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Old Apr 09, 2012, 01:09 PM
United States, MO, Ballwin
Joined Apr 2012
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Need some ideas for first scratch built plane please

I'm pretty new to the hobby, have an pz ember 2, pz um polecat and a pz um trojan (which is in the top of a very large tree at the moment) and i am interested in making a plane. I've already seen the cheap components on HK and have been looking at some plans on parkjets.com
but would like some input from you guys. ive heard of the nutball being extremely easy to build but want a beginner jet blueprint..
thoughts ideas suggestions are welcome!
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 01:28 PM
An itch?. Scratch build.
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South Wales U.K.
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Have you had a look in the 'Sticky' threads, (top of this forum), there is a thread full of free plans with links to the build threads -

Plans For Scratchbuilt Foamies

Unless you feel very confident at flying, (and landing), then a jet type model is not usually recommended, but there are some among the free plans.

That is a good place to start, as it gives you loads of information on how to build, also what power systems etc was used.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 01:39 PM
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The TomHe F22 is a pretty forgiving pusher jet. I personally love the small version: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=795691

I've built 3 of these $tree foam. Good flight envelope, handles well, and reasonably durable.

For a nice solid build, and easy to fly plane, the BluBaby is where its at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=681556

I have built several 33" and a couple of 24" models. Always a pleasure to just cruise around with.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 02:27 PM
United States, MO, Ballwin
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Thanks for the quick responses, already looking into your suggestions, Ive been seeing the TomHe f22 shape alot and am leaning in that direction
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Heres another F22 that is a little easier to build.


This was my second scratchbuild and probably still my favourite plane.

I plan on building a Tomhe F22 next.
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