Sonic Series | nnP-39 BUILD

by nerdnic | July 24, 2015 | (18) Posted in How To

PLANS
Download your plans here!

SPECS
WINGSPAN 25.59in | 650mm
LENGTH 21.10in | 536mm
CHORD 6.22in | 158mm
CHANNELS 3  
WEIGHT 

  • AIRFRAME 5.99oz | 170g
  • AUW Sonic Series 13.05oz | 370g

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PICTURES

 

 Make sure you get all your foam cut and build supplies ready before you start.

 

The end result is worth the effort!

 

Learn how to build my nnSpeedWing!

 

My use of aluminum makes the wing nearly unbreakable. Check out my stress test video here!

 

Careful not to burn your fingers when gluing down the edges.

 

The intake requires some careful attention with a utility blade.

 

Wing root fairings make this bird look so clean!

 

If you build a Sonic Series nnP-39 please make a post and share your work. I love getting to share in the experince with you.

Stay tuned for the release video!

Thanks for checking out the Sonic Series nnP-39! If you built one and enjoyed it please consider donating a few bucks so I can buy more supplies to make more great planes.

 

 

 

COMMENTS

Yogenh on July 26, 2015
Love the looks of this plane and you did a great job with it.
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Bridgeman on July 24, 2015
Nic, This is awesome. Great Job brother!
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nerdnic on July 25, 2015
Thanks!
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Simon milburn on July 25, 2015
what happened to the plan for the chipmunk, and are you gonna do a build video??
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nerdnic on July 25, 2015
Hi there, I still plan to do a Sonic Series nnChipmunk, don't worry!
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Trask Bailey on July 26, 2015
Put it in ft store for a speed build kit.
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nerdnic on July 27, 2015
Sadly I have no control over this. In the meantime give the free plans a shot!
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Charmac63 on August 19, 2015
Hi nerdnic, like you i came across flitetest by accident, i have been a long time airplane buff and wanted to get into R/C but the cost can get in the way. I am very impressed and inspired by the commitment you have made. You are creating some very nice models and i look forward to building and flying many of them. I am about to maiden the Storch, and just completed the Bloody wonder, the MIG 3 and the nnP39 are close behind. Keep up the great work and thank you.
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Tri blades on July 25, 2015
great looking plane good job

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nerdnic on July 25, 2015
Thanks!
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Yogenh on July 26, 2015
why didn't you put a rudder on it? That would ne nice if one wanted to put landing gear on it.

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nerdnic on July 27, 2015
You can add a rudder with little issue, I just didn't want to add the extra weight on mine.
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Yogenh on July 27, 2015
Do you have a ready to fly kit????? I would take two of them!!!! LOL

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nerdnic on July 27, 2015
Send me an email and we'll talk :-) me@nerdnic.com
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Yogenh on August 13, 2015
I have been having trouble with my computer with my E-mail I will get with you for maybe a speed build kit. Would also like to know if a speed build kit for the others would be possible? I think that a lot of others would like that, Well thanks a lot and keep up the great work!!!
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The Dodger on August 13, 2015
What kind of knife is that (yellow one with wavy cutting edge)?
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danield on July 25, 2015
Tried to down loan video on Utube, didn't work.
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nerdnic on July 26, 2015
Hi friend,

Are you not able to play the video no YouTube?
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Krivak957 on July 25, 2015
Nic - Very, very good build video for your first try. I watched the whole thing just for entertainment. I think you hit the right balance of explaining the tricky bits and skipping the trivial/obvious bits. Anybody who has built a FT model will be able to follow your instructions.

You have done a great job of using FT techniques, but have developed some new techniques that are advancing the "state of the art" for DTFB planes. The speed-wing is a great example. Another example is the "paper tab fold-over" at the exposed edges of the airframe. This is very simple, but it will be very effective at preventing paper peeling around the nose, etc. This will also allow better painting. I also like the removable hatch idea.

I wish you would supplement this video with a short video showing your power pod and battery set-up. I suspect that hatch allows more freedom for installation of the motor, receiver, etc. If you can't do a video, at least provide some detailed photos of the motor installation, etc.

Again, great job!!
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nerdnic on July 27, 2015
Krivak,

Thanks for the kind words! I can definitely provide some photos of how my electronics are laid out.
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PoorManRC on October 25, 2018
VERY Cool Build!! I'm developing a QUICK amount of Respect for these FliteTest kits! They've made it, so poor Old Vets like myself can actually FLY, instead of just standing on the side, dreaming!!

The fact that Guys like you, are sharing their Talents with the rest of us, with great asthetic and structural upgrades, is very generous.
Any tips for a steerable Nose Wheel on Tricycle Landing Gear?

~ Carmine 💥 ⛽
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Sonic Series | nnP-39 BUILD