consider we were at 3000ft above sea level in that indoor facility. Elevation does make a difference.

At this time no brakes are offered for the Epic.


I hope you guys enjoy.

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