FRCFOAMIES F/A-18 Hornet

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by Boxermad84, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. F1wanabe

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    According to Eric from Beacon, 3in 1 is almost like fabritac where it's thinner, takes longer to set and formulated for crafts in general, meaning paper and plastic. It will melt foam more than fabritac. I text Eric often with questions we receive about other beacon products that look and even smell like foam tac but are cheaper. This is the deal on foam tac : Foam tac costs more because it is a specific formulation for our foam (as opposed to Styrofoam for craft projects) whereas the stuff like 3 in one, fabritac and that other stuff I did a video on is a general formulation that is just tweaked for something like paper fabric or plastic. Eric is an rc foamie guy like us and He happens to work for beacon adhesives. People were using fabritac instead of hot glue and it had limitations. So beacon listened to what Eric and us rc guys were looking for and produced a specific formulation for depron and extruded polystyrene foam based on what the rc guys told them. For this reason the cost is higher. Not only because it works better but because it isn't an "off the shelf" product that has been tweaked. So, if you are thinking of using a foam glue rather than hot glue to save weight, have better bonding with the foam and no melting in the hot garage then foam tac is worth the extra cost!

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  2. Boxermad84

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    Just a few tips on the build of the f18. When you install the nacelles, don't glue down the centre. You can cut this part off easily to make electronics easier to install. The other part is to put carbon in the elevon section to stiffen this area up (ask gibby1117 why) [​IMG][​IMG]

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  3. ReDeYe

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    Thank you Greg. I do love the foam tac. That is some useful information. I did see the other stuff that looked like foam tac. It was like zip tac or something like that. I will just keep buying my foam tac. Going to have to make an order soon.

     
  4. F1wanabe

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    That's right, zip tac! The stuff is in the same kind of bottle too. Here is my comparison in case you didn't see it...
    Zip dry vs. Foam Tac:


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  5. Airflow

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    Update,

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  6. sgmoran

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    Wow! Airflow you have taken this to an all new level. That is a beautiful airfoil. I look forward to your flight reports.
     
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  7. Airflow

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    Yes sgmoran, because it's such a beautiful FRC aircraft, looks very scale, so I had to continue on that theme to give it smooth curves even on its top surface.
     
  8. Airflow

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    Update,
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    to be continued...
     
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  10. TomMonton

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    Oh boy I guess so..I've been quietly watching this thread as well just to see where he's going with it.

    Some very interesting twists to a foam build.
     
  11. Boxermad84

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    I'm building a new one right now, getting the airbrush on it tomorrow. I've left the bottom open for fitting the electronics in. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  12. Airflow

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  13. F1wanabe

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    Wow Lars, you are making a real project out of it! Good luck!
     
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  14. Airflow

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    Thanks Greg, It's a very nice jet you and your partner in GB have put together! I'm almost as fond of this aircraft as I am in my favorite, SU-Mk2. I've been thinking about putting a traditional AF on a foamie. This will be the first, I think it's well worth to try it out on this great FRC F-18. A Flat/traight wing is too poor for this FRC beauty. .. If it fails, it will be tomorrow's worries ...
    It is so easy to assemble, like the Su-Mk2! AND it will not take many nights to put together a new one. straight or with a KF2//4 etc. wing! You both have done a great job Greg!
     
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  15. Boxermad84

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    Thanks lars! Got some airbrush time this morning, electronics next [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. Airflow

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    Wow Jay, brilliant! Would be cool to learn how-to airbrush.
     
  17. Boxermad84

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    Thanks!

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  19. Boxermad84

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    Once you learn how to maintain the airbrush it's just practice, building up in layers. The blue angles looks great Greg!

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  20. Airflow

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    I just have the usual stuff for car painting, compressor has a reduction valve so ...
     
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