Jeff's Foam Pizza Box Flyer

Jeff's Foam Pizza Box Flyer
Very easy to build and fly

I was into radio controlled aircraft about 20 years ago but when the city decided
that we needed another golf course more than a RC flying field I lost interest.
Recently I got interested in electric models and I found an internet sight called RCGroups.
Click here for the RCGroups website
I started gluing some Dow insulation foam called blue fan fold together to see if I could
make an airfoil. Then I saw the plans for the Capricorn at RCGroups website
Click here to see the Capricorn
It took a while to get the CG to a point where it flew well but now I have got most of the Squirrels
out of it by putting some weight on the floats and a lot of down thrust on the power plant.

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Jeff's Pizza Box Flier
I used a built up wing

Jeff's Pizza Box Flier
I put in 5 ribs
evenly spaced
Jeff's Pizza Box Flier
Krylon H2O paint

I made a monoblock for the motor,electronics and battery like used on the Blu Baby Trainer.
For reinforcement and hinges I use a very shear polyester material that my wife uses for
trim on curtains and attach it with Liquid Fusion glue, MinWax Polycrylic paint
or the Krylon H2O paint they all stick good to the foam.

Jeff's Pizza Box Flier
Control links are coffee
spliced together

Jeff's Pizza Box Flier
Rear View
Jeff's Pizza Box Flier
View of the float and wingtip

Because I tend to build heaver than most people and I needed some weight in the nose.

Jeff's Pizza Box Flier
Wire for control horn

Jeff's Pizza Box Flier
Front view
Jeff's Pizza Box Flier
Side view with ruler

I use .032 music wire with heat shrink tubing for a flexible coupling for the control
horns and connection from the servo. I use a 1400KVM brush less motor with a
30 amp speed controller. It flies well with a 3 lipo 1500 mah battery and flies very well
In the last 2 weeks every pilot at RAF Middleburg (Red Neck Airfield)has flown this chunk
of motorized foam and everyone likes the way it flies

Jeff's Pizza Box Flier
Monoblock motor/control pod

Jeff's Pizza Box Flier

Jeff's Pizza Box Flier
Bottom view

You see a lot of patches on it because I tend to fly when there is too much wind
It just don't seam right to have the planes in the van and all the batteries charged
and not get them out and fly. This is a very tough plane.
Click here to view a movie clip of my Pizza box flyer

Click here to see my Blu Baby Trainers

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