You’ll find how easy it could be to build a good rc airplane. This is an evolution of the project we made some time ago the Joytrainer, that airplane was big and cool, it was based on the Simple Storch by Flitetest, some people wanted to have a smaller version, also I thought it should be compatible with cheaper components, and so I did it. The new model is portable and simple to make.
Start by downloading the plans and printing them.
4 channels: Ailerons, elevator, rudder and throttle.
Size: 1050 mm of wingspan and 720mm long.
Average maximum weight without battery: 560g – Maximum allowable weight with battery: 860g.
You need some inexpensive tools and materials, that is the magic of this model aircraft, the materials and components are very cheap and not so complicated to find.
Materials and Tools:
- For the construction use 2 sheets of foam board of 5mm, size A1, or 3 sheets of size A2, you can use a similar material such as XPS foam.
- 2-3 mm thick plywood.
- Recommended glue: Hot glue gun. Other glues work too, avoid using aggressive adhesives with foam such as CA.
- Sharp hobby knife.
- Pliers and wire cutters.
- Landing gear: 1 – 2mm steel wire and wheels from 50mm to 80mm, you can buy a separate already made landing gear.
- Soldering iron and tin.
- Ruler (preferably metallic).
- Paint and elements to decorate your model plane.
- 2206 or similar motor with 1600KV – 2600KV.
- 5 “- 7” propeller (use the one recommended by the motor manufacturer).
- Recommended battery for beginners and stable flights: 2S from 2200 – 4000 mAh. (Do not fly on windy days with this configuration). For more power: 3S from 1500 – 3200 mAh. (You can fly on a bit windy days and do maneuvers).
- X4 micro servos.
- ESC of 30A with BEC.
- Radio and receiver of a minimum of 4 channels.
- X4 20 cm servo extensions.
- Connectors you’re going to be using (if needed).
Links to products
Here’s a list of links to banggood.com but you can buy them in your favorite local store.
- Motor Racerstar
- ESC 30A and the alternative ESC de 30A Volantex
- 7″ prop or 6″ prop
- Radio that I recommend, and receiver. Another alternative.
- 3S battery or 2S battery. (Buy them from local stores).
- Lipo battery charger.
- X4 microservos. (You’ll need 2 more if you intend to use flaps).
- X2 70mm wheels and oneof 26mm.
- X2 servo extensions of 15cm. and X2 of 30 cm.
- Control horns.
The video of the project
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