Thursday, July 15, 2010

Things I'd like to fly: The $1 Cheap-n-Easy

Made from a one piece dollar store foam board!

The plane is cut from a single sheet of foamboard which is 20 inches by 30 inches

  • The plane is 24.5 inches long and that is your back line.
  • the front is 7 inches wide.
  • Make a mark 11 inches up each side and make a triangle.
  • make a mark 22 inches up from the side and connect that to your 24.5 inch line.
  • The prop slot is 8.5 inches up from the front and is 8.5 x 1.25 in size.
  • make a small cut out for your motor.
  • The elevator is 15 inches wide and set back 2.25 inches on the sides.
  • The back of the plane will be pointed so make a straight line across the back to get the small fins. 
  • the rudder is 14.5 inches long and 5.5 inches tall.
  • when you cut the rudder, the piece that comes off to clear the elevator gets glued to the top of the rudder.
  • The small amount of foam left I use to make a 2.5 inch doubler for the front of the plane and some side mounts for the stick mount.
  • The wing tips are cut and glued at a 45 degree angle.
  • Use some packing tape on the front.

  • 2-9 gram china servos
  • 1 blue wonder 1500
  • 10 amp esc
  • spectrum reciever
  • 500 to 900 mah 3 cell
  • stick mount

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