Bobfrog
I have a depron foam parkflyer, sort of a 3D plane, that I am having so much fun flying. It was getting pretty beat up with lots of repairs and it looked like it had been through the war. I decided to build a new 3D machine out of Dollar Tree Foam and put some of the lessons learned with the old plane to good use.

I just kind of designed it as I went along cutting pieces that looked about right and then assembled it. I also added some reinforcement here and there based on my experience with the older plane. Finished it up and threw some paint at it. It turned out to be a great flyer. Took it out to the field last Sunday and it flew better than I had hoped. Just a fun everyday plane that can do more than the pilot can at this point. The video is not very good, too far away from the camera, but it gives a hint of the planes performance.

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bogusbandit56
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I have a depron foam parkflyer, sort of a 3D plane, that I am having so much fun flying. It was getting pretty beat up with lots of repairs and it looked like it had been through the war. I decided to build a new 3D machine out of Dollar Tree Foam and put some of the lessons learned with the old plane to good use.

I just kind of designed it as I went along cutting pieces that looked about right and then assembled it. I also added some reinforcement here and there based on my experience with the older plane. Finished it up and threw some paint at it. It turned out to be a great flyer. Took it out to the field last Sunday and it flew better than I had hoped. Just a fun everyday plane that can do more than the pilot can at this point. The video is not very good, too far away from the camera, but it gives a hint of the planes performance.

The moral of the story is "when you have an idea just build it and see what happens".[ATTACH=full]55657[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]55658[/ATTACH]


That`s nice Bob, give us some stats
This is not a criticism but I think the rudder could be bigger for 3D?
Wot, no Depron?
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Rfrogner
Bogus56

Yes the rudder could be bigger but at this point I'm more like a 1 1/2 D flyer not quite up to 3D. I can easily increase the size if I need to later. Loops and rolls well yet very stable.

Specs
36" wingspan, 36" length
All dollar tree foam
Banggood BR2212 1000kv motor (had it laying around draws about 10amps at WOT)
9x4.7 prop
18amp ESC
Servos, whatever I had in the servo drawer.
AUW with 1000mah battery is about 420g

Dual rates but even high rates could be set higher. Like I said I'm a 1 1/2d flyer at this point.
Plenty of power and flies slow as well as faster. Jut fun.
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trying2fly
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I have a depron foam parkflyer, sort of a 3D plane, that I am having so much fun flying. It was getting pretty beat up with lots of repairs and it looked like it had been through the war. I decided to build a new 3D machine out of Dollar Tree Foam and put some of the lessons learned with the old plane to good use.

I just kind of designed it as I went along cutting pieces that looked about right and then assembled it. I also added some reinforcement here and there based on my experience with the older plane. Finished it up and threw some paint at it. It turned out to be a great flyer. Took it out to the field last Sunday and it flew better than I had hoped. Just a fun everyday plane that can do more than the pilot can at this point. The video is not very good, too far away from the camera, but it gives a hint of the planes performance.

The moral of the story is "when you have an idea just build it and see what happens".[ATTACH=full]55657[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]55658[/ATTACH]


Very good builder you are!! Very innovative....almost looked a little like an xtra 300. You certainly had the feel for building the way that plane looks and flies!! It appeared as though no landing gear.....if you have any of my luck you will switch to prop savers...ha..chas
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bogusbandit56
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Bogus56

Yes the rudder could be bigger but at this point I'm more like a 1 1/2 D flyer not quite up to 3D. I can easily increase the size if I need to later. Loops and rolls well yet very stable.

Specs
36" wingspan, 36" length
All dollar tree foam
Banggood BR2212 1000kv motor (had it laying around draws about 10amps at WOT)
9x4.7 prop
18amp ESC
Servos, whatever I had in the servo drawer.
AUW with 1000mah battery is about 420g

Dual rates but even high rates could be set higher. Like I said I'm a 1 1/2d flyer at this point.
Plenty of power and flies slow as well as faster. Jut fun.

Thanks Bob.
Those 2212 1000kva motors have quite a bit of torque and are very economical on juice.
I have swung a 10x4.7 on my KR8 with one of those 2212 1000, but prefer the larger 2836 1100kva as it can pull the KR8 vertical.
You`ve designed a nice simple plane to learn 3D on, I like it
Wot, no Depron?
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XDmToter
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The moral of the story is "when you have an idea just build it and see what happens".


I couldn't agree more!

Nice work.
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