RE: Covering\Painting Foam Planes
Thanks for the input. I have sent in my AMA license to the only club in this area, "The El Dorado Flyers". Pretty small club, nothing fancy for the runway, but the price is beyond reasonable. I will be flying my larger planes there. As for the Ranger 42, I live in a mountain community called Swansboro, or Mosquito. With a little .049 foam plane, I can fly it just about anywhere up here, including my property. But just below me is nice flat area with a pond, "Catfish" pond. I'll probably put a little time in there when I can't make it down to the club...
Thanks for the tip, I wanted something easy, and this sounds like an easy option, the other factor was weight. I wanted it sealed or protected from glow goo, but didn't want to toad the foam plane out with a heavy paint. 1 coat will do the job?
This is a cheap inexpensive plane, or it was back in the 70's. I've looked at a lot of foam planes over the years, and especially these past few months since returning to the sport. There is no trainer plane like the Ranger 42, and the thing is, it is a really fun plane to fly. There is not another plane on the market that can take the punishment like this plane and be able to fly again. This would be an ideal design for any and all new RC stick flyers that are bound to crash for the first few months. This plane can be broken in half, epoxy it and be flying again the next day.... Greg