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EPP Foam Citabria Prototype

The Citabria Prototype is now completely cut out with the CNC.  I have a few minor adjustments to do before I cut out the next few planes.  I will be giving some to friends for beta testing.  I am also documenting the process with both video and pictures.  This picture are all the foam parts ready to be assembled.  The total weight of the foam is 10.3 ounces.  The wingspan is over 52″.   I can’t wait to fly this later this week!!!

I’m still planning to use a 480 plus electric motor on a 3s-2200mah battery.

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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.