Introduction: Homemade Rc Discus Launch Glider

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I've made this project to help show the simplicity of remote controlled flying and how fun it can be to fly what started it all, a glider.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

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For materials I've used;
•2 36in long thing pieces of balsa wood.
•2 5 gram servos.
•a 3 cell 450 mH battery
•a piece of carbon fiber that's about 32 in long.
•a transmitter and reciever of your choice.
•a 4*4*8 long piece of balsa.
•and roll of nylon hinge material.

For tools I used,
•a pop knife.
•a razor blade
•foam-tac or other good modeling glue.
•a yard stick.
•a pencil.
•and 80 grit sandpaper.

Step 2: Making the Nose

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For making the nose I started with my block of balsa and I used a lot of sand paper to get it to the required size and for my design I tried to make it as symmetrical as possible for ultimate aerodynamics.

Step 3: Making the Wing.

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On the wing I just used one of the pieces of 36in long balsa and used a red solo cup to get the right angle on the wings and rounded it there with sandpaper to get its shape then I used sandpaper to round the wing tips.

Step 4: Making the Rudder and Elevator.

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for the rudder and elevator I cut the elevator and rudder 1 inch from the back and I cut slots using a knife to make room for the hinge tape and I added that and glued it in.

Step 5: Assembling

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on the assembling process I forgot to photograph and then I lost the glider In the trees while attempting a thermal but all I did was drill a small hole in the nose and then slid the carbon fiber tube in and glued that in and then slid everything in from the end and glued it all down.


remzak (author)2015-06-02

are those wings strong enought for a good throw?

kmanwilson33 (author)remzak2015-06-02

Ya you can whip it around pretty hard

DIY KING 00 (author)2015-06-02

I guess you need to provide a central beamm to get an optimum amount of strength so you can give it a good throw ,A 3-4 mm CF rod will work fine.

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