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Well I know I promised you all I would make plans for the FF-117 soon. Well I have finished them and they are posted below.
Just a few notes about this model. It is a little larger than some of the other foamboard models I have designed in the past. So needless to say the motor and power system required is a little larger. If you are going to build the model with the heavier Elmer’s foamboard, I recommend using a motor of 400watts or better. Something like the Grayson Hobbies Super mega Jet or Turnigy 2836-2350 motor from Hobby King. That or any other 400watt or greater motor. I ran the prototype with the Turnigy motor and 6×5.5 porp. It flew at about 70+mph. pretty good if you want to keep it a park flyer. I am thinking a motor that can handle a 7×6 prop and a good high rpm would really wake it up. This model has a 26 inch wingspan, I may make a smaller 22 inch version later and I also plan on making a bigger EPP version in the coming months. So keep your eyes open for those.
Oh, if any of you guys decide to build one, please fell free to let us know your thoughts on the plans and plane. And also feel free to share pictures or video of your plane.
Well below are the plans, Just click on the picture to download. Enjoy!
Click on Picture to Download a free copy
of the FF-117 (FoamFighter 117) Template plans
Just wanted to announce I finally got a little time to finish drawing one of Frank’s first Foamboard Airplane Designs, the FB-28. This plane is a good Delta wing plane with some aspects inspired by the F-117 Stealth Fighter. Frank added a few twists and made the design his own. The Delta Wing platform makes for a good stable and easy to fly plane. Some of the early versions of the plane were actually slow flyers. Frank later made a faster version with the 2212/6 (2200kv) brushless motor. This plane really seemed to fly good with all kinds of different setups. From 2S Lipo packs and 8-inch slow flyer props to 3S Lipo packs and 6×4 prop. For this edition of template plans we have even recomended the bigger Grayson Hobbies Super Mega jet as an option if you want some real speed.
Anyway, I think a variety of RC Pilots can have fun with this plane, From beginners as a slow flyer on up to those who have been flying for a while and like the faster setup. It’s a fairly easy build to make. The base plane can be made with 2 sheets of regular Foamboard. You may need additional foamboard if you make the battery box out of foamboard too. But as with all scratch builds, you can customize it and make it you own.
Well here is the link to the PDF plan (Click on the Picture):
Good luck to anyone who decides to build the FB-28. Please let us know if you do, we love to see how others build the planes we design.
Thanks and Happy Flying!
Last, here is the YouTube Video Series we did on the original Foam Fighter 15:
Hey everyone, I gave Paul the dimensions to my new plane The Sky Fighter version 2 and he has already finished the basic template plans for the plane. These are not intended to be 100% complete plans with full instructions but more or less the basics that you would need to build the plane on your own. After all we like to promote scratch building planes and are not selling kits or complete plans. We would like to see everyone personalize their plane to make it their own. So please use these templates along with your own imagination to finish the plane to your own likings. Here are some of the specs and features of the Sky Fighter v2:
- Bulletproof construction from EPP Foam and Henrys fiberglass weave sandwich layers
- Built for all out speed with thinner 15mm wing , narrow fuselage and rear mounted motor
- extremely maneuverable with very high roll rate 3 or more rolls per second
- 26.5 inches long with 28 inch wing span a.u.w. approximately 24 ounces
- Power system Suppo 2200kv Brushless motor and Suppo 30amp Brushless esc combo
- Batteries Zippy Rhino 30c 1350 mAh 3s1p LiPo
- Capable of speeds well over 80mph with apc 6″ x 4″ prop
- Watt Meter results with apc 6″x 4″ Prop – 300watts @ 28amps
- This Plane is not recommended for beginner pilots
Please Click on picture below for FREE DOWNLOAD of PDF templates:
View the YouTube Video of the Sky Fighter below:
I’m finally getting a little time to start drawing up some basic plans for the planes Frank and I have been building. This will be the second FREE basic template posted to our blog. I plan on adding more as time allows, so please bare with us as we are very limited on time.
Anyway, below is a link to a Free PDF of the original Foam Fighter 22 (FF-22) plane I made a few months back. (Note this is not the template for my current EPP FF-22). For anyone who may not have seen the ATF video series, where I built both the FF-22 and FF-23 plans out of Foamboard, Please see the video series in the YouTube player below. In these videos you can see how the plane was developed and how it actually flies.
Just to hopefully be proactive in answering questions on why I used Foamboard instead of Depron or Fan Fold Foam, it’s because it was another experiment we did to research the viability of using foamboard. We know foamboard is a lot heavier than Depron or Fan Fold, but we thought if you give the plane adequate power, having the extra weight can actually be good for stability in windy and other conditions. Anyway, I believe the plane turned out pretty good and I just wanted to share these plans with anyone who may want to try and build one too.
Please note too that I’m sure you could build this plane out of Depron or Fan Fold Foam and still get great results. I have not tried it yet, so if anybody does please let me know. I’m sure you will have to add some carbon spars in the appropriate areas as determined. Note the foamboard plane did not require any carbon spars.
Last I would just like to state these are not “complete building instructions”, but rather just basic templates for those who are inclined to do a little improvising and adapting there on twists to the plane. We would like to by doing this hopefully help people become better scratch builders themselves and even coming up with and share better ideas then we may have had. Thats what scratch building is all about, improvising and making it your own!
So for anyone interested here is the link to the Free FF-22 basic Template plans. (Click on the below Picture to download the PDF Plan):
(Note: Anyone who downloaded the PDF prior to 7-12-09, please re-download, I found I was missing template page “P6”. It is now corrected. Sorry for the mistake, I think the late nights are catching up with me, LOL)
Link to the YouTube Video Series with the FF-22 build. Please watch to see how I built this plane along with the FF-23 plane. (FF-23 plan coming soon).
Well, we finished up the EPP Park Jet Video Series. After 6 videos we got the RC plane built, flown and dialed in. I am pretty happy with the way she turned out and glad how she flies. She is a pretty fast RC Park Jet once you get her up to speed. I hope you all enjoyed the video series too. Please stay tuned to our YouTube channel, there will be many more projects coming out soon.
I’ve up loaded a FREE PDF Basic Template for this plane for anyone who may like to try and build one too. Just note, these are not intended to be complete instructions. These are intended for persons who already have building experience and can improvise where needed. That is what scratch building is all about anyways, right? A little later I will put a bit more effort into the plans and make them into full instructions. But for now I hope at least some of you will enjoy the basic template. Also you can watch the YouTube videos for some tips on the build I did.
Click on the Link or Picture below to get the FREE PDF file:
Link to the recommended Brushless Motor and ESC for the EPP Park Jet: