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Old 01-20-2009, 09:06 PM   #21
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All I can do is hover ( without a string as implied earlier by Skyad...) and a bit of aerobatics.
Come on, your very good as well, how about you hover while I roll circles around you.... that would make a nice video!

Better get all my batteries charged to proctice first!

For "blue Foam" you will be amazed! I was!!!!

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Old 01-21-2009, 07:01 AM   #22
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Hi Rolly

Sounds like a good idea, we'll have to ask our flying buddies to give us five minutes, sholuldn't be a problem.
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I will vouch for the GBJ thread! I have two of these foamies, with several more being built by local members. Winter "USED TO BE" building and repair time only. It is now one of the more active times of the year, especially that we can now build our own.

One thing I have learned is that I had a bad habit of ignoring the rudder. With these foamies, flying in the gym, rudder is essential. Another learning lesson!!!!! I expect by spring, my flying skills will have improved markedly from the fall (of course, my skills are such that improvement is very easy because of the low level at present) Keep it up Gaston!
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:46 PM   #24
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Hi Ron

Thanks for the compliments, I really enjoy watching the guys fly foamies they built using blue foam. You can easily notice the improvement of everyone's skills everytime we go to the gym, including myself, which hopefully will allow me to fly a Fancy Foam or similar model made of Depron someday without totalling it on the first or second flight. If it happens with a Blue Foamie, it's only $5.00 but if it's Depron, often it's almost $100.00 by the time it gets to you.

There should be 6 or 7 guys coming to my place on Saturday for a building seminar but there's room for more and we hope to see you join all of us.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:56 PM   #25
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I just found out that Rolly had to go to the States for a couple days on business and won't be back until Sunday night, I was looking forward to making a video with him but I'm sorry to inform you that it will be delayed for a few days. I also learned that Ron Roy from Timmins will be joining us for the building seminar on Saturday and fly with us on Sunday, we're looking forward to this weekend.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #26
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I started to take pictures for the building thread today but it will take a few days to complete since I'm still in the workforce and have limited time on my hands, I guess being 65 years old, I should retire but I have the bad habit of buying too many airplanes, jets and turboprops, thank God, the foamies aren't too expensive, ok that's enough about me.

The first pic show the outline of all the parts drawn on the sheet of fanfold, you can observe the lack of notches on the fuselage, they are not needed with blue foam and makes it a lot easier.

This pic is not too clear but it will get better, I promise, or at least, I'll try.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:31 PM   #27
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This pic shows all the parts cut and ready, I personally like to use a no. 11 Xacto blade, I had a box of 100 but didn't seem to last very long and after talking to some friends from one of our local clubs, (SMAC) they suggested I sharpen them with a fine stone, well they were right, I've been using the same blade now for the last three weeks and I must have built half a dozen models with it, you see it doesn't matter how old you are, I'm still learning.

You can also notice that I didn't cut the part of the wings that will be glued to the fuselage, we will check with the already cut fuselage, and adjust before cutting to make sure it's a good fit.
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Cut two pieces of carbon fiber or fiberglass for the leading edge and apply a small bead of hot glue to the front of the wing, you can do a bit at a time, let's say four or five inches, just wait a few seconds for the glue to set and bend the foam to do more and don't worry if you end up missing a bit of glue in between steps.

This type of construction seems weak but it has some advantages, wing bracing will take care of the weakness but on the other hand, you can build two models with a length of 1mm x3mm x 48in. carbonfiber, sorry about mixing the numbers, I'm just confused between the metric system and the other one. I know I should have stayed in school longer, a bit late now, isn't it.
A good substitute is a 2.5 fiberglass rod sold in lengths of 750mm.
works just as well with negligible weight difference and at a fraction of the cost of carbon fiber.
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This pic shows the left wing placed under the already cut fuselage to verify if the markings on the wing match the fuselage, if needed adjust your marks, then cut the wings, you should be able to get a perfect fit.

I should have mentioned this earlier but I like to use a fine point wet erase marker, I find them easier to erase than dry. A fine point will make it easier to follow the lines when cutting.

You can also see two lines drawn on the fuselage, they will help you to line up the vertical parts of the fuselage and guide you when applying the glue, these lines should also be drawn on the botom part of the fuselage.

I should also mention that all the lines for cutting the parts were drawn on the film side of the foam.
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Well, that's it for tonight, it's past my bedtime, I'll try to post more pics and comments within the next few days, in the meantime here's another picture of myself hovering at our gym and there are no strings, I'm serious but I just realized I'm loosing my hair, there's a darn bald spot at the back of my head, I better get some spray like they show on tv.

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