SLUM CAT... From Dollar Tree Foam Board

With Blu Cor and PB3 no longer available around here, and with the price of Depron after you add shipping, Dallor Tree Foam board is about the only choice for quick and dirty projects .

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
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