Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Old Mar 21, 2009, 10:08 PM
haiduk is offline
Find More Posts by haiduk
Pronounced "High Duck"
haiduk's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by aeronca52
Hi haiduk, Didn't have time to read the whole post on your other build but just wanted to type my two cents in here. Long time ago I worked for a Piper distributor and knew quite a few people at Piper. One day I was talking about cooling vents and their design. The tech said the Tomahawk fresh air vent (which is an innie) was more effective than an outtie. The vent they used was actually some sort of NACA design. Look here just ahead of the door, it's about 10" big. http://www.pipertomahawk.com/N2468N.jpg Perhaps the outtie will work better at the speeds we fly, but this worked for them. Again my two cents .
I appreciate the input. Thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by waqa
Funjet, also done with a 30 inch wing, built the same way as the BB30 but with some taper and flaperons. At the end of the video I nose it into the ground real hard, and the damage is minimal, I suspect thanks to the paper left on the foam. Motor is a 4200+Kv Outrunner in a EDF55 on 2S from here . On 3S it flies level at 1/4 throttle. 8.5 oz's AUW.

funjet
I can't help but imagine an A10 built up from a pair of those EDF's.
Last edited by haiduk; Mar 21, 2009 at 10:14 PM.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Mar 22, 2009, 11:59 AM
rich smith is offline
Find More Posts by rich smith
7000mw of raw power!
rich smith's Avatar
I really despise "dollar stores" that don't sell anything for a dollar. Simple fraud IMO. Specially when they are more expensive than other places like those servos.

Family "dollar" is another example.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wake Turbulence
You can get low priced servos from RCdollar store and fast shipping.
http://www.dollarrcparts.com/8gservo.html
Old Mar 22, 2009, 12:46 PM
foo is offline
foo
Find More Posts by foo
foo
Registered User
Rubbing alcohol will remove the paper in jigtime,I just leave mine on.
Old Mar 22, 2009, 10:05 PM
aeronca52 is offline
Find More Posts by aeronca52
Culper Junior
rich smith- I was miffed by the name Family Dollar until someone pointed out that all their merchandise was ( I guess still is) priced 'on the dollar'. ie $6.00 or $9.00, hence DOLLAR store. In their case it didn't mean it cost just a $1.00

Everything at Dollar Tree, however, costs just $1.00.
Old Mar 22, 2009, 11:13 PM
waqa is offline
Find More Posts by waqa
have foam, will fly
waqa's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by aeronca52
rich smith- I was miffed by the name Family Dollar until someone pointed out that all their merchandise was ( I guess still is) priced 'on the dollar'. ie $6.00 or $9.00, hence DOLLAR store. In their case it didn't mean it cost just a $1.00

Everything at Dollar Tree, however, costs just $1.00.

Yes it does , including:

Awesome in spray bottle (if you want to remove the paper)
90% Alcohol (if you want to remove the paper)
Empty Spray bottle for making 50% alcohol (if you want to remove the paper)
Hot Glue guns
Hot glue sticks
Rulers
Ruler Squares
Blades
Mechanical Pencils
Pens
Masking Tape
Clear Tape
Packing Tape
Snacks (for those late night builds)
etc....
Old Mar 23, 2009, 12:11 AM
rich smith is offline
Find More Posts by rich smith
7000mw of raw power!
rich smith's Avatar
Apparently that differs by location because I just bought some calculators (I collect them) for $1.95. Also saw some RC cars there today for $19.95. I just don't like the place and if I could have got the calcs elsewhere I would.

I love Dollar Tree and the other "true" dollar stores.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aeronca52
rich smith- I was miffed by the name Family Dollar until someone pointed out that all their merchandise was ( I guess still is) priced 'on the dollar'. ie $6.00 or $9.00, hence DOLLAR store. In their case it didn't mean it cost just a $1.00

Everything at Dollar Tree, however, costs just $1.00.
Old Mar 23, 2009, 03:43 PM
Wake Turbulence is offline
Find More Posts by Wake Turbulence
Pompano Hill Flyers
Wake Turbulence's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by waqa
Yes it does , including:

Awesome in spray bottle (if you want to remove the paper)
90% Alcohol (if you want to remove the paper)
Empty Spray bottle for making 50% alcohol (if you want to remove the paper)
Hot Glue guns
Hot glue sticks
Rulers
Ruler Squares
Blades
Mechanical Pencils
Pens
Masking Tape
Clear Tape
Packing Tape
Snacks (for those late night builds)
etc....

I got to go to the dollar tree store.
Old Mar 23, 2009, 04:02 PM
heymak is offline
Find More Posts by heymak
Long time newbie

My Dollar tree hanger


Not the prettiest, but they're all from dollar tree foam. There were others but they didn't fly well so I didn't post them. They were good models but I am not a great builder.

Mike K
Last edited by heymak; Mar 23, 2009 at 04:32 PM.
Old Mar 23, 2009, 04:39 PM
OutcastZeroOne is offline
Find More Posts by OutcastZeroOne
"Fly, yes... Land, No"
OutcastZeroOne's Avatar
So heres what I've been working on for the last few weeks. 2 1/4 boards of the Dollar Tree "R.L.Adams Plastics, Inc" foam board.

The black one is the first one I made useing EPS and covering it in Depron. I think I'm going to stick with the dollar tree foam. shapes easily, good solid foam when you get over 4 layers. about 4mm thick without the kraft paper on it.
Last edited by OutcastZeroOne; Apr 01, 2009 at 04:04 AM.
Old Mar 23, 2009, 04:47 PM
eran_k is offline
Find More Posts by eran_k
Eventually...I will fly
is this "dollar tree" foam the one with paper on both sides?
isn't awfly heavy for suce small planes?
Old Mar 23, 2009, 06:47 PM
billwhit is offline
Find More Posts by billwhit
Flying high
billwhit's Avatar
I just started using dollar tree foam and I really like it. In fact I am grabbing it before the depron and epp I have on my shelf, although I'm not apposed to mixing foams!

A friend of mine just used my scraps to build a Spitfire, I'll have to post a pic later.

Here is my first Dollar Tree build, the FFF Eagle. I use "Awesome" to take the paper off and then resurface it with packing tape when I'm done.

Old Mar 23, 2009, 08:13 PM
heymak is offline
Find More Posts by heymak
Long time newbie
Quote:
Originally Posted by eran_k
is this "dollar tree" foam the one with paper on both sides?
isn't awfly heavy for suce small planes?
The paper is peeled off. At a dollar for a 20" X 30" sheet it is worth peeling. Once you peel it it's hard to tell the difference between Dollar Tree foam and midwest celfoam 88.

Mike K
Old Mar 23, 2009, 08:14 PM
heymak is offline
Find More Posts by heymak
Long time newbie
I was thinking of building this one. Was it hard to adapt it to Readiboard?

Mike K

Quote:
Originally Posted by billwhit
I just started using dollar tree foam and I really like it. In fact I am grabbing it before the depron and epp I have on my shelf, although I'm not apposed to mixing foams!

A friend of mine just used my scraps to build a Spitfire, I'll have to post a pic later.

Here is my first Dollar Tree build, the FFF Eagle. I use "Awesome" to take the paper off and then resurface it with packing tape when I'm done.

Old Mar 23, 2009, 10:36 PM
OutcastZeroOne is offline
Find More Posts by OutcastZeroOne
"Fly, yes... Land, No"
OutcastZeroOne's Avatar
I spray on some denatured alchohol to pull off the craft paper.
Old Mar 24, 2009, 10:51 AM
billwhit is offline
Find More Posts by billwhit
Flying high
billwhit's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by heymak
I was thinking of building this one. Was it hard to adapt it to Readiboard?

Mike K
Nope, it was actually a very easy build. The top and bottom pieces need to curve a bit, so you might need to use a little heat to get them to shape.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video Dollar Tree Foam Eagle Rookiepilot2003 Electric Plane Talk 22 Jul 02, 2012 01:10 PM
Discussion Taking paper off dollar tree foam board ziomatrixacs Foamies (Scratchbuilt) 8 Mar 30, 2009 02:17 AM
Discussion Dollar Tree Foam vs Elmers Foamboard Tripod333 Foamies (Scratchbuilt) 19 Feb 11, 2009 03:55 AM
Video Scratch built full fuse foam Edge 540 demonGti Electric Plane Talk 2 Dec 17, 2008 11:50 AM
Discussion Glassing Dollar Tree Foam Board? Cdr.Instigator Foamies (Scratchbuilt) 6 Apr 26, 2008 10:29 PM