So i've been amazed by R/C since i was little and could never sum up the courage to tinker with aircraft.......So one day I bit the bullet and bought a trainer and havn't looked back!!
I absolutley love R/C aircraft and my current flier is a x-83 flyjet pushing 120km/p +
I've made this instructable to share how easy and cost effective it is to create something fly worthy and most importantly EASY!
Step 1: Materials
here a breif list,
-600x1000 3mm Sheet of Coreflute (any colour)
-Hot glue gun and glue sticks
-hobby knife/card board cutters
-3 x 5g servos
-servo wire x 2
-motor and propeller (choose your own)
-reciever (again choose your own, i run spektrum)
thats pretty much it!, everythign else finiky you will have in your workshop!
Step 2: Components
I've only ever built one of these and it flew reasonably well after alot of fiddling and changing ,
You want a 600mm ide wing surface area and the body to be as slim as possible but still fit in your servos, battery and reciever
Step 3: Guesstimation
Step 4: Body Time
a few dabs of hot glue and some sealing beads of glue tie the hole body together,
im also one for support braces and use as many as i can fit!
Step 5: Engine Mount
Im using a turnigy 2000kv brushless motor with a master airscrew 9x5 prop.
this little power plant has huge power and will easily pull verticals form a little plane.
The motor comes pre installed witha tiny heat sink which only took a matter of second to file down some wood and hot glue it in the brace slots.
Be creative with the engine mount as you probably wont have the same as me :)
Step 6: Tail!
just simply only cut throguh one side of the coreflute and trim the edges back, easy peasy!
hopefully it makes sense
Step 7: Ailerons!
i already had a servo setup lying in my box of parts, with micro hinges, but none the less the same diy hinge was used where i only cut one side of the coreflute,
i noted out 1 hole either side of the fuselage for the servo control arms to poke out and couldn't be happier with the result!!
Step 8: SERVO CRAZYYYYY!!!!
I quickly and easily knocked up 2 control rods and hot glued the servos straight onto the fuselage, easy peasy and took all of 5 minutes!
Step 9: WING TIME
i used 4 vertical mounts which i then braced on the bottoms!,
2 at the leading edge of the wing and 2 at the rear nice and balanced!
Once everything looks striaght go over the joins again with a little extra glue
Step 10: Engine and ESC/Receiver
Receiver------ probaly the most critical and cruicial part of the build is the receiver, i use a spektrum DSM2 2.4ghz digital 6 channel receiver and have never ever encounted a problem, absolutley astonishing value for money!
pop him in there and test all your servos and set them up as per how you usually fly, detailed instructions are available through google for specific transmitters, i run a spektrum DX6i
Step 11: DONE!!!!!
did i say cheap and easy, my total cost was $8, only including glue, and a new motor, everything else i had on me but the total cost without a transmitter or reciver is UNDER $20
thats right! $20
Happy flying i hope you enjoyed this instructable, the biplane currently sits in my shed having flown a spectacular maiden flight of over 6 minutes before the lipo ran out!
very stable in the air and very very slow!