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nnP-39


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nnP-39 (5 min 8 sec)


-Foam Addict from the FT forums
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Nic, you are an absolutely brilliant designer! I'm almost apologetic about not building your Mig 3, and now I have a P-39 to build as well. Both these designs should be in my squadron very soon!
-Povvercrazy from the FT forums
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Great plane, the plans are just a work of art, the effort you (and sponz) put into your plans
is very awe inspiring and very professional looking.
DETAILS
Hi friends.

The P-39 was suggested to me by John Zach after the FMS 980mm version was announced a few months back. I thought it looked cool and I liked the longer fuse and large hstab design. jayz and I both immediately commented that this plane could be a more advanced version of the nnMiG 3. A more stable flyer and potentially more aerobatic. I've been playing around with some new design concepts lately and wanted to incorporate them into this new build.

Here are some of the highlights:

NEW v2 nnSpeedWing
Stronger! Cleaner! True wing taper!
NEW Built in hatch
No more need to mod in a hatch, this design was heavily influenced by jayz's popular hatch mod.
NEW True airfoil tail feathers
The nnA-10 style speed tail feathers will now be a standard on my builds moving forward.
NEW Flaps
My first attempt at designing flaps worked out beautifully with my SpeedWing design.

If you like this design then perhaps you’ll like some of my others as well.








SPECS
WINGSPAN
39.4in | 1000mm

FUSE
33.3in | 821mm

CHANNELS
6

WEIGHT
Airframe - 14.9oz | 425g
Basic - 27.3oz | 775g
Speed - 37.9oz | 1075g

ELECTRONICS
Basic
MOTOR - Turnigy D3530/14 1100kv 73g 315w 22a
PROP - 9x6 APC
ESC - Dynam 30a
BATTERY - 2200mah 3S
SERVOS - 6x 9g

Speed
MOTOR - Tacon Big Foot 10 1100kv 1100w
PROP - 10x10 APC
ESC - 80a Dynam
BATTERY - 3000 - 3300mah 40c 4S
SERVOS - 6x EMAX Metal Gear

BUILD DIFFICULTY
Beginner – You’ve never flown a plane before, let alone done a scratch build
Novice – You’ve flown a plane but have no experience with scratch building
Intermediate – You’ve flown and built a few FT style planes before
Advanced – You’ve mastered the standard FT build style and are looking for a new challenge
Expert – You’ve mastered all build techniques and aren't afraid to improvise or tackle tedious builds

The nnP-39 is an advanced build.

PILOT SKILL
Strong intermediate

MATERIALS
3 BBQ skewer
3 sheets DTFB
1 flat aluminum 1/16" x 1/2" x 24"
1 sheet poster board
1 2 liter bottle
1 FT Power Pod
Push rods
Control horns
Hot glue


FAQ
Is the nnP-39 a swappable?
Yes.

Will there be a build video?
As of right now, no. I took extra time to add detailed build instructions to the plans and this should be enough for most builders. If you have additional questions, please use this forum thread.

How scale is the nnP-39?
All proportions are scale except the vstab. I increased it by about 10% for stability.

Is the nnP-39 a good plane for a beginner to fly?
No. It is an advanced build and requires an intermediate pilot to fly.

I only see a speed wing in the plans, will there be a basic wing also?
No.

Do I have to add flaps?
Nope, they are fully optional.

There is a plane I want you to design, what’s the best way to suggest it to you?
Please use the request form here on my site.


PLANS
nnP-39 Plans


REVIEW
STALLS
Tips stalls at slow speed will occur. They aren’t very bad and with very little effort you can recover.

WIND
Wind performance is great. There are no issues in the wind at all.

LAUNCHING/LANDING
You’ll need about half throttle to launch and landing is not bad on the basic electronics. If you’re running the Tacon motor launch and land with flaps.

ACROBATICS
Rolls, loops, and inverted are solid.

SLOW SPEED PERFORMANCE
On the basic electronics slow speed is good. With flaps, it’s great. With the Tacon.. heck, why are you flying slow with the Tacon setup?

LOOK AND FEEL
The nnP-39 has a unique look with the aft intake. I’ve gotten many compliments about how smoothly it tracks and gently it lands. The wing root fairings add a nice scale touch and help with aerodynamics. Like my nnMiG 3, the feel of the speedwing is like no other DTFB plane I’ve flown. You can really feel the weight of the plane. It doesn’t feel floaty or impacted by wind. It just does what you control it to do. The controls are responsive and crisp and the plane has follow through. Inputs carry weight and you can feel it as you fly. It’s not something you’ll encounter flying other DTFB planes.

FINAL COMMENTS

The nnP-39 is a super sleek, extremely fast, and exciting plane to fly. Flight characteristics are solid but don’t expect a floaty trainer experience. This is an advanced build and will take a strong intermediate pilot to fly safely and well. The basic electronics provide very good performance and for those daring enough the Tacon setup will let you rip it at 120mph.

Thanks for checking out the nnP-39! If you built a nnP-39 and enjoyed it please consider donating a few bucks so I can buy more supplies to make more great planes.



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Got my nnP-39 kit all packed up and ready for FF15!
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Full size with with my Sonic Series nnP-39 at FF15.

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Sonic Series nnP-39 plans have arrived!

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Build video should be done this weekend and release video is in the works!

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Hey Nic, what do you think is the best plane you have designed for a beginner scratch builder. I have built a few FT planes but not from scratch, and am not a beginner flyer. I want to eventually build this plane after I get a few builds done. Great job, keep it up.
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Nic,

I'm anxiously awaiting your MiG-3 release from Flite Test...

Are there any plans afoot on FT doing a version of this superlative design
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Hey Nic, what do you think is the best plane you have designed for a beginner scratch builder. I have built a few FT planes but not from scratch, and am not a beginner flyer. I want to eventually build this plane after I get a few builds done. Great job, keep it up.

My nnChipmunk would be a great build. The belly has a little bevel that can be a little tricky but it's not hard. It's a great flyer and uses the same build techniques as FT planes.
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Nic,

I'm anxiously awaiting your MiG-3 release from Flite Test...

Are there any plans afoot on FT doing a version of this superlative design

As of now only my MiG has made its way to the FT sphere. I'm looking into the possibility of making my own kits.. So stay tuned for that :-)
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Build video is up for the Sonic Series:

Sonic Series | nnP-39 BUILD (50 min 16 sec)
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Full size with with my Sonic Series nnP-39 at FF15.

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Is your full size still flying Aaron?
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