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Old Mar 06, 2012, 04:47 PM
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It's cool, but I'm a little disappointed that it's not electric (this is the electric forum after all). And this thing is not really a foamy IMO... the entire fuselage is built from plywood and only skinned with foam. But then it might shake itself to pieces anyway with that huge DLE-170 on it... I wouldn't want to be under it if the engine flies off.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 05:38 PM
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It's cool, but I'm a little disappointed that it's not electric (this is the electric forum after all). And this thing is not really a foamy IMO... the entire fuselage is built from plywood and only skinned with foam. But then it might shake itself to pieces anyway with that huge DLE-170 on it... I wouldn't want to be under it if the engine flies off.
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Yes sadly its not electric, but is is truly a foamy. Please inform yourself by watching all the video updates. You might just enjoy watching them. Plus I would rather fail by attempting than to never attempt at all. Life is full of people telling us that we can't, but the successful ones never listened.
Old Mar 06, 2012, 06:00 PM
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I did watch all the videos... and I did enjoy them... so I think I am informed. This is still the electric forum, and it's not an electric plane. Setting that aside, I still worry that the intense vibrations from the DLE-170 could shake the plane apart. Foam does not hold up well to that kind of stress and can quickly crumble to pieces. Also, gas + foam = napalm. I think these are valid concerns. Please be careful.
Old Mar 06, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Valid concerns, may the force be with us.
Old Mar 06, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Smart and a bit crazy. Hi Jim. Glad you showed up here.
Hows are Arkansas buddy! Thanks for participating in a thread w/out sharing...When are you going to commit to Spadfest?
Old Mar 06, 2012, 07:45 PM
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hey Jim- sorry i got you in trouble by starting your thread in the wrong place- geesh -life is so complicated sometimes--

Yeah I will def be coming to spadfest and will bring the ladies if possible- they are not much for camping though- well the wife would- but carmen needs her hair washed and bottem powdered and at least 3 full length mirrors-lol
Old Mar 06, 2012, 09:50 PM
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You'd think that if someone was going to put so much time, $$ and effort into building the "world's largest foamy" they'd actually research the topic first so they wouldn't miss the record by a few inches.
Old Mar 06, 2012, 09:57 PM
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You'd think that if someone was going to put so much time, $$ and effort into building the "world's largest foamy" they'd actually research the topic first so they wouldn't miss the record by a few inches.
wingspan is 25 ft on this build
Old Mar 06, 2012, 10:00 PM
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update 9

Worlds Largest Foamy Update #9 By Team Abby Normal (5 min 30 sec)
Old Mar 18, 2012, 07:34 PM
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UPDATE #10

Worlds Largest Foamy Update #10 By Team Abby Normal (5 min 36 sec)
Old Apr 22, 2012, 07:18 PM
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latest update- here it is- soon to maiden- I hope I am invited still...
World's Largest Foamy Unveiled (5 min 42 sec)
Old Apr 23, 2012, 12:50 AM
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That is pretty cool wonder what the weight will be.
Old Apr 23, 2012, 03:20 AM
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That thing is almost human scale! simply amazing!
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 03:21 AM
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That bird is almost human scale, simply amazing!
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 07:46 AM
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That's amazing - thanks for the update!

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That is pretty cool, wonder what the weight will be.
There was a brief flash of some bathroom scales in the video - it looked like about 60lbs per main wheel, so about 120lb overall.

What was being wrapped around the landing gear? It looked like webbing strap, but I'd have thought it should be bungee cord.

Why was the tail wheel on such a long support?


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