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Old Sep 18, 2009, 12:48 PM
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Easy plane to learn to fly on EPP

Hi all,

I have here 4 sheets of 10mm EPP and i want to do a simple plane easy to fly, i destroyed 3 planes on depron and i buyed some sheets of EPP to test it. I made a plane like USAF UFO and i have it here waiting to fly, but the wheater is windy and rain... and i have time to make another plane

I´m sure there are a lot of good epp planes to learn to fly!!

Best regards,
Javier
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Old Sep 18, 2009, 02:48 PM
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Old Sep 18, 2009, 03:32 PM
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Mindpanic there are dozens of great designs to choose from. look into the scratchbuild plans sticky. Pick the one with the least amount of pieces to assemble and build it. Build the simple delta or the smart dart. I would then move onto conventional aircraft like the blue baby or other trainer style plane with main wings and an emmpenage.

hope this helps.

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Old Sep 19, 2009, 07:50 AM
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Look up Tall Flyers SloFly, simple design, all 9 or 10mm constructions and great detailed build videos.
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Old Sep 19, 2009, 09:56 AM
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Old Sep 19, 2009, 07:51 PM
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Mindpanic,

What do you have besides Epp foam? Motor, servos, esc, receiver, carbon rod etc.

28" superslofly is an excellent plane to learn with. Go to WWW.slofly.com, look for build thread. Yak 55 by Leadfeather, also a fine easy to build and fly plane ( leadfeather's build log on this site). I have them both hanging on my wall and fly them both once a week.

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Old Sep 19, 2009, 09:01 PM
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Mindpanic,

I have them both hanging on my wall and fly them both once a week.

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Hankg
Hank, if you had to choose just one to fly, which one and why?
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Old Sep 20, 2009, 08:33 AM
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Thanks to all,

I have here this motor and etc..:

- Turnigy CDROM C2822 1400kv
- Lightmax 3s 500mah 20C Lipo (x2)
- 18A ESC (hobbycity)
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- BL-2826/6 2200kv
- 30A ESC
- 3s And 2s lipos wich can propocionate 30A aprox.
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- 8gr micro servo (x2)
- 3,7gr micro servo (x3)

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Javier
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mindpanic,

I learned to fly by flying the 28" superslo from www.slofly.com. Now I fly the Yak 55 more than any other plane. I still love the superslo though. it literally floats along if you have a very still day.

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Hankg
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Old Sep 20, 2009, 11:43 AM
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mindpanic,

Sorry, I had to end my thread before i wanted to....Both the superslo and the Yak55 are made to come in with an all up weight of about 7 oz. I use a Blue Wonder 22x4mm x1500Kv motor with a 15 milliamp esc. Three hxt900 servos and a 500 milliamp or less battery 11.2volts. my prop is an 8x4 but a friend uses a 9x4 and a battery with two cells in series. if you should decide on the superslo,I have modified mine somewhat with shock spars, similar to the yak55 and do not cut in the servos.

These planes are not made for speed. They are made to fly at slow to moderate speeds and they will do hovers, rolls, etc. I usually fly in a space 120' in radius and 50-75' elevation. I try for precision rather than speed.

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