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Sunday, May 27, 2007

R/C Electric American MD-80

Photo from Keith Sparks with his LiteFILM covered solid foam MD80. Wingspan is 7 feet and has a length of 6 feet. 5 1/2 pounds ready to fly. Four, three cell, Li-Poly packs power the two Mega brushless motors pulling 30 amps turning 7x5 props. Castle Creations speed controllers are used. A Hitec 555 receiver is used with Futaba mini servos and a standard servo on the elevator. The silver LiteFILM was painted with good results. Wet sand the surface with 600 grit paper, just enough to scuff the surface.

Note: Keith has published a new book, "Building With Foam". Our LiteFILM is recommended in the book. Lots of photos on building with foam. Good details on various types of ways to make aircraft from foam. Price is $16.95 plus shipping. For more information on his book contact:


This 3 ft. span MD-80 is 20 oz. ready to fly. covered with Nelson film

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