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Sep 19, 2007, 12:22 AM
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The 'how to' is awesome thank you. Now the big question is how much for a hand drawn template on vellum so I can cut templates? You are very talented at that. I can only draw mechanical drawings on a cad system. When it comes to free hand like that I get a big fat "F"!

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Sep 19, 2007, 12:34 AM
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We have a winner folks!! AMAZING!!!! You know, someone needs to make a shaped fuselage for that bird...
Sep 19, 2007, 12:44 AM
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Agreed. A molded EPP fuse would be awesome. Someone tell Multiplex to get busy!
Sep 19, 2007, 12:56 AM
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Thanks for the how-to, Maybz. It's very well written.

I think I'd have to do something much simpler but seeing the techniques you used helps a lot.

Maybe I'll go for something more stylised than realistic, because I don't have that sort of skill. I've been noticing lately how easy it is to see the orientation of magpies in flight. I thought of painting a plane to look a bit like one, but an EPP Eagle would be better.

European Magpie (Wikipedia entry)
Sep 19, 2007, 02:00 AM
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Placed my order tonight.

Just moved to NC so this should shake up the local wildlife.

Sep 19, 2007, 04:21 AM
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Just got mine ( 2 ! ) a few minutes ago.

Maybz - wonderful tutorial on painting.

Andy2No - the magpie scheme looks good.

I am going to work on the front end to try to get a folding prop to fit.

I'm thinking a Blue Wonder 1100KV with a 9 x 5 folder on 3S?

This taiwanese EPP is interesting, it has a different texture to the european epp and chinese molded epp that I have seen. Maybe as a result of how they make or cut the sheets?

The beads in the foam look smaller and feels more grainy. I'll be using my favorite chinese foam goop to assemble this.
Sep 19, 2007, 05:58 AM
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Quick test for folding prop

I laid out the bottom of the fuselage.

Placed a piece of masking tape to match the position of the firewall.

Using the HXT motor mount with the Blue Wonder 1100kv.

That's an MPJet Super Cool Spinner with a 40mm pitch (the distance between the blade pins), 3mm collet (matches BW shaft) and 9 x 5 folding blades.

Looks like it will fit and the blades will fold ok in the horizontal plane which is the widest part of the beak.


Ok here's a partially assembled beak. This is STOCK, no modifications to the foam.

It really looks as if a 40mm pitch folder will fit okay.
Last edited by deadduck; Sep 19, 2007 at 09:37 PM. Reason: Update - more pics
Sep 19, 2007, 06:06 AM
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Great job Maybz, thanks for the tutorial.

Sep 19, 2007, 06:22 AM
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You're a true Leonardo DiVinci. Your paint job is one of the kind.

Sep 19, 2007, 07:11 AM
If it flys I can crash it!!!
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Shape is looking good, will be interesting to see if you can keep the eagle beak shape. Would be great if it works!

cheers, Paul.
Sep 19, 2007, 11:57 AM
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Right now I'm finishing up a 12' Telemaster so this should come in at the right time.

This is my first foamy so what type of glue do you use on this type material?


Sep 19, 2007, 12:02 PM
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EPP can be glued with regular CA and kicker. But I like UHU Por (prolly the same stuff as in the can shown above!). Epoxy is too heavy.
Sep 19, 2007, 12:53 PM
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Thanks for the reply.

Does anyone in the US carry this product , and if not, is there a available alternative?

Sep 19, 2007, 04:22 PM
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I use Michael's to get my UHU Creativ which works well on my LiteFlite Bug EPP.

Sep 19, 2007, 04:27 PM
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There is also a white breasted sea eagle

Black on back - Would stand out nice in the sky and easy orientation

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