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For an electric rc airplane, does the body have to be foam or can it be light plastic ?? Answered

If I have to get some kind of foam material, where should I get it. Any certain brands????

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DistantOverture
DistantOverture

10 years ago

you can use plastic,balsa wood or foam. You might find a shelf of balsa wood at your local hobby shop because I have seen them.

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sdfgsdfg
sdfgsdfg

10 years ago

It doesn't have to be foam, I use balsa wood all the time, and I know there are other substitutes. I have been flying for a few years and have discovered one thing. Its expensive ($300NZ radio gear, $100NZ per motor) Good luck

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Sk8terthing
Sk8terthing

12 years ago

ok ya all I want it is to fly. So do any of you guys have any sites with those models on them so I can make mine like that?

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jtobako
jtobako

12 years ago

The body has to be rigid and light weight. Foamed materiel is easy to manufacture and modify, hard plastic shells are easy to manufacture, but difficult of modify easily without loosing strength.

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Sk8terthing
Sk8terthing

Answer 12 years ago

ok well it is more from a medium-small model and weighs very light. Any recommendation of wing length to fly?

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jtobako
jtobako

Answer 12 years ago

I only know a little, but enough to ask what kind of performance are you looking for? Gliding flight/ longest distance/longest time? Acrobatics? Crash resistance : )? If you look for plans, you can find basic shapes at the very least...