Mighty mini BF-109 V1

by owadkar | November 28, 2021 | (2) Posted in Projects


First of all I would like to say thanks to flite test community for showing totally different perspective RC flying . Foam board RC is so much fun and rewarding at same time . I started building RC with FT with some scratch builds and kept working on my skills for more advanced planes . Recently I stumbled upon this paper model of BF-109 and it was just perfect , even this small model flies very well and thought I could just convert it into RC using foam board and I was totally blown away by what it turned out .

You can download the plans below , I couldn't find a tool to break this plan into tiles ,So I did it manually.  took a screenshots of each section . (please feel free to share some better ideas if anyone is more familier with such tools) and printed at 245%. 

This is how big it looks after blowing it up. which is roughly similar size of mighty mini models . 

The fuselage looks very realistic, I tried to follow few foam-board  bending techniques from master series and the result was astonishing.

Added some cardboard nose-top  and also made front cannons which you can see in the final pic .for motor mount I just used standard mighty mini size power pod with some modification for nose .Also Since the top of the model looks really nice so I didn't feel like making to hatch to install battery from top , Instead I preferred making a small opening at the bottom . The fuselage holds its shape very well but you can add inner support as needed . I added some support to hold servos and receiver . 

I sanded the inner edges of the wings to make them more streamlined .

I did some research on different color schemes and like this with yellow / grey / charcoal , which makes it really visible in sky . 


I am running to on power pack-F with 850mAmps 3 - cell LiPo (6045 prop) I have also tried 4 cell and its so much fun . It looks very scale in sky and  flies like a real BF-109 with high climb rate.  I am going to try different combinations of motors on this model for more speed !!  

It's one tough fighter , flying strong after three crashes !!



COMMENTS

owadkar on July 8, 2022
found this tool to split image https://www.imgonline.com.ua/eng/cut-photo-into-pieces.php
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prayer3290 on July 13, 2022
Nice plane! think I will try it .
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owadkar on July 13, 2022
Thanks !! please share your build as well !! I am working on next version on BF 109 . I will share it soon
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prayer3290 on July 19, 2022
How long is the plane?
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owadkar on July 21, 2022
around 5-6 mins on 4 cell 850 mAmp lipo
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Avajos on July 21, 2022
How high can it go? https://monkey-type.org
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owadkar on July 21, 2022
it goes high really fast , but since its a small plane you wont be able view it
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achaji3 on July 26, 2022
you doing really well, i like your project
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owadkar on July 29, 2022
thanks . I really appreciate your response . I will try to write few more articles
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Mighty mini BF-109 V1