|10-06-2016, 07:43 AM||#1|
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I am: Gord C
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: kingston Ont.
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Semi Scale fun combat
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Trying to get some combat interest going in the club.
I built this Wildcat out of the foam floor insulation from Home Depot. It's 3/4 in. thick with a plastic film on both sides. The film makes it very rigid and strong. To make the wing strong for high G forces I used Laminating strips, also bought from Home Depot. It's an iron on strip used for the front of counter tops ETC.
Seeings it's for combat, it's more of an easy to repair, hotglued together and repaired, disposable plane.
The foam 4 by 8 sheet is about 12 bucks, enough to build 3 or four planes. It is an easy, stable flier.
Wingspan is 3 ft. as a standard, and weighs 12 oz. or about 330 grams, W.O. batt.
I take a 3 view dwg and blow it up to whatever size I want , then use a calculator to multiply all the dimensions by that number, say times 5. to get the 36 I.
If there's interest here , I'll continue adding details.
Here's a pic of the construction , but it's finished and flying fine.
By the way, the writing on the foam will come off with alcohol.
If you get the veneer edging, make sure it's wood and not plastic. It's not strong enough.
Tried for my kamikazi pilots licence. Flunked the test.
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