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 !!