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Sheeting foam with 2 mil Coroplast? Giant Delta?

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Old 01-10-2003, 11:33 PM
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Default Sheeting foam with 2 mil Coroplast? Giant Delta?

Hi all,
As an instantly fuel proof finish is it possible to sheet a foam with with say..... 2 mil coro? Right over the foam? Seems SO easy...sheeted, sealed and color already there!

I'm thinking I could just "flash" one side and use Pro-Bond right to the core?? Maybe 3M 77 spray? Even faster!!

Thinking of a Coro sheeted Foam delta wing like the BTE Vortex only combat proof!!! And BIG.... 84 inch span!!!

Maybe RCS 1.40 for power?

Any feedback? Sheeted foam with the stuff yet? I'm all ears!

CrazyHerb
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Default Sheeting foam with 2 mil Coroplast? Giant Delta?

Yep, you can do it, you will however need some kind of spar, unless you like really floppy wings. I've got a 60" combat wing i did that way. Its very tough. Let me see if i can find a pic of it.
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Default 48 Inch version- Brown Paper WBP

Here's a pic of the 48 version I did last Summer...

BLAST to Fly...
Easy to build...

Just read that 5 min epoxy may be a good way to go in place of the POLY for speed of assembly...mmm

Ok...off to cut and hot wire some foam!!!
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Default Are you ready for this?

Ok ...here's the start!....
Wonder if I'll get to the finish....never know about these projects!
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Old 01-13-2003, 11:17 AM
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Default Updated Pic tonight

Here it is so far...

5.2 lbs minus tank, battery and muffler.
86 inch span
2452 Sq Inches
GMS .47
3 HS-700s
1 HS-605

HUGE!!! But no coroplast....uh oh....time to move this thread to the scratch building forum...hehehe..

Hey...I got the idea of yardsticks from the SPADs does that count?
Essentially I just have a giant foam pizza box flyer with a swept wing...ya...that's it!!

High flights.....
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Just for perspective....my friend holding the plane is 6' 4".
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Default Crazy Herb

Hey Herb if it doesn.t fly, you got enough to insulate your house, get some in-flight pics
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Default WOW!! It flies SOOO GOOD!!

Guys,
This thing flies SO good....I'm amazed!!

Everyone at the field got a chance at the sticks.

On 50% Dual Rates she's like a trainer...on full rates hold on to your shorts! It will do a 10 ft loop...and I like to do them low...right in front of me...by the way...

Who would have thought...now all the guys at the field are wanting to build one...SWEET! We'll get a massive FORMATION of these things...the locals will think it's an alien invasion!!

Sorry for getting off the COROPLAST issue...but this thing went together faster than my DerPlasTic...and flies better (IMHO). Even KNIFE edge!! So trippy looking....

This hobby rocks!

I was just at Home Depot and they sell 4x8ft sheets of 2 inch foam for 12.99. Enough to make TWO of these!!

I've posted a short video, and a couple other pics on my web page for those who would like to see...

http://home.attbi.com/~sherbertson/

Blue Sky Everyone!!
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Default Sheeting foam with 2 mil Coroplast? Giant Delta?

Herb
Do you have any plans for that little delta with the norvel that you have in the video on your web page. I gota have one of those!

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Default CheapDelta

Pete,
I'm away from the house right now on vacation. But as soon as I get back...I'll post plans for the Cheap Delta.

I think I had a thread in the 1/2A forum earlier on it...
http://www.rcuniverse.com/showthread...ght=cheapdelta

Also, a fun litttle plane....and easy to "get Crazy" with!!

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Default Sheeting foam with 2 mil Coroplast? Giant Delta?

Really neat project... I was going to reply to some of the earlier post, but look like I am to late to help out. Nice little video clip on your site, I would like to see it with the throttle opened up. Is it fast, and how does the wind affect it?

I have built some big deltas from coro and they are fun to fly. There is no way mine would have flown with a .47

cool plane
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Default Vertical Performance...

Trust me...you'll be surprised at the vertical performance...
I'll get a good camera person when I get back....

The first few flights have only been done in calm conditions, I'll report on windy day flying habits.

High Flights!
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Default Sheeting foam with 2 mil Coroplast? Giant Delta?

crazy herb----i need more info on giant delta-- what is thickness of foam sheet--where is cg located-does it have airfoil or is it flatsurface--is leading edge flat or round --is trailing edge tapered-----wombat--alvin tx
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Default Plans are up!!

Wombat,
Just posted some basic plans up on my web page.
Here's the link right to the .jpg file.

http://home.attbi.com/~sherbertson/giantdelta.jpg

Hope that helps!

Good Luck!
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Default Sheeting foam with 2 mil Coroplast? Giant Delta?

Why not make it with a 4 mil coro aileron, then it could stay here! Also, it may be easier that way, maybe with a stiffener.
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Default Don't see why not!

I don't see a problem with coro elevons.
However, I haven't seen a spad with that large of control surfaces though...you'd definitly have to do something to stiffen...

That's why this hobby is so awesome....totally open to what you want to try!

I just happen to have had a couple of those thick balsa sheets laying around....quick and easy...

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Hey Herb,
Awesome design and use of materials, MIKEY I THINK HE LIKES IT!
What about landing gear?
Thanks,
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Default Sheeting foam with 2 mil Coroplast? Giant Delta?

crazyherb----i have finished the giant delta . it flies so good i cant believe it. its like trainer at low speed,and wild on high. i just want thank you for your help. sincerely wombat. alvin rc club. alvin tx
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hey Herb-- What is the dim's on the fin?
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Default Sheeting foam with 2 mil Coroplast? Giant Delta?

The balsa elevon would be stiffer, but I have used 4"x40", 4mil coro elevons on other large deltas without any trouble so coro elevons would be a viable option if someone wanted to use it..

Lots of fun going on here! great job Herb!
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crazy herb

I hate to be the only kid in town, but I CANNOT get your links to work at all

the only problem

I might forsee is that I am on a MAC --- other than that, --- ?????


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Default RE: Sheeting foam with 2 mil Coroplast? Giant Delta?

Take a look at the posting date. You're trying to hit web addresses that are between 2 and 4 years old. Things change. Heck, I don't even have my website anymore. You might try emailing the guy if that info is on there, see if that works. Check his profile and see the last time he posted.

Heck, he could be a professional dancer in Vegas now, or a brain surgeon.
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His new website is www.crazyherb.com .
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ORIGINAL: Clean

Check his profile and see the last time he posted.

Heck, he could be a professional dancer in Vegas now, or a brain surgeon.

Gee! Ya Think?

I guess we're not all as sharp as some others!

Y'all have a good day though, anyway.

For about 3 months out of the year, I'm up at 0500 - start work by 0700 - and finish around 1800 hrs. In the middle of that time frame, I have to photograph just a few hundred kids each day.

My guess is that I wasn't paying real close to too much detail. Thanks for the heads-up.

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Default RE: Sheeting foam with 2 mil Coroplast? Giant Delta?

Hey guys! Long time no post...sorry!! Revisiting my old Giant Delta thread and I can't believe there's posts from 2011-2012... Get's me in the mood to build another one...
You can always find me at www.herbertson.net or FaceBook...maybe I'll re-upload all the GD pics and info I have on it!!
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