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Feb 02, 2018, 04:08 PM
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Post #2926 is the coro version, and he has a quick video.
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Feb 03, 2018, 10:12 PM
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Coro version coming right along

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Mar 27, 2018, 06:58 PM
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I got a decent day at the local field to fly this. It did great!

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Mar 28, 2018, 08:04 AM
Foam is my friend!!!
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I got a decent day at the local field to fly this. It did great!

https://youtu.be/PdFq19WIqR4
Nice! Been a long time since I've flown one! Need to build another!!
Apr 19, 2018, 12:00 AM
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It's a P fifty one thirty eight! Nice build
Apr 19, 2018, 11:04 AM
Foam is my friend!!!
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It's a P fifty one thirty eight! Nice build
That's exactly right! (LMAO), Really like your "Full Booms" will do that on my next one!! My first one flew great!!! It was a few years ago when I was still learning!! had a servo failure, and she went in hard!!! Would be nice to have another now that I know what I'm doing!!!
May 28, 2018, 10:08 AM
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COX .049 Funder & Lightning!


I’m heading to an R/C event on Thursday in Arkansas called SMALL (see thread here on RCG). I have most of my planes ready to go but wanted to bring a COX .049 model ‘cause that seems to be the hot item at SMALL. I have the engine, an RC Bee, but no plane. I was going to build up a balsa version of the F&L due to the whole: Fuel + Foam = No longer foam. But then I thought, what if I could completely seal the foam with covering??

I grabbed a spare roll of TowerKote (aka Econokote) and tested a piece of CF88. It sticks great - even better than I expected (see photos).

So here I go! I’m taking my standard CF88 foam F&L and turning it into a gasser! Don’t tell the “Foamy Electric” admins. 😜

More pics and stories to come.
May 28, 2018, 10:11 AM
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I guess if you can get by with lower performance you could put a fuel burner on the nose. Folks have been making nitro powered foamboard airplanes for years befor E-power became so capable. Fuel proofing is the key. Even balsa is not fuel proof by itself.
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May 28, 2018, 10:39 AM
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Exactly. I’ve been flying glow for many years and lost a few planes to frame fuel saturation. Never tried covering CF88 for fuel so should be interesting. I plan to roll a thin layer of epoxy around the entire perimeter/edges.
May 28, 2018, 11:50 AM
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Working pics
May 29, 2018, 11:20 PM
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Aug 07, 2018, 03:15 PM
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So i finally built one


This is mine new, powered by just 2s setup, motor Turnigy 2826/6-2200kv with APC 8x6 SF prop, 40A ESC, Turnigy 2s 2100 mAh 25C, 2 x Hitec HS-81 on ailerons and one 9g Turnigy on elevator. I used that setup because everything I had at home so smart choice Flies really smooth. I had to continously add 30g of weight to nose section during few maidens to get right CG but now is very stable and it´s real fun to fly with it in park in the evening.
Aug 07, 2018, 11:36 PM
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Looks great !
Aug 08, 2018, 01:57 PM
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This is mine..
BRAVO!! Would love to see some flight video!
Aug 10, 2018, 04:23 PM
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BRAVO!! Would love to see some flight video!
I usually fly alone, but if there will be any ocassion to take a video I´ll share it...promise


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