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Old 11-08-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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Hi everybody, I picked up this foamy at Toys-R-Us. It has a 4' span and length is 3'.
I have seen a similar project on a thread here but can't find it any more. I have a motor and servos from a salvage as well as a batt pack. I'm thinking of drilling a hole in the nose with a hole saw, mount the motor in a plastic pill bottle slightly larger and about 1" longer than the motor (the motor is front mount) drill a hole through the top of the fuselage to the back of the hole for the motor for the wires. I marked the CG on the bare plane and then will locate the batt far enough back to offset the weight of the motor. The servos I want to mount in the tail with short push rods. I'll also have to drill some holes for cooling the motor, it is brushed. The Rx I'll have to set far enough back to reach the servos.
Is there anything I have forgotten? Or does anyone have some other sugestions?
Any advice would wouldbe greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:58 PM   #2
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Re: Foamy from Toys-R-Us

Check these two treads out! It's been done before, and sucessfully too

Converting WalMart Foamy Glider to RC

Air Hoggs Titan RC Conversion

Make sure to post pics of your work, and video of the maiden!

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Old 11-09-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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Re: Foamy from Toys-R-Us

Hi everybody, first to Aarons request, I'd like to post some pictures, but can't figure out how to do it. When I click on insert image it tells me to enter my URL???
Now to my first problem: The nose is about 16" from the CG mark and the tail end is 14" from the CG and my motor and batt. weigh about the same. So I can't place the batt. far enough back to counter the motor weight I'd prefer not to cut the nose if possible. Is it possible drill a hole in the tail and from the end and slide a piece of steel in there to counter the motor weight? The plane has a 1.8 sq' wing area and the gross weight is 390 gr. Or is there some other way of doing it?
I would appreciate any help I could get.

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Old 11-09-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
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Manny .... click on "go advanced" enter your text ... then scroll down to "additional options" click on "manage attachments" .... should be clear from there what to do ...
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