Was just trying to enter into micro/mini rc. So i decided to make a prototype model from stuff lying around. Will add radio control later. Right now its a simple glider what i intend to make.
Here is what you will require :
Ice-cream Sticks ... 0.06$ for 12
Cyano-acrylate glue ... 0.1$
A marker pen
Depron/ Biofoam plates
Step 1: Making Airfoil Ribs
Cut all the shapes carefully with a cutter..i made 8 four on each wing. After cutting all the airfoils..you can sand them to match each other...but i was lazy enough to do that. Once you are done with the airfoils,leave them aside for the time being..we will now create the fuse and wing structure with ice cream sticks.
Step 2: Making Wing Structure
Cut two ice cream sticks length wise at the middle. I used the max length i could get from one stick. So i now have 4 long half sticks. Take another full stick and cut it into two at the middle but not along the length...alongh the breadth...and then cut these 2 half sticks along the length....so now you have 4 small half sticks.
See the pics for reference.
Step 3: Adding Dihedral
Repeat for all 4 sticks.
Step 4: Completing the Wing Structure
Step 5: Adding Airfoil Ribs to Wing
Step 6: Rudder and Stabilizer
Step 7: Covering the Wing and Empennage
Step 8: Adding Dowels to Wing for Mounting
Step 9: Fuselage
Take two ice cream sticks and glue them together to make a stick type fuselage. The glue the wing and the stabilizer/rudder assembly to the stick fuselage.
Add clay nose-weight to the fuse to adjust CG at around 30% of the chord to get optimal flight characteristics. You Ice cream glider is now ready to fly.
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