Introduction: Rc Plane Build Guide for English

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Rc planes, are a hobby that many people share around the world. MY project partner and I got an opportunity to make an rc plane, and a build guide for a RC plane.

Step 1: Purchasing Parts

There are multiple websites, and shops you can visit to purchase parts. If you want to go into a store, you can go to your local hobby shop, more often than not, they will have parts and kits for you to chose from. However, if you want to order the parts from the comfort of your own home, there are several websites you can chose from:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/category/airplanes/air...

http://www.hobbypartz.com/airplanes.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__244__12...

These are my personal favorite websites to order parts from.

Now that you know where to get parts, you need to know which parts to order. the parts you will need are: motor, propellers, servos, and servos extensions if your servos don't come with extensions, the body to house all the hardware, a battery, speed controller, transmitter and receiver (transmitter is the controller for the plane, and the receiver is what receives the signals for the controller, try to buy these in a combo, so you know they will work together, if you choose you may also buy choose to buy a pair of pre-maid wings, however you can save money by making them out of foam board, and last of all you will need to purchase a body for your plane. You may chose to make your body out of foam board, but that is not recommended as it's hard to make a body for the plane out of foam board, and will take a lot of time.

Step 2: Putting the Parts Together

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Now that you have all the parts, you are able to put the parts together. The first step is to open up the body of the plane which will house everything. Start by placing the battery, the speed controller, receiver , and servos(refer to the picture with he parts listed inside for installation of servos). inside the body. Channel your Lego building skills and connect wires where they seem like they would connect, basically attach parts to where they fit. Once that's done you can attack your motor to your designated motor spot in the body, then attach the motor to the speed controller. Once your motor is seated (if it doesn't fit, you can fill up space with epoxy to keep it in place, but if the area where the motor goes, you will have to MacGyver it, and cut a hole in order to make the motor fit. Don't worry about cutting the hole too big as you can always fill it with epoxy). The servos control rods should reach to the elevators (refer to the diagram above for the location of the elevators). After attaching the servos, you will need to attach the propellers to the motor. Once that is done, you will need to cut out your wings out of the foam board, if the foam board isn't thin enough to fit through a slot you might need to force it, or cut it thinner in order for it to fit. By now you should be able to test your plane, turn on your controller, and connect it to your receiver, and test your plane!

Comments

seamster (author)2016-06-03

Looks like fun! I love building RC planes, it really is a great hobby.