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Posted by speedactyl | May 19, 2014 @ 01:59 AM | 19,515 Views
made these a few weeks ago , is it a good idea to use them as Cowling or Canopy for my RC aircraft?

Prototype model

this one is scaled a bit bigger to see how it looks

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Posted by speedactyl | May 09, 2014 @ 02:40 AM | 13,318 Views

just like in real Air Crash investigation this model one of the early generations of Foamie planes unfortunately on April 26 ,14 it met its end when structural fatigue takes its toll in a spectacular mid air disintegration. reconstruction of this airframe shows its construction being EPS/PS type material typical used for models of that Era , the owner told me he had it for 6-7 years. and its a well care model.
discoloration of the wings shows its age. and this plane is build before carbonfiber is widely use in RC application so in the cross-section of the damage wing shows layered PS material with a outer coating as an shell.

so now we know how long EPS models should last. before its deem unfit to fly.
I doubt if its still capable of flight even on a lighter power setup, judging by how brittle the wing structure are.

Aircraft model: Christian eagle