Posts Tagged ‘Fast RC Plane’
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!
I just wanted to do a quick post for the FF-SuperNova and let everyone know that I have finished up the plans for free download under the “Planes” tab.
I was really happy to see how this plane turned out. As I’m sure a lot of you know this plane was based on my older and smaller NovaJet, pretty much my all time favorite scratch built plane I’ve made to date. Well I’m happy to report that this plane is like the old NovaJet, but lives up to its name by being a “Super” version. Bigger, Faster and still flies with the same type of maneuverability and handling.
This is a plane I would only recommend for pilots with a bit of skill and experience. It is a fast and heavy plane and could do a good bit of damage if it got out of control. That is also why I would only recommend flying this plane at flying fields or other secluded, safe places.
Anyway, if you are looking for a fast plane that is also a great flyer I suggest you give the FF-SuperNova a try. This plane really is a blast to fly and always puts a nice grin on my face when I fly it. It is pretty easy to build and didn’t even require any carbon spars. That is if you build it like I did with the 1.9 EPP and covered with the Henry’s type fiberglass weave & adhesive.
Best of luck to anyone who does decide to build one!
Link to plans and information page for the FF-SuperNova:
If you plan on making the plane please watch the below YouTube videos for building and other construction tips.