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Just wanted to write up a quick blog post and let you know the plans for the FF-Aurora are now finished and available on our Planes page.
This was a pretty cool plane to design and fly. It was specifically designed for the New Grayson Hobby Monster Jet Motors. My original goal was to build a foamboard plane capable of breaking the 100mph mark. With its first flight we came really close hitting 97mph. This was with the 2400kv Monster Jet on 3S Lipo Pack and a 7×5 APC prop. On our Second flight we put a 4S Lipo Pack in and changed the prop to an APC 6×5.5 prop. On this flight the plane hit 103.8mph! Not to bad for a foamboard plane with a 28 inch wing span and weighing in at 27 ounces.
In the end the plane proved to be a fun and capable plane to at both slow and fast speeds. I believe the KFm2 Airfoil had a part to play in it’s overall good flight characteristics. So thanks again to Dick Kline the inventor of the KF Airfoil and good friend.
We will be doing more flights with the FF-Aurora in the future. You too can build one if you like with the available plans in our plans store. For more information on the FF-Aurora please visit the “Planes” Tab above or click on the link below.
Happy Flying everyone!
Just wanted to let you know of the good news! Now available for free are the plans to Ken Tanpinco’s and the MESA Team’s MFB-2! This is a very cool foamboard RC plane design. Ken Tanpinco our RCFF California Connection originally started the design of this cool plane. Ken had a pretty good working prototype made which flew really good. Ken thought it would be a cool idea to forward on his prototype plans to the MESA RCFF Team (an after school program, lead by teacher Jake Marshal) and see if they could work on perfecting the design and making some plans. Well with quite a few hours of hard work student Cody Lightbody finished the revised design with help from Ken and Mr. Marshal. They did an outstanding job and the plane proved to be an awesome flyer! Cody, Mr. Marshal and Ken wanted to thank everyone who has giving them and the entire MESA program their support. So to do this they wanted to give the plans away free for this awesome plane! So bravo to these guys for all their efforts and awesome gesture of thanks. You all definately have the rcFoamFighters Spirit and have made all of us on the RCFF Team very proud. Keep up the great work guys!
Here is a link to the free plans on the MESA RCFF website:
Link to the plans are also now under the “Planes” tab.
I’ve gotten a few request for plans on the FF-64 Recon lately. Currently there are no formal plans for the Recon as it was built as one off type plane and kind of thrown together as I went. I do have a very basic drawing for some templates, but please note these are not complete like my usual formal plans. Anyone who wants to build this plane will have to find much of the information on there own. I may in the future create formal plans with all the proper notes. etc. but for now this is all that is available.
Link to Basic PDFPlan: http://rcfoamfighters.com/Models/FF-64-Recon/FF-64%20Recon-basic-template.pdf
This is just a quick post to let everyone know the plans for the FF-T50 are now finished and available through our plans store via the “Planes” tab or by clicking the link below.
This is an RC model designed by Paul Petty. The model was inspired by the Russian T-50 PAK-FA Stealth Fighter. The model is not completly scale to the real PAK-FA, but does have a very similar look and shape of the real plane. It was made with light, Readibroard brand Foamboard. The plane as shown in the picture above was painted with Testors Model paint and the bottom was covered with clear packing tape to make it more durable. Other materials such as Depron and Fan Fold may be used to make this model, but may require carbon spars.
The model is a great flyer even though it only uses Elevon style controls. Actually it has a Quad Elevon setup. The Elevators and Ailerons are set up as Elevons. You could modify it though as with any scratch build and make the control surfaces how you want. It really is a fun plane to fly, and probably is one of the best handling out of the foamboard models I have designed.
BASIC RC MODEL NOTES:
Wing Span: 24 Inches (60.96cm)
Length: 32.86 Inches (83.46cm)
AUW: 23.0 Ounces (652gms) (As Built with FoamBoard, Depron or Fan Fold may result in a lighter model)
Servos: 2 Micro (Metal Gear Recommended)
Motor: Turnigy 2836-2350 Motor or Grayson Hobbies Super Mega Jet motor
Speed: 70mph (speed depending on motor used)
Required Radio: Minimum 4-Channel with Delta mixing (Recomended 2.4ghz)
Flight Skill Required: Beginner to Intermediate
Building Skill Required: Intermediate
Here is a cool Cockpit decal for the FF-22 made by Nasir Subhan. He was kind enough to email his creation to me to share with the rest of us RC Scratch Builders.
******* Nasir’s Original Email:********
Please find attached a new and better cockpit for ff22.
Just wanted to let you all know that the Plans for Jake’s Cool MX-2 Frill Dragon RC plane are now available! Just check under the “Planes” Tab or click on the link below and you will find the plans and information of this cool model. Big thanks to Jake for sharing the plans for his aweseom plane.
Link to plans and information page: http://rcfoamfighters.com/Models/MX-2FrillDragon/MX-2-FrillDragon.htm
Here are some Videos of The MX-2 Frill Dragon:
Just wanted to announce that Free RC Airplane Plans for Jacques Cool FF-Peregrine have been added to the Blog. Please visit the “Planes” tab above of Click on the Link below to get the Free FF-Peregrine plans;
Link to FF-peregrine plans and information:
I just wanted to share an email I recieved a while back from a cool Friend of FoamFighters, Noel Soudent from the Netherlands. Noel is a cool and talented person learning CAD Design. He sent me a PDF of an awesome plan for a FoamBoard SU-37. Please see his email and Free PDF plans below.
Many thanks to Noel for shareing his talents with all of us!
Email from Noel:
I have tried to make a ff sukhoi 37 plan
As this is my first try with a cad program and it is your dayjob I would like you to see what you think of it. and maybe some hints and tips I used a very simple program I could download for free from the internet I haven’t built it yet because Im just in the beginning stage of the plan. And I have not a lot of time left when I finish my dayjob. So have a look and if you like it and you can use it for the foam fighters just do. I would like that very much After this one I will try a mig 29 ff and maybe a mig 21 but that might be a problem cause of the round fuselage maybe foamboard wing surfaces and another foam fuselage
I really enjoy your youtube films.
Click Link for Free PDF Plans
Just wanted to write up a quick announcement to let you all know there are some new plans posted on the “Planes” tab. This is an original plane designed, built and tested by our Colorado Connection, Jake Marshall. Jake really did a wonderful job on bringing this plane to life right out of his own mind. He wanted it to be a plane with an aggressive stance like a real Wolverine! I think Jake did a good job. He was excited and happy to have his plane added to the rcFoamFighters growing list of free plan downloads. Jake was a big help in that he drew most of the plans on his own in AutoCAD. I only had to help with the final details and formatting. I was happy to have the help these busy days, LOL. So I hope you all will enjoy the free plans and plane design Jake made and graciously wanted to share with all of us in the RC community. We look forward to more cool designs coming from Jake and his MESA school team in the future.
Here is a link to the Wolverines plans and info page:
Here is a video of the Wolverine in action:
Just wanted to do a quick announcement and let you know the Plans for Jon’s Skyfighter V4 are completed and ready for free download.
FF-SkyFighter V4 RC Model Designed by: Jon McCarty
This RC model is an original model designed and developed by Jon. This plane was intended to be a modified version of the SkyFighter Frank Made. The wings have been swept back and the Vertical Stabilizer are now located on the wing tips. The model proved to be a stable and agile platform and even capable of vertical take offs. The original RC model design was made with 15mm 1.9 EPP Foam and covered with fiberglass weave & colored sealing/packing tape. Other materials such as Blue Core Foam may be used to make this model, but will not be “Bulletproof”. FFFTW!!!
Quick write up from Jon about the Plane
The SkyFighter v4 is my take on Franks great design. This plane flies very stable at a wide range of speeds and power set ups. This is currently my favorite plane to fly. Build the tail fins out of something a bit stiffer and stand it on end for vertical take offs. One word of warning, this plane was built and designed with speed in mind. It will fly slow and stable, but does not slow down quickly. The razor sharp wing bevels and low profile design offer very little resistance.
Link to Plan page for the SkyFighter V4:
I just wanted to do a quick post for the FF-SuperNova and let everyone know that I have finished up the plans for free download under the “Planes” tab.
I was really happy to see how this plane turned out. As I’m sure a lot of you know this plane was based on my older and smaller NovaJet, pretty much my all time favorite scratch built plane I’ve made to date. Well I’m happy to report that this plane is like the old NovaJet, but lives up to its name by being a “Super” version. Bigger, Faster and still flies with the same type of maneuverability and handling.
This is a plane I would only recommend for pilots with a bit of skill and experience. It is a fast and heavy plane and could do a good bit of damage if it got out of control. That is also why I would only recommend flying this plane at flying fields or other secluded, safe places.
Anyway, if you are looking for a fast plane that is also a great flyer I suggest you give the FF-SuperNova a try. This plane really is a blast to fly and always puts a nice grin on my face when I fly it. It is pretty easy to build and didn’t even require any carbon spars. That is if you build it like I did with the 1.9 EPP and covered with the Henry’s type fiberglass weave & adhesive.
Best of luck to anyone who does decide to build one!
Link to plans and information page for the FF-SuperNova:
If you plan on making the plane please watch the below YouTube videos for building and other construction tips.
Hey everyone, just wanted to add a cool blog post from Jacques, our awesome rcFoamFighters Dutch Connection. Here it is:
Hello there Fellow Scratch Builders, RC Maniacs and Friends
First of all Id like like to thank Frank & Paul Petty for Making this all come true! These guys did a wonderful job and are supporting me all the way….
Then I’d like to Inform u Guys I feel real good to tell u that one of my airplane designs is there for download for U for free*!! Paul Petty has helped me out Major times in converting this plane to downloadable plans just for u. The FoamFighterPro V2 is a Real fun Plane to fly and have flown this bird many a time giving me great satisfaction. For its power setup ur the one to choose…either on 3S or 4S or for real speed freaks 5S….this plane will fly perfectly slow and Superfast!! Even had the 1600 Watt 3648 Turnigy motor on there with a 5S and a 7×5!! Though it was a bit on the heavy side then but flew perfect! It weighed around 1100 grams with that setup.. Once again guys… have great fun with it and I like to see a lot of vids with people flying it!..that be sooo cool !
hope you’ll have fun with it and it will rock for ya!
rcFoamFighters For The Win!!
Link to free plans for the FF-Pro V2:
I have been getting quite a few emails from people requesting plans for my Project Jupiter plane. Well at this current time I do not have a complete set of construction plans. There may be some available in the future when i can sit down and draw all the details up for the plane like I usually do. This may take a little while as the Jupiter was kind of built with my “Free Flow” design method, basically making it up as you go. Scratch Building on the Fly. I did originally do some basic concept drawings at the Beginning, but that was about it.
So in the meantime, if any experienced builders would like the BASIC PARTS TEMPLATES and only that, I have created some PDF’s. Anyone deciding to try and build the Jupiter will have to improvise as I did and make up much of the design on your own. The PDF’s below are only the Basic Parts Patterns that can be used to cut out the major pieces of the Jupiter. I think anyone with some build experience can do that easily enough. The YouTube videos about the Jupiter may also be a little bit of help. Eventually I will make a more complete plan, but in the meantime the below PDF is available for free download.
Here are a few specs of the Plane:
- 54-Inch Wingspan
- 58 Inches long
- CG is approximately 23-1/4 inches back from the tip of the nose.
- 1100 to 1400 watts of power with 8×4 APC props.
If you are a beginner, I would not recommend trying to build the Jupiter. Again this is recommend for skilled builders who can improvise and finish on their own.
Click on Picture Below to get a free PDF plan.
Below are links to the Power system used for the Jupiter, (Two of Each).
(Click on Each Picture to follow link to HobbyKing’s website)
I just finished up an early “Beta Test” set of plans for Tim’s Predator style RC Aircraft. This plane was loosely based on the Predator/Reaper UAV planes the US Air Force uses. It’s a little bit of a mix of both planes. If any of you have been watching Tim and Jon’s YouTube channel “The Bloody Micks”, you’ve probably seen Tim’s version 1 of this plane. that was the initial test bed that Tim designed himself. The plans posted below are based off this initial plane of Tim’s and also incorporate a few changes based on some of the things Tim learned in the field and also from some of the input of the RCFF team. Please just note this is still a plan in testing and most likely there will be further refinements to it as time goes. Tim has just had a lot of people asking for plans, so we are rushing out an early version for everyone. Good luck to all who decide to build this plane and we do welcome any feed back for this model that may help refine newer versions of this plan.
Here are some notes from Tim:
“Well Folks, by popular demand, we got plans knocked out for the Predator. Expect some add-ons in coming weeks, but there was enough demand for these plans, that we’re giving you something to get started. This plane was never intended to be power house, but its 60” span an undeniable lines make this graceful flier a real sight to see in the air. Here’s something to let you build your own, and in the meantime, we’ll see about some bells and whistles for it.
The version 1 Predator was powered with a 2212-10 from RC hot Deals, a 20amp ESC, a 3s 25-30C 1300mah battery, and ran an 8×6 prop. Using this set up, it was no speed demon or power house, but flew very gracefully with plenty of climb rate. The prototype was foamboard with a Fanfold wing and no tape, and came in around 22oz. There should be no issues going to all foamboard. Recommended control set up is Elevator/Ailerons. At 22-25oz and a top speed around 45mph, this should be an gentle parkflyer, with an unmistakable look. Additions are planned for this model, including landing gear, and a KFm3 wing.”
Link to Tim and Jons YouTube Channel with video of the FF-Predator”
Link to RC Groups Forum for this model:
(Click on Picture to Download Free Plan)