F1wanabe
FRCFoamies Highlander STOL







Have you seen the crazy Super Cub videos of bush pilots landing in river beds, on the SIDE of hills or taking off in just a few feet? The Highlander from Just Aircraft in South Carolina is all that and more!
It's like the ATV of aircraft:


They also have a SuperStol version with automatic slats on the front of the wings:



Jay and Greg
FRCFoamies



Here are a few build pictures to help you along the way!

Thank you to Tom Monton and Jim Palmer for doing some test work for us. You guys were instrumental in helping us get the last minute mods done!
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TomMonton
Bring it
Fly like your mad at it.
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bogusbandit56
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FRCFoamies Highlander Light Sport Plane
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Have you seen the crazy Super Cub videos of bush pilots landing in river beds, on the SIDE of hills or taking off in just a few feet? The Highlander from Just Aircraft in South Carolina is all that and more!
It's like the ATV of aircraft:


They also have a SuperStol version with automatic slats on the front of the wings:


We're posting this thread to see what kind of interest there is on RCPowers for this plane. As you see, Jay has some good flights under his belt and build is actually pretty simple. You can fly on 3 channels or add ailerons and flaps. It is a more advanced plane to fly if you are going for the STOL capabilities.
Let us know what you think!

Jay and Greg
FRCFoamies

I like it
Wot, no Depron?
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dangermouse650
Yes please......
Hey DM, I heard rumours you crash better than Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr😃
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JettaManDan
There can be only One Highlander..............



I hope you have one to demo this fall Greg!
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TomMonton
I've been wanting a decent scratch build STOL like forever. I could buy the cub...or the tundra (if it's ever in stock again) but don't care for the, if it breaks you order parts aspect.

A scratch build comes with all the spare parts you could ask for ... well sorta

I didn't care for the FT version and have since been patently waiting for someone to push through with a 6mm design and so to why my first comment ... " bring it".
Fly like your mad at it.
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Wildthing
That's cool.
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KK
Wow! love the looks of it...
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Grantman
Is the wing flat or built-up? Can't tell from the pics.
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BadAxeFlyer
Loving my UMX Sportcub. Would love to add a bigger one to my hangar. Loving the looks of it. I am in.
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Lgel
Good idea, I wanted to build one myself.

Thanks and cheers.
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F1wanabe
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Is the wing flat or built-up? Can't tell from the pics.

This prototype is a flat wing, but I did one with an airfoil and flaps/slats. The flaps/slats idea still needs a lot of experimentation, but as you see, on a plane this size and with this wing loading, the thing just hangs there with a flat wing and flaps!
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Boxermad84
Yes, we are working on a score and fold airfoil design. this will help both with strength and performance.Untitled.png 
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Airflow
A plane for tough conditions! O'Yes! like it too!
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"and always look on the bright side of life...o_O"
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TomMonton
Make it so
Fly like your mad at it.
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