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Apr 17, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by corsair nut
i love when people find out my models are foam....the reaction is priceless. foam? really??? wow.
Corsair Nut
That's exactly the reaction I get .... WOW
That's why I named my website http://www.wowplanes.com

I am seriously thinking of having some T shirts made with the slogan "Save the balsa tree - fly foam"
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Apr 17, 2012, 04:40 PM
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I've gotten the same reaction when I flew my Shumate T-38. They are in utter amazement when you launch it by hand. Glossy polyurethane works wonders deceiving the masses!
Apr 17, 2012, 05:14 PM
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Can't wait to see how the blue foam as LS2K handles flight stress's over time. I suspect twin Stus and some 6k watts is going to be a lot of get gone and some pretty nice shallow dive speeds.

If anyone can put an aircraft through it's paces Andy can
Apr 17, 2012, 05:55 PM
deltas are cool
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maybe a plan and pak should be done for this ,drawings ,canopy ,wing cores and inlet ducts that could get a litter going
Apr 17, 2012, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by AIR SALLY
maybe a plan and pak should be done for this ,drawings ,canopy ,wing cores and inlet ducts that could get a litter going
I'd be up for it, but maybe a smaller one, say half this size.
Apr 17, 2012, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Eddie P
I can't see one single solitary reason why composite foam based scratch builds "should" be taken any less seriously than a plant based scratch build. (plant based = balsa tree... and balsa is actually a big weed by the way).

I know exactly why you mention this though, as there has been a bias in the past against foam. But when you have foam that is used as a composite, and it's engineered, finished, painted and detailed - I can see no reason why it would be any less marvelous than any other jet once it's a jet. In fact I see it the other way around. But that's me.
Not just you... Then again I do work for a company that makes million dollar drones for the military out of foam and carbon fiber so I may just be biased
Apr 18, 2012, 09:41 AM
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I'd be up for it, but maybe a smaller one, say half this size.
I would buy that!!!!! Then make sweet love to it
Apr 18, 2012, 11:55 AM
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I would buy that!!!!! Then make sweet love to it
I am not going to find you on the sexual predator list am I. Gona have to set up a sting with Dateline...Chris Hanson comes out from behind my shop with the camera's
Apr 18, 2012, 12:25 PM
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I was looking through some mags last night and came across this. From M.A.N. June 1996.
13TH ANNUAL GREATER SOUTHWEST FANFLY Not so gigiantic, any more!!!
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Apr 18, 2012, 02:13 PM
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I am not going to find you on the sexual predator list am I. Gona have to set up a sting with Dateline...Chris Hanson comes out from behind my shop with the camera's
But I swear she told me she was 90mm fan, I swear.............
Apr 18, 2012, 02:37 PM
fly like an EAGLE ;)
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man, it only had a 60" wingspan. i want to know how he fit and fed 2 dynamax's. the 1/4 isnt even close to having enough FSA for 2 5" fans. must have had cheater holes. and man, 28 lbs....yikes! its much smaller than our T-38's
Apr 18, 2012, 05:14 PM
deltas are cool
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hows that canopy plug going ?
Apr 19, 2012, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by CoolerByTheLake
I was looking through some mags last night and came across this. From M.A.N. June 1996.
13TH ANNUAL GREATER SOUTHWEST FANFLY Not so gigiantic, any more!!!
Yeah I don't think Nut and I are the first to build a 1/4 scale T-38. A guy was playing around with molds for a 1/4 scale T-38 back in 2007. Not sure how far they got with it though.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783434
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Apr 19, 2012, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by falcon5
Yeah I don't think Nut and I are the first to build a 1/4 scale T-38. A guy was playing around with molds for a 1/4 scale T-38 back in 2007. Not sure how far they got with it though.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783434
Falcon if you decided to kit this I would be the first to buy one...
Apr 19, 2012, 08:53 AM
fly like an EAGLE ;)
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andy, do me a favor, and measure the width where your canopy willl meet the turtle deck. remember, not the width of the cutout in your fuse, because the canopy dosesnt start unto the crease that runs down the turtle deck. for some reason, i think my drawings are off, it looks too wide. i get 9" in that section...


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