Archive for November, 2010

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to share another cool Build from Oneill out of New Jersy.  He decided to put his own original take and modify the FF-15. It came out pretty cool looking and original. Props to Oneill for sharing his cool plane!

Paul

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Original email:

Hello foam fighters just a look at my new but old plane this is actually a FF-15 but when tracing out the template I decided to add some of my own edges and angels let my imagination go and this was the end result I call it the FF-15 RMX (REMIX) did my maiden flight and flew on the first toss I’ll put up video on youtube soon just an example of what you can do with the planes if you already made that plane or any other have fun.

 

Oneill from NJ,

FF-21 Remix

 

FF-21 Remix Bottom View



Hey Everyone,

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.

Thanks Nasir!

******* Nasir’s Original Email:********

Hi Paul,

Please find attached a new and better cockpit for ff22.

Cheers

Kind regards,

Nasir Subhan

FF-22 Cockpit Decal (Click on image to see full size)

Eric van Es's Awesome Depron FF-21

Hello Everyone,

Here’s another cool email from a fellow Foam Fighter scratch builder, Eric van ES. He decideded to take on Ken “Wildhover’s” FF-21 Build. He decided though to use Depron instead of foamboard. It appears to have turned out pretty amazing. From what I hear  Eric and Ken emailed back and forth and got all the details for the plane worked out.

For anyone interested, Eric has a cool blog write-up about this build on his own blog. Please see his email below for the link.

Big thanks to Eric for sharing his awesome build.

Paul

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(Eric’s Email)

Dear Foam Fighters,
I was happy to find your website. I downloaded the FF21 plans and started building it from Depron.
I made a lot of pictures along the way which can be found at my rc blog.
This was the 3rd plane I built and I had a great time doing it.
This weekend the maiden is planned and the forcast seems great 
Enclosed I have a picture of the result of the build. I hope you will add it to your gallery 


Greetings from The Netherlands

Eric van Es aka HBFP NL

Eric van Es's FF-21 (Front View)

Eric van Es's FF-21 (Top View)

 Here’s Eric’s Maiden Flight!

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Vince's SuperNova

 Hello Everyone,

Just thought I’d share an email with you all about a SuperNova Build by Vince Matarazzo. He gives a few details about the plane and how he altered it a bit, but still flew great. Big thanks to Vince for sharing his story of his SuperNova.

Paul

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(Vince’s Email) 

Hey Paul and Frank!

Just thought id share with you my latest creation from the wonderful minds of RcFoamFighters.

As you can see from the pictures, i have made a few couple of modifications. Firstly, i designed the canopy to resemble that of a modern fighter jet. Secondly i removed the thrust plate (I’ll explain why). Lastly, i put the vertical stabilizers on an angle – just a personal liking. The wing is built with 2 layers of 9mm EPP foam and fiberglass weave. Then finally covered with colored sealing tape. It uses the Turnigy 3648 – 1450kV motor, with the HobbyKing 90-100amp ESC, with a 3-5 amp Turnigy UBEC, all powered by a 2650mAH 5s Flightmax Zippy Lipo.

I originally flew with the thrust plate, but i found that i had made it too thin. Therefore under hard acceleration it would flutter and cause the plane to pitch up and down (more so up though). I then changed it to a thicker plate of wood, and that flew well without any of the fluttering or adverse affects. It flew with that wicked ‘roar’ just like your supernova Paul. However, curiosity got the better of me, and i removed the plate. To my surprise, i found it flew with the exact same characteristics as if it had the thrust plate installed. Except only faster, but without the ‘roar’…. that i can live without.

Anyways Cheers from Australia, and God Bless

– Vince

P.S. Goo Manny Pacquiao!