Introduction: Remote Controlled Paper Airplane-TV Remote

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Create a remote controlled paper airplane controlled by your average tv remote. Super fun and cheap to make!

Step 1:

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For step 1, you must obtain all the materials: a small li-poly battery (3.7 volt), a piece of PCB, electric micro motor with propeller, 100 uF capacitor, 100 ohm resistor, 220 ohm resistor, red LED, BC557 transistor, IR receiver, straws, velcro, a plastic piece.

Step 2:

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For step 2, you are going to want to make a good paper airplane. A good paper airplane to make is a glider.

Step 3:

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For step three you are going to want to find the center of gravity. To fins the center of gravity, you are going to want to hang the paper airplane by a string and keep moving the string until the plane completely levels out.

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For step 4, you want to start to build the circuits.

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For step 5 you want to start soldering everything together by putting the piece against the parts.

Step 6: Connect

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For step 6, you want to connect the circuits to the motor. You can do this by connecting the limply battery to the motor.

Step 7: Testing

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For step 7, test to see if all components are working correctly. Press any button on the remote control, and the motor should start spinning. This should give off a slight breeze from the propellor.

How it works?

The IR reciever accepts the signals from the remote control. The capacitor filters the frequency of the 38kHz signal so your LED won't blink. This is very important. The BC557 transistor amplifies the current of the output then drives the motor and the LED.

Step 8: Connect to Paper Airplane

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Place the control unit where the center of gravity on the plane is located. Cut a piece of the plane for the propellor to be.

Step 9: Let It Fly!

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Hold the plane by the control center. Throw the plane lightly in the air. Let is fly for a couple of seconds, then press any button on the remote control to start the propellor.


famirante (author)2016-06-01

can not fly the battery is too heavy.

Use button battery

zachary.asay76 (author)famirante2017-01-17

What kind?

hello.I think you just copy imetomi.Your project is exactly like his.No offence but quite a nice build

djredi (author)2016-06-01

could you upload movie on youtube with flying?

Minecrafter4435 (author)2016-05-14

oh, and by the way, is there an easer way to do this?

ebroer19 (author)Minecrafter44352016-05-20

This is a pretty tough project. This was the easiest way that I could create a solid and working plane. You can experiment with the circuits more and possibly find an easier way to work them!

Minecrafter4435 (author)ebroer192016-05-21


Siddak (author)2016-05-14

How long does it fly in a no obstruction environment?

ebroer19 (author)Siddak2016-05-20

With the mechanism our longest flight was around 47 seconds. Without it, the airplane flew around 18 seconds on our longest flight.

Minecrafter4435 (author)2016-05-14

Im gone have to try this out, I have always had a really good paper airplane and wanted to allow it to fly better then it already does (although it is already good), so thanks for the cool idea, and where can you get the resources?

ebroer19 (author)Minecrafter44352016-05-20

You can find these resources at Radio Shack and Fry's Electronics. You can also buy the supplies online.

cgrrty (author)2016-05-17

good try

tomatoskins (author)2016-05-13

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the community!

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