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I have been getting quite a few emails from people requesting plans for my Project Jupiter plane. Well at this current time I do not have a complete set of construction plans. There may be some available in the future when i can sit down and draw all the details up for the plane like I usually do. This may take a little while as the Jupiter was kind of built with my “Free Flow” design method, basically making it up as you go. Scratch Building on the Fly. I did originally do some basic concept drawings at the Beginning, but that was about it.
So in the meantime, if any experienced builders would like the BASIC PARTS TEMPLATES and only that, I have created some PDF’s. Anyone deciding to try and build the Jupiter will have to improvise as I did and make up much of the design on your own. The PDF’s below are only the Basic Parts Patterns that can be used to cut out the major pieces of the Jupiter. I think anyone with some build experience can do that easily enough. The YouTube videos about the Jupiter may also be a little bit of help. Eventually I will make a more complete plan, but in the meantime the below PDF is available for free download.
Here are a few specs of the Plane:
- 54-Inch Wingspan
- 58 Inches long
- CG is approximately 23-1/4 inches back from the tip of the nose.
- 1100 to 1400 watts of power with 8×4 APC props.
If you are a beginner, I would not recommend trying to build the Jupiter. Again this is recommend for skilled builders who can improvise and finish on their own.
Click on Picture Below to get a free PDF plan.
Below are links to the Power system used for the Jupiter, (Two of Each).
(Click on Each Picture to follow link to HobbyKing’s website)
I’m finally getting a little time to start drawing up some basic plans for the planes Frank and I have been building. This will be the second FREE basic template posted to our blog. I plan on adding more as time allows, so please bare with us as we are very limited on time.
Anyway, below is a link to a Free PDF of the original Foam Fighter 22 (FF-22) plane I made a few months back. (Note this is not the template for my current EPP FF-22). For anyone who may not have seen the ATF video series, where I built both the FF-22 and FF-23 plans out of Foamboard, Please see the video series in the YouTube player below. In these videos you can see how the plane was developed and how it actually flies.
Just to hopefully be proactive in answering questions on why I used Foamboard instead of Depron or Fan Fold Foam, it’s because it was another experiment we did to research the viability of using foamboard. We know foamboard is a lot heavier than Depron or Fan Fold, but we thought if you give the plane adequate power, having the extra weight can actually be good for stability in windy and other conditions. Anyway, I believe the plane turned out pretty good and I just wanted to share these plans with anyone who may want to try and build one too.
Please note too that I’m sure you could build this plane out of Depron or Fan Fold Foam and still get great results. I have not tried it yet, so if anybody does please let me know. I’m sure you will have to add some carbon spars in the appropriate areas as determined. Note the foamboard plane did not require any carbon spars.
Last I would just like to state these are not “complete building instructions”, but rather just basic templates for those who are inclined to do a little improvising and adapting there on twists to the plane. We would like to by doing this hopefully help people become better scratch builders themselves and even coming up with and share better ideas then we may have had. Thats what scratch building is all about, improvising and making it your own!
So for anyone interested here is the link to the Free FF-22 basic Template plans. (Click on the below Picture to download the PDF Plan):
(Note: Anyone who downloaded the PDF prior to 7-12-09, please re-download, I found I was missing template page “P6”. It is now corrected. Sorry for the mistake, I think the late nights are catching up with me, LOL)
Link to the YouTube Video Series with the FF-22 build. Please watch to see how I built this plane along with the FF-23 plane. (FF-23 plan coming soon).