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Marshall DodgeBy Marshall Dodge
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Marshall DodgeBy Marshall Dodge
First created
CA$ 548
pledged of CA$ 14,000pledged of CA$ 14,000 goal
10
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 11 2014 3:38 AM UTC +00:00

About

OUR GOAL

We set out to raise the funds needed to purchase equipment and acquire materials to fulfill all rewards pledged in our Kickstarter campaign and then continue offering pre-cut build kits and develop new designs that push the limits of foam board materials.


BUILDING A FOAM BOARD RC AIRPLANE

Building an electric RC airplane can be a far more rewarding experience then buying a pre-made product. It may seem like a difficult way to enter the hobby, however you will learn much more about how the aircraft works and the designs can often be stronger and more easily repaired. Our swappable power core allows you to build and fly multiple designs with just one set of electronics, keeping the cost down when progressing from beginner designs to more advanced aircraft.


WHAT DOES A BUILD KIT INCLUDE?

Your kit will arrive with the pre-cut foam board and poster board parts, control horns, pushrods, wooden dowels, plywood firewall. Extra hardware such as nylon bolt sets, weights and carbon rods will also be included for designs that require them.


PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

Our designs can be cut by hand although this simply will not do for high volume production. We decided on a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Router using a drag knife as our best option. This machine will produce a nice clean edge and dramatically speed up our production capabilities. Designed to work with our existing CAD system, the CNC machine can also be used to produce plywood parts for firewalls and landing gear.


TOOLS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE BUILD KIT

You will need a variety of tools when scratch building. Visit The Factory on our website for more information about the tools required for building RC foam board airplanes.


WHAT ABOUT THE ELECTRONICS?

There are many options when selecting electronics. Most items can be ordered online or through your local hobby store. We include links on our website to the electronics we recommend for our designs. See our Power Core page on our website for more information.


WHY KICKSTATER?

We decided to take the next step and launch a Kickstarter campaign after we received numerous request for build kits. People from around the world are building our designs and the reviews remain very positive. However we needed production equipment, so we are here on Kickstarter asking for your help to make this project a success.

THE REWARDS

$5 - Send us your choice for our first designs of 2015. We will create designs for top two airplanes and release them in next years line-up.

$25 - The Limited Edition Warbird Decal Set will only be available through our Kickstarter Campaign. We will send you an electronic copy of our custom decals for the Mustang, Zero and Hellcat.

 $50 - You get The Penguin Wing Build Kit!

 $60- You get The FPRC Staggerwing  Build Kit!

 $75 - You get The FPRC Hellcat Build Kit!

 $80 - You get The FPRC Zero Build Kit!

$140 - You get The FPRC Hellcat and Zero Build Kits!

PROJECT TIMELINE

Risks and challenges

The main challenge we face is securing funding to purchase the automated equipment required for high volume production. The materials we use in our designs are very common and more easily found. Once we have our equipment in place and materials secured, the next challenge becomes manufacturing the products.

We don’t anticipate many delays in the set-up phase as the equipment is plug and play with our CAD system and we have a large production space already available.

We have taken many steps to ensure our project runs smoothly. Speaking to equipment and material suppliers we are confident we can meet the timeline set out in our campaign.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    VOTE ON DESIGNS FOR 2015:
    We want to design the planes that you want to see. At the end of the Kickstarter campaign we will create design for the top 2 planes for the beginning of 2015.

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    LIMITED EDITION WARBIRD DECAL SET:
    Receive an electronic copy of our custom decal set for our warbird collection. Including the Zero, Hellcat and Mustang. Also, includes reward #1.

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    PENGUIN WING BUILD KIT:
    Includes pre-cut foam board parts, control horns, push rods, wood dowels and the Flat Shot power core pack (3 power cores & 3 firewalls). Also includes rewards #1 & #2.
    Add $10 CAD for shipping within USA.

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    FLAT SHOT STAGGERWING BUILD KIT:
    Includes pre-cut foam board parts, control horns, push rods, wood dowels, balancing weights, Velcro and the Flat Shot power core pack (3 power cores & 3 firewalls). Also includes rewards #1 & #2. Add $10 CAD for shipping within USA.

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    HELLCAT BUILD KIT:
    Includes pre-cut foam board parts, control horns, push rods, wood dowels, balancing weights, Velcro and the Flat Shot power core pack (3 power cores & 3 firewalls). Also includes rewards #1 & #2. Add $12 CAD for shipping within USA.

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    ZERO BUILD KIT:
    Includes pre-cut foam board parts, control horns, push rods, wood dowels, balancing weights, nylon bolt set, Velcro and the Flat Shot power core pack (3 power cores & 3 firewalls). Also includes rewards #1 & #2. Add $12 CAD for shipping within USA.

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    WARBIRDS OF THE PACIFIC:
    You get the Zero and Hellcat build kits. Includes pre-cut foam board parts, control horns, push rods, wood dowels, balancing weights, nylon bolt set, Velcro and two Flat Shot power core packs (6 power cores & 6 firewalls). Also includes rewards #1 & #2. Add $15 CAD for shipping within USA.

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Funding period

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