Introduction: Controlline Airplane
This is my control line plane. a toy that's been around ever since the 40's. I'll show you how to build one
Step 1: Concept and Build
This is my control line plane which took me two years to build. I got the plans at an air show demonstration.
To build it me and my dad used sign board, wood, hobby parts, and sheet metal
Step 2: Build and Adjustments
The build was from scratch. You can get the plans from the aero modelling association web site. To build it we used a hobby knife, glue, a saw, and scissors.
Step 3: The Engine
I got a Cox .49 engine, shown here. It will power my airplane. The mount will have to be changed to fit the engine.
Step 4: Last Adjustments and Flight
When the engine is installed, check the center of gravity, make sure it's balanced. Attach the tether and fly it.
Don't fly it on windy days, near people, vehicles, trees, or buildings.
Step 5: Flights
This was a glide test. Flight without the engine