The original plan for this plane at NanoPlanes calls for a 2mm foamboard as the main material for it's construction. However such a thin foamboard is not readily available at our LHS or art supply. What I did was used the 6mm foamboard which I got from National Bookstore SM North EDSA Branch (btw, I love SM's newly built Sky Garden), the one I got did not have any paper backing on it. In the beginning I was pondering whether I am going to increase the size of the plane to say about 25% since I am to use a thicker foamboard. But then I opted to go with the original size which has a wingspan of only 22 inches. I did my best to stick with how the plane is suppose to be built, but with the 6mm foamboard I am using, I knew a lot of adjustment has to be made. In the end, after an overnight and a day's work, I was able to finish it with satisfactory result. It is not as elegant looking as the original NanoBipe, but mine sure is also pretty and much happy with the build process.
Here's my version of the NanoBipe.
AUW: 8 0z (227 grammes)
Motor: Blue Wonder brushless outrunner
Prop: GWS EP-8040
Many thanks to icy for driving for me, to and from SM North EDSA despite the typhoon we had last Friday.
Two weeks after, my NanoBipe all dressed up.