Step 12: *Gasp... "IT'S ALIVE!"

While testing the control surfaces indoors, it is imperial that you do NOT mount a propeller on the model for risk of damaging it or injuring yourself or others around you. These propellers have the ability to SHRED your fingers if they hit them. also, there is the fact that the force of the wind generated can send papers flying in every possible direction...

<p><a href="http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/index.asp" rel="nofollow">http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/index.asp</a></p><p>For those asking about sourcing R/C parts. They have two US warehouses and one international warehouse. Shipping can sometimes take a bit (time and financially) but might be an option for those that don't have local sources.</p>
nice project!
Hi, I want to design a RC helicopter for my 7 year old nephew to play with.
<p>cool r.c. airplane</p>
Can you email me the plans plsplsplsplsplsplsplspls <br />i am building a uav, and i am stuck with the desigh, so i was thinking if u could help me with the design. <br /> <br />btw, i voted for you
Well actually I personally don't recommend this plane for aerial photography and UAVing because it is too unstable for such purposes. I recommend you try out the plans at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mikeysrc.com/FPV-Pusher-Plane.html" rel="nofollow">This site</a>. This plane is very stable and suitable for the above applications.<br /> <br /> If you still insist then temmie if you want the Gnat plans or the Electric Drone plans.
To make it more stable, you could try reworking the wings to have more dihedral. I'm not sure if its possible to rework the wing after its already finished, but it would greatly increase the stability. From what I can tell from the pictures, it looks like your wings are even bent down a little, this leads to unstability...
<p>That's an optical illusion lol. Wings are straight.</p>
<p>Thanks mate, I am trying out this for the first time. This was a project in our university for device interfaces.</p><p>I am still configuring the plane. I have used Arduino platform to make the receiver and the transmitter. I still have a long way to go. Wanted to thank you :)<br>Your guide helped me a lot.</p>
<p>You're very welcome. <br>Using Arduino is a difficult approach as the weight of the board and cables makes for a tough and unnecessarily expensive build. Using XBee may present problems due to the lack of range.<br>Using ready-made parts is the way to go right now since they are cheaper, easier, more robust and smaller. It also saves you days of time and lets you focus on the building aspect. It will take you several top several hundred hours(at times) to build a plane but only a second to crash it should things go wrong.</p>
Did you buy all the components online??
Hi erwxyz, nice instructable...I livein qatar too....where did you get all the components??
Thanks mate. Pro Hobbies<br>
So how did the maiden flight go?
superb instructable!!!!!!!!!!!it is very deatailed .....pls make more instructables
RCFORALL made in India ! im from India
Haha, some of the parts in there are from RC4ALL only! <br>=P
still planning to do this proj, but the way the peoples reacted made me feel that i should do this :D nice project bro
I made it and it just flyed like hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <br>superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks man! Could you post pics of it? We'd love to see it!
Brilliant! You should consider entering this in the <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Scoochmaroo-Challenge-Fathers-Day/">Father's Day Challenge!</a>
I did! Thanks for the heads-up!
please make more ins <br>
Sure will Mayur!
I kinda like the idea of the rubber band holding the prop on. If the prop hits something, maybe the rubber band will let go before the prop gets damaged???
Thanks, yeah, that's the point. My Prop comes with a built-in prop saver. The original rubber washer to hold the prop DISINTEGRATED. That was sad. So I used Rubber bands simply twisted back on themselves. The Idea is that if the Propeller collides with the ground, it either bends back to it's position, or saves itself thus destroying the easily-replaceable rubber bands or destroying the propeller without damaging the rubber band.

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