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Old Aug 10, 2007, 06:23 AM
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any foamies out there that fly like a built up balsa plane?

I loved my foamies but they keep breaking, I wanted something more Durable? well okay something that wont get old and weak, the Depron loosses its stregh after a few years (i don't care what anyone says . it does)

I want a Foam plane but one that flys like a built up plane if there is such a thing. I want a thick fuse rather then a thin one like the foamies I have always flown.. one with landing gear maybe? doesn't have to have gear I guess..
I have been looking at/considering the

E flite Yak 54
Extra Stiffy by Copperhead aviation

Not sure how many driffrent ones like this are out there.
be nice to use what I have witch is HS-55's and a 25A Esc I have a 2015 geared 6:1 motors.

but if have to go larger motor that be fine also.

I been flying my Mini Edge and I really love it but I miss flying my fancyfoam edge 540 I could just do so much with it, I had MaX controls and all on it, and I didnt worry about hitting the ground ( we all do every now and then)

I would like something that flys more like my built up edge so that I don't get spolied flying it then be totally messed up flying my Mini edge, Not that I get totally confused but it would be nice to get better at hovering and all on the deck with a plane that flys like the ME and not worry about hitting the ground if I did.

hope that makes sense.
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 06:29 AM
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I loved my foamies but they keep breaking, I wanted something more Durable? well okay something that wont get old and weak, the Depron loosses its stregh after a few years (i don't care what anyone says . it does)

I want a Foam plane but one that flys like a built up plane if there is such a thing. I want a thick fuse rather then a thin one like the foamies I have always flown.. one with landing gear maybe? doesn't have to have gear I guess..
I have been looking at/considering the

E flite Yak 54
Extra Stiffy by Copperhead aviation

Not sure how many driffrent ones like this are out there.
be nice to use what I have witch is HS-55's and a 25A Esc I have a 2015 geared 6:1 motors.

but if have to go larger motor that be fine also.

I been flying my Mini Edge and I really love it but I miss flying my fancyfoam edge 540 I could just do so much with it, I had MaX controls and all on it, and I didnt worry about hitting the ground ( we all do every now and then)

I would like something that flys more like my built up edge so that I don't get spolied flying it then be totally messed up flying my Mini edge, Not that I get totally confused but it would be nice to get better at hovering and all on the deck with a plane that flys like the ME and not worry about hitting the ground if I did.

hope that makes sense.

e-foamies extra edge and yak
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 07:17 AM
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The Copperhead Stiffy (I have version 1) definitly flys like a larger balsa plane, but is extremely durable. The Zoom/Sniper is a great airplane also, but is closer to a foamy than the Stiffy is.
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 07:28 AM
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Hey the eflite yak is part plywood. it has a foam hull reinforced with a plywood plane. It is an extremly solis flier. It does tend to slip out of a hover pretty easily and will need some coupling for knife edge. But altogether it is one of my most reliable planes. Its just that it is discontinued and your gonna have to snatch one up before they're all gone.

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Old Aug 10, 2007, 07:37 AM
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I would take a good look at the E-Foamies line of planes. You may need a smaller motor and esc, but these planes really fly and 3D great. EPP foam will take much more abuse then a depron plane will...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598526

Good luck
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 07:45 AM
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I want a Foam plane but one that flys like a built up plane if there is such a thing. I want a thick fuse rather then a thin one like the foamies I have always flown.. one with landing gear maybe?
If you fancy building your own this is something Ive been working on for a few months thats all EPP foam and covered in film, virtually indestructable even in my numpty hands. Ill try and get a vid up soon and hopefully plans to follow in a month or so. Just got a few flights in first before I add the bling !!

Hey Zero, found a piccy you can size it against. Just a tad bigger than the E-foamies squadron
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 08:21 AM
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There are three planes that come up whenever this question is asked. I have only seen 2 so far, the Stiffy and the E-Foamies. Where is the other one?

BTW, nice plane Mr. Flash, did you cut the cores yourself? I have a DAW Staudacher that is EPP covered in Ultracote. It is darn near invincible.
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 08:39 AM
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What about the Tribute FX?

Mine is dead smack in the middle, flying like both a slow pattern plane, but then also does decent 3D.

I'd think a prop change could sway it either direction even moreso.
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 08:45 AM
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I loved my foamies but they keep breaking, I wanted something more Durable? well okay something that wont get old and weak, the Depron loosses its stregh after a few years (i don't care what anyone says . it does)
A few years? None of my planes are older than a year Maybe it's the way I fly I'm happy if my plane makes the 1 year birthday, balsa OR foam. If you ain't beating the tar out of it you ain't learning anything. Maybe it's a ProBro thing, but I'm hard on my planes.

Here's me dipping the O2 into the corn at this year's Omaha ProBro. At one time we had 5 guys at a time out in the corn dipping them. Pete Rosas was even dipping his 40% Carden Edge into the corn.

Tear it up and have some fun and improve the skills!!!!

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Old Aug 10, 2007, 08:53 AM
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The typhoon is entire foam but is as solid as balsa too. It is extremely 3d capable.

All regards,

The name above Calvin
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 09:08 AM
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If you fancy building your own this is something Ive been working on for a few months thats all EPP foam and covered in film, virtually indestructable even in my numpty hands. Ill try and get a vid up soon and hopefully plans to follow in a month or so. Just got a few flights in first before I add the bling !!

Hey Zero, found a piccy you can size it against. Just a tad bigger than the E-foamies squadron


Thats sharp----- you shipping to the states?
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 09:30 AM
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Thats sharp----- you shipping to the states?
Soz dude..its just gonna be a freeby plan for all to download.

The prototype is EPP ribs and spars abut theres no reason why you couldnt use other materials but it might not be as indestructo though. Its a bit trickier than the usual ARTF, but on the plus side if you got the basic materials its free
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 11:20 AM
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Go and check out the Airfoilz line of planes. I have the edge and it tumbles so violently it is amazing. I am still waiting for the plane to come apart in mid air.

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Old Aug 10, 2007, 11:27 AM
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You need to check out the Airfoilz like kevin mentioned. Check out some of the video's on their site, www.airfoilz.com They are extremely stiff and don't lose strength! They are EXCELLENT flyers!

Jordan King "Woody"
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 11:39 AM
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There it is!

BTW, I am not knocking any of these.
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