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!
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,
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.
******* Nasir’s Original Email:********
Please find attached a new and better cockpit for ff22.
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.
Greetings from The Netherlands
Here’s Eric’s Maiden Flight!
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.
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
P.S. Goo Manny Pacquiao!
Just wanted to share another cool email I got from Vince about his cool EPP PAK-FA RC Plane.
And to answer Vince’s question, yes Frank and I are half Filipino. our Mom is Filipino and Dad is a mix of Irish, German, Austrian and English. Pretty much we are Mutts, LOL. Heinz 57 baby… But I identify myself as American, born, raised and lived all my life here.
Hey Paul and Frank.
I just wanted to share a cool email I just got from Kel Bartlett. He’s 70 years young and from Sandstone Point, located in Queensland, Australia. Kel shares his cool story about getting back into RC modeling after 30 years! I would like to send Kel a BIG Thank you for sending us his story and pictures of his awesome planes. I am just blown away at how nice his Mig-29 looks! great job Kel!
Happy Flying Kel,
( Kel’s Awesome Story from his email to us)
My story is just a little bit different to most that you might hear about and I hope you find it interesting.
I started aero-modelling when I was just 14years of age. I am now 70 years young but I have not built a plane for at least the last 30 odd years. I have about 5 models in various stages of building or repair and I have packed and unpacked those planes so many times in my changes of address. Anyway, I have retired from the workforce now and moved again with my wife to a delightful part of Queensland , Australia called Sandstone Point.
Now, here is the intriguing part. About 3 months ago I received a parcel in the post addressed to a guy down the street a bit. It looked like a model gas engine so I told my wife that I would take it down to him a see what “he was up to” Chris showed me what he was doing with models and we ended up being good friends. He was so excited to have another modeller so close to him that he showed me some websites, RCFoamFighters.com being one of the sites. —- thanks Chris!
I had built pllanes using foam for wing cores but I had not contemplated using foam for a complete plane.Chris suggested that I build one of your Foam Fighters and it didn’t take much coaxing. I decided that I would build the FF-15 pretty much as per your plan but I used Coreflute (Real Estate signs) again on Chris’s persistance. That plane is a little beauty and I have it ready for the skies again after putting it into the deck 4 times. (although all of those years in Aeromodelling I never did get to the stage of being a proficient pilot before giving it a way ( 3 of those prangs it literally bounced but the fourth effort made it necessary to replace a section of the nose and rebuild the battery case. This coreflute is just something else!
After experiencing first hand the results of my first attempt at a Foam Fighter I decided to build another one. I have been facinated with the Mig-29 and I managed to get a plan that is very similar in concept to yours so I was underway again.
The plan suggested using 6mm.Depron but I now build with 3mm. Corflute so I decided to laminate all surfaces to achieve 6mm. required thickness and gaining some strength along the way at the expense of very small amount of weight gain. There is no need to bore you with details of the building because it is the same process that FoamFighters use but after seeing the Mig-29 almost finished I decided to add some strength to the fuselage and give the Mig some of it’s inherent lines of beauty by sculpting and shaping some foam. (Pictures will explain the detail) In building this Jet, I have incorporsted wings with the KFm-4 Airfoil section, substituted laminated 3mm.Corflute for 6mm. Foamboard, used your now very popular method of making silhoutte model planes and used my modelling skills in shaping foam inserts to achieve a very sleek and streamlined model which should fly fast and stable.
Specifications of my Mig-29
AUW. 47 oz./1332gms.
Motor Turnigy 3530B 1400Kv. Outrunner
ESC Exceed 65/70 Amp.
Battery Rhino 2150mAh 3S 11.1v 30C Lipo
Servo x 2 Turnigy MG90S 1.8Kg./13.4gr. Metal Gear Servo
Elevons & Ailerons are linked to the one servo.
The Biplane is what I’m continuing my flight training on.
I have also added 2 pics of the FF-15
Paul, thanks for a great resource in your website and keep ‘em coming man!
Hope you enjoy my story and pics.
(More of Kel’s Pics)
Just wanted to let you all know that the Plans for Jake’s Cool MX-2 Frill Dragon RC plane are now available! Just check under the “Planes” Tab or click on the link below and you will find the plans and information of this cool model. Big thanks to Jake for sharing the plans for his aweseom plane.
Link to plans and information page: http://rcfoamfighters.com/Models/MX-2FrillDragon/MX-2-FrillDragon.htm
Here are some Videos of The MX-2 Frill Dragon:
Just wanted to announce that Free RC Airplane Plans for Jacques Cool FF-Peregrine have been added to the Blog. Please visit the “Planes” tab above of Click on the Link below to get the Free FF-Peregrine plans;
Link to FF-peregrine plans and information:
I just wanted to share an email I recieved a while back from a cool Friend of FoamFighters, Noel Soudent from the Netherlands. Noel is a cool and talented person learning CAD Design. He sent me a PDF of an awesome plan for a FoamBoard SU-37. Please see his email and Free PDF plans below.
Many thanks to Noel for shareing his talents with all of us!
Email from Noel:
I have tried to make a ff sukhoi 37 plan
As this is my first try with a cad program and it is your dayjob I would like you to see what you think of it. and maybe some hints and tips I used a very simple program I could download for free from the internet I haven’t built it yet because Im just in the beginning stage of the plan. And I have not a lot of time left when I finish my dayjob. So have a look and if you like it and you can use it for the foam fighters just do. I would like that very much After this one I will try a mig 29 ff and maybe a mig 21 but that might be a problem cause of the round fuselage maybe foamboard wing surfaces and another foam fuselage
I really enjoy your youtube films.
Click Link for Free PDF Plans
We just wanted to share another cool story of a fellow FoamFighter Pilot, Nadia. We wanted to share her cool story and Pictures of her plane.She is another great example of the variety of fun people who love this hobby! Big thanks to Nadia!
Frank and Paul
> Hi there Folks,
> I’m a 16 year old girl at college and I love flying my 4 channel trainer.
> Recently I came across your site with all these great looking foam jets.
> My Dad flies RC too and he is willing to help me build a jet from your
> collection however, I need to ask for a little advise.
> Which 3 planes are the easiest to fly ?
> Please nominate these in order from easiest to hardest
> I can’t wait to fly your Fantastic jets.
> Wow, I love ’em 🙂
> Thanks guys.
> Thanks for your intrest in rcFoamFighters planes and for your support by watching our videos and visiting our Blog. Here are the three plane you should build in the order from easiest to fly to more difficult.
> FB-28 (slow version)
> Tell your dad to build this one for himself for a real treat:
> FF-SuperNova (130mph+)
> Thanks again for your support and sorry for the delay in writing back to you.
> Good luck with your builds and be sure to have fun!
We built the FB-28 on your recommendation.
Here are a few photos of the plan.
Constructed with 6mm corflute (main wing) and 3mm corflute for everything else. (Estate Agent signs)
We increased the wingspan by 80mm. ( everything else remains the same)
Weighs in at under 800 gram. (AUW)
We used an RCTimer 2212-6 Brushless (2200 Kv) and a 3S liPo (2200mah Turnigy) battery.
40 Amp ESC (Tower-pro) and Hextronic 9 gram servos.
It flies just great.
At the beginning it was a little twitchy because CG was about 6mm too far back
but now we got that all sorted and also backed off the rates a little.
You know, I’d love to see you Guys do a version of the B2 Stealth bomber.
That would be Awesome.
PLEASE Guys, design one and upload the plans 🙂
Will you be doing a B2 Stealth soon ?
Do you have a cool Foam Fighter of your own you want to show off? Please send us some pictures and brief story and we would be glad to share it with the rcFoamFighters community. Please send an email to email@example.com with your Pictures and story!
I just wanted to share a cool email I got from a viewer , Radek Stus, of the Czech Republic. He made an EPP version of the FF-117. Many thanks to Radek for sharing his story.
Below is his email:
first of all let me introduce myself. My name si Radek Stus, I´m from the Czech Republic.
I found your web sites a few weeks ago and after seeing some videos I decided to built the FF-117 according to your plans, because it looked so good!
I bought 8mm EPP board and started working.
After several days I finished the work. The plane didn´t look as good as yours, but it was my first attempt to do something like that, so I was quite satisfied.:-)
But to be honest, I didn´t believe I could fly this plane with my beginner skills (I started flying models at Christmas 2009).
Nevertheless, I was too curious and had to know whether I would keep it in the air for at least a few seconds!:-)
What a surprise was it for me, when my friend threw it in the air and I was able to control it… after a small changes in trimming it flew quite well.
I was using motor Turnigy 28-12 (some 1500 kV), 7″ prop, 1300mAh 3S battery…
The motor sound was noisier than a herd of buffalos:-), but it looked and sounded great in the air!:-)
I just wanted to thank you for your plans. I woudn´t have been able to build it without them!
And I´m also sending some pictures and videos of that FF-117.
I hope, you wouldn´t mind some small changes in the construction!:-)
Thank you once more, Paul!:-)
And I wish you just the best for the future!:-)
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For this month of June 2010 The prize will be one of the fastest motors we have found yet!! The same 1600watt motor that was originally used in my FunJet to hit 146mph and later was used in Paul’s SuperNova Jet to hit 143mph both on 5s lipos. If speed is not your thing the you can drp down to 4s or 3s an turn a huge prop for those larger planes. Here is the prize listed below.
Prize: Tunigy 3648-1450kv brushless motor
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- Prop adapter
- X style motormount and screws
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Just wanted to write up a quick announcement to let you all know there are some new plans posted on the “Planes” tab. This is an original plane designed, built and tested by our Colorado Connection, Jake Marshall. Jake really did a wonderful job on bringing this plane to life right out of his own mind. He wanted it to be a plane with an aggressive stance like a real Wolverine! I think Jake did a good job. He was excited and happy to have his plane added to the rcFoamFighters growing list of free plan downloads. Jake was a big help in that he drew most of the plans on his own in AutoCAD. I only had to help with the final details and formatting. I was happy to have the help these busy days, LOL. So I hope you all will enjoy the free plans and plane design Jake made and graciously wanted to share with all of us in the RC community. We look forward to more cool designs coming from Jake and his MESA school team in the future.
Here is a link to the Wolverines plans and info page:
Here is a video of the Wolverine in action:
Just wanted to do a quick announcement and let you know the Plans for Jon’s Skyfighter V4 are completed and ready for free download.
FF-SkyFighter V4 RC Model Designed by: Jon McCarty
This RC model is an original model designed and developed by Jon. This plane was intended to be a modified version of the SkyFighter Frank Made. The wings have been swept back and the Vertical Stabilizer are now located on the wing tips. The model proved to be a stable and agile platform and even capable of vertical take offs. The original RC model design was made with 15mm 1.9 EPP Foam and covered with fiberglass weave & colored sealing/packing tape. Other materials such as Blue Core Foam may be used to make this model, but will not be “Bulletproof”. FFFTW!!!
Quick write up from Jon about the Plane
The SkyFighter v4 is my take on Franks great design. This plane flies very stable at a wide range of speeds and power set ups. This is currently my favorite plane to fly. Build the tail fins out of something a bit stiffer and stand it on end for vertical take offs. One word of warning, this plane was built and designed with speed in mind. It will fly slow and stable, but does not slow down quickly. The razor sharp wing bevels and low profile design offer very little resistance.
Link to Plan page for the SkyFighter V4: