With that I decided to recreate the Blu Cub profile foamy that I had made and flown several years ago. However, this time I decided to keep the wing flat and add in ailerons.
For the build I decided to use waterproof foam board from Flite Test. This foam is easy to work with and the plane went together quickly. I used the old electronics from the original Blu Cub, and the with two additional 5 gram micro servos for ailerons the weight came in at just under 7 oz. Now that the kids are getting old enough to follow what's going on, we built the plane in several sessions over about a month of weekends.
Flying the plane in the backyard has proven to be great fun. Here are a few shots.
Having a flat wing makes the plane require a fair amount control input to fly smoothly. The plane loses the gentle tendencies that it has when built with dihedral in the wing. This is hopefully just the start of several more foam planes that we'll be flying in the new backyard :)