SLUM CAT... From Dollar Tree Foam Board
So I thought I'd start trying this stuff out. Its heaver than other Foams with the paper on and too weak with it off. I'm of the school that " Bigger flies better"
I think that the way to get around the weight issue is to build enough wing area to support the extra weight.
This is my first serious attempt at a good flying Dollar Tree foam board, I call it the Slum Cat, because it was made from stuff laying around. Some specs: W/S 30 inches, 1.77 sq feet of wing area. Length 35 7/8 inches. All up weight is 16.3 ounces. And yes it does fly very nice ! 3/4 throttle and let go of her and shes off and flying hands off until a gust of wind changes course.
Power is an old BP 2410-12 motor, with an APC 8x3.8 prop. 2 HXT900 servos and 1 HS 55. Electron 6 receiver. Rino 1050 mah 3s 30c battery. Silver series 25 amp esc. Hey it was laying around so why not use it?
I've always wanted a " Cat" so I decided to use the TLAR approach and built a chuckie. The Chuckie flew great so I enlarged it 300% and this was the result. I gotta say that Dollar Tree foam board is ugly unpainted ! But you can't mask it off to spray paint it so I brushed on some Acrylic paint from wall Mart. I even tried to do some weathering on the panel lines, but that didn't work to well, but hey it gives it some character ! The paint that you see here added .7 ounces. Not to bad.
Anyway If your thinking of using this type of foam hope this might help you out