We had a very successful flight on the Foamaroo prototype yesterday.  The Finished airframe came out at 2 lb 11 oz complete with 2200 mAH battery.  It was windy yesterday with 15 know winds and the Foamaroo handled the conditions very well. 

 

After a short trim flight I was able to launch the plane with a single handed toss and was happy to see that it would climb out wings level with no input on the transmitter.  I did several launches and landing as well as flight at different speeds and am very happy with how the plane flies.  Roll and pitch response is very good and the speed range is great. 

 

There is a video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgJFJqckloM&sns=em

 

 

Jimmy

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Comment by tycinis on April 25, 2011 at 11:02am
Very nice looking plane.
Comment by Michael on April 25, 2011 at 11:07am
Will this be available in kit form?
Comment by DaveyWaveyBunsenBurner on April 25, 2011 at 12:38pm
Whats the plan for this airframe Jimmy?

Is it open source?
Comment by Andrew Rabbitt on April 25, 2011 at 2:00pm
Hmm... I like that!

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on April 25, 2011 at 2:09pm
It looks great Jimmy well done.
Comment by Mike on April 25, 2011 at 2:22pm
The Foamaroo is based on the Jackaroo UAV from AttoPilot International and now in production under license by Hangar 18
Comment by Jimmy Prouty on April 25, 2011 at 2:41pm
Thanks, Mike. That's correct.

The Foamaroo will be available in kit form as well as ARC, ARF, and RTF forms.

Jimmy

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Comment by Brian on April 25, 2011 at 7:06pm
Cool, bigger than I was thinking.  Love deltas, how much $$
Comment by Jimmy Prouty on April 28, 2011 at 10:27am

We've set the prices based on having a clear dome or a fiberglass dome (Glass) as follows:

 

Dome:

      Clear

      Glass

Kit:

$165

$145

ARC:

$220

$205

ARF:

$260

$245

UAV:

$300

       N/A

 

Please note that the UAV version comes with both domes.  We're also working on a pan/tilt system built specifically for the Foamaroo and Jackaroo.

 

Jimmy

Comment by Michael on April 28, 2011 at 1:19pm

What's the difference between ARC, ARF and UAV?  Also, I'm not sure I understand the difference between a "clear dome" (plexi?) and a "fiberglass dome (Glass)" .  Is the glass dome opaque?

 

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