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Old Oct 25, 2009, 01:42 PM
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88 inch wingspan fanfold p-51

here is a couple of pics of my new project a 88 inch wing span fan fold p-51d
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 10:38 AM
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got some more work done yesterday started on the verticalstab
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 11:25 AM
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NICE !!! Coming along !!
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 12:00 PM
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YES YES YES!!
Love the BIG FFF planes - keep up the good work and more pics please!!
what power train you using? And batteries?

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Old Oct 26, 2009, 12:15 PM
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Sweet!
Looking really good, Keep the pictures coming
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 12:21 PM
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WOW, that's awesome! Good work so far...

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Old Oct 26, 2009, 07:55 PM
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thanks guys ! ill figure out the power system a little later after i get a better idea of the final weight im at four pounds right now and hope to keep to eight. but im thinking a power 90 elect outrunner and lipos
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 10:05 PM
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thanks guys ! ill figure out the power system a little later after i get a better idea of the final weight im at four pounds right now and hope to keep to eight. but im thinking a power 90 elect outrunner and lipos
That seems really heavy, but I've never made a foam plane that big
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Old Oct 27, 2009, 07:58 PM
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notreally when you consider most gas planes this size are 17lbs and up it has a lot of wing and should be a real floater
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Old Oct 27, 2009, 09:10 PM
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Did you build this one from plans? If so, where did you get the plans? I would like to try building something like that.
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Old Oct 27, 2009, 09:37 PM
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this model is loosley based on cf824 p-51 plans from flying models magizine
the construction methods i used make it a diffrent model
i use a built up wing and stabs instead of foam cores all formers are moded to allow for the 6mm fanfold skins and i will also be installing retracts. but i do plan on ordreing the cowl and canopy from fiberglass specialties, plus my formers are 6mm fanfold laminated with 1/16th light ply. i will also be adding wing fillets and other scale features as i go
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 01:37 AM
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notreally when you consider most gas planes this size are 17lbs and up it has a lot of wing and should be a real floater
Ah, ok, that is very cool. It's just a LOT of foam. The dollar tree foam I have access to is 2 ounces per 20"x30" sheet, so I would be at around 32 sheets of foam by now!!! I imagine glue can weigh a lot in a build like this too...
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Ah, ok, that is very cool. It's just a LOT of foam. The dollar tree foam I have access to is 2 ounces per 20"x30" sheet, so I would be at around 32 sheets of foam by now!!! I imagine glue can weigh a lot in a build like this too...
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I doubt the dry weight of that air frame is much heavier than 4 pounds

what you do is build the stang to accommodate the size of the dollar tree foam and also buy a piece of 9mm depron for the tail feathers and load bearing bulk head and wing rib formers all the other wing ribs can be cut from the DT foam. You could easily build a 60" WS stang with 8 pieces of DT foam board and have some good size scraps left over.

that translates roughly to about 12 bucks for a 60" wing span war bird minus power plant and electronics.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 01:07 PM
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I doubt the dry weight of that air frame is much heavier than 4 pounds

what you do is build the stang to accommodate the size of the dollar tree foam and also buy a piece of 9mm coro for the tail feathers and load bearing bulk head and wing rib formers all the other wing ribs can be cut from the DT foam. You could easily build a 60" WS stang with 8 pieces of DT foam board and have some good size scraps left over.

that translates roughly to about 12 bucks for a 60" wing span war bird minus power plant and electronics.
Oh yeah, I am sure the electronics will make up 50% of the weight easily if a high power setup is the plan.

I'm experimenting in this type of construction with a meter sized Edge 540, based on 3DFoamy's flat Edge design.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 05:02 PM
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thats cool
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