Making airplanes using light-weight foam boards can be a rewarding hobby. The foam-centered boards are easily cut into complex shapes that can be attached to the desired model. The foam core board can be replaced for a short while Depron type of board. The paper coating can easily fall off the foam but it is usually better to leave the coating because it makes a good surface to paint onto.
The steps to make a foam model plane are as follows.
First, get a design from a great designer. You'll find many different designs available on the Internet or design your own airplane on a piece of paper so you can later move the design to the flat foam sheet. It helps to start using a design made and tested by other modelers because they can identify the balance and the cutting steps.
Secondly, move the design to the foam board sheet you want to cut. The most popular sheet thickness is quarter inch or 6mm. If the design has been loaded down you can easily scale the pattern by printing the design to your computer's printer. If you need to print the design on a large sheet you can always use the services of a print shop or supplier supplier's office that provides a copy of the service.
The printed design can be temporarily used with the spray adhesive applied behind the plans or by tapping the sections down to the waste areas.
The third step is to carefully cut out pieces of foam board with a sharp scalpel, craft knife or specialist foam board cutting tool. Each of these tools has different advantages and disadvantages.
The snap-off craft knife has great strength and is good for straight cutting but because its blade width is not suitable for cutting smaller shapes.
The scalpel is perfect for cutting smaller pieces and curves but often requires frequent changes to the blade to keep it clean. It can also be extremely tiring to use because of the handle design and the pressure required to keep the blade in the line you want to cut.
Specialist tools, such as Foamwerks range of cutters, there are several benefits that include ergonomic handles that give them comfortable use, right angle edges that provide clean cuts and they have different blades available for cutting intricate curves. Foamwerks The tools also have flush depth settings that make them useful for marking operations as well as a whole cutting can also be included in a track guided track for straight cutting .
Once you've cut all of your pieces you can gather them in your airplane model.
Bleaching sections together in sequence are made easier by using a hot glue gun. The glue is easy to apply and it is quick to set up the assembly faster than if you used a wet or contact type adhesive.
You can use rubber bands and various tapes to hold sections in the area.
Ailerons and flaps may join with different tapes. The duct tape is powerful and flexible for these applications.
Many designs require the addition of a carbon rod or tube to add strength across the wings. These rods can be taped and placed in place.
Most designs have areas within the fuselage to facilitate the installation of control units, battery packs and motorcycles. Access to these areas is usually through sections that are rated and hinged that allow you to fold the opening again to insert the parts.
You can get the components as separate items from a model supplier or a simple way to get all the necessary items to buy the complete kit. Sometimes buying a complete kit for making a model RC model can be more economical than buying parts one at a time. When you get a pre-assembled kit, you can see how some of these controls are connected and this can save you time when trying to figure out how to do it yourself. This is a simple process to meet the eroplanet kit model and transfer the required pieces to your foam plane.
When you get more serious you can buy a better controller with more options and you can get higher end motors and battery packs but when you start pre-assembled kits can help make more things are easy.
A good tip is to try to fly your airplane model before applying any decorations to it as often your early efforts can result in crashes and failures that can completely or partially damage your model. Once you have a working design and successful flying you can decorate the foam board plane with acrylic paint and decals to suit.
The foam board makes a great economic modeling material that you can easily shape to different models.