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Old May 11, 2002, 01:02 PM
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Fan Fold F-16 Falcon

Hey guys! Just testing the waters here. Anyone want an F-16? I am in the process of converting my CAD plans for my EDF F-16 into a fan-fold/sturdyboard design. Plane will be slightly larger than the EDF version. Length approx 40" WS approx. 33" It will be set up for 540 size pusher prop configuration. Prototype will use a Mega Brushless 22/20/4, 10 CP1700's. Very simple hot glue and packing tape construction.

Here is a teaser shot of the EDF version. Construction will be similar, and very close to scale (for a foamy anyway) Let me know what you guys think. I'm gonna need some encouragement to get this thing going 'cause I've got several other projects I'm working on at the same time.
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Old May 11, 2002, 01:03 PM
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Another tease shot. I will post pics as I start construction. I'm going to try to finish the plans tonight so I can start cuttin' foam tomorrow.

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Old May 11, 2002, 07:22 PM
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I just don't know how you folks get the talent to make such fine planes out of Fan Fold!! If you can't get motivated to finish it, just send it my way!! That is going to be one fine plane, good luck with it!
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Old May 11, 2002, 07:24 PM
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Looks sweet! You better finish it
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Old May 11, 2002, 09:26 PM
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I would really like to see how one is Made. Is there any vidoes out there showing how to make planes from sturdy board and fan fold? That Plane Is SWEEEEEET!

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Old May 11, 2002, 09:57 PM
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Guys, the above photos are of the balsa version. Fan Fold/Sturdy Board version is on the way. Drawings are being finished up now.

No videos that I know of. Just search the foamy forum. More info in here than any video could ever show.

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Old May 11, 2002, 10:08 PM
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Wow... that's a really nice F-16! Is there anything over the balsa in those photos? it looks like it's been covered in brown paper bag, but that's a foamie thing right? Oh yes - how'd you make the canopy and nose cone? They look amazin'!
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Old May 11, 2002, 11:26 PM
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Bare balsa in that photo. It will be glassed with .75oz. glass cloth. The canopy and nose cone are just shaped and sanded blue foam.

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Old May 13, 2002, 04:16 PM
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Plans are done. Gonna start cutting foam!
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Old May 13, 2002, 08:59 PM
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Fuselage parts cut out.
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Old May 13, 2002, 10:40 PM
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Just like a jigsaw puzzle...
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Old May 14, 2002, 01:28 AM
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You are going to share those plans, aren't you? PLEEEAAASE!!!!
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Old May 14, 2002, 02:15 AM
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May I ask how you are cuting your foam? Why not just sell a fe kits??? PLEASE!!!!!

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Old May 14, 2002, 09:26 AM
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All parts so far have been cut with just an exacto knife. No high tech stuff here, just easy cutting sturdy board. Fuselage formers are cut from sturdy board with the paper still on. The paper adds quite a bit of rigidity and makes for nice formers. The fuse will be skinned with sturdy board foam with the paper removed (what a mess). More pics later.

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Old Aug 29, 2004, 05:46 AM
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i want one send photos when done
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