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Old Jan 19, 2013, 02:00 PM
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It's great to see some nice looking corflute models new or old,as much as i like the pretty ones i really enjoy pushing the "not so pretty"ones to there limit and doing things i would not do with the nice stuff. and see some spectactular mishaps,whoopsies and "glitches" sure they are.
if i happen to destroy a plane weather kit or scratch built or corflute i cant help but laugh and enjoy the spectacle.only laugh at mine
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Let the combat begin Codger

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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:49 PM
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and if anyone say's my antenna is broken well we will see
Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Come on MADMAN!
That's obviously just a mock up plane so you can show off your new TX
Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:03 PM
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...and your antennai looks broken
Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:32 AM
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stuff


Thought i would give the thread a bump.

here is a very quick 3d corflute plane which is all corflute so no alloy rail yet it still has enough strength to take a hit and is lots of fun to throw around
1000kv-9x5-1300mah 3s
ugly but fun to fly

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Old Mar 05, 2013, 12:29 AM
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Has anyone tried cardboard for making a plane? I started building a small scratchbuilt sport model to use up some bits I had. I still had a carton that my T28 came in so decided to use bits of it. It is just a little sport model that I can fly in the limited space around my paddock. Don't know whether to put wheels on it or not, but it could save the prop if I do. I haven't started the wing yet but it will have ailerons. Tail has been covered with book covering vinyl and is cardboard with balsa laminated around the edges. I used mini Robart hinges. I have a couple of gyros to try in it for fun.







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Old Mar 05, 2013, 05:20 AM
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use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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pretty cool that. if you want a mix of materials in a build how about this, epp fuse, coro tail, foam core ings, shheted with balsa and a perspex (i think) firewall. and to be covered with brown paper and pva glue. i case your wondering it is an s&b model. i think it is the fw ta 512 h wing and a p47 fuse
Old Mar 05, 2013, 05:24 AM
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If you're interested in cardboard as an option then check out this guys website.

http://www.feltondesignanddata.com/index.html

I have plans for his Pawnee. Yes his plans are for control line but I've actually spoken to Chuck via email in the past and he advised that a few people have converted his designs to RC with no issues.

There's also the Cardsharp which was a free plan in an old RCM&E magazine. I have that also and a new Magnum 15 just waiting to go in this. I just need to find the time to build it haha. It's a bit hard when I have a back log of planes I need to put together.

Here's the Cardsharp http://www.modelflying.co.uk/news/ar...cardsharp/8153
Old Mar 05, 2013, 06:04 AM
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He makes some real nice models. I will have to post a pic when mine is finished but I wasn't worried about having a show pony. Here is the little motor I am putting in it. It came out of a Seagulls model PC9 I have that I put a bigger motor in.
http://www.hobbyprofessional.it/prod...&idarticolo=56
BTW, what is the best glue for corflute just in case I find a real estate sign lying somewhere.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 01:30 PM
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Hot glue works, especially along angled joins, so does super glue (CA). Epoxy resin(2 part) works best for gluing down pieces flat. Best to rough up the surface to get rid of the shine and make it hold better. You can use zip ties too to hold things together.
Try asking at the local grog shop if they have any old advertising signs. They are corflute.
Old Mar 05, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Thanks flymess. Filed for future reference. :-)
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Build straight - Fly twisty
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Poking holes in the joining parts so you get glue 'rivets' works well.
Hot Glue is OK and Vise or SikaBond-TechGrip polyurethane glues are great but you need to learn to use way less than you think is needed as they expand on curing.
If it can expand into holes the joint is very, very good.
Old Mar 05, 2013, 08:23 PM
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The 3d corflute plane halfway up the page is held by nothing more than cheap CA,It now has a 2200kv motor 6x5 prop and a 1300mah 3s nano plenty of power and is great for high energy 3d
Old Mar 08, 2013, 06:31 AM
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Quote:
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Poking holes in the joining parts so you get glue 'rivets' works well.
If it can expand into holes the joint is very, very good.
I agree, but don't go overboard because if you're like me you're just going to crash the damned thing and start again.
Some people fly really carefully with great respect for their aircraft. On the other hand, I know it's a toy that I can replace, so I go hard and try to expand my skill base. (Ha!, as if I have any skill!)
My point is, if you build with corflute, you are building to crash at minimal cost. So go hard, have fun and learn as you go.


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