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Re: FAI F1D

Posted: February 18th, 2010, 7:18 am
by jander14indoor
There are a number of penny plane plans on line if you search. You want a limited penny plane to start.

F1D.BIZ or A2ZCorp (same business) have several penny plane kits ranging from beginning/easy to higher performance/harder at http://www.a2zcorp.us/store/Category.as ... er+Powered

Thanks,

Jeff Anderson
Livonia, MI

Re: FAI F1D

Posted: February 18th, 2010, 12:51 pm
by Brucester
Thanks, looks good and surprisingly cheap. $17 for a limited penny plane kit. Still need to buy some sand paper though. Thanks for the info Jeff Anderson. Are the penny planes using rolled motorsticks or any other part that has to be steamed? If so, I'll have to ask my coach to use his wood steamer.

Thanks,
Brucester

Re: FAI F1D

Posted: February 18th, 2010, 2:55 pm
by jander14indoor
For Limited Penny Plane, rolled motor sticks not allowed. For Unlimited Penny Plane its about the only way to hit weight and be competitive.

If you are getting serious, I suggest you check the rules for yourself, AMA keeps them on-line at http://www.modelaircraft.org/files/even ... flight.pdf depending on others to interpret the words without checking for yourself is a path to disappointment. The Penny Plane and Limited Penny Plane rules are on page 6.
For F1D, you need to look at the FAI Sporting Code http://www.fai.org/aeromodelling/system ... ght_10.pdf page 16.

And the low price is why I love Free Flight. If you built from your own materials and spent $17 you have materials for several planes!!

Jeff Anderson
Livonia, MI

Re: FAI F1D

Posted: February 25th, 2010, 9:47 pm
by Brucester
Alright, so I got the kit for the Penny Plane, and it came with condenser paper. It seems harder to work with and heavier than the film..... Which should I use? The film's thinner than normal, but I think it can withstand the slow moving prop's little thrust.

Thanks,
Brucester

Re: FAI F1D

Posted: February 25th, 2010, 10:37 pm
by WrightStuffMonster
Brucester wrote:Alright, so I got the kit for the Penny Plane, and it came with condenser paper. It seems harder to work with and heavier than the film..... Which should I use? The film's thinner than normal, but I think it can withstand the slow moving prop's little thrust.

Thanks,
Brucester
The Ultrafilm you use for SO should be fine for Penny Plane. But if you really want some lighter stuff Ray Harlan sells (or used to I have not looked for a while) Super ultrafilm which is about 60-70% as thick as the normal ultraflim. If you go beyond that Tim Goldstein sells OS film on his webstore https://www.a2zcorp.us/store/ but its a bit tricker to work with. There are a couple films beyond that in lightness but I am not sure how large of a supply there is of it. I would not worry to much about the film. On a normal covering job the glue weights as much as the film (for me at least). I did not use a lighter film until I made an unlimited penny plane.

Re: FAI F1D

Posted: February 26th, 2010, 7:55 am
by smartkid222
IMO the best film is penny plane plastic from Roy White. It's probably the cheapest film out there, weighs less than superultrafilm, and the amount of film you get on one roll is rediculous.

Re: FAI F1D

Posted: February 26th, 2010, 9:26 pm
by Brucester
I bought the Tom Goldstein .9 micro stuff. Was hard to deal with, but worth it. The plane is now complete. pics soon.

Brucester

Re: FAI F1D

Posted: February 27th, 2010, 7:42 am
by SSANationalTeam1
Brucester wrote:I bought the Tom Goldstein .9 micro stuff. Was hard to deal with, but worth it. The plane is now complete. pics soon.

Brucester
is it @ scioly today?

Re: FAI F1D

Posted: February 27th, 2010, 8:39 am
by WrightStuffMonster
smartkid222 wrote:IMO the best film is penny plane plastic from Roy White. It's probably the cheapest film out there, weighs less than superultrafilm, and the amount of film you get on one roll is rediculous.
That is true. I was not sure if he was selling film still. I bought some Y2K film from him a while back which is really light and what alot of the pros use. The other nice thing was that he only charge me for shipping once he found I was in SO. I would really not recommend it for SO though. It much to fragile when compared to ultrafilm.

Re: FAI F1D

Posted: March 4th, 2010, 8:35 pm
by masterhat
I've been out of Wright Stuff for a few years (since whenever it was taken out of C division), and I was wondering what would be the best way to get myself back into indoor free flight. I live in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

My Wright Stuff planes were never that great. They all topped out at about 1:30 in a regular gym but my best was actually way overbuilt (I think it was >14 grams without the motor). But I think my building skills have improved since then but it's been a while since I've built any planes except I built a towline glider for last year's state trial event. It got first, but the flight time and craftsmanship were still pretty lacking.