Archive for January, 2012
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.