Superslo28" Build,Tip,Tricks thread!
Ok everyone I'm building the Superslo28 by sloper steve this was a plane that I was told about that used to be found on Steves Website.
Sloper Steve was the first Guy Using EPP for planes and I want to say started the trend for a different kind of foam in the hobby.
Sdparkflyers.com page This build starts after you have printed and cutout all the Epp foam parts
Ok so the first thing that you will need to do is Download the free plans for the Superslo28.
The free plans can be found on my website at http://www.sdparkflyers.com or in the photos below.
You will need to print the plans out on 8 1/2 x 11 sheet paper
The Foam used to build the plane is 1.3# 9mm EPP foam
a sheet 18 x 36 is required to build the kit If you need help finding EPP foam PM me...
For people wanting a complete list of parts for the build here is a updated list of parts from my friends at Hobby King
These are many of the items I use on my planes..
5g Servo for the Elevator and Rudder
9g servo Ailerons
Props 9050 type
7.4volt 350mah batteries
tape for hinges
I do offer EPP Plane Kits from time to time PM if interested.. or send me a email.
Kits cost $40
$ contact me for ordering USA Delivery Only email@example.com
Shipping is about $13-15 for all items.
OK so in the pictures below I have cut out all the parts The next step I do is cut all the 45 angles on the Ailerons/Elevators and the rudder.
Then I make sure that on the wing section I want the 45 cuts on the top side of the wing so I flip the wing over and mark 2 1/4 inch down from the front tip of each wing lay out a piece of 3mm carbon and make a couple marks for a center line.
I then use my dremel to cut the slot. (this is my favorite method fast and clean)
after I cut the slot I test fit the carbon and cut to length. I don't glue the carbon until all the slots have been done this way I can do it all at once, I use Foam tac glue to build all my kits.
I then tape all the parts of the wing together and set it aside and move onto cutting the Elevator and rudder parts.
I repeat the carbon process on the elevator and set it aside
the last part I cut is the Fuselage I use a pieces of scrape foam to make sure the thickness of the wing slot and elevator are the same thickness of the foam. makes for a perfect fit.
I then repeat the Carbon process again for the Fuselage (I use 3mm for all the carbon parts) on the fuselage you can put it on either side.
And the build goes on.
Here are more pictures.
Joined Jun 2002
Rain in San Diego?? Somebody alert the media!
I like the Superslo's, I've tried to make 2 now and they were cool, but just didn't fly correctly...I did something wrong...
Are there any "precut kits" of these babies that I could just plug my servo's, esc, motor, and battery into and fly?
yeah the news crew was watching me fly on there way to the local best Buy Store to shoot video of people camping in the Parking lot for the Black friday sale. watch he video
I had to move around as I was getting rained on and I took a rain drop to my eye glasses
enjoy the Video.
I hope Everyone had a great Thanks Giving
I thought I would post a complete kit list!
Complete kit parts list.
1. sheet 18 x 36 1.3# 9mm epp white foam
2. 2- 40" x 3mm carbon rods or tubes
3. 3- 5 gram servos
1. 1300-1500kv motor
1. GWS9050 prop
1. prop saver + bands
1 set Dubro micro pushrods (20-30") version
1. motor mount
2 sets micro control horns
1. sheet of light ply 16th inch thick
1 roll strapping tape
1.10 amp brushless esc
1. box #11 x-acto blades
1. medal straight edge (18-24 inch)
sharpie pens for color
Foam tac glue or
battery used is 7.4 volt 2 cell 250-400 mah (30C) is what I use.
1 small 4 channel receiver
1 transmitter. I'm a fan of the Spektrum Dx7s
1 lipo charger
New Video Series how to build a EPP type foam airplane.
Plane being built is the Slofly Superslo28
these tips and tricks can be used to build most plans that start using a PDF type file.
Part 1 how to cut a template.
Part 2 how to cut foam pieces.
in part 2 you don't have to trace the part if you just use the template like I do I just like to trace it out to make sure I don't move the template around when cutting.
Part 3 how to cut a 45 and how to make hinges with strapping tape.
Part 4 how to install micro control horns
Part 5 How to install a motor mount
Part 6. How to Hot wire a 45 cut
part7 how to dremel cut a wing slot
Part 8 How to Epoxy a carbon rod.
Ok know we all do this different but after hours of research and some trial and error this is the best basic method I came up with.
(warning you will see in the video I use a heat gun there are people out there that use a lighter to shrink the tubing. CA glue will cause a fire) DO NOT USE A LIGHTER in my method.
My method while it uses heat its not a flame. (FLAME WILL CAUSE FIRE)
Hey 2 new videos
What I use to glue EPP video and weight.
How to balance a Plastic prop and why!
How to balance a Prop Using the Dubro Tru-Spin Balancer
Items I use and other stuff part 1
Items I use and other stuff part 2
How I shoot all my Own inflight videos
New Cutting a groove with a Soldering iron!
How to glue the wings in place
How to install Servos and the Stick Mount) 2013
I know other videos have been made but I thought I would get in and show little stuff that people are always asking questions about. just to make what we talk about better understood.
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