Archive for June, 2011

Hello everyone,

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

Hello everyone,

A friend and viewer of rcFoamFighters, Derrick Rose, sent us some pictures and information for a cool speed plane he has designed. He wanted to share his plane design with everyone and provided the information and pictures below.  Nice work on the plane Derrick and thanks too for sharing your design with all of us.

Paul

 

(Below is email from Derrick)

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Hi Frank, Paul and friend,
Here’s a blue print for a 3 or (4) cell speed airplane by Derrick Rose. Nose to tail 1 feet 11 inches, wing to wing 2 feet 6 inches. You will need one sheet of 1/4 inch foam board from Wal-Mart & 1/2 inch & 1 inch foam from Home Depot. This wing design is a KF-2
1- Cut total shape of plane from 1/4 foam board
2- Cut the KF-2 wing design which includes the 2 inch middle. (one hole sheet) Lay in arrow shafts or carbon rods.
3- Sand front & back edges 1 inch about 45% (shape the wing)
4- Cut 1 inch foam 2 feet 6 inches long & 2 inches wide. Lay down the middle of the KF-2 foam
5- Cut a 2 inch sq. from the 1/4 foam board epoxy on the back for motor mount
6- The battery is on the edge, so you will to cut a 1/2 foam about half way down from the nose, so the the battery will lay flat
7- Shape nose, make 1 or 2 fins, tap on elev ect…
With a 4 cell plane you can use= (Hobby King) Turnigy 60 AMP speed controller; Zippy flight-max 2650 mah 4 cell; Turnigy SK series 35-36 1400 kv/550w; 8×6 or 8×7 propeller. Note the 8×7 flying time is 5min. or less. This is a very fast airplane,  have fun!

Click on Picture to view larger Image.

Just wanted to share some awesome news!

After a great first year, our kids and Teacher Jake Marshall of the MESA RCFF after school program have won a Creative Grant for the amazing work they do with RC Planes.  The MESA Program (Math Engineering Science Achievement) tries to encourage and teach children in a fun way.  Jake the Teacher is planning on using the funds won in the grant to move forward into using FPV equipment next year with the students. Many congrats to the Students and Jake for all they have done!

You can read more about the MESA Program and the Grant they won in the news article below. Click on the Link!

http://www.reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?ID=32572&pg=1

MESA-Grant

MESA RCFF Team Wins Creative Grant!

 

FF-T50

FF-T50 (Russian PAK-FA Inspired RC Plane)

 

Hello everyone,

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.

http://rcfoamfighters.com/Models/FF-T50/FF-T50.htm

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