View Full Version : Foamies From Clint's Flyin?
01-23-2005, 05:10 PM
Who made 'em? Where can I get one, and what Electronics components should I get?
I was impressed with Henry's foamie, but like a dipstick, I didn't ask for specifics.
I have no knowledge of Li-Poly stuff, and have nothing to work from, so I basically need someone to detail out a full system, cuz I gotta have some!!
01-23-2005, 05:29 PM
Chris Bissell from Ohio was at the event and selling some nice foamy kits for $35. They were similar to the one Jody Greer was flying. The one HC and Will were flying comes from Ikraus. Eric Larson makes and sells a foamy kit. He was flying it Saturday evening at the field. The plane is the least expensive part, they will run $25 to $50 for the kit. The electronics is where the cost will come into play. Looking at least $250 for servos, reciever, ESC, Brushless motor, li-po battery. Then you need a charger to charge the li-po battery. A Triton will work good for the batteries for foamy type planes.
01-23-2005, 08:05 PM
Cool, How can I get in touch with Chris Bissell? I'd like a recommendation on what motor, prop, battery, and esc to get. I found that my field charger can do Li-Po's, so I can use that. I really despise Hitec servos because of the deadband, but also have not tried their servos other than a t/r servo that came on a used heli.
thanks for the input!
01-23-2005, 09:23 PM
Hi-maxx 2015/5400 with 11/4.7 1320 TP P25 and any micro servos (3) and micro RX and it will fly great. You can try to PM him his name is cmbheli. I will let him know about this post. Hope this helps :D
01-23-2005, 09:45 PM
I just asked Henry what he would recommend for a good Out runner axi motor and this was the reply...hope HC doesnt mind...
I think the 2212/34 would be my first choice. And the next choice would be the 2212/26. The phoenix 25 or 35 for controller.
01-23-2005, 10:39 PM
For servos, I use the BlueBird 306's. They only weigh 6.4g (0.22oz) including the wire. They produce 12 oz in. of torque and are rated at 0.11s per 60 degrees.
To compare this to some Hitecs, an HS-50 weighs 6.6g, only produces 9 oz in. of torque, and travels 60 degrees in 0.09 seconds. And the HS-55 weighs in at a whopping 7.8g, produces 13 oz in. of torque, and also takes 0.09 seconds to go 60 degrees.
Now price: The Bluebirds can be bought for $13.99!
Hitecs are around $18.49 to $24.99. What's the better deal? I think BMS-306s will make you happy!
PS - I forgot to mention that I like the Berg RX's. Lite and affordable.
01-23-2005, 11:11 PM
Thanks for the comparison...I have been looking at maybe gettion some bluebirds instead of the HS55. I heard the GWS Pico servos are pretty good too and about the same price as the bluebirds???
01-24-2005, 05:12 AM
I'll be travelling today, but will search around for them tonight. I PM'd Chris, hopefully the motors quoted above will be priced, and available. I probably ought to get spares too the way I fly.. :lol:
01-24-2005, 05:19 AM
Chris Bissel's Designed Foamie as wthe best flying foamie I have ever flown. He has the bluecore ones for 25 nad the Depron for 35. They are very well designed and fly AWESOME. Look for his website and online store in the no so distant future. He also has a Pitts and a few other designs in the works.
01-24-2005, 06:46 AM
Thanks guys for all the great comments, I will hopefuly have my online store up and running by the end of this week.As far as electronics I can help you guys out as much as i can.In the mean time please feel free to pm me or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Will the duralights ROCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Again,
01-24-2005, 07:07 AM
I had more fun Friday with you guys flying than I have ever had. I must have flown 15 flights. Ran down a Duralite TX pack! Man that was fun. Your Foamie ROCKS Chris!! Best I have ever flown and most fun. Light is IT!!
I will be in touch!!
01-24-2005, 08:39 AM
Here is a the site where I get all my electronics including bb servos,great prices fast shipping,and the best customer service
01-24-2005, 10:24 AM
Just finished putting the electronics into the fommie i got from Chris.
I flew it in my back yard just now & it flew perfect!
I'm using the AXI 24/12-32 Lots of power!
Thanks for the help Chris.
01-25-2005, 09:25 PM
Just ordered a foamie from Chris!
He put up with all my stupid, lame assed questions now I just gotta figure out where to have him send it.
got a 5,000 square foot space in a mall I am renovating, I'm a gonna terrorize the help with it...at least until the paint goes on.. 6-7 weeks maybe?
where'd I put my beer?
01-26-2005, 02:04 AM
Your crazy Wayne! It was nice meeting and flying with you at Clint's. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!! :)
Only Lame questions are the ones not asked. Chris is very nice and knowledgable.
01-27-2005, 07:56 PM
A foamie that i can actually hover. well lets just say this thing hovered itself with minimal effort.