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How to build a R/C 4D aircraft

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4D aircraft is fun and challenging to fly, its VPP(variable pitch propeller) controls the direction of airflow, and enables the flyer to 
do many 4D manoeuvres on a single transmitter. Meaning that you can fly your plane nose down and the pitch of the propeller can change to make it fly straight up. Here is what you will need to build a fully functional 4D aircraft. Be the first one to build it in your group, and wait for the oos and the ahs from your fellow R/C plane flyers.

What you will need:
-hobbyking hkt6a 6 channel receiver and transmitter
- Foam board or cardboard , card board is very cheap and extremely light
-pushrod, the type that can fit in your servo arm usually 1mm-1.5mm
-Control horn
-hingetape or plastic hinges
-Special 9"various pitch propeller with 1300KV motor set
-4 of the  9 gram micro servos
-hobbyking redbrick 30amp ESC
-Hobbyking HKT6A 6channel transmitter data cable
-CA glue
-epoxy
-3cell lipo battery 


 
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Step 1: The plans

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The plans you can get from anywhere, the most suitable ones are :
-extra 330 from hanger 9
-extra 300 from hanger 9
-e-flite tribute 3d
-arrow v3 4d plane(already on the market)
These planes can be easily modified to fit the vpp motor&prop system.
Aditya M2 months ago

nice

scofieldirpan2 months ago

briliant!

dani0l5 months ago
phoda
AndyGadget1 year ago
 
I'm really baffled here.  You are either a very experienced RC pilot or are you a total beginner who has put this together and is going to be seriously disappointed.

That cardboard plane you've made looks like it's going to be totally unflyable : The prop is too large for the wingspan meaning you're going to get all sorts of torque problems, the wings are too flimsy and will fold at the first high G manoeuvre and that's if it gets airborne at all as the gear looks way too heavy for the wing area.  But, there again,  you can get just about anything to fly. 4D goes something like THIS.

I'm no expert - I've made and flown a couple of small foamies from scratch (Nutball and Drenalyn) but from my experience, there are serious issues with your design.  However I'm quite happy to be proven wrong when I see the video.



I have to agree with AndyGadget here, though if you can throw up a Video of this Bird in action, it would be brilliant... btw, check my plane out...

Drone 0.1

Hope you like it!
stevenzhang (author)  AndyGadget1 year ago
i am not going to fly this plane, and yes i know the torque will be too great on this 1600kv motor.
I am planning to fit this power source onto the arrow the foam plane, and i am going to use a smaller prop about 8"diameter.
This plane is like a "make it up as i go along" plane, it is only to show the concept of the 4d planes.
I ordered a kit of the arrow from ebay, but it has't arrived yet, in a hurry, i built this small plane.
WhiteTech1 year ago
Hmm 4D? Time Traveling plane?! Just kidding but it's defiantly a good tutorial!
stevenzhang (author)  WhiteTech1 year ago
4d means that the plane can fly inverted with the nose down and still the prop will push the plane up, but time travelling plane, i've never heard of that???????????
Heh, don't worry I get it, Like a robot with 18 servos has 18 dimensions of movment ;)
Don't be silly, you know only DeLorean cars can travel thru time! =D
stevenzhang (author)  ve2vfd1 year ago
Watch my video instructables
Bongmaster1 year ago
got vid?
stevenzhang (author)  Bongmaster1 year ago
i am posting a video on youtube right now.
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