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Turbojoe 01-05-2019 09:07 PM

Steve Shumate 3D Foamy F-18?
 
I'm a died in the wool balsa builder. I have no idea whatsoever why I went completely nuts and decided to buy a Depron F-18 from Steve Shumate and 3D Foamy way back in June of 2005. I paid almost $80.00 + shipping for the kit including the decal set way back then. Must have been because I had a great paying job back then and could afford to waste money. Not anymore. At some point I started on the fuselage and immediately ran into problems with the rear section of the fuse not lining up properly with the mid section. I got that all straightened out then pretty much lost interest and stopped assembly. Final completion should be a cake walk from here on.

I know 3D Foamy doesn't exist anymore but they were top of the line while they were out there. I've seen many flat plate foamies fly and have flown several myself. Compared to balsa I just don't like the way flat plate flies and likely never will. Has anyone built and flown the 3D Foamy F-18? If so is a "balsa builder" going to even want to finish and fly this bird or should I post it up on ebay for sale? Flat plate just doesn't fly like a true airfoil. I don't want to waste time on a build that won't excite me. I have many more balsa builds/kits that provide happiness. Maybe, just maybe this F-18 kit is good enough to make me look a little closer at the dark (foam) side? If not it'll be up for sale soon.

Joe

Turbojoe 01-05-2019 11:07 PM

I could be persuaded to sell this 1/2 uncompleted F-18 kit. I could also include some NO NAME 8/9 grams gram servos to keep the price low for you..

Joe

Deezil 01-29-2019 11:53 PM

Hey Joe, they flew very well, but if you wanted better, GForce the wing like 3DF's 3D planes had with the leading edge foam sections added on, if that makes sense.

BTW, Im John, that owned 3DFoamy from 05 - now. :)

Turbojoe 01-30-2019 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by Deezil (Post 1017435)
Hey Joe, they flew very well, but if you wanted better, GForce the wing like 3DF's 3D planes had with the leading edge foam sections added on, if that makes sense.

BTW, Im John, that owned 3DFoamy from 05 - now. :)

I don't normally do foam so the GForce wing idea escapes me. Can you elaborate? Links maybe?

Joe


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