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Old Jun 06, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Which combat plane for a new flyer

I have been looking at three combat planes to build. All are similar.
Which would be the easiest flying one for someone that has not been flying long.

The Muncie F&F http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1061750

The Blue Funder http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=363570

Or the Funbat http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1385215
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Old Jun 07, 2012, 01:49 PM
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The SEMFF StingRay is a flying combat wing with sleek organic looks and outstanding flight envelope performance. This plane has delighted low time pilots with its gentle characteristic by limiting the control throws, and satisfied the performance freak with an outstanding power to weight ratio and a 3s battery. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1542672

Ken
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 05:11 PM
This is kid stuff.
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I built one of these.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=926637

My 1rst scratchbuilt foamy, and I'm a fairly new flyer. It went together fast and easy, inexpensive to equip.

I'm astounded at how well the MiG3 flies. Simple and robust, stable and smooth, but very agile when asked to be so. Slows down very well, almost ridiculously easy to land.

After seeing, mine fly and trying it out for themselves, 2 of the long time rc'ers in my club are building MiG3s as we speak.

Great fun, highly recommended.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 12:59 PM
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It has to be the funbat for me, super stable like it's on rails. Can be a gentle & smooth flyer or you can juice it up for exciting performance. Flie's in wind very well, I'm not that long in the hobby, but the funbat get's my vote for newb's and 'articulate' pilots alike.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 01:57 AM
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So what did you wind up building, Mopower?
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 06:55 AM
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In the process of cutting out a fun bat. Used dollar store foam board. This is the first plane I am building like this and the funbat looked like an easy first attempt
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 09:56 AM
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Mo, good choice Mine is a treat to fly and can cope with windy conditions really quite well, so a good all-rounder when conditions are a bit difficult. If you have not already done so, consider putting a balsa leading edge on wing, it makes the bird a bit tougher saves time sanding a LE too. Pic's when finished please
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 12:11 PM
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pictures of where it's at right now coming very soon. I'm sitting in the back yard cutting this while the kids swim in the pool.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Here are a couple shots of where I am now.
I need to find a power system for this, and money is tight.
Thinking about using the motor/esc out of my ArtTech Corsair.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 12:55 PM
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How do you fold the front of the wing over?
I cut the section out at an angle, but it only folds half way.
Should I flip it over and fold it with the cut side out?
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Front of wing is done.
CF or wood dowel for the spar?
Almost time to break out the glue
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Mo, it's taking shape well. I did build mine with sheet depron and didn't have a fold-over, just laminated two 6mm sheets together giving KF step. My spar is carbon flat, 6mm x 1.2mm bonded to back of upper sheet. You can build so many ways and I don't think there's a wrong way. Mine is perhaps not as conventional as the plan version, I cut from a limited material stock so made some 'poetic' build changes. Hopefully if I did it right, ther could be some photo's of how it turned out.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Funbat photo's and power options

Mo, not sure where the photo's are !
Power options, I had an e=max 1650kv motor to start with and 18A esc, 7x4 prop. Taking a 3s/1000 battery pack up for around 9mins. Not bad for a starting point. I have 'juiced-up' a bit since, now running a 1900kv with 7x4 prop to try and keep up with my FB. Photo's this time
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 04:32 PM
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What Glue should I use on the $ foam with the paper still on it.
Only one person told me to use hot glue or Tarzan grip.
I wonder if the hot glue would penetrate the paper and hold, or if the paper would just peel off.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Wow, Yours came out real good RW
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