|Planes 151 to 200: Foamflyer's Project History|
|151 Pseudo-Salamander Aug-2009
Designed to resemble the Heinkel He-162 Salamander, this plane was built to test the Super Flying Model 2200-9-3500 brushless motor with 1028 fan unit. The V-tail had elevator only, and the nose gear could be steered. The fan duct was made from poster board and doubled as the fan cover. The plane flew but did not have much power because of inefficient duct design.
|152 Inerator (twIN ruddER demonstrATOR) Nov-2009
This plane was built to test the effectiveness of twin rudders on a twin boom airplane. The plane had a single aileron, but the test program eventually ended with the plane being controlled by a single rudder. It worked. The wing dihedral allowed the rudders to function.
|153 FBD1 (Foam Board Delta 1) Nov-2009
The first plane of it's kind for me, it had the Super Flying Model 2200-9-3500 brushless motor with 1028 fan unit and a posterboard duct. This plane also had 60 green LED lights on the bottom. It flew very well and was very fun to fly, especially at dusk.
|154 TJS-1 Dec-2009
Designed by my son who was 14 at the time, this plane required some adjustments before it flew. Throttle had to be applied carefully because full power caused the plane to pitch down, but the large wing area allowed good flight at constant throttle.
|155 So.28 Dec-2009
Yet another in the So series, this one was different in that only the wing was EPS foam, all else was foamboard. This plane was given to my friend for Christmas.
|156 So.29 Dec-2009
The 29th in the So series, this one was also different in that only the wing was EPS foam, all else was foamboard. This plane was given to my Son for Christmas (and he painted it).
|157 So.30 Jan-2010
30th in the So series. The wing was EPS foam, all else was foamboard.
|158 So.31 Jan-2010
Another So plane. This one was constructed from EPS foam for the wing, fuselage, and tail booms (tail booms were strengthened with clear tape). The stabilizer and fins were foamboard. The motor was mounted high above the centerline and incorporated a few degrees of up thrust to compensate. So.31 flew very well.
|159 So.32 Jan-2010
The 32nd "So" plane. This one was constructed from EPS foam for all, except the tail surfaces were foamboard. The motor was mounted high above the centerline and incorporated a few degrees of up thrust to compensate. This plane is fast having only a 24 inch wingspan. Flies great.
|160 TJS-2 Feb-2010
Designed by my son, this one was a noble attempt, but ended up not flying well. It was the smallest RC plane we've made to date, with a wing span of 18.75 inches and a RTF weight of 5.1 ounces. Used a GWS EDF-50.
|161 So.33 Feb-2010
Another fast So plane. Wingspan 24 inches, weight 14.3 ounces. TowerPro BM2409 18T motor, 8x3.8 prop, 3S1800 lipo. 92 watts per pound, thrust to weight ratio 1.16. Excellent flyer, very fast! All EPS foam except tail surfaces are foamboard.
|162 So.34 Mar-2010
Built from foam board with an EPS foam wing. Wingspan 36 inches, weight 18.9 ounces. TowerPro BM2409 18T motor. Excellent flyer.
|163 So.35 Apr-2010|
|164 So.36 May-2010
This plane had a wing made of foamboard reinforced with a carbon spar, and a Kline-Fogelman 2 (KFM2) airfoil.
|165 FBD2 (Foam Board Delta 2) Jun-2010
My second foam board delta, this one was made from two boards with a wingspan of 60 inches. It required 6.4 ounces of lead in the nose, and the battery all the way forward to fly well. At a total weight of 29.4 ounces it flew well and stable with glider characteristics, but when the battery started getting low you could really tell. TowerPro BM2409 18T motor with an 8x4 prop, 3S1800 lipo.
|166 Wing 305 Jul-2010|
|167 Observer 2 Jul-2010
Built from foamboard with an EPS foam wing, this plane used the parts templates from my 130th plane, "Observer". Wingspan 40.0 inches, weight 22.3 ounces. Powered by a TowerPro BM2409-18T motor with an 8x4 prop, 3S1800 lipo.
|168 FBD3 (Foam Board Delta 3) Jul-2010
Wingspan 30.0 inches, weight 14.3 ounces. Towerpro BM2409-18T, 8x3.8 prop, 3S1800 lipo.
|169 So.37 Oct-2010
EPS foam and foamboard. Wingspan 28.0, weight 15.2 ounces. Turnigy C2409-1600, 8x3.8 prop, 3S1800 lipo.
|170 Marsdenator Nov-2010
EPS foam and foamboard. Wingspan 31.3, weight 21.1 ounces. Turnigy C2409-1600, 8x3.8 prop, 3S1800 lipo. This plane was built to experiment with the Marsden airfoil at 28% thick. The plane flew, but the aileron was not very effective.
|171 So.38 Nov-2010
Hot-wired from EPS foam, this plane was built several years ago for a Speed 400. First flight was November 12. It was recently modified for a brushless motor and flies great. Turnigy C2409-1600, 8x3.8 prop, 3S1800 lipo. Wingspan 36 in, weight 17.3 oz.
|172 Mojave Air Cargo Nov-2010
Hot-wired from EPS foam. This plane was built many years ago when brushless motors were still in style, and it sat unfinished (I have a bad habit of doing that). Finally got around to finishing it with the originally-designed brushless motors. Flew good but was underpowered.
|173 Durchfliegen Dec-2010|
Based on the Zagi planform, this plane was hot-wired from EPS foam, with the fins and fuselage built from foamboard. Controls are throttle, elevons, and nose gear steering. Landing gear used are the shock-absorbing type from Hobbyking and they work excellent. Uses a Turnigy motor spinning a 8x3.8 prop, , 3S1800 lipo , and three HXT900 servos. Flight performance is excellent, wingspan 48.2 in, wing area 458 sq in, weight 22.6 oz. View the self-made flight video made at the SFDRCM field on December 16 2010.
|174 So.39 Jan-2011|
39th in the So Series, this plane was hot-wired from EPS foam and entirely covered with paper. It was also my first plane built entirely in Arcadia. Controls are throttle, elevator, aileron (single), and nose gear steering. Landing gear used are the shock-absorbing type from Hobbyking. Uses a Towerpro TP2409-12D. Flight performance is good. Wingspan 38.8 in, wing area 349 sq in, weight 30.7 oz. First flight was January 03, 2011.
|175 Turkey Jan-2011|
An attempt at a lightweight slow flying plane. It was lightweight, and it did fly slow, but also not very good. The name was applied to this plane after the first flight (should tell ya how well it flew!). Hot-wired from EPS foam with a cambered airfoil. Wingspan 33 in, weight 6.1 oz.
|176 Spirit of Radio Jan-2011|
An excellent flyer, hot-wired from EPS foam, covered with HobbyKing film covering. Controls are throttle, nose gear steering, and elevons at the tail (tailerons). Powered by a Turnigy C2409-1600 swinging an 8x3.8 prop and a Turnigy 3S1800 lipo. Wingspan 34 inches, weight 24.9 ounces, airfoil Clark-Y 12%. The stabilizer measures 25.7 inches in span, which is 76% of the wing span.
|177 Aftertaste Feb-2011|
Hot-wired from EPS foam, uses the Super Flying Model 2200-9-3500 brushless motor with 1028 fan unit. Weight 491g (17.3 oz).
|178 FBSR71 Mar-2011|
Made from foam board using the planform of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Did not fly well.
|179 Eifersucht Mar-2011|
Made from black foam board, wingspan 30 inches, weight 17.3 ounces, KFm3 airfoil. Controls were tailerons on the stabilizer, but were not very effective even at high rates due to being too close to the plane's centerline. Plane was modified for traditional elevator and single aileron.
|180 So.40 Mar-2011|
40th in the So series, made from foam board, wingspan 20 inches, weight 16.0 ounces, KFm3 airfoil. With a stabilizer span equal to the wing span, this plane was similar to So.14. It flew marginally well with some interesting control problems.
|181 So.41 Apr-2011|
Made entirely from foamboard, uses a KFm3 airfoil. Wingspan 30 inches, weight 16.5 ounces. Excellent flyer. See the RCGroups Build Log for this plane.
|182 So.42 May-2011|
Made entirely from foamboard, uses a KFm3 airfoil. Wingspan 30 inches, weight 16.4 ounces. Excellent flyer.
|183 Pug Jun-2011|
My lightest plane to date! Made from depapered foamboard, uses a KFm3 airfoil. Wingspan 24 inches, weight 137 grams (4.8 oz). Uses a little 1811-2000 motor with a 5x3 prop, run by a 2S500 pack. Also two HXT500 servos, and a 12A ESC (overkill since the motor only pulls 3 amps, but it's the smallest I have right now). I get 15 minute full-throttle run times from this setup.
|184 So.43 Jul-2011|
Another DollarTree foamboard plane, built to test the Exceed Monster 10 motor. Wingspan 40.2 inches, KFm3 airfoil, weight 32.2 ounces. GensAce 3S2200, APC 10x5E prop. Both the plane and motor perform very well.
|185 A-10 Jul-2011|
An A-10 made from foam board with a KFm3 airfoil. The engine nacelles were hot-wired from EPS foam. Wingspan 30 inches, weight 19.3 ounces. Turnigy C2409-1600 on 3S with an 8x3.8 prop. Flies well.
|186 TMF (Tehachapi Mountain Flyer) Jul-2011|
A parkflyer with a stick fuselage and cambered wings. Wingspan 40.7 inches, weight 7.1 ounces. GWS A motor with 9x7 prop, 2S500 lipo. First flights were made at a campsite in Tehachapi Mountain Park. Will take off from the ground and climb at only 40 watts per pound.
|187 FBD4 (Foam Board Delta 4) Aug-2011|
Fourth in the FBD series. Wingspan 30 inches, weight 17.5 ounces.
|188 Stinger Aug-2011|
EPS foam wing with carbon spar, foamboard fuselage and tail, hardwood boom. Powered by an AEO-RC EDF55/5250kv and 3S lipo. Wingspan 32.5 in, weight 16.9 oz. Flies well, and fast.
|189 So.44 Sep-2011|
All EPS foam except for the fuselage. Powered by a Turnigy C2409-1600 on 3S with a 9x3.8 prop. Wingspan 44 in, weight 17.3 oz. Has two ailerons. Flies exceptionally well.
|190 Me-109x Oct-2011|
A fictional variant of the Me-109, this plane has the fuselage of an Me-109 and the wing and tail similar to a Curtiss P-40. Constructed of foam, balsa, plywood, and foamboard. Has shock-absorbing landing gear and film covering from HobbyKing. Wood dowel machine guns, soda bottle canopy, duct tape canopy framing. Wingspan 36 in, weight 31.1 oz. Exceed RC Monster 10 motor with an APC 10x5E prop and Turnigy 3S1800 lipo. Single aileron. Excellent flier. More photos here.
|191 So.45 Nov-2011|
45th in the "So" series, this one was made from DollarTree foamboard covered with orange and blue film covering from HobbyKing. 9% KFm3 airfoil, single aileron. 18.3 ounces, Turnigy C2409-1600 on 3S with a 9x3.8 prop. Flies very good.
|192 Projekt 192 Nov-2011|
Made from depapered Dollar Tree foamboard with an 1811-2000 motor and 5x3 prop, run by a 2S500 pack. Two HXT500 servos, 6A ESC. Wingspan 20 inches, weight 5.5 ounces.
|193 Adler Dec-2011|
Made from Dollar Tree foamboard with an Emax CF2812 motor, 7x4 prop, and 3S1000 pack. Elevator, rudder, and single aileron. Wingspan 30 inches, weight 16.4 ounces.
|194 Dreieck Dec-2011|
Made from 1.5" thick EPS foam with film covering. Wingspan 55 inches, 1262 sq in of wing area, 76.8 oz. Powered by a Tacon Bigfoot 25 on 4S, swinging a 13x6 prop. 700 watts. More info on this RCGroups thread.
|195 F-22 Dec-2011|
A prop in slot F-22 made from foamboard. Wingspan 30 inches, weight 18.6 ounces. Towerpro BM2409-18T motor on a 3S1800 pack, Towerpro 8x3.8 prop.
|196 Gelb Dec-2011|
A foamboard plane with full symetrical airfoil and dual ailerons. Powered by a Towerpro BM2409-18T motor on a 3S1800 pack, Towerpro 9x3.8 prop. Wingspan 36 inches, weight 23.1 ounces. Aluminum landing gear.
|197 Avocet Apr-2012|
A foamboard plane with flat-bottom airfoil. Powered by a Emax CF2812 motor, 7x4 prop, and 3S1000 pack. Controls are throttle, elevator, and rudder. Wingspan 36.6 inches, weight 21.1 ounces.
|198 Turpentine Aug-2012|
A small plane (wingspan 20 inches, weight 12.6 oz) powered by a Emax CF2812 motor, 7x4 prop, and 3S1000 pack.
|199 So.46 Oct-2012|
46th in the "So" series, this time with a swept wing, powered by a Emax CF2812 motor, 7x4 prop, and 3S1000 pack. Wingspan 32.3 inches, weight 14.2 oz.
|200 200-2012 Oct-2012|
My 200th plane is made from EPS foam covered with HobbyKing film. Powered by two HURC 2410-12D motors with counter-rotating props. Wingspan 47.8 inches, weight 45.1 ounces.