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Old Oct 19, 2010, 11:38 PM
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EPP f3P Plane

This will be the official thread for my New EPP F3P Plane

Video attached
EPP F3P Pattern Plane (1 min 38 sec)


Plans can be ordered from my website at for just $3.99

http://www.sdparkflyers.com

Below is also a list parts and items used to build this plane.

Parts list for a EPP F3P Kit

1. sheet 24 x 36 1.3# 6mm epp white foam
1. 40" x 3mm carbon rods or tubes
3. 3.7g Ultra Micro Servos
1. 1400kv Micro brushless outrunner
1. GWS 8043 Slofly prop
1. prop saver + bands
1 set Dubro micro pushrods (20-30") version
2 sets dubro quick connects
1. 1/8" Plywood Motor mount
2. sets dubro micro horns
1. sheet of lightply 16th inch thick
1 roll strapping tape
1. 9-10 amp brushless esc
1. box #11 x-acto blades
1. medal straight edge (18-24 inch)
sharpie pens for color
5 minute epoxy
hot glue gun with low temp sticks
battery used is 7.4 volt 360 mah is what I use. (hobby City)
1 small 4 channel receiver (I use the gws 4 channel)
1 transmitter.

(I will list parts that order from Hobby City as these plans are being downloaded from around the globe and Hobby city ships most places)

for those of you living in the USA I will post a link to my webstore for parts and accessories also.
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Old Nov 02, 2010, 07:49 PM
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cg?
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Old Nov 02, 2010, 08:46 PM
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The CG as seen in the video when Im flying is about 1" in front of the spar.

I will double check for you.
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 01:58 PM
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More raw footage of my F3P plane

Raw video of my 6mm EPP F3P plane (2 min 43 sec)
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 06:33 AM
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You did not tell us the most important data: THE FLYING WEIGHT
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 12:50 PM
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AUW! is a little under 7oz I think I will throw it on the scale tonight after work!
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 03:28 PM
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Ok so I put it on the scale last night and the plane without battery is 5.0oz so the flying weight with 2 cell 350mah is at 6.7- 6.9oz.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 07:13 PM
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Thanks SD Parkflyers. Easy build love it. I made it out of 9mm EPP and 3mm carbon tube in the wing and horizontal stab. Other than that, I used an alternate motor mount.

Some obligatory indoor hovering.
F3P 9mm EPP (1 min 46 sec)
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 09:41 PM
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Thanks for sharing this has to be one of the most stable planes I have every designed
plane will track straight and holds a hover nice.

Thanks again for sharing
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Old Dec 18, 2010, 02:08 PM
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First attempt at in-flight video using keychain cam.

Tallflyer's www.sdparkflyers.com F3P (3 min 52 sec)
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 11:18 PM
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Quote:
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The CG as seen in the video when Im flying is about 1" in front of the spar.

I will double check for you.
Hey Robert. I enjoyed building and painting this plane! It's my 3rd EPP build in about a month and I think I'm getting the hang of it. Before I decide where to put the electronics, I was hoping you could confirm the recommended CG is about where you indicated above. Here's some pics of my build . . . . Thanks !!
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 11:59 PM
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CG Location

I used your drawing to make a mark on your photo to show you a good place to set you cg,

Since you have not installed any hardware you might even go with a dual aileron servo setup!
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Old Mar 31, 2011, 12:18 AM
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Thanks Robert. I was thinking of using 2 aileron servos--I'll probably use HXT500s all the way around.

Best,

Ed
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 02:32 PM
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What is the wingspan on this thing?
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