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Sport Where to get foam for foam core wings????

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by capthis, Jan 9, 2017.

   
  1. capthis

    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    Larry that's really cool! Good on you for doing some short kits too! I've had a blast cutting a few short kits for my buddies on the bro site, but I am not going to venture into anything that complex like making fiberglass fuse! :)

    In fact that's why I need some foam. I plan to cut a couple ACE RC Extra 230 30% kits, and a couple Lightning Pattern plane kits for myself and #JAG
     
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    A giant profile, I'll bet that is a blast to fly!:way_to_go:

    What is the Lightning pattern plane? Is that an old design or a newer one for FAI style flying?
     
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    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    Info about the lightning is here: http://www.eurekaaircraft.com/plan_kits/lightning.htm

    I contacted the designer and he emailed me the plans. JAG has them printed so it appears we are going to build a couple. Eureka has kits available, and that would be much easier, and probably even cheaper but we are kind of stupid sometimes! :)
     
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    And here are the plans for the Extra 230.
     

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    You guys are not stupid! It is just way more satisfying to cut and scratch build your own stuff even if it does cost more, who cares! That Lightning is a pretty model and I'll bet if flies like it's on rails.

    If cost had anything to do with it I would never do my own glass fuselages from scratch, by the time my first fuse comes out of the mold I will have close to $1000.00 in the drawings,plug, molds, and finally the glass and epoxy for the actual fuse, but it's so rewarding to do it all your self!
     
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    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    I have enjoyed my venture into scratch building the past couple of years. I enjoy building as much as flying up until the point where I start installing equipment. Like Chris I build mostly profile stuff, and rebuild Cardens too. The pattern plane will be something different. I think we will probably power them with 30cc gassers though! :) :) :)
     
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    Be very curious to see how the pattern planes work out with the 30cc gas! Like it, and wanting to do something similar!!
     
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    capthis 70cc twin V2

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    I don't fly glow anymore. I haven't in years and don't really miss it. I also have interest in electric this big so it has to be gas.
     
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    Ha! Sounds as if you and I would get along just fine. :)
     
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    I try and get along with everyone, unless they are a jackass.... then I just try to avoid them if I can! :)
     
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