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Feb 29, 2012, 07:41 AM
Gravity? No, the Earth sucks
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worlds largest foamy? or close?


this is being built in my town of Des Moines,Iowa

this thing is big big big- 25 ft wingspan

I have been Invited to the maiden as long as i write a song about it and bring the girls..lol

http://www.youtube.com/user/1987543?.../4/2qd8cyDrIbI
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Feb 29, 2012, 10:29 AM
Sussex, UK
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Pink Floyd was 24ft, so it's close. Add a couple of wing-tips and you could beat the record.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=354596
The super sized 50ft Pink Floyd 2 never got off the ground.

This one looks better built, but also heavier. Is it going to be electric?
Feb 29, 2012, 11:20 AM
Don't look at me like that....
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Feb 29, 2012, 11:48 AM
SG Talon... Super Genius.
If you are going to go that big why not just build one you can ride in?

BTW, many homebuilt aircraft use foam as the major material for creating the shape of the plane. Almost all of Burt Rutan's homebuilt designs were wood spar, foam filling, and fiberglass covering.
Feb 29, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Impressive build. Looks well thought out. Are those tires off a 'power wheels'?
Feb 29, 2012, 07:01 PM
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here is the engine for the large foamy..

Worlds Largest Foamy Update #8 by Team Abby Normal (4 min 49 sec)



Was just informed today that wingspan has been increased to 25 feet so as to claim the title of largest foamy.......
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Mar 05, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by SGTalon
If you are going to go that big why not just build one you can ride in?

BTW, many homebuilt aircraft use foam as the major material for creating the shape of the plane. Almost all of Burt Rutan's homebuilt designs were wood spar, foam filling, and fiberglass covering.
I bet that happens in the future. Eli is working on his pilot license and thay have the skills to do it.
Mar 05, 2012, 08:27 AM
Sussex, UK
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Was just informed today that wingspan has been increased to 25 feet so as to claim the title of largest foamy......
Cool, please take some more photos and post them here, and keep us updated.

Do you have any target numbers for AUW, stall speed and top speed?

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If you are going to go that big why not just build one you can ride in?
I imagine it would take at least twice as much effort (and probably at least 4 times as much money) to build a home-built ultralight plane.
Mar 05, 2012, 04:42 PM
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Well well just found this awsome discussion. That Team Abby must be a couple of real smart fellows to pull that build off!
Mar 05, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Maybe their just crazy!
Mar 05, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SGTalon
If you are going to go that big why not just build one you can ride in?
my thoughts exactly
Mar 06, 2012, 04:39 AM
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I will tell you that this plane in question was built from the statement "Why Not! Somebody should do it". After building countless foam planes each with unique designs and flight styles the lust towards the next build lessens and lessens. You have to find a way to keep the fire burning......Welcome to the World of Team Abby Normal and I'm that guy. We love to build from dreams not plans, No matter how this plane flys it will be a success in our eyes form the lessons learned and friends made because of it.
Mar 06, 2012, 08:25 AM
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Smart and a bit crazy. Hi Jim. Glad you showed up here.
Mar 06, 2012, 10:52 AM
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ermm.. maybe joining up here; http://www.quickheads.com/
Something disturbing about building/ flying a 'toy' airplane that's bigger than one, one could ride /fly in.
Naww.. flying is for birds ;-0
Mar 06, 2012, 01:30 PM
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ermm.. maybe joining up here; http://www.quickheads.com/
Something disturbing about building/ flying a 'toy' airplane that's bigger than one, one could ride /fly in.
Naww.. flying is for birds ;-0
The difference is the SUDDEN STOPS! It is much less painful if you are not in the airplane!


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