Flight Club in Ovacik in Turkey

I took some tools & materials on holiday with me this year. I met this chap called Mehmet (sat on my Luggie Scooter drinking Turkish Tea) who very quickly became my good friend. Building the parts Gluing it together I showed him how to build a Fantastic Foam Flyer and he was hooked! Later I made this plane modelled on a Red Arrow (Hawk) Here we are testing Mehmet’s plane I left the rest of the materials and tools with Mehmet, he sent me this photo of a plane his son made. minnesota uses ipad gambling to help fund new nfl stadiumRather than wishful thinking and saying, want (this or … Continue reading

Foam Rubber Powered Model Aeroplane Holiday Kit

I put together a box of tools & materials to take on holiday to entertain myself and my son building the Fantastic Foam Flyer while the ladies are chilling by the pool this year. The box contains: 4 depron foam sheets 4 3/8 x 1/8 balsa strip 1 ruler 3 scalpels 17 feet of rubber strip 1 bag for lubricating the rubber strip 3 glue sticks Paper clips Cardboard to design templates with (will include) 4 propellers 7 a small pair of pliers I’ll take a glur gun and an electric winder seperately. The slim A4 sized box, it came from Sky Hi Models with a previous purchase. visit website … Continue reading

Mini Fantastic Foam Flyer at Butts Brow, Eastbourne

We went to Eastbourne (Butts Brow SE slope) to fly our slope soarers but sadly the wind had done a runner. No wind. The new Mini FFF would love it! New Mini Fanttastic Foam Flyer What a view! 2 Wildthings looking out over Eastbourne from Butts Brow So Aos fetched it from the dashboard & I put a few hundred winds in and gave it a test flight. It flew straight but down so I gave one side of the tailplane a tweak upwards (this is because of my time flying RC, on reflection I should have twisted one of the wind tips – called washout). On the second go … Continue reading

Foam Plate Aeroplane Competition Practice

We were joined by a more experienced pilot today! We had a great session in the sports hall this afternoon. Five students came along to test their aeroplanes out before the competition next week for phone plate aeroplanes, a competition run in the US that we are entering. A few rubber strips (me – three of them!) broke while we got used to our new electric winding equipment for our rubber motors but as you can see the flights lasted much longer so it was worth it.  Must order some new rubber strip! Foam Plate Aeroplane Competition Practice Video     During the NFL season, the schedule will show that … Continue reading

The Turning Point

Feel like we made progress this week! The Fantastic Foam Flyer design had not been performing like the internet said it would and although the kids are very happy with their planes I know they’ll be even more thrilled if the planes go up and fly around properly!. I decided it was time to get tough with the plane so I took the tailplane off and glued it back on with a few degrees of up and cut a slice in the rudder and bent it to one side and glued it in position. Testing our free flight planes When testing in the hall at lunch the plane landed on … Continue reading

The Fantastic Foam Flyer Takes Shape

We wet at lunch & after school again today and continued building our Fantastic Foam Flyers . There were 3 lads today, 2 of which returned after a period of absence. Everyone got about as far as the photo above, next week we’re going to have to look at using less glue gun glue, it is amazing how much ended up on the aeroplanes!!! Next week we’ll finish them off & take them for a spin, looking forward to it!! Students present: Bantock, Sid & Merrin eight storylines to watch in the nfl seasonHe’s finishing up his senior year of studies. He’s with us by phone. Fake ray bans Thank you … Continue reading