I never flew an RC airplane before and I don't have to tell you that my toy went really fast ... into the Guiness Book of Records with the highest crash-rate ever. It flew with high speed against everything you can imagine. Our house, the barn of the neighbours, a passing truck, many trees and, way too much, the ground.
Exit my wing.
This foamy piece of high-tec was definitely not for beginners, I learned. Or, surely not for a crash-pilot like me.
So I took a wise decision.
I decided to start my air-career with more friendly planes and I started to build my own RC flying wing.
Or better: my Yak-Proof flying wing in polyester and glass fibre! I called it the 'Mr. Bluesky project'.
This Instructable starts with the very beginning, many years ago. It will describe the process of building a mold starting from a wood model that ... you have to make also.
All you need:
- a lot of plywood
- saws, plane, sander
- a lot of epoxy
- a few sheets of glass fibre
- a lot of safety gear
Step 1: Printing the plan
- print it to the size you want (I chose A0)
- print each wing-half on a piece of plywood (as thick as possible, the meaning is to profile each wing apart and assembly them at the end)
- print each cross-section (one large and one small) on a blade of steel
Step 2: Cutting the cross-sections
You printed the two cross-sections of the wings on a steel blade (I took an old saw) and now you'll cut them out with a grinder, and finish them with a sander.
Meaning of all this is that you'll fix them to the wooden wing-halves. The steel blades will serve you as a guide.
Drill two holes in it to fix a few screws.