FRCFoamies A10 Warthog MK2 PLANS AVAILABLE!!

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by F1wanabe, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. harlow8410

    harlow8410 Ace Pilot

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    I hope to get to where I can build and fly A10
     
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  3. BarryM

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    Yep, I should've listened more intently in class...my A10 comes in around 970g (34oz) as I have had to use 2x 1800mah batteries pushed through the front bulkhead to compensate for twin elevator servos near the rear and extra reinforcing on the motor mount...waiting for the wind to slow down so I can get some more airtime...
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  4. F1wanabe

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    It's really funny not in a good way) how a small amount of weight on the tail makes such a big difference to the weight on the nose.
     
  5. DEGRIZ

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    Great write up on planning! I to should of listened and planned a little more. I was able to compensate, like Barry by pushing the 2200 battery forward into the bulkhead and by adding another ounce of weight.

    I still fall within the weight guidelines coming in at 28 oz. I don't know the weight of depron, but using the DTF for most of my build and removing paper when possible saved me.

    Still waiting for spring, and a maiden flight. Seems Winter in NY won't let go ;(
     
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  6. homey666

    homey666 Top Gun

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    I posted this on the wrong thread (mk 1) This may be repeating myself but I've redone the canopy with a template darren posted. Awesome darren, thanks! I used laminate plastic sheeting we use for presentations at work. The canopy frame is made from Duck tape sheeting. Looks way more scale than my pop bottle canopy although Cap'n crunch is maybe a bit too big!

    Cheers,

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  7. darren

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    nice job at least cap'n crunch has a great view lol
     
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  8. Boxermad84

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    wow, looks really good!
     
  9. JettaManDan

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    Greg...you need to hurry up;)
     
  10. F1wanabe

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    Haha, I'm trying!!! I haven't been in the build shop in forever.
     
  11. Chrisrohrer

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    Another fun thing....
    I built a "smoke generator" to go with the "noisemaker".

    I hope you like it...

    Half a servo, (motor and half the gear train)
    A "bubble" straw from my favorite Asian restaurant,
    A homemade auger, and foam and little bits...
    Weight is 24 grams 3/4 oz, and will tie in with the noisemaker to work when the gun is "fired"

    Homey666... Great looking canopy !!!!!

     
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  12. homey666

    homey666 Top Gun

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    This plane is so sexy I gotta go take a shower! Bahahaha.....I kill me.
    Hopefully maiden this weekend. Flew my RCP su34 and su30 last weekend and confidence was built.
    Any launch characteristics I should be aware of?
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  13. F1wanabe

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    Looks great homey! Since the plane is probably around 1;1 on thrust to weight, I recommend throwing it overhead up and out so that it can build a little instant speed and therefore lift. But other than that, it's a breeze to fly!
     
  14. homey666

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    Thanks very much F1. Appreciate it.

    Homey
     
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  15. darren

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    Great job there homey :rolleyes:now I wish I had put a clear canopy on mine:oops:
     
  16. DEGRIZ

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    Looks great, good luck with the maiden.
    I actually saw some grass in the park today! maybe my first flights won't be far behind.
     
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  17. jimpalmer

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    Getting near the final stage of construction. Just finished paint and ready for the final touches. This is the first model made with foam cut with a hot wire cutter. Insulating foam from Home Depot cut into 6mm thick sheets. I tried to smooth things out a little bit with putting some light weight filler in the seams. I first brushed on some water based polyurethane to prevent the rattle can paint from eating the foam, but was not completely successful. It did eat into it a little bit. See the attached photos for the progression of the build. Also attached is a picture of the hot wire cutter.
     

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  18. F1wanabe

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    Wow, Jim, you certainly put a lot of work into this and it looks really good! Thanks for posting your progress!
     
  19. jimpalmer

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    Here is one last picture before the maiden flight. CG- Check, Trims- check, Throws-check. Butterflies in stomach -check
    Ready to Fly.JPG
     
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    Looks good! Good luck with your maiden flight!
     
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