Frcfoamies A10 Warthog Preview

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  1. F1wanabe

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    Like many here I love the A10 Warthog and wanted to build one. Jay and I were talking about it and as is his usual M. O. a day later he sent me this:
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    Naturally I needed to build it.
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    As JettaManDan mentioned in Rodrigos thread on the a10 based concept, this is a tough plane to get right. This has been a 2 month build and we are on what we hope to be the final plan now.
    We were pacing ourselves for an unveiling at JettaManDan's fly in in July since Jay will be making the trip to America but we are both bad at keeping secrets!
    Quick details:
    38 inch wingspan
    34 inch length
    23 oz with mjv3
    Rear mount motor and 1600 3s
    Ailerons and elevator.
    GAU-8 Avenger Rotary Cannon optional ;-)
    We hope to have the plans available on our website in a couple weeks.
    www.youtube.com/gstrysky
    www.frcfoamies.com
     
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  2. f4mnect

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    very nice, can't wait for videos of it flying
     
  3. F1wanabe

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  4. f4mnect

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    very cool, can't wait, thanks
     
  5. Grabber5.0

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    That looks fantastic. Now just make it easy to fly for mr dumb-thumbs and it will be perfect for me. :)
     
  6. F1wanabe

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    Haha, this is a bank and yanker so it will be easy. We took this in steps, and I must say that his plane nacelle-less is such an excellent aerobatic plane! The nacelles add drag and a little more susceptibility to cross wind. But in another thread Anarchy83 asked about an frcfoamies plane that is good for fpv. This without the nacelles is it!

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  7. Airflow

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    Cool! -----<X:cool:X>-----
     
  8. Grabber5.0

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    I just can't handle twitchy planes. I haven't learned to effectively use expo for some reason. I really want to fly an A-10 though, so I'm gonna work at it.
     
  9. rodrigo

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    Looks fantastic..
    Congratulations guys!

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  10. F1wanabe

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    The plane was extremely stable without a sign of twitching. It is also tough like the original! We have 4mm cf tube plus double thick wing and elevator!
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    Once I post video you'll feel 100% sure.

    www.youtube.com/gstrysky
    www.frcfoamies.com
     
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    Glad to hear it. Would blue core work for it okay? I've got a bunch I need to start using up. I do have a sheet of 3mm Depron I bought for something else but never used, so I have the 3mm parts covered already.
     
  12. F1wanabe

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    My prototype was in blue core and that's what caused me to double up on wings. But it looks good and is super durable so we kept it for the final plan.

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    well 1st you steal my idea..then the music i like to use..and then quote me! lol! ;) very sweet guys...i have a twin EDF A-10 and well...it sucks....55mm's just don't cut it...plus..well..mine has been crashed a bunch...i think a final flight may be one at the same time as your guys unveil at the GTG...We'll do a formation flight..and then mine will drop out of the sky and explode lol (mine has been rebuilt so many times it is not really even a complete airplane anymore lol)

    FED50H has built a couple of pusher A-10's and they have flown well..but the weight of the plane and the drag of the setup he used never allowed them to realize their full potential (The design fault..not his)....just that short video Greg has me really excited! Does it have a TV mount on it? The A-10 (any A-10) needs to be super manuverable to live up to the design..and looks like you guys have that for sure! WINNER! Can't wait to see he final product...cameras will be ready!

    Dan
     
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    just for fun..here was my maiden of mine A-10 a few years back..the motors were not synched at all...so caused really bad yaw...combine that with a tip stall and my noooobness at the time..and the ending is classic... ;)

     
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    Haha, Dan, once again it's your fault! The design is really touchy. That a10 edf looked very twitchy and you did a great job keeping it up! I will say that we began with twin props and are still working on them but the results are not optimal. The rear prop is so much easier to set up. As you see, the thing is crazy with no nacelles, and with nacelles it needs more than a mjv3 due to drag. But, still extremely stable and maneuverable. I will be honored to fly beside you for the skuttling of your a10! Oh, and no sign of tip stall.

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    with a couple of twin motor planes under my belt..both store bought and built....the biggest issue i've seen is getting both motors to spin at the exact came time..it almost can't be done....one will start up at a different time than another...even if you do 2 esc's or 1...it baffles me...plus the weigh and complexity of doing a prop driven twin A-10 with the motors in the place they should be are just too much..i'm usually a stickler for OEM looks...but with a foamie A-10 i'm cool with a single and rear mount setup....only way to get it to fly well and be able to be built by the average parkjet guy...so glad you guys are taking this on...I have a few more video's of my A-10...i've literally rebuilt it like 3 times...the airframe is way too heavy and i don't enjoy flying it much...i need one more good flight and have it meet it's end...lol
     
  19. And this is with no kf's correct?

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