airplane

I would like an instructable on how to make an ultralight glider or ultralight aircraft.

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Rc airplane.

I am starting to design the rc airplane I will build for my senior project. I need help on wing loading and how wide I should make the wing (not wingspan) here's what I have so far: 1. at least a five foot wingspan 2. Twin engine (electric) 3. The estimated weight of the electronics is two kilograms. 4. The estimated weight of the fiberglass for the whole plane should be around four kilograms. 5. Plane will have twin rudders as well and most likely be a belly landed. I also need help on props, engine power, and wing diameter. if I need to specify anything please ask. many thanks    Zach

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KNEX Airplane

This is a robotic airplane. The propellers speed up or slow down as the buttons are pressed.

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Rc airplane trouble. Answered

The motor for my rc airplane won't move. It's just not turning on. The airplane is the hobby zone super cub  part number HBZ7100. I've checked the output for the motor and it's reading full voltage ( I'm assuming 9v is full) and I've even changed the motor. Please help as I need an airplane to fly while I'm making my new one.  Thanks, bud P.S. I will specify anything, just ask

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Checking a battlebot on an airplane? Answered

Most battlebot competitions are far away from me, so I would need to fly to them.  Which leads me to wonder...Can I check a battlebot ( no way they would let me carry-on it)?  I know you can check some dangerous things (bow and arrow).  So  does anyone know if I could check it? AI

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Robot goes on an airplane!

Robot and I went flying the other day, so we took a picture together. Whenever I wear it out in public, I hope somebody will come up to me and say that they're a member, too. Hasn't happened yet. I look a tad bit tired(/retarded)...since i'd been flying all day. EDIT: Yeah, I look really retarded in that picture...but at least Robot looks groovy!

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Paper Airplane Contest

You know you've been waiting for this.What more is there to say?IT'S A PAPER AIRPLANE CONTESTOk, it's hosted by Klara Hobza, author of The New Millenium Airplane Contest - a book of the same name, in the Great Hall at the New York Hall of Science on November 1, 2008.The competition is open to the public, and participants are invited to fly their planes in any and all of the judging categories listed below:Distance flown (measured in a straight line from start point to finish point)Duration aloft (measured from time released to time it lands on any surface)Beauty (subjective measurement based on judges' assessment of both the plane's physical qualities and the beauty of the flight itself; this category does not depend on distance flown or duration aloft)Spectacular Failure (subjective measurement based on the audience's assessment of both the plane's physical qualities and the most spectacular crashes)Children's division (competition for participants under ages 13)and my favorite:Surprise categoryAirplanes may be folded from letter-size paper, up to 8.5" x 11" Finally, another way to look busy at work.Get the info from Make and the official site.

Topic by scoochmaroo 


Suggestions for airplane window

I have an aircraft window off of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 720. Trying to decide what to do with it. Any suggestions? I already have three other windows (from 737s) that have been turned into picture frames. So I'm looking for some other ideas. Also, I would prefer to keep the item intact, since the research with Boeing leads me to believe there are no others of this interior.Thank you!

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Paper Airplane Designer

 Tell anyone to come and see your paper airplane.

Topic by wat. 


Paper airplane of the future

Make a future paper airplane that are not from the original design. Diffrent shape Works Here are the paper airplane that you should not looks like and copy with: Arc Lite Glider Skywarrior

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Rc airplane assistance. Answered

Ok so I am constructing a scratch airplane as some of you may have read on m other questions. I have reached another dilemma, whether or not a moving rudder is completely crucial. I'm thinking i could get away with just having a stabalizer fin in place of the rudder.  Any help from you pros? Thanks, Bud

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Model airplane problem

I need help.  My neighbor is dive bombing people on horseback with his model airplane.  He is going to get someone killed.  I've tried to reason with him and have spoken to the police.  I'd like to see if there is a way to ground his plane when it comes on my property while I work on a nuisance/trespass case.  Yesterday he was flying it 6 acres in my property right over people's heads while they tried to ride.  I don't mind him flying it but doing flips etc on my land is unacceptable.  Please help!!!

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Airplane dog carrier

I want some ideas that you may have for a carrier. background: I want to bring my Dog on an airplane but he can't ride in cargo because there is a summer ban on dogs during hot months. I must fly before the end of the ban. The airline will allow a dog in the cabin in a soft carrier, if the dog and carrier are less than 10kg. My dog is 7kg so the carrier can be up to 3kg. It must be 27cm high 40cm wide and 55 cm long or smaller problems: the foot print is fine for my dogs they could lay down comfortably, but the height is small. I want to make a telescoping carrier so it can fit under the seat on the plane, but can open up for comfort in the airport and when moving. Any ideas are welcome and I'll post it as my first instructable once I make it thanks http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/baggage/pets.html

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Rc Airplane Guide

I have been thinking about building an R/C airplane. Here are the specifications I need. L:3ft W:4ft H:6in ( 15 with prop and landing gear Engine: Chain saw motor Prop: 12in Control surfaces: 2 ailerons, elevator I don't know anything about R/C and here are my questions: 1.) How do you assemble an R/C system? 2.) What is needed to run 4 servos(3 control, 1 throttle)? 3.) Where should I buy stuff? 4.) What else should I know? I know how to connect servos to an air frame and everything, but I need to know how to connect a full R/C system together( receiver, servos, battery, etc.). Any help? Please. P.S. My air frame will be, a wing, a wooden dowel going to tail, tail, motor and muffler. I used this design because I have no weight added other than required materials.

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Paper airplane videography

Allow me to share the methods I used to make my video. I hope this will help somebody out there do it even better. First, was the problem of capturing the plane in flight. I had chosen to make a fast model. A bad choice, from the point of filming it fly. If I stand back far enough to catch the entire flight, it becomes just a dot and you cannot tell whether it is a plane or a stone inside a ball of paper. If I stand close enough so that it fills the frame, then it just ... is gone. My solution was to get the best of the flights I could grab, and fill in the rest of the time with the process of construction. You can see in the video the paper apparently folding itself. It isn't. You are seeing it being unfolded, pulled by fine wires, played backwards. I have tried to edit out the wires, but in some frames the results are glaringly obvious. The movie itself was captured by a camera pointed downwards and the plane being launched into its field of view. Seen from the side, the plane is just not discernible as a plane. So I had to get a view from the top or bottom. If the camera is pointed upwards, the bright sky obliterates everything else. I used Fast Movie Processor, VirtualDub and Irfanview as detailed in my instructable on Time Lapse Movies. And the still images were captured by my scanner. Using the scanner is not my idea, I learned it from Don Lancaster at www.tinaja.com Hope this helps, or is of interest to, somebody out there.

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Paper airplane starter pack!

Go to a paper airplane starter pack now if you are new to paper airplane builder or don't know how to make paper airplane!

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In the mini airplane inscrutable, how would you connect it to a capacitor?

Https://www.instructables.com/id/mini-airplane/

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How can I make a cheapest battery powered airplane in home(cost $1-$2)?

Make a cheapest battry airpalne

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Best paper airplane maker

Who makes the best paper airplanes on this site?

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More precisions

The airplane i would like to build is: Rubber Band Powerd Aeroplane. So my question is : The plans with mesures are they in the PDF that we download?   Thank you MimiStar

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Plans are there in the PDF

If I become a pro 40$ for 2 years, will I have the plan to make the airplane in the PDF that we can download. ( I am French fron Québec, so my Inglish is not good)Thank you           Micheline Laforest

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how to make a non rc plane that flies??

Pls help i wanna make it!

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Long range paper airplane? Answered

Can someone plz tell me where I can find a paper airplane that can go at least 40 feet? Update: I have made a really cool paper airplane that can go almost a hundred feet!! Thanks rickharris!  

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what is the best fighter paper airplane on instructables?

What is the best paper airplane with the most agility?

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Paper Airplane Contest (Closed)

In hopes of seeing more paper airplanes and innovative designers on Instructables.com, I have decided to host a mini-contest. My goal is to stimulate the paper airplane channel and encourage more paper airplane builders to post their innovative designs.  Performance Requirements: Entered paper airplanes must meet or exceed these requirements: Stability at all operation speeds A minimum range of 30 feet Durability to fly 30 feet or more after 15 flights Use of less than 15 pieces of tape in construction Use of less than 5 pieces of 8.5 by 11 inch (A4) paper in construction Prizes: For this contest I will award the publishers of the top 3 paper airplanes* one patch each. By default, these patches will be medals (1st place, Patch with Gold Medal image; 2nd Place, Patch with Silver Medal image; 3rd Place, Patch with Bronze Medal Image). If the winners of the patches would like a different image, there will be a 24 hour period between the announcement of the winners and the awarding of the patches. During this time, the user would need to send me a private message with their desired picture. *Multiple entries are allowed. To keep the distribution of patches wide, each entrant can only win one prize. How To Enter: To enter this contest, you must send me a private message with your instructable's URL included. I will then put the link and author's name onto a list on this topic as "Entries". Judging: For this contest, I have decided that I will judge all the planes myself based on abilities. I have decided this way because I believe judging on performance rather than shape is a more objective approach. The contest begins Friday, December 10, 2010 and end Monday, January 10, 2011. Entries must be published before Tuesday, January 4, 2011. From January 4 to January 10, I will be judging all entries. I will announce the winners of the contest on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 and issue them their prizes Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Entries:   wat.: "Hammerhead Glider" (https://www.instructables.com/id/Hammerhead-Glider/) legoman111: "Blizzard" (https://www.instructables.com/id/the-blizzard-paper-airplane/)

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how to make rc airplanes?

This question also includes what material to be used ,how to fix the motor

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Airplane gaming cockpit build? Answered

Is there any possible way to make a gaming cockpit that would look a little like the inside of one and function of of a joystick and some soft ware, would there have to be a separate monitor for it, and have rudder pedals that work. Im limited to certain materials but i can buy some. It doesn't have to tilt or anything. dont tell me im stupid just a kid with a dream.

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Model airplane engines in the uk?

I want to attach a propeller to a micro scooter, so I need an engine. I, however, know absolutely nothing about choosing engines  Can anyone reccomend a suitable engine? it must be under £50, easily available in the UK, capable of pushing a micro scooter with me on it at a reasonable speed (faster than normal scooting speed), small enough to fit on the scooter and easy to control (preferable just with a wire which can be pulled for more juice). Could you also reccomend a suitable propeller? Incidentally, does anyone know if this thing will be road legal?

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Airplane Experts! I am making an airplane fly without the use of RC. Need Help!

I need brand recommendations and wing measurements so it can fly!!! Anything else about small electric airplanes will be fine! How would you connect three different electric motors to a LIPO battery?

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how do you make paper airplanes?

I have forgotten how to make paper airplanes for my son. Is there step by step instructions any where?

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how can I make an airplane to place on my antenna? Answered

I am a pilot and have been trying to find a way to make an airplane that I can add to my antenna that will not blow away.

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RUBBER BAND POWERED AIRPLANE HELP REQUIRED. Answered

I AM MAKING A RUBBER BAND POWERED BI PLANE. I HAVE COMPLETED THE WINGS AND AM GOING TO ADD THE TAIL SECTION. THE PROBLEM IS THAT MY MODEL SO FAR IS NOT AERODYNAMIC AND JUST TUMBLES THROUGH THE SKY. IF SOMEONE COULD GIVE ME TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE IT MORE AERODYNAMIC IT WOULD BE OF GREAT HELP. A;SO HOW AM I TO ATTACH THE ENGINE.  PS THIS IS MY FIRST MODEL AND I AM PLANNING TO MAKE AN INSTRUCTABLE.

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Is there a specific twist to airplane (rc) propellers?If so, can I make one at home?

I am working on creating an rc plane but cannot figure out how to find the correct propeller size. Is there a company that sells these?

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How do you throw a paperang so it'll come back to you?

And how do you throw it so it'll do some amazing acrobatics?

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Fly Plane

I havent had enough flies buzzing around my house to catch so i can start making htis little plane maybe you guys will have better luckhere a link to the plans plane

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Build a fish that swims in the air without any manual control? Answered

Hey there, My first post. While walking by the toy store, I saw that they had a giant dolphin(filled with air) that was swimming around in air just above the head..... so funny..a big fish swimming freely..giving you the impression that you are under water.. I could not even see if someone was controlling the motion...seemed to me that its 'altitude' and 'path' was kind of pre set and it would continue to hover until its battery ran out or something. Is there a way to build this? like fill up a ballon (shaped like dolphin) with air, and program it with some kind of bult in controller that makes it hover...? Thank you

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Nearly 20 inch long paper airplane!!!

I have just perfected a paper airplane that is 19 1/8 inches long, and it FLIES!!! It's name is the Albatross g1. Pics and vids attached.

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Do you make a paper airplane crash test?

If you do, say yes, if you don't, say no.

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How do I make a mousetrap powered airplane?

Need plans or adaptable plan taken from mousetrap powered car.

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The Christmas Special 2010. [Paper airplane]

In this special, you will make a paper airplane that are: Tough Water Proof Ice Proof Snow Proof Mud Proof Made out of Foil Strong A glider Fire Proof [Option] paper airplane. To enter this, just put a picture of it outside in the snow or inside and put some bit of comment about it as well also put your paper airplane instrutable web address. Make sure it's flys, glides and works for lasting months or more!

Topic by wat. 


airplane without fuel from petroleum

This is airplane without fuel from petroleum . It is operated by new material,optical technology, complex energy. major energy are using solar energy and motors are 7 type. not only the mekanism is extremly different but also it is free -gravity. It is doing investigation and required more experiment.

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Good rc websites

Good websites partly or fully related to rc airplanes

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Are u new to Paper airplane builders?

If you are new, read this. New members will need to wait for their role because we need to see your profile and then put him/her on a role or make a new one an put him/her to be it. If you had not been put as role yet, then the research is long. If you are unsure, send a message to wat. to know what role your doing.  

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