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Oct 24, 2005, 08:32 PM
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3d foamy Citabria just flew it


I just flew my 1/2 inch blue SM foamy. Plans from 3D foamys web site.
The thing actualy flys at 20 oz. I guess 32oz. of thrust helped

Anyway its a cheap build at $ 5.00 for a 24" by 8 ' sheet.

specs:
Walkera 180l 3200 Kv motor in a gws 6.6:1 box
12x6 SF GWS prop and 3s 2100 TP lipo
25amp CC esc.

Glen
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Oct 24, 2005, 10:19 PM
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Nice! What size is it, and what's the finish?
Oct 25, 2005, 12:44 AM
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Great Paint Job! Bluecore? Plans?
Oct 25, 2005, 06:04 AM
Or am I...
www.3dfoamy.com PLans
Oct 25, 2005, 07:17 AM
please post how you did the finish/paint job. looks verry good....
Oct 25, 2005, 11:36 AM
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Great job!! Now, Imagine how much better the Laser cut Kit with the GForce wing flies

http://www.3dfoamy.com/Citabria.htm
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Oct 25, 2005, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnVH
Great job!! Now, Imagine how much better the Laser cut Kit with the GForce wing flies

http://www.3dfoamy.com/Citabria.htm
Yup the Gforce wing for the Citabria would be real good!
Yes for sure it would fly much better with the laser cut 6mm Depron.
I'm in the process of building one with the depron, it will fly Great!!!
With half the fuse weight of the 1/2 inch blue SM.

Glen
Oct 25, 2005, 12:10 PM
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please post how you did the finish/paint job. looks verry good....
Painted it with Krylon H2O water based spray can.
Did not care for it much. The paint did not stick well to the SM foam,
it would peal off when I used tape on it to mask. I also used frisket sheet to mask off the pattern, it did not peal the paint as bad.
Maybe it would work better on Depron.
I have switched to Testers acrylic paint in the little jars and air brush it on.
I have only used the testers on the Depron citabria that I'm making and it sticks good.
The H2O did not cover well and needed six coats too much paint!

I woulds suggest eather to buy a kit from 3D Foamy or if you do make it from the plans, use Depron. Much lighter in the 6mm then my 1/2 inch.
The 1/2 inch plane flys fine, just may not be able to do all of the normal 3D stuff, the lighter one can do.
Last edited by biggy boy; Oct 25, 2005 at 03:53 PM.
Oct 25, 2005, 12:27 PM
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Try the Krylon Short Cuts, covers better and and goes on thinner.
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Oct 29, 2005, 02:44 PM
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Wana see the picture of my Citabria after charging it?


Here is what it looks like now after charging the lipo.
Oct 29, 2005, 02:51 PM
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Holy cow!! I never charge my LIPO's on the plane.

Sorry to see that beautiful bird burned up.
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Oct 29, 2005, 02:53 PM
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Never, never, never, charge batteries while they are in the plane! Never charge Li-Po's while unattended. Treat Li-Po's like 2-year old children. While charging, never let them get out of your sight for more that 30 seconds!

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Oct 29, 2005, 05:41 PM
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Never, never, never, charge batteries while they are in the plane! Never charge Li-Po's while unattended. Treat Li-Po's like 2-year old children. While charging, never let them get out of your sight for more that 30 seconds!

Lucien
Ya after 3 years of using lipos and never having a problem, I screwed up and let my guard down I usualy charge outside and on the concrete no plane.

I was thinking of mounting the left over wing tip on a plaque and present it to myself as the idiot of the year award

All of the electronics were brand new
the battery was two months old.
And had puffed a bit. NO MORE PUFFY BATTERYS!!!

Glen
Nov 27, 2005, 04:28 PM
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Hi
Ok got around to finishing and flying the replacement for the one that went up in smoke.
This one was made with 6mil Depron, as per the plans.
Flew it today for the first time.
It only weights about a 2 oz. less then the first one, that was made of 1/2" foam.
Now I can get back to trying to learn how to fly 3D

Glen
Nov 27, 2005, 06:31 PM
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Try the Krylon Short Cuts, covers better and and goes on thinner.
Yep, and cheap too. Comes in the little 'short' cans, and less than $2.00 at Michaels. I bought some recently, and also see Plasti-Cote Odds 'n' Ends right next to it so got a few of them also. Even though they are both fast dry enamel, the Plasti-cote will eat the foam, where as the Krylon will not. Why that is, I do not know... Regular Krylon eats foam also, so I wonder what they did to the short cuts to make it safe? Works good though.

Rick


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