Under this barbarian name, are hiden some marvellous flying machines whose least of the merits is to cost less than 3 Euros except of course RC equipment ...

The foamies, plural of " foamy " are manufactured out of standard foam polystyrene (English foam):

They are not, to be strictly accurate, sailplanes for beginners since most are intended for the combat and other acrobatics... But it is so simple to build one that it worths testing it !

One finds several plans on the Web or in the specialized press. They are also proposed in kits by various manufacturers.

The continuation of the page is organized according to techniques' and building materials :