FRCFoamies Mig 29 Scale Twin Prop

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by F1wanabe, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. OUCH, what the heck were you doing??? FBK drilling site? or maybe the Homey vortex winds caught you off guard???
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  2. TomMonton

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    Ouch !!

    The pre-release plan is lots better than the beta one we started with ... i think you'll be pleased with the improvements.

    I crashed and burned due to shoddy workmanship on the elevator controls. Pilot error because i should have leveled off and let her drop softly but no.... pull it in and ride 'er home.

    Lessons can be painful sometimes huh
     
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  3. Airflow

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    Sorry Malukk:(,
    Yes, now you have to build a replacement!

    And it's good to hear, never give up this eminent aircraft!:)
     
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  4. Airflow

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    BTW Tom,
    Here is a simple and lightweight solution that I use on many of my planes.
    Some BBQ skewers and balsa.
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  5. Lol... none of that really... I wanted my friend to try this plane to show him what a great flyer this is and he was doing well until he lost orientation I guess and nose dived in... before flight I told him that my wife would kill me if I crash this plane so may be he was nervous that way? Anyways, I am glad he flew this plane... I will build another one and may be with a different paint scheme now...

    Has anyone built this with elevons only?
    I felt like we could get away without ailerons... thoughts?
     
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  6. Yeah, thats true... your ply should so the trick I guess... I am also looking into using the CA hinge sheets for this purpose... going to order some and give it a try... the youtube videos of people testing with it looks very strong and promising... for elevators and vertical stabs, I'll use the new brown paper alternate - "fabric softener" dryer sheets for lamination...
     
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  7. Oh this is a must have aircraft so have to build a new one :)
     
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  8. The CA hinge sheets sound interesting, do you have a link to the product ? I would like to take a look at it.

    Have you told the wife yet??? ;)
     
  9. Its available at hobbyking or even from amazon.com

    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/ca-hinge-sheet-180mmx140mmx0-3mm.html


    My wife was there at the crash and she was fine with my buddy crashing it since this was his first flight with thrust vectoring, rear mount, twin engine plane. I am sure if it were me, I would have been in trouble
     
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  10. :D :D :D
     
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  11. I might have to bring some of that material in on the next order to give a whirl, should give a real clean finish. My hinges seem strong but I am not impressed with the finish looks of it.
     
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  12. Yeah, I have not tried it either but is what they use on the 3d printed P-38 as well that I am working on... the dubro nylon hinges have worked great for me on this plane...no problems whatsoever and uber strong! But you are right about the cleaner look if the CA hinge sheets work out...
     
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  13. TomMonton

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    I normally buy off Amazon since they make so simple anymore.

    They work great too. Make a slice into the edge of yoit foam, slobber on a little CA and stab it back intp your slice.

    Medium CA seems to work the best. The thin CA can be a little messy to work with because it will run so quickly.
     
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    CA hinges. You can see them embedded into the foam. [​IMG]
     
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  15. Perfect! Do you see them working well on this plane for added strength alongside drywall tape?
     
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    honestly i have never had issue with a glassed hinge line.... even on this plane.

    I think doing both would be over kill. I normally use the CA hinge where the stress levels aren't quite so critical. Like holding onto a motor.

    Otherwise they are very accurate and i use them ordinarily to make a cleaner looking build.
     
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  17. Nice, I like that. :) I thought the CA glue ate foam?
     
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  18. There is foam safe CA available too that will not eat the foam...
     
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