Posted on 2 Comments

10mm, Citabria, Wheels, and Custom Cases

This has been a busy week with launching the website and talking to various people from around the country.  Many great ideas are coming from great people.  Thank you to everyone who is helping me out and giving me suggestions.

SAWN CRAFT
First, please hop over to Sawn Craft and check out the planes they make.  Very cool!  Those micros look like they would be a blast indoors.  I might pick up a few for this winter.  I also plan to buy the Aura soon.
https://sawncraft.com/

10MM #1.3 EPP
I have limited quantities of 10mm, #1.3, EPP, available.  This was setup for sale a few minutes ago and should be ready for anyone who would like to purchase it.

CITABRIA
I have many different RC plane designs in various stages that I would like to eventually get into production and sell on this website.  The other day I saw for the first time and fell in love with the Citabria.  So, I am adding the Citabria to the collection and now in the design stage, however I love this plane so much that I think I will work on making it the first available in EPP.  This will be about a 4′ wingspan.  It should run on a 3s – 2200mah battery.  It will be an electric motor that is about 480 size give or take a size up or down.  I’ll know more once I cut out the EPP and get a better feel for the weight.  I hope to cut the first prototype out next week.

I found the American Champion Aircraft website to be very cool.  Check out the different color schemes and paint options for the full scale Citabria.
http://www.americanchampionaircraft.com/exterior-options.html

WHEELS
I will begin making custom wheels.  I might have a prototype by next week to show everyone, so come back and take a look at what will be available.  My wheels will be EPP and begin at 4″ inches in diameter and go up from there.

CUSTOM CASES
I am waiting on some samples of a different kind of foam that I will be cutting and customizing transmitter cases.  If you have a favorite transmitter that you would like a custom case for it, let me know and we can work out the details of color, size, and the different levels of customizing I can do for you.

Posted on Leave a comment

Opening Day

Today is the day!  Hurray!  I will be populating the quantities later today.  We should be ready by this evening.
I will be running a few final tests this afternoon before I allow sales to customers.  I need to be sure everything is in good working order.

We have a limited edition of 10mm #1.3 EPP available, unfortunately our 9mm is on backorder.  I will get the 9mm as soon as possible.

In this picture, you can see the stacks of foam.  Yes, our dining room is a bit messy because we’ve been so focused on getting the foam ready for you!  🙂
What you see in this picture is about half of what we actually have available.

Thanks to everyone who have expressed interest in purchasing EPP foam!  You are all wonderful.

Posted on Leave a comment

3mm EPP Already cut

3mm EPP FOAM

Great news, I’m sorting through all the #1.3 EPP foam I picked up a few days ago from my vendor.  So far we’ve already cut the 3mm down to size and have it ready for sale.  I’ll populate the quantity on the website sometime on Monday.  Check out this stack of 3mm foam.  Today we’ll be cutting a whole lot more foam and hope to have it all ready for Monday.

Posted on Leave a comment

EPP will soon be available

Great news!  I picked up my first load of EPP today.  My first impression is wow, this stuff looks great.  I will know more in the next few days as I go through all of it and cut it down to size.  I’m really excited and hope I have enough for everyone who is asking about it.  I am already talking to my vendor about a second order which will include some #1.9 and maybe some black #1.3.

My vendor and I also talked about adhesives.  He gave me a sample of something I’ve never tried before.  I’m doing some testing on the EPP over the next few days.  If it works, I’ll talk more about it later.

I’m still hoping to have sheets of EPP available for sale by Monday or sooner.

Thanks to everyone for your support, suggestions, and help.  Visit us on Facebook too.

Lee