A smaller version of the original Fowl Flyer, this foam board scratch build RC cargo airplane is design with a swappable powerpod! The 6th design currently available in the Flite Test Swappable series.
This scratch build swappable is designed to carry cargo... a lot of cargo! Check out the review of this Swappable Foam Flyer. This plane is also designed for FPV with a camera mount table and access door on the nose of the plane that opens!
The folded fuselage design of this swappable will allow for a self-squaring assembly and introduces a new folding style called the 'B-style' fold. The traditional 'A-style' fold is designed to set the side walls on top of the bottom.
Where the new 'B-style' fold simply folds up where the side wall is against the bottom. Watch the video, and check the plans to be sure which of the folds that you will need to make.
This is an odd looking plane, but the cargo room and fun flying characteristics make it a really fun scratch build. The best part is that it can be made from just a few dollars of ADAMS foam board (Dollar Tree Foam Board).
You will need a battery connection extension for this foamboard flyer.
We recommend checking out our Soldering Battery Connections Episode.
Also, here's a great option if you're planning to purchase a solder station:
Temperature Controlled Soldering Station
Fowl Flyer Swappable Build Plans Available here:
Fowl Flyer Swappable Plans - Details - 1of4.pdf
Fowl Flyer Swappable Plans - Fuse - 2of4.pdf
Fowl Flyer Swappable Plans - Misc Parts - 3of4.pdf
Fowl Flyer Swappable Plans - Wings - 4of4.pdf
TIP for printing the plans "Tiled":
To print "tiled" use Adobe Reader X and in the print dialog select "POSTER", select "Cut Marks" and make sure "Tile Scale" is 100%. Then overlap and tape as required (after trimming the top overlapping edge).
(Thanks youtuber larrybarrick for this suggestion!)
Still need to build a Powerpod?
Click HERE to see the POWER POD BUILD VIDEO
Here's a full list of electronics and components for the swappable series planes:
Click HERE for the full list of the components used in this swappable
Equipment used/recommended for this build:
ADAMS Foam Board
Extreme Packing Tape
HXT900 9g Servos
Push Rods (Piano Wire)
Linkage Stopper "Speed Clevis"
NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w
TURNIGY Plush 25amp Speed Controller
Turnigy 1300mAh 4S 20C Lipo Pack
Futaba T8FG Super 14ch Transmitter w/R6208SB 2.4GHz Receiver
Futaba R6106HFC 2.4GHz FASST Mid Range 6Ch Rx
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