Archive for January, 2010
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)
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!
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of the FF-117 (FoamFighter 117) Template plans
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Hey guys here is the info for this months prize. For the month of January the Prize will be the following:
- A pair of Turnigy 480L-2150 Inrunner Brushless Motors (One motor for each of two winners)
If you would like more information on the prize, please click on the picture below.
Thanks and Good luck to all!