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RCFF Planes

Under this category you will find all the blog posts for rcFoamFighters designed planes.

*** rcFoamFighters FB-28 ***

Model Name: FB-28

Plan Design By: Frank Petty (Oct. 2009)

Description: Original Foamboard RC Model Airplane created by Frank Petty. The plane features a simple flat Delta shaped wing, angular diamond box fuselage and straight vertical stabilizers. Also features Mixed Delta Aileron/ Elevator control surfaces for “Bank and Hank” type flying. Recommended to all hobbyists with Basic to Advanced foamboard building skills. This is a good plane for first time Foamboard builders and beginner Flyers because of its easy build and has rock solid flight characteristics. 

 

 

PDF Plan Cost:

**FREE!!**

Link to Tiled PDF Plans
Basic Plane Specs
Wingspan: 27.5 Inches (69.85cm)
Length: 30.0 Inches (76.2cm)
All Up Weight (AUW) 25.0oz. (708.73gm)

 

Recommended Parts Needed To Finish Build
Basic Setup (50+MPH) Fast Setup (74+MPH)
Motor: 2212 2200KV Brushless Motor Motor: Grayson Hobby Super Mega Jet
ESC: 30A Brushless ESC with BEC ESC: 50A Brushless ESC with BEC
Prop: 6×4 PROP Prop: APC 6X5.5
Battery: 3S 2200mA 25C or Better Battery: 3S 2200mA 45C or Better
Servos: 2 Mini Metal Gear (9 to 16 gram) Servos: 2 Mini Metal Gear (9 to 16 gram)
TX/RX: 4-Ch or better w/Delta Mixing TX/RX: 4-Ch or better w/Delta Mixing

Build Manual:

FB-28-AssemblyManual

Original Old Flight Videos:


*** rcFoamFighters FF-35***

Model Name: FF-35

Plan Design By: Paul Petty (Jan. 2011)

Description: An original design Foamboard RC Model Airplane by Paul Petty inspired by the US Air force F-35 joint Strike Fighter. The plane features a flat shaped wing with a 3D Shaped fuselage and angled vertical stabilizers. Also features Delta Mixed Quad Aileron/Elevator control surfaces for “Bank and Hank” flying. 3D shaped cockpit & fuselage for low drag and semi-scale looks. Recommended for hobbyists with Intermediate to Advanced foamboard building skills. With the basic setup the plane is OK for beginner to advanced pilots. The Fast Setup is recommended for pilots with adequate flying skill and not beginners.

 

PDF Plan Cost:

$6.00

Basic Plane Specs
Wingspan: 24.0 Inches (60.96cm)
Length: 28.83 Inches (73.23cm)
All Up Weight (AUW) 23.0oz. (652gm)

 

Recommended Parts Needed To Finish Build
Basic Setup (55+MPH) Fast Setup (70+MPH)
Motor: 2212 2200KV Brushless Motor Motor: Grayson Hobby Super Mega Jet
ESC: 30A Brushless ESC with BEC ESC: 50A Brushless ESC with BEC
Prop: 6×4 PROP Prop: APC 6X5.5
Battery: 3S 2200mA 40C or Better Battery: 3S 2200mA 40C or Better
Servos: 2 Mini Metal Gear (9 to 16 gram) Servos: 2 Mini Metal Gear (9 to 16 gram)
TX/RX: 4-Channel with Delta Mixing TX/RX: 4-Channel with Delta Mixing

Build & Flight Videos:





*** rcFoamFighters FF-Predator ***

Model Name: FF-Predator

Plan Design By: Tim McMahan (Dec. 2009)

Description: Foamboard RC Model Airplane by Tim McMahan that was inspired by the US Air Force Predator Drone. The plane features a 60-inch main wing with a KFm2 airfoil and and slanted vertical stabilizers.  Also features all the standard control surfaces, Elevator, Ailerons and Rudder. It has a 3D nose carved from a foam block and a pentagonal shaped fuselage.  Recommended for all hobbyists with Intermediate to Advanced foamboard building skills and Intermediate to Advanced Flying Skills. 

 

PDF Plan Cost:

** FREE **

Basic Plane Specs
Wingspan: 60.0 Inches (152.4cm)
Length: 34.0 Inches (86.36cm)
All Up Weight (AUW) 25.0oz. (708gm)
Recommended Parts Needed To Finish Build
Basic Setup (65+MPH) Fast Setup
Motor: 2212/10  1400KV Brushless Motor Motor:
ESC: 30A Brushless ESC with BEC ESC:
Prop: 8×6 PROP Prop:
Battery: 3S 1300mA 45C or Better Battery:
Servos: 5 Mini Metal Gear (9 to 16 gram) Servos:
TX/RX: 6-Channel or Better TX/RX:

Tim’s Old Original Flight Videos:


*** rcFoamFighters FF-21 Blackjack ***

 

Model Name: FF-21 Blackjack

Plan Design By: Ken Tanpinco (July 2010)

Description: An original design Foamboard RC Model Airplane by Ken Tanpinco. The plane features a modified Delta shaped wing with rounded back end and a KFm4 Airfoil. It has dual slanted vertical stabilizers. Also features basic Delta Mixed Aileron/Elevator control surfaces for “Bank and Hank” flying. Sleek shaped cockpit & fuselage for low drag and high speeds. Recommended for hobbyists with Intermediate to Advanced foamboard building skills. Because this is a fast flying plane it is recommended for pilots with adequate skill and not beginners.

 

PDF Plan Cost:

** FREE **

Basic Plane Specs
Wingspan: 21.0 Inches
Length: 25.6 Inches
All Up Weight (AUW) 16.5oz.

 

Parts Needed To Finish Build as flown by Ken Tanpinco
Basic Setup (65+MPH) Fast Setup (90+MPH)
Motor: 3500KV Brushless Motor Motor: Turnigy H2218-2500KV 
ESC: 40A Brushless ESC with BEC ESC: Turnigy 60A Brushless ESC w/ BEC
Prop: APC 4.75×4.75 PROP Prop: APC 5×5 Prop
Battery: 3S 1800mA 40C or Better Battery: 4S 1500mA 40C or Better
Servos: 2 Mini Metal Gear (9 to 16 gram) Servos: 2 Mini Metal Gear (9 to 16 gram)
TX/RX: 4-Channel with Delta Mixing TX/RX: 4-Channel with Delta Mixing

Original Development & Flight Videos by Ken:





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