FRCFOAMIES CARGO TWIN

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by Boxermad84, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. TomMonton

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    I wanted to try landing gear on this eventually.

    The rear wheels will be simple to do. About a 2.5 Inch statically mounted wheel will look about right but nose gear. .... this is where I am hung up right now.

    Forget retracts but a good steerable nose wheel has eluded me. What did you folks use ?
     
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  3. TomMonton

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    I really .. really like this setup. RF300 (farthest to the right) would fit this about right I think.

    These are from Fults tooling.

    But as I mentioned earlier ... something to consider down the road.

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  4. TomMonton

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    Interestingly different ?
    .....Something that sorta grows on you ?
    ........ Bust it up and burn this thing immediately ?

    First pass with color. I desperately need to add some detail and weathering yet. It looks too clean.


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  5. Boxermad84

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    I think you are one shade darker than sky blue, be careful looks really good! I like it

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  6. TomMonton

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    You're leaning more towards option 3 aren't you.
     
  7. F1wanabe

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    Very nice paint scheme! Crisp and clean. Yes, on the perfect day, blue sky, sun dropping and no clouds you could confuse it with a cargo plane! Oh wait...
     
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  8. TomMonton

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    Yeah. ..yeah.... I need to darken, muddy up the white.

    I'm setting up for closer in scale flying anyway. Any of the other actual park jets I'd probably run it into the ground fighting orientation. I trashed my last blue (pale blue) f18 for that reason. Big duh.
     
  9. F1wanabe

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    Haha, that's plenty of contrast Tom. The cargo can fly slow and low so it'll be easy to keep orientation. Very nice!
     
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  10. csitas

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    great flyin plane. Mount your motors, the exhaust will help with the weathering. He He.I just plain love gettin this thing up and off the ground. I use flaps and airleons. It's a BIG old floater.
     
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  11. TomMonton

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    Neat. .. idle her up and fog a little paint in that way ?
     
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  12. csitas

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    hey, that's a cool trick.
     
  13. whatmovesyou

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    Example: 25 years ago, I started in snowboards(learn to skateboard) when many ski areas won't let you on the mountain and bonking was bad. Most adults accused me of scratching the snow off the steep terrain. As adults got into snowboarding, I had moved to halfpipe and then too many young kids, moved to Euro-carving(about 1-2% do it). Many years ago, even got my professional license(2nd level) to teach which allowed me to board free. When not teaching, you can snowboard.
    Look at windsurfing, reg, then wave and when kitesurfing came along in the 90's, drove 821 miles so I would be one of the few to kite in the USA so I had something new and different to master. Always did want to be doing something different, same with airplanes.
     
  14. TomMonton

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    I did manage to pick at the cargo twin a little more. I added some weathering and tied in radio/linkage stuff. If I fare well with my Christmas shopping I will be ordering motors for this yet this next week.

    I've added struts to the wings and wire/tube control rods to the tail section. Everything works now including some smooth running bay doors.

    I've added a shaped layer of 3mm depron to the wing surface to create a slight chamfer. I've also added some 3mm to the leading edge of the vertical stab so it will flex more towards the end rather than the middle. I'm not real sure if it secures it on any better but don't see that as a problem anyway. I'm only stiffening up the MPF.

    Lastly I added a 3mm layer on the bottom surface sort of like a skid plate.

    Question: Will I need to support the tail section in the same way ?

    Total weight with radio, servo's, linkage .. 16oz. Essentually everything but motors/esc's/props and a battery.

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  15. Boxermad84

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    Very nice! I had carbon from the horizontal stabilisers to the top of the vertical stabiliser because I had a camera on top of the vertical stabiliser.
     
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  16. TomMonton

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    You could nest a cam in this plane most anywhere. I was thinking of inside the canopy, burro a hole in the foam and blacken it. It would fit in the underside of the canopy.

    There's just so much room in there and all my furnature looks really small.
     
  17. Boxermad84

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    Haha, that's right! Pretty of room inside, I just wanted to get a view from up top.
     
  18. TomMonton

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    I can understand that. If you pickup part of the nose in your shot it gives an interesting perspective too.
     
  19. Boxermad84

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    I kinda did.
    rc cargo twin plane high altitude fpv:
     
  20. TomMonton

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    Ouch !! ....you didn't.

    It works well for a platform bird. This'll be cool. ...
     
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