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Nov 21, 2017, 07:52 PM
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ExperimentalAirlines Noob Tube - Anyone Still Building This?

I've recently re-entered the hobby and found out about dollar tree foam board and how to use it to make model planes. I've seen a few from various people but the one that was able to inspire me was Ed at ExperimenalAirlines. He has a youtube channel (but I don't think he's posted anything in quite a while.)

This is his design - the Noob Tube. I had a blast converting this from a sheet of foam board to a flying machine. This has given me the idea to try other designs, with a few ideas of my own.

This is my Version 1.0 - aka the rough draft. I had a motor and 18 amp ESC from a previous plane and used it. I have a more appropriate motor and ESC, I'm just waiting for a prop adapter. While the plane is not for Noobs - it is a whoot to fly. I've dumbed the controls way down, and it still has a very impressive roll rate.

I'd really like to see what the rest of you "Noob Tubers" have come up with!

Adam "Flying Low"
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Nov 22, 2017, 05:26 AM
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Hi Flying Low,

I have built a few of Ed's designs in the past. Take a look at some or Andrew Newtons stuff on YouTube, He uses slightly different methods to Ed.
I have built a copy of a VAS Banshee, using a forward swept wing of Ed's design, carbon booms and 3mm correx tube fuselage ( correx is stronger than depron). This flew really well.

Happy flying

Nov 22, 2017, 10:43 AM
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Just in case you did not know - there is a lot of discussion about Ed's designs here:

Note: the thread is under the Foamboard Scratchbuild University sticky in the Foamies (Scratchbuilt) board.

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